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Serving up wine with Michael Aram FavoritesServing up wine with Michael Aram Favorites

Rather than meeting friends for a quick drink at a noisy and busy bar, I love to invite them over for a quiet drink and some quality catch up time at my apartment. In preparation for their arrival, I like to have all of my glasses and wine out on my coffee table so we can get straight to the drinking and lounging.

One thing I hate is when I have my ice cold bottles sitting out on my coffee table and they begin dripping with condensation, leaving a puddle on my counter top. Thankfully it isn’t wood and it’s a simple wipe down, but still not classy and not pretty! On the other hand I hate to waste all of my ice just so I can have a nice looking ice bucket out on the table. I was so excited when I found the perfect solution – Michael Aram has a Wine Coaster & Stopper Set {I chose the Hosta Set} which essentially is a little dish for the wine to sit in and catch the drip! Then the stopper is actually a beautiful silver leaf ‘cork’, which is so much prettier than having out your normal cork on the table!

Serving up wine with Michael Aram FavoritesServing up wine with Michael Aram Favorites Serving up wine with Michael Aram Favorites

Sticking with this silver theme, I took another Michael Aram piece, my Michael Aram Botanical Leaf Platter {something I usually use for serving food} and used it as a tray for my wine glasses. Then I took my {also silver} West Elm Dotted Mercury Hurricane Vase and filled it with fresh bright orange roses for a dash of color. Right now I love stemless wine glasses, so I am loving my Kara Tumblers from Pier 1 which are only $4.50 a pop!!

All that’s left is to do is light a few candles and dim the lights because I am ready for guests to arrive any moment!

Serving up wine with Michael Aram Favorites

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