Marisa Dobson is a storyteller, bibliophile, and voracious collector of new experiences. She’s the founder and principal of Scintillate, LLC, a communications consultancy with clients in Nashville, Baltimore, New York City, and Boston. Visit marisadobson.com to view her current portfolio and client testimonials.
Scintillate is about that spark: the idea you can’t stop talking about, the breakthrough moment that reinvigorates, the well-timed push that keeps your passion burning bright.
For the past ten years, Dobson has worked with professional creatives — journalists, authors, interior designers, chefs, photographers, musicians, visual artists, entrepreneurs, academics, and more — to turn their passions into passion projects. Whether it’s a book idea, an event series, or business launch, Scintillate can help you realize your vision and make it a reality.
With deep connections in the digital media, publishing, lifestyle, and culinary worlds, Scintillate can help you reach (and win over!) a savvy, discriminating audience. Working together, we will craft a compelling message, identify influencers, ramp up visibility for you, your brand, or your business.
Winner of the Dutch Cookbook of the Year award in 2010, "Home Made" is a unique and captivating cookbook, with over 200 recipes and ideas for sumptuous homemade food. Author Yvette van Boven uses clear step-by-step instructions to show the reader how to make ingredients, as well as recipes, at home. "Home Made" begins with breakfast and works its way through the day. Learn how to make cheese f... read more
A new generation of urban bootleggers is distilling whiskey at home, and cocktail enthusiasts have embraced the nuances of brown liquors. Written by the founders of Kings County Distillery, New York City’s first distillery since Prohibition, this spirited illustrated book explores America’s age-old love affair with whiskey. It begins with chapters on whiskey’s history and culture from 1640 to ... read more
Making a home is a lifelong pursuit and it starts with your very first place. Suzanne and Lauren McGrath, a mother–daughter team, operate the popular blog Good Bones, Great Pieces. At the core of their philosophy is the belief that every home should have seven essential pieces that can live in almost any room and will always be stylish. The authors explain how to place iconic items of furnitur... read more
Seen through the eyes of siblings 14 years apart in age, X vs. Y is a smart, funny, stylish, and visually driven anthology that compiles and compares their two generational cultures. It’s a story told through lists, infographics, essays, anecdotes, and images, with chapters devoted to fashion, TV, music, technology, dating, books, and movies. Through musings on topics such as leg warmers, Cl... read more
Patrick Blanc, botanist and artist, is world famous as the inventor of the Vertical Garden. This new, updated edition of his book, The Vertical Garden, includes his latest achievements and projects, which are bolder than ever. Nobody is more familiar than Blanc with the secrets of the plants, from all over the world, that live on almost nothing, in the most unlikely situations, carpeting the f... read more
This beautifully illustrated book documents the history, preservation, and present uses of Havana’s most important buildings and urban spaces. Interpreting the present in light of the past, eleven renowned architects, historians, scholars, preservationists, and urban planners in Cuba and the United States provide a rigorous examination of Havana old and new that provokes exploration of the way... read more
Phoebe Howard, known affectionately as Mrs. Howard to her clients, has a penchant for creating stylish spaces, which has evolved into her own critically acclaimed brand of interior design. Mrs. Howard’s first book features several of her largest design projects and addresses the most common decorating issues and questions her clients and customers ask. The book’s design projects are organized ... read more
An exciting, inspiring, and beautiful food-gift guide for crafty cooks and food-DIY fans In Food Gift Love, Maggie Battista, a food-gift guru and rising star of the blog world, celebrates her expertise in and enthusiasm for small-batch, hand-crafted foods. She features 100 memorable, edible gifts for any occasion with simple, delicious recipes, detailed wrapping instructions, and stunning phot... read more
You’ve stocked your kitchen with whole foods, and cleansed your cabinets of processed snacks, microwavemeals, and sugary desserts. After putting all of that effort into your natural, healthy lifestyle, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to slather your body in chemical-laden commercially produced beauty products. You are what you eat, and your skin can absorb chemicals and additives just as easily... read more
There have been few cultural touchstones to open people’s eyes to everyday lesbian life—until now. Through fascinating interviews and stunning portrait photography, The L Life introduces us to the women who are changing our view of the world. This candid collection is a celebration of real women, alongside headline-makers such as breast cancer researcher and bestselling author Dr. Susan Love; ... read more
On August 7, 1974, Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center’s twin towers, where he performed for nearly an hour. The death-defiying event has been the subect of two major films, the documentary Man on Wire (2008) and The Walk (2015) staring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. During this history-making walk, and many others throughout his celebrated care... read more
Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence in Istanbul is the culmination of decades of omnivorous collecting that seeks to capture the city of Pamuk's youth through everyday objects: the ephemera, bric-a-brac, and clutter that adheres to every life. Pamuk's novel of love lends its narrative structure to their arrangement in the museum.
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