It’s steamy, sexy and without a doubt, the moment so many have been waiting for: Tomorrow’s premier of “Fifty Shades of Grey“. With thousands of tickets already sold , the film which was inspired by the best-selling novel, 50 Shades of Grey trilogy, will make the fantasies of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey fans come true as they witness these characters take shape on the big screen, thanks to Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. If you’ve been hiding under a rock these past couple of years, or simply want to indulge again, do as Anastasia Steele would and “lose control” by taking a peek at the movie’s steamy trailer:
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s dive a bit deeper and journey into the intimate places where Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey developed their craving for one another. Believe it or not, the places where Anastasia and Mr. Grey meet to play out their games are actually real!
We invite you to take a walk through the love nests featured in E.L. James‘ novel 50 Shades of Grey. For all who have read the trilogy, we’re sure some of these places will spark a memory or two, and have your “inner goddess” looking forward to watching the movie even more! Check them out and let us know which of these places you’ll be visiting in the comments below!
1. The Escala, Seattle
Christian Grey’s luxurious condo in Seattle, where Anastasia lives out her erotic fantasies is real. It has a piano, but not the red room of pain, the “toy room” that is described in the book. The author was inspired by the panoramic penthouse in Escala, a residential tower between Fouth Avenue and Virginia Street in Seattle, Washington.
2. The Heathman Hotel, Portland
The “Grey” route also passes through one of the suites at the Heathman Hotel in Portland, where the passionate couple has some of their first encounters. After the boom of the trilogy, some hotels in Seattle have taken advantage of the success of the books and now offer special vacation packages for couples… Besides accommodation, the hotels include sado-maso kits, and optionally, a tour in an Audi or a helicopter.
3. WSU – Washington State University Vancouver
The university campus where Anastasia Steele, and her friend Kate Kavanagh study English literature. Its website has a section called “Fifty Shades of Fact and Fiction” where you can read a few paragraphs of the novel.
4. Pike Place Market, Seattle
Around the Pike Place Market, one of the oldest in the United States, is the liveliest neighborhood in Seattle. In that area, close to the Escala, where Christian Grey lives, Ana and her friend Kate share an apartment together when they graduate from WSU.
5. IHOP. Savannah, Georgia
The International House of Pancakes (IHOP) is a restaurant chain in the United States. In an IHOP near Savannah, Georgia, the couple has a pancake breakfast after flying in a glider.
Read the books and want to visit the places above? Book flights to the United States and start practicing the Grey-tourism, or go on a Grey-cation.