No regrets. That’s a philosophy embraced by those who possess a certain zest for life, a passion for adventure, and a willingness to try new things— the more mind-altering, the better. It’s also the name of the new Stephen Webster pop-up lounge and boutique that opened earlier this month at Bergdorf Goodman and will be up and running through April 28.
There, the walls are lined in wallpaper printed with Webster’s jewelry designs, and there’s a glass cabinet of curiosities featuring select collections, including the designer’s recently launched line of luxury home decor and tabletop accessories.
But the main attraction here is the bicycle bar cart (pictured above) stocked with Tequila Lore, Webster’s new set of highly imaginative, richly detailed cocktail accoutrements and glassware.
Each piece references iconic characters from centuries-old Mexican folklore, including an ice pick depicting a golden eagle plucked from the Mexican flag. A rattlesnake, seen on the Mexican coat of arms, helps dispense the finest tequila through its fang-spiked open mouth, while the length of its rearing body forms the handle of a jigger.
Inspired by Aztec mythology, cow and rabbit motifs are also part of the tequila set’s design vocabulary, the latter a reference to a story about 400 drunken rabbit gods (for whom things did not end well).
The full set, highlighted below, is presented in a bespoke leather case created by British leather goods company Tanner Krolle that can be customized to house any number of tools and crafted in a range of colors.
Functional though they may be, each of the components is itself a jewel worthy of prominent display—to hide them in a liquor cabinet with your secret stash of Patrón would be a crime.
Top: Deluxe debauchery—this shot glass quartet is conveniently sold with the collection’s Snake Flick knife and rabbit skull salt shaker along with an attractive wooden board. It costs $5,780 and promises to set the party off right.
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