Category Archives: Get Inspired

No need to be stumped anymore, here we have ideas and pieces that will inspire ideas on gifting, wedding style, seasonal style. It’s time to get inspired!

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.

Spring Finally Makes Its Way

Spring has finally arrived and here in New York we’re welcoming it with open arms! We’ve already packed away our parkas and our sweaters and we’re ready to break out our Springtime favorites. Pretty pastels and perennial florals are quickly filling up our tables again. Either way you go, you’ll get a classic Spring look, you simply can’t lose!


Pretty Pastels

Anna Weatherley – Anna’s Palette Sky Blue & Anna Weatherley – Anna’s Palette Sunburst Yellow: The sun and sky are out to play in the Spring, so why not bring these fun colors to your table?

Gien Rocaille – Rose Poudre & Gien Rocaille – Vert Celadon: The most subtle of colors can make any table feel soft, feminine and welcoming.

Florals Galore

Vista Alegre – Butterfly Parade: Butterflies and flowers go hand in hand, why not mix a few pieces of Vista Alegre’s Butterfly Parade in with a classic floral collection for fun?

Juliska – Fields Of Flowers: Juliska took our idea and ran with it! Fields of Flowers mixes two springtime motifs and makes magic with it!

Medard De Noblat – Eden: Not one to be upstaged, Medard De Noblat shows a more subtle side of the butterfly and floral relationship, while working in a defining graphic element to keep things in line.

Royal Copenhagen – Flora Iris: It doesn’t get much more graceful than Royal Copenhagen’s Flora Iris. Earthy tones make the subtle purple flowers pop without overdoing it.

Michael C. Fina has all of these beautiful selections and more, and we can’t wait to help you outfit your home for spring. Visit us online to browse our selections or come see us at our Flagship store, located at 500 Park Avenue in NYC, where we have many styles to choose from.

The O List: 15th Anniversary Crystal Edition

Michael C. Fina is thrilled to be featured on The O List’s 15th Anniversary Crystal Edition! O, The Oprah Magazine has been a source of style, inspiration, and information for 15 years, and in celebration of a decade and a half of publication, the magazine is presenting The 15 Days of Sparkle Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes features Oprah’s favorite crystal-themed gifts to bring  a little sparkle into life. This selection of amazing gift ideas includes a set of 6 shot glasses from Moser’s Pebbles collection, available now at Michael C. Fina.

Set of 6 shot glasses - Moser Pebbles Collection - The O List
Set of 6 shot glasses – Moser Pebbles Collection

This colorful set of whimsical shot glasses from Moser is made from lead-free crystal and features delicately carved bases that mimic the look of small stones or chunks of ice. Modern style with fun pops of color, this collection is sure to please.

The 15 Days of Sparkle Sweepstakes begins on April 20th and ends May 4th. To enter, click here.
To see the entire collection of savvy, sparkly gifts on The O List, click here.
To shop this colorful collection, and the rest of Michael C. Fina’s glassware collection, click here.


Berry Sangria for Spring, Who Could Say No?

Spring is just around the corner (as everyone keeps saying, but we’re still waiting to see the proof!) Even if we have to pretend it’s getting warmer, we’ll use it as a great excuse to whip up this Raspberry Mango Sangria this weekend. Martha Stewart tells how to make this delicious drink here.


And if you’re looking for the perfect serving vessel for this sweet sangria we’ve got it covered. Take a look at a few pitchers that pair nicely with this fruity concoction.

Country Lip Pitcher by William Yeoward

The Country Lip Pitcher  by William Yeoward is a classic choice, rounded and romantic.

Ascutney Cocktail Pitcher by Simon Pearce

If you’re looking for a more modern approach, try the Ascutney Cocktail Pitcher by Simon Pearce.

Federica Clear Pitcher by Mario Luca Giusti

Or you could take it up a notch and go for the elegant curves of the Federica Clear Pitcher by Mario Luca Giusti.

Manhattan is Still Cold – Soup’s On!

Soup is the perfect meal for harsh winter weather. We’re still facing some brutally cold weather in New York City this weekend, and we’re sure plenty of you want to warm up yourselves! That’s why when we found this fantastic soup recipe by our friends at we knew we had to share it. This Manhattan Clam Chowder recipe is hearty and bold, perfect for waiting out the (hopefully!) end of this wintery weather. No need to bundle up the whole bunch of you to go to a restaurant when you’ve got this hot recipe up your sleeve.

Manhattan Clam Chowder

Click on over to for the full recipe, and let us know your favorite winter soups in the comments! Or let us know if you’ll give Martha’s recipe a chance, and how it turns out. And if you’re looking for the perfect vessel to show off your cooking prowess to the guests trying to warm up in your home, take a look at a few we picked out.

L'Objet Perlee Soup Plate
L’Objet Perlee Soup Plate
Hermes Bleus D'ailleurs Soup Plate
Hermes Bleus D’ailleurs Soup Plate
Furstenberg Rajasthan Soup Plate
Furstenberg Rajasthan Soup Plate



A Post-Valentine’s Tricky Cocktail

The weekend is time for most of us to kick back, relax, and maybe enjoy a cocktail or two. If you’ve still got some leftover Valentines to deliver or if you’ve managed to make your chocolates last a little big longer than usual this year, we figured a pretty in pink cocktail recipe is apropos for this weekend. But we warn you, this pink drink’s bite is definitely worse than it’s bark! Flirty in color and ferocious in flavor, hot pepper infused liquor really makes this recipe kick. Imbibe Magazine has the tips and tricks on how to spice things up with a La Moretta, originally whipped up by Fatima Wehidy of Pesce in San Francisco.


La Moretta
La Moretta

Try this cocktail for yourself this weekend and make sure it looks good, too! Check out some stylish options to impress your guests (or just to make yourself feel fancy, you’re worth it!)

Varga Highball


Varga Chelsea Highball

Baccarat Highball

Baccarat Diamant Highball