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Marissa Stempien

Editor

Costa Mesa, CA

Marissa Stempien

Seasoned editor and writer with 6+ years of experience in online and print researching, writing, editing, proofreading and publishing, with a proven background in digital media. Strong communicator who builds effective and longstanding relationships with prominent brands, publications, influencers and PR firms. Especially adept at working under pressure, meeting tight deadlines and producing exceptional work within necessary time constraints.

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Indulge in the Most Popular Cultural and Culinary Arts in Tokyo

For most travelers, cuisine plays a large part in planning not only your itinerary, but where it is you plan to visit. Japan is a popular destination for its historical sites and rich cultural heritage, but also as a culinary destination in its own right. Ramen, sushi, unagi and tempura are among some of the top foodie favorites, and there’s nothing like eating these foods right in the heart of Tokyo.
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With Over 1 Million Followers, It’s No Wonder Yovana Mendoza is Making Waves in the Wellness World

Written By: Marissa StempienPhotographed By: Louis RodigerStyled By: Bebe JeanHair By: Jennifer Mau. Yovana Mendoza may have discovered the perfect balance of mind, body and spirit. Somewhere between raw green smoothies and quiet meditation she has learned the secret to living a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.
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Experience the History and Culture of Japan at Hoshinoya Tokyo

Trying to truly immerse yourself in the history and culture of any foreign country can be a difficult and daunting task, especially when presented with cultural and language barriers. A quick Google search of Japan will bring up a treasure trove of popular tourist spots including millennium-old temples, sacred shrines and one-of-a-kind experiences, like the ever-popular Robot Show.
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Jimmy Choo x Off-White Debut Their Fashion-Forward Collaboration

For Summer 2018, Jimmy Choo has released its new collaboration with Virgil Abloh’s cult fashion label Off-White. Inspired by the late Princess Diana of Wales, the collection is a fresh update on classics that offers the best of her iconic ‘90s style in a fresh, modern twist. The collection was first spotted on the S/S 2018 runway last fall and is now available for purchase in nine different silhouettes and color ways, ranging from demure, lady-like pumps to tulle-wrapped, knee-high boots.
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Chill Out With the Grinch and Hang With Wizards This Holiday Season at Universal Studios Hollywood

Nargles in your mistletoe? A grinch under your Christmas tree? Then it must be the holiday season at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk! To celebrate the magical season, the park will be holding a special Who-lebration for fans of the Grinch, a nightly snowfall in Hogsmeade, have some very merry (but mischievous) Minions scattered throughout the park and decorate a 40-foot tall Christmas tree with nightly lightings.
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Mermaid Gym Classes Are a Thing Apparently — and Are About to Get Real Popular

It seems like people will stop at nothing these days to keep their bodies in tip-top shape. So when we heard about this new fitness trend called mermaid workouts, we were slightly confused but also very intrigued. Read on to find out what exactly these workouts entail (pun intended) and why people are so excited about them in this post originally featured on JustLuxe.
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Find Out Why Failure Was Not an Option for Cover Star Kandee Johnson

Sitting in a fur-lined, acrylic, Louis XVI chair against the backdrop of golden-framed artwork and midcentury-modern decor, Kandee Johnson looks like a contemporary queen. The YouTube vlogger-turned-beauty entrepreneur is stoic and seemingly almost unapproachable, surrounded by her beauty team as they curl her hair and prep her flawless skin until she sneaks a smile and turns to the room laughing.
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Inside Top Trends and Styles of Paris Fashion Week

Every fashionable woman turns to the runways at the bi-annual Paris Fashion Week as the definitive source on upcoming trends. No one knows style like Chanel, Valentino, Balenciaga and Dior. While PFW definitely sets itself apart when it comes to design and innovation, this season proved that trends were moving collectively across the board as highlights from NYFW, LFW and MFW were seen at the presentations in Paris.
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Gucci Recreates The Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice for a Fashionable Audience

Since Alessandro Michele took over as creative director at Gucci, the Italian house has been one of the most on-trend and covetable labels in fashion. This is, in part, due to his quirky aesthetic and eccentric designs, but he’s also been building the brand’s visual storytelling with a series of shoppable videos, a highly curated social media campaign and some of the most Instagramable shows in the industry.
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These Iconic Royal Wedding Dresses are the Ultimate Bridal Inspiration

It’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed when planning a wedding. Even brides that have hired the most talented planners in the business still feel pressure to choose the best floral arrangements, cakes, caterers and find a location that will be intimate and romantic while still holding hundreds of people.
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Live Like a Modern Day Emperor and Experience the Best of Tokyo at The Palace Hotel

For those who chose to see their travels as a way to live out their most indulgent fantasies, there’s nothing more resplendent and elegant than living the live of an emperor. But since we can’t move into Japan’s Imperial Palace, we’ll stay next door at the Palace Hotel Tokyo. The 290-room property sits across the moat on the waters near the Imperial Palace gardens, offering lush balcony views of the park in the center of Tokyo’s vibrant and bustling metropolis.
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This is Why You Should Revisit Los Cabos for Your Next Girlfriends Getaway

As summer starts, our minds begin to wander to hot, beachside locales. Whether you’re trying to find the best place for a destination bachelorette party, want to celebrate a special occasion with the girls or just need some alone time with your best friends, nothing beats a little fun in the sun.
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About

Marissa Stempien

Seasoned editor and writer with 6+ years of experience in online and print researching, writing, editing, proofreading and publishing, with a proven background in digital media. Strong communicator who builds effective and longstanding relationships with prominent brands, publications, influencers and PR firms. Especially adept at working under pressure, meeting tight deadlines and producing exceptional work within necessary time constraints.