Posts Tagged ‘beach’

The One Where I Wrote A Magazine

Posted by melissa kandel on December 28, 2018 in entertainment, Magazine | 1 Comment

Well, yes. I am back to blogging, in case last week’s little holiday story didn’t tip you off to the (hopefully?) good news. So, here I am with more news. In the hiatus, I was still writing, and I wanted to share with you what that writing became, which is an 80-page magazine called West […]

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Quiksilver and Roxy Pro France Happening Tomorrow

Posted by melissa kandel on October 7, 2017 in surfing | No Comments

If you’ve been following little word studio for a while, you know I’m a newly converted fan of surfing. Back in August, I had the chance to cover the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, which rolled in and out of Huntington Beach with due excitement, and the entire experience got me hooked. It’s a fairly […]

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Huntington Beach Airshow 2017

Posted by melissa kandel on October 1, 2017 in Huntington Beach | 7 Comments

Hi everyone. Just checking in during what has turned out to be a very busy weekend. I’m off to cover the Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival soon but I wanted to share some photos from yesterday. I sat at the Newport Beach Dog Beach with Austy and snapped a few photos of the Huntington […]

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Pacific Wine and Food Classic Graces Newport Beach

Posted by melissa kandel on August 25, 2017 in Newport Beach | No Comments

Morning’s fingers released their grip on the day and the early fog that had settled on the shore lifted, finally. It was bright outside, or brighter than it had been. I stood in a space large but inviting, decorated with white canopied tents that filled with wind and looked like sails along the water. A […]

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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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Vans US Open Day 9: USA Dominates

Posted by melissa kandel on August 7, 2017 in Huntington Beach, Orange County, surfing | No Comments

USA dominated during the home stretch of Vans US Open of Surfing. Sage Erickson (Ojai, Calif.) nabbed her first Championship Tour victory in a heated battle against Hawaiian Tatiana Weston-Webb. With this clutch win on home-state turf, Erickson jumps from the No. 9 to No. 6 on the Jeep Leaderboard … and the nostalgia of […]

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Vans US Open Days 7 & 8: That Time I Got into VIP

He was tall and lanky with a dark whiff of a beard. If not for the logo emblazoned on his shirt, it would’ve been hard to know he was a beef jerky salesman at all. The woman next to him was upset, and understandably so. Her arms were crossed, brows knit, curly-haired head bowed disapprovingly […]

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Vans U.S. Open of Surfing Day 4: Clean Waves and French Upsets

The weather may have been a grayish overcast but the waves at Huntington Beach for day 4 of Vans U.S. Open of Surfing were clean, four-to-five foot gems, just right for the world’s surfing elite to perform and impress.

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Summer French Toast for a Light and Easy Morning

Posted by melissa kandel on July 22, 2017 in food, Recipes, summer | 2 Comments

“For Daisy Ree” the bench read, as if there was no one else whose name could find itself etched into the old, snarled wood. June had already breathed in and out of a midsummer in mid-July, the late-night darkness was already glazed with gray dawn. Staying up until the sun rose across the empty beach […]

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OC Weekly’s Summer Fest in Words and Pictures

Posted by melissa kandel on June 28, 2017 in drink, food, Newport Beach, Photography | 2 Comments

If you ever want to make a real splash at a summer-themed food and drink festival, I recommend grabbing your cutest dogs, (preferably ones belonging to you and/or your friends), sticking them in a wagon, adding adorable shirts or handkerchiefs as necessary, and wheeling ’em around the extravaganza while attendees watch with glee. This is […]

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