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Essentials for a ‘Tasteful’ Bar Cart!

3 Jan

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are over, but it’s so exciting that we have entered into a new year!  Now is the time to recharge to full energy and check off all the boxes that you’ve wanted to do for some time now.  It’s the time of year to really get motivated to start new exhilarating projects and actually finish them.

After much holiday entertaining and being entertained in 2012, I’ve noticed that nothing makes more of a statement at an intimate gathering than the hosts ‘bar’.  This is because it’s not just a place to make a cocktail or pour a glass of wine, but yet it’s a time when you are interacting with other guests and can ‘make a drink’ and even a friend at the bar.  How many times have you said,  “Want to make another drink”?  I’m sure plenty.   Your bar is your chance to show your guests your personal style and since it is the center focus of your party, wouldn’t you want it to be a masterpiece?

As we enter into 2013 it is time.  Time to clean up your ‘bar’, get rid of the clutter and start with a clean slate filled with fabulous wines going into 2013. So wipe off the lingering champagne drops from your NYE party, get ride of those half full bottles and start fresh with a stylish yet tidy bar (get rid of clutter!).

Lauren, one of my dearest friends in the world and amazing celebrity fashion stylist with a passion for interior décor, has shared with us a few ideas on prepping your bar for an amazing year!

Essentials for creating a ‘Tasteful’ bar!

  1. Always have Pellegrino glass bottles
  2. 2 bottles of nice champs (Veuve Cliquot, Ruinart, Moet etc.)
  3. Add fake limes in a nice dish
  4. A pop of color can add a nice touch to your bar. Try adding a colorful flower in a vase
  5. Incorporate some sort of interesting glassware
  6. Throw a few fab crystal wine stoppers on for decoration or slices of geode coasters {here} in a fun color to go with flowers
  7. Come up with a theme and make sure everything complements each other. I love working with metallics, such as gold with a bright pop of color of fuchsia or cobalt blue
  8. Keep out Clutter!!

Bar Cart

What fabulous ideas, thanks Lauren! Be sure to check out Lauren’s website {here} for more stylish ideas and services!

To get started, Elle Decor {here} has an amazing list of unique and inspiring bar carts you can use as a blank canvas!  Let your creativity flow and your personal style shine!

Let the 2013 entertaining begin! Cheers!

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Chandon Stripes for Summer!

18 Jun

It excites and intrigues me whenever I see creative parallels of Fashion and the Wine World.  Thus, as you can imagine, I JUMPED off of my elliptical machine this past weekend when I was reading through this month’s INSTYLE {here} seeing the amazing vision of STRIPES looking perfectly ‘summer’ both in hand and on!  Alice + Olivia {here} and Chandon {here} have created the perfect outfit and accessory for the bon vivant for summer 2012!  These limited edition bottles are so ADORABLE, I may even pick up a case at Sherry-Lehmann {here} this week to kick summer entertaining off in style.   How great these would be accompanying your Fourth of July Fireworks! 

 Cheers to a great week!

Karl Lagerfeld Designs Glassware…

17 Jun

How enchanting and stunning will Karl’s wine glasses be? I’m sure very, and for a pretty penny too!

This just in from WWD:

ART OF GLASS: Karl Lagerfeld can now sip his Diet Coke from a glass of his own design — and one handblown in Sweden, no less. For his first foray into crystal, the designer teamed up with Orrefors, which will launch a co-branded range of glasses and vessels in September in Europe and in mid-October at Bloomingdale’s in the U.S. Lagerfeld hosted a lunch in Paris on Tuesday to unveil the project; four pristine white tables were laid out with his streamlined stemware, a circle of white roses as the centerpiece. Noticing that even the humblest of cups get their own saucers, Lagerfeld created sleek, monogrammed coasters for his angular Champagne flutes, wine and water glasses to keep table linens immaculate. Lagerfeld — who noted that his last name is Swedish — lauded the haute craftsmanship of Orrefors, founded in 1898. “It’s not like cheap perfume bottles,” he said. Indeed, prices run from about 90 euros, or $131.50 at current exchange rates, for a Champagne flute up to 1,100 euros, or $1,600, for a large vase.

Beauty, Fashion, and Wine – Great Pairings

25 Mar
“Photographed by famed photographer Bruce Weber, Olsen sisters Vogue April 2011 issue” http://www.popsugar.com/Pictures-Mary-Kate-Ashley-Olsen-April-Vogue-15128218?page=0,0,0#1

How cute do the Olsen’s look in Vogue with their pajama’s posing with wine glasses on the beach.  Looks like paradise to me!

On Sephora.com BITE takes full advantage of the benefits (antioxidants, anti-aging) that wine has using it as a key ingredient so we can all keep looking young and beautiful!

Red Wine Resveratrol. This antioxidant targets the signs of aging- there's 5 glasses of red wine's worth in each richly pigmented shade. new . exclusive. BITE Define & Refine Lip Set ($68 Value), $36 > Beauty Bonus: For Beauty Insiders. Get a mini Lip Rouge (doubles as a blush) - FREE with any online order. Enter code BITE at checkout.** >

Red Wine Resveratrol. This antioxidant targets the signs of aging- there's 5 glasses of red wine's worth in each richly pigmented shade. new . exclusive. BITE Define & Refine Lip Set ($68 Value), $36 > Beauty Bonus: For Beauty Insiders. Get a mini Lip Rouge (doubles as a blush) - FREE with any online order. Enter code BITE at checkout.** > http://www.sephora.com

Fun bottle of Marilyn Merlot – Fashion and Beauty Icon

Styleguru.com talks of the new color story for this upcoming season, revealed in February during NYC’s Fashion Week… The WINE color is truly exquisite!

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"WINE Is The Color Of The Season: NY Fashion Week" http://www.styleguru.com

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