A wellness escape with great coffee and even better company
We all made it through the first half of the year. But while there were reasons to celebrate, such as the world opening up again, we had our fair share of challenges, too. Blink twice if you are feeling tired and depleted (like I just did). So when Nespresso launched their Global Summer 2022 campaign, it served as a good reminder to revisit a New Year’s resolution shared by many: mindfulness.
Nespresso’s summer 2022 collection, inspired by Brazilian culture and fronted by Alessandra Ambrosio, is calling us to embody positivity and good vibes. This means carving out time for wellness practices, whether it be enjoying a morning espresso before yoga or refreshing one’s senses with iced coffee while journaling. To help you channel mindfulness, Nespresso created four positive mantras:
Sip & Shine. Start of the day. Set yourself up for the day ahead with a healthy breakfast and coffee to wake up the mind and body.
Sip & Breathe. Mornings. Connect with yourself through active wellness, like meditation and yoga, alongside your favorite cup of coffee.
Sip & Escape. Afternoons. Connect with nature via an afternoon walk as you take a break from a busy day, refreshing iced coffee in hand.
Sip & Bloom. Evenings to midnight. Create unforgettable moments with family and friends over coffee-infused cocktails or mocktails.
The Wellness Escape
These four mantras were something I personally experienced during a wellness escape with Nespresso. It started with Sip & Escape, where attendees, like myself, were able to relax and lounge at the Nespresso Nomad Booth. This was also where we got to try Nespresso’s summer collection and where many discovered a new Nespresso favorite: the all-new Barista Creations Liminha Over Ice flavored coffee. This limited edition variant is inspired by the tropics and Brazil’s national drink, Caipirinha. Lime and mint on your iced coffee? Mind-blowing. Who knew that coffee could taste even better with those two ingredients? It works well with milk—particularly oat milk—and sugar syrup, too. But the best part is that you can make it at home!
Seasonal favorites such as Coconut Flavor Over Ice, Freddo Intenso and Freddo Delicato complete the collection and are also available for a limited time. Discover how else you can enjoy your coffee, from lattes to shakes, and coladas to cocktails or mocktails, here.
The day ended with Sip & Bloom, where guests enjoyed a meal together over Limiha cocktails. It’s similar to the recipe above, sans the milk and with a splash of vodka.
Sip & Shine was first on the agenda the next day followed by a Sip & Breathe yoga session with Fitness Best Asia Winner and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Anna Manalastas. The experience was both calming and energizing as Anna took us through a meditation exercise at the start and through different yoga poses.
The wellness escape, though brief, was much needed and, again, a good reminder to pause and take a breath. After all, you can’t pour from an empty cup.
Sounds and Sensibilities
Complete the Nespresso experience with a Spotify playlist curated by the brand and Alessandra Ambrosio herself. Listening to this playlist while making your favorite drink, from morning coffee to coffee-infused cocktails at night, will surely put you in a good mood.
While I have you, Nespresso also came out with two limited edition coffee mugs featuring the “Brew, Breathe, Bloom” and “Inhale, Exhale, Enjoy” mantras, signed by Ambrosio. Want something on-the-go? Get your hands on the classic Nomad Travel Mug, launched in a brand new ocean blue color, or the Nomad Bottle, introduced with a new permanent lid color. Did we mention? Nespresso also has a selection of beach merch, including the Nespresso upcycled beach towel and water bottle you may want to check out.
Discover Nespresso’s summer 2022 collection in Power Plant Mall, The Podium Mall, and Robinsons Magnolia, or pop-up stores located in Greenbelt 5, One Bonifacio High Street Mall, Shangri-La Mall, Trinoma, Alabang Town Center, SM Mall of Asia, and SM Aura. You may also order online at www.nespresso.ph. Don’t miss out and follow @nespresso.ph on Instagram or @nespresso.phl on Facebook.
Art Matthew Fetalver