Audrey Hepburn enchanted everyone, but especially men. If she were in Europe, she would have guys lined up like flights at O’Hare…or more like Heathrow. Want to imitate Audrey on your next Euro trip? I know I’m all for it! All we need is the right itinerary. Packing necessities? Black dress à la Breakfast at Tiffany’s and a silk nightgown with rose petals Roman Holiday princess style.
Here is Audrey’s Travel Plan:
Vacay at Tiffany’s
Like Audrey in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, spend the day experiencing new adventures. Play the game, “I’ve always wanted to_____, but never have.” See sights you’ve never seen and try foods you’ve never tasted. But instead of being Holly Golightly and having a charming New York man to escort you named Paul, or Fred as Audrey called him, be Holly Gowestly. Travel to Western Europe. Belgium is a perfect pick since it is Audrey’s birthplace. Then be escorted by an equally charming Belgian named Boudewijn, or whatever you’d like to call him. When night falls, slip on that little black dress and put your hair into an Audrey updo, tiara and all. It’s party time!
Order a Euro Man with Your Entrée
Take a cooking class in Paris. If you forget to turn on the oven when it’s time to bake your soufflé, don’t worry. Remember, it happened to Audrey in her movie Sabrina. After all, you’re not learning to create the French cuisine to become Julia Child…although that would be a nice bonus. Instead, you’re here to embrace the culture and meet the natives. If you happen to have a Baron in your cooking class who treats you to lavish entertainment like Sabrina did, well that’s also an extra perk. An enticing European man is the target. And if you’re traveling authentically Audrey, your man’s brother will fall madly in love with you as well, but his name won’t be Humphrey Bogart. Don’t break hearts. Audrey wouldn’t approve!
All Girls Deserve a Holiday…
Especially a Roman one! If you’re in Italy for work, study, or a service project, or even it you aren’t, you deserve a day of complete frivolity. On this day, you’re only responsibility is 100% carefree abandonment! Since you don’t actually have the duties of a princess, as Audrey did in Roman Holiday, you can hold onto your European Gregory Peck when this day of indulgence is done. As it comes to a close, it’s time to bring out your silk nightgown with rose petals. Sweet dreams!