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