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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!

travel: the saguaro

travel: the saguaro

The Saguaro Palm Springs

The Saguaro Palm Springs

When Sam and I first met we had an incredible passion for music and concert hoping. Our first year together we attended 47 concerts and 3 festivals – one of which was Coachella which landed us at The Saguaro Palm Springs. From that moment on, we fell head over heels in love with the hotel's colorful oasis and most importantly, El Jefe for Palomas and tacos! Fast forward to 6 years later, Sam and I make it a point to visit our favorite rainbow-colored hotel at least once (more like twice) a year. The pool beacons a journey out to the desert and if the music is playing, more reason to grab the flamingo drink floaties for a dip! This time around I took to the property with new eyes to see the beautiful gardens of the Saugaro – insane color blooms and tall palm trees that matched perfectly with the hyper color decor.

Be sure to check out the Saguaros next time you are in Palm Springs. For Sam and me, we just added The Saguaros Scottsdale to our #happyhourclub must travel list. Summer time means great deals in the desert, so now you don't have any excuse for booking that summer trip!

Picnic tables for you and your crew.

Picnic tables for you and your crew.

The flowers on the ground happen to be the most beautiful and whimsical color blocking around.

The flowers on the ground happen to be the most beautiful and whimsical color blocking around.

Your crew is waiting for you.

Your crew is waiting for you.

El Jefe's trio of tacos and Paloma.

El Jefe's trio of tacos and Paloma.

Don't forget to look up.

Don't forget to look up.

Yellow +Purple Combo for the win.

Yellow +Purple Combo for the win.

no. 2: angela lansbury

no. 2: angela lansbury

No. 1: Found My Animal + Lucy & Co.

No. 1: Found My Animal + Lucy & Co.