The sun is out, and with warmer climes, it’s the perfect time to be enjoying the outdoors. And many people are of the same mindset it would seem as Google trends are spiking for ‘At Home Bar’ searches with people wanting to party closer to home. For all of those who want to create a luxe bar in their back garden, here are a few key suggestions to get the party started in time for summer.
A really flexible outdoor bar, this one has a thoroughly contemporary feel with its aluminum frame and vertical strip detailing. It also features convenient aluminum shelves that are fixed on the inside of the frame and can be used for drinks, glasses, and bar nibbles, to show off your hosting skills. The set consists of one L-shaped bar along with four stools.
An award-winning speaker from Bose, it’s easy to see why as it teams incredible 360 degrees of sound with portability. Available in black and luxe silver, this is a wireless home speaker, a portable Bluetooth speaker, and a voice-controlled speaker, all in one. Use it around the house, or in the garden – anywhere with Wi-Fi, and it can be controlled with your voice and stream music directly from the cloud. When outside of the Wi-Fi range, it can be controlled like any other portable speaker with your mobile phone or tablet via Bluetooth and play the music that is loaded or streamed from your device. A must-have for any at-home bar, it’s also durable, waterproof, and has 12 hours of battery life per charge.
A design that’s inspired by DUMBO House – Soho House’s New York outpost, located on the East River, this shaker features hand-cut lines influenced by the Brooklyn Bridge cables. Complete the look with matching tumblers and shot glasses for all eventualities.
An utterly fabulous Champagne bath, it’s perfectly suited for those gatherings when one bottle just isn’t enough. Expect opulence aplenty with the design, and it’s practical too.
This sweet bottle opener is perfect for drinks connoisseurs. Inspired by Fortnum’s dancing lobster this is an essential piece of barware kit and is hand-finished in metallic gold with an engraved Fortnum & Mason logo on the underneath.
Riedel is known for its fine glassware, and this pack of 8 wine glasses will ensure that you can cater to all your guests. This glass is designed so the Viognier variety’s low acidity is delivered in a way that sets off the alcohol and rich flavors of the wine, and the shape highlights its velvety, supple texture, emphasizing the fruit and ensuring a long, balanced finish.
Inject a little fun with this neon ‘Cocktails’ lightbox, so everyone knows where to head for the party. The acrylic mounted, it has a hand-blown pink glass neon light in the center. Dimensions: H 19cm x W 38.5cm x D 10.5cm.
It is the season for blush rosé wine. Be sure to try the Specially Selected Rosé d’Anjou which dons aromas of flowers, citrus fruits, and red berries, offering a deliciously fruity and off-dry taste, or go for the Pierre Jaurant Sud de France Rosé that has notes of cherry and strawberry (great for BBQ’s and summer salads).