6.22.2010

summer at tiffany...




Recently I had the wonderful opportunity to read and review the book Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart, and I must admit I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Summer at Tiffany is a memoir about Marjorie Jacobson and her best friend, Marty Garrett set in New York, 1945. Coming from the University of Iowa hoping to find summer positions as shopgirls, they luckily find jobs as pages at Tiffany & Co. – becoming the first women ever to work on the sales floor! How amazing is that? Marjorie takes us back to the times when they experience celebrity visits (including Judy Garland!), pinched pennies for simple luxuries, and spend weekends going on romantic dates with midshipmen and exploring the city of New York – all with a certain charming simplicity. It's so intriguing to learn about the magic of Tiffany in it's early years, as well as such an important time in history, through the eyes of a young woman with so many opportunities ahead of her...

I highly recommend it for a fun and fascinating read, especially if you're a huge fan of Tiffany & Co. like myself. It just makes the company seem that much more special! But the book also reminded me of how important those little luxuries in life are and how easily we take things for granted nowadays... it was a great read!

If you'd like the chance to win a copy of Summer at Tiffany please leave a comment below and I will send one lucky person my brand new copy! Good luck... and please remember to leave your email address if it is not in your blogger profile (or if your profile is blocked to the public). I'll be drawing a winner this Friday, June 25th!

You can visit Marjorie's site here, and purchase your own copy of the book here... enjoy!

Photos: 1 & 2 taken by myself, 3 - Follow Studio

67 comments:

Rayia said...

I simply adore Tiffany & Co. I hope I win because I can not wait to read that book!!! Cheers!

Linda said...

I heard about this book awhile back...still haven't had the chance! I hope I win!

Whits said...

I love that Tiffany blue and of course their jewels :) I would love to read this book!

SogniSorrisi said...

I've heard great things about this book!

Sarah Klassen said...

A definite must–read that's on my list now... I would love to win this :)

xoxo

Dustjacket Attic said...

I love the title, sounds like a great read!
xoxo

Monica said...

Oooohhhh, a great summer read! Thanks for another wonderful giveaway Daniella!

aragao_monica(at)yahoo.com

Megan said...

I read Marjorie's book a few years ago - absolutely adorable! A fun, light read. Definitely worth it! :)

Annette Piper said...

Oh yes! Me please!!! It would be lovely to read about Tiffany from the other side of the counter, particularly in that glamorous era!!

Anonymous said...

I remember the best summer of my life. It was in New York City 6 years ago but I didn't spend it at Tiffany, so it would be nice to know what I've missed ;) ps. I love your blog ! My firs comment ! ;) Keep doing this great job ! ;) Isabella (ih8barney@op.pl)

Lucy & Madi said...

sounds like the perfect summer book!

L said...

I saw that book the other day, it looks fantastic!

Love the blog!

-L

Jacqueline said...

I am so in LOVE with that colour. I'm trying desperately to incorporated it into our newly renovated master bedroom. The book would prove a beautiful accent piece on the coffee table in the sitting area!

emcSquared said...

This sounds like my kind of summer reading! I would love to win.

Thank you! em9499 at gmail dot com

Caroline said...

This sounds like a book I would enjoy! I could imagine reading it this summer on the front porch, relaxing in the hammock. =]
Thank you for the chance!

Andrea said...

I bought this book last summer to read and still haven't! I'm totally digging it out of my library today. Thanks for reminding me of it!

Her name was Lola said...

How awesome is this? This read looks just up my alley...

Also on my list this summer:

Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman

+

Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century

...Obsessed, I tell you!

M.R. said...

I would love your copy! I can't wait to read it!

Christina said...

Very cool. I need another summer read.

Lisa of In Pencil said...

I would love to win this- I actually put it on my summer reading list after a trip to B&N a few weeks back.

Sandi said...

I've been looking at this book every time I go to chapters. I just read another book that Tony got me for Christmas called Sunday at Tiffany's..how weird is that? It's pretty good too, but it reminds me alot of Time Traveler's Wife.
I want to win this!!

Molls said...

Love Tiffany & Co and this book sounds so good!

mollsyanna@gmail.com

Anna said...

this sounds like the perfect summer read!!
seeing those blue boxes makes my heart beat faster!

erin :: the olive notes said...

who doesn't love that famous baby blue box? I'd love to read this book :)

Anonymous said...

Being the bookworm I want to win this! I just finished a book and need a new one!
Fingers Crossed
Maria <3
mw09ol@student.ocad.ca

Anonymous said...

Please pick me pretty please!
dagmaral(at)gmail(dot)com

Janine said...

Sounds like a good read! I'm definitely going to add it to my list of books to read this summer. :-)

My e-mail address is janineallison@hotmail.com

Jessica said...

I've always dreamed of planning my wedding with Breakfast at Tiffany's as the inspiration. I simply adore the color, the store, everything about it. I would love to read this book for more inspiration! xo

miriam said...

oh how wonderful! that sounds like just what I need!

Kirby said...

I am almost done with the Stieg Larsson series (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; The Girl Who Played with Fire; The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest), which I highly recommend, and am looking for my next summer read. Hopefully I win and this will be it. What a fun giveaway :)

Kirby
kirbyellenbrooks@gmail.com
http://www.theshortandthesweetofit.com/

modHello! said...

I'm planning to go to live in NYC... I hope it will become truth!!
For the moment I dream about this book!

kisses, gaia

http://modhello.blogspot.com

jcagle@biaoc.com said...

What a great book! Sounds fascinating!

naoma* said...

This post just made me want to watch Breakfast at tiffany's! I love your pictures and the description... I can't wait to read this book.

naomasm88@gmail.com

sarah [ Design me Daily ] said...

the book sounds so interesting! Yes, please!

Sasha {Everything Fabulous} said...

wuaww I so want that book now..!! need to read it!! and how cool would it look under my tiffany box collection!!! love this giveaway!! Hope you are having a fabulous day!!!

Holly J. said...

Thanks for the book recommendation... I am always on the look out for a good read that comes well recommended. :)

Holly J.

www.anobsessionwithstyle.blogspot.com

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Sounds so interesting and the cover itself is worth it- So adorable!

Laviejaime {at} gmail.com

drub-b said...

Sounds like a fascinating summer read.

Instant Inspiration said...

I've been looking for a good beach read! This looks wonderful, especially for those of us who love our Tiffany & Co.!

my email is: clwittek@gmail.com

withbluesatinsashes said...

I was just looking at the Tiffany website yesterday drooling over everything (and onto my computer). This book looks so charming and as a recent graduate of an M.A program in English, I'm looking for some reading that isn't in the canon. :)
-egilbert9@gmail.com

Betsy said...

How lovely! I saw this book at Davis Kidd a couple of weeks ago, immediately picked it up and started to read. Sadly I couldn't purchase it but have thought about picking it up at the library ever since.

{FLOURISH} said...

I would love to have this book - what girl doesn't gush over that fab little blue box. Pick me - Pick me! {LOL}

Sarah said...

I would love to read this book! I have been looking for it everywhere. In fact, I just did. I am at the library and they don't have it:( My e-mail address is seg002@marietta.edu and I have been enjoying reading your blog for months!Definitely my favorite!

sip said...

Sounds like the perfect summer read! :)
stephanie.pressler@gmail.com

Anna said...

This book sounds wonderful. Would love to add it to my collection!

Irina said...

I love Tiffany! I'm always drooling at the pictures of John Loring Tiffany books.

k said...

Thanks for the recommendation, I'll have to read it!!

Sue said...

I'd love this! Amazing!

Lisa said...

I love the sound of the book! I have never been to the Tiffany's store in New York, but I did treat myself to a Tiffany's bracelet a few years ago from the Bond Street Store in London. I almost love the box more than the bracelet - almost!

Rebecca said...

This book sounds so charming! Thanks for sharing it with us! I can't wait to read it :) xxBeck

miss_liddy said...

Added it to my wish list if I don't win it.

lydia_irving@yahoo.com

Kayla Poole said...

Am I publicly admitting that I have gone into Tiffany & Co not once, not twice, not thrice, but FOUR times to try on engagement rings? And I'm not engaged yet. Yes, I just admitted that with the hope that it ups my chance to win :)

KaylaMPoole@gmail.com

jack + jenn said...

Yes please! I just love a good memoir.. and about Tiffany's?! I'll probably buy this even if I don't win!

[jenn]

Simone said...

Wow how fabulous! If I don't win this, I must buy a copy :)

MARY PERNULA said...

Please add me to your list. I love Tiffany's. I had the opportunity to go there a couple years back and will remember it for the rest of my days. I bet the book is fantastic. XO MARY

k said...

I'd love to hear any other book recommendations! :-)

http://vagabondblondes.blogspot.com/2010/06/summer-reading.html

gabytiaby said...

I love Tiffany & Co! I cant wait to read the book! ;) gaby_tiaby_ml@hotmail.com

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

this sounds like such a darling read! i have my fingers crossed...

Ashley said...

I didn't know you were reading a true-life-based-on-life-at-Tiffanys book!

cyndi said...

This would be the perfect book for my vacation next week!!! cyndimcclave@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Would love to read this book!

kstearns@mtsac.edu

b a l said...

The book sounds fantastic! Fingers crossed

alice said...

Oh I'd love to read this!

lovealice22(at)gmail(dot)com

Blue J Design said...

This looks like a wonderful book~so much so, I just bought it, on your recommendation, as a birthday gift for my aunt!

jackie@bluejdesign.com

hiyaluv said...

i'm reading this right now! it is super cute!
smiles,
gina

trish said...

I think about that sometimes, about how people used to pinch pennies for luxuries. Sometimes I wonder if luxuries are too easy to come by these days, or if we've grown out of luxuries so to speak. I mean, it's so fun to get dressed up, but we don't do that much anymore. Where would you even wear a nice pair of gloves? Ahh... the good old days. :)

Thanks for being on this tour! Love your review! No need to enter me in your drawing. :)

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

Sounds like a lovely summer read! Think I'm too far away to enter the drawing, cuz it's likely pricey to ship here. But I think it's so sweet to gift your well-loved books!

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