There was Berger. And Richard. Don't forget the Hot Priest or Trey and his protectively prissy mother. The "Sex and the City Hotspots Tour" will help you remember a variety of colorful characters from the popular TV and movie franchise but none better than the Fabulous Four -- Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha.
The tour, which is very popular with Bachelorettes, begins at the famed Plaza Hotel where Carrie spoke the words from "Love Story" to Mr. Big after his wedding to another woman. The guide greets the visitors with ebullient style as the bus weaves through the streets of New York City while clips of Carrie and Company entertain the audience. "All of our guides are actresses in New York City," says founder of On Location Tours, Georgette Blau. Memorable midtown spots such as the Public Library and Tiffany's are pointed out and the bus eventually stops at The Pleasure Chest on Seventh Avenue. In true Samantha style, this stop is the raciest, as the guide points out one of the sex shop's best selling items: The Rabbit. You'll remember, conservative Charlotte purchased this "toy" during season one.
The other stops include trendy restaurant Buddakan in the Meatpacking District, the scene of Carrie's and Big's fated rehearsal dinner in the first movie. The highlight for many women may be the stop on Bleeker Street in the West Village which provides an opportunity to shop like the ladies shopped at jewelry shop Alexis Bittar and perfumania Fresh. After the plastic is exercised, the guide passes out cupcakes from The Magnolia Bakery where Miranda and Carrie once dished over tasty treats.
To conclude this stylish excursion, fans visit Onieal's Speakeasy where scenes about Aidan's bar were shot. A "SATC" tour wouldn't be complete without sampling a Cosmo, either full throttle or the virgin variety. The pink cocktails, delicious yet expensive, are a big draw! When Colette Copping of London decided to visit the Big Apple, this tour was the first outing she booked. "It's the whole thing! Constantly looking for love. It's just romantic isn't it," she squeals as she clutches her necklace which bears her name, just like Carrie's. "She's just sort of a hopelessly romantic. It's lovely. I love it!" Her fiancee, Tim Rudland, is one of the few men on the tour. "We are in a bar now," he says. "So that's good for me!"
"Over the years what we've found is that people say, wow, all right, I've loved 'Sex and the City' but you've really brought me into these off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods," says Blau.
Don't forget your tutu and Manolos! And, be prepared for glamour, gossip and giggles. You might just blush!
For more information about the "SATC Hotspots Tour", check out the website www.screentours.com. This excursion costs $42.00 per person and lasts 3 and a half hours.