Brasileiras em Connecticut celebrate with a Breakfast At Tiffany’s

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By Angela Barbosa

Over 150 women, elegantly dressed in “little black dresses,” were brought back to the 1960s to revive an unforgettable moment of the movie Breakfast At Tiffany’s, which portrays the life of Holly Golightly, played by actress Audrey Hepburn. But what do those women have in common with Holly?

Although the specific experiences of Holly’s life may not mirror their own, they all know what it’s like to wrestle with their self-identity, to try to find a place where they feel comfortable and settled and to pursue happiness while chasing opportunities for a better life for themselves and their loved ones. And that may be as difficult for them at times as it was for Holly.

The Breakfast At Tiffany’s event was held on December 14, at the Emmanuel Church Banquet Hall in Bridgeport, where a savory tea party was catered by Ana Costa of My Little Lovely Kitchen and organized by Brasileiras em CT, an online based group with over 4,000 members.

Marceli Upson, owner of CeliMedia and founder of the group, shared the worthwhile challenges of creating and keeping the group active online: “Brasileiras em CT has been a great success thanks to each one of you. Our goal is to unify Brazilian women all across the state with a purpose to exchange information, resources, benefits, opportunities and ideas while helping each other navigate the business world as a woman.”

To become a member or to obtain additional information about Brasileiras em CT, contact Marceli Upson at 914-409-5725 or at or like their Facebook page at

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