One of the many joys of having a little one is rediscovering the things you enjoyed as a child. My daughter has recently been enjoying Madeline written and illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans. This was one of my favorite books growing up and I am falling in love with it all over again. As an adult, I am becoming a huge fan of Bemelmans art. I have been doing some research to find out more about him, and I stumbled upon images from Bemelmans Bar. It is located in The Carlysle in NYC. Bemelmans himself painted the murals on the wall in exchange for an 18 month stay in the hotel. This is definitely on my "must see" list for the next time I go to New York.
Image above: c 2011 Oyster