Summer Cocktail Series: Watermelon&Tequila

Memorial Day has passed and to New Yorkers, it’s officially summer. That means it’s time to break out the grill and, of course, the cocktail shaker. We’re kicking off this Summer Cocktail Series with a fun drink created by none other than Bobby Flay! This Watermelon & Tequila Cocktail is fun and fruity, the ultimate summer refreshment.

Summer Cocktails
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Such a fun drink needs an equal when it comes to serving it. Try these fun colors we’ve chosen below.

Kartio Apple Green Tumbler by Iittala - Summer Cocktails

The Kartio Apple Green Tumbler by Iittala might be the perfect vessel for this colorful cocktail. While named after the apple, this green tumbler is a ringer for a watermelon rind as well. How much more perfect could it get?


Double Face Fuschia Tumbler by Mario Luca Giusti - Summer Cocktails

To punch up the wow factor, you’re going to want to go with the Double Face Fuschia Tumbler by Mario Luca Giusti. There’s not much left to say about this bright and bold tumbler, perfect for a party or just to spice up a weekday evening.

Kartio Tumbler Clear by Iittala - Summer Cocktails

Of course, you could always let the drink speak for itself. For the more monochromatically inclined, the Iittala Kartio Tumblr also comes in a variety of colors, including clear. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, no matter the color.

For the full cocktail recipe, click here.

Architectural Digest’s Summer Tablescapes

Last Tuesday, Michael C. Fina hosted a celebration of summer featuring elegant tablescapes created by Architectural Digest’s special events editor Bronson van Wyck and longtime friend and interior designer Celerie Kemble.

Architectural Digest & Michael C. Fina

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“The Rug Merchant’s Banquet”

Bronson van Wyck and Celerie Kemble created a fantastic set of tables using Michael C. Fina’s extensive collection of tableware, combining styles to create scenes from far off places, such as “Sundowners on the Serengeti Plains” and “The Rug Merchant’s Banquet.” The tables pulled from van Wyck and Kemble’s world travels, from Cape Town, Africa to Morocco, and even van Wyck’s childhood, growing up in Arkansas.

Architectural Digest & Michael C. Fina

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“Sundowners on the Serengeti Plains”

Read Architectural Digest’s full article on the event here.
Shop the collection of tableware featured in this post here.

Brides: The 27 Best Places to Register

Wedding registry can be stressful. Luckily, Brides Magazine has compiled a helpful list of the best places to register for everything you could possibly want on a wedding registry. Michael C. Fina made the list and we’re honored. Here’s the best part, there’s more to the Michael C. Fina registry experience and you’re going to want to hear all about it.

Michael C. Fina Wedding Registry

Wedding Registry at Michael C. Fina

First things first. Our consultants are the best in the business. When you make an appointment at Michael C. Fina to set up your wedding registry you can rest assured that you’ll leave with a registry full of beautiful pieces to complete your home with a sense of style that’s true to you. Our flagship store at 500 Park Avenue features the most comprehensive, curated selection of the finest tableware and home decor items on the entire East Coast. We feature designers you’ve known and loved for years as well as up and coming, quality designers, all selected carefully to create a cohesive registry to perfectly complement your style.

Convenience is key when it comes to managing your registry, and you’ve got full control no matter when it is. Whether you visit us on Park Avenue, give us a call, or send us an email, we’re here to help you every step of the way. Changed your mind about a pattern? We’re on it. Need more of a certain place setting? We’ve got you covered. We’ll make sure your registry is updated quickly and consistently when you need it to be.

You also retain full control after all is said and done. Our unique Hold Registry™ allows the registered couple to review all purchases made on their registry before any orders are placed and shipped. This process allows the couple to fine tune their final order and avoid the inconvenience of returns or exchanges. For more information on our registry processes, click here.

The icing on the cake, of course, is the ease of transitioning from selecting home decor items to choosing your wedding bands. Michael C. Fina has hundreds of styles from over 20 top designers so there is a perfect fit for any couple. Additionally, couples that register at Michael C. Fina receive 15% off their wedding band purchase.

Michael C. Fina wedding registry

To make an appointment or create a registry at Michael C. Fina, visit us online, give us a call at 1-800-289-3462, or email us at

Mad Men: The End of an Era

One of televisions most beloved shows is coming to an end this week, with Mad Men playing out it’s finale on May 17th. The wildly popular AMC show offers a glimpse into the past in the most dramatic fashion possible. Set in the 1960’s and 70’s, Mad Men takes a look at the advertising industry in New York City, focusing on the life and career of Don Draper.

The beloved show has inspired a surge in popularity of 60’s and 70’s style in both fashion and décor. We’ve curated this list to help you bring the iconic style into your own home so that you can get a taste of all the glamour of the era. The drama, though? You’ll have to supply that yourself.

Mad Men - Orrefors Street Old Fashioned

Street Double Old Fashioned by Orrefors

Thanks to Mad Men, Don Draper is synonymous with the Old Fashioned. The Street collection by Orrefors has the perfect balance of style and structure that we’re sure Don would have appreciated.

Mad Men - Saint Louis Balthazar Decanter

Balthazar Square Decanter by Saint Louis Crystal

You need something to hold your bourbon, right? This bold but refined decanter makes a statement on your bar cart, letting guests know you know what you’re doing, and you do it with style.

Mad Men - Ralph Lauren Modern Metropolis Bar Trolley Cart

Modern Metropolis Bar Trolley by Ralph Lauren

Speaking of bar carts, Ralph Lauren knocks it out of the park with the Modern Metropolis Bar Trolley. A place for everything and everything in its place, this cart lets you take control of the situation with elegance.

Mad Men - William Yeoward American Bar Cocktail Shaker

American Bar Cocktail Shaker by William Yeoward

Mad Men - Mary Jurek Cosmo Four Piece Bar Set

Cosmo Four Piece Bar Set with Wood Base by Mary Jurek Design

We’ve got all the tools of the trade so you can craft the perfect cocktail. Team up the stark, simple lines of the William Yeoward cocktail shaker with the natural wood grain of the Cosmo Bar Set from Mary Jurek Design to find balance on your bar cart.

Got any tips on how to spruce up your space with some mid century modern flair? Tell us in the comments! Don’t forget to share your favorite cocktail recipe, too.

Marc Newson, Unbreakable.

Marc Newson Unbreakable

We all make mistakes, occasionally drop and break something, we understand. Well, now Marc Newson has the fix, at least when it comes to drinkware. The Unbreakable collection by Marc Newson is the perfect solution for combining style and durability. Ideal for a variety of settings, from days out on the water to rooftop parties in the heart of the city. The Unbreakable Drinkware collection features beautifully sculpted shapes, crystal clear and manufactured with state-of-the-art European equipment using the highest quality materials.

Colorful bases that grip the surface and stay put in the roughest of situations combined with glossy Triton tops with clarity that rivals glass. Perfect for all of your upcoming outdoor events and at a great price, too, it’s too good a deal to pass up. Available at Michael C. Fina in White, Cadmium Orange, and Klein Blue.

Town & Country Magazine: The Registry

Town & Country Magazine asked Lindsey Schwartz of CURATED about her favorite places to register her brides in their May 2015 issue. CURATED helps women navigate the process of registering for their weddings. Schwartz directs the company, a division of St. Charles of New York, working “closely with each client to create a custom art and accessories package for any and all newly renovated home areas.”

Schwartz included Michael C. Fina in her list of must-sees, highlighting our innovative “Hold Registry” option and our wide variety of styles and choices when it comes to tableware, flatware and everything you need on your registry.

Town & Country Magazine May 2015

Featured in the selection is Bernardaud’s Etoiles Collection, as well as Christofle’s Jardin D’Eden flatware.

Visit Town & Country Magazine online here and learn more about CURATED here.

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