Warmer weather is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER…


It’s so close, I can taste it! This means, cute backyard parties, (or balcony parties for me) frozen margaritas, lots of guac and chips, and really good Spotify playlists. Amiright?!

Summertime is my favourite time. People are just happier, outfits are much nicer, food even tastes better. LOL.

Do you guys have any major summer plans? I’ve got some seriously fun stuff coming up. My birthday is also in the summer. Not that birthdays excite me AT ALL. The thought of turning another year older is not something I ever look forward to.

But, there’s nothing you can do about that! I’ll fill you guys in on my birthday plans in another post.

For now, let’s dive right into this post.

So, when I bought my condo almost a year ago, (!!) the first thing I bought was this gold bar cart. Like the FIRST THING EVER. Yes, I bought this before I bought my bed. A gold bar cart with really sexy wine glasses was needed. You know?

There’s something so chic about a gold bart cart with all the right things on it.

And in this post, I’m going to share all the bar cart essentials with you guys. If you’re going to throw a little summertime jam at your place, you’re going to need it to be on brand. Since I’m not 19 anymore, drinking wine out of plastic, red cups isn’t ideal.

Here’s what you’ll need for your chic bar cart:

{ Gold Martini Shaker }

I mean, this is an obvious one. My go-to summer drink is a cosmo, (big surprise there!) so naturally, I’ll need a really big martini shaker. Keeping with the gold theme, I figured why not a gold shaker, right? Here’s a few I’m loving:

Gold polka dot shaker

Matte gold shaker

{ Customized Coasters }

I’m obsessed with the customized coasted I got from Coastermatic. Guys, you can literally scroll through your Instagram, and chose what photos you want on your ceramic coasters. Chic, right? These also make for really cute gifts for your best friends, mom, sister, grandma, etc.

{ Fun straws }

K so, fun straws are a must. Especially these gold striped ones. If you’re going to have a gold bar cart, gold martini shaker, I don’t see how you could not have gold striped straws? We’re staying quite on brand here. You can get a pack of these on Amazon. I love a good detail, you guys. When I’m at a party, I will totally notice the smallest details…like these straws. Anyone else?

{ A Green Plant }

Or some kind of florals if that’s what you’re into. I love this faux green plant from Ikea. I have to admit, Ikea has got some great faux plants. It’s a nice touch adding some greenery here and there. Makes things look and feel a bit more summery.

{ Martini Glasses }

They don’t have to be martini glasses, but I’m obsessed with these ones. Who doesn’t love gold rimmed martini glasses?! Again, so on brand. I also really love these ones. And please, for the love of God, don’t put plastic, red cups on your bar cart. In fact, nothing plastic…

{ Garnishes }

Lemon, blueberries, fresh basil leaves, thyme, and mint. I even love me some cilantro! Garnishes are so key in making your drink come to life. I love fresh lemon slices or orange peels in mine. It’s so refreshing and pretty. It’s also very Instagramable…

With all this bar cart talk, I’m ready for someone to make me a cocktail. With LOTS of lemon and cilantro! Yum.

Okay so, what am I missing on my bar cart? What do you guys have on yours? Share. Oh, I also had a gold pineapple, and COMPLETELY forgot to add that to my cart. :/

On another note, how was everyone’s long weekend? I hope it was as relaxing as mine. I took in as much sunshine as we got (not much, of course) and lounged around, binge watching Grey’s.

I also ended up drinking too much wine on Saturday night and decided it would be a cool idea to paint on plates. Surprisingly, they turned out really cool! I’ll show you guys another time. The moral of the story is…sometimes too much wine can spike your creativity. LOL.

Okay, I’m off.

Have an awesome (short) week!!

+ I’m off to Montreal on Friday. Come hangout on Insta-stories. @thechicconfidential. And if you guys have any cool Montreal recos, PLZ share. 

Xx, kim

Photography by Victoria Jmourko.



  1. I can't stop laughing at the fact that, THAT was your first purchased item. I only laugh because I could totally see myself doing the same.

    I, too, am a sucker for coasters and cool straws. I feel like it's my way of accessorizing home decor. It's a little bit of my personality and something I can change often, if needed.

    I'm a summer baby too so I'm excited for my June-birthday! We'll see what plans transpire. Like you, I don't look forward to another year but I always love being able to spend time with people I haven't seen in a while.

    Great post, hope your trip goes well!

    ♡ Christine Anne
    A Blueberry Girl

  2. Thank you for your lovely comment, Christine! I totally felt like a bar cart was necessary! Haha. Plus everyone kept giving my wine as a housewarming gift. It needed to go somewhere…

    And oh yayy for June birthdays! xo

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