Happy Thursday! Is it four o’clock yet? My oh my but we love a good cocktail. In the spirit of instilling a bit of gracious living in our day-to-day, setting up a home bar is a simple way to instantly up your decor and your honey-I’m-home routine. It needn’t be too fancy mind you, and we’d argue that keeping things balanced between haute couture and haute Home Goods is a great way to ensure your new bar is at once welcoming and tasteful.
Start with a lovely tray
(Trays are so versatile as you can place them just about anywhere), or invest in a bar cart or cabinet. Mix in a couple of decanters with your higher-end liquor bottles, we love these from Kate Spade and Rosanna which add a bit of whimsy, a few cocktail napkins (paper is perfectly fine, but we love the idea of these cloth napkins from Rosanna), a cocktail shaker, some fun stirrers and an ice bucket. Accessorize with a small bud vase of flowers, a couple of these amazing pineapple cocktail tumblers, decanter tags or a well-placed candle or two. In fact, lit candles are a great way to signal to your guests or sweetheart that the bar is open, iced, and ready to welcome in a happy couple of hours. Cheers!