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Case Studies & Cocktails is the mindful mingle “happy” hour for your body, mind, and spirit. We learn through art and music therapy, beauty, and even recipes. Look over the notes and then view the video. Additional learning, below.

Notes & Reference Points of Video (below)

  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Pin-ups
  • 1950’s housewives
  • Waiting for the right man to come along
  • Marriage Pressure
  • The pressure to have children
  • Answering to men as a form of identity
  • The nameless cat
  • Young women marrying by 20 as a norm
  • Girls being engaged in their teens as a norm
  • Living one’s truth
  • Lifestyle vs Life
  • Neatly packaged for public consumption
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Survival vs Heart decisions
  • Mean Reds
  • The dichotomy of the first and final scenes
  • Trauma, Stress

Fine Artist of the era

Sometimes known as Sister Mary Corita Kent, Kent was a nun and art teacher at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles.

Her departure from the school (and the order) in 1968 was partially related to the tension between the order and the church over the progressive reforms of the Vatican II movement, but it was also timed with her own artistic commitments and rising renown.

Throughout the ’60s, she made radio and TV appearances and lectured around the country. Before Warhol made the medium famous, she was working in serigraphy (screen-printing) because it could be cheaply mass-produced and widely disseminated.

Her lively, colorful works speak through graphic simplicity as they combine Bible verses, brand logos, literary quotes, and even Beatles lyrics to explore larger issues like poverty, civil rights, and the Vietnam War, ultimately to effect change.

Deeply engaged with her subject matter, she remained an activist up until her death in 1986, earning the moniker “the joyous revolutionary” from photographer Ben Shahn.

Links to books and her art https://bit.ly/BreakfastatTiffanyMAY2020

Music Exploration

The theme of the movie, is Moon River. Lyrics and podcast below.


Moon River/Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer

Lyrics: Moon river, wider than a mile

I’m crossing you in style someday

Oh, dream maker

You heartbreaker

Where ever you’re going I’m going your way

Two drifters off to see the world

There’s such a lot of world to see

We’re after the same rainbow’s end

Waiting round the bend

My huckleberry friend Moon river and me

Lyric Study/Bubble Wrap with Michele Paiva https://open.spotify.com/episode/1VhT8skKUoOVIwAdF0egTY?si=wJawKlv-RvKQpM62GFhvRw

“Cocktail” | Breakfast at Tiffany’s Inspired Smoothie

A teaspoon beet powder or two capsules beet powder (opened and sprinkled in mixer)

  • 1/4 cup wild blueberries
  • 1 cup almond or non-dairy milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Optional: a few blueberries and/or coconut flakes, for presentation

Mix the banana and blueberries well, with the almond milk or other non-dairy milk.

Add in the coconut milk.

Serve in a martini glass, with flakes of coconut or blueberries for presentation.


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