Must-have for the New Year : Monogram Glassware

How was your Christmas? I hope everyone got what they wanted. All I really wanted was snow and some time with the family – and that’s exactly what I got! Now we’re looking to New Year’s and a night in with our closest friends. I’ll be pulling out the monogram glassware to impress the guests 🙂 What are your New Year’s plans?

a91037Custom pint glass set, $20 for 4

a91039Red wine glass set, $34 for 4


How To: Putting Together a Bar at Home

Whether you’re a beer connoisseur or a wine aficionado, having a bar at home is a relaxing and enjoyable feature. Here are a few simple steps to putting together your own bar along with some key accessories. **This would be a great surprise for Father’s Day!

The bar itself

Not everyone can have a built-in arrangement but I find the best bars are the ones that are movable, simply because they’re convenient for parties and setting up small refreshment stations. Arrange a candle and small floral arrangement and you’ve got yourself a charming area where guests will enticed to help themselves.

Zodax faux leather bar stand, $507

Formosa clover tray table, CB2, $39.95

Ebony finish tray table, $137.99

Ernest white bar car set, CB2, $149

Which drink is mine?

Customize and solve all issues of who’s-drink-is-who’s with monogrammed glassware.

Beer stein, $15 (customization additional)

Pilsner glasses, set of 4, $31.50  (customization additional)

Pint glass, $20  (customization additional)

Accessories make all the difference

You can’t make a Mojito without the mortar and pestle or a martini without the perfect shaker. Here are a few simple pieces to woo your guests.

Gray marble mortar and pestle set, $15.99

Silver cocktail shaker, $17 (customization additional)

OXO ice bucket, Macy’s $49.99

Stainless steel jigger, $2.79 each

Once you have all these items on hand, arrange them with a small group of lemon twists, olives or what ever flavors your recipient enjoys. Make sure there’s a nice bucket filled with ice and sparkling glassware on hand. This is an unexpected twist on a typical gift and the man in your life will love it.

Do you think you’ve assembled the best bar? Send me a photo of your bar once you put it together and I might just feature it on the blog. Cheers!