As Sex and the City opens in cinemas, now is a great time to visit New York. Lucie Young offers a guide to her home town for all would-be Carrie Bradshaws.
248 Broome Street, Lower East Side (212 677 5047, www.babycakesnyc.com)
Fans of the series still flock to the Magnolia Bakery, but newcomer Babycakes offers the best cupcakes in New York and is adored by celebrities and models alike because its mouthwatering treats are made with health-conscious ingredients such as agave, coconut oil, spelt and garbanzo bean flour. Open until 10pm (11pm Friday and Saturday).