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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!

Adventure: Staycation at the Ace Downtown Los Angeles

I swear I'm addicted to adventures. With limited time on my hands while I build the B&G Studio, my friend suggested a quick staycation to the Ace Downtown Los Angeles. She didn't have to suggest it twice. In a matter of moments, the journey was booked. Sam and I jumped into the car a couple weeks later and found ourselves vacationing in our own backyard—well, not really but you get the idea. For 24 hours, we stayed on the hotel grounds (minus the quick trip to the taco stand) and enjoyed drinks on the rooftop terrace. The views of Downtown LA, room service from LA Chapter and friendly staff sweeten the staycation. We definitely have more adventures with the Ace in our future.

Ace Downtown Los Angeles Rooftop Views

Breathtaking views from Ace Downtown Los Angeles

Ace Downtown Los Angeles Rooftop Views

Jesus Saves

Ace Downtown Los Angeles / Bourbon and Goose

Ace Downtown Los Angeles

Ace Downtown Los Angeles Rooftop Views

Views from the rooftop terrace | Ace Downtown Los Angeles

Simon and Nikolai Haas‘ wall drawings Ace Downtown Los Angeles

Simon and Nikolai Haas‘ wall drawings  | Ace Downtown Los Angeles

Ace Downtown Los Angeles / Bourbon and Goose

Spanish Gothic Architecture | Ace Downtown Los Angeles

Drinks on the rooftop terrace / Ace Downtown Los Angeles / Bourbon and Goose

The man | Ace Downtown Los Angeles

Drinks on the rooftop terrace / Ace Downtown Los Angeles / Bourbon and Goose

Cocktails | Ace Downtown Los Angeles

Ace Downtown Los Angeles Rooftop Views

Love in an elevator Spanish Gothic Architecture | Ace Downtown Los Angeles

Adventure: Ace Hotel + Pool Club in Palm Springs

Adventure: Leo Carrillo