I have been running a tad behind with blogs reading again, as my schedule is getting hectic with work and social events. Our Christmas décor is all done at the store now, and yesterday we had meetings for spring trend previews and décor in New York. Which was a welcomed moment, after two hectic weeks running around like chickens with our heads cut off. Since the meetings were only half a day, I asked Mistress Maddie's #1 Fan, if he had time to meet me for a luncheon. Since we weren't far from Tiffany & Co, and the big queen that I am, I wanted to check out the new eatery at Tiffany's, The Blue Box Café. So now, one can indeed have breakfast at Tiffany's... so to speak.
Blue Box Cafe swung open its luxurious doors less than a month ago.... and has been packed ever since — people an opening day I understand, who arrived an hour before the 10 a.m. opening were sent home since reservations were already full. The cafe is the luxury jeweler’s first foray into food, with set breakfast, lunch, and tea service at $29, $39, and $49 respectively. So yesterday we went with our reservations...and when we arrived, we found a filled room, and devoured avocado toast, truffled eggs, finger sandwiches, desserts and lots of tea!!!! And I loved every bit!!!! I love the pomp and circumstance.
MM#1 Fan even ordered the Tiffany Waffle!
The room is covered in the brand’s trademark robin’s egg blue, from the slipcovers on the chairs to the paint on the walls. Wall decorations are Tiffany window displays in miniature, filled with chrome figurines, diamonds, and homewares. The design inspiration was to make diners feel as though they are inside a trademark Tiffany blue box.
After words we checked out the new home floor of four. I was totally feeling the vibe of this place. Clean, crisp, interesting looking and no screaming kids.....and some wonder gift ideas.
I love this statue of the dachshund!
And who wouldn't love this carry on case. Perfect for my glassware, tonic and gin when I travel, not to mention, double as my sundries case.
And then of course there were the Christmas windows outside.... very creative and fun. Jewelry is one of the hardest things to display creatively and they always manage it.
I also learned that day that the Tiffany Blue was inspired from the wife of Napoleon III, Empress Eugenie de Montijo, who was the biggest fashion icon of the 19th century. When Charles Tiffany saw a portrait of her, he knew that the shade of blue in her gown would become wildly popular. He decided to make it the official color for Tiffany's brand.
Turned out to be a fun day. Holly Golightly was right... the good people at Tiffany are so kind, helpful, friendly, and will indeed help find a perfect gift to fit any budget. Although, I will tell you dear readers, I did not come home with a jewel encrusted telephone dialer.