Posts Tagged ‘France’

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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The Tale of Astrid the Beautiful

Posted by melissa kandel on March 2, 2017 in creativity, Fiction | 3 Comments

Somewhere in the untamed French countryside near Versailles, on the border of all that was good and evil, once sat a small patch of wild lavender, and just beyond, a smaller spring. An accidental journey brought Astrid to this spring, its water tumbling like wet poetry across flowering earth. She was in the shrubbiest part […]

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The Tale of Astrid the Beautiful

Posted by melissa kandel on December 22, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, Fiction, travel | No Comments

Somewhere in the untamed French countryside near Versailles, on the border of all that was good and evil, once sat a small patch of wild lavender, and just beyond, a smaller spring. An accidental journey brought Astrid to this spring, its water tumbling like wet poetry across flowering earth. She was in the shrubbiest part […]

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The Man With The Blue Shoes

Posted by melissa kandel on December 20, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, creativity, Fiction, travel | 2 Comments

The night my brother disappeared, I found a note underneath my pillow. It was written in pencil on a scrap of wide-ruled paper and said only this: Robert … When May 1 arrives you must go to Rue de Rivoli in Paris and find the man with the blue shoes. OK, I’m being dramatic. My […]

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Cannes Film Festival: A Story of Head Over Heels

Posted by melissa kandel on May 18, 2016 in entertainment, fashion, Film, Hollywood | No Comments

Oh to be barefoot and Julia Roberts in the South of France. But of course, if you are Julia Roberts and you do happen to find yourself walking barefoot down the sumptuous red carpet at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in the French Riviera, then you must either have really, really bad blisters or be […]

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The Small Difference

Posted by melissa kandel on February 26, 2016 in Fiction | 1 Comment

Ever since she was twelve, Yumi dreamed of owning a restaurant. Not a very large one but also not one that was too small. In Yumi’s twelve-year-grown mind, her restaurant had but four tables – a table for each season – and the menu would change depending on where you sat. Spring blossoms for one table; […]

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The Tale of Astrid the Beautiful

Posted by melissa kandel on May 12, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

Somewhere in the untamed French countryside near Versailles, on the border of all that was good and evil, once sat a small patch of wild lavender, and just beyond, a smaller spring. An accidental journey brought Astrid to this spring, its water tumbling like wet poetry across flowering earth. She was in the shrubbiest part […]

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INTO THE PAPER-WHITE QUIET

Posted by melissa kandel on March 15, 2015 in Fiction | 1 Comment

There are few things sweeter than Paris at springtime. Nice! Good! Marvelous even! For a first sentence to begin the novel that would eventually become a best-selling work of historical fiction and free Rabbit Beauchamps from her part-time job at Tupperware Alley, this would do just fine. Perhaps better than fine. Its construction was the […]

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THE MENAGERIE

Posted by melissa kandel on January 20, 2015 in Fiction | 1 Comment

“The most useful of the natural sciences, yet the least advanced, strikes me as being the science of man.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau Emilie Valentin watched the early morning light, filmy and thin, escape from her drawing room window as she took a third and final drag on her half-finished cigarette. She wasn’t a smoker – […]

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