If I was in New York today, I think I would have to start with Breakfast at Tiffany's! Of course, it isn't all that original as I am sure that plenty of people who recreate the iconic opening scenes from the movie, and I would NEVER look anything like Audrey if I was to do so, but it would still be fun.
We actually have a Tiffany's here in Melbourne, so in theory we could have breakfast at or near Tiffany's anytime we like, but there is something much more iconic about the idea of doing in front of the New York store. Here are the opening credits:
Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of my favourite films. I first saw it on a Saturday night in with a friend when I was in my late teens and now every time I see anything to do with that movie it makes me think of that friend. I have seen it numerous times since then, but one of my favourite times when I saw the movie was when I went with the same friend and a few others to an outdoor cinema screening of it in the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide many years ago. A balmy sunny night, good food and company plus a great movie equals great memories!
It's been a little while since I actually sat down and watched it again. Might be time for a rewatch!
Another thing I always think of now when I think about this movie is the song that came out in the 90s (I think or maybe early 2000s) by Deep Blue Something which was called Breakfast at Tiffany's. I have listened to the song numerous times this week and was hoping to include it in the post, but I can't find an embeddable version of the video, so if you want to listen to the song, click here.
If I had of been at BEA on Thursday I would have been at the front of the queue to get Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore signed by the author. Last year she came to Melbourne and I got Fire and Graceling signed so then I would I would have the complete set! I am sure that I would find plenty of other things to do too but that would have been possible!
Now though, it is time to get ready for what I am really doing this weekend, which will include lots and lots of bookish goodness as I am going to the Australian spec fic convention which is being held here this weekend!