The oh-so-long anticipated Breakfast at Tiffany’s screening is happening! Come and hang out with Shahlin (www.coupdemainmagazine.com) and I at our favourite film. If you’ve never seen it, this film might change your perception of living the high life in New York five decades ago, plus it has amazing clothes and both romance AND comedy!
Here are the details:
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Based on the novella by Truman Capote
Directed by Blake Edwards
Starring Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neale and Buddy Ebsen
Wednesday 4 May, 7:30pm
Lorne Street, CBD
Ladies, get out your favourite LBD* and guys find yourself a shirt and tie and get ready to celebrate Audrey Hepburn’s birthday with a very special screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Wednesday 4 May.
The cinematic masterpiece turns 50 this year and Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly is still considered one of the most endearing and glamorous characters in film history… not to mention one of the most stylish!
The good people of Academy Cinemas have agreed to put on this screening for us, so get together some friends and reserve your seats NOW at the Academy Cinemas and perhaps we can have more films by request in the future!
Reserve your tickets now at http://www.iconiccinemas.co.nz/movies/4780.php or visit the Academy Cinemas (below the Auckland Library on Lorne Street) to pick them up in person. Tickets are only $12 each!
The film starts at 7:30pm, but you can show up early for a glass of wine and a chance to look at everyone’s dresses and suits. We’ll have a few spot prizes for most stylishly dressed. Diamonds optional.
Obligitory Facebook invitation so you can check out the guestlist: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=174503545933036
*Little Black Dress
Hollie Smith on stage after the show, with a beautiful new song about Christchurch. She’s choice.
I went to Toa Fraser’s Bare on Friday night. It was a good cause, combined nicely with a chance to see some of New Zealand’s finest actors on stage for a very reasonable price. I mean, Sam Neill on stage for the first time in 30 years? (He was seriously AMAZING). Rhys Darby silencing an audience (who automatically giggled when he stepped on stage) with a commendable delivery of a grim monologue and one of my favourite moments of the night ‘I forgave him…’
Add many other screen and stage favourites and Don McGlashan, Hollie Smith and the Jubilation choir ending the show with a tear inducing rendition of ‘Bathe In The River’ and you could say it was an unforgettable show.
But seriously, what I loved just as much was the genuine gladness of everyone involved to be able to do sonething for our whanau in Christchurch.
We love you Christchurch.
Martha Wainwright is sensational. Mad, funny, warm (and slightly terrifying when she sings some of her angry originals), she covered some of her mother Kate McGarrigle's folk songs with sensitivity and aplomb and mixed in some incredible French numbers, mainly by Edith Piaf. She played at Auckland Town Hall as part of Auckland Arts Festival tonight and won over me and a very mixed audience.
Mostly solo, she accompanied herself on the guitar, once borrowing a pen from the front row to slap against the strings for a song. For part of the concert her husband joined in on the grand piano – this was special because he usually plays bass. They were lovely together and the concert was both beautiful and impressive.
There were a few moments that were extra special – Stormy Weather, a Judy Garland song…
…the final Piaf song she stepped away from the microphone to sing unplugged, and somewhere in the middle of the show, this lament she dedicated to the people of Christchurch that brought tears to more eyes than just mine.
It’s not easy holding down a full time job in the exciting world of communications and being a domestic goddess at the same time, but someone has got to at least make an effort. Not content to let Sally Ridge be New Zealand’s only queen of stylish simplicity, I decided it was time for someone else to make their mark. That someone is me.
- Take ingredients shown
- Boil water
- Stir 500 mls water and jelly in bowl
- Partially cool and add lime juice or syrup and bitters
- Pour into glasses
- Serve with cocktail umbrellas
This Friday, I will be demonstrating the Double Ds – decorative deliciousness. Here’s a sneak peak from the test kitchen, a pictorial journey of my latest invention – Lemon, Lime and Bitters Jelly. It’s truly delicious and perfect for one of those afternoons when your hand isn’t steady enough to keep a drink inside its glass.
See you on Friday morning for this recipe live, a sprinkling of in studio guests and a whole cup of inspiration to turn you into the star of your next dinner party.