Wednesday, December 6, 2017

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S

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.

38 comments:

  1. That particular shade of blue has always depressed me and I don't know why. Not the kind of place I'd feel comfortable wearing my clean sweats and flip flops to :) I'm glad you enjoyed yourself, sweetie.

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    1. Would you believe someone did have sweats on in there? And baggy ones.

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    2. Gasp! The Philistine! You know, between this and my baby sister urging me, I really should see that movie. I'll hafta wait until it comes on TCM or something, because I don't stream anything unless I'm in the bathroom. I'll spare you the details, you're very welcome.

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    3. TYVM for sparing us, deedless! ;-)

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    4. Deedles- do you get On Demand? Every couple months, under movies, TCM tab they have it for free viewing. That being said, my friends have nicknamed me Mag Wildwood from the movie...and there probably right.

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    5. Okay, now I have to watch it just so I can understand the reference. I'll just dvr it next time it rolls around on TCM.

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  2. For my parents' 25th anniversary we ordered a silver pen from Tiffany's.

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  3. When this opened, I knew I wanted to go too. The food is very good I heard and the tea selection is pretty fine too I heard. I have always liked Tiffany's and have several special items from there. Should you find yourself back in New York and like tea, William and I also like the Crosby Hotel in SoHo. If you insist in going somewhere in mid-town, then the 9th floor of Bergdorf Goodman is also nice foe a tea break. love this blue post!

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    1. I have heard of the Crosby Hotel. I will have to check it out.

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  4. How lovely! I don't know I own a thing from Tiffany's, but I can tell you that Robin Egg Blue always makes me feel happy. What a beautiful store and those windows are very imaginative.

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  5. Tiffany's is following a growing trend of big name retailers adding upscale food to their offerings, and it makes sense to keep people in the store. I remember when I was little, departments stores and even some drugstores offered counters and restaurants in house. Looks like a beautiful place. I spotted those handsome journals on that table.

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  6. If I make it to New York, I eat mine the old way. Coffee and pastry looking at the window like Holly. Though me chest might be a bit hairy in that dress.

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  7. Oh how I love Tiffany and the idea of really having breakfast there! Of course you're right about the windows. Inspired!

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  8. I love that Tiffany blue. When I'm in new York, I stop in to get some kind of trinket. I have yet visit the home floor. Those windows are so cute. Love the fishing guy.

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  9. What creative windows.love those stretch models they used with the little hats. That food is making me hungry.

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  10. What we want to know is did go go as holly Golightly?

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  11. that train case is YOU! gin & tonic & sex toys inside! I own nothing from that store and never will; too expensive.

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  12. I'm kinda with Deedles about the blue. In small doses it seems okay, but that cafe all done up in blue didn't do it for me.
    Still, I do love the bling ....

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  13. with my salary,i hope your not expecting a gift from there mistress.

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    1. does the mistress pay you in cash or sex?

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    2. Neither Anne Marie. Beans.

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    3. oh great, so she walks around farting all the time...P U!

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  14. Looks like fun, a proper afternoon tea is a real joy.

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  15. But... do they have a croissant and coffee on the menu like in the movie?

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  16. But, you did want the jewel encrusted tiara - I know you did!

    Love the playful sense of the futuristic window displays. You had to have come away with plenty of ideas. And those menu prices - much less expensive than I imagined. I think I, too, would have ordered the waffle.

    Have yourself a very wonderful day. Hugs!!

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    1. I did hear someone complaint about the price of the tea. $9 for a pot of tea. I didn't think that was bad. The post were good size I thought.

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  17. I never knew they did food at the store...we would have gone a few weeks ago if we'd have know

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    1. John, I don't think it was open yet. I recently only opened about 3 weeks ago.

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  18. The Blue Box Cafe looks divine! I would definitely go there for breakfast, just to say I did.

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  19. When I used to live in New York, I loved Tiffany's Even though I would only browse and dream, everybody was always so pleasant to me. I did eventually buy a key chain...still have it. I may have to check this out when we go to New York next month.

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  20. That is so cool. Does this almost mean your getting ready to start posting holiday windows? I love seeing those every year.

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  21. Beautiful!!!! That's the first time I ever saw the inside...and now a café!!!

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  22. Oh goody.....the window posts will be coming!!!! The place looks very chic, and I love the blue...find it very calming.

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  23. We must one day visit the cemetery where Charles Tiffany is buried. Yes, the cemetery has tours.

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