recently i walked the NY NOW show at the javitz. as you know, cocktails are H O T. apart from those subjects i found that two of my fave things are trending big-time: bunnies and unicorns. but since this is a blog about cocktails i’ll stick to the drink theme:
love the cheeky french brand, ETAT LIBRE d’ORANGE. a lot of their parfums are spirit-inspired, like VRAIE BLONDE, shown here, that contains LIQUEUR BRANDY OF CHAMPAGNE. ETAT LIBRE d’ORANGE can be found at brooklyn’s TWISTED LILY.
adore AUGUST MORGAN by kater hersch and her cloth cocktail napkins. shown here is one of the vintage inspired, tongue in cheek designs she specializes in. kate’s cool, and you can tell by one peek on her blog… check it out on her website.
intricately detailed, hand drawn maps on frosted glasses. these make the best keepsakes. get your town, get your country, the list goes on and on… CATSTUDIO.com
is this not the most stunning work of functional glass art you have ever seen? omigod. beautiful work from the czech republic! check out ARTELGLASS.com on where to buy.
just in time for halloween… mix up a drink for friend or foe in this magic cocktail shaker. from WINK available at URBAN OUTFITTERS.
ID tag glasses makes sure there’s no more confusion as to whose glass is whose. a set of four even comes with chalk. to inquire where they are sold contact email@example.com
i don’t use whisky stones but i want to start now. so cute, etched soapstone whisky stones for chilling your tipple without watering it down. TEROFORMA.com
usually the glass gets printed, not the shaker. this is a very sleek looking line of stainless cocktail shakers, all inscribed with different themes. some have the cocktail measuring chart on them, others the definitions of “cheers” and others just witty one-liners. i want one: IZOLA.com
molecular mixology can be intimidating-sounding to even the most seasoned bar pro… but this kit will simplify this new art form. each kit contains natural texturing agents that can be used to deconstruct any dish or cocktails. there are several kits to choose from: cuisine-themed, dessert-themed, or cocktail-themed. visit MOLECULE-R.com
this set of candle glasses is the coolest candle (apart from mine of course) that i ever saw. i love these! goblets, appetizer plates, champagne flutes, bottles of wine… all made from wax. only from france, of course. from POINT A LA LIGNE
a cocktail shaker that spins when you pump the handle. i don’t ususally go for the plastic stuff, but i have to admit this is pretty cool. available from QUENCH PRODUCTS mid-late oct.
the coolest hand made muddlers right here in vermont! thanks to VERMONT FARM TABLE. they specialize in hand made pieces using non-toxic finishes.
i have a soft spot for squids and octapus. i love them so much. it really hurts me to see people even eating them. they are such special creatures, and this is a such a special punch bowl from VAGABOND HOUSE.
it’s incredible how instantly chic your event becomes with a catchy table banner displayed prominently. dress up your party, shop at TINPARADE.com
this ingenious product is a natural extension of TEAFORTE and it’s so smart! they have taken their tea into the cocktail arena with easy to prepare tea-cocktail infusion kits.
with all this drinking you gotta stay hydrated. and i LOVE my water decanters. i always have one sitting on my bed stand. it’s great because the top doesn’t let dust settle on the surface of the water. such a genius item. BIB&SOLA gives 10% to water-related charities.