Posts Tagged ‘Instagram’

Cali Vibes + Ocean Tides

Posted by melissa kandel on April 20, 2016 in music, Newport Beach, Photography | 5 Comments

In honor of the upcoming Earth Day celebrations, I wanted to take a moment to digitally toast my own little slice of Earth right here in Southern California. As Instagram proves, my homage is a whole lot of azure skies, vintage cars, honeydew sunsets and endless surf:

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Brews with Views: The 2016 Newport Beach Beerfest

I hate to be the one to say this but Shakespeare had it wrong: To beer or not to beer—that is the real question. The answer? Let’s have the 2016 Newport Beach Beerfest respond, because it’s happening at Newport Dunes this Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Newport Beach Beerfest, an O.C. tradition that brings quality brews beachside each year, will feature more than 150 breweries—many […]

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Coming Up Roses

Posted by melissa kandel on April 15, 2016 in fashion, Fiction | No Comments

“You’re on in five,” said Benji, the entertainment manager of Sully & Co. Burger Bar in downtown Santa Barbara, who wore a silver ring on each of his long-nailed fingers and smelled of whiskey, cigarette smoke and sweat. Usually this was the time backstage when Lennie’s band—The Backward Compliments—would huddle up, Lennie would tap twice […]

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The 5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day

Posted by melissa kandel on April 13, 2016 in food | No Comments

This morning I went down a deep, dark and decadent rabbit hole: I scrolled through pictures from Ben and Jerry’s Free Cone Day, a 30-year-long tradition where the company gives away a limitless amount of ice cream. Seriously, once you get a free one you can go back for more like it’s your job. And […]

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On Meditation, In London

Posted by melissa kandel on April 12, 2016 in Fiction | No Comments

He paid the taxi cab and stepped onto the street. The ground was still slick and sheeny from the afternoon rain and he took care where he treaded, moving in a tip toe to prevent all 6’7” of him from skidding on the pavement, a heap of gangly limbs and red hair. Although if he […]

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Sunshine Blues on a Rainy Day

Posted by melissa kandel on April 9, 2016 in nature, Photography | 2 Comments

It’s raining today in Newport Beach. And not a romantic, heavy downpour kind of rain but a slow, lazy drizzle that makes you want to stay inside with a cup of coffee and watch Food Network marathons all day while wearing your pajamas. Random example. But from what I hear, this squidish weather has stretched its […]

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The Man With the Blue Shoes

Posted by melissa kandel on April 7, 2016 in Fiction | No 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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Harvest and the Yams

Posted by melissa kandel on March 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Harvest was born under the shadow of a half-moon. In the scope of his life, it wasn’t the most significant fact about him but it forever hung there, like the half-moon itself, way in the back of a mind mostly empty and then rose to the front whenever Harvest thought about all the things he […]

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Dear December

Posted by melissa kandel on December 19, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

By Melissa Marni “Uh oh.” “What?” “Nothing.” “Then why’d you say ‘uh oh.’” “No reason.” “No reason? You said ‘uh oh’ just because?” “Exactly. It’s a fun thing to say.” “It’s not.” “It is. Lighten up!” “Not cool, Josephine. You know I’m sensitive about being so damn yellow.”

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The Funhouse

Posted by melissa kandel on October 28, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

By Melissa Marni There was nothing unusual about the way the coffee was poured. There was nothing unusual in the way it tumbled from the pot, dark as a wicked temper, or in the way the waitress smiled at him, a toothless grin that stretched her bloated, veiny cheeks almost to their breaking point. She […]

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