Conran Shop Beetle stool Navy velvet and brass £934
Anthropologie 'Winterwood' Cocktail shaker £33.95
Anthropologie Mistletoe bottle opener SOLD OUT
Anthropologie Navy Lacquered Bar Cabinet $1,988 (U.S site)
If you're unable to travel into the big smoke, and let's face it the strikes have made it unbearable, then I've selected my dream 'furniture' to deck the halls and proffer my own cocktail menu for home entertaining this New Years Eve!
And I'm not on my own as it's predicted over three quarters of us will stay in this year, avoiding the costs, disruption and accompanying disappointment that comes with a much anticipated 'Big night out'.
If you do venture further than the front door then The Dandelyan at the Mondrian London comes out tops and the decor is definitley a bit of me; designed by Tom Dixon, it has an emerald green marble bar, pink leather banquettes, evoking old hollywood glamour, accompanied by stunning Thames views! Definitely on my 2017 'to do' list.
Also in the Top bars of the World 2016 were the Connaught Bar, left, Oriole, from the same team as the equally commended The Nightjar. as well as the traditional The American Bar at The Savoy. See the definitive list here or try your hand at recreating some classic cocktail recipes from Jamie Oliver, Pimped up Prosecco and Grey Goose Le Fizz both float my boat! See below.
Whatever you do tonight have a fabulous time with friends and family and farewell to the old and 'How do you do' to the new! Thanks to all who've stopped by in 2016 and hope you'll come back for more in 2017.