Q. I credit Domino with bringing back the stylish bar setup that we are seeing everywhere these days. Do you have these easy service areas set up in your homes? If so, do you use a bar cart, console, or other table as the base?
A. The drinks table to me epitomized the kind of thing I wanted to domino to bring from the past into our lives — a sense of graciousness, of hospitality, of grown-up parties, of charm and of sparkle! The drinks cart could be the symbol of domino! We did a story on them in the first or second issue. I thought how lovely it would be to be the kind of person who comes home after work and fixes a drink and chats with my husband about our days. Of course, that never happens. But it is perfect for when people come over.
In my apartment I have a drinks tray atop an old table, and at our weekend house, we have an drinks cart that sits in front a window. In summer, I love Aperol Spritzes: aperol, prosecco and a slice of orange (ideally blood orange). For the holidays, I like champagne on ice, but I know that is very frowned upon by people who know better.