Fans can now rent Carrie Bradshaw’s ‘Sex and the City’ apartment
For “Sex and the City” fans who couldn’t help but wonder if they, too, could enjoy the lavish lifestyle of Carrie Bradshaw and her crew — at least for one night — there’s now a lucky to find out.
For only two nights in November, Airbnb is renting a version of Carrie’s enviable brownstone which raised the question, “How could a sex columnist afford this gorgeous apartment on the Upper East Side?” It has all the props that made him so memorable on the show, plus a virtual tour of Carrie herself, Sarah Jessica Parker. (Big, Aidan and other love interests not included.)
The brownstone stints will take place a few weeks before the premiere of “And Just Like That…,” the upcoming HBO Max series that continues the adventures of Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte without 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 just $23.
Parker will greet guests (via video) in the style of one of Carrie’s many contemplative monologues before dropping them into her character’s fabulous apartment. Look, there’s Carrie’s office, where she exploited her tumultuous personal life for newspaper fodder, and an old-school laptop. If you absolutely have to call your girlfriends while you’re there, Carrie’s chunky cordless landline can balance perfectly against your shoulder as you sift through shoes on her closet floor.
Speaking of Carrie’s spacious closet, it’s an adult’s dressing dream come true. Bursting with Carrie’s signature couture and styles – yes, the tutu is here, based on photos provided by Airbnb – and painted the same cerulean blue as our protagonist’s apartment in the movie “Sex and the City”, the Carrie’s dressing room has plenty of options for a trendy outfit for brunch and Cosmos.
To be clear, this isn’t Carrie’s original apartment – the interior seen in the series was built on a plateau, and the brownstone exterior was actually located in the West Village and had its own fascinating story. It is a recreation, located in the Tony Chelsea neighborhood in New York. (Oh, and while the stay is only $23 before taxes, guests are responsible for getting to New York, via Airbnb.)
Be aware, “SATC” enthusiasts – scoring a stay at Carrie’s could turn out to be more competitive than the rivalry between Kim Cattrall and SJP. Reservations open Nov. 8 at noon ET for one-night stays Nov. 12 and 13.