A secret cabinet is one of my favourite things. A secret cabinet for booze, even more so.
I’ve lusted after a bar globe of my own since I first saw them, but they’re frequently enormous and, even more so, expensive. Unless you are quite exceedingly rich, you’ll likely only see replicas of the 17th century originals, which stemmed from gentlemen having a nice chat about the world with an enormous drink to keep them going. I would have paid infinitely more attention in geography if this had been the case in school.
Despite months of scouring eBay and Gumtree, I’ve yet to find a full-size one that isn't at an eyewatering cost (or which looks cheap, until whopping great shipping and tax costs are added on at checkout!) So I adore this little bijou version from the Italian company Zoffoli: not too big, but utterly gorgeous, and legless. Arf!
At 20” in diameter, it’s perfect for a flat, rather than a house. You can store two bottles, and about nine glasses inside, letting you keep your prettier spirits on display. I’d probably keep my Gordon’s in here, and leave the decanters and complicated vodkas out.
It’s £112.95 from Just Globes and you get free p&p along with your globe, all bedecked with 17th century markings, sea monsters and lovely things.
Here be monsters…monsters of booze.