Posts Tagged ‘cocktails’

Cheers! Wall Mounted Outdoor Bar from Loll

It must be five o’clock somewhere.

Between tax day and starting the tomato plants and all the other spring chores, who wouldn’t want to take a martini break. I wish our co-op would allow us to anchor things to the walls. Sure, a trellis would be nice . . . but I really want this outdoor bar!

The Loll Wallbanger ($399, available in 8 colors) snaps closed with hinged door that doubles as a work surface. Magnets hold it closed when not in use. The interior will store bottles and a built in shelf will hold tools, glassware, and other bar tending equipment.

Spring Planting and Prep for Our Outdoor Bar

We had our first busy gardening Saturday of the season. We decided be a little bit crazy. We bought $22 of violas and planted them in our front planters this morning . . . actually we woke up at noon, so it was this afternoon. Putting tender plants into the ground means we’re committed optimists; it isn’t going to snow or freeze now. Phillips Farms was selling purple, yellow, and lavender violas at the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket. We bought a flat of plants for the planters in front of our co-op. While I was on the stoop planting and sweeping away a winter’s worth of cig butts and leaves, RP was up at our roof garden measuring for furniture and planters.

With the garden drawing in place, I shook up some negronis (while tradition splits the spirits evenly, we go stronger: 1/2 Bombay Sapphire gin, 1/4 Campari, 1/4 Noilly Prat vermouth. “”The bitters are excellent for your liver, the gin is bad for you. They balance each other.” – Orson Welles) and made some furniture and planter decisions. RP and I  bought two galvanized stools from Industry West and a teak outdoor table from Amazon (Strathwood Bradford, by name). We like the contrast between the wood and metal. We need the height of a bar table so we can peer over the table to catch the view.

Next up: We need to find a planter for our vegetable garden and RP wants a Buddha. Namaste from Brooklyn!

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