How to throw a great party in six easy steps, plus, a recipe for a garden-fresh Gimlet from the homeowners of this indoor/outdoor modern abode in Los Angeles.
This home in Borrego Springs, California, was renowned for parties thrown by the original owner and architect. Get-togethers are slightly more tame these days, but Doug Paton and Stacey Chapman Paton haven't entirely abandoned the canapés, crooners, and cocktails. Here's one of their recipes to consider:
In a cocktail shaker, shake with ice, then strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Photo by JUCO.
Heath Ceramics wades outside of its pottery catalog with this chic, winter-appropriate cocktail set that includes a walnut tray, glasses, napkins, a bottle opener, and more.
No matter your style of drinking (wine, cocktails, tea), we've got the tabletop goods to suit any modern home.
The owner of this renovated, mid-century home in the Bay Area designed the wet bar to meld seamlessly with the modular shelving that encircles the kitchen. Photo by: Misha Gravenor.
Some of our favorite new barware comes from Provisions, the online shopping offshoot of foodie website Food52. This Japanese-made gold jigger adds a bit of bling to the drink-slinging process.
Delve into the art of mixing elegant, vintage, and crowd-impressing cocktails. A must to keep behind any bar! From Assouline, $50.
We made this playlist for Labor Day 2012, but its cocktail party vibe still stands today. Turn it up, and get down. Happy weekend!