Archive for the ‘Interview’ Category

Monday Motivation from a Decorated Navy SEAL

Posted by melissa kandel on March 4, 2019 in Interview | No Comments

When Jason Tuschen speaks, there’s a bright cheerfulness to his voice. The former Navy SEAL, who has 27 years of military and Special Operations experience under his tactical belt, laughs more than you’d expect. He describes his time with the SEALs as “fun.” He even jokes about the bad, fried food in Ramadi, Iraq. This […]

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Love Lessons with The Bachelor’s Seinne Fleming

Posted by melissa kandel on March 1, 2019 in Interview | No Comments

Seinne Fleming (The Bachelor, season 22) talks post-TV love and life in Los Angeles.

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Revisiting Discarded Post-it Poetry: An Idea That Sticks

Posted by melissa kandel on December 20, 2017 in Interview | 69 Comments

My friend, sob, and I recently reconnected over Instagram (hey, find me @melissakandel!) and it made me want to repost this interview I did with him several months ago. I publish this not only to celebrate our Insta-friendship but also in commemoration of his most recent milestone, hitting 20k followers! Enjoy! We met in the most […]

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A Travel Blogger on Love & Life Beyond the Cubicle

Posted by melissa kandel on August 9, 2017 in Interview, romance, travel | 9 Comments

Ah the open road, the snaking mountain pass, the cloud-dappled blue sky as gleaned from an airplane window. Sights and sounds familiar to some, feared by others, craved by the providential, perpetually windblown few who have committed their lives to travel.  Emilie Drishinski is one such full-time adventure blogger, an avid student of the world and all […]

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Robby Hayes is a Bachelor in Paradise

Posted by melissa kandel on August 8, 2017 in entertainment, Interview, Television | No Comments

“Hey, can I call you back? I’ve got to use Google Maps and figure out where I’m going.” “Sure,” I said, nodding even though obviously the voice on the other end couldn’t see. As a New York transplant to Southern California, I understood how navigating Los Angeles could easily become an epic Game of Thrones-like […]

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Chase McNary Talks About How It’s Actually Not Too Late to Get Your Summer Bod

Posted by melissa kandel on July 12, 2017 in entertainment, fitness, Interview | No Comments

Oh, elusive summer bod. You’re like the physiological personification of Harry Potter’s Golden Snitch … shifty, unpredictable and super hard to find, whether traveling on broomstick or otherwise.  Who else thinks it’s a longstanding workplace conspiracy that every late-spring office party features cream-filled donuts and rainbow-sprinkled cake? That sugary stuff is seriously hard to resist when 3 […]

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Here’s to Those Who Wander

Posted by melissa kandel on July 8, 2017 in Interview, travel | No Comments

“Not all those who wander are lost,” has become something of an overused axiom haphazardly slapped across Instagram memes and Twitter profiles, deployed by some as an excuse to pursue absentmindedness and misdirection. For others, the phrase— plucked from J.R.R. Tolkien’s famed The Lord of the Rings poem, “All That is Gold Does not Glitter”—is a […]

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Clothing by OWL Is Here for the Right Reasons

There’s nothing wrong with being basic. Yeah, you might buy hand-sewn day planners on Etsy, dress your tiny dog in seasonally appropriate attire, take selfies with the pig-eared Snapchat filter because your eyes look awesome then caption the pic something self-effacing like, “Can’t believe it’s raining today. #Haircut.”  So what? And yes, you probably drink […]

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Brunch Boys’ Founder Jeremy Jacobowitz Heats Up the Foodie World

Posted by melissa kandel on May 27, 2017 in food, Interview, New York City | 1 Comment

When you get right down to it, there are really only two kinds of people in this world: those who brunch and those who do not. I don’t mean to generalize here but generally, Non-Brunchers are pretty easy to spot in a crowd. They’re the ones who take 17 different spin classes before noon on a […]

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EB Winery: From Backyard Hobby to Boutique Brand

Posted by melissa kandel on May 4, 2017 in drink, Interview, wine | No Comments

I saw the brochure before I sipped the wine. It was a thin and narrow thing, glossy, with a dark, black background and it sat inconspicuously on the edge of the EB Winery booth at the California Wine Festival in Dana Point, CA. A few words, printed with clean font along the bottom-left corner, read: “Follow our dream […]

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