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

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

welcome

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.

Music Mania 8 / Press Play

Music Mania 8 / PressPlay / Bourbon and Goose Of course the last month of the year is ending super fast and there are a ton of things to be taken care of and goals to be made. Luckily these jams have been helping me dance my way into SERENITY NOW mode. An eclectic grouping of some up and coming artist like The Limousines (not true if you listen to Sirius XMU) and some tried and true like PJ Harvey and B&G favorites MS MR. My personal favorite I can't get enough of is Beirut's Nantes. Maybe it is an ode to my triumphs this year and that's why it resonates so much.

If you had a to sum up your year in with one song, what would it be? List it below and we'll add it to our Music Mania playlist for the end of year.

Get to know the bands featured in this playlist here: PJ Harvey, Beirut, Blood Orange, Broken Bells, The Neighbourhood, Alana Amram and the Rough Gems, The Limousines, Jesca Hoop, Van She, Owl Eyes, Active Child, Kisses, Whigfield, Volcano Choir, Skyy, Chapel Club, Jackie Greene.

Image used in image above provided by our friends at Death to Stock Photo. Check them out here.

Town Talk's 12 Days of Atwater Village / Atwater Village Farmer's Market

Tried & Tested: Boozy Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate from Minimalist Baker