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 to the colorful journal of Marissa Berrini, creative director, artist and curator living in Los Angeles. Launched in 2010, Marissa's online journal tells of adventures with her husband Sam, their fur kids, the occasional cocktail creation and lots of conversations with inspiring people. This blog serves to celebrate tiny victories, inspiration for those times you're stuck in a rut and bring together a community that wants more than a perfectly curated feed of eye candy. Sometimes you just got to throw it out there and see where it goes!

Weekend Wrap: 1/4-6/13

Weekend Warriors: Jan 4-6, 2013 Mondays suck. Plain and simple. So how to beat these Monday blues? Let's recap the weekend.

Sam and I just moved to Atwater Village and our new neighborhood is exactly what we have been looking for (minus the skunks). Since this is our first real weekend together, we found some time to venture out and get to know the newly appointed hipster neighborhood a little better.

The Morrison Pompous Twit

First stop: The Morrison From the guys that brought Stout to Cahuenga Corridor, this Scottish theme gastropub has some killer drinks to boot. Don't mistake it for the Griffin, this black and gold building is perfect for a meet up with your beer buds since they have a ton of beers on tap, with a few local breweries featured. While Sam went with a California brew and I fell for their Pompous Twit (a perfect nightcap to my long week filled with twits). For dinner their noteworthy meat pie (sounds gross but was amazing) and pork chops with pecan stuffing sealed the deal on delicate, delicious flavor. Glad we got a chance to hit this pub prior to all the hipsters and foodies perching on the grounds.

Silver Lake Dog Park

Saturday: Silver Lake Dog Park No weekend is complete without a trip for to the dog park. Right next to the Silver Lake Reservoir we took advantage of the small dog park filled with muddy mayhem for Willie Nelson's first adventure while Buju just kicked it like a burner.

Speaking of burners, Sam and I finally finished the season of Freaks and Geeks. I'm sad to say it's over – so many great one-liners and characters, I'll be forever grateful to Samuel for introducing me to Millie and Bill.

Before checking in on the Weirs, we left the hood for Gallery 1988's 2-man show with Bennett Slater and Andrew DeGraff featuring cult favorite themes like Star Wars trilogy, Beetlejuice, Pee-wee Herman (seen above) and others.

Last but not least, Poketo helped me to continue my resolutions in the right direction. Picked up these 2 hot items to document my progress. Tomorrow Planner Large from Poketo Stick-Up Weekly Calendar from Poketo

beer me: link-n-hops / atwater village

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