Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Feeling Blue

I was feeling a little blue yesterday and not in a “steppin’ out in my best blue hat” kinda way. 

Photo by Millie Tang

No, just feeling a little blue over something I missed out on and something I was looking forward to until I delved into it a little deeper.  For the record, I love the Color BLUEIt projects intelligence, efficiency and a willingness to communicate.  Considered to be a cool, calm, somewhat aloof color, the person wearing BLUE is the one you turn to in a crisis. 

So, why was I feeling a bit BLUE?

Well, first of all I found out too late about La Compagnie’s Blue Friday Special – Round trip New York (Newark Airport) to Paris (DeGaulle Airport) for $1000 – and missed out.  Oh BLUE Hoo!!

La Compagnie is a four-year-old boutique, business-class airline whose signature blue planes fly in and out of Newark, New Jersey, to London and Paris.  Their fleet of Boeing 757’s originally designed for 260 seats has been refitted to hold just 74 passengers in comfort.  The seats recline an almost-flat 175 degrees and have built-in massage features, and among their amenities is a complimentary Caudalie travel kit.  Lovely!

Jacquelyn Smith writes about her very pleasant trip from London to Newark on La Compagnie for Business Insider.  You might want to check it out here.

And so, since I missed my chance for the Blue Friday Special, I thought I might console myself with a little Tiffany blue and have breakfast at Tiffany’s. 

Yes, no longer would I have to stand outside in a black evening dress with a croissant in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other in the wee hours of the morning to feel like Holly Golightly. 


Photo from the Associated Press

The Blue Box Café on the fourth floor of the flagship Tiffany & Co. store in New York City is now open for breakfast ($29) and lunch ($39).  A bit pricey, perhaps, but surely it's worth any price just to say you had breakfast at Tiffany’s, n’est-ce pas?  Well, maybe pas

As I started to read up on those who have actually “breakfasted” or “lunched” at Tiffany’s or tried to, I began to have my doubts. 

Hannah Goldfield writes about her experience in The New YorkerPeople started lining up at 7:00 am the day she went (some rumored to have been there since midnight) and was told that she didn’t have a prayer to get in for lunch either but might try coming back for afternoon tea, although that was also a long shot.  She never did have breakfast at Tiffany’s. 

Standing outside with a croissant and a cup of coffee in a black evening dress started to look pretty good to me.  Sometimes the most beautiful, romantic dreams come from the outside looking in. 

So, I was still feeling a little blue, but now it was more in a “steppin’ out in my best blue shoes” kinda way, which is exactly what I decided to do. 


I slipped into my new blue suede shoes from Shoes of Prey and stepped out to lunch with my friend Earline.  There’s no better cure for the blues than a bit of bubbly, a dear friend and a pair of blue suede shoes. 


  1. M-T you are a woman after my own heart! I love your blue suedes. I have several pairs made by them and love the originality of them all. Bad luck on missing out on the flight - I'm sure the time will come again where you will be whisked away in style to Paris. As for breakfast at Tiffany's - I'd rather be Holly Golightly than the herd! X

    1. Don't feel too too sorry for me, EB, about missing out on the flight. I was in Paris over the summer, although just passing through this time on the way to and from an opera festival in Germany. I didn't even tell friends and family that I was in Paris as I knew I would not have time to see them. Oh BLUE Hoo!

      Elvis was right about blue suede shoes. They're fabulous. Love all the shoes I've ordered from Shoes of Prey. Started ordering from them because they carry my size 4B, which very few shoe shops do, and I love the convenience and the quality.

      xoxo, M-T

  2. Blue is the only favorite color I've ever had, so I get you, Marie-Thérèse. I also hope you get a 2nd chance for both treats you write about here. I know that something else will come along equally as lovely. I know it is a totally different experience from having a breakfast at Tiffany's, but if you make an attempt and find yourself on the outside once again, walk to the Brooklyn Diner (likely you have seen it as it looks like a train box car) on West 57th Street, near Carnegie Hall for one of the most delicious breakfasts/bunches in the area. They use tablecloths and nice silverware too. Tasty and fancy everything!

    1. Debra, I have given up on breakfast at Tiffany's but my husband and I love the Brooklyn diner. So do the locals.

      I know there will be a trip to Paris on the agenda very soon. Can't stay away too long. We miss it and all my friends and family.

      Cheers, M-T

  3. Dearest Marie-Thérèse,
    Wow, what a deal that was flying for $ 1,000 on La Compagnie... That would be a DREAM!
    Loved this post, great title.
    Sending you hugs,

    1. Dearest Mariette,

      Yes, it was a fabulous deal, but I'm sure they'll offer something else again. So delighted you enjoyed this post. Hope your Thanksgiving was beautiful.

      Hugs to you and Pieter,

      bisous, M-T


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