HOME PROJECT: Happy Hour at home

I’m not saying that the summer is almost over because I would NEVER admit to that. Until it’s too cold to enjoy my rooftop patio without having to layer on clothes, it will still be summer in my mind. But as I am enjoying having cocktails and beer on the rooftop, I’ve started to think about how I will enjoy my cocktails indoors.

I’ve been scouring the net for various bar cart or bar area ideas and it seems that bar carts, well the ones I like, aren’t very cheap. We’ve also been contemplating on finding something that can be used as a bar cart or kitchen island since we have very very limited counter space in our kitchen.

Here are some ideas I found from Restoration Hardware, Crate and Barrel and Westelm.

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I also want one of these small wine fridges.

As for styling the bar, here are some great ideas!

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Hunting for Roly Poly’s

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My in-laws from the UK came for a visit a few weeks ago and in anticipation of their arrival, we setup a new bar in our apartment.  I picked up the Gluckstein ice bucket, shaker, and wine cooler at The Bay and of course our favourite booze from the LCBO.

All I’m missing is a tray and some really nice glassware.

Now if you don’t already know, I’m a HUGE Mad Men fan and one of the first things I noticed on the show were the Dorothy Thorpe Roly Poly glasses in Don Drapers office.  I’ve been hunting them down on Etsy and Ebay ever since.  I missed out on some but this hunt will never end!  In my search for these gorgeous glasses, I found some other beautiful alternatives.  Oh dear, I think I might turn into a glass collector.

don draper glass

mad men glasses

kate spade glasses

Kate Spade

mikasa glasses

Mikasa

london double glass

William Sonoma - London Double Glass

dexter glasses

Dexter Glass