News, but not the serious kind
$2,250? You’re off your trolley!
Blog Guy, has your Thanksgiving Williams-Sonoma catalog arrived yet? I can’t wait to see what expensive specialty gadgets we need to help us prepare the most traditional meal of all.
Really? What stopped you there?
The invitation to “create a professional bar experience at home.”
They didn’t say that!
I promise you they did, on page 35.
What the hell is a professional bar experience?
I know, right? I always thought it just involved getting really s**t-faced, but apparently there’s a lot more to it.
A professional bar experience at home requires a mahogany Hotel Trolley, just $2,250.00. You really need two of those, so your hammered guests can race them.
What else do I need?
You’ll want the mango wood Mayfair Ice Bucket, which “captures the panache of vintage yachts and sleek roadsters.” It’s $99, plus $7 more if you want it monogrammed. I ordered mine with a big old “BG” on the shield.
Jeez, Blog Guy. The panache of vintage yachts and sleek roadsters in an ice bucket? What does that even mean?
I strongly suspect it means the catalog writers had themselves quite a few professional bar experiences before sitting down at the computer.
Top: Bar Manager Nicolas de Soto mixes a Calvados-based cocktail at ECC in Chinatown, London December 3, 2010. REUTERS/Toby Melville