“All the elements in your home are an opportunity to draw closer to the people you’re going to have in your home.”
JoAnn Landon, Founder of Curated by Mavens.
Whether it’s the centerpiece at the table, dishware that you serve with or cocktails for a dinner party, it all plays a part. By being intentional with your home, you’re creating a deeper level of entertainment and connection. This month Dwell by CM is highlight home bar essentials to facilitate connection and engagement in your home.
For those of you who like to entertain your guests with a special experience, we have the basics in mind for your home bar. Wouldn’t it be fun to try out that TikTok recipe, and wow your guests with a fun new drink concoction? It’s all possible and attainable.
It can be intimidating when you see elegant setups in magazines, but it shouldn’t be. For every home bar, it is entirely up to you on what you want to include. You can start small and grow your collection. Just keep in mind that every element should contribute to your guest engagement.
Total Wine is a great place to shop. Their store layout makes it easy to follow. They carry all the well known brand and have experienced staff that can help you find new options too. What we love most is the fact the that they have some for every budget!
It’s common to have Gin, Vodka, Tequila, Bourbon, and some kind of Whiskey (Rye, Scotch, Tennessee or flavored), and Rum.
Our Picks for Libations:
As far as wine goes, don’t let it get too complicated. Start out small and build your collection with a blend of red and white wines. Keep your eye out for Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir. When it comes to wine, it may be best to start with what food you’ll be cooking.
Different wines enhance different flavors in your food. For example, if you’re looking to host parties with roasted chicken, add a rose or dry white wine like Sauvignon Blanc. Pinot Noir can also enhance your meal. If you prefer steak, Cabernet or Syrah could be better choices. Begin with the experience you have in mind and go from there. Your collection will naturally grow from there.
Find all the perfect wine pairing suggestions on our favorite search engine: Pinterest!
Our Wine Picks
Last but not least, if you’re looking for an alcohol free home bar, we suggest you read our blog from earlier in the year Trending: Non-Alcoholic Drinks all about non-alcoholic beverages and all the options available in that arena.
The Essential Tools:
Dwell by CM has beautiful items to come alongside and add a splash of refinement to your home bar.
The Most Important Detail
Have fun with your home bar! As you see different cocktail recipes add juices, syrups, sodas and garnish. Take it as curiosity prevails and enjoy each venture with your guests. Create the most memorable experiences as you engage in good conversation and meaningful connection.