Tag Archives: Bemelmens Bar

Emotional Sobriety

The last time I went to the Carlyle to toast Tommy, their late bartender, after two sips I was pretty looped. A red flag if there ever was one. After swaying home I prayed, please God, don’t let this ignite … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving At The Carlyle

 I’m so annoyed at Camille who was in charge of reservations. You would think a hotel dining room with a prix-fix menu for 300 bucks would have an extra table, even if it’s in the kitchen. Am I exaggerating? Not … Continue reading

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Text And The City

Just when you think you’re about to have a nice, peaceful weekend, some nut decides to catch up texting her little heart out. So I’m in Frisco with Fredrico eating on the marina. Where are you? Home cleaning my oven. … Continue reading

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Notes From The Carlyle – August, 2016

It’s Sunday at 11 a.m.  I’ve never been here quite this early. Okay, that’s not exactly true.  There was that fella from Wales. So, I’ll change that to, not in a long time.  I popped in after going to the … Continue reading

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Notes From The Carlyle – April, 2016

These April showers are pissing me off, as I sit huddled on a cold banquette in a winter coat screaming to be cleaned and put away. Seems the heat is on the fritz at Bemelmans. Is no place a haven … Continue reading

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Jameson Neat Water Back

I got an email from a friend who, after reading my last Carlye piece (https://athingirl.com/2016/02/19/, questioned my choice to drink whiskey.  “I can’t believe you drink it,” she said. “I can’t believe you’re taking the time to ask me about … Continue reading

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Notes From The Carlyle – May 2015

I’ve earned this…to sit in the chilled quiet, my wrist gently wrapped around a glass of Merlot. This conclusion was reached after musing quite a bit over quality verses quantity.  I’ve been living like a monk, graciously I might add … Continue reading

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Notes From The Carlyle February 2015

What possessed me to go to Bemelmans on Valentines Day shall remain an eternal mystery. I try not to let this trumped up Hallmark holiday affect me, but who am I kidding making a beeline to my favorite bar. As … Continue reading

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Notes From The Carlyle – March 2014

 Have I sunk low…I’m actually sitting at Bemelmans sipping a ginger ale since I can’t bring myself to spend another ten dollars on a glass of Merlot. I’ve been working lately at what I like to call grunge work…jobs that … Continue reading

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