Our Very Carrie Bradshaw NYC Trip

Achievement: #33. Have a very Carrie Bradshaw NYC trip

When we planned our trip to NYC at the end of May, it was random chance that it was the week the second Sex and the City movie was coming out. But as soon as we found out, I was already making plans. How cool would it be to see the movie in the city?? (Nevermind that most of the movie doesn’t actually take place in NYC…)

I was super excited. I absolutely love Sex and the City, and I love my crazy, neurotic, yet endearing Carrie. I love watching her get into trouble, and watching her rock it out, and watching everything fall down, as if I’m going to be the girlfriend who is there with a shoulder to cry on. I honestly can’t think of another TV show where I have been so enamored and involved with the characters, and additionally, it’s made me think so much about writing, and writing-related things. And shoes. It’s made me think about shoes a lot. πŸ™‚

So we did some admittedly-Carrie-like things on our trip. For one, I brooded a lot, then freaked out about irrational things. Secondly, we went writing every day, and I tried to use Carrie-isms in my blog and away messages. And third, I tried desperately to coordinate as cute of outfits as I could manage in the hideously humid New York weather.

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As I sat in a crowded Starbucks around breakfast time, I couldn’t help but wonder how New York women manage their hair in these desperate, humid times. Seriously, I’d just walked out of the Chelsea fifteen minutes earlier, and we were already at man-down crisis levels.

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Next, it was off to visit the gorgeous New York Public Library. You’ll remember this as the place Carrie and Big were *supposed* to get married. I can see why they’d want to – it was gorgeous! (I’ll say this – if they hadn’t been quite so neurotic, the both of them, it totally would have happened, and we would have missed two of the three fashion music montages.)

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Michael decided that if I was going to reenact scenes from movies, he was going to do the same. Here he is, yelling, “GIMME BACK MY SON” into a pay phone at the library!

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Then it was off to The Late Show to see the three loves of my life: David Letterman, Biff Henderson, and Sarah Jessica Parker!! That’s right, my amazing, wonderful, fantastic husband scored us tickets to SJP’s episode!! She is just as charming and fashionable in real life as she is on the show, I must say. πŸ™‚

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Outside the Late Show after the taping, being a total fangirl.

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Later that evening, we went to buy our movie tickets, and I posed with my girl Carrie!

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This is not the fountain where Carrie and Aiden had their epic fight, but we pretended it was πŸ™‚

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The next day, we had cosmos at happy hour after seeing the movie. If you saw the movie, you probably found yourself drinking afterward also! (But OH those outfits were fantastic, I mean even the bad ones were amazing.)

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The following day, we stopped by the courthouse for a kiss, as if we were Big and Carrie, just married, but slightly less neurotic (oh, who am I kidding, we are neurotic as hell, just in absolutely less-frustrating ways than those two ;).

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And finally, we stopped by the famous stoop for some photos. This is Carrie’s street, which made me take back all those complaints I had about Big being able to sit outside in his car for a hundred years while Carrie decided whether or not she liked him that night being factually inaccurate. He totally could have.

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The stoop!! There it is! How many times have we witnessed Carrie running up or down this stoop, or lingering a little long for a goodnight kiss? We were there!

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We weren’t actually allowed *on* it, so we had to stand next to it. But it counted. πŸ™‚

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Here we are, our last night in New York, visiting a place I have always wanted to see. Best NYC trip ever!! πŸ™‚

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