How to Live Like Holly Golightly for a Day

In New York black is always the new black. But in Audrey Hepburn fan’s minds – Holly Golightly is New York City. Audrey’s fabulous Breakfast at Tiffany’s character lives the glamorous life that non-New Yorks imagine all New York women live.

If you’re planning on going to New York soon, you could take a classic TCM movie tour but that includes a bunch of non-Audrey sites so let’s skip the nonsense and get straight to it. Follow our guide instead for a Holly good time.

First stop – Ms. Golightly’s apartment. 169 E. 71 St and Lexington Ave, Manhattan.

In the movie the apartment number is 167 but today the number is 169.

Wake up two blocks away from Holly’s apartment in a classic white button up (not included in the hotel fare).

Now that you’ve checked into a local hotel and you’ve seen Holly’s pad, throw on a little black dress and head over to your next destination, Tiffany and Co. located at 727 5th Ave and East 57th Street, Manhattan.

Make sure to grab a croissant on your way to Tiffany’s! Window-shopping at Tiffany’s isn’t complete without a pastry.

Next up, Central Park. A couple of key scenes were filmed here – Fred was mysteriously followed by Doc Golightly, Holly’s estranged husband in front of the Conservatory Water, Central Park (from 72nd to 75th Street) Manhattan.

In front of the Bandshell, Central Park (from 66th to 72nd Street) Doc Golightly confronts Fred about Lula May. 

After your trip around Central Park, you can rest assured that your feet will love your next Breakfast at Tiffany’s location.

The New York Public Library, located on 5th Avenue (between 40th and 42nd Street) in Manhattan is one of the finest libraries in the world.

Constantly doing events, make sure to plan your NY tour around one of the great programs going on here.

End the day with a light reflection of the city. Perhaps vent about your newfound love for New York and fantasize about bringing your not quite yet conceived, beautiful, half-Brazilian children to the very spot that Holly thought the same thing.

Park Avenue and East 52nd Street, Manhattan has a cute little fountain. Toss in a coin and then head to the nearest bar.

And don’t go back to your hotel room until you’re drunk, until you’re very drunk indeed missy.

Have any other Audrey Hepburn sites to recommend? Let us know!


October 5th marks the 53rd anniversary of the release of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.Original novel written by Truman Capote published in 1958. In 1961, Holly Golightly is born and brought to life on the screen by the beautifully talented, Audrey Hepburn. A story of a lonely girl living in New York with her no name cat. Holly begins the journey of finding herself and experiencing new love, but fear of the future starts to mess with feelings of others. 

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) Dir. Blake Edwards & music by Henry Mancini 

Someone on /co/ asked for Pearl dressed like Holly Golightly awhile back- I didn’t forget ya, anon, doodled this but got a little sidetracked 

Give your girl my regards

The actress Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s“ (1961).

About her sunglassesOliver Goldsmith created at Audrey’s request these sunglasses in 1956. Sometime after, the design of these sunglasses was baptized of “The Manhattan”.

Note: Audrey wore these sunglasses from 1956 until about 1972.