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.

ArtSpeak: Yago Partal's Zoo Portraits

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite illustrator and photographer's work of late: Zoo Portraits by Yago Partal. This collection is my go-to for a quick shot of happiness. How can you not smile when you see animals in human attire? The below are my top picks, even though I would love to submit my 3 yahoos for her next portrait session—a girl can dream right? Couldn't you totally see Willie Nelson showboating in his vintage Pendleton flannel jacket and lumber jack cap? Goes perfectly with his pink tongue. While Buju would obviously be sporting a classic monocle and tweed blazer because he's such a scholar. Yago Partal, if you are reading this, let's make it happen! Yago Partal's Zoo Portraits

Willie Nelson's long lost cousin

Yago Partal's Zoo Portraits

Skunks love Atwater Village and I bet this one represents the hood.


Images from Zoo Portraits

Self-Expression / 07

Self-Expression / 07

Quotable: Anaïs Nin