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.

Self-Expression / 02

Self-Expression / 02

Self Expression / 02

Continuing with my journey of self-expression, I found myself frustrated with tons of deadlines and past due items on my to-do list. Annoyed and completely dehydrated from the night before, I realized this would be the perfect opportunity to put myself in front of the camera and document my not-so-glamorous self. I wonder if there's a hashtag for that. Ha! A few dozen photos later, I couldn't help but laugh at my ridiculousness. I am totally not a model. Proof in all the outtakes that are floating in the locked folders of my desktop. But hell, I told you all that I was committed to this series and I'm going to do it. For now it feels like I'm being egotistical or airing my dirty laundry out to everyone but the reality is I'm putting myself out there to show everyone that gets in front of my lens, that I too feel awkward in front of the camera. When in doubt, put on Florence + The Machine's Shake It Out and don't look back. Right? For now that is what I'll tell myself.

When was the last time you did something outside your comfort zone? What made you do it? What's your motivation? Do you have a go-to song for saying eff-it and jumping in? I'm interested to hear and maybe we could exchange stories.

Self-Expression / 02: Bourbon and Goose

Self Portrait 02

Adventure: Tucson

ArtSpeak: Alique

ArtSpeak: Alique