The day I had been looking forward to for the past six years finally arrived, and it did not disappoint – this was the day we went on the Sex and the City tour!!!
I’ll briefly describe the highlights of the tour, but if you’re not a SATC fan, you might not get it all.
We started the tour at the Pulitzer Fountain across the street from the Plaza Hotel, where Carrie said goodbye to Big after his engagement party.
We cruised past Friar Fuck’s church, Miranda’s gym, made a stop at the store where Charlotte discovered her cute pink rabbit, ate cupcakes a la` Magnolia Bakery, passed the playground where Miranda fell when he met Steve’s girlfriend, drank Cosmo’s at Scout – Steve and Aiden’s bar, and landed on Carrie’s stoop – the location for so many of the great scenes between her and Big!
SJP supposedly lives very near where they filmed her stoop scenes on Perry Street. How exciting just to walk around in her neighborhood. Sadly, there were no SJP sightings:( But not to worry, the tour was still fantastic. It’s great for first timers in NYC, too, because you can go back and explore the neighborhoods and locations from the tour, which we did!
We saw Clinton Kelly – fashion guru from TLC’s What Not to Wear. If you haven’t seen the show, it’s a must for your DVR/TiVo – the rules will stick with you. He was so gracious and stopped to let me take a picture of him, even though our carriage kept rolling – No, Terrence would not let me jump out of the carriage ride, even though I wanted to; thus, the pic is a bit blurry. But, you can still tell how cute Clinton is!!!
After our Carriage ride,
where the driver pointed out the building where Bruce Willis lives (how did he know to mention him!!!), we walked all the chi chi shops on 5th Avenue, even stopping in Trump Tower.
Our days were never quite long enough but we managed to fill them from sunrise to way past sunset…