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Breakfast at Tiffany's

the BOOk

Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a tiny little novel that captures the antics of a delightful – if complicated – society girl, Holiday Golightly and her adventures on the social scene in Manhattan in 1944.  I picked it in an impulsive moment several years ago when my boss called me in to tell me I was going to the NBC Mothership - 30 Rock - in New York City for some classes. I didn't hear a word he said after that because my mind started wandering over the books I could trip on while I was there. And before he even stopped talking I landed on Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  I zipped through it, jotted down the locations and when I got to New York I checked them out - before and after class.  And I found Holly’s stops around New York City assembled into a fantastic little tour.

the AUTHOR

Truman Capote is well, Truman Capote. His literary voice is like a cozy sweater - it draws you in and escorts you around Breakfast at Tiffany's. It's the first book he wrote - and it set him on a path to not only to thrive as a writer but to conquer the Manhattan social scene.

the TRIP

Breakfast at Tiffany’s zips you around New York City from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Central Park Zoo to the quiet and sophisticated Upper East side – where Holiday Golightly lived in a flat in a brownstone just above the narrator of the store. The adventures in the book also drop you into a couple of iconic hotels, the Plaza – which has special meaning for Truman Capote – and the Pierre.  You’ll dine at 21 Club and a longtime favorite, P.J. Clark’s. And you’ll follow Holly's footsteps of along Fifth Avenue from Bergdorf Goodman to the New York City Public Library and of course to Tiffany’s, where you just might see why – to her – it was so much more than a jewelry store.

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what to see

what to

eat

book club

travel

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Sample Itinerary

Thursday

Check in at The Pierre

Drinks at Rockefeller Center

Dinner at P.J. Clark’s

Friday

Breakfast at Tiffany's

 5th Avenue Stroll

(NYC Library, Bergdorf Goodman ...