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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!

#happyhourclub: tacos tu madre

#happyhourclub: tacos tu madre

Make Tacos Not War - Perfectly said via neon at Tacos Tu Madre

Make Tacos Not War - Perfectly said via neon at Tacos Tu Madre

 By now I've mentioned a few times that Sam and I are in a new hood. Gone are the days of riding our bikes to Proof Bakery in Atwater Village. While it's sad to have left our favorite little neighborhood, our new one has plenty to offer as well. There are more coffee shops in a 2 mile radius than I could have ever dreamed of and normally where there's coffee, there's breakfast. Yay breakfast and brunch!

That brings me to Tacos Tu Madre, a brightly colorful taco stand that's located on Vermont near Franklin in Los Feliz. On my way to Starlight Books for our friend's upcoming book release, I found Tacos Tu Madre in the nick of time as my blood sugar was hitting an all time low. I had skipped breakfast, a habit I've been itching to correct, and needed food asap. Now that I've gone pescetarian, it can be challenging to find food quickly that fits with this new lifestyle. Thankfully Tacos Tu Madre heard my cry. Their menu is stacked with options for us non meat-eaters. You can decide on burritos, bowls or tacos. On first visit I grabbed a breakfast burrito with truffle oil drizzled on top of fried eggs and then second visit nabbed a fried fish bowl. I have to say both times were delicious. Now let's be real: this is a taco stand that's doing traditional street tacos so don't be surprised when you see the prices. They are higher due to the ingredients. You're not getting $2 tacos here. I'm totally ok with that as I eat Mexican food at least five days a week. Not kidding. So I need variety and sometimes a fancier version of a street taco. Next time I'm visiting I'll be hitting up the red velvet churro, as according to yelp, that's the bomb.

Veggie breakfast burrito from Tacos Tu Madre

Veggie breakfast burrito from Tacos Tu Madre

Plant goals found at Tacos Tu Madre

Plant goals found at Tacos Tu Madre

Bowls of plenty at Tacos Tu Madre

Bowls of plenty at Tacos Tu Madre

week 06.24.16

week 06.24.16

#happyhourclub: freixenet

#happyhourclub: freixenet