Happy Sunday, my darling, how are you?
I hope your week went well, and that you’ve had a lovely weekend. Earlier this week I started re-reading Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Truman Capote’s novella. I don’t know what the problem was when I read it the first time, but I remember feeling distinctly nonplussed. This time I am absolutely loving it. Can you believe up until a few days ago I had never seen the movie? Have you seen it? It’s a beauty. The styling is gorgeous, and the story is a fantastic one.
I love these penguin editions. This is one of those rare occasions where the book and the movie are both equally enchanting. Holly Golightly, although she is vaguely a call-girl, is a fantastic character, without whom the likes of Cher Horowitz and Carrie Bradshaw may not have existed. Truman Capote described her in an interview with Playboy (back when playboy had journalism in it) as an “American Geisha”.
There is something about my generation – is it self-centered-ness, or just relentless optimism – that makes this carefree, modern-day gypsy lifestyle uniquely and intensely appealing. It just seems so romantic.
I mean, get a load of this trailer! The voice over? The couch made out of half a bathtub? The mispronunciation of ‘Capote’? Everything about this trailer totally engrosses me. And breakfast also happens to be my favourite meal of the day. I can’t think of anything nicer than waking up on a crisp New York morning, picking up a danish (that’s what it was; a danish) and a coffee and chowing down while window-shopping at Tiffany’s. This Holly Golightly – I very much like her style. Fun fact: guess who did not like Danishes?
So yeah, whilst whistfully watching Audrey Hepburn’s style and grace, I also felt a desperate need to stuff a danish into my face throughout this entire film. Needless to say, I shall certainly be baking a batch of danishes in the near future. If this strawberry danish tart was anything to go by, it will certainly be worth my while.
Let me give you a little more inspiration for wonderful breakfast treats, perfect for strolling the big apple (or your city centre) with your shades on in the morning light.
- This Apple Skillet Muffin Bread from Girl Versus Dough looks heavenly.
- Izy from Top With Cinnamon is making all our Pumpkin Spice Coffee lives easier (and better).
- Did someone say Norwegian Potato Pancakes with Butter and Cinnamon Sugar? Yes. Not Quite Nigella said it.
- Billy from Wit & Vinegar made this Pear Crisp for Two. My eyes see oats, and my heart says breakfast.
- Adrianna’s Almond Dutch Baby looks eye-wateringly good.
- Cindy has created the pancake version of leaf-peeping with these Apple Pie Pancakes.
- All I’m saying is, no-one would know that these were not a breakfast sandwich. via Take A Megabite.
- OK, so this might be hard to eat on the run, but PLEASE! LOOK AT IT. Sugar Hero; my hero.
- These mini cheddar popovers from Dula Notes are just the kind of thing I could eat too many of while walking.
- I had to include these Buttermilk-Glazed Baked Doughnuts from Edible Perspective because of Ash’s NEW book! Get one! I am!
- UMMM Baked Yeasted Doughnut holes with lime curd and lime sugar? YESSSSSS. Proving once again that people named Sarah are awesome bakers.
- Pumpkin, chocolate, and pistachio crumb muffins, because pumpkin is conspicuously absent from this list. via Shauna Sever.
- Finally, have you ever been walking with toast? This Rye Bread would be the perfect candidate. via An Edible Mosaic.
Ok, I guess I’ll see you all outside your local Tiffany’s at around 6am tomorrow? I apologise in advance for not being a morning person.