Is it just us, or is there something about making the first part of your day a little easier, a little more adorable?
The “coffee station” is the new bar cart, according to Pinterest, and we’re charmed by the idea. But beyond putting the drip coffee maker in the same place every night, what can you do to make mornings lovelier?
1. Nice Mugs, All in a Row
Yes, it’s obvious, but there’s a lot to be said for the charm of matching mugs, suspended from hooks right where you need them or stacked and eagerly ready to go, for all your potables. Try to remember to keep clean ones at the ready, and save yourself the bleary early-morning scramble.
2. All the Fixings
Have your sugar packets (or even sweeter, sugar cubes), spoons, pitcher for milk or cream, and cloth napkins ready to go. Arrange it all in baskets or drawers or little bowls. If you keep it all in the same place every time, you’ll know where to look, even at your sleepiest.
3. Keep it Clean
May we suggest a shiny tray for gathering everything together? Not only does it lend uniformity to the look of it all, but it keeps everything nice and neat in the event of the inevitable spill.
Whether it’s a sweet little slogan you want to see first thing when you get up, a tiny sculpture you bought on a trip you loved, or a clutch of little flowers in a petite vase, make it eye-pleasing, and make it yours.
5. A Great Coffee-Maker
Everyone has her preferred way to caffeinate. Maybe you’re a fan of the high-maintenance, high-deliciousness French press style. Or all you want is to wake up and press “go” on a drip machine. For those who love espresso, get something as gorgeous as is feasible. This Breville Barista Pro Espresso Machine comes in “Royal Champagne,” among other colors, and you’ll feel like royalty drinking its espresso.