(Photos, left to right: The Carlton on Madison Avenue, Michael Weschler)
On the wrong coast (or lacking the requisite Academy Award nomination) to make it inside the Stephen Shadley-designed Architectural Digest green room? Why not spend Oscar night with David Rockwell, who designed the sets for Sunday’s gala awards show? Or at least in a hotel suite he designed. The Rockwell-designed Carlton on Madison Avenue is offering UnBeige readers a special Oscar night rate of $199, which includes “gourmet popcorn” from the hotel’s in-house haute barnyard restaurant, Country. And you’ll be in good company: we hear that Cindy Allen, the delightful editor-in-chief of Interior Design magazine, is hosting a private Academy Awards viewing party in Country’s Rockwell-designed “Champagne Lounge,” where guests such as set designer Stefan Beckman, interior designer Vicente Wolf, and fashion designer-cum-architecture buffs Angel Sanchez and Yeohlee Tang will be eating up Rockwell’s sets on screen while snacking on the aforementioned popcorn, taleggio grilled cheese diamonds, and coconut truffle lollipops. To reserve a room for Oscar night at the specially designed rate, contact the Carlton at 800-601-8500.