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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!

Music Mania 8 / Press Play

Music Mania 8 / PressPlay / Bourbon and Goose Of course the last month of the year is ending super fast and there are a ton of things to be taken care of and goals to be made. Luckily these jams have been helping me dance my way into SERENITY NOW mode. An eclectic grouping of some up and coming artist like The Limousines (not true if you listen to Sirius XMU) and some tried and true like PJ Harvey and B&G favorites MS MR. My personal favorite I can't get enough of is Beirut's Nantes. Maybe it is an ode to my triumphs this year and that's why it resonates so much.

If you had a to sum up your year in with one song, what would it be? List it below and we'll add it to our Music Mania playlist for the end of year.

Get to know the bands featured in this playlist here: PJ Harvey, Beirut, Blood Orange, Broken Bells, The Neighbourhood, Alana Amram and the Rough Gems, The Limousines, Jesca Hoop, Van She, Owl Eyes, Active Child, Kisses, Whigfield, Volcano Choir, Skyy, Chapel Club, Jackie Greene.

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