Zoe Saldana Hosts Mother's Day Breakfast at Tiffany's in Beverly Hills

Kelly Sawyer, Zoe Saldana and Norah Weinstein - Publicity - H 2019
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The glamorous event was held in support of the Los Angeles based charity Baby2Baby.

Mother's Day came early this year at Tiffany & Co. in Beverly Hills as actress Zoe Saldana hosted a breakfast at the iconic jeweler's pop-up cafe. Rowan Blanchard attended with her mother Elizabeth, while Amanda de Cadenet was accompanied by daughter Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor. Guests breakfasted on croissants and coffee in Holly Golightly style, albeit seated on the patio-side cafe complete with linen tablecloths and signature blue china cups and saucers.

After she greeted the guests, Saldana kicked off the morning saying, "I love what Baby2Baby does and I've attended the gala for the last two years. What [co-presidents] Kelly [Sawyer Patricof] and Norah [Weinstein] do is so amazing, and they have really created a movement. We donate regularly to the organization and what I've learned is that if you can just do a little, that's enough sometimes."

As a mother of three small boys, Saldana said she is no stranger to juggling work, life and the feeling of never quite doing enough. "Being a working mom is probably the biggest challenge at the moment," Saldana told The Hollywood Reporter. "It's hard because sometimes I feel like I'm walking around with a big knot in my chest because I miss my children so much, but I know that I have to work and I want to work because I want to set an example."

This Mother's Day, the actress will be escaping to Europe with her family for three weeks after a quick stop in New York for the Met Gala. "Mother's Day is a day when I just enjoy being a mom," she said. "I love those women who are full-time moms and go to a spa and relax and make it a 'me' day. I've been working so much I'm doing the opposite and plugging in and staying really connected to them." 

When it comes to Mother's Day gifts, Saldana, who was wearing an 18 karat gold Tiffany T Square bracelet with pavé diamonds, admitted her kids haven't reached the gift-giving age just yet but said, "The best Mother's Day present is for them to say they love me or I look beautiful. It just makes my whole week." 

Reflecting on the last year, Saldana (who has now starred in two of the highest-grossing movies of all time with her roles in Avatar and Avengers: Endgame) added, "I feel really grateful and happy that I followed my heart and ended up making decisions that have been lucrative and successful. At the end of the day, I'm a storyteller and I like fantasy, and this genre allowed me (a girl from Queens) to get as far as I have because in science fiction, women get to thrive and you're not bound by your gender or skin color. You can be green or blue and kick ass."