If there is one thing the great Audrey Hepburn is known for it is her iconic scene as Holly, standing in front of the 5th Ave Tiffany & Co store with her pearls, sunglasses and croissant staring into the beautiful window. That scene is known by most people who have never even seen the movie. They can’t even tell you the song Moon River was made for Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Audrey was the first to sing it on her windowsill or that her cat is named cat. But now that Tiffany’s has added the Blue Box Café it has brought a lot of hype back to that movie and the iconic images taken from it.
I recently was able to get a reservation, which seem to be near impossible because it just opened at the end of last year. My mom and I go to tea every time she visits, it is our thing we have always done since I interned in London. So since she was visiting we had to go to this new experience at the Tiffany store especially since all the way back to my first time in New York while I was in high school (I am originally from Michigan) my number one place to see was the Tiffany’s store. That was the time everyone was obsessed with those heart chain necklaces and bracelets. When I stepped into the store it was so luxurious, couples picking out engagement rings, the high ceilings, shinning diamonds. It was what made me dream that when someone was going to propose to me he would get down on one knee and pull out that pretty blue box with white ribbon and we would live happily ever after.
Back to reality my mom and I went to the Blue Box Café and everything was Tiffany blue, from the walls, to cups to the desserts it was the perfect little tea place for any fan or the store and movie come to life. We started with their Tiffany Blend tea which if you love tea as much as I do was pretty good, we bought one on our way out with matching cups. As an afternoon tea addicts, we had to try their goodies. They do not offer gluten free options, so I had to pick and choose what I ate. They had blue colored chocolate marshmallow eggs with eatable nest, silver bar shaped chocolates with their logo and of course scones and finger sandwiches. My mom and I are still Plaza lovers for the perfect afternoon tea experience especially since they offer everything gluten free but for Tiffany’s it was a great moment to remember being such a fan of the store and movie.