We wanted to make something special for the launch of our sparkling new website. So at 7am on warm late August morning, we headed over to 71st and Lexington Avenue to Holly Golightly’s Upper East Side apartment. We recreated the iconic scene of Holly and Paul (Fred Darling) fleeing in stolen nickle and dime store masks. Our witty model, Kellyn, threw the taxi yellow mohair quick escape coat over her shoulders and dashed up and down the stairs of Holly’s brownstone with sincere joie de vivre. What a dream to envoke the charming spirit of Holly Golightly in the iconic location.
When the daily commuters of the neighborhood started flooding the streets, coffee in hand and earphones on, we hailed a cab with a whistle (ok, we booked an Uber with the app) ala Golightly, but instead of heading to Sing Sing, we headed downtown to the village.
The next location was at the famous Italian cafe, Caffè Reggio, on Macdougal Street in Greenwich village. This magical (bright green!) cafe was first opened in the 1920s and introduced the cappuccino to America. This seemed fitting since Jennifer recently returned to New York after living for the past 15 years in Tuscany. Also, the photographer for the shoot, Manuela Rana, was born Italy and now lives in New York.
The cafe was a dream location. The colors were rich and saturated. There was a lovely crowd of people enjoying frothy cappuccinos and flaky broiches, including two dapper men sporting boater hats. We definitely also enjoyed some well deserved coffee when all was said and done.