Monday, April 8, 2013

Audry & Audrey & Breakfast at Tiffany’s

I said, “What about Breakfast at Tiffany’s?”

Holly Golightly: “Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany's. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that'd make me feel like Tiffany's, then - then I'd buy some furniture and give the cat a name!”

As I may have mentioned here and there, once or twice, I happen to be named after the fabulously iconic Audrey Hepburn … yes, despite the missing “e” in my name.  As you can imagine, I’m very fond of this fun-fact about my name – I like it so much, you’d think I have seen more than one of Ms. Hepburn’s films.  Well, let’s see - in high school, I watched My Fair Lady in English class.  And, that makes, uh, well … one.  Yikes – that’s worse than my mischievous missing “e”. 

Well, buy me a coffee and a Danish and drive me to the 5th Avenue store front of Tiffany’s (oh, and let’s not forget the hair, the dress, the sunglasses … and a time machine to 1961)!

So, I purchased a three movie set of Audrey Hepburn films off Amazon, victoriously claimed a quiet Friday afternoon and blissfully indulged in watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  It was wonderful, Dah-ling.  
(Yes, simply divine … until the words, “The End” appeared on the screen and I noticed the time and realized that my children would be home any minute which is when I remembered that we had two soccer games that evening in which it was our “snack” night.  It’s quite the glamorous life I lead.  I tried to function as best I could since it seemed I left my brain sitting outside one of Tiffany’s storefront windows daydreaming along side Holly Golightly.)

As for the famous Breakfast at Tiffany’s, I have to say I loved the whole movie from beginning to end.  I got into the early 1960’s setting (um, yeah, because the film was made then – but still, it was cool to hear the different lingo and check out the fabulous fashion sense of that time period). Based on the brilliant novel written by Truman Capote, this story had a little of everything: unforgettable characters, humor, a drunken party, drama, a theme song, Moon River (Henry Mancini), and best of all, a romantic ending.  

At times, I felt like I was watching the original version of what I have seen imitated over and over in movies and in television ever since.  How many times have I watched a kissing-in-the-rain scene or the leading man start running down a city street startling a flock of pigeons?  I don’t know, but it sure seems familiar. 

Of course, there’s the whole reason I had chosen to watch this movie and, as far as I’m concerned, the reason this film remains ranked highly by popular culture – Audrey Hepburn.  Again, “e” or no “e” in my name, I’m a total fan.  Audrey plays Holly Golightly to perfection.  And speaking of being imitated often, Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s is without a doubt an original that will never go out of style. 

As I draw up an outline for my third novel, I've decided to create a character who is a fan of both Audrey and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  She’ll have to be a dreamer with exceptional style, a taste for luxury and a charming innocence.  Well, I’ll keep you posted on my progress.  In the meantime, there are still two more movies to view from my Amazon purchase: Roman Holiday and Sabrina.  I’m feeling in the mood for Italian, so I’ll be jetting to Rome on my very next quiet afternoon (I just hope I can make it back in time for the school bus!).  


While my name may be missing an "e", I hope you don't miss out on the fabulously entertaining Going Barefoot in Greener Grass.  Dah-ling you must check it out:


  1. HUGE fan of Breakfast at Tiffany's and the GREAT Audrey Hepburn. The epitome of chic! Which can be hard to attain when parenting the wee ones, but nice to strive for all the same!

    1. I agree - it's hard to be chic with the "wee ones" running around for sure!


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