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Carrie and the City

Yes, that’s the G-rated name for the show and movie in our house! I don’t know about you but I have been counting down the days until I can go see the movie. The occasion is so momentous that I actually went to the movie theater to see it. As anyone with kids can attest this is a true rarity, except the times that I have gone to see something animated of course!

Being such a huge fan I was beyond thrilled to learn that Carrie’s friend, Stanford Blatch (Willie Garson) is a fan of Hampton Paper Designs. I mean really, does life get much better than this? Maybe a scene in which Carrie is writing a note to Mr. Big on her personalized Hampton Paper Correspondence Card…. hey a girl can dream!

In anticipation of the movie, there are contests galore going on here in Washington, DC. A favorite of mine is which girl are you…Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda or Samantha? I thought it would be great fun to poll my closest friends to find out who they thought they were most like (and whether or not I agreed). In case you haven’t already guessed I am Charlotte all the way. If you need proof look just beyond the Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry to the last movie when Charlotte brought her own food to Mexico. Did you think that was far fetched? A few years ago on a work trip to Mexico I did the exact same thing. Yes, for 5 days and nights I ate and only things that came out of my own suitcase– water, saltines and graham crackers.

After claiming the spot of Charlotte, I polled my friend and have included their response for fun!

Friend 1
I am not nearly as stylish as Carrie (but then again who is?) but like single Carrie I live in a tiny house in order to indulge my obsession with $800.00 shoes!

Friend 2
These days I act like Miranda, cranky and overworked and but alas I am unwilling to go red.I have Carrie’s nose and name but that is where the similarities end. The days of resembling Samantha are long gone. If I buy this new house west of DC it will be the equivalent of Miranda moving to Brooklyn. The right house in a location I never thought I would be living.

Friend 3
Love it girls, I think I will be Candace Bushnell if its ok with you all. I like the idea of thinking it all up and writing about it but never actually having to do it.

Friend 4
Hmmm all the good ones are taken. Only in my dreams could I be Samantha and I am not even sure I would make it out of the gate.

If you havent seen the movie yet – Enjoy and let me know if you know where I can find Carrie’s white dress in the opening scene.