“It’s better to look at the sky than live there. Such an empty space; so vague. Just a country where the thunder goes.”
New York, New York. How I have dreamed about you since watching Audrey Hepburn in breakfast at Tiffany’s when I was 16 years old. The glam, the pearls and of course that Tiffany’s shop window on 5th Avenue. My Dream became reality when I visited New York in December last year.
As I got off the subway and made my way down to Tiffany’s on 5th Avenue, the fancy boutique stores and the designer shops, I couldn’t believe how the store dominated the street in a building that had 5 levels of Tiffany’s jewellery.
Walking in you can admire those very large, many carat diamond earrings, rings and necklaces. I took the lift up to the third floor of which I had decided to treat myself to some jewellery from the famous 5th Avenue store.
As far as embracing cliches goes, it is now possible to have breakfast at Tiffany’s on the 5th floor which is fully decorated in the famous Tiffany’s colours of tiffany blue and pearl white. From this venture of being hopeful, I quickly learnt you need to book three months in advance!
After my purchase of a Stirling silver necklace, we strolled through Central Park across to upper east side and to visit the famous house featured in the film that was lived in by Holly Golightly. The streets around are all grand with many a doorman awaiting to open the doors for their wealthy tenants.
It would not be complete with out finishing the day with reading a chapter of the a famous book by Truman Capote.
“Reading dreams. That’s what started her walking down the road. Every day she’d walk a little further: a mile, and come home. Two miles, and come home. One day she just kept on.”