Monday, August 22, 2011

The Carlyle

Last month JCW and I went to NYC to celebrate my birthday. We made dinner reservations at The Carlyle on the Upper East Side.

We were very fortunate to have seen the legendary Bobby Short perform at Cafe Carlyle many years ago.

JCW & EAS

The Carlyle is synonymous with the Kennedys. They owned an apartment on the 34th floor.

If those walls could talk...the hotel opened in 1930 and it certainly has a lot of history.

After dinner we decided to head downtown and meet JCW's brother at The Standard for drinks.

27 comments:

The enchanted home said...

Fun way to spend the birthday!! You both make quite a dashing pair..love the Carlyle, its so steeped in such glamorous history and then the Standard is like its modern day conterpart. Happy birthday!

Annie said...

Cute, cute dress. Must be Elizabeth McKay!

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

It’s actually Milly from a few years ago! xx

Evolving Prep said...

Love your clutch!

j.mosby said...

Wow! Bobby Short and the Cafe Carlyle that brings back memories! I recall Bobby Short was great friends with Gloria Vanderbilt. I'm dating myself Bobby use to do a women's perfume TV commercials in the 70s for fragrance called "Charlie". EAS it looks like you had a wonderful birthday! Cheers!

PinkPolkadotAA said...

Great post! Love the historic referrences. You and your man look fabulous. xx

Britton said...

I love that dress!!!! So cute!!

Lulu {The Home You Make} said...

I thought the dress was Elizabeth McKay too! The dress and clutch are perfect! just as polished as Jackie ;)

Raulston said...

Depending on the day we may have unkowingly passed one another.

I Do Declare said...

I have that dress in black, but LOVE yours in white! Fun weeekend!!!

The City Boy said...

I know exactly where the Carlyle is- excellent choice. However, I know the Standard even better...so much fun! Did you make it into Le Bain?

thinkbink said...

I love the clutch! Who makes it?

You look beautiful! Hope you had a fantastic birthday!

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

The clutch is J.McLaughlin! xx
http://www.jmclaughlin.com/products2.cfm?ID=11863&name=WOMENS-HANDBAGS

Jess said...

I will definitely have to try out the Carlyle next time we are in town. Glad you guys had a wonderful night and girl you killed it in the dress. :)

Preppy Buckeye said...

Looks like fun! I love your dress, so cute!!

Dee Stephens said...

Love that dress! So funny, I was watching a Rachel Zoe marathon yesterday and noticed they stayed there too!

A Big Little Life said...

You look stunning in that dress!

Emily said...

That looks like so much fun! You two are a very good looking couple! Great dress!

Prippy Handbook said...

Fabulous. Hope it was a wonderful birthday.

My bridal shower is going to be at The Carlyle and our wedding guests have rooms reserved at The Standard!

You have good taste!

Sweet Southern Prep said...

That dress Jackie O is wearing in that photo sure is reminiscent of this year's Evie! Cannot wait to wear mine! As for the bamboo clutch and your dress - in LOVE!

Kate said...

LOVE your dress! I have always wanted to go to the Carlyle-it's on my list for my next New York trip

cAc said...

Lovely dress! Sounds like quite a dinner!

Summer is a Verb said...

Think that white dress pic is one of my fav photos of you to date! And, one of my biggest regrets is not seeing Bobby Short at The Carlyle before he passed...XXOO

The Mrs. said...

My favorite place on EARTH. Miss NY!!

Bama Girl said...

Funny I also thought Elizabeth McKay when I saw your dress! :-) You guys look wonderful and so happy! Perfect! XOXO
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Sarah said...

Love The Standard! I've heard wonderful things abut the Carlyle and I would love to see it on my next visit... My cousin got engaged there!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

How fun! I love your clutch!