Category: Sex and The City movie


February 10th, 2013 — 5:59pm

Readers of this blog know I’ve been writing a lot less lately – largely because I’ve been wrapped up in my fabulous still relatively new job. This week, the other reason I’ve been MIA is a bad cold.

After five days of feeling both under the weather and tired of this winter, I’m thankful for all of the things that have gotten me through my congested, feverish haze. In no particular order:

TLC from my thoughtful colleagues – One co-worker braved the cold to buy me cough drops, while another offered me tea and my boss gave me a cereal bar and some Emergin-C. Their kindness and genuine caring reminded me all over again how lucky I am to call the Westin New York Grand Central my professional home.

Tulips from dear friends

The comforting company of dear friends – My dear college friend Pam, in town from Chicago, stopped by yesterday with her partner and their efferverscent 8-year-old son. In addition to surprising me with beautiful red tulips (my floral favorite), they cheered me with up easy conversation and laughs. No better RX in my opinion.

Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite – Having received a Kindle from my brother and sister-in-law for my birthday a few weeks ago, I’m still very much in the honeymoon period with this delightful gadget. I spent much of my downtime the last couple of days finishing Cissy Houston’s raw, poignant memoir, . It is a powerful reflection on the pop superstar from the woman who loved her best and definitely worth a read (and, ahem, download). Also taking up room on my Kindle, Amy Spencer’s delightful How To Meet Your Half-Orange: An Utterly Upbeat Guide to Using Dating Optimism to Find Your Perfect Match.

Speaking of great gadgets…

My DVR – How do I love my DVR? This weekend, to distract myself from cabin fever, I’ve counted the ways by enjoying TV shows recorded (Dallas) and catching snippets of favorite movies like Sex and The City and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Ferris provided the perfect pick me up today, as I smiled through classic lines like this one:

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

So true – sick days, of course, being the exception to that.

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March 7th, 2011 — 6:08pm

Over the weekend, I mentioned the demise of my iPod. A gift from my boyfriend at the time, the 2004 era mp3 player logged as many travel miles as I have since then — and couldn’t have been a better companion.

Happily in the honeymoon period with my then-beau, I found myself thinking of him as I constructed a Bahamas playlist for an ’04 business trip to Freeport. Not surprisingly, nostalgic songs of love — ABBA‘s “Take A Chance on Me” and Boy Meet Girl’s “Waiting For A Star To Fall” —  figured prominently into the mix.

A few years later, the passing of my beloved Dad found me seeking solace in songs about loss and legacy. More than a few times, I retreated to my building’s roof deck, thinking of him as I listened to The Escape Club’s “I’ll Be There” and Diamond Rio’s “One More Day.”

Going back to the old days pre-mp3, I’ve always been a fan of mix tapes and the power of music to help set the mood. So it only seemed fitting back in 2008 to create a Friday playlist for a romantic encounter with a friend turned crush. I can’t listen to Bliss’ dreamy “Kissing” (from the Sex and The City movie soundtrack) without thinking of that night.

And, of course, along with providing the soundtrack for whenever I was mid-romance, post-breakup or in-flight, my trusty iPod was there during both of my Dating Blitzes in 2010. As I navigated that life-changing roller coaster ride, I kept circling back to Jordin Sparks’ radio darling “One Step At A Time.” I couldn’t help appreciating the lyrics’ resonance for a journey of any kind —

It’s gonna happen when it’s supposed to happen
And we find the reasons why
One step at a time

Sometimes a simple pop song really says it all. RIP dear iPod — and thanks for the memories.

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February 24th, 2011 — 3:04pm

Last week, I headed over to the Empire Hotel on NYC’s Upper West Side for Paper Magazine and Tumblr’s Fashion Week soiree.

Held at the hotel’s spacious, swanky rooftop bar, the party gave me a chance to catch up with friend and fellow blogger, Giuseppe, in town from Sydney.

Catching Up: Giuseppe and me at the Empire rooftop

Giuseppe and I first connected a few years back, at the  of the first Sex And The City movie. His fabulous Cosmo Guy site about SATC has led to great success as a — Giuseppe was among a select few flown from Oz to cover various runway shows.

Over cocktails, we talked about the excitement and allure of New York (Giuseppe and his sweetheart are considering a move here). I admitted that, for as much as I still adore my hometown, all the traveling I’ve done over the last year has made me realize there’s much more to life than hustle and bustle.

Following your bliss, of course, is a big part of that, a subject that came up when we ran into Xavi, a friend of Giuseppe’s.

A native of Barcelona, Xavi told us about a chance encounter long ago on the subway with one of his favorite Spanish writers. That meeting produced an opportunity which eventually led to Xavi handling social media for one of pop biggest international superstars. If you believe and are willing to work hard, he said, everything is possible.

Good advice in both life — and love.

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December 21st, 2010 — 5:33pm

(photo courtesy: Diamond.com)

One of my best friends recently splurged on a new piece of jewelry for herself. The occasion — a going away present to commemorate her fantastic new job and move to London. She made a conscious choice to do something special for herself. I couldn’t help thinking how as women, we could stand to do more of that, instead of waiting for Prince Charming to buy us baubles.

That’s why I was excited to hear about Single Gal In The City advertiser Diamond.com’s makeover for 2011. Just in time for the New Year, is unveiling a new website that features a design-your-own-pendant-or-ring section and gift ideas under $300. The online destination will be the first of its kind — appealing to women as primary purchasers.

And why shouldn‘t we buy our own diamonds? We work hard, we’re staying single longer and have every reason to enjoy a little ice that has nothing to do with relationship status.

In the first Sex And The City movie, Samantha wanted to buy a diamond butterfly ring at auction. When boyfriend Smith outbid her and then gave it to her, she lamented to Carrie & co. that it was something she had wanted to do for herself. Because there’s value in being a little extravagant — for no reason other to be good to yourself.

Here’s to doing more of that in 2011!

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February 8th, 2010 — 6:01pm

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of catching up with blogger and galpal Stephanie.

A Kansas City native, Stephanie and I clicked at the big conference in Chicago last summer, finding we had both blogging and journalism-to-PR career trajectories in common. It was Stephanie’s first visit to NYC, so we enjoyed an action-packed girls night out on Saturday.

Girls Night Out: Stephanie and me at Buddakan

The evening’s festivities began with dinner at swanky Buddakan, site of Carrie and Big’s rehearsal dinner and one of my favorite restaurants. It never disappoints and this meal was no exception.

For appetizers, we indulged in chili rock shrimp, taro puff pork lollipops and wok hay frog legs. The gastronomic bliss continued with braised short ribs and shrimp and lobster chow fun, and for dessert, a carrot-ginger cake with cream cheese ice cream that was beyond heavenly. Steph is quite the foodie, not to mention a great cook, so I can’t wait to try her take on Buddakan’s braised ribs.

After dinner, we headed over to the Gansevoort Hotel, where we took in the dressed-to-be-seen scene at both the rooftop bar and Tanuki Tavern.

Big Drink: Steph with Tanuki Tavern’s oversized cosmo

Our last stop of the night — Irish pub O’Flanagan’s, for some final cocktails and the sounds of cover band Planet Groove. We danced to some classic tunes (“500 Miles” and “Sweat–La La La Long” among them), toasted our friendship — and talked about how Steph’s hometown will figure into my Grand 2010 Plan.

Stay tuned for the big reveal on Friday!

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March 29th, 2009 — 11:00pm

Over the years, I’ve run into actor Chris Noth (a.k.a Mr. Big on Sex and The City) on more than one occasion.

Back in ‘04, I met him for the first time when we were both working up a sweat at Crunch gym on NYC’s Upper East Side. In the fall of 2007, I joined a crowd of female fans in the East Village swooning over Chris during the SATC movie shoot. And in November, I met a very cranky, somewhat unkempt Chris briefly after his engaging performance in “Farragut North.”

Last night, I had the pleasure of my fourth Big encounter, catching Chris just as he was leaving the GLAAD Media Awards (more to come on the event itself) at NYC’s Marriott Marquis hotel.

Chris Noth And Me: Is he gorgeous or what?!

As I approached him, he dashed past me, saying–

“Sorry, Sweetie, I’m in a hurry.”

Then, much to my surprise and delight, he turned around and motioned me over for a quick picture.

I was happy to see Chris back to his handsome, pre-Farragut self — and to catch him in in a friendly mood. He’s not one to schmooze if he doesn’t feel like it.

Cranky or not, the hunky actor seems to get better with age. I can’t wait to see him on the, ahem, big screen again in SATC 2.

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March 29th, 2009 — 6:00pm

Over the years, I’ve run into actor Chris Noth (a.k.a Mr. Big on Sex and The City) on more than one occasion.

Back in ‘04, I met him for the first time when we were both working up a sweat at Crunch gym on NYC’s Upper East Side. In the fall of 2007, I joined a crowd of female fans in the East Village swooning over Chris during the SATC movie shoot. And in November, I met a very cranky, somewhat unkempt Chris briefly after his engaging performance in “Farragut North.”

Last night, I had the pleasure of my fourth Big encounter, catching Chris just as he was leaving the GLAAD Media Awards (more to come on the event itself) at NYC’s Marriott Marquis hotel.

Chris Noth And Me: Is he gorgeous or what?!

As I approached him, he dashed past me, saying–

“Sorry, Sweetie, I’m in a hurry.”

Then, much to my surprise and delight, he turned around and motioned me over for a quick picture.

I was happy to see Chris back to his handsome, pre-Farragut self — and to catch him in in a friendly mood. He’s not one to schmooze if he doesn’t feel like it.

Cranky or not, the hunky actor seems to get better with age. I can’t wait to see him on the, ahem, big screen again in SATC 2.

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December 28th, 2008 — 11:41pm

During a recent conversation with longtime family friend Helen, she recalled a New Year’s Eve when she donned a cocktail dress — only to end up at a hockey game with her date.

Her tale of dashed expectations got me to thinking of my own New Year’s highs and lows. As articulated so poignantly in the “Sex and the City” movie, it’s a holiday that can be fraught with peril when you’re single.

Thankfully, in addition to the January countdowns I’ve experienced with significant others, I’ve shared several with family and friends that have made New Year’s Eve an occasion to remember. Here are some of the standouts — By The Numbers:

Number of New Year’s Eves spent with significant others: 2
Number of New Years spent in Vegas with a boyfriend who later revealed he disliked crowds: 1

Ringing in ’97: I donned a balloon animal hat during a new year’s double date with my sister and our then-beaus, New York, December 1996

Number of New Years spent watching “The Princess Diaries” after an old flame cancelled at the last minute: 1
Number of New Years spent lining up in the cold with an Aussie galpal before partying at Central Park’s legendary Boathouse restaurant: 1
Number of New Years spent doing an SATC viewing marathon with my cousin and loving every minute of it: 1

Every so often, it’s a welcome change of pace to ring in the new year doing something low key with family or friends. This year, I’m not sure what’s on the agenda for ringing in 2009, other than spending it with an Aussie old flame in town for the occasion.

If his visit is any indication, ‘09 is shaping up to be a year full of surprises — including a few of the romantic variety.

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December 28th, 2008 — 6:41pm

During a recent conversation with longtime family friend Helen, she recalled a New Year’s Eve when she donned a cocktail dress — only to end up at a hockey game with her date.

Her tale of dashed expectations got me to thinking of my own New Year’s highs and lows. As articulated so poignantly in the “Sex and the City” movie, it’s a holiday that can be fraught with peril when you’re single.

Thankfully, in addition to the January countdowns I’ve experienced with significant others, I’ve shared several with family and friends that have made New Year’s Eve an occasion to remember. Here are some of the standouts — By The Numbers:

Number of New Year’s Eves spent with significant others: 2
Number of New Years spent in Vegas with a boyfriend who later revealed he disliked crowds: 1

Ringing in ’97: I donned a balloon animal hat during a new year’s double date with my sister and our then-beaus, New York, December 1996

Number of New Years spent watching “The Princess Diaries” after an old flame cancelled at the last minute: 1
Number of New Years spent lining up in the cold with an Aussie galpal before partying at Central Park’s legendary Boathouse restaurant: 1
Number of New Years spent doing an SATC viewing marathon with my cousin and loving every minute of it: 1

Every so often, it’s a welcome change of pace to ring in the new year doing something low key with family or friends. This year, I’m not sure what’s on the agenda for ringing in 2009, other than spending it with an Aussie old flame in town for the occasion.

If his visit is any indication, ‘09 is shaping up to be a year full of surprises — including a few of the romantic variety.

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November 9th, 2008 — 2:18am

Last December, during a visit to the set of “Sex and The City,” I overheard two security guards discussing plans for a sequel. This week, after months of rumors and speculation, Kim Cattrall (Samantha) confirmed that a sequel to the blockbuster film is indeed in the works.

For as much as this year’s big screen SATC installment had me smitten with Carrie & Co all over again, I can’t help thinking it will be a very tough act to follow. What could possibly come next for the fab four? Will they, as Cynthia Nixon (Miranda) hopes, embark on a madcap adventure? Is it possible Carrie, now that she’s finally Mrs. John James Preston, will follow in Miranda and Charlotte’s footsteps and take on motherhood?

As writer/producer Michael Patrick King ponders the next chapter for his beloved fictional females, I wonder if he’s caught TV Land’s hilarious take on SATC: the golden years ().

Golden Girl: Bea Arthur as Carrie Bradshaw in TV Land’s hilarious SATC spoof

While it’s hard to imagine SATC crossing over into AARP territory, I’m excited for the summer of 2010, which is reportedly when the sequel will come out.

What storyline would you like to see in SATC 2? Post a comment and maybe we can give MPK some ideas. I don’t know what he has in store for Carrie and the girls but, with girlfriends and cosmos in hand once again, I can’t wait to find out.

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