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Candace Bushnell Finds A ‘Summer’ Residence In D.C.; Neiman Marcus/Room & Board-Decorated Book Party Decidedly Sexy!

By Daniel Swartz on June 29, 2011
Georgetown Cupcake's Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis flank best-selling author Candace Bushnell.
Georgetown Cupcake's Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis flank best-selling author Candace Bushnell.
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The Guest List:
Angie Goff, Annie Perezchica, Ashley A. Mason-Greene, Beverly Isemann Hogate, Candace Bushnell: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4, Catherine Calabrese, Colleen Kittell, Cori Sue Morris: 1 | 2, Deejay Neekola, Dominique Vu, Eun Yang: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4, Jayne Sandman, Julie Smith, Kara Manos: 1 | 2, Karen Ahlefelder Watkins, Karen Sommer Shalett: 1 | 2, Kate Bennett, Katherine Kallinis: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6, Kelly Griffith, Kristin Guiter, Liberty Jones, Lindsey Becker: 1 | 2, Marissa Schneider: 1 | 2, Meredith C. Fineman: 1 | 2, Michelle Flanagan, Michelle Gloden Schoenfeld: 1 | 2, Noelle Dorment, Pamela Brown, Pamela Lynne Sorensen: 1 | 2, Rachel Cothran, Sophie LaMontagne: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6, Stephanie Ariel Williams: 1 | 2, Vanessa Rodriguez, Victoria Michael: 1 | 2 | 3
NORTHWEST -- Sex was on everyone’s mind when a hundred or so VIPs gathered on the gorgeous rooftop of The Avenue building on Tuesday evening.

Sex And The City that is, as event hostesses Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis of Georgetown Cupcake, NBC4 news anchor Eun Yang, and Veronica Valencia (wife of the Mexican Ambassador to the USA) threw a guest list-only book party for best-selling author Candace Bushnell.



A celebration of the release of Bushnell’s latest novel, Summer And The City (a continuation of the Sex And The City literary series), last night’s gathering drew an impressive, albeit primarily female, number of the District’s business and media movers and shakers.

Kristin Guiter, Candace Bushnell, and Rachel Cothran.

In addition to the evening’s signature attraction – a chance to meet and briefly speak with the creator of the much loved Carrie Bradshaw character – guests were treated to a complimentary ‘Lipstick Bar’ by Georgetown’s Nectar Skin Bar, glasses of chilled wine, and, of course, plenty of cupcakes (each topped with a special fondant book cover).

The Lipstick Bar courtesy of Nectar Skin Bar.

With the “Sex And The City” series being known as much for its appreciation of fashion and luxe living as, well, sex, the party wouldn’t have been complete without a nod to D.C. style. More than rising to the occasion, Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie commandeered the interior of one of The Avenue’s two-bedroom model units, outfitting it with fashions from the likes of Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Louboutin, and, of course, Manolo Blahnik.

Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie’s ‘Carrie Closet’.

U Street Corridor home furnishing powerhouse Room and Board was also in attendance, providing one of their signature “Bradshaw tables" for the book signing. Modeled after Carrie Bradshaw’s coffee table in the hit HBO TV series, the Bradshaw was designed to provide a fresh take on vintage furniture design.


While all guests clearly went home happy, one lucky attendee (Kathryn Rand) will wake-up this morning with a particularly bright smile, as the winnner of a $500 Neiman Marcus Manolo Blahnik gift card, courtesy of Residences On The Avenue.


Carrie Bradshaw would most certainly approve.


Be sure to check out all 85 of our photographs from this event HERE!
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