I have a friend who, whenever I used to do anything he found charming, would exclaim, “how Audrey of you!” My darlings, there can be only one.


At Ciro’s – Billy Wilder, Mel Ferrer, Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier, James Stewart:

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  1. September 19, 2012

    I believe that you must also be very charming, lovely photos, thank you.

    • September 19, 2012

      Thank you, you are very kind. And, thank you for the glimpse of Reykjavik and the riches of your blog.

  2. September 19, 2012

    Oh, how I love her! Thanks for sharing this one!

  3. September 19, 2012

    “You know what I do when I get the mean reds?”

    • September 20, 2012

      “When I get it, what does any good is to jump into a cab and go to Tiffany’s. Calms me down right away. The quietness, the proud look. Nothing very bad could happen to you there.”

      • September 20, 2012

        My last visit to NYC I got up at 5 in the dead of winter and walked from 7th ave and 57th over to Tiffany’s (ran into Tony Bennett out for his morning stroll on 59th…good morning -good morning) I bought a cup of coffee and a Danish and had breakfast at Tiffany’s …it was so cold I almost died!

      • September 20, 2012

        There’s a gentleman in my neighborhood who I see walking before dawn in a Greek sailor’s cap, shorts and always an immaculate white t-shirt or sweat shirt. He’s probably about the same age as Mr. Bennett, I think these guys are onto something.

  4. September 24, 2012

    She was such a radiant, intelligent, elegant woman.

    I had one interaction with her. I worked at Polo RL in the early 90s. They had a book that Audrey and Ralph collaborated on and she was at 867 Madison Ave for the signing. She came up to my department and smiled at me.

  5. George Kaplan
    June 12, 2013

    Oh, Vickie, how Audrey of you! (your friend sounds charming. I may now have to alter that phrase so it becomes “How very “Vickie” of You!” Ouch?!) Ah, she was indeed irreplaceable and, apparently, a very fine person to boot. Ms Hepburn looks incandescently lovely in each of those pictures, but she looks particularly adorable in the second – regardez her hairdo!

    • June 12, 2013

      Short and sweet – and it doesn’t hurt to have that neck and jawline – or to be in your mid-twenties πŸ˜‰

  6. George Kaplan
    June 12, 2013

    Oh, I don’t know, Vickie. There are women who haven’t been in their mid-twenties for a little while who could pull that look off beautifully (winks).

    • June 12, 2013

      A little while? As we say on the Interwebs… Bwahaha!

  7. George Kaplan
    June 12, 2013

    I thought you’d find that amusing! And you didn’t disappoint πŸ˜‰

  8. Heather in Arles
    June 13, 2013

    You can never, ever, ever do too many posts on Audrey. Ever.

    And Vickie, in a recent email to Mr. Kaplan (yes Beguiling has gone viral) I said that you two remind me of a Hepburn (the other one)/Tracy duo with your banter…see above for proof.

    • June 14, 2013

      We’ll have to see if Mr. Kaplan will drop by more often πŸ˜‰

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