It’s here…our new year, filled with hope, optimism and excitement!! Wishing each of you Health and Happiness in your Homes…and beyond!! Cheers! January brings visions of Birthstone Garnets, Chinese New Year Red, Oranges and Good Luck symbols of every kind!!
As you know, I love Art and all things French and Italian! So, yes, I hope you are also charmed by this very happy Bitter Campari French liquor advertisement from 1921 by the iconic Italian poster artist, Leonetto Cappiello. It seems a fitting image to celebrate our new year…he is even dressed in our magenta, garnet red theme, dancing with good luck oranges!!
Celebrating life and times is so festive, happy….do we really need an excuse? Today, I'm sharing a New Year's guide to cocktails.
Today, Marlene is sharing her New Year's guide to cocktails
From beautiful stemware to classic cocktails, Marlene is sharing exactly what you need to host a classic drink party
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Sharing my passions with you is a joy… crystal and this week, festive celebration drinks of all kinds seem appropriate. It is too soon to let new year celebrations end!
I am remembering the impromto “Drinks Parties” my New York neighbor would throw at her chic little pied-à-terre across the hallway!! What fun!! Cheers to you, Anne, up in the heavens!!
When friends were in Manhattan for business or simply visiting, we would undoubtedly meet at my apartment for a glass of bubbly before dinner. What fun to let them choose their favorite flute from my Champagne Flute Collection of Carlo Moretti, Baccarat, St. Louis, Sugahara, Lalique, and more!!
Happy memories…continued to this day in San Francisco!
Assouline Books teamed with Baccarat on the original classic Vintage Cocktails with Photographer Lasis Hamani and award winning Mixologist Brian Van Flandern – elegant and festive!! Celebrity and Craft Cocktail volumnes followed.
Baccarat is the Crystal of Kings…the ultimate: Harmonie, Harcourt, Mille Nuits, Massena, Perfection, Dom Perignon, Capri Optic, Paris and Vega are collectible classic collections.
There are many versions of their original, fabulous designs at moderate pricing. Waterford Elegance Collection, Riedel … Vintage and used of the originals are also to be found through Replacements, ebay, etc., estate sales and antique shops.
Baccarat Vega Martini Glasses (Neiman Marcus) | Baccarat Harcourt Old Fashion Tumblers (Walmart) | Baccarat Harmonie Barware (Bloomingdale's) | Kate Spade New York Rosy Glow Coupe Glasses (Neiman Marcus)
Wouldn’t it be fun to take a cue from their beautiful drinks, glassware, and elegant garnishes? Whether we use liqueur or not?? We must have bubbles…champagne, prosecco, or club soda!!
Springs of mint, basil, and rosemary, with slivers or wedges of cucumber, orange, pineapple, pear, lemon, and lime peel are fragrant and fabulous artistic touches that are practical too, as we swirl our sublime treats of celebration!! Hopefully, some of these beauties will inspire celebrations throughout your new year too!! Maybe you’ll create a Blue Hawaiian, Dry Martini, Grasshopper, Hot Toddy, Negroni, an Old-Fashioned, Mint Julep, Mojito, or Pink Lady for upcoming, happy events?
Michael Aram Olive Branch Cocktail Napkin Holder (Neiman Marcus) | Bartesian Cocktail Capsules (Williams Sonoma) | Citrus Slicer/Wedger (Williams Sonoma) | Shaped Antique Brass Cocktail Picks (Williams Sonoma) | Mode Living Bel Air Cocktail Napkins Set (Gracious Style)
Pick your poison as they say!
Cranberry, pineapple, apple, mango, and tomato juices are all delightful, colorful alternatives too!
As we think of 2023’s many celebrations to come, it is fun to include festive accessories too. From swizzle sticks to coasters and cocktail napkins. Enjoy creating a tableau for enjoyment.
ANNA New York Pedra Assorted Coasters, Set of 4 | Neiman Marcus | New York Agate & Gold Coasters, Set of 4 (Neiman Marcus) | Michael Aram Safari Bar Tool Set (Neiman Marcus) | Juliska Graham Cocktail Picks & Holder (Neiman Marcus) |Antique Gold Drink Table (Neiman Marcus) | Baccarat Crystal PERFECTON (eBay) | Waterford Elegance Brandy Glass (Bloomingdale's) | Bodrum Starburst Cocktail Napkins New Gold (Gracious Style) | Neuhaus Chocolate 6-Piece Orange & Lemon Pate De Fruit Slices (Neiman Marcus) | Bell'INVITO Salud Coasters (Neiman Marcus) | Herb & Lou's Infused Cubes (Neiman Marcus)
Until next week…enjoy and cheers to a very Happy 2023!!
This morning, Kelly shared 6 Mediterranean recipes perfect for the new year, especially if you're following the diet. Click the title or image below to read the article.