Author Archives: Hillary

Chic Home Bar

When creating a home bar the options can seem pretty endless. From liquor chest, cabinets, traditional bars, credenzas and built-ins, choosing the best bar for your home can be daunting. 

Once you’ve created a budget and measured the area, that will eliminate quite a few options. The next step is to decide what features are important to you and your lifestyle. Since my significant other is a aspiring wine connoisseur, so having easy access to a wine fridge was a must. I enjoy cocktails and wanted an area to create my spirited masterpieces along with a place to display glasses and fun accessories. 

After looking at dozens of bars we ordered the Siena Mezzo Wine Credenza from Wine Enthusiast.

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Wine Enthusiast: Siena Mezzo Wine Credenza

The dual side bar is large enough for a 28 bottle refrigerator and the shelving is sturdy enough to hold several handles of the good stuff. On top I have placed a bar tray from Homegoods, Ice bucked and hand painted silver cocktail glasses from Z Gallerie

SONY DSCTo display our various stemware we picked up two Holman Entertaining Shelves wine glass shelves from Pottery Barn.

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Pottery Barn Holman Entertaining Shelves

These shelves provide us with storage and display space for all off our various size stemware on the bottom and glasses and other cocktail accessories above. We even topped off the bar with a vintage style marquee sign. 

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I do take my cocktailing seriously, but don’t forget to add a bit of fun and personality to your bar. Our Chewbacca goblet and naughty shot glasses from Mexico.

home bAR 5All together these elements create an efficient bar area. 
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Monday Morning Distraction/Inspiration

Mondays suck… its no secret… Its uber hard to go from the freedom of the weekend… to waking up by a screeching alarm.. throwing on a Monday look and driving to work.. school etc.. And once you get to your destination good look getting actual work done before lunch… I mean you’ve Dlisted to catch up on… And now this…

My selection for Monday Morning Distraction/Inspiration!

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May 2014 German Vogue’s rightfully titled “Bad Attitude”
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“No matter how seasons may change or temperatures might rise, the cool kids will never surrender their trusty leather. Evoking that rebel spirit fashion is always pursuing, Greg Kadel latest editorial for Vogue Germanys May 2014 issue features Zlata Mangafic and Devon Windsor in a standout series of black-and-white photos. Rocking bold leather, sharp tailoring, and overstated accessories styled by Nicola Knels, Zlata and Devon strike an enviable balance of confidence and candor in this testament to fashion’s most trusted color palette. Taking a closer look at the undeniable allure of statement-making leather, Kadel’s short video features Zlata and Devon looking chic from every angle, proving once more that attitude will forever be fashion’s best accessory.” – Models .com Vogue Germany May 2014 -3

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Leather is my favorite material and I am known to top off the majority of my looks with one of my many trusty leather jackets… no matter the season. However, I am also a fan of diversifying your leather collection to more than just black. Once you have all the basic pieces in black, jacket, skirt, pants, vest… feel free to invest in another neutral colored leather piece.

German Vogue – Dark Boom from Greg Kadel Studios on Vimeo.

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