I would rather gouge my eyes out with the heel of a mold-encrusted Manolo
than see Sex and the City 2
, set to be unleashed in theaters on May 27th.
(For the record, I liked the HBO series
, but was appalled by the first movie
, which apparently makes me a lonely heretic, since it did very well in the box office
Still, I cannot ignore the buzz that's building around the sequel, and Manhattan's Waldorf Astoria's The Waldorf Towers
is offering a Sex and The City Movie package, which is actually a pretty good deal. Stay for two nights at $300, double occupancy, eat cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery
, drink two Cosmos at the hotel's Bull & Bear restaurant, get two 60-minute spa treatments (one per person), and... two tickets to see the blessed movie itself. You can also take the Sex and the City NYC tour
Nota bene, these activities probably won't have anything to do with the new movie, which centers around a trip to Abu Dhabi
(filmed in Morocco). And it has to be said that these Manhattan-based activities are starting to feel a little retro, since let's face it, it's been 12 years since the series started airing and six years since it stopped -- but hey, nothing's wrong with a little nostalgia. Other hotels in the city are also offering similar packages.
The package runs May 1st to August 30th, but movie tickets are only available when the movie is in theaters. And if history's any indication, given the track-record of these sort of sequels
, the run could be short -- so if this package intrigues, book earlier rather than later.