Born in Laguna Beach and raised in Newport Beach, California, Marissa moved to London after graduating from Middlebury College in Vermont to start a public relations career. After jump starting her profession, Marissa moved to New York to work for fashion luxury powerhouse Nadine Johnson and later Syndicate Media Group and helped Ian Schrager launch a number of fashion, luxury restaurants and nightclub brands. While in New York, Marissa reconnected with London nightclub owner and restaurateur Matt Hermer and shortly thereafter, moved back to London in 2008. She married Matt in 2010 and together they have two sons. Marissa uses her own luxury public relations expertise to grow the family business, the Ignite Group, a food, beverage and entertainment business that operates in London and internationally.
The Latest from Marissa
Marissa: "Juliet Wasn't Listening to Me"
by Marissa Hermer
Marissa vs. Juliet?
When Caprice leaves the ladies early, it creates a surprising divide between Marissa and Juliet.
Divided by Knickergate
Caprice comes to Annabelle’s defense much to Juliet and Caroline’s surprise.
Marissa’s Emotional Fourth of July Speech
Marissa can’t believe she’s celebrating the holiday as an American for the last time.
How to Craft the Perfect UK Cocktail
Learn how to make some of the coolest cocktails in London with Marissa Hermer at Eclipse.
How to Cook a Traditional Sunday Roast
Marissa Hermer walks you through how to cook a traditional Sunday roast (with help from Chef Ray of Bumpkin).
Tour Marissa's Home
Get a closer look at Marissa Hermer's "little piece of London heaven."