Return of the Cocktail Hour

My friends, I'm gonna talk about something that is near and dear to me and that is cocktail hour.  I'm not talking about having a drink, I'm referring to the classic, and oh so fabulous, cocktail hour.  

A few years ago I read this, saved the article for future reference and here we are today.

What sparked me to pull this article out of my memory bank you ask?  Well, it's the launch of a great new website or "Magalog" called Society Social.  What is a "Magalog" you ask?  Think of it as an online magazine that functions as a catalog, allowing you to shop 'til you drop.  (Or until your laptop battery dies.)

Now that we have all that clear, let me show you what has me daydreaming of the cocktail hours of yesteryear.

These beauties are now for sale (and affordable) via Society Social....love, love, love to the nth degree. I need a bar cart in my life.  

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 As well as this one...

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And this fun (and customizable) one...

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And here's a few more random bar cart images that I just couldn't resist sharing with ya'll.  


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And if you're not a huge fan of an hour devoted to devilish libations, a bar cart serves as a glamorous backdrop to tea and lemonade as well.

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Of course, my cocktail hour wouldn't be complete without this playing in the background.



7 comments:

  1. I love all those drink carts - very glam!!

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  2. Good morning from The Four Seasons!

    Amy, what a fabulous post. Shannon and I have been discussing picking up a bar cart for our new L.A. home as it feels very much in keeping with the vibe:swank and fun! Your post just backed up that decision to go bargain hunting for the right one. Thank you for such gorgeous inspiration!

    Warmly,

    Elizabeth

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  3. Oh my, this is so Mad Men chic. How glamorous - I love it! That first golden bamboo cart is my favorite.

    I had not heard about Society Social. Sounds like an online space right up my alley. Thanks so much for the h/t. I can't wait to dive in!

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  4. I got a bar cart recently from Amazon and LOVE it. It's totally pulled my living space together. :)

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  5. That bar cart/end table idea is fantastic!

    P.S. Just found your blog - love it!

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  6. They are all wonderful ideas

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  7. I'm a HUGE fan of the beverage stand! Bought this one from Crate and Barrel last year and it's come in handy on my back deck many times Spring, Summer and of course FAll http://www.google.com/imgres?q=crate+and+barrel+beverage+stand&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=c4x&sa=X&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1440&bih=746&tbm=isch&prmd=ivns&tbnid=Fp5syM6gSmr_nM:&imgrefurl=http://reviews.crateandbarrel.com/7258/34698/garden-beverage-stand-reviews/reviews.htm&docid=jsz_mIuaQ924EM&itg=1&w=290&h=290&ei=bd9YTvymNszUgAeng_mLDA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=327&vpy=191&dur=1006&hovh=225&hovw=225&tx=114&ty=129&page=1&tbnh=157&tbnw=157&start=0&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0

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