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Sex and the Shindig

Sex and the City 2

Last night Lorraine and I attended a special preview screening of Sex and the City 2 put on by the Women of Baycrest. All the reviews were in the papers that morning, The Globe and Mail gave it half a star and the Toronto Star trashed it also. Of course, the critics were all men. If I had to sit through a Star Wars sequel, I’d be pretty grumpy too. So I’m telling all you Sex and the City fans, don’t believe them! Go and see this cinematic eye candy with your best friends and bring a flask and enjoy! Lorraine and I had the best time. The Women of Baycrest know how to throw a shindig. Jeannie Beker hosted the screening and she looked amazing…subtle work? who knows, I am a fan! The audience was of course mostly women and the few men that were there were either gay or on a dare. To greet us, there were half a dozen hunky boys (hired, is there any other kind of hunk?) lined up by the escalators. The one that caught my bifocals asked me: “Are you ready to be Carried away?” Ahhh, the Cougar years, I am enjoying them immensely. Afterwards, the boys escorted us, all tottering in our stilletos, to The Roosevelt Room where we were greeted by Halston clad models holding trays of cupcakes. Again, what’s up with cupcakes? I feel stupid eating them. I wish I had brought my camera but purse was so tiny and stuffed with Tena pads that I had to use my iPhone to take pictures of the Halston Heritage dress gallery (available at the Bay):

We had delicious canapes and cocktails. Lorraine and I must have stuck out as the only goyim in the place because the lovely Jew-ells kept handing us their unused drink tickets. We danced (I’m a Single Lady, oh oh oh!) and had a great time and at the end, we all got a bag of swag! All for a good cause, click here and read about what the Women of Baycrest are doing for brain health. Best of luck, ladies, and thanks for a great evening!

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What Happens in the Car Wash…

Okay, birthday week is officially over now that all the Champagne is gone.  I can’t NOT say the word  “Champagne”  like Bubbles from Little Britain, “Champagne for everyone!”  Although I never really drink the real stuff, just bubbly wine, it could be from anywhere, I don’t care.  It puts me in the best (and craziest) mood and I will not tell you what I did in the car wash at Queen and Kingston Road.  If I wasn’t such a charming LOCA (lady of a certain age), I could have been arrested and no, I wasn’t driving.  Anyway, there is nothing a like a super fun Champagne buzz to bring on the most profoundly existential angst-ridden hangover the next day.  Will I ever learn?  No, but what I have learned is to embrace my inner wretchedness.  First start with Vitamin Water, it’s brilliant for replenishing depleted nutrients, the ones that went down the drain in the car wash.  It is my daughter’s mission to try every flavour so the one I got yesterday tasted like a pina colada….not my favourite, I must say.  After getting plumped back by the fluids, keep moving, go to the gym.  The sweat will pour out even on the lamest elliptical ride.  Then lay on a mat or roll on a  stability ball.  Think about what you’re going to eat next and YES!  it can be grease!!!  In fact, it must be grease, Doctor K’s orders:

Great Burger Kitchen 1056 Gerrard St. East

I went here, Great Burger Kitchen, because I saw a Harvey’s commercial at the gym.  They use locally sourced, naturally raised, free range meat and!  AND! They serve poutine.  I ordered a Greek burger, ie. man repellent (feta, tzatsiki, and ripe raw red onion…kiss me!)  I also ordered the poutine and I’m wondering if you have to be born in Quebec to get this but I guess not because I have been noticing all these “gourmet” poutine places opening up all over Toronto.  I embrace this, although I am a purist and have yet to taste any as great as the poutine at Patateville on Laurier Blvd in Beloeil, Quebec.  I don’t even want to know if it’s not there anymore.  But the poutine at Great Burger Kitchen sure hit the spot and so did that burger.  The next burger I order, which maybe as soon as the day after The Sex and the City 2 premiere next week, will be the “voodoo” burger….salsa, spicy mayo, guacamole, balsamic onion…definitely will chase all the bad spirits away!