Host's Guide Summer 2010: Barware: Champagne

From left: A Merdinger Arabesque 18-karat-gold and titanium Champagne flute ($292); a Colle Bibulo flute ($630, set of 6) from TableArt; a Baccarat Abysse Champagne saucer ($210) from Gearys; a Seguso Viro Gold Twist flute ($324, set of 2) from TableArt; a Bollen B89 flute ($65) from TableArt; and a Paola C Tulip goblet ($48) from TableArt. A Christofle Vertigo tray ($1,000) sits atop a Rina Menardi mango-colored maxi plate ($390) from Unici Casa. Fabric is Shelter Cloth in Goldust by Marcie Bronkar for Cloth & Paper.

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