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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!

Your Last Minute Gift Guide

Your Last Minute Gift Guide

We're the first generation kids stuck between traditional old-school and technological new-school. We don't really have anything to call our own so we set out to make it our own by creating new boundaries. Sometimes we like what's already out there, but we're never really satisfied until it's perfect in our eyes, so we do it our own way. Here are some classic gifts with a brand new perspective. Welcome to my awesome Asian friend gift guide:

SONOS Sound System
The speaker sounds just as good as it looks and works even better. Surround sound control from your smart phone is just a perfect reason to turn up for any occasion.

Wireless Earbuds Plantronics BackBeat Go 2
We’re on the go, and so are you, but those damn wires can get annoying! These will stay out of your way and our of your hair, keeping everyone’s eyes on your outfit not that jangling wire.

Kino Ninja Hoodie
This hoodie will bring out your inner assassin and also works great as a scarf replacement, so it’s definitely worth the splurge. When the winds are blowing and you have a nasty cold, you need to protect your face and stop spreading those nasty germs. In my opinion this outerwear is unique; how many ninjas do you know?

1989 - Taylor Swift / Money Sucks, Friends Rules - Dillon Francis / Motion - Calvin Harris
2014 has done a great job in releasing amazing music from some of my favorite genres (and I guess Taylor Swift is dope too). Check out some newly released albums from this year and buy an extra one for your special buddy.

Handmade Button + Handmade Card
Hallmark cards just don’t cut it anymore. They don’t have our inside jokes and are overly decorated. Make a super simple and funny card from the art store and while you’re there, grab some materials to make a super simple but cute pin they can wear all the time, because that’s what best friends do. Make cool things for each other. 

Black Timberland Boots
A good pair of boots will last through the test of time. What color, other than black, will always be cool? None. Run through the mountains or the streets with these and you’ll be set for life. Or you can get the original canvas color, what ever is cool with you homie.

Happy Holidays!

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