Warner Bros. and Airbnb have painstakingly recreated Carrie Bradshaw’s Apartment, first immortalized in the early aughts HBO show, in honor of the upcoming sequel, And Just Like That. Carrie Bradshaw’s black laptop sits on a desk in a corner, adorned with a post-it note (Of the WiFi password—not from Berger.)
And just like that. . . you can live out your Sex and the City fantasy.
Remember Carrie Bradshaw’s infamous quip when her non-engagement with furniture designer Aiden turned sour: “I’ve spent $40000 on shoes and I have no place to live?” Or how Miranda made a huge deal about Carrie Bradshaw’s giving up her apartment to cohabit with Mr. Big in the movie? Or how, on one rainy day, she returned to its comforting warmth after being jilted at the altar in a meringue of a Vivienne Westwood gown and bird stuck on her head?
“Well, apparently you can go home again, but it’ll cost you.”
And just like a switch from blonde to brunette signaled Carrie Bradshaw’s return to society, the apartment’s makeover – from rough and ready to bright and bold, with a seriously expensive writing table to boot – ushered a new beginning for the heartbroken writer.
With such sway over storytelling, it would be easy to forget that Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment on the Upper East Side has never really existed.
Now, as Carrie Bradshaw’s, Miranda Hobbes, and Charlotte York-Goldenblatt return to our screens on 9th December with And Just Like That… fact and fiction merged, if only for two nights in NYC. Warner Bros. and Airbnb meticulously recreated the last we saw of Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood.
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“The Carrie Bradshaw’s 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. I’m excited for our audience to experience Carrie Bradshaw’s New York like never before and walk in her shoes, quite literally, for the first time.” – says Sarah Jessica Parker.
The pistachio green walls are back, as is the desk and that brick of a cordless phone (with a post-it, too).
A night cost $23 dollars – an ode to Sex and the City’s premiere date twenty-three years ago – yet another Easter egg in the build-up to And Just Like That…
With a bunch of new friends and turning the mirror on age, And Just Like That… is like a stylish old friend who is visiting after a really long time away: a lot may have changed since you last saw them, but a lot remains the same… including Carrie Bradshaw’s delightful squeal that makes a comeback in the trailer that was just released.