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Whole Foods is my Happy Place

Posted Nov 12 2009 10:04pm


Have you ever seen Breakfast at Tiffany’s? If you haven’t, you really should!

In it, Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) describes the way she feels about Tiffany ’s.

Holly Golightly: You know those days when you get the mean reds?
Paul Varjak: The mean reds, you mean like the blues?
Holly Golightly: No. The blues are because you’re getting fat and maybe it’s been raining too long, you’re just sad that’s all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you’re afraid and you don’t know what you’re afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?
Paul Varjak: Sure.
Holly Golightly: Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany’s. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that’d make me feel like Tiffany’s, then – then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name!


One of my colleagues at the PR company I used to work at once wrote a blog post about how Shopper’s Drug Mart was “her Tiffany’s ”. (Shopper’s is a Canadian drug store, kind of like the Duane Reade we have here in NYC but SO MUCH BETTER!)

Well, Whole Foods is MY Tiffany’s. And I’m sure it is for a lot of you as well. I go there and I instantly feel better. Nothing very bad could happen to you there. :)

Like yesterday for example. I was studying a lot (hence, no post), and I was feeling anxious and nervous and I needed a break… so where did I go? Whole Foods, of course :) I walked the aisles, grabbed some hot bar for lunch and instantly felt better.

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Oh my! That doesn’t look appetizing at all! …But it WAS! Sweet potatoes, chana masala, pecans, butter beans (giant white beans), guacamole, quinoa… mmmm.
Happiness in a box.  

For dinner I had an equally calming meal which included steamed Kabocha squash drizzled with lots of ABU.

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Comfort comfort comfort!

On the agenda today: grocery shopping, Yoga, laundry and studying.

I hope you have a great Sunday!


I really want to know: Where is your Tiffany’s?

p.s. CONGRATULATIONS to Tina, Kath,Caitlin and Jenna who all won awards at the Foodbuzz Blogger Festival! YAY!

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