Melina Paris is a Southern California based writer. She blends her passion for writing and
connecting people to their local community into pieces centered on food, the arts, and cultural
events. Melina’s publications include, Amass Magazine, Random Lengths News, Everything
Long Beach to name a few.
Becoming a mother ignited Melina’s interest in wholesome, quality food. This motivates her
to continuously educate herself in matters of food from a health and sustainability perspective
which informs her restaurant reviews and other food-related pieces.
A music lover, Melina enjoys covering various genres but it’s Jazz that really captures her heart.
She is an avid Jazz fan and, in addition to attending as many live shows as she can, Melina
worked at the Long Beach Jazz club Birdland West. She also volunteered at the annual Long
Beach Jazz Festival for several years.
Melina enjoys live music immensely and feels especially fortunate to have the opportunity to
interview musicians while they are doing what they love. Melina strives to illuminate special
qualities of the artists she profiles that their fans might not otherwise know about.
Melina has a strong interest in the cultural scene in Long Beach and the greater Los Angeles
area. Cultural events and that celebrate art, music, food are among her favorite things to cover.