Sunday, December 12, 2010

Breakfast at Tiffany's










Last week, I had breakfast at Tiffany's.

It just doesn't get old. "What did you do last week?" "Oh, not much. I had breakfast at Tiffany's."

How often does one get to say that, save for people with breakfast loving friends named Tiffany? It was quite a surreal experience, to say the least. I'm a little embarrassed to say that up until last week, I was always a little scared to even enter the store for fear of a Pretty Woman shop experience. I'm that way about all high-end stores, let alone fine jewelry stores - I suddenly become super self aware of how unkempt I must look and feel like everyone is watching me to make sure I don't steal anything. Of course, that is [usually] not the case. Still, I never dreamed I would be on the receiving end of an invitation to dine at Tiffany & Co. I half expected the doors to be locked, with a plate of pastries and coffee available for us to enjoy while staring at the window displays. Not so. We were greeted warmly by the incredibly kind staff, who had a beautiful dining table set for us in the middle of the store and joined us for delicious food and casual conversation. Naturally, breakfast is their favorite meal of the day and they know how to do it properly. After stuffing ourselves silly, we roamed the store and even tried a few things on. We might have even tricked ourselves into believing we could afford them.

I'm not even a fine jewelry kind of girl (as if I have a choice on my budget) but just being inside the store made me really giddy and enthusiastic about all things sparkly. There is something so magical about it all. I can see why Holly Golightly was so fond of it. On the way out, we were each given a gift bag containing that little box that makes so many hearts go pitter-patter. Breakfast and bangles? How did we get so lucky?

41 comments:

  1. how does one even go about GETTING an invite to have breakfast at tiffany's!?!?!?! lol!

    Great pics though!

    That ring looks...sigh...like it should be on my finger... lol :D

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  2. One of my favorite movies of all time. This looks very cool and food looks delish.

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  3. Wow, lucky you! The photos are beautiful. : ) Glad you had a chance to be all girly and had fun there!!!

    xx The Little Dust Princess

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  4. I didn't realize you could actually have breakfast at Tiffanys!! One day I will have to do this & own something from Tiffanys!! =)

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  5. Wow what an amazing opportunity! The photos are gorgeous. That is my all time favorite movie!

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  6. I love the pictures you took. They look amazing!

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  7. Sounds like an experience of a lifetime! How fun!

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  8. Looks like such a fabulous time...good for you...happy you enjoyed yourself:)

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  9. Jealousy! :)) I love George Peppard.

    Arianne from A + B in the Sea

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  10. Am I a total dork for saying that sounds positively magical? Love the pictures!

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  11. I have never been inside Tiffany's either - there is one kind of just down the street from me but I don't want to walk in for fear of falling in love and never wanting to leave.

    Sometimes when I get anxious, or you know, have a mean case of the reds - I feel like I should pay a visit to the place to see if it does make me feel better. I guess my reds have never been bad enough for that.

    Anyway, that breakfast looks delicious. Sounds like a delightful time.

    xo Robyn

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  12. Wow, that is so cool that you got to have breakfast at Tiffany's.
    It seems like an amazing experience.

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  13. I work at Sunglass Hut and we sell Tiffany & Co. classes. The most expensive one is $260! For a pair of glasses that's a lot (Except we also sell Bvlgari too...and those run between $280 - $410) but they come in the pretty blue box and case as well. So beautiful! I would love to go there someday!

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  14. This is so fun! I cant even believe how awesome this is!

    Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  15. How awesome for you! Sounds like a blast. You work so hard, it's awesome to see you get to reap the rewards for that :D I'm not even a high end jewelry gal myself, but that shade of blue has always been gorgeous in my book!

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  16. this all looks like soo so much fun and fairy-tale like. or I guess, movie like

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  17. I am soooo jealous right now! I'm actually reading Breakfast at Tiffanys (the movie is one of my faves) so I would love to one day be able to say I had breakfast there too! x

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  18. It sounds great! I love Tiffanys and of course Breakfast at Tifanys (one of my favourite movies!).

    The pictures are great. Lucky you! :)

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  19. Lucky lucky you! Amazin....Oh, so lovely!! The ring is breathtaking!!
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  20. this is like a dream !!! so lovely, great pictures :)
    xx

    lesimple.sk

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  21. Oh wow that sounds amazing!

    i had no idea you could actually have breakfast at Tiffany's, I'd love to do that how does one get invited? wow such beautiful jewellery I love Tiffany's xoxo

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  22. well tell us what was in the little box they gave you??? you can't say they gave you the box and not say what was in it :-) and not show us??

    and FYI i am SO jealous of all these events you get invited to. sigh....if i only i live in the big apple.

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  23. Wow, what a surreal experience! Glad you had a really great and Holly Golightly time. The photos are beautiful :)

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  24. Lucky! I went to Tiffany's once in Chicago and tried on a couple of rings. They were super nice. Now, I want breakfast at Tiffany's! You must show us the outfit you wore.

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  25. Such cute pics! I'm absoultely jealous... I want to have a breakfast at tiffanys tooooo! You are really a lucky girl!


    From Munich With Love
    Angie -> http://munichstylelover.blogspot.com

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  26. Beautiful photos!! You are so lucky to have gotten to have Breakfast at Tiffany's. So awesome :)

    xo

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  27. Nice entry. So true. I just avoid those types of stores for the same reason. Naturally I could buy everything in there but I am uncomfortable anyway. Okay, so not all of that statement was true. Ha!

    http://idontwearjeans.blogspot.com/

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  28. I have that exact same feeling! I've never stepped foot in Tiffany's for fear that I will get the death stare from the employees. One day... :)

    xo L
    www.littleredpurse.blogspot.com

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  29. It sounds so exciting! I know exactly what you mean, it's as if I think everyone's staring at me and analysing how I look! The pictures look lovely!
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  30. Oh man am I ever jealous!


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  31. oh my gawd. I am so envious! I mean, I love breakfast & I have a friend named tiffany, but breakfast at my friend named tiffany's is just not the same. and I completely get your pretty woman high end store phobia because I am the same way :)

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  32. What an experience !
    WOW!
    It's odd but it's good to know that I am not he only one who feels like that when I walk into this type of store...

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  33. wow. sure it wasn't a dream, because it sounds so unreal :) the tiffany's interior looks like a fairytale. and yes, breakfast at tiffany's is a great thing to have done last week :)
    -P.
    bowtiediary.blogspot.com

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  34. Wow that sounds amazing! And I also have the same fear of walking into high end stores! I always end up wondering if they'll look at me and realize that I'm not wearing high quality fabrics or shoes from target and kick me out when they realize I can't afford anything in there.

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  35. This pictures are so beautiful and it look so good ;)

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  36. uhhhhhh-mazing! what lovely photographs, too :)
    will we see what you wore?? ;)

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  37. That sounds like a fab experience! And from reading the comments above, the sales assistants are really nice, quite often bored so happy to let you try as much stuff as you want!! I'm a gemologist so I spend far too much free time in jewelry shops trying on stuff.

    We were in NY for a weekend before our wedding and we ended up getting my wedding band from Tiffany, looks VERY similar to the one on the photo. The band....(not the obscenely large engagement ring!).

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  38. What a lovely and fun experience! Yes, I agree not too many people get the chance to say they had breakfast at Tiffany's.

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  39. This was the very first post I saw on your blog, and did not have the courage to post a comment until now...Lucky!!

    But seriously, how does one get an invitation???

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