drinks trolley or cabinet?
Mad Men has been credited with precipitating the renaissance of the drinks trolley, but we think it goes deeper than that. In this new age of taboo-free transparency, there is something slightly furtive about closeting all your bottles of spirit away in a drinks cabinet. Besides, trolleys look pretty and hospitable, suggesting that almost anything could be an excuse for a party—even if, for most of the year, the Stoli, Sipsmith and post-prandial Fernet Branca sit gathering a layer of dust. An exquisite example is this Nureyev trolley (right), from £4,900, Soane Britain (www.soane.co.uk; 020–7730 6400)