For “Sex and the City” fans who couldn’t help but wonder whether they, too, could enjoy the lavish lifestyle of Carrie Bradshaw and her crew – at least for a night – there’s a chance now to find out.
For just two nights in November, Airbnb is renting a version of Carrie’s enviable brownstone that begged the question, “How did a sex columnist afford this gorgeous apartment on the Upper East Side?” It’s got all the accoutrements that made it so memorable on the show, plus a virtual visit from Carrie herself, Sarah Jessica Parker. (Big, Aidan and other flaky love interests not included.)
The brownstone stays will occur just weeks ahead of the premiere of “And Just Like That …,” the upcoming HBO Max series that continues the adventures of Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte sans Samantha. (HBO Max and CNN share a parent company, WarnerMedia.) Oh, and because the original “Sex and the City” premiered 23 years ago, each one-night stay will cost guests just $23.
Parker will greet guests (via video) in the style of one of Carrie’s many contemplative monologues before turning them loose into her character’s fabulous apartment. Look, there’s Carrie’s writing desk, where she mined her tumultuous personal life for newspaper fodder, and an appropriately old-school laptop. If you absolutely must call your girlfriends during your stay, Carrie’s chunky cordless landline can balance neatly against your shoulder while you sift through shoes on the floor of her closet.
Speaking of Carrie’s spacious closet, it’s an adult’s dress-up dream come true. Overflowing with couture and Carrie’s signature styles – yes, the tutu is there, based on photos provided by Airbnb – and painted in the same cerulean blue of our protagonist’s apartment in the “Sex and the City” film, Carrie’s walk-in closet has plenty of options for a fashionable outfit for brunch and Cosmos.
To be clear, this isn’t Carrie’s original apartment – the interior seen on the series was constructed on a set, and the exterior of the brownstone was actually located in the West Village and had a fascinating history of its own. It’s a recreation, located in New York’s tony Chelsea neighborhood. (Oh, and though the stay only costs $23 before taxes, guests are responsible for getting themselves to New York, per Airbnb.)
Be aware, “SATC” devotees – scoring a stay at Carrie’s could get more competitive than the rivalry between Kim Cattrall and SJP. Booking opens November 8 at noon ET for one-night stays on November 12 and November 13.