***GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED AND NOTIFIED***
I've been promising a big giveaway for awhile, and celebrating my good buddy Ashley Conway's (Craft and Cocktails) beautiful new book The Art of the Bar Cart seemed like a really good excuse. Because you need this book, and because if you don't already have a beautiful bar cart, you need one to go along with the book. And if you have a bar cart, you need another one. Amirite?
But first things first: I wanted to give you a little tour of our own home bar. Please allow me to introduce: The Barmoire.
This is actually my giant TV cabinet from my childhood bedroom. Please enjoy the following images (pulled from Olive and Love's archives) from a sleepover party that only show bits and pieces of it, but you'll get the idea of how it used to look:
You know the kind of armoire. The finest country oak. VHS tape storage drawers. Sturdy lazy susan to support a bigass TV with a tiny, tiny screen.
It moved with me from that bedroom to my college apartment, to my after-college apartment, to my first home, and finally, to our current home. When we moved into this house, my husband angrily proclaimed, "I AM NEVER MOVING THIS STUPID THING AGAIN." Because that sucker is heavy. And by the time we moved it here, we weren't really using it for anything important anymore. TVs had long since shed such storage, and so it really wasn't useful to us at all. And did I mention it was heavy??? But I was kind of sentimental about it. And so I was hellbent on reinventing it so that my husband wouldn't take a chainsaw to it.
When in doubt: add booze. You should have seen his face light up when I suggested we turn it into a bar.
A little paint and wallpaper, a few added shelves and lights, and a retrofit of the lazy susan so that it's a swiveling, telescoping cutting board...and that outdated beast is actually a pretty decent bar. Not gonna lie though...we have a lot of overflow of bottles in our kitchen cabinets.
Those VHS storage drawers are so versatile.
But enough about our bar, let's talk about your bar. Or, more specifically, your bar cart. Don't have one? Well, hopefully, that's about to change.
T H E A R T O F T H E B A R C A R T G I V E A W A Y ! ! ! !
To celebrate Ashley Conway's gorgeous new book The Art of the Bar Cart (full of fabulous cocktail recipes and bar cart styling tips), we're giving one lucky winner, not only a copy of her book, but an entire bar cart and accessories to go with it!
Prize package includes this bar cart (or one of equal or lesser value from Worldmarket.com), a set of four gorgeous smokey silver-edged cocktail glasses, a set of bar tools, three decanters, a set of four cocktail napkins from Dot & Army, my favorite Big "Rooster" cocktail shaker, an ice bucket, a "Drink, Please" bell, and an awesome decorative pink seltzer bottle just because I thought it looked cute. Please don't actually put seltzer in it.
Chicken is not included. I repeat: CHICKEN IS NOT INCLUDED.
BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE! Three additional winners will be selected to win a copy each of The Art of the Bar Cart.
HOW TO ENTER:
You can enter two times.
Do both, or just do one, your choice. Or don't enter at all because this is a lot of work. I get it. Giveaways are hard.
Contest is open to U.S. residents 21 years of age and older. Contest begins Thursday, February 8, 2018, and closes at 11:59 pm Sunday, February 11, 2018. Winners will be selected at random and announced on Monday, February 12, 2018. Winners will have 48 hours from winner announcement to claim their prize or new winners will be selected at random.
CHEERS, GOOD LUCK, AND EVERYONE GO BUY THIS BOOK!!!!