Wednesday, July 25, 2012

What about Breakfast at Tiffany's: Thursday July 26, 2012

Here's what you do Thursday, July 26th, 2012.

Go to Breakfast at Tiffany's at Chastain Park, Thursday Night.
Thursday is gonna be one of the most memorable days of the summer.  It finishes with the timeless Breakfast At Tiffany's, the finale of Chastain Park's summer movie series.  Whimsy hiding desperation.  Light masking dark.  This is Truman Capote's masterwork, and the movie that made Audrey Hepburn a legend.  Read more about it here on Wikipedia.

Get dressed up and head on over to the hilltop meadow just off Park Drive in historic Chastain Park to watch the show at sunset (about 8:30).  Food Trucks will be there with gourmet good stuff and beer and wine.   But, we recommend taking your own picnic, and spending some good quality time putting it together.

To get you ready, today is going to be about summer clothes shopping, relaxing, refinement, and mostly whimsy.  Here's what you do.

First:  A little breakfast is in order.  Start off with a glass of champagne at the St. Regis. Stop in Astor Court, the mezzanine level spot overlooking the lobby.  Order champagne and one of their famous pastries and take in the opulence.  ($ - $20 per person).

Second:  Shopping.  Head on over to Phipps Plaza and Lenox Mall and find that perfect outfit for tonight.   I'd recommend White House, Black Market for the ladies.  Brooks Brothers for the fellas.  It is Atlanta.  It is summer.  So, get some seersucker, something silk.   Dress for Holly Golightly.  :-)  ($ - $Hard to call).

Third:  Lunch at Bistro Niko.  French is the way to go for lunch.  On the ground floor of the super fancy Sovereign building, Bistro Niko won't disappoint.  The service there is phenomenal.  White apron waiters cheerfully lead you through the lunching extravaganza and put you at ease.  Sit at one of the tables outside.  Try the smoked salmon with creme fraiche and chive tarte, or the steak tartare, or even the escargot if you're in the mood.  Share a bottle of pinot noir with your companion and take in the Atlanta afternoon.  ($ - $30 per person).

Fourth:  Nap.  Follow the good napping rules, and you'll be nice and ready for the movie tonight.

Fifth:  Get your picnic ready. First, you need a real picnic basket.  Get one at Macy's.  This one below is pretty nice, and is going for about $70 right now.  If you are into the picnic thing, splurge on the basket.  It's worth it.  With basket in hand, head on over to Whole Foods in Buckhead, and pick up some cherries, grapes, sliced mango, some spinach and artichoke dip, a fresh baguette, some brie, some jalapeno jack cheese, and, of course, a nice bottle of red zinfandel.  You could also get prosecco if you're in an Italian, bubbly kinda mood.  Pack it all in, and head on over to the show.  Don't forget a blanket too, or fold out chairs if you're so inclined. ($ - $40 for food.  Picnic basket is an investment).

Get a picnic basket for the movie tonight.  I like this one from Macy's.
Finally:  Breakfast at Tiffany's.  Try to get there around 7:30.  Toast a beautiful summer day. Look into each other's eyes when you toast.  It's good luck. Enjoy your wine and food, sit back and enjoy the show.

Book Keeping:

For two people:

Breakfast:  $40
Shopping:  $Not included.  Clothes are an investment!
Lunch: $60
Nap: $Free
Picnic: $40.  Picnic basket not included.  It's an investment too!
Breakfast At Tiffany's:  $Free

Total:  $140.

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