Raise the Bar

February 2018 View more

Chicago stylist Mel Muoio built an enviable bar cart, stocked to fulfill any response to the perpetual host question: “What can I get you?” Clockwise from top left1 Top heavy optic double old-fashioned glasses (CB2, $7.99) are great for serving tan spirits, such as whiskey, with ice cubes. The wide brim and thick base is also ideal for cocktails requiring a muddler. 2 Structure is provided by a mid-century bar cart (West Elm, $299) layered with cordials, mixers, wine, spirits and drinkware. 3 The deco barware collection includes a double jigger, fruit knife, tongs and a bottle opener (West Elm, $79). 4 Keep cubes cold in this carmen pineapple ice bucket (CB2, $69.95)—its shape is a traditional expression of “welcome.” 5 The Trapeze Glassware wine glass (West Elm, $20) has a modern flared profile and curved lip. 6 Last-minute snacks look beautiful on a marble cheese server (CB2, $14). 7 Beer can shaped glasses (World Market, $13.96/set of four) hold 20 ounces of your favorite adult beverage.