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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!

We're Celebrating 1 year of Willie Nelson!

Willie Nelson Doing What He Loves / Bourbon and GooseIt's been a year since Willie Nelson has joined our family. Last December, I took a journey out to Baldwin Park Shelter to rescue this little pup whose photo was placed on my facebook wall by my old roomie (NKLA all the way!). The blurry picture didn't supply me with much of a visual of this lovable pup but I knew I had to help this guy out. On the freedom ride out of the shelter, Willie Nelson was stone-cold possum. He remained in this state for a solid couple of days. I had never seen anything like it and was a ball of emotions about it. Once my parents arrived for the holidays, Willie started to come out of his shell. Plenty of love, rest and food allowed for him to show us what he was all about, which over the course of the year, has mainly been snoring, bed hogging, wagging his Willie butt and untying shoes. It was no wonder why the photo of him was so blurry—this guy has tons of energy. Sam and I can't imagine our lives without this wonderful love bug. Now if only we could get Buju and Kukui to be onboard. See more photos after the jump. A man and his dog / Sam and Willie Nelson / Bourbon and GooseWillie Nelson / Bourbon and GooseWillie Nelson Upside Down / Bourbon and Goose Willie Nelson and Sam / Bourbon and GooseWillie Nelson Hates Mondays Too. / Bourbon and Goose

12 Days Of Atwater Village / The Griffin

12 Days of Atwater Village / Los Angeles River