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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!

You NEED to get to know this band: Bat for Lashes at Fonda Theater in Los Angeles

Bat for Lashes Tonight Sam and I ended our localchella series with Bat for Lashes at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood. At first, I was hesitant on what the night would hold, as I was almost 100% sure Sam wouldn't be down with this dark dream pop vibe but earlier today he surprised me via email with this video below. Guess why?

If you guessed bikes, you get a gold star. Add in some masks that are reminiscent of Donnie Darko and you have a winner for sparking anyone's curiosity.

Natasha Khan, the female vocalist for the band, is a master at that. Her enchantment is cast not only by her hypnotic voice but her adorable attitude just sucks you in. If I hadn't left the camera in the car, you would be seeing it first hand. But put regrets aside, and rejoice in all the links below so you can get to know this songbird. Trust me, it's worth it.

Watch Lilies here.

All Your Gold

Crowd favorite tonight, from the song, LauraLyrics from Laura by Bat for Lashes

BBC interview with Natasha Khan

Bat for Lashes BBC Interview Images in main creative above can be found here.

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