Candace Bushnell Debuts ‘Summer and the City’

'Sex and the City' creator Candace Bushnell was in residence... at The Residences (on the Avenue) Tuesday evening to launch her newest Carrie Diaries series novel, 'Summer and the City.'

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'Sex and the City' creator Candace Bushnell was in residence... at The Residences (on the Avenue) Tuesday evening to launch her newest Carrie Diaries series novel, "Summer and the City." Here, she takes a breather with ABC7's Pamela Brown (C) and BrandLinkDC's Barbara Martin (R) on the Avenue rooftop deck.
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Miss District of Columbia Stephanie Williams with her fiancee Chris Dekom popped up at the party.
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There's no view of a Manhattan skyline from the rooftop deck at the Residences on the Avenue -- but who minds that when Candace Bushnell is there to sign free copies of 'Summer and the City'?!
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Fans met the woman of the hour, Candace Bushnell. "She's an iconic author and she created an institution," said Rick Rickertsen, a Georgetown resident and SATC fan. "'Sex And The City' is a way of life. It's New York, it's a lifestyle and needs to be commended."
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Guests also visited the Carrie Closet, designed by Neiman Marcus at the Mazza Gallerie, where they entered to win a $500 Manolo Blahnik gift certificate.
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Upon entering, attendees received complimentary copies of "Summer and the City."
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Bushnell signed copies of her book for fans.
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"Summer in the City" readers will learn how Carrie Bradshaw fared in her first writing class. Samantha and Miranda are introduced, along with some new characters as well.
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Huge fans of "Sex and the City" anxiously awaited this next big thing for Carrie. The book details her first writing class and how she met Miranda and Samantha.
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Danielle Dobin of Apifeni Activewear and NBC Washington's Eun Yang.
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One lucky guest got to snap up the Manolo Blahnik stilletos.
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Georgetown Cupcake's Katherine Kallinis (C) and Sophie LaMontagne (R) were in attendance! Their new Georgetown neighbor Nectar Skin Bar provided a lipstick bar for the event.
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Although it was called the Carrie Closet, we think the real Carrie Bradshaw would be ashamed at the size of it.
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Niteside Inside Candace Bushnell's Bash on I Street Carrie would probably need a few drinks to forget about that tiny closet....
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And what 'Sex and the City' party would be sans cocktails and hors d'oeuvres?
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With all those refreshments, Nectar's lipstick bar was clearly a necessity.
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Several guests said the DJ, from NomNom Records, gave the rooftop party a very New York feel. Everything is obviously better in New York.
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Party favors included Georgetown cupcakes that were topped with a mini version of the new book cover.
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Some people didn't need to enter the Manolo Blahnik giveaway -- they had Christian Louboutins of their own instead.
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More red bottoms sighted! Move over, Manolos. This is about the Loubs now.
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As the party wound down, people enjoyed the sunset and group pictures with the author.
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