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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!

Flower Power: Pink Roses

Flower Power: Pink Roses

“When life is not coming up roses
Look to the weeds
and find the beauty hidden within them.” 
― L.F.Young

And so the flower power posts begin. If for only a moment, let these mix of photos, either created, curated or found help you find your inner flower power.

Pink roses found in my backyard

Pink roses found in my backyard

Pink roses are magical aren't they? The softness of their pink hues fit for daily reminders of self-care. While the bold, hot pink variety beacon you to get your fists in the air for love. I'm lucky to have a backyard filled with different varieties of roses. Being from the desert, I find this to be a daily reminder of miracles. The roses we have bloom throughout the year. I've never seen anything like it and to me that's pretty incredible. The magic of flowers just keeps me in awe of Mother Nature. Speaking of flower magic, I recently took a course on the subject from House of Intuition. This incredible video series is done by Harriet, a magical woman who knows her stuff. In this online course via HOI.TV, she teaches you to make your own flower tincture. Highly recommend the course. Back to pink roses...

Palm Springs and the Pink Rose / collage art by Marissa Berrini

Palm Springs and the Pink Rose / collage art by Marissa Berrini

Pink roses symbolize love, gratitude and appreciation. How wonderful is that? Give yourself or someone you love a pink rose or better yet, how about a full bouquet. If you are curious about the different between dark pink roses and light pink roses, check out the below from Reader's DigestPink carries with it the connotation of grace and elegance, as well as sweetness and poetic romance. Dark pink roses are symbolic of gratitude and appreciation, and are a traditional way to say thanks. Light pink roses are associated with gentleness and admiration, and can also be used as an expression of sympathy. 

Aren't pink roses just fabulous? There's more to dive into but hopefully this will post will brighten your day and open your eyes to the tiny victories that the Earth gives us every day. Cheers to the week ahead and look for the next flower power post on Monday. Much love and light! - M

Pink Roses by Marissa Berrini

Pink Roses by Marissa Berrini

Hello #MYUNICORNLIFE!

Hello #MYUNICORNLIFE!