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Bad Girls and How to Spot Them Online

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Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert

Listen to Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show where Julie Spira spoke with bestselling author, Dr. Carole Lieberman about her brand new relationship book, Bad Girls: Why Men Love Them & How Gold Girls Can Learn Their Secrets.

You’ll hear about the 12 different types of Bad Girls, and find out exactly which bad girl type each of the Sex and the City girls fits into.

Was Marilyn Monroe a bad girl? Lindsay Lohan? Have you ever dated a bad girl and had your heart broken? This is one of the most informative and entertaining shows of the season.

Find out some of the key ways to spot a bad girl and a bad guy in their online dating profile before you get hooked. Learn some of the secrets from these 12 types to use to your benefit while looking for love online.

Listen in for dating advice and to learn more about dating, love and romance in a Web 2.0 World.

Listen to internet radio with CyberDating Expert on Blog Talk Radio

Summer Swimwear by SATC Stylist Patricia Field

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Julie Spira and Patricia Field

Although Sex and the City 2 may be a distant memory, it’s now officially swimsuit season.  SATC stylist Patricia Field launched her new House of Field Swimwear line on the rooftop of 230 Fifth in Manhattan the day after the film’s premiere so grab your tanning butter and select your favorite design.

Patricia Field’s Swimsational Disco Soiree included custom Sex and the City inspired cocktails by SKYY Vodka, and a fashion show attended by thousands of SATC fans and fashion enthusiasts. The cost of the bathing suits run from $90-$200 and portrayed a colorful delight on a desert themed evening. Accessories included eye wear an beach towels.

Are you ready to vote for your favorites?

For more information visit PatricaField.com

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The Carrie Diaries

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I was happy to see that Candace Bushnell released a book just a month before the Sex and the City 2 film. In The Carrie Diaries, Bushnell shares with us what life was like for Carrie Bradshaw during her senior year of high school.

You’ll read about the about Carrie’s first glimpse in becoming a writer, see how her friendships developed, and get a glimpse about her life pre-SATC.

Although the book is targeted to young adults, fans of Sex and the City of all ages will enjoy hearing about the earlier years in the life of Carrie Bradshaw. It’s a great summer read and I’m please to add it to the Cyber-Dating Expert Reading Room.

Sex and the City 2 Week – A Conversation with Stanford, the Broom

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The Sex and the City 2 Opening Week Celebration was in full force. Starting with the Premiere at Radio City on Monday evening, continuing with a private party for SATC stylist extraordinaire Patricia Field at her swimwear disco soiree and fashion show, and ending with a 9-hour Sex and the City Hotspots Tour on the film’s opening night from On Location Tours. The evening ended with an exclusive interview with Willie Garson, best known for his role as Stanford Blatch,  Carrie’s best male friend in the films and television series.

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Julie Spira and Patricia Field

Since I was in New York, where Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha frolicked in style, it seemed fitting to spend the evening on the Sex and the City Hotspots Midnight Madness Tour before going to the midnight show.After all, New York is the city that doesn’t sleep. I already knew my favorite scene was the wedding scene with Liza Minnelli singing Beyonce’s All the Ladies.

Our tour guide was as knowledgeable as a Sex and the City encyclopedia, if one did exist. She started by asking how many Samantha’s were on the bus. Only one person raised their hand. It appeared most women thought they were Carrie or Charlotte, or a combination of the two.

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The Plaza Hotel

We started in front of the Plaza Hotel, where Carrie had said goodbye to Mr. Big in a scene based on the film The Way We Were. We drove past several locations that one could not forget, including Trey and Charlotte’s visit to Tiffany to pick out her diamond engagement ring.

We had the opportunity to jump off the bus and stop at the Pleasure Chest, where Charlotte bought her first “rabbit” and the trendy Buddakan, the location for Carrie and Big’s rehearsal dinner for the wedding that wasn’t.

It was a hot and humid New York evening, so I was thrilled to stop for a signature Cosmopolitan at O’Neals Grand Street Bar in Little Italy, along with Betty Confidential and New York Post writer,  Carrie Seim as well as  Single Gal in the City blogger, Melissa Braverman. The bar was known as “Scout” in the television series.

On the tour, we learned the following:

* SATC 2 had 114 costume changes
* Carrie Bradshaw spent $40,000 on shoes in one year.
* Carrie’s annual salary was estimated at $54,000
* Charlotte York was 32 when she asked a man out for the first time

When Aidan was going to be written out of the series, fans and loyalists around the world sent furniture made out of toothpicks and popsicle sticks to HBO and said, ‘Please don’t let Aidan go out of business”

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Willie Garson (Stanford in SATC)

After dinner, I met up with Willie Garson,  who had just gotten off the phone with Sarah Jessica Parker in London. Before introducing the film to the crowd, Willie shared with us his thoughts about Sex and the City 2.

I asked the Sex and the City star who came up with the term “broom,” a combination of bride and groom, during the gay marriage wedding scene. Willie replied with, “Michael. We have the best writer in the business. If you asked him right now he’d write ten more movies, he’s so smart.” I have a feeling there will be many more brooms in days to come.

Willie added, “There’s a funnier line in this movie, but we can’t say it on television.  It’s Kim’s line about the guy in the desert. My God is that a funny line.”

Of the two weddings, one in the first film and one in the second, I asked him which was his favorite. He replied with, “Oh, wow. That’s hard to say. We don’t have favorites in Sex and the City. It’s all one story about these ten people.”

And finally, I asked, “Should one kiss and tell?” His reply was, “Always. You should kiss and tell someone, you shouldn’t kiss and tell everyone.” I have to agree with Stanford Blatch on this one.

In real life, Willie has been a friend of Sarah Jessica’s for 25 years. They talk almost daily.

If you missed the Midnight Madness tour and are a SATC fan, no need to fret. You can book your Sex and the City Hotspots Tour at your convenience.

Julie Spira is known worldwide as the Cyber-Dating Expert. She is the author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online. Visit her at CyberDatingExpert.com

Weekly Flirt – Live from New York, SATC Excitement

Love Potions – Sex and the City Inspired Cocktails

As part of our Sex and the City 2 Celebration Week, we’re featuring SKYY® Vodka’s SATC-inspired cocktails.

SKYY created recipes in honor of the film’s release which included: “Glamour Gal,” “Red Over Heels,” “Park Avenue Princess,” “Blonde Ambition” and the “Mr. Manhattan.”

Local restaurants and bars nationwide were serving these signature cocktails along with Patricia Field-designed giveaway items.

Rather stay inside and sip? SKYY has shared their specialty drink recipes with us.

GLAMOUR GIRL

SKYYglamourgal2 oz. SKYY® Vodka
.5oz. fresh lemon juice
.5 oz simple Syrup or 1 tsp. sugar
Drop of Crème de Cassis

Rim a martini glass with Crème de Cassis and sugar.
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Strain into the martini glass.
Finish the cocktail with a drop of Crème de Cassis.

PARK AVENUE PRINCESS

skyyprincess1.5 oz. SKYY Infusions® Grape Vodka
3 oz. 7 UP®
.25 oz. fresh lemon juice
.25 oz red wine

Squeeze and drop half a lemon into a cocktail shaker.
Add SKYY Infusions Grape Vodka and 7Up with ice and stir.
Strain into a tall Collins glass with fresh ice.
Float red wine over top of drink.

RED OVER HEELS

skyyredoverheels2 oz. SKYY Infusions® Ginger Vodka
1 oz. honey syrup*
.75oz. fresh lemon juice

Shake ingredients with ice.
Strain into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish with an orange peel.
*Combine .5oz. water with .5oz. honey to make honey syrup.

BLONDE AMBITION

skyyblonde2 oz. SKYY Infusions® Pineapple Vodka
1 oz. fresh lime juice
.75 oz. triple sec
.75 oz. Clear Crème de Cacao

Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with a lemon peel.

MR. MANHATTAN

skyymrmanhattan2 oz. SKYY Infusions® Cherry Vodka
.5 oz. Wild Turkey®101
.5 oz. cola

Combine ingredients with ice into a cocktail shaker and stir.
Pour into a double rocks glass.
Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

To download a printable version of the recipes, click here>>>

Win 2 Tickets to Opening Night of Sex and the City 2

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New York is filled with excitement for Sex and the City 2 week. On Wednesday night at midnight, you can be one of the first to see the film in New York at the Premiere Experience at the Ziegfeld Theatre.

I’m thrilled to be offering this special to those who stop by the book signing for The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online at Book Expo America. I will be signing free copies of my book from 9:30am – 10:30am at BEA in the Authors Autographing Area at table 21.

The winner will receive:

  • Two reserved seating tickets to the midnight show
  • Walk the Red Carpet at the Ziegfeld
  • Have popcorn and soda delivered to your seat
  • Complimentary “cosmopolitan” non-alcoholic drink.

No purchase is necessary. You must register at Book Expo America (BEA) on May 26, 2010 at table 21 from 9:30am-10:30am. Registration to Book Expo America is a separate entry. Winners will be announced by 2:00pm on the day of the show.

Weekly Flirt – Sex and the City Edition

Sex and the City 2 Midnight Madness in New York

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How would you like to be one of the very first people to see Sex and the City 2 on opening night?

On Location Tours in New York will help you live your fantasy with their Midnight Madness party tour package that will make you feel like you’re living your very own Sex and the City with your girlfriends.

Their tour in Manhattan will includes stops to places seen in the television show and movie,  pre-theatre dinner, and a private showing of the film at midnight.

For tickets, visit  ScreenTours.com/satc2-midnight-madness

  • Sex and the City Hotspots Tour featuring 40+ locations
    • Enjoy a cupcake like Carrie and Miranda
    • Quench your thirst with a cosmo from Scout, a bar used on the show
    • Have a cupcake at the bakery where Miranda stuffed cupcakes into her mouth
    • Shop at the store where Charlotte bought her “Rabbit”
    • See the restaurant where Carrie and Big had their engagement party
    • See the furniture store where Aidan works
    • Get the behind-the-scenes scoop on the show.
  • Enjoy dinner with your group before the movie at Fresco by Scotto
  • Tickets to Sex and the City 2 midnight screening on May 26th at midnight (Wednesday evening)
  • Admission to Marquee nightclub after the film
  • Special Appearance by Willie Garson, aka Stanford Blatch!
  • I look forward to seeing you there!

    For tickets, visit  ScreenTours.com/satc2-midnight-madness

    But hurry. It’s very limited and will sell out. Save 5% on your 5/26 Midnight Madness tickets with promo code SATCMIDNIGHT

    The Multi-Million Dollar Sex and the City 2 Wardrobe

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    Photo by Craig Blankenhorn – © MMIX New Line Productions, Inc.

    It won’t appear like there’s a recession when fans go to see the long-awaited Sex and the City 2, due out in theatres on May 27, 2010.

    According to In Touch Weekly, Carrie Bradshaw’s  wardrobe included 41 costume changes. Some of the designers included Pucci, Halston, and Alexander McQueen.  Phillip Block, stylist-to-the-stars, was on the set and he estimated the price of the wardrobe for Sex and the City 2 at $10 million.

    In the InTouch article, Block said, “Some of these pieces cost more than an SUV,” he says. “But they get better mileage!”

    Sex and the City Stylist Patricia Field had dressed Carrie in Halston in one of the television episodes where Carrie was dating a politician. In the recently released documentary film, Ultrasuede: A Search for Halston, Field said, “It was a play on Jackie O.”

    Krsitin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon will get to keep their new over-the-top wardrobe to memorialize their second feature film. The question to ask yourself is, “What fashion designer will you be wearing to view the Sex and the City 2 film with your girlfriends?”

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