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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Carrie and her 'Sex and the City' friends would be at home at these Cleveland hot spots

by Laura DeMarco/Plain Dealer Friday Magazine Editor
Thursday May 29, 2008, 9:00 PM

Dinner-and-a-movie was never the "Sex and the City" girls' way. When they went out, they went out, out, out. Nothing dull or predictable. No chain joints where waiters wore "flair." No trips to the mall or multiplex. Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte craved a good time, from drinks and more drinks to dinner at the latest hot eatery to dancing in gay bars and salsa clubs -- to more drinks.

So when you head out to see the queens of New York on the big screen this weekend, ask yourself, what would Carrie do? Or Samantha? Or Miranda? Or Charlotte?

Ask no more. Read on for our character-driven guide to going out "Sex and the City"-style before or after the flick.


The Samantha

The vibe: Money, honey. Only the best, most expensive and swankiest will do for Samantha and her ilk. Think Ms. Jones raising a cosmo to Donald Trump in "The Myth, The Man, The Viagra" episode. But just because the beau she hooked up with in that episode was ancient -- and had the rear end to prove it -- money doesn't equal "old" when it comes to Samantha.

The places: Dress to impress and bring your platinum card if you want to keep up with Ms. Jones. Samantha would be right at home at the uberchic minimalist bar at Table 45 at the InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center Cleveland (9801 Carnegie Ave).


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