Here’s How To Get a Tour of NYC from Sarah Jessica Parker
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to traipse New York City and see its streets through the eyes — and stiletto-clad heels — of Carrie Bradshaw, then now is your chance.
Sarah Jessica Parker has partnered up with Airbnb Experiences to offer four lucky fans the chance to shop and tour Manhattan for a day — not just alongside a legendary New Yorker, but with the actual actress who played Carrie Bradshaw (for six seasons and two movies) as your tour guide.
The private, two-hour guided tour dubbed “Sole of the City” starts with a shopping trip (for shoes, natch) at Bloomingdale’s on the Upper East Side followed by a gossip-and-dish session with the star over fro-yo.
(Image credit: SJP / Nordstrom)
After parting ways with the one and only SJP, tour participants will then be treated to “some of the best seats in the house” and “VIP surprises” at the New York City Ballet. All for $400 per person — which actually seems like a steal considering it includes a pair of SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker shoes (retail $150-$450), a private celebrity Q&A (priceless), and ballet tickets (retail $75 to $200), and is a fundraiser for City Ballet with 100% of the proceeds donated to the non-profit organization.
The entire itinerary was planned by Parker herself, who told the AP that it “speaks to the very colorful identity that is New York…We could have gone to MOMA or the Whitney or walked through Chinatown or certainly had a nice walk on the High Line or just strolled the streets of the East Village or Midtown East.”
But the actress and famous Big Apple ambassador says that she chose Bloomingdale’s because it’s not only an iconic destination — it’s also where her shoe line is carried. Parker is also on the board at City Ballet, or as she puts it “one of the great cultural experiences anybody can have” in New York.
Learn more about the “Social Impact Experience” (aka fundraiser) being offered at Airbnb.com and the four available spaces on the tour starting tomorrow, September 26th. The listing currently says “sold out” and “one spot left” but Gothamist confirms tickets are not yet on sale.