Summertime sickness calls for vintage romantic movies

August is so not the time to be sick. Don't you agree? Well apparently my body doesn't. I have been overcome by a rather harsh bout of strep throat. Thank you nannying.

But "lucky" for me it has been raining and cloudy for a few days now. At least I don't have to feel guilty about living on my couch with a blanket (yes, I know its August but everyone likes blankets when they are sick) and a cup of tea, oh and a Vogue Paris coloring book.


My guilty rainy/sick day pleasures are vintage romantic comedies. I'm talking like 1950s-1970s. I think my top three movies would be Breakfast at Tiffany's, Roman Holiday and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. I know they are all a bit cliche but when it comes to Audrey Hepburn and Sidney Poitier who really cares.

I love Breakfast at Tiffany's because of the juxtaposition of Audrey's character. Holly is flighty and shallow but deeply emotional and quite smart. I feel like we all have a little bit of Miss Golightly inside us. Plus, the iconic coffee and pastry in the LBD outside of Tiffany's scene is so the reason that we watch that movie. Let's be real.


Roman Holiday has a light air to it. It seems wisp away all your cares just like Princess Anne let's her holiday take hers. The film brings me to a whole other place when I watch it. It allows me to escape for a moment. And the scenery is kind of amazing.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is more of a personal thing for me. Number one, I was kind of named after Sidney Poitier, although, my name is spelled with a Y. My parents so appreciated his genius acting skills, as I do now. Number two, the film reminds me all too much of how my family can be sometimes. It makes me feel at home.. in a weird kind of way. There are some great one-liners in that film too. Always a plus.

I'm always on the hunt for a new favorite vintage film. What do you watch when you're sick or its rainy?

Keep on walking on the Runway. Catch you Backstage.




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