Recently I wrote a story for Domino about embracing fika (the Swedish ritual of taking a coffee break) with beautiful housewares designed in Scandinavia. Both beautiful and functional, these home goods from Sweden and its Nordic neighbors will help you experience a true fika. To read the story and see the beautiful designs, click on over to Domino’s site.
Richmond-based digital agency Mobelux recently finished transforming this old U.S Post Office into a contemporary office for their growing company. The building was seamlessly restored, while thoughtfully blending original architectural details with new contemporary elements. I wrote about the design project for Dwell Magazine. Read the story here.
Photo courtesy of Quirk Hotel
I love Richmond and its vibrant design scene, so I wrote a little travel piece for Domino Magazine on some of the places and things that make Richmond a design hub. Read the story here. xo, marissa
Photo by Jeff Saxman
In the latest issue of University of Virginia Magazine I wrote an investigative food history story on the infamous grillswith, a 756-calorie dish involving two grilled doughnuts and a scoop of ice cream that originated from the University Diner and still exists at various restaurants in Charlottesville today. The greasy dish was known as a hangover cure and a good way to soak up booze after a night of gallivanting. Read the story here.
My favorite thing about writing for R•Home Mag is getting to spend time with inspiring people in Richmond. In the May-June issue I had the pleasure of writing the cover story on Alison Barber’s vibrant Ginter Park home — the fabulous interiors by the talented interior designer Jennifer Stoner. And for my “Favorites” column, I visited with jewelry designer Jay Sharpe to learn about his evolution as an artist and take a look at the pieces of art that inspire him and fill his house with joy. Grab a copy of the issue — on newsstands now! xo, marissa
In my quest to live and work harmoniously at home, I’ve embraced my inner hausfrau. I wrote a personal essay in the March/April issue of R•Home Magazine about my journey to find balance when I feel torn between writing and mastering domesticity. Do other freelancers experience this when working from home?
I also had the pleasure of writing about the talented and awesome Alyssa Salomon, a local photographer and screen-printer. Grab a copy off newsstands now, and happy reading!
xo xo, marissa
The spring/summer issue of The Knot’s DC/Maryland/Virginia is on newsstands now! I had so much fun writing the local content for this issue, which includes amazing vendors and venues from across the DMV, sweet and sappy proposal stories, along with some lovely weddings (our’s included!).
Thank you so much to my wonderful editors at The Knot for including our wedding in the mag! Looking back on our wedding photos fills my heart with so much love, and this is a keepsake we will always treasure. xo, marissa