Entries by Marissa

People Magazine

Marissa Hermer can’t help but be overcome with emotion when she reflects on this time last year. The Ladies of London star had been on bed rest nearly all of her seven-month pregnancy with daughter Sadie when she was induced on April 21, 2016. She was expecting a touch-and-go delivery, and her medical team even flew in a vascular medicine specialist from the […]

Daniel Bird Writes

Marissa Hermer, Mum, friend, business woman, Lady of London and cooking extraordinaire. You may recognise Marissa as the star of ITV’s Ladies of London, however, Marissa grew up in Southern California and recounts picking avocado’s from her grandmother’s trees at the weekend. Moving to England with her now husband, Matt in 2008 – Marissa soon found out that her classic beachside BBQ was to be […]

Green Goddess Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 frozen banana 1/2 avocado Small handful of spinach (or kale) 1/2 lemon, juiced 1 Medjool date, pitted 1 tablespoon nut butter 1 cup coconut water Toss all ingredients into a blender and mix until well blended. Favorite Toppings: Hemp Seeds: A Complete, plant-based source of protein and high in fiber, hemp seeds add […]

Cauliflower Tabouleh

Cauliflower Tabouleh 1 head cauliflower 2-3 large tomatoes, deseeded and finely chopped 1 cucumber, deseeded and finely chopped 5-6 radishes, finely chopped 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped 4 green onions, thinly sliced on the bias 1 bunch mint leaves, shredded 1 bunch coriander leaves, finely chopped 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped Zest and […]


Raising loved, valued, and confident children with MAD days My husband Matt and I just celebrated our 7 year anniversary – and in what seems like a blink of an eye, our little duet is now a party of five. Our crew now includes Max (5), Jake (3), and Sadie (1).  People often ask me […]

Summer Lovin’ These Dresses

The truth is that it has taken me awhile to get with the fashion program here in Los Angeles. Immigrating with three young children is much more of an adventure than we ever imagined – and updating my wardrobe to be more LA-friendly has taken a backseat to settling the children into school, nesting in our house, […]

My Jewellry Jam with Van Peterson

Once upon a time there was a girl who spent a lot of time in her husband’s Eclipse bar on Walton Street, and after a few too many Watermelon Martinis, she would wander across the street where Eric Van Peterson had a shop and the girl would browse around and discovered these Hammered Rose Gold Earrings and she had to have them […]

Sweaty Style

The combination of moving to Los Angeles (where everyone exercises ALL.THE.TIME) and also not being pregnant for the first time in forever (and I can finally move my body and push myself without the fear of impacting my baby bump) means that I am finally starting to get in shape. oh AND that we’ve booked […]


I wish I had read this when I was navigating the tortures of sleep deprivation – but here it is for you dear tired readers: Kids go through phases in their sleep routines – and any change in their lives can affect their sleep cycle. When we moved to Los Angeles, obviously our munchkins had […]


Confession: I’m a pajama expert. When I was on bedrest with Sadie, I spent a LOT of time in pajama. When my doctor first told me I was going to be on limited activity for the foreseeable future months, in order to lift my spirits, I forced myself to get excited about luxurious stylish sleepwear. […]