Marissa Hermanson

Richmond, Virginia

As a freelance writer who works from home, Marissa has a deep appreciation for the time and effort people put into personalizing their spaces. Her stories have been featured in Cosmo, Domino, Dwell, Houzz, Lonny, Parents, Southern Living, The Knot and Zillow. She lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, daughter Elin, two cats and dog.
How Traveling Through Scandinavia Changed the Way I Eat Breakfast
While traveling through Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway last summer on my honeymoon, I fell in love with breakfast. This was definitely not the breakfast I knew back home in the South, which consisted of hearty dishes like fried chicken and waffles, biscuits smothered in sausage gravy, and Bloody Marys garnished with bacon and every pickled vegetable under the sun. In Scandinavia I was enamored of the lighter, healthier fare — cozy bowls of porridge, smörgås, and gravlax.
May 24, 2019
5 Rules of Wine Tasting I Learned from a Weekend in Sonoma
From my first sip of vin with my mom in Paris (I was 16 and pretty sure I spat it back into the glass) to the everyday catch-up session over a glass or two, wine has always been a central part of my relationship with my mom. So, when it came time for us to plan our next girls’ trip, we decided on Sonoma. We blocked off four days and flew out to California for eating, drinking, and taking in the breathtaking landscape. Here’s what we learned along the (delicious) way.
May 1, 2019
The Top Wedding Trends for 2018 Include Wine Slushies
Move over, mashed potato bar and cake pops! There are new delicious catering trends in the wedding world to sink your teeth into (think: wine slushies, bite-sized desserts, and raw bars with all the fruits de mer). According to The Knot’s 2017 Real Weddings Study, couples are spending an average of $70 per guest for food and drink. And “high-spenders” (guests spending an average of $60,000 or more on their wedding) are shelling out an average of $154 per guest.
May 1, 2019
This Is What College Food Looks Like in Sweden
In the U.S. college campuses offer an array of dining options from all-you-can-eat buffet-style dining halls to trendy fast-food restaurants at the student union to late-night greasy bites that fuel students through long evenings of cramming for exams. But in Sweden, the college food experience is much different.
Sep 9, 2017
This Is What College Food Looks Like in Sweden
In the U.S. college campuses offer an array of dining options from all-you-can-eat buffet-style dining halls to trendy fast-food restaurants at the student union to late-night greasy bites that fuel students through long evenings of cramming for exams. But in Sweden, the college food experience is much different.
Sep 9, 2017
How Traveling Through Scandinavia Changed the Way I Eat Breakfast
While traveling through Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway last summer on my honeymoon, I fell in love with breakfast. This was definitely not the breakfast I knew back home in the South, which consisted of hearty dishes like fried chicken and waffles, biscuits smothered in sausage gravy, and Bloody Marys garnished with bacon and every pickled vegetable under the sun. In Scandinavia I was enamored of the lighter, healthier fare — cozy bowls of porridge, smörgås, and gravlax.
Aug 18, 2017