Gifts for the Person Who Has Everything
What do you get the person on your list who has everything?
We scoured the Valley for that one exceptional gift—an exclusive item that will not only be coveted and cherished for generations to come but, when bedecked with the finest in bar accessories and adult beverages, will also serve as the centerpiece for your holiday celebrations.
The Ultimate Showpiece
Designed by renowned Mexican artist Alfonso Marino, the Spanish Barqueño is an instant heirloom. In cabinetry, a barqueño is portable desk made of two chests with a foldout writing surface. While the design originated in Renaissance Spain, Marino has added his own touches to this piece while maintaining original details, such as numerous small drawers and a secret mechanism for storing securities. Meticulously handcrafted of primavera wood with bone inlays, hand-gilted details, and decorative forged iron handles that evoke its early use, this stunning conversation piece represents more than 700 work hours by skilled artisans. Although an appropriate piece in traditional decor, it can also be used successfully in modern settings. 57.75″ H by 43.25″W by 17.25″D. $35,000 (thecollectorshouse.biz)
Adorn your Spanish Barqueño with classic barware for a one-of-a-kind serving station. Interior designer Jamilyn Fournier curated this elegant setting for three. The forged-iron Enrique tray holds all the mixings for your favorite libation (23″L by 15″W, $535). Serve tequila or your chosen spirit in the Domino Decanter, complete with a decorative iron stopper ($275). Hand-blown 24K gold-trimmed Imari tumblers offer perfect sips ($50 each), while African Olive Wood Spice Bowls (3” in diameter $30 each) provide guests with citrus slices or cocktail adornments. (thecollectorshouse.biz)
Every great bar needs a great wine. This ninth release from California-based Rudd Oakville Estate is its finest vintage yet. A sophisticated blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, petit Verdot, merlot and Malbec, the 2008 Rudd Oakville Estate Red features mature aromatics and dark black fruit with an almost jammy blackberry fruit component, suggesting the sweetness of a balanced pie. Personable yet complex, it can be enjoyed this holiday season or stored effortlessly for 20 to 25 years. $425/bottle (ruddwines.com)