Taïm and Carrie, West Village Love

November 14, 2011

I’ve spoken about being in NYC this past August, haven’t I? I’ve mentioned that briefly already? Yes, I thought so.

Like many ladies out there, I’m a Sex and the City fan. I adore the series, have watched it a bagillion times (totally a real unit of measure) and sometimes feel like the girls are my friends. Is that sad? Yeah, I thought so. But I don’t care, I’m happy. Peta, Vicki and I feel the same way, and so when in NYC together we were surely going to pay a visit to Carrie’s apartment. It was just another thing that was absolutely going to happen.

So we did.

…..

We stumbled across the apartment after hunting down an Israeli falafel shop for lunch one day – another one of Gwyneth’s recommendations. Deliciousness ensued.

Taïm serves superb falafel with warm pita and insanely delicious hummus (hello garlic). Their shop is in the West Village but they also have a mobile cart – gotta love NYC food carts.

I chose the Harissa Falafel. Perfection. We ate our falafels outside the shop on a little park bench and I don’t think I’ve ever been more thankful for chickpeas in my life.

…..

Bhey met us mid-falafel after finishing work early, and promptly informed us that Carrie’s apartment was just around the corner.

It was meant to be.

It was also meant to be blurry – for some reason we couldn’t grab a both quick and in-focus shot. But that’s ok, it just adds to the dream illusion… ok? Good, thanks, appreciate it.

A little bit of an anti-climax, perhaps. I was really more in love with the street than the apartment (although it was truly fab).

Perry street, where Carrie’s apartment lies, is just gorgeous; light, tree-lined and peaceful. I loved all of the West Village, actually. There’s something incredibly magical about the area.

Ahhh to have the money to buy an apartment next to Carrie and Taïm. That would be a real dream…

Falafels and Cosmos around the clock.

Heidi xo

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13 Comments

  • Reply Lisa (bakebikeblog) November 14, 2011 at 7:31 am

    oooh how wonderful!

  • Reply Michelle Chin November 14, 2011 at 8:29 am

    i love hummus and falafel too!

  • Reply Heavenly Ingredients November 14, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    had no idea you could actually go there, is the inside still set up like Carrie's apartment? The area looks gorgeous

  • Reply Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella November 14, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Oh wow I didn't realise that it was an actual address that you could visit! Adding this to a NY must visit list! 😉

  • Reply Heidi November 14, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Lisa – thanks!

    Michelle – high five 😉

    Laura – it's just the exterior shot, unfortunately! They filmed the inside on set, I believe. But it's still her stoop, which is beyond cool 🙂

    Lorraine – yessss do! It's v close to lots of great foodie places too.

    Heidi xo

  • Reply Leah November 14, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I am adding this to my go to list for sure 😀 Thanks Heidi!!

    The falafel looks so good too.

  • Reply Hannah November 14, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    I think I'd have to be your Miranda, because there's no way I'm Samantha or Charlotte?! Plus I'd definitely eat the whole "I love you" cookie too 😉

    P.S. Can't believe I've been to New York 4 times recently and never seen this! Or the Statue of Liberty, come to think of it…

  • Reply Agnes November 14, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Ahh! Love SATC. So exciting that you saw Carrie's apartment! 🙂

  • Reply CC11 November 14, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Oh sitting on those iconic steps, if only…

  • Reply The InTolerant Chef November 14, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I think the falafels are the most exciting part of your post 🙂 So nice and yummy!

  • Reply Heidi November 15, 2011 at 6:40 am

    Heidi – it was the best! 🙂

    Hannah – I saw the statue via the staten island ferry but really, I would have liked to have seen it up close & actually seen Ellis Island. Next time! Hahaha oh Miranda, she's the best 🙂

    Agnes – yay! 🙂

    CC11 – it was rather surreal…

    InTolerant Chef – hehehe right on 😉

    Heidi xo

  • Reply hannah November 15, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I was just in NYC and i never made it to Carrie's stoop – I was right near Perry Street, too! I'll have to go back next year and sit on it.

    I am glad you enjoyed NYC, I loved it so much that I dream about it every night ♥

  • Reply Iron Chef Shellie November 17, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    ahhhhh…. to be Carrie in NYC <3

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