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Notes From The Carlyle

This happened way before I stopped drinking. I’m sitting at Bemelmans Bar waiting for a date, and not just any date mind you, but a blind one. No, it’s not Andrea Bocelli, but it is someone I’ve never met before. … Continue reading

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Notes From The Carlyle – May 2017

 I decide, since it’s the eve of the Memorial Day weekend, to pop into Bemelmans for a cocktail. The minute the weather warms up, it seems, so do I. So what if it’s pouring. TAXI! So here I sit, on … Continue reading

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Notes From The Carlyle – December 2016

 I’m at the bar sipping the cheapest red you have, is how I asked for wine after wandering in from the cold like a St. Bernard in need of brandy, for himself, not some skier slumped on a slope. When … Continue reading

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Winkin Blinkin and Nod

The minute the climes change so does my desire to drink. Summer always puts me in a state of swoon where ice tinkling in a glass becomes my best company.  I’ve already hunkered down in winter mode, coffee at the … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Ask For

I moseyed into a little saloon on Lexington in the 60s needing a drink to steady myself.  I had just come from an appointment leaving me flattened as though I were run over by a bus. One of the reasons … Continue reading

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Notes From The Carlyle – January 2014

  I really shouldn’t be here…can’t afford it this month, but dismay, after trying all morning to reach United Healthcare by phone, sent me running to Bemelmans overpriced embrace. I think being kept on hold for 52 minutes can drive … Continue reading

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Is The Bar Open

Where I come from, this is a standard humdrum question. In Connecticut, the cocktail capital of the word, we drink. I still drink, not quite like that, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say it was in my DNA. … Continue reading

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Notes From The Carlyle – October

  Finally, Bemelmans has a new bartender. He’s young, cute and still finding his bar legs so to speak. Picture a colt in a little red jacket mishandling a cocktail shaker. All I know is, the horse lover in me … Continue reading

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