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!

#HappyHourClub with Cocktail Curators Españolita Foods & Imports + Diane Lindquist

#HappyHourClub with Cocktail Curators Españolita Foods & Imports + Diane Lindquist

Carmen and Diane prepping for #happyhourclub

I love when I get to have friends join me in hosting a #happyhourclub—especially when it's with 2 fabulously talented ladies like Carmen from Españolita Foods & Imports and multidisciplinary designer, Diane Lindquist. It was the perfect way to end a long week. Here's the recap.

First things first: Carmen is a joy to be in the kitchen with. She gets you excited about the food, talks you through the steps of her process and basically makes you feel like you're at home with family. It's no wonder she started her own workshops. She spoiled the #happyhourclub with 2 delicious types of gazpacho, a cheese platter to die for, a variety of salty cured meats from Spain and so much more. Luckily for you, Españolita is now on Amazon Fresh.

As for the cocktail? Diane quenched our thirst with one of the best sangria's I've ever had. Hands down, it won major points for not giving me a headache and not getting me too tipsy. It was truly out of this world, just like Diane herself. Speaking of her talents, check out her site here.

Last but not least, the day was blessed with even more talent thanks toVanessa Hernandez from The Vaguley who whipped up amazing place cards in moments with her gorgeous handwritten skills. By the way, have you seen our new logo? That's a Vanessa Hernandez original. More to come on that collaboration later this month.

Now that you got to see all this fun don't you want to host or join in on the next #happyhourclub? Comment below, email me or better yet, join the instagram challenge. Your favorite drink could be featured at next month's event.

#happyhourclub with Diane Lindquist + Carmen from Espanolita Foods Diane Lindquist's Sangria for #happyhourclub When your gazpacho makes your nails. #style #happyhourclub featuring beautiful cured meats from Espanolita Foods #happyhourclub featuring Beet Gazpacho from Espanolita Foods #happyhourclub featuring cheese platter from Espanolita Foods

#HappyHourClub 04 / Hot Off The Press!

#HappyHourClub 04 / Hot Off The Press!

#HappyHourClub 03 / By Train! { AKA the Gin Rickey }

#HappyHourClub 03 / By Train! { AKA the Gin Rickey }