Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

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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Jeanne Yang: 10 Questions for Hollywood’s Ultimate Purveyor of Style

Posted by melissa kandel on July 22, 2016 in fashion | 1 Comment

Jeanne Yang is so much more than one of Hollywood’s reigning stylists. Yes, she’s suited up the likes of George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Robert Downey, Jr., Michael Keaton, Will Ferrell, Alexander Skarsgård and Jamie Dornan and yes, The Hollywood Reporter deemed her last year a top 25 Power Stylist. (OK, all that is undeniably cool …) But her […]

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Ghostbusters Premiere: The Lady In Red

Posted by melissa kandel on July 14, 2016 in fashion, Film, Hollywood, In the News | 2 Comments

It ended with a red dress and began with a single tweet. What happened in the middle is open for interpretation. Here’s mine … Let me start off by saying fashion is a funny animal; at once irreverent, delicate, brash, sensitive and stylishly aloof. There are, without question, inexplicable contradictions inherent in the fashion industry though […]

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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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Featured Friday: Slasher Mag

Posted by melissa kandel on October 23, 2015 in Interview, On Writing | No Comments

Like James Dean in a perfectly worn leather jacket, Slasher Mag defines cool. The online publication has a certain je ne sais quoi that is hard to describe but, with a quick glance at some recent Slasher posts, easy to understand. (Bonus: Editor-In-Chief Elodie Parthenay’s Instagram gives the most seriously chic vibes.) So, when Slasher published my article about […]

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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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