You know you are Holly Golightly of The 21st Century when …

by Lena

© Kurt Andrews Photography

… You can relate to the following ~

  • Pudgy playboys from wealthy families   ( don’t like them much, spoiled little brats with coke powder still on their noses )
  • Drug lords and their cronies   ( met a few in my early Hollywood days )
  • Rats and Super Rats, all of whom shell out $50 for the powder room   ( 50 bucks? r u kidding? ever heard of a recession, pal?!! .. )
  • Southern belle models   ( damn, they are everywhere here…look to your right, to your left, if you still can’t see her, look down …  ; )
  • Hollywood moguls   ( Make sure not to piss them off or their egos. However, I’d like mine to be ” tagging along ” as well… )   —
” My complexes aren’t inferior enough: being a movie star and having a big fat ego are supposed to go hand-in-hand; actually, it’s essential not to have any ego at all. I don’t mean I’d mind being rich and famous. That’s very much on my schedule, and someday I’ll try and get around to it; but if it happens, I’d like to have my ego, tagging along. I want to still be me when I wake up one fine morning and have breakfast at Tiffany’s. “ ~ Holly , Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Washed up writers with a taste for married women   ( “la la land”  is full of those )
  • A simply fabulous little black dress and perhaps a long black dress as well   ( this pretty much describes 90% of my wardrobe )

  • Burlesque shows    ( love watching them! )

  • Tiffany’s    ( when a sales person once asked me and my man what we are celebrating, my answer was – not being married ) 
  • Don’t accept drinks from disapproving men    ( I really don’t! Sometimes I throw them (drinks) in the unknown direction )
  •  Combat the mean reds with a trip to Tiffany’s     ( and a quickie to Harry Winston next to it… sometimes a “quickie” alone does the job )
  • Operate on a cash only basis    ( I just don’t trust banks… can you blame me ?  oh, and by the way, try operating with anything else but cash in Nungwi, Africa.. good luck with that )
  • Have a cookie jar, ie a man who pays for the pleasure of your company with out expecting anything physical… this generally only works if that man is in jail and using you to send messages to his drug cartel    ( the only men who don’t expect anything physical, are the dead ones )
  • Always know who the ten richest men under 50 are in your area   ( they usually find me first )
  • A trip to the powder room is an excellent exit strategy   ( yes it is!  )
  • People don’t belong to people    ( true! People belong to themselves .. )
  • Mingle    ( it’s actually can be pretty exhausting )
  • If you see men that remind you of someone call them that  ( I always do, but sometimes they don’t like ( understatement )  what I call them  )
  • Drop all bad habits – except losing your downstairs apartment key. Buzz someone in your apartment building to get in, and keep your key for your actual apartment.    ( I did ; I quit smoking  … however … ; I always loose my keys, and annoy the hell out of  apartment building manager… there’s a reason I move into a new apartment every year or so..  )
  • Don’t drive, take cabs everywhere. ( I have lived in LA for 8 years and don’t have a car.  I take cabs everywhere or walk, because me + car + road + LA drivers = infinite amount of Russian curse words…trust me we have a lot of those )
  • Be a free spirit.  ( nope, that’s definitely not me .. )