By Arianna Lim


To build a home bar with pieces that are sleek and straight-to-the-point is as agreeable as it is uninspired. There are the non-negotiables, including top-grade glassware and polished steel ice buckets. Combining them with more curious elements, however—from leather-bound mixing tools to bear head bottle openers—is an extra measure that could transport the Old Fashioned into the contemporary home. With pieces that inject sprightly energy into an inherently mature space, this is the sort of home bar that proves that one need not take oneself too seriously in order to fix a respectable drink.

Hip flask, price upon request, Firma. Tray, price upon request, Firma. Bear bottle opener, P1250, West Elm. Cocktail shaker, P2250, Pottery Barn. Jigger, P795, Pottery Barn. Martini glass, P495 each, Pottery Barn. Ice bucket (comes with stand), P8450, Pottery Barn. Saddle leather bar tool set, P3450, Pottery Barn.

Firma is located in G/F Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City. Pottery Barn is located in G/F Central Square, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City. AC +632 is located in 2/F Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center. For more information on West Elm, visit

Photographed by Gabby Cantero

Photographer assisted by Bert Santos

Styled by MJ Benitez

Stylist assisted by Kat Fernando

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