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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: Rainy Day Excursion To The Los Angeles River

Perhaps it was waking up to a dewy backyard filled with much needed puddles of water or jumping on bikes with my love heading to Proof Bakery but this morning's adventure got me reminiscing about a recent exploration of the Los Angeles River during LA's last rainstorm. Seeing the activity of the Glendale Narrows with it's raging waters and wildlife made me appreciate even more how lucky Sam and I are to have this hidden gem in our backyard. The LA river is easy to overlook or take for granted but I encourage you to get out there and check it out. With over 48 miles of river extending from the Valley to Long Beach, you are sure to find some fun.

Adventure: Sadly there's a ton of trash in the LA River after the rain comes through / NELA / LA River / Bourbon and Goose

Sadly there's a ton of trash in the LA River after the rain comes through / NELA

Adventure: Lock it up / Pedestrian Bridge / Glendale Narrows / LA River / Bourbon and Goose

Lock it up / Pedestrian Walking Bridge / Glendale Narrows

Adventure: Bridge Over Troubled Water / LA River / Bourbon and Goose

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Adventure: Walking Bridge near Glendale Narrows / LA River / Bourbon and Goose

Walking Bridge near Glendale Narrows

Adventure: Birds on Parade / LA River / Bourbon and Goose

Birds on Parade

Muse: Georgia O'Keeffe

Adventure: Austin City Limits Music Festival (PT 2)