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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!

Town Talk 1 / Juice Served Here + Contest By Octoplace and BUNCH

Town Talk 1 / Juice Served Here What on earth is Town Talk? It's our new series featuring all the latest local action, entrepreneurs, creatives and small businesses in Los Angeles. To kick off the series we thought Juice Served Here would be the perfect fit as they are a prime example in what makes LA so great: independent small business working with local farmers to pump out the best raw, organic, cold pressed juices. It's no secret that Sam and I have a thing for juice, especially when it's mixed in our cocktails, so when word reached us about 2 of our favorite LA locals teaming up to present a Juice Served Here contest we just had to shout it out. Thanks to Octoplace and BUNCH you could win a JSH 1-day juice cleanse. That's one bad ass hook up and if you are like my friends and I, you probably have juice on the brain (we're blaming all those happy hours). So enter the contest below because it's easy to do and just might give you that jump-start back to your finer self.

1. Tweet/Regram the following (hurry, winner will be announced tomorrow):

Now wasn't that simple?

And that's not all...starting October 13th, the winner will join Puno (co-founder of Octoplace), BUNCH and Chelsea Matthews on the 3rd day of their cleanse and live tweet their juicing experience. (Sidebar: Love this...absolutely genius. I laugh at those that think juicing is simple, try doing it while people are pinning cronuts and cortados. I double dare you. It's takes willpower!) Juicing isn't for the weak, it takes dedication and commitment to power through all those temptations and we'll be there to cheer them on. Oh, and we know life is super busy and you don't have a ton of time to read a novel so here are the details on Juice Served Here:

Town Talk / Juice Served Here

Juiced Served Here: The Details

-They support local farmers and gave them a shout out.

-Community focused and provided workshops/events that we can't wait to attend. Like this one: Creative Ways to Use Essential Oils with Amber LeStrang

-Deliver to your work place (and your home). Dream come true!

-Amazing variety of juices during your cleanse. We can't wait to try 04: Charcoal Lemonade.

-You can order online!

Don't forget to follow them on instagram. It's an easy way to get your daily serving of fruits and veggies.

Photography by Puno

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