Posts Tagged ‘dogs’

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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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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Good Vibes Monday: Because Positivity Rules

Posted by melissa kandel on May 16, 2017 in good vibes, Personal | 4 Comments

Each weekday morning I follow pretty much the same routine: Wake up around 6:30, make coffee, add goat’s milk (don’t ask), eat breakfast, put on pants and walk my little dog, Austin, along the shoreline of a mostly empty Newport Beach. I live about three houses from the sand, on a street that flits with […]

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Sedona: Thoughts from a Cranky Traveler

Posted by melissa kandel on March 24, 2017 in travel | 4 Comments

By Melissa Kandel Travel, as the act of going from one place to another, is said not to be about reaching a particular destination but instead, about discovering a whole new state of mind. Or so I read on a bottle of that weird fizzy tea. I began my road trip to Sedona, AZ with […]

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January 1

Posted by melissa kandel on January 2, 2017 in Personal | 2 Comments

Like Los Angeles and cocktails on a Sunday, I have a definitive love/hate relationship with New Year’s resolutions. Go to the gym, eat healthier, drink more water, be kinder to your friends and family … it’s always a somewhat banal collection of convictions, which if adhered to with any kind of seriousness would probably make […]

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Pizza Cat

Posted by melissa kandel on December 23, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, Fiction | No Comments

The rumors are true. The Pizza Cat is real. How do I know, you might ask, skeptical gleam in your eye, that such a creature exists? Have I seen this mystical, mozzarellical thing and lived to tell the tale? Did I run into one, many moons ago, stumbling out from a bar in those precarious, […]

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Newport Beach Photography

Stuck inside all day, still recovering from the flu so I thought I’d share a few shots I’ve taken in the past couple months around Newport Beach because I’m missing the fresh air, sunshine and ocean breeze as I sit here on my couch surrounded by soup, tea, tissues and the faint sound of incredibly […]

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Celebrity Cat Marries Wealthy Canadian Businessman

This article is part of a weekly series, “Untruth Tuesdays,” in which I take something completely, absurdly untrue then write about it as if it weren’t. BY MELISSA MARNI, senior staff writer, The civic cheetah press Trixie, a Japanese Bobtail cat with more than 500,000 followers on Instagram, is one of the most sought-after cats by […]

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Do Your Friends Really Like You?

Posted by melissa kandel on May 10, 2016 in In the News, social commentary | No Comments

It seems like the plot twist in a dystopian teen novel: You wake up one morning only to find out half your friends actually … aren’t. And though it may be stranger than fiction, this one is true, at least according to a new report from scientific journal, PLOS ONE. For the study, researchers delve into the common assumption […]

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Maxine from Ohio

Posted by melissa kandel on May 30, 2015 in Fiction | 2 Comments

By Melissa Marni The strangest things can lurk beneath the dark and in between. Like him. Or me. But not today. Today is a day made for honeyed sunshine and happy walks taken together on green whiskered brush edging the Ohio River. The clouds above are glorious, bubbly air-froth pinned to the bluest of skies. […]

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