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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!

TGIF 2 / Punk, Feathers, Moroder + More

TGIF 2 /  Punk, Feathers,  Moroder + More This week flew by so quickly and who decided Halloween should be on a weekday? Ouch, my head is still hurting from last night's bash. Tonight will be all about staying in and catching up on my reading. Join me with these links below:

Perfectly illustrated, Thanks Hello, Giggles: How to Live a Happier Life

wrote a letter and got one back from Charles Morrison: Charles Morrison at CreativeMornings Seattle

Thinking of creative ways for the gift giving season and these Homemade Lemon Black Tea Soap from Freutcake is on our MAKE pinterest board for the holidays.

Speaking of gift giving, have you seen Bloggers Love Cats + Bloggers Love Dogs: A Calendar Fundraising Project ? We'll definitely be purchasing a few of these adorable cuteness for friends and family. Just need to figure out who gets what: Bloggers Love Cats for cat lovers and Bloggers Love Dogs for dog lovers, naturally. Added bonus: all proceeds go to the Humane Society.

This week we lost a true rock legend. See Lou Reed and others in V Magazine's Legands of Punk.

Stumbled upon Chasing Ice while searching for new music. Can't wait for the Los Angeles Q & A.

Remember our music playlist inspired by Giorgio Moroder? Well, check out this interview with the creator of sound, Heroes: Giorgio Moroder

I can't get enough of these David Lidbetter’s “Feather” Series

Damn, this just up the stakes on still lives: Photographer Lacey’s Still Life Narrative

When the Popsicle crazy hits fashion: Lara Atkinson’s Fashion Popsicles

A good reminder that we shouldn't be comparing ourselves to photos in magazines or any other advertisement. See Why We Have An Absolutely Ridiculous Standard Of Beauty In Just 37 Seconds

This is what we sipped on during our Halloween Bash. Earl Grey Tea Concentrate + The Earl Grey Whiskey Cider

My friends share the coolest links (1 of the few reasons I still have my FB account), check out this Star Wars ode: You've never seen Star Wars like this

Come Sunday we'll be making Rosemary Cheddar Waffle Sandwiches found on The Cuisinerd.

Have a beautiful weekend!

 

Music Mania 5 / Women

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