To celebrate its tenth anniversary, The Langham, New York, has created a number of itineraries highlighting New York’s history starting from the 1880s through to the present day.
Taking a look back on what makes New York City one of the world’s most iconic destinations and how The Langham has played a part in it, the itineraries are sure to give a sense of nostalgia. While Holly Golightly and Mad Men represent the city in the 1950s and 60s and Gossip Girl took over the big apple in the 2010s, who better to represent the 90s and early noughties than Carrie Bradshaw?
According to The Langham, New York, here is how you can spend a day in NYC, just like Carrie would in the 90s and 00s – perfectly timed with one of today’s most talked about shows, And Just Like That.
Start your Carrie-style New York itinerary with brunch at Cafeteria, located in the upscale neighbourhood of Chelsea. Just like Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha indulge in brunch classics such as eggs benedict or french toast while rehashing escapades of the night before.
A fashion icon in her own right, Carrie was no stranger to the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she might have explored the London Fashion installation in 1997 or the Femme Fatale: Fashion and Visual Culture in the Fin-de-Sèicle Paris exhibition in 2003.
Nowadays, visitors can learn about Latin American and Latinx Fashion Design at the ¡Moda Hoy! installation or discover 90s fashion pieces in the museum’s permanent collections.
After swooning over fashion, a trip to the New York Public Library would be a must for Carrie to take some time to write her Sex and the City column or delve into old-world novels.
The New York Public Library not only impresses with its iconic exterior but also its grand interior design.
When visiting the NYPL, you can join one of their daily free tours or explore one of their current exhibitions. And if you have seen the Sex and the City movie, you will recognise the staircase where Carrie fled her wedding to Mr Big!
Next on Carrie’s to-do list? Grab a sweet treat at Magnolia Bakery. The now-famous bakery gained notoriety after appearing in an episode of Sex and the City. Just a short walk from The Langham, New York and the NYPL, you can indulge in one of their world-renowned cupcakes, just as Carrie and Miranda did way back when!
And if you are a shopaholic like Carrie, it is a must to visit Bergdorf Goodman, where you are sure to find your next favourite pair of shoes. The historic department store is the perfect place to shop all the classic designer brands and experience that old-school glamour.
Time for dinner and drinks at the Al Fiori at the Langham, New York, situated right on Fifth Avenue. The iconic street has appeared many times in both And Just Like That and Sex and the City. After a busy day being a New Yorker, it would not be unlike Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda to meet for dinner at one of New York’s swankiest restaurants.
Cue The Langham, New York’s Michelin-starred restaurant on the hotel’s second floor… indulge in classic and modern Riviera-inspired cuisine while sipping on French wine or endless cocktails (it’d be rude not to have a Cosmo!).
Finish your evening by catching a show at Webster Hall. In And Just Like That, the three girlfriends visit the concert venue to watch a stand-up show. Currently, you can catch shows from different musical artists or party the night away.
After an eventful day running around town, Carrie would head home to her fabulous penthouse on Fifth Avenue, while guests of The Langham, New York, will head to their home-from-home on Fifth Avenue. The hotel features a residential-inspired aesthetic, topped off by a multi-million dollar permanent art collection featuring the works of Alex Katz.
Feel like you are living in New York yourself and enjoy all the comforts of home at the Langham by booking one of the hotel’s Executive Club Rooms, which includes a spacious one-bedroom with a sitting area, a large marble bathroom, and a full kitchen with Miele appliances.
Rates at The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue are from $695 per night (approx. £536). For further information, visit www.langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham/new-york/.
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