Posts Tagged ‘Southern California’

Pipeline to a Cure

Posted by melissa kandel on July 14, 2019 in Orange County events, Personal | No Comments

I’ve learned a lot by giving back. I’ve learned there’s happiness in selflessness and that even one person with a will to create change really and truly can. (I’m not referring to myself, although I hope to one day be such a catalyst for charitable revolution. I refer instead to Judy Burlingham, chairman of Pipeline […]

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Recharged in San Diego

Posted by melissa kandel on July 13, 2019 in business journey | 2 Comments

Yesterday morning, I drank two cups of coffee and rode the train to San Diego. The frothy ocean views and muted seascape I’ll save for another more literary post but sitting on the train, watching the ocean curl below mottled-gray clouds, I felt like a detective on a civilized coastal adventure.

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Here’s What You Missed at the 2017 Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival

Posted by melissa kandel on October 13, 2017 in Newport Beach | No Comments

It’s not every day you stand on the lawn outside your local library and next to you, dressed casually in a pastel collared shirt and beige slacks, is Hubert Keller, James Beard Foundation winner and chef extraordinaire. He’s laughing about a joke you couldn’t hear. What does Hubert find so funny? You only call him Hubert […]

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Orange County Stylist Cuts Hair for the Homeless

Posted by melissa kandel on October 5, 2017 in good vibes | 2 Comments

Where there is darkness, there must also be light. And if we can’t find light, then we can create it ourselves. This idea—the concept of goodness just because—recently motivated Patrick Kim, an Orange County hairstylist and waxing expert, to spend several hours on a Monday morning trimming hair for the homeless. “I think I’ve always […]

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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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Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival 2017: What to Expect

Posted by melissa kandel on September 28, 2017 in Newport Beach | 3 Comments

In case you were wondering, the dinner at Nobu with Chef Nobu is sold out. (Is anyone surprised?) Luckily, the Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival, which graces that grassy spot between the Newport Beach Civic Center and its modern-chic library, has dozens of events happening all weekend. I was lucky enough to attend as […]

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You Might Not Know This About Surf Competitions …

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

The casual observer of surf competitions might think they reflect the same “anything goes,” attitude of the surfers who compete among them. Let the ocean do as she’ll do and assess the wave-riders on their ability to navigate her capriciousness, right? Wrong.

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Newport Beach Like a Local

Posted by melissa kandel on August 27, 2017 in Newport Beach | No Comments

I’m not from Southern California. I can’t drop the word “stoked” into casual conversation or explain where the confusing web of freeways might get you if you took the 10 to the 91 to the 73. (Can someone just name these roads and be done with it?) Truth is, I’m just a girl from New York […]

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Vans U.S. Open Day 6: Final Four Locked In & Ready

The waves tempered off as morning turned to afternoon in Huntington Beach but a three-to-five foot swell was enough for Vans U.S. Open of Surfing competitors to find their rhythm in the water. 

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Vans U.S. Open of Surfing Day 5: Just Keep Laughing

Posted by melissa kandel on August 3, 2017 in Huntington Beach, Sports, surfing | No Comments

The south side of Huntington Beach Pier saw four-to-five foot waves during day 5 of the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing. Courtney Conlogue of Costa Mesa, CA, got competition off to a swift start with a quick win in Round 3 Heat 4 over three-time World Surf League Champion Carissa Moore of Honolulu. “Yesterday I […]

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