Category: Carrie Bradshaw


November 8th, 2011 — 9:18pm

Friday, I headed over to Redemption bar in Midtown for a girls night out with my friend Natalie.

We hadn’t seen each other in a few months, so we had a lot to catch up on — new jobs, old favorites when it comes to home cooking and, of course, dating in NYC.

Over cocktails and shared appetizers (tuna tartar tacos, sweet potato fries), I told Natalie about my recent reconnecting with an old flame from 14 hours ago. Now divorced with six kids, he went from reaching out on Facebook, to writing me twice a week, to calling me five times in one day.

I’m all for demonstrating interest, but experience has taught me there is such a thing as too much too soon. And I’ve learned that kind of timetable usually spells disaster, so I snuffed out said old flame — and felt pretty damn good about doing it.

Natalie had a few stories of her own to share. One about the twentysomething guy she met in a bar who entertains at kids parties on weekends. When Natalie asked how he spends the rest of his time, he said–

“Reading comic books and getting high.”

Yes, we both talked about that in which Carrie finds herself going out with just such a guy. When you’re single in NYC, truth is definitely at least as strange as fiction – if not more.

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November 20th, 2010 — 7:40pm

Remember that Sex And The City episode where Carrie Bradshaw taught a disastrous class about meeting men at the Learning Annex? Thankfully, the LA has put together what sounds like a more effective workshop for women  — How Not To Stay Single.

Scheduled for Tuesday, November 23rd at 6:45pm, the three-hour class will feature  NYC dating expert / master matchmaker Terri Sloane and Style Guru David Groshen of Face Station. Terri and David will cover a variety of topics ranging from how to get out of dead-end relationships to what men are thinking on the first date and how to know if he‘s worth your time

Terri Sloane, M.S., has helped successful New Yorkers find romance through her exclusive matchmaking and dating coaching company, Introductions by TS. David Groshen, owner of Face Station Salon in New York City has appeared on the TLC network’s Faking It and has been a frequent hair stylist on Ambush Makeover.

Tickets are $44.95. to register online or call 1-800-872-6639.

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September 30th, 2010 — 5:00pm

Friday the 17th, I woke up to find a text message from G saying he’d booked us tickets for The Vatican.

After a quick breakfast at our hotel, we grabbed a cab into town — and experienced our first taste of crazy Italian driving when our driver collided head on a with motorcyclist coming from another direction. Amazingly, the cyclist walked away without any serious injuries.

When In Rome: Me at St. Peter's Basilica

We were only a few blocks from Vatican City, so we walked the rest of the way. My first sun-drenched glimpse of St. Peter’s Basilica, much like it did on my initial visit to Rome sixteen years ago, left me more than a little awestruck. I thought of my late and adored parents, and how grateful I am they gave me an appreciation for art and history in all its spendors.

Our three-hour plus tour took us through the Vatican Museums and, of course, Michelangelo’s masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel. G had never been to the Vatican before, so it was doubly special experiencing it through his eyes as well.

Once the tour ended, we paused for a panini before strolling hand in hand along a nearby bridge. A perfect afternoon.

For dinner, G and I went to Rome’s popular Trastevere district, where we settled into an outdoor table overlooking a square buzzing with performers and other activity.

G opened up about a recent cancer scare, admitting that was why he didn’t hesitate to join me in Rome for the weekend, and we both became a little emotional. The conversation then turned to US foreign policy and G’s dim view of how international travelers to America are treated. All of a sudden, he brought up 9/11 and said–

“At least it taught America that it’s not Superman.”

I immediately got up from the table and went to the bathroom, furious and upset at G’s remark. When I returned, an argument ensued.

“I think your behavior right now was quite rude,” he said.

“My behavior? Well, I think it’s quite rude to say what you said about 9/11.”

G proceeded to get very angry, saying I had misinterpreted his comment, that he couldn’t believe I would think he felt 9/11 was a good thing. And then he persisted in criticizing US political actions past and present, telling me–
“Why are you taking it personally? I’m not talking about you, I’m talking about your country.”

And so I came to appreciate one of the greatest differences between Germans (and, to a great extent, many Europeans) and Americans. Whatever our nation’s shortcomings might be, we adore our country and are not shy about saying so. I also happened to have a mother who was deeply patriotic — and who adored being a New Yorker, as I do.

After G made his remark about 9/11, I couldn’t help thinking about that “Sex And The City” episode where Carrie is chatting with a sailor and he bashes NYC. She says goodnight immediately, musing–

“If you…only get one great love, maybe New York was mine. And I can’t have nobody talking sh*t about my boyfriend.”

Miss Bradshaw, I know exactly what you mean.

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May 29th, 2010 — 12:06pm

Thursday afternoon, I met up with my dear friend Rachel for a late lunch at wine bar Gina La Fornarina’s Upper East Side location.

Gina La Fornarina: The charming wine bar and trattoria has UES and UWS locations (photo courtesy: Gemelli S/Yelp.com)

Gina La Fornarina offers warm and friendly service in a sleek, modern setting.

Rach and I hadn’t seen each other since before I left for my Great Dating Blitz, so we had plenty to catch up on. We talked about how failed relationships tend to produce great stories, the tricky question of who pays on first dates and our current summer travel plans (Rach’s hometown of Sydney for her, road trip to Atlantic City for me).

To cap off the day, we went back to Rach’s apartment and watched a few classic episodes of “Sex And The City.”

In one of them, Carrie talks about letting go of the past so you can become who you’re meant to be now. Her words had great resonance for me, as I continue to feel the impact of what I learned from my blitz — most importantly that it’s never too late to shake up your life and reinvent yourself. And there’s no better place to do it than in the Big Apple.

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October 12th, 2009 — 8:08pm

After several days of shooting in studio, Sex And The City 2 was back on the streets of NYC today.

SATC2 took over the Empire Hotel on 63rd and Broadway. I saw some glammed up extras emerging from the hotel and caught a fleeting glimpse of Kim Cattrall. The ageless Samantha Jones looked fit and fabulous in slim fitting dark jeans, a beige jacket and matching boots.

Meanwhile, Sarah Jessica Parker delighted fans when she emerged from her trailer with smiles and a friendly wave.

SJP wowed the small crowd in front of her trailer

SJP even stopped briefly to wish one onlooker a happy birthday before returning to the set.

And in the best-kept-secret department, it seems there is more than just one sequel in the works. SATC2 extra Cayte Grieve told —

“There will be a Sex and the City 3. They are currently filming both SATC 2 and SATC 3, as told to me by a few other extras who overheard it from crew members.”

Looks like we’ll be enjoying the adventures of Carrie Bradshaw & Co. for years to come.

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October 12th, 2009 — 3:08pm

After several days of shooting in studio, Sex And The City 2 was back on the streets of NYC today.

SATC2 took over the Empire Hotel on 63rd and Broadway. I saw some glammed up extras emerging from the hotel and caught a fleeting glimpse of Kim Cattrall. The ageless Samantha Jones looked fit and fabulous in slim fitting dark jeans, a beige jacket and matching boots.

Meanwhile, Sarah Jessica Parker delighted fans when she emerged from her trailer with smiles and a friendly wave.

SJP wowed the small crowd in front of her trailer

SJP even stopped briefly to wish one onlooker a happy birthday before returning to the set.

And in the best-kept-secret department, it seems there is more than just one sequel in the works. SATC2 extra Cayte Grieve told —

“There will be a Sex and the City 3. They are currently filming both SATC 2 and SATC 3, as told to me by a few other extras who overheard it from crew members.”

Looks like we’ll be enjoying the adventures of Carrie Bradshaw & Co. for years to come.

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September 1st, 2009 — 5:54pm

Break out the cosmos — Carrie Bradshaw is back! Filming for the “Sex and the City” sequel officially kicked off today. Check out this fabulous photos of Sarah Jessica Parker wearing a semi-sheer white dress and gold Christian Louboutin heels.

In glancing at the background, it looks like SJP is standing in front of the location that served as Carrie and Big’s dream penthouse in the first SATC movie.

The real-life address of their dream pad — near 82nd Street. If you’re in NYC and in that neck of the woods today, you might want to head over and maybe you’ll spot SJP in action. If you do, be sure to let SGITC know!

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September 1st, 2009 — 12:54pm

Break out the cosmos — Carrie Bradshaw is back! Filming for the “Sex and the City” sequel officially kicked off today. Check out this fabulous photos of Sarah Jessica Parker wearing a semi-sheer white dress and gold Christian Louboutin heels.

In glancing at the background, it looks like SJP is standing in front of the location that served as Carrie and Big’s dream penthouse in the first SATC movie.

The real-life address of their dream pad — near 82nd Street. If you’re in NYC and in that neck of the woods today, you might want to head over and maybe you’ll spot SJP in action. If you do, be sure to let SGITC know!

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June 2nd, 2009 — 12:20am

When you’ve been keeping a journal since childhood like I have, you inevitably find yourself wondering, would my story make for a good book? Thanks to a recent meeting with a top literary agent, it looks like the answer to that frequently pondered question might just be yes.

A few weeks ago, said agent emailed me to say she had read Single Gal In The City and would love to talk to me about writing a book.

The next day I was in her office, learning the importance of having a “platform” (i.e. built-in audience) when pitching publishers and hearing about her ten years of experience representing authors.

From Columnist to Author: Like SATC’s Carrie Bradshaw, I’m hoping my musings end up in a book

She encouraged me to stay in touch with her, start reading lots of memoirs (do Tori Spelling and Michael J. Fox’s current books count?) and continue spreading the word about SGITC. Her greatest feedback, though, was this–

“There’s definitely a book in there.”

I’m a big believer that serendipitous things start to happen when you believe in your dreams enough to put words to them. Since my agent encounter, I’ve connected with two newly-published authors who were equally positive about my prospects for getting published. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

What do you think, SGITC readers? Could I make the same leap Miss Bradshaw did? More importantly, what should I title my memoir?

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June 1st, 2009 — 7:20pm

When you’ve been keeping a journal since childhood like I have, you inevitably find yourself wondering, would my story make for a good book? Thanks to a recent meeting with a top literary agent, it looks like the answer to that frequently pondered question might just be yes.

A few weeks ago, said agent emailed me to say she had read Single Gal In The City and would love to talk to me about writing a book.

The next day I was in her office, learning the importance of having a “platform” (i.e. built-in audience) when pitching publishers and hearing about her ten years of experience representing authors.

From Columnist to Author: Like SATC’s Carrie Bradshaw, I’m hoping my musings end up in a book

She encouraged me to stay in touch with her, start reading lots of memoirs (do Tori Spelling and Michael J. Fox’s current books count?) and continue spreading the word about SGITC. Her greatest feedback, though, was this–

“There’s definitely a book in there.”

I’m a big believer that serendipitous things start to happen when you believe in your dreams enough to put words to them. Since my agent encounter, I’ve connected with two newly-published authors who were equally positive about my prospects for getting published. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

What do you think, SGITC readers? Could I make the same leap Miss Bradshaw did? More importantly, what should I title my memoir?

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