One of the most challenging parts about starting this little hobby when I did is that I’m spending all day shopping online to find things I love — in direct conflict with my current spending freeze!
So, to avoid being tempted to buy a bunch of new stuff, I’ve been focusing on rearranging what I have to give my apartment a fresh look. And, as I mentioned yesterday, my bar cart is the perfect place to start because a few small items will go a long way toward making it look brighter and more modern.
When I’m styling a bar cart, in addition to liquor and the standard mixers, there are a few things I consider staples: a tray, straws and napkins to add pops of color; wine glasses of varying shapes; and a champagne/ice bucket or decanter to add height.
Here are my modern spring bar cart must-haves:
Cocktail Napkins (OBSESSED! My only dilemma is whether to do these or a monogram!) // Matches // Target Bar Cart // Trays (If anyone is interested in one of these, I’d love to split the set with you!) // Champagne Bucket // West Elm Bar Cart // Candle // Straws (I bought these recently at Greer and LOVE them) // Wine Carafe // Wine Glasses
What are your bar cart necessities?