New York City Kitty Garner STAY Crosby Street Hotel (photo right, bottom) 79 Crosby St, Manhattan 212-226-6400 British designer Kit Kemp’s wonderfully 126 PEACHY Serene, urbane, divine… the Carlyle is the epitome of old New York, a retro haven which exudes insouciant elegance and subtle glamour. If only The Marlton 5 W 8th St, New York 212-321-0100 Sean MacPherson developed the Bowery, the Jane and the Maritime hotels and collaborated with Graydon Carter on PHOTO FIRMDALEHOTELS.COM Kitty Garner (above center) is a contemporary art afficionado. She discovered this love of art while living in New York City, where she soaked up art galleries, museums and theater. Though Charlotte is now her home, Kitty still nurtures her attachment to the New York scene. The Carlyle (photo right) 35 E 76th St, New York 212-744-1600 Bobby Short was still crooning at Cafe Carlyle. PHOTO ROSEWOODHOTELS.COM whimsical, chic and quite comfy SoHo hotel is so very swell. I love the ubiquitous doggie photos and paintings and I am utterly transfixed by the huge Jaume Plensa in the lobby. The bar has the perfect buzz, and the cozy lounge on the opposite end of the hotel is one of the most charming chill spots in the city.