Los Angeles wardrobe stylist Catherine Shepard’s home was one of our absolute favorites to feature. The standout piece in her adorable abode was her refurbished vintage bar cart. Catherine found it at a flea market and poured her blood, sweat and tears to give it its facelift. Then she scoured Etsy, Craigslist, and eBay to give it some personal style flair. Here are 10 of her bar cart essentials to help you achieve the same classic look.
1. I love to have a stack of cocktail recipe books. They look cute but also provide great inspiration for the bartender.
The Art of the Bar
The PDT Cocktail book
2. A great shaker is crucial and you’ll use it more than any other one item on your cart.
3. Pretty decanter for special spirits – I love the Tiffany ones but there are some great vintage finds out there too.
4. Liquors chosen solely for bottle design (quality doesn’t hurt either).
Crystal Head Vodka
5th Distilled Gin
5. Clever bottle openers serve as great decorative statements.
18 Waits Antler Bottle Opener
6. Bar tool kits naturally look cool but also serve a variety of necessary cocktail mixing purposes.
Williams-Sonoma Stainless Steel Bar Tools & Stand
7. A great ice bucket is fun if you can find vintage, but modern ones can be equally as pretty.
1stdibs Harry Kratz Brass Apple Ice Bucket
Copper Ice Bucket With Tongs
8. Bubbly of course! The pinker, the better.
Beau Joie Champagne
Sofia Mini 4-pack (no bubble left behind!)
9. Vintage cocktail glasses fit for Don Draper are so easy to find at flea markets or on Etsy, and it’s a great victory when you do.
Vintage Cocktail Glasses via Etsy
10. Pretty bottle stoppers add a touch of glamour in place of a cork or run-of-the-mill stopper!
Gara Bottle Stoppers