Styleradar As the weather heats up, your parties should too. Tabletop highlights curated by world-famous designer Alexa Hampton and delicious seasonal cocktails created by master mixologist Jasper Soffer will raise the barometer on your springtime festivities. We'll drink to that!
By Katie Doyle
AlexA hAmpton markhampton.com President of Mark Hampton LLC, designer Alexa Hampton has completed a wide range of designs for domestic and international projects. A perennial member of Architectural Digest’s AD100, House Beautiful’s Top Designer list, and a member of Elle Decor’s A-list, Hampton’s work is both classic and eclectic.
A l e X A’ S P i C K S 1. Mysterious italian ice Bucket in Brass 1stdibs.com, $1,450 “I call this brass faux bois ice bucket the coolest ice bucket, bar none (wink wink). I like that the form is more sculptural and decorative than utilitarian.” 2. Maitland-Smith Faux Shagreen leather Tray hickorychair.com, $219 “Trays are the work horse (besides my husband Pavlos) in a bar set up. They make for easy clean up at the end of the night.”
4. georges Briard Name Your Poison glasses 1stdibs.com, $750 “These Georges Briard glasses shrug the formality that often surrounds entertaining. They remind us that we are all there to have a good time.”
3. global Views ice Tongs
5. Art Deco Silver Plated Cocktail Shaker 1stdibs.com, $2,770 “I am a huge James Bond fan, so naturally, I have an affinity for cocktail shakers—martinis should be shaken, not stirred. I enjoy the architectural nature of this deco form and the sparkle that silver brings to a bar setting.”
globalviews.com, $19 “These Ice Tongs from Global Views will complement my deco shaker. This piece combines utility with good design.”