Sunday, February 5, 2012

Christine Ebersole at The Carlyle

I had a wonderful time listening to Christine Ebersole performing "The End of the World as We Know It Cabaret" at the Cafe Carlyle. The show was amazing — my favorite numbers were Irving Berlin's "Get Thee Behind Me Satan" and the Depression-era classic "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" but her version of Cole Porter's "Blow Gabriel Blow" was triumphant. It was thrilling to see her in such an intimate setting, and we were only a few tables away from Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller. The show is playing through February 25.

The view from Suite 2801
Before the show, I was able to tour The Carlyle and inspect many of its suites with panoramic Central Park views (the very best in the city). Each room is individually decorated with lots of antiques (some traditional in style, some more art deco), so let me know your preferences when making a reservation. (Note: Not all rooms have a modern bath.)

After the tour (but before the show) we stopped at Bemelmans Bar for a drink. This legendary New York watering hole with mural by Ludwig Bemelmans has the yummiest atmosphere, and their signature cocktail, The Old Cuban, was delicious. Chris Gillespie was at the piano ensuring a fabulous evening was had by all.

Tzell clients receive these exclusive amenities when booking rooms at The Carlyle:
  • Breakfast for two Daily. (Room Service or at The Carlyle Restaurant)
  • Complimentary Welcome Amenity
  • $50 Spa Credit per Stay (and the Spa facilities are impressive for a hotel of this size)
  • One category upgrade at the time of booking