I can’t believe Christmas is just a few more days away! The holiday season always gets me in the mood for some arts and crafts. Whether it be decorating some freshly baked cookies, curating personalized baskets, or getting creative with my paint strokes, there is nothing more special then adding a few homemade touches when it comes to holiday gifting.
It’s that magical time of the year again when Nespresso launches it’s Limited Edition Festive Collection just in time for the holidays. This year, our taste buds are being transported to Paris!
September marks the time of Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Last month, the city was hustling and bustling with celebrities and film makers as they proudly walked the red carpets and premiered their fine works of art for the first time. I had the distinct pleasure to attend a number of events hosted by Nespresso, including Coffee with Creators and the premier screening of “First Man”, starring our very own Ryan Gosling!
Which Nespresso machine is right for you?
As a proud owner of five Nespresso machines (yes, I said five), I quite often get questions from readers, friends and family on which Nespresso machine they should buy. Well, that’s a good question! Honestly, each coffee machine is unique and can offer something slightly different from another. But if you’re in the market for only one (most people are), then I would focus on what is most important to you. For example, are you looking for a machine that offers you the kind of coffee you want to drink daily? Or are you seeking for one to entertain guests? Perhaps you’re most keen on the design and style of the machine.
I love a little spice (or sometimes a lot!) in my food. I find spicy foods so warm and comforting. With the dreadful temperatures we’ve been experiencing this winter, all I can think about is snuggling up to a cozy, spicy bowl of stew or perhaps a hot spicy beverage such as this Chili Chocolate Latte for a change!
Got a Coffee Lover in your life?
We’ve ALL got a coffee lover in our lives. If you’re still racking your brain on Christmas gift ideas, here is a great last minute, yet impressive option. Gift boxes and baskets have really stepped up their game in the last several years but guess what, you too, can curate a beautiful one without having to spend hundreds of dollars.
Are you a coffee lover?
If so, when you sample a new coffee you’ve not yet tried before, is there a tasting ritual you deploy, much like that of wine lovers: swishing the glass, and examining the colour and texture? I do. Though I have my usual list of Nespresso capsules I drink on a regular basis, from time to time, I’m given an opportunity to experience new and exciting releases. And when I am drinking a type of coffee for the first time, I like to close my eyes, smell the aromas, and as I’m consuming my first sip, I like to imagine being transported to the hidden origins of these special creations.
I love pumpkin spice but haven’t tried it in a latte.
The weather is getting cooler which means cozy and hot bevvies are making their way back! “Pumpkin spiced” everything seems to be quite popular during the Fall season and to be honest as much as I enjoy a delicious pumpkin pie, I’ve always been a little skeptical of infusing my coffee with pumpkin.
With the launch of Nespresso’s Limited Edition BARISTA collection which has been specially crafted to enjoy with milk, I obviously took the opportunity to attempt my very own homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte. And let’s just say… I think I’m hooked!
Just how many ways can you enjoy coffee? Lots!
Last weekend, I hosted my two fellow Nespresso babes, Dani from Girls of TO and Esther of This Wild Heart for a fun (and coffee) filled afternoon at my home! I adore these two ladies, they often fuel my inspiration and I am so thrilled to collaborate with them on this month’s post. The three of us have been concocting all sorts of delicious Nespresso recipes via our respective blogs, but we really wanted to push the envelope this month and decided to join forces and see just how creative we can get! As we near the end of Summer, we wanted to center our recipes one last time on the limited release of Nespresso On Ice.
I hope you’ve got plans to entertain friends and family this weekend because I’ve got 5 amazing NESPRESSO ON ICE recipes for you!
Happy Friday! Last month, I introduced the new release of Nespresso Leggero on Ice and Intenso on Ice to kick off your Summer, I must say, I’m still swooning over these two coffees! Now, as much as I like enjoying them over ice with some agave or simple syrup, I was curious just about how many varieties I could come up with.