Inside Candace Bushnell's Bash on I Street

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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Lexie Ramage
The author of the popular "Sex And The City" franchise recently published a sequel to the "The Carrie Diaries". Readers can experience how Carrie Bradshaw got her start in New York. Well known characters like Samantha and Miranda are also introduced along with some new ones. Don't worry if you're new to the series, you'll still be able to follow the action.
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Residences on the Avenue (2221 I St. N.W.) hosted the event on their Square 54 rooftop pool, a scene that truly captured the "Sex and the City" feel.
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Those who came received a complimentary copy of the new book, had the chance to enter a $500 Manolo Blahnik shoe giveaway, checked out swanky apartments and experienced the Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie's Carrie Closet.
Lexie Ramage
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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Carrie would probably need a few drinks to forget about that tiny closet....
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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 obviously a necessity.
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."
Lexie Ramage
Several guests said the DJ, from NomNom Records, gave the rooftop party a very New York feel.
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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.
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As the party wound down, people enjoyed the sunset and group pictures with the author.
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