Occasionally I will check into a hotel in NYC, especially if I don’t get the chance to escape to the countryside….
Plus hotels have the added benefit of cranked up air conditioning and TV.
These may seem like basics for most but I still refuse to get hooked up to cable at home, so I use hotels to keep me informed of all things unimportant.
This weekend my boyfriend and I checked in to the Carlyle, one of my favorite N.Y.C. hotels.
It feels remote yet central and still retains a classic Woody Allen New York feeling which has mostly disappeared in the city.
Allegedly, it was the Hotel where JFK and Marilyn Monroe would meet to have their affair.
I took note of the beautiful artwork covering the walls and lamp shades in the bar.
They were originally painted by Ludwig Bemelmans, best remembered as the creator of the classic Madeline books for children.
The room feels magical and would usually have hosted Legends like Elaine Stritch and Lena Horne.
This is definitely a place worth visiting to have a drink.