Sexy City No Matter What You Say

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

First of all, can I just say to all the SATC haters out there (you know who you are) that you can just bite me. We will be lining up to see these movies as long as they decide to make them. And for the very few females I've encountered who did NOT like the movie, well, skip ahead little snarkies... I'm going to indulge.

Yes, we realize that there are outrageous plot lines, unresolved relationships and silly circumstances in this sequel... but we just don't care. It was our girls. It was OUR girls doing what they do best, and giving us our FABULOUS fix once again.

I saw this movie in Salem, MA (how apropos - they burned us "witches" there, didn't they?) and although a skip and a hop from NY, and many, many miles from LA, I looked around the theatre and could not wipe the happy off my face. Everywhere I turned was a friend with a friend, dressed to (her interpretation of) the nines and ready for the ride - I dare you haters to find another movie that brings us together like this.

As my best friend was pouring pomegranate champagne cocktails into our snuck-in fancy flutes (no plastic here - cuz that's how we roll) she declared that Sex and The City is our porn. How perfectly stated. YES, it's unrealistic. YES, it's ridiculous. But YES, OH YES, it's a very necessary fantasy. If I had my way, I would have lined up every female I hold near and dear to my heart to watch this movie together.

And it wasn't entirely glitz and no heart. For one thing, there was a very touching and genuine moment between Charlotte and Miranda on motherhood. So real I forgot I wasn't in LA where uproars of claps and whistles are perfectly acceptable, and burst out with an "AMEN!"... (but my fellow sisters seemed to forgive me.)

I was also VERY surprised at how much I LOVED Miranda in this movie. She was the fun one, the lovable one. Perhaps because she was the only healthy character. Ahh... but enough about "healthy" enough about "motherhood"... the fashion. SJP as Carrie, as always, a bit over the top but sublimely divine.

In finality I will say that despite the fact that the posters were criticized for being overly photoshopped, I must admit that when I saw this one for the first time, the anticipation and girly girl inside me flipped. It's sparkly and stunning and did the job at enticing me to the theatre opening weekend. And we will Carrie on, Carrie... we will.

And just because I love you, here's some delicious champagne cocktail recipes from Real Simple.

Cheers, darlings. xx



4 oz champagne
1 oz pomegranate juice
1 teaspoon cassis

Pour chilled champagne into a flute, then add pomegranate juice and cassis. Enjoy!

{recipe via Epicurious}

3 blood oranges (about 1 pound)
1 1/2 cups gin
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon angostura bitters
2 750-ml bottles chilled Champagne

Cut 1 orange in half through stem. Cut each orange half crosswise into 6 slices; reserve for garnish. Using small knife, cut peel and white pith from remaining 2 oranges; chop oranges. Transfer chopped oranges with juices to bowl; mash with potato masher or wooden spoon. Stir in gin, sugar, and bitters. Strain into 2-cup measuring cup, pressing on solids to release liquid. Chill 4 hours.

Pour scant 2 tablespoons gin mixture into each of 12 glasses; fill with Champagne and garnish with orange.


4 oz chilled Champagne
1/2 oz Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur

Pour the champagne into a champagne flute.
Add a healthy splash of Chambord, and serve.


.5 oz strawberry liqueur
1 oz vodka
Pink Champagne

Combine strawberry liqueur and vodka in an ice-filled shaker. Shake well and strain into a champagne glass. Top with chilled champagne.