Our little Lucy is a huge Audrey Hepburn fan. This year we have set out to recreate some of Hepburn’s iconic moments and the first on the list was Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
The Recreation Tour
Our five (nearly six) year-old daughter loves Audrey Hepburn movies. While Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Truman Capote’s instant classic) can be a little mature for her age, most of it goes over her head and she loves dressing up like Holly Golightly. When we found a designer to make Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s iconic little black dress, we had to make her dreams come true.
When our daughter wanted to go to Paris we began setting up a tour. She doesn’t usually ask to go anywhere so we wanted to make this happen. Here is our recreation tour:
- New York City – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
- Paris – Funny Face
- Rome – Roman Holiday
You Can Actually Have Breakfast at Tiffany’s
The Blue Box Cafe offers breakfast inside Tiffany’s Fifth Avenue flagship store. Breakfast is $29/person, Lunch is $39, and a tea service in the afternoon is available for $49. For a little girl who loves the movies and the parents of an only-child who want to give her everything, it seemed like a bargain.
Unfortunately, you will need to plan ahead. We didn’t execute this well and couldn’t even snag a table through American Express Platinum’s concierge program. That’s my fault. As luck would have it, we would still need to stop and pick up edible props so it didn’t really matter. If you want to eat in the Blue Box Cafe, plan ahead for a real life meal inside the store.
We wanted to recreate the opening scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s and for that we had a custom dress made by a designer for children’s dresses, Maisie Jayne. We reached out on Instagram and she was happy to help with this special request. Here is the result:
We stayed at the Park Hyatt New York City for free using points, we flew there using credits from a credit card we hold and only paid for some meals (hotel status helped) and some of our Uber rides (credit card gives Uber cash). For very little out of pocket we were able to have this exceptional weekend and make some memories that will last a lifetime. It was totally worth the effort for us to have these photos and this weekend to remember.
What do you think? Did we pull it off? Have you tried to recreate a moment from your child’s favorite movies? How did it go?