The holidays call for peppermint, so decorate your next Creme de Menthe martini with peppermint ribbon candy, found at specialty candy shops or online. The classic combo of red and green is a no-brainer!
Prosecco, a versatile Italian sparking wine that can match as easily with main courses like chicken and pork as with sushi, continues to rise in popularity. When bubbles are on the menu, prosecco is often a more affordable option for a festive occasion, as with this Martini & Rossi prosecco, which hails from the Veneto-Friuli area of northeast Italy.
Villa de Martini, a 6,119-square-foot Italianate home located on Telegraph Hill, plays host to the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase featuring the Bay Area's top interior designers. The home features four floors and unobstructed views of Alcatraz, Treasure Island, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marina District.
Bring the box office home with this critic-approved cinema-themed space. Shake up your favorite martini on the marble bar top, and don't forget to grab a bag of popcorn from the cart before relaxing on a comfortable leather couch in front of your favorite movie on the big screen.
An in-room wet bar with a penny tile backsplash is a convenient touch to the HGTv Smart Home 2015 master bedroom. “By using a remote control, the area where the coffee maker is can lift up to reveal a shelf beneath the coffee maker where we have staged a martini maker and cocktail utensils.,” explains house planner Jack Thomasson. “It’s really cool, because it converts from a coffee maker area to a fun, kind of kitschy smart feature.”
The poolhouse offers luxuriously comfy features, including a high-end kitchen with a martini sink. Storm shutter doors tucked inside the arches drop down with a push of a button. The pool house was built only 2.5’ from the waters edge creating an unusual situation with a venial pool. To make sure the pool wall was properly supported, a newly constructed block wall supports that edge. The three main arches facing the pool hide screens and shutters to block the sun or wind.
The Crawford Hotel inside the still-active Denver Union Station, is an 1881 rail station, and a registered National Historic Landmark. The hotel retains the building's rich history while embracing a modern lodging aesthetic. The impressive Beaux Arts-style Great Hall serves as both the hotel’s lobby and the place where travelers wait for the train. This grand and bustling space includes Martini side tables from Restoration Hardware. The clocks are original while the dazzling chandeliers are impeccable recreations.
The poolhouse features a sunken design, which gives a different perspective of the landscape, as well as heightened connectivity between activities.The poolhouse has all the comforts of home: an outdoor TV, wood burning fireplace, bathroom/changing room, storage room, full fridge and a high-end kitchen with a martini sink. Storm shutters drop down with a push of a button to provide protection on a stormy night or keep the sun out in the late afternoon. The three main arches facing the pool have screens as well to block the sun and reduce wind.