Festive Finds with Nespresso and Sur La Table

November 24, 2014


A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to spend a wonderful morning with one of my favorite people, drink one of my favorite drinks and do one of my favorite activities.  Nespresso and Sur La Table treated myself and my mom to a memorable morning of sipping lattes, mochas and a fun shopping excursion.  Who can ask for more?

NespressoOur first stop was the Nespresso Boutique Bar in Beverly Hills.  Swanky and cool, this spacious cafe features the best coffee drinks made with Nespresso machines. Accompanied by delectable breakfast and brunch treats, we fueled up for what the rest of the day had in store for us.

The boutique not only serves delicious food and carefully crafted coffee drinks, but it is also a Nespresso store where you can find the perfect machine to suit your lifestyle and the perfect espresso capsule flavor to suit your taste.

During our visit, we had the opportunity to sample and try out Nespresso’s new Vertuoline System.  A compact and ergonomic single-serve system with a state of the art extraction process called Centrifusion.  Centrifusion indicates that the capsule spins and the water is injected into the capsule and infused with the ground coffee inside the capsule.  Resulting in a high level of precision to brew each cup in the most optimal way.


The new Nespresso Vertuoline is available now.  Just in time for the holidays and comes in three different colors: Red, black and chrome. Different than all the others machines I’ve tried, the Vertuoline offers a completely new way of experiencing fresh brewed coffee.  With the system’s extraction, it delivers the most smooth cup of coffee or espresso with a layer of crema. Not crema as in cream but Crema as a naturally formed foam of coffee and air which preserves coffee aromas and enhances the coffee taste everyone loves.

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Next on the agenda was our shopping trip to Sur La Table.  Challenged by Nespresso and Sur La Table to find my favorite “Festive Finds”, I was equipped with a gift card and holiday shopping excitement.  After the overwhelming feeling settled, I made my way through the store in search of those items I’ve had in my wish list for some time now.  Because I drink coffee every single day and prefer breakfast/brunch over any other meal of the day, I themed my picks on the perfect Sunday breakfast/brunch.

Here are my top Sur La Table and Nespresso top picks:

Festive Finds collage

Fleur de Lys Espresso MugIdeal for everything from sipping freshly brewed espresso to serving individual pots-de-creme, this stylish demitasse cup features a classic fleur-de-lys motif in blue. This exclusive Fleur-de-Lys collection is perfect for mixing and matching with your existing dinnerware and adds a touch of French-country chic to any table.

Your favorite cookbook!: From the novice to the expert, everyone appreciates a great cookbook on their favorite cuisine.  Sur La Table has many to choose from.  The perfect gift for that hard to buy cook in your life.

Nordic Ware Silver Dollar Waffle Pan: A must-have for breakfast lovers of all ages. Innovative waffle griddle makes seven individual 3¾” delicious, golden fluffy waffle-cakes that easily hold toppings.

Gold Damask Vintage Inspired Apron: This adorable apron is a stylish addition to any kitchen. Hand-applied decorative trim and fun, delicate details add a special vintage-inspired touch. Apron ties at the neck and waist, so you can find your perfect fit.

Nespresso Vertuo Line: The Nespresso VertuoLine brews both genuine drip-style coffee and espresso. Revolutionary Centrifusion™ technology instantly recognizes each capsule and automatically adjusts brewing to bring out the best of each blend. Customizable cup sizing—from as little as 0.3 ounces up to 17 ounces—allows you to tailor brewing to your needs, whether filling a travel mug or brewing just a little bit more.

Nespresso Aeroccino Plus:  This convenient milk frother and steamer provides impeccable results with just the push of a button. Whether you love a delicious cappuccino or latte, or prefer to froth milk to create the richest hot chocolate, the Aeroccino Plus is simple to use and easy to clean. Convenient side handle makes for easy pouring.

Antiqued Scroll Round Cheeseboard 16″: Scroll detailing enhances the vintage-inspired feel of this elegant cheeseboard, making it a timeless accent for any entertaining occasion. Hand wash only. 

Madison Collection Creamer and Sugar Set:  A classic addition to any coffee service or afternoon tea, this sleek and stylish set includes a creamer, a sugar bowl and an attractive tray—all in the simple elegance of brushed stainless steel.

Sur La Table Cooking Classes:  Sur La Table will show you how to create delicious dishes all year long. From Thai to Texas barbecue, you can explore a world of cuisines and disciplines.

  • Learn the fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking.
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish.
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience.
  • Take home a packet containing class recipes, a list of equipment used, helpful notes and more.

This is a compensated post by Nespresso and Sur La Table.  All opinons are 100% my own.

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