Matte black and gold are on opposite sides of the shiny spectrum; black absorbs light, while gold reflects it. Just black would border on the morose, while gold alone can read tacky and over the top. Together, however, they are the odd couple of entertaining, working in tandem on your holiday table.
Anthropologie usually gets all the love around here, but today it's West Elm's turn. Their metallic print glassware is festive and modern, and perfect for entertaining this season. Sarah, over at Sarah Hearts, thought so too, and she came up with her own simple, geometric version. See the result, right here...
While putting together a style collage last week, I realized that two of the components were ones I had used in a post last year about setting an organic modern tabletop. At that point I started to gather a list of 15 items that embody the look and will endure in style and quality over time.
Shaken or stirred? Well, we do like the bit of flair a cute cocktail stirrer adds. Whether you DIY or buy, there are tons of options out there to add some customization to your party punch. From edible to eclectic, feathery to funny, here are some sweet options for your next soiree.
I love these wine glasses by Lobmeyr even though they're way expensive.The shape? Like the petals of a flower they say, opening up on your lip so that you get a fuller taste of the wine. Think of a children's fairy tale book where they drink nectar from flowers. Numbered 5 through 1, they will run you about $120 each... For when we all grow up.
It’s nearing the end of summer, but there’s still time to squeeze a few more inflatable pool toys and tiki cocktails in there. I don’t know about you, but I intend to hold onto my Mai Tai until at least the first frost.
There's something about these decanters that I just love. Maybe it's the beautiful simplicity of glass
itself. Maybe it's the wood-grain base on which they swivel. Or maybe it's the
personalized corks that contain the goodness within. Maybe. Or maybe it's the way they look all
lined up in a row... like potions in a mad-scientist's laboratory, just
waiting to be sampled by unsuspecting guests...
Cocktail shakers with recipes printed on them are excellent space savers for your bar or tabletop. With these, there's no need to store and fumble with recipes. The best of the bunch is the shaker featured in the main photo by Kikkerland. It is printed with pour markings so don't need a measuring cup or jigger either.