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Keys to the Carlyle

<center>Keys to the Carlyle</center>

Christopher Sturman

Perched at the Carlyle’s Bemelmans Bar, named after Ludwig Bemelmans, the legendary artist who, in 1947, covered its walls with whimsical murals depicting Central Park—his only commission open to the public.

Satin dress, $1,550, by Dolce & Gabbana; patent-leather pumps, price upon request, Christian Louboutin; 22-karat-gold earrings, $4,600, Nancey Chapman; satin-strapped watch, $1,090, Versace; resin bangles, $25 each, R. J. Graziano; 18-karat-gold ring, price upon request, Jewels of the Ocean; leather roller, $4,820, Versace; cotton tote with bamboo handles, $2,890, Gucci; cotton-canvas duffel, $580, Bric’s.

From the article Keys to the Carlyle
<center>Keys to the Carlyle</center>

Christopher Sturman

Taking in a panoramic view of Central Park from the Carlyle’s recently redone Empire Suite, a two-story, two-bedroom, 2,600-square-foot former private residence.

Jersey dress, $4,760, leather belt, $495, by Louis Vuitton; napa leather pumps, $450, Bally; gold–and-diamond ear clips, price upon request, Van Cleef & Arpels; patent-leather purse, $2,695, Yves Saint Laurent; velour travel bag, $1,850, Bally; canvas trolley, $1,980, Bottega Veneta.

From the article Keys to the Carlyle
<center>Keys to the Carlyle</center>

Christopher Sturman

Having a cocktail in the Empire Suite, which features a collection of original paintings, photographs, and other artworks inspired by the city circa 1930 (when the hotel first opened), curated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Silk dress, $1,795, by Michael Kors; raffia heels, $295, Stuart Weitzman; sterling silver link bracelet, $3,700, spinel-link bracelet, $2,500, Jane Taylor; chrome-strap watch, $4,900, Versace; leather satchel, $1,495, D&G.

From the article Keys to the Carlyle
<center>Keys to the Carlyle</center>

Christopher Sturman

Lounging in bed, pondering the Carlyle’s storied past.

Silk dress, $865, by Moschino Cheap & Chic; pearl-and-diamond earrings, $1,700, bracelet, $675, Iridesse; pigskin organizer, $445, Smythson of Bond Street; python tote, $6,595, Ralph Lauren Collection; patent-leather shoe bag, $1,995, Bally. In shoe bag: leather pumps, $455, D&G; raffia heels, $295, Stuart Weitzman; alligator purse, $8,995, Alexandra Knight; sunglasses, $90, Marc by Marc Jacobs.

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