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RL Picks: Cocktail Party Must-Haves

Entertain in style with today's product picks


Having a get together with friends over the weekend? Throw a cocktail party that will be the toast of the town. These glamorous and sophisticated picks will do the trick.

Picks by Paula de Guzman. Photographed by Louie Aguinaldo.

Read the original article in the December-January 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App ( now! Log on to for more details. 

The Daily Grind

Add a bit of spice in your hors d'ouevres with these stylish shakers.

Bugatti Salt and Pepper Shaker, price available upon request, Rustan's Department Store

Bugatti Salt and Pepper Shaker, price available upon request, Rustan's Department Store

Sculptural Service

This handsome tiered tray is exquisite enough to use as your centerpiece.

Floating Earth Server, P34,449, Alessi

Shine Like Diamonds

What's a party without alcohol? The subtle, quilted design on this wine chiller blends well in good company.

Wine Chiller, P9,950, Alessi

Perfect Geometry

Cold cuts over crushed ice will look extra elegant in this faceted serving bowl.

Orloff Bowl, P12,688, Alessi

Heavy Metal

The lovely marriage of gold and silver makes this tray a regal addition to a table setting.

La Tavola di Babele Tray, P17,804, Alessi


Bite into goodness with this cocktail fork that has a stunning mother-of-pearl handle.

P3,980, AC+632

Fluted Beauty

The delicate design of this crystal champagne flute rings true as you make a toast with friends.

Fluted Glass, P860, AC+632

Hostess with the Mostest

Learn how to be a perfect party host with What's A Hostess To Do? by Susan Spungen. Read it for its deep-rooted wisdom -- from serving desserts to job delegation -- and its charming, vintage-style illustrations.

P749, Powerbooks

Tell it to the Bartender

Perusing the cocktail bible Mr. Boston Official Bartender's Guide will guarantee a successful open bar -- it's been in print since 1935!

P885, Powerbooks

Clear Elegance

Air out your spirits in a simple, glass wine carafe.

Leende Carafe, P750, Pinoy Idea Home Furnishings


No more surprises as you pop your wine with this electric corkscrew.

Oster Electric Wine Opener, P1,950, Rustan's Department Store


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