Marisa Casciano

Bio

Marisa Casciano is a lifestyle writer at Elite Daily, with a focus on travel, social media, and millennial culture. She covers everything from the easy and affordable trips you should take in Europe , to how to beat your jet lag, and live your dreams in your 20s. Her favorite things to talk about are the latest trends on Instagram, the "real world," and the destinations she's recently been. She is a passionate and driven digital content creator, freelance writer, and photographer based in central Connecticut. Currently, her work can be found in independent magazines and on her blog. Previously, she worked for an art gallery, where she was an editor, designer, and intern of new business development. Marisa interviewed international artists, taught herself how to use the essential Adobe programs, and how to shoot and edit with DSLR and film cameras. She also worked for CollegeFashionista.com, managed a retail store, and launched a personal brand. In 2017, she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and art from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. When she's not glued to her laptop screen, she's probably doing something outdoorsy like hiking, drinking coffee, or watching reruns of New Girl. She loves jet-setting, whipping up healthy meals in her kitchen, aimlessly scrolling, and (to be very honest) taking naps. She's an official member of the Trader Joe's snack fan club, and is a regular at a local diner. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter (@marisataylorc) and keep up with her content at www.lovealwaysmarisa.com.

15 Summer Salad Recipes On TikTok That'll Upgrade Your Lunch Break

By Marisa Casciano
Summer is quite possibly the tastiest time of the year, because there are so many fruits and vegetables that are in season. You can see the rise in fresh goods when you wander into the grocery store and pick out produce from the overflowing crates…

The New Hobby You Should Pick Up This Summer, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

By Marisa Casciano
The year 2020 has probably been a lot different than what you expected it to be. When you wrote down your resolutions back in January, you likely didn't think you'd be learning how to bake bread, hosting virtual parties for your friends, or spending…

20 Backyard Birthday Ideas For Cancers That'll Help You Squeeze The Day

By Marisa Casciano
Each year, your best friends ask you how you'd like to celebrate your birthday, Cancer. You probably suggest going out for an intimate dinner or sitting poolside and reading your favorite fashion magazines. Keeping it low-key is your jam, so any…

Here's How To Set Up An Insta Backdrop In Your Backyard For Stunning Pics

By Marisa Casciano
The latest trends on Instagram have included taking your circle mirror from your room and posing with it outside, and throwing a white sheet over a fixture in your backyard to create a magazine-style backdrop for your next photo shoot. Making a…

Truly & Tipsy Scoop Paired Up To Create The Ice Cream Of The Summer

By Marisa Casciano
In the summer, your snack situation usually includes a waffle cone, rainbow sprinkles, and a cold hard seltzer (for those who are 21 or up). If you're not reaching for the mint chocolate chip ice cream in your freezer or a raspberry lime Truly in…

8 Sizzlin' Birthday Pic Ideas For Summer Babes Who Are Celebrating At Home

By Marisa Casciano
You're celebrating your birthday at home this summer, and so far, you've likely figured out what kind of cake you want, where you want to order a cute #look from, and who you're going to FaceTime on the day of. But in the midst of planning your day,…

These Cookbooks By Black Authors Are Filled With Inspiring Stories & Tasty Recipes

By Marisa Casciano
If you're ready to further diversify your palette, there are tons of cookbooks written by Black authors ready to be part of your growing kitchen collection. During a time when it's imperative to amplify Black voices and promote the work of Black…

These Last-Minute Father's Day Gifts Will Seriously Rock Your Dad's World

By Marisa Casciano
Are you scrambling to come up with the perfect Father's Day present for your dad or the dad figure in your life? That's OK. Many of us are in the same position, scouring the web for cookbooks, bluetooth speakers, hiking backpacks, and last-minute…

36 Texts To Send Dad On Father's Day That'll Make Him Smile & Feel So Loved

By Marisa Casciano
Cue the happy tears, because there are so many things you should celebrate right now. There are the silly jokes, the life lessons, and the family vacations at the beach that wouldn't have been the same without your dad or the dad figure in your…

The Most Liked Homes On Airbnb's Insta From Summer 2019 Are #Vacay Dreams

By Marisa Casciano
Are you spending a lot of your afternoons lately daydreaming about where you'd like to plan a future trip to? Many #vacay lovers likely feel the same, and are reminiscing on their past experiences to satisfy their travel bug. They're going through…

Use These Clever Captions On Father's Day & Show Dad He's Your Superhero

By Marisa Casciano
Let's be honest: Your life totally rocks because of your dad or the dad figure in your life. He's taught you mostly everything you need to know about navigating the "real world." He's taught you how to make the best homemade mac and cheese ever, to…

These Funny Father's Day Quotes Will Make Your Dad LOL

By Marisa Casciano
Father's Day is a time when you get to look back on your dad's jokes and think to yourself, "How can I make him laugh?" For years he's been in the business of delivering quality puns and hilarious impressions, so it's only right that you return the…

15 Cool Ideas For Outdoor Mirror Selfies That Are So Insta-Trendy RN

By Marisa Casciano
Pulling your circle mirror out from its designated spot in your room and setting it up in your backyard, driveway, or sun-filled patio is the latest trend on Instagram. If you haven't already seen your favorite influencers pose in their vintage gold…

32 Captions For Throwback Pics With Dad & Documenting The Sweetest Mems

By Marisa Casciano
In the depths of your camera roll, you have sweet pictures you've taken with your dad during vacations, late-night ice cream runs, and weekend afternoons when he's maybe played guitar in your living room. Some of those pics you've posted on social…

CVS Health's New Wellness Brand Is An Affordable & Sustainable Treat

By Marisa Casciano
When you're taking your vitamins or doing your skincare routine, you might think about what's actually in the products you use every day. Are they sustainably sourced? Are there ingredients in them that could be causing more harm to your body than…

These Daily Journals Have Little Prompts To Help You Practice Gratitude

By Marisa Casciano
Practicing gratitude can become part of your daily routine if you have one of these adorable and inspiring journals with prompts by your side. These journals can help you kickstart your gratitude practice, and might bring more good vibes into your…

8 Virtual Games To Play On Father's Day When The Dad Jokes Are Strong

By Marisa Casciano
Showing your dad or the dad figure in your life appreciation is a must every day, but especially on Father's Day. It's what the summertime holiday is all about, next to firing up the grill, gathering up your siblings, and spending time together.…

Download These Vegan Cookbooks RN For Lots Of Giggles & Good Food

By Marisa Casciano
If you've ever ordered takeout from a vegan restaurant or tried putting a splash of almond milk in your pancakes, cereal, or coffee, then you know vegan food can be delicious. Creamy chickpea pasta with fresh vegetables can rock your tastebuds, and…

The Trader Joe's Snack You Should Try Next, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

By Marisa Casciano
If you dream about going to Trader Joe's to pick up seasoned kale chips, buffalo chicken hummus, or fresh zucchini noodles, you're not alone. The grocery store known for its specialty snacks and jam-packed shelves of organic goods is a paradise for…

You'll Want To Curl Up With These 15 Summer Reads In Your Backyard

By Marisa Casciano
If you're sitting in your backyard and looking up at the clouds right now, you may be thinking to yourself, "Wow, I'm bored." When you first put a blanket down and decided to watch the cotton candy-like objects pass by, it may have been calming. But…