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‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’, Alfonso Cuarón (2004)

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!

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