Now that summer is truly here and with it the season for summer parties, what we all need of course is a drinks trolley!
They have shaken off that dated reputation and with the help of Mad Men have become sophisticated again. But they are also so practical you see. No more juggling trays of precariously balanced cocktails. No more rushing back to the kitchen for the forgotten ice and slices of lemon. We can all swan around like Betty Draper looking as cool as cucumbers and dispensing martini’s and the odd Babycham with a cherry on a stick.
My favourite is this little gold bamboo number from Oliver Bonas. It has handy holders to stop bottles toppling over and is the height of retro cool. It’s also the cheapest of this selection at £195.
The classic Kaymet Modern Trolley has been produced in Bermondsey since the 1960s. It has a silver anodised aluminium frame, silver finished wheels and two removable silver trays. Available from Clippings for £339.
The Teresita from Out There Interiors is available in aubergine, black, cameo green, petrol, white and yellow and is £275.
But if you truly want to splurge I would go for the Felix by B & D Designs (by artist Cathy Azria). It’s taller than the average trolley with three removable trays and costs an eye watering £2,400.
We’ll all be rushing out and buying a Teasmade next.