Intercourse and The Metropolis followers are eagerly anticipating the upcoming launch of the HBO Max miniseries revival And Simply Like That… to search out out what the lives of Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte (however NOT Samantha, we do not speak about her) are like in 2021. But if the passive exercise of watching your favourite present rise from the lifeless just isn’t fairly sufficient to get you going lately, maybe you’ll be extra concerned about a extra energetic expertise that permits you to faux that you simply ARE Carrie.
To that finish, a only a few fortunate folks will get the possibility to remain at a devoted recreation of Carrie’s brownstone house (one of many extra sensible NYC residences in tv historical past) by way of Airbnb, with Sarah Jessica Parker serving because the “Airbnb Host.” They’re providing two, one-night stays, for as much as two folks every, at a recreation of Carrie’s digs on November twelfth and thirteenth. And it will solely value you $23 (plus taxes), as a result of it has been 23 years since Intercourse and the Metropolis first was aired.
“The Carrie Bradshaw character is near and dear to my heart, and revisiting her world for the continuation of the Sex and the City story has been such a joy,” said Parker. “I’m excited for our audience to experience Carrie’s New York like never before and walk in her shoes, quite literally, for the first time.“
A few notes about Carrie’s apartment: the exterior shot on the show was of a brownstone on Perry Street (where owners have since installed a chain across the stoop to fend off tourists); the apartment on the show was supposed to be on the Upper East Side; the apartment in reality was just a set; and the Airbnb is in Chelsea and doesn’t realllly look like the real deal.
So what do you get during your stay? First, Parker will play a realistic absentee landlord by giving you a “digital greeting;” then she will throw in “a narration paying homage to every episode’s thought-provoking intro,” though it is unclear whether that will be relayed directly into your brain, or play on an endless loop on speakers inside the apartment.
You will get at least two Cosmopolitans (but very likely no more than two), the chance to “admire and play dress-up in Carrie’s iconic closet” (which includes shoes and at least one iconic Patricia Field tutu), and a styling session and photoshoot.
There will be no cigarettes, carnations, or Post-It notes.
You will also get “the chance to descend the steps of her brownstone and stroll the streets of Manhattan (splash from a metropolis bus not included).” It is unclear at publication time whether there is something particularly notable about this stroll, or if it is just like any time one is strolling the streets of Manhattan to go to a corner drug store or pick up a slice of pizza, which are the main things New Yorkers do in real life, splash or no splash.
You also get a bed to sleep in, a landline which may or may not work, a laptop which may or may not work, and at least five windows. Seamless is not included.
Airbnb adds that it will make a one-time donation to The Studio Museum in Harlem, a contemporary art museum championing the work of artists of African descent, in honor of the show’s return.
You can try to reserve your spot starting at noon on Monday, November 8th by going here, but you better plan ahead because I imagine a lot of people (not Samantha) will be hankering to book it. Another reason to get on it: if it becomes necessary to cancel the stays because of COVID guidelines, Airbnb “will supply the reserving visitor a $1,000 USD Airbnb journey credit score.” Identical to Carrie appreciated to say: when one door closes, a shoe field stuffed with Airbnb journey credit score opens!