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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: Badminton In The Park

Adventure: Badminton In The Park

Badminton in the Park

Last week we headed out doors to Griffith Park to take advantage of some time off together as a family. With Willie Nelson and Buju in tow, Sam and I packed a picnic lunch and our latest score from Big 5: badminton. Without a net, our game would consist of playing over trees but at least it provided lots of laughs as we looked ridiculous in our pursuit of 15 volleys. I highly recommend this activity for the weekend.Enjoying the sun and crumbs

Enjoying the sun and crumbs

Christie Jones created the calligraphy for my tattoos. I adore them and her!

Sam taking some close ups of my tattoos featuring calligraphy by Christie Jones of Bedsidesign

Let's Play! Calligraphy by Christie Jones

This was my first time playing badminton and I have to say I'm totally into it.

Let's Play: Badminton

Big 5 hooked it up but forgot the net

Forgot a net so we practiced volleying over trees.

No net meant we practiced over trees.

Behind The Scenes: Studio City Tattoo

Behind The Scenes: Studio City Tattoo

Self-Expression / 01

Self-Expression / 01