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Entertaining in Style with Nespresso's VertuoLine Machine

Nespresso VertuoLine

It’s around this time of year that I really come to appreciate morning get togethers with the girls. It’s a time in our lives when we’re rarely all together in one place. There’s work, school, personal lives, but on those rare occasions when timing works out, it’s hard not to go all out. After all, it’s springtime, the weather is beautiful, and frankly I want a chance to play host, with all the coffee and pastries I could realistically serve.  

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Nespresso VertuoLine
Nespresso VertuoLine

New York City seems like a big, impersonal place. And sometimes it can be. But there are some little moments that the city feels like an old best friend. The one you could sit with for hours in silence and feel like you’ve just had the best conversation of your life.

It happens when you go to the bodega early on a Sunday morning to grab some flowers. The same woman greets you with a smile, talking you out of the impulsive second set of tulips, because you had that color last week. 

It happens when you go to the corner bakery to pick out some pastries, because your friends have already had to try your Pinterest-inspired apple turnovers once, and they’ve made it clear they wont be trying them again. You chat with some of the bakery regulars about the neighborhood, say hello to the doorman next door, and realize that New York isn’t so big after all. 

Nespresso VertuoLine
Nespresso VertuoLine

Over the weekend, I brought out my inner brunch-host in full force. There were flowers (I opted for one set of tulips), store-bought apple turnovers, and of course there was coffee. To be specific, Nespresso coffee, the only at-home coffee I trust.

I recently tried out the new VertuoLine Machine, which I can now say is an all-in-one lifesaver. One machine, coffee or espresso, perfect for entertaining in style. 

Nespresso VertuoLine

Photographed wearing a vintage dress and jewelry. This Nespresso machine was provided courtesy of Nespresso. All opinions are my own.

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