You are Cordially Invited to Champagne Sunday!

bar-cartHey Dolls! We are four days out and many of us are preparing to take planes, trains and automobiles to Thanksgiving celebrations with friends, family and loved ones. If you’re not traveling, you may be hosting, preparing to receive guests, and making last minute lists that include fresh turkey, crown roast of lamb, and cranberry  sauce.  

In addition to the T’day staples, don’t forget to stock you bar with the necessary liquors and mixers to serve your guests fabulous cocktails throughout the holiday weekend. 

I truly appreciate the aesthetic of a beautiful bar cart. Peep the must-haves below for the perfectly stocked bar. 

Vodka for vodka tonics, screwdrivers, and the vodka martini. Try Tito’s – $19.99; Grey Goose – $34.99;  Ketel One – $39.99.

Gin for martinis, gin and tonics, Tom Collinses, etc. Try Gordon’s – $11.99; Hendrick’s – $31.99.

Bourbon for Manhattans, old fashioned, and whiskey sours. Try Knob Creek – $29.99; Booker’s Bourbon – $56.99. 

Rum for daiquiris and mojitos. Try Mount Gay Eclipse Silver – $18; Flor de Caña Rum Centenary 12-Year-Old – $34.

Tequila for margaritas, sunrises, and palms. The best tequilas are made from 100 percent agave; check the label. Try Patron Silver – $45.

Whiskey or Scotch for Manhattans, old fashioned, and whiskey sours. Try Glenmorangie Single Malt – $40.bp_0307_barware_hd

You’ll also need the appropriate barware to mix your cocktails. Think ..

Ice bag
Bar spoon
Cocktail shaker
Ice Cube Trays

And don’t forget your mixers – Cointreau, Red Vermouth, White Vermouth and Bitters.

Be sure to pick up Club Soda, Tonic, and an assortment of juices. To ensure you have enough, grab the half-gallon jugs. Finally, don’t forget your lemons, limes, cherries, cocktail rimmers, plenty of ice and serve! 

For cocktail parties, allow for a pound of ice for each guest, as well as three drinks, three glasses, and three napkins per person for a two-hour party.

Until then, keep sharing the pretty,


Image: Nicole Gibbons – Pinterest

You Are Cordially Invited to Champagne Sunday … Style My Bar Cart!

Hey Dolls! | Yep, it’s been a minute. No excuses  – sometimes life gets in the way. But, I’m back with a Champagne Sunday twist. I’ve been noticing a trend that not only do I want to reproduce in my home, but I want to share with you – the styled bar cart! I’ve been seeing them everywhere, with suggestions on what constitutes a fully stocked bar cart. And not any old piece of furniture, on which you decide to sit your cocktails and glasses; but swanky showpieces that compliment your home decor.

Whether your taste is vintage inspired, or modern and glam. Whether you’re a French 75 kinda Doll, or a most modern mixologist maven, serve your cocktails on a bar cart with guaranteed high-proof panache! Peep the pics for some bar cart inspiration.

The Holloway Bar Cart

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Source | Society Social

Simple Bar Cart.


Source | Best Friends For Frosting

The Triple Trolley Bar Cart.


Source | Chinoiserie Chic

Minimalist Turquoise Bar Cart.

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Source | Style Me Pretty

Wicker Outdoor Bar Cart.

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Source | Neiman Marcus

But, your bar cart is not complete until it’s perfectly stocked. Here are some bar cart essentials to have on hand when planning  your next soiree, compliments of The Matchbook.


Until Then, Cheers!

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