welcome

 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!

Adventure: Ace Hotel + Pool Club in Palm Springs

Last week's staycation at the Ace in Downtown Los Angeles brought back memories of last year's journey to the Ace Hotel + Pool Club in Palm Springs for Camp Mighty. On a total whim, I decided to attend this 4-day conference. Needless to say, the unbelievable experience was awesome and staying at the Ace made it even better. Plus, I met inspiring women who I'm lucky to call friends now but I'll touch more about that later. Oh, and because of this last minute decision, I got to cross off one of my life list goals of journeying to Slab City (aka Salvation Mountain) which you can read here. Remember: some of the best moments happen in life when you just jump in head first. Keep adventuring! Ace Hotel + Pool Club | Palm Springs | Bourbon and Goose

Ace Hotel Palm SpringsAce Hotel + Pool Club | Palm Springs | Bourbon and Goose

Beautiful Signage at the Ace / Attention to the details

Ace Hotel + Pool Club | Palm Springs | Bourbon and Goose

Sunsets in the desert

Ace Hotel + Pool Club | Palm Springs | Bourbon and Goose

Perfect color palette at the Ace

Ace Hotel + Pool Club | Palm Springs | Bourbon and Goose

The only way to travel

Ace Hotel + Pool Club | Palm Springs | Bourbon and Goose

Crystal clear skies in Palm Springs

Ace_PalmSpringsSkullPhone

Skullphone making an appearance

DIY with Academy of Handmade: The Original Gangster Fringe Banner

Adventure: Staycation at the Ace Downtown Los Angeles