Posts Tagged ‘summer’

Catalina In Progress

Posted by melissa kandel on September 5, 2017 in travel | 2 Comments

Currently making my way through Catalina Island, navigating the unexpected crowds, eating too-salty halibut, experiencing vistas of aquamarine waters broken by small pebbles along the shore. The beaches, as I’ve seen them, are small slivers of sand, hardly wide enough for lounging but people here seem to do it anyway, packed in like sardines broiling […]

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Unexpected (and Totally Doable) Adventures for Labor Day Weekend

Posted by melissa kandel on September 1, 2017 in things to do | No Comments

If you don’t have some blowout trip planned, three-day weekends can often feel like one of those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. Turn to page six to go to the gym! Turn to page eighteen to get all your laundry done! Turn to page forty seven for a bottomless mimosa brunch with your booziest buddies!  (Editor’s Note: […]

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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 US Open Day 9: USA Dominates

Posted by melissa kandel on August 7, 2017 in Huntington Beach, Orange County, surfing | No Comments

USA dominated during the home stretch of Vans US Open of Surfing. Sage Erickson (Ojai, Calif.) nabbed her first Championship Tour victory in a heated battle against Hawaiian Tatiana Weston-Webb. With this clutch win on home-state turf, Erickson jumps from the No. 9 to No. 6 on the Jeep Leaderboard … and the nostalgia of […]

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Summer French Toast for a Light and Easy Morning

Posted by melissa kandel on July 22, 2017 in food, Recipes, summer | 2 Comments

“For Daisy Ree” the bench read, as if there was no one else whose name could find itself etched into the old, snarled wood. June had already breathed in and out of a midsummer in mid-July, the late-night darkness was already glazed with gray dawn. Staying up until the sun rose across the empty beach […]

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Chase McNary Talks About How It’s Actually Not Too Late to Get Your Summer Bod

Posted by melissa kandel on July 12, 2017 in entertainment, fitness, Interview | No Comments

Oh, elusive summer bod. You’re like the physiological personification of Harry Potter’s Golden Snitch … shifty, unpredictable and super hard to find, whether traveling on broomstick or otherwise.  Who else thinks it’s a longstanding workplace conspiracy that every late-spring office party features cream-filled donuts and rainbow-sprinkled cake? That sugary stuff is seriously hard to resist when 3 […]

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Fuller House Return Cloaked in Shadowy Veil of Mysteries and Secrets

Posted by melissa kandel on June 29, 2017 in entertainment, Hollywood, Television | 4 Comments

A few months ago, I found myself in the midst of a big media coup when Netflix approved little me to receive press releases from that massive nerve center for all things streaming video. I am not sure if the Senior Vice President of Press Release Approvals approve everyone who submits an application, (alas, an […]

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Summer Is Here and So Is My Note on Love

Posted by melissa kandel on June 20, 2017 in Love, Personal, romance | 5 Comments

Irrelevance—like its more evil and twisted stepsister, irreverence—is a term not often price-tagged to the present of love. But as summer approaches and we flirt with finding our own summertime flings, the word is about to stick like a wet bathing suit to that very topic, more specifically to the idea of love’s most debilitating […]

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Sun’s Out, Buns Out: These Are the Pics Your Friends Will Be Posting This Weekend

OK, summer solstice, I understand technically you start June 21 and that the sun, as gleaned from our Northern half of the planet, has not yet reached its maximum axial tilt (thanks, Wikipedia!) but my iPhone weather app is all shiny sun emoticons and 80 degrees through the weekend, so summer it is.  Trust me […]

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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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