Seven Magic Mountain, near Las Vegas.  Photos taken on Google Pixel 2

Seven Magic Mountain, near Las Vegas. Photos taken on Google Pixel 2


to the colorful journal of Marissa Berrini, creative director, traveler, artist, and curator living in Los Angeles. Launched back in 2010, as Bourbon and Goose, Marissa's blog serves to be an inspiration for those times we’re stuck in a rut and help expand our community to dive deeper beyond the eye candy and more into the soul all while discovering self-worth, love, being present in the moment and creating the life you were meant to live.

October is Here, Time to Focus! Our Top 10 Adventures This Month

Focus: This Month's Theme Seriously, I'm beyond excited that October is finally here. September was filled with too many parking tickets and life transitions. What most of you probably don't know is that I made a big change in my life last month and left my day job as a creative director—a huge part of my life for over 5 years—not an easy decision by any means but long story short: on to better things! With this change comes new beginnings which I'm thrilled about. All those passions I've been daydreaming about can finally come to life and in order to do so I need to buckle down and FOCUS. Time to get back to that list that I made in March and get to work on all those art projects and collaboration I've been itching to do. Now do you see why I'm so excited about this month? There are also some big adventures to be had. 10 to be exact! Some of which you can join me on (if you are obsessed with instagram you'll love the challenges below):

  1. ACL Fest this weekend and our first AirBnB stay in a Funky 2004 airstream Bambi!
  2. Sam's brother and girlfriend are coming to visit (2 Berrini's in one house??? This could be dangerous!)
  3. A trip to Joshua Tree (Salvation Mountain is calling) *Praying that it's open mid month!
  4. Tim Kasher at the Echo
  5. Taking our instagram skills to the next level with Dean Street Society's October instagram challenge and Bedsidesign's foliophoto challenge
  6. Sponsoring one of our favorite blogs: People + Places + Things (Jennifer rocks in our books!)
  7. Cooking up our favorite recipe for BBBirds Fall Recipe Swap coming in November (practice makes perfect, taste testers needed!)
  8. Sharing travel tips on my hometown state via Elembee's series: Across the USA
  9. Halloween (Costume planning is a TOP priority in this household and we have a couple of items up our sleeves)
  10. Beach camping in Leo Carrillo *Again, praying it's going to be open!

See why FOCUS is the theme for this month? With so much on the agenda, I better get back to work. I'd love to hear what you have on your agenda. Be sure to share in the comments below.


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