My introduction to Tiffany’s was of course through the cinematic brilliance of Blake Edward’s Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961). I think I was about 10 years old when I first saw it. It just happened to be on the telly one night and I was transfixed and by the end of it, in love with Audrey Hepburn! I mean, who wouldn’t be?
I went to the library (as one did in those days) to find out all I could about who she was. I couldn’t get enough of the light that was Audrey. I still can’t today and on the weekend I got to see my friend Amanda experience Audrey’s talent and beauty by watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Roman Holiday with her for her first time. I could not believe that after knowing Amanda for almost my whole life, she had never told me that she hadn’t seen any of Audrey’s movies before – I was shocked! But boy was it was fun too!
My first piece of Tiffany’s jewellery was given to me by my hubby on our 6th wedding anniversary. I was pregnant with our second daughter and not feeling the best (thank you morning sickness). I was overwhelmed and just so happy that the the Elsa Peretti pendant I had coveted for so long was actually mine!
Since then he has bestowed upon me two other Tiffany’s gifts, earrings and a bracelet. I just love them (and him for giving them to me of course!)
I went with my friend Amanda into Tiffany’s Brisbane store just before Christmas. Just to window shop, you know. It was bustling with activity and it was difficult to find room amongst the shoppers to see the gorgeous jewels. But we politely pushed our way through and were rewarded with what else? Beauty. It was just lovely.
My first visit to a Tiffany’s store was in Chifley Place in Sydney. It was brilliant! I felt like Holly Golightly! There were no purchases that day, but what a thrill, just to experience Tiffany’s! I cannot wait to go to New York and visit the very store that Holly Golightly felt so safe in: Holly: “Don’t you see how nothing bad can ever happen to you in a place like this?”
Sources: Tiffanys.com, Google.com