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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: Our Backyard and A Bunch of Peach Blossoms

Sam and I have a weekly date that involves bikes, coffee and the farmers' market. Usually this date means we'll pick up some items for dinner but recently my heart skipped a beat when I saw some incredibly gorgeous peach blossoms. I rarely express interest in flowers or plants, as I have the worst green thumb known to man, but Sam could see that I wasn't going to take no for an answer. Thankfully my bicycle has 2 big baskets. Talk about a scene: crazy hat (see below) and a basket full of blossoms. Once home, I grabbed the camera because these beauties weren't going to last forever. This also allowed a chance for our 3 mischievous fur kids, who love sneaking out of the house every chance they get, to jump into the mix. Sadly, I couldn't get a photo worthy of Kukui favorite pastime of rolling herself down the driveway—that butterball is too fast!

Basket full of Peach Blossoms / Bourbon and Goose

Basket full of Peach Blossoms

Willie Nelson spent his time eating the wild flowers / Bourbon and Goose

Willie Nelson spent his time eating the wild flowers

Buju practicing his new circus tricks / Bourbon and Goose

Buju practicing his new circus tricks

Peach Blossoms found at Atwater Village Farmers' Market / Bourbon and Goose

Peach Blossoms found at Atwater Village Farmers' Market

Summer is here! / Bourbon and Goose

Summer is here!

Peach Blossoms + Fiat 500e heading to the Studio / Bourbon and Goose

Peach Blossoms + Fiat 500e heading to the Studio

Now that I've shared with you our weekly tradition, I'd love to hear yours. For us, this farmers' market adventure means slowing down from a busy work week and spending quality time together. Love Sundays!

 

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