Life definitely imitated art for Candace Bushnell when it comes to her iconic character, Carrie Bradshaw.
In The Cut’s latest installment of “How I Get It Done,” published on Friday, the “Sex and the City” author divulged her daily routine — which bears a remarkable resemblance to that of her her beloved character, who was played by Sarah Jessica Parker in the hit HBO series and movies.
Even though Bushnell splits her time between Sag Harbor and the Upper East Side, the nights she’s in Manhattan sound like something straight out of Bradshaw’s daily planner.
“If my boyfriend is in town we will usually meet up around 5 p.m. and we’ll go to dinner. We go out probably five nights a week,” she said.
“We might go to a movie premiere. A dinner. A Broadway show. Maybe a party or event, but usually something that requires dressing up and being very presentable,” said the woman who created the character with such an enviable social life.
When it comes to using the Internet, for both personal and professional reasons, the two both prefer to stay out of the weeds of the digital world.
“I still use an old-fashioned ink book to write stuff down,” Bushnell said, and mentioned that she’ll send an email out of necessity to connect with a publisher, meanwhile Bradshaw memorably failed to back up her laptop before it crashed becaues of a virus.
And as for dating, even though she’s currently in a relationship, Bushnell said she’d prefer to meet a prospective date face-to-face, with no screen swiping involved.
“From what people tell me, it seems to take up a great deal of time,” she said of online dating. “Women who I’ve talked to who are in their 20s and 30s seem to be frustrated with the amount of time it takes and the lack of results that it yields.”
Same goes for Bradshaw who refused “to settle for anything less than butterflies,” which presumably doesn’t involve sizing someone up from their dating profile, but also got broken up with on Post-It.
Sorry. We can’t. Don’t hate us.
Source: Read Full Article