Thursday, December 21, 2006

I'm a Carrie

I happen to be one of THE biggest fans of Sex and the City ever. I was so into the series when it was on, so into all of the characters and their lives and who each of them would be out of my friends. When I lived with D, T, and M, we would go out and say we were the girls from the show. We'd try and think of who was who. I've always been a Carrie. I have a Mr. Big. I loved every single episode of the show and watch the dvd's I own frequently, now with the commentary to hear more about the writing behind the characters and what went into it all.

And this past weekend, I had the most amazing Sex and the City experience ever! It was a 3 hour bus ride where I was in my absolute glory. I loved every moment of it. I just had to come here and write about this wonderfully amazing tour.

The ride started right outside Central Park. We got on the bus and the tour guide (Stephanie), had us look out the bus to our right, to where Carrie had said goodbye to Big before he went into his engagement party with Natasha. This is also where the scene was filmed where Miranda was in charge of the guest book at her friends wedding, and Charlotte wore that amazing bridesmaid's dress and slept with the best man during the reception. Also where, at the last scene of season six, Carrie walks down the street and gets the phone call from "John."

After each spot we saw, we were able to watch the scene on the little screens in the bus. So cool. The next stop was to that little random sex shop where Charlotte was introduced to the "rabbit." I loved that episode. We got to go into that location, into the sex store, where we got 15 minutes to shop around. From there we went by the church where Samantha met one of the only guys that she wasn't able to get- Friar Fuck. Remember him? He was that good looking priest that Samantha was into, and started to go to church for. From there we went to the Magnolia Bakery where Carrie and Miranda have eaten cupcakes outside of before. We all got a yummy freebie cupcake, and from there....oh my god... we went to Carrie's front steps. This was my favorite part of the whole tour.

Some other stops included that cool bar that Aiden and Steve owned where we all had a cosmo, the place where Carrie and the girls were trying all the different perfumes and she announced to them that she was "taking a lovah," Charlotte's art gallery, Samantha's apartment, and sooo many more.

There were tons of other stops, many little tidbits we learned, scenes we got to view, behind the scene info given to us. And I loved every minute of the whole thing. I'm such a SATC addict that I could go on and on and on about it all, because it was really, that good. So good. I just had to say something about it, because it's something I'm going to always remember. Man I miss that show.

9 comments:

e.b. said...

That sounds like it would be really interesting and enjoyable - especially for such a die hard fan.

brookem said...

e.b.- it was sooo enjoyable!

1 peanut said...

That sounds ike so much fun. How did you find out about the tour? Is it new?

brookem said...

peanut- I've heard about the tour before, for a while now... I don't think it's too new.. but maybe in the past few years or so. so I've always said that the next time I go to NYC I'm absolutely booking it, and I DID!:)

Buffy said...

I totally empathised with Carrie and the Mr Big situation. I had my own. And no matter how 'Bigish' he was...it just made me want him more.

Sounds like great fun.

k.r.i.s.t.e.n. said...

yay! so glad you had fun. i want to know where all those places are - i didn't know aidan and steve's bar really exists. what's the name of it? (oh, and i took your advice and just started a blog.)

Ally said...

I'm going to NYC for the first time in February, so I may have to check the tour out. I'm glad you had so much fun.

brooke alexandra said...

Glad to hear you had a blast. Also, I loved your pictures...they made me want a martini REALLY BAD!

Natasha said...

I love your blog! I love sex in the city too! You should check out my blog, "Sex in the Little City"

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