When the Duchess isn't tending to the Beverly Hills peerage or to her two young lords, she retreats to various locales for a bit of much-needed R&R. Her favorite?
The Carlyle, of course! The Duchess never misses an opportunity to visit when in New York. Nestle in to a corner booth at Bemelmans Bar (with illustrations by grand historic illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans), settle in with a Gin Gin Mule and relax to the jazz vocals of Chris Gillespie (a lovely person besides).
Of course if one is lucky enough to have a rich spouse or a well-endowed corporate account, one should simply take a room. If it works for Roger Federer, readers, it should work for you.