Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattans upper east side is a NYC institution.
This Art Deco lounge is a haven for people who prefer a sophisticated ambiance and classic cocktails.
The walls of the bar come alive with Bemelmans interpretation of Central Park. Nearly every surface has his signature style and it is truly spectacular. The warm tones and dim lighting really sets the mood here.
Although several tales float around about how this all came together, the official story is that Bemelmans did the work in exchange for 18 months of accommodation at the luxurious Carlyle for himself and his family.
Take a step back in time and relax as you wander.
Get Up and Get Out. Be forever Wandering But Not Lost