How to Get Your Hands on the Glassware from Bar Hemingway

Like Paris, the home bar can be a moveable feast.

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Ritz Paris

Bar Hemingway at the Ritz Paris is one of the most storied lounges in the world. Once a hangout for the likes of Cole Porter, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gary Cooper and its present-day namesake, Ernest Hemingway, it’s home to one of the world’s most expensive cocktail, the Ritz Sidecar, created by renowned bartender Colin Field. The bar’s glassware, a set of weighty crystal etched with the lounge’s name, is a souvenir to lust after — proof of one’s presence that, until very recently, could be acquired only by being slipped into one’s pocket or bag.

Now, as Condé Nast Traveler discovered, the Ritz Paris is making its wares available to the masses. That includes not just bath towels and stationery, but the very same glassware from Bar Hemingway. The highball, cocktail and whiskey glasses are sold in sets of two and retail for €95 (about $102), decorated with an engraved letter “H” in honor of the bar’s namesake. Equally covetable is the Bar Hemingway ashtray (~$57); made from porcelain, it makes a formidable valet for keys or spare change.

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