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128 THE CARLYLE, FOREVER AND ALWAYS BY CHRISTINA GEYER. PHOTOGRAPHY JONATHAN ZIZZO. W hen we first heard that filmmaker Matthew Miele was debuting a docu- mentary about New York's inimitable The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, our hearts skipped a beat. We watched the trailer for Always at The Carlyle a million times, then rang Jennifer Cooke, The Carlyle's longtime director of communications and one of the film's producers. Our biggest question for Cooke was, of course, when the film would make its Texas premiere. A date, to our dismay, had not yet been set — but she promised that given Rosewood's strong Texas ties (the brand was founded by Dallas' Caroline Rose Hunt), there would absolutely be a screening here. Needless to say, PaperCity helped push things along, tapping the team at Highland Park Village for added support. A few weeks later, the Highland Park Village Theatre's marquee was lit: Always at The Carlyle, and a pre- and after-party ensued, co-hosted by PaperCity. Conversation in the lobby buzzed with personal Carlyle tales. Cate Ford, who attended the premiere with her father Jack Veatch, recalled childhood memories at the hotel. Jim Strong (Strong Travel) rehashed his on-screen debut in the film. (His cameo is laugh-out-loud funny, by the way.) And Chandra North wistfully dreamed of escaping her busy schedule for a full-time move into The Carlyle. (We share the same fantasy.) Cooke and Miele took leave of New York for the occasion, along with The Carlyle's now retired longtime concierge, Dwight Owsley, a charmer and absolute star of the movie. Owsley, we learned, grew up in Fort Worth and counts dapper decorator Joe Minton as one of his dearest friends, dating back to when Minton kept an apartment in NYC. After the credits rolled, an after-party was held at sister hotel, the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek — the perfect opportunity to plot an NYC excursion with our new Carlyle friends. Nancy & Ace Strong, James Strong Kaleta Blaffer, Hendrika Rhoad Matthew Miele, Michael Faircloth, Kay & Jim Strong, David Davis Otto Bischoff, Christopher Ridolfi Dwight Owsley, Jim McAlster Kenny Goss, Sara Sands Joseph Minton Christy Berry, Lynn McBee Cate Ford, Jack Veatch Ryan & Anna Moss Adele Broughton, Ali Berry Emily Snider, Andrea Gates, Tracy Fitz, Deedie Leahy Lawrence & Katy Bock John Phifer Marrs James Campbell Rob Dailey, Michelle Padgett, Shasa Mitcham Rebecca Rauenhorst, Jonathan Merla

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