Kamala Kirk

Writer & Editor

Location icon United States

Editor with 8+ years working in digital and print for trade and consumer media outlets. Actively published writer specializing in beauty, business, travel, lifestyle, spa & wellness and entertainment. Have developed a proven track record of meticulous execution under tight deadlines.

Previous roles: Managing Editor for Beauty Launchpad Magazine; Senior Editor for MAN the Mag; West Coast Editor for American Salon Magazine; Digital E! Shows Editor for E! Online at NBC Universal; Editorial Assistant at Malibu Times Magazine; Editorial Intern at Total Beauty Media

Publications & Websites: 805 Living, America Salon Magazine, Beauty Launchpad Magazine, DAYSPA, E! Online, East West Magazine, Hana Hou! (Hawaiian Airlines in-flight magazine), LadyClever.com, Luxury Travel Advisor, Malibu Times Magazine, Malibu Times Newspaper, MinxSociety.com, Pasadena Magazine, San Marino Tribune, Spa Week Daily, South Pasadena Review, TravelAge West Magazine, The Quarterly, Tripping.com, Trojan Family Magazine, WanderingDiva.com, Westside People Magazine

In my spare time, I mentor aspiring writers through the USC Annenberg Mentor Program. Recently nominated to be a USC Alumni Ambassador. Speak on career panels. Write screenplays in my spare time for film and television.

South Pasadena Review
A Life Through Words - South Pasadena Review

Ronald Koertge began writing poetry in his early twenties and hasn't stopped. Over the course of his career, the nationally acclaimed poet has published dozens of poetry books and young-adult fiction novels, won numerous awards, and in 2018 he was named the inaugural South Pasadena poet laureate.

Cottage White
French Twist

A traditional cottage combines modern details with elements of French coastal living.

Malibu Times Magazine
The Real Deal

Robert Radcliffe's knowledge and passion for real estate has made him a top realtor in Malibu.

Pasadena Magazine
Viva LA!

Award-winning artist Andre Miripolsky breathes new life into the Los Angeles art scene.

South Pasadena Review
Fun & Freedom on 4th - South Pasadena Review

From pancakes to a parade, from flags to floats to fireworks, it was a full day of Fourth of July festivities in South Pasadena on Thursday, as thousands took part in a sunrise-to-sunset celebration of America's 243rd birthday. And, oh, yes, there were also balloons - lots and lots of balloons.

South Pasadena Review
Days of His Life - South Pasadena Review

Raised in the small farming town of Oskaloosa, Kansas, James Reynolds enjoyed reading as a youngster - so much, in fact, that he won several reading contests and read more than 100 books every summer. "I loved to read, and that enhanced a real big desire to dream," Reynolds - the Emmy-winning actor from the...

South Pasadena Review
A Site For Sore Eyes - South Pasadena Review

After the birth of their first child, attorneys Jonathan and Michelle Gross found themselves faced with the new challenge of finding reliable child care at a reasonable cost. Even after receiving hundreds of resumes in response to their nanny job postings, they still didn't feel they had found the right match for their family's needs....

10 Best Lip Balms -- and the 5 Worst -- for Dry Lips

You know how a great lip balm gets your lips smooth and soft instantly -- and a bad one takes forever to work on dry lips (if it works at all)? Here's what to pick, and what to skip, for your softest lips ever

American Salon
Color Alert: Shades of Brunette

They say blondes have more fun, but is that really the case? From rich espresso tones to creamy caramel hues, brunettes are having a big moment this season.

Can a Real Girl Get Jennifer Aniston's Yoga Body?

Can a Real Girl Get Jennifer Aniston's Yoga Body? Before you sign up for those spendy yoga classes or personal training sessions, look at what the famous "Friend's" at-home yoga workout did for our writer Ah, college. Two a.m. drive-thru dashes, cold Mu-Shoo for breakfast, a Hot Pocket (or three) for dinner.

American Salon
Step-by-Step: Balayage Highlights

One of the most popular requests colorist Bianca Hillier gets at Sally Hershberger LA is to replicate the multi-dimensional color she does for blogger Rocky Barnes. Numerous highlights to alter the natural base with brighter muted contrast can work with just about anyone, but Hillier says that tones and placement require customization for each client.

Malibu Times
Dempsey spreads the cycling gospel

The idea for a cycling camp came about when Danielson trained with Dempsey last winter at the Dempsey Challenge, a star-studded charity ride that raises money for the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing. Dempsey's mother Amanda is an ovarian cancer survivor and was the inspiration behind the foundation.

E! Online
Which DVF Print Are You? Take Our Quiz to Find Out! on House of DVF

When Diane Von Furstenberg created her iconic wrap dress in 1972, she revolutionized the fashion industry by making a dress that every woman could wear-no matter what shape or size. Her dresses also come in many different designs and colors with a DVF print for every style and personality!

E! Online
From the Hollywood Hills to Wineries-See the Best Music Spots!

Courtesy: Adam Latham, Stevie Crecelius Create the perfect soundtrack for those lazy summer days by indulging in one of our favorite pastimes: attending a good old-fashioned concert! If you're looking to switch things up a bit this summer, we strongly advise enlisting a group of your closest friends and going on a road trip to catch a concert (or several).

LA's Best Beachside Restaurants | Minx Society

Long days in the sun this summer are bound to work up your appetite, but one of the perks of being in Los Angeles is that one doesn't have to stray too far from the beach in order to satisfy their hunger.

E! Online
The Best Ice Cream

Things are heating up quickly this summer and what better way to cool down than with a delicious ice cream cone? (Aside from lounging next to one of these spectacular resort pools, of course!)

The Strong Movement™: Ailis Garcia Inspiring Women | Ladyclever

AILIS GARCIA is making major strides in the world. A former competitive dancer, Red Carpet Correspondent for Latina Magazine, and current host at Dodger Stadium, the Southern California native is also the founder of The Strong Movement ™ - a fitness, lifestyle, and activewear brand that is dedicated to promoting an active, healthy life and encouraging women everywhere to build strong bodies and strong minds.

LA X LA: Rainsford Qualley, Actress/Singer

She may be new in town, but she's no stranger to Hollywood. Rainsford Qualley (affectionately known as Rainey) is the eldest daughter of renowned model-turned-actress Andie MacDowell and Paul Qualley, a former Calvin Klein model.

Brave Chick: Bringing Awareness to Domestic Violence | Ladyclever

LEJOI REESE TURNED HER PASSION FOR JEWELRY-MAKING into a creative movement that empowers and supports women while working to promote awareness about domestic violence. After a lucrative 15-year career as the design director at a multi-million dollar textile company, Reese sought a different way to make use of her creativity, and found that making art called to her strongly.

Spa & Wellness

9 Great Pet-Friendly Spas In The U.S. | Tripping.com

There are some people who love to do everything with their pets. Nowadays, there are many places including restaurants and shopping centers that have become more pet-friendly, but there are certain spots like spas where pet owners never imagined they could take Fido-until now. Check out 9 of the best pet-friendly spas in the United States.

8 Ultra-Luxurious Couples Spa Treatments

The Romance on Rodeo treatment features damask rose oil and diamond dust. // © 2016 Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills Feature image (above): The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta has large couples suites.// © 2016 Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta There's an old Chinese saying: "Good things come in pairs."

The Culture Trip
The Top 10 Luxury Spas In Los Angeles

Relaxation never gets old, especially when you live, work and play in a bustling city like Los Angeles. We all need a break from the daily grind, and what better way to relax than by indulging in a luxurious spa treatment? Take a look at our top ten favorite spas in Los Angeles and go ahead - treat yourself.

8 Amazing Holiday Spa Treatments You Have To Plan For ASAP | Tripping.com

As fun as the holidays are, they can also be an incredibly stressful time thanks to long lines, entertaining family members in town, and other last minute emergencies. This holiday season, treat yourself to a relaxing spa treatment that will help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated.


Grand Velas Los Cabos' Convention Center to Soon Open

Suites at Grand Velas Los Cabos are spacious and modern. // © 2016 Grand Velas los Cabos Feature image (above): Grand Velas Los Cabos appeals to leisure and business travelers as well as groups.

Get Buzzed at Kauai Coffee Company

A cheery visitor center awaits guests at Kauai Coffee Company. // © 2016 Kauai Coffee Company Feature image (above): Kauai Coffee Company is the largest coffee grower in the U.S. // © 2016 Kauai Coffee Company With more 4 million coffee trees growing on 3,100 acres of lush land, Kauai Coffee Company is the largest coffee grower in the U.S.

Discover a Lasting Family Legacy With This Kauai Tour

Lyndsey Haraguchi-Nakayama demonstrates the old-Hawaii method of harvesting taro. // © 2016 Kahahawai Photography Feature image (above): Tour guests see endangered waterbirds such as the Hawaiian stilt. // © 2016 Kahahawai Photography When Lyndsey Haraguchi-Nakayama was just 2 years old, she was already spending time in fields of taro, a traditional Polynesian food source.

Vacation Like James Bond In These 6 Destinations | Tripping.com

James Bond is one of the most famous movie characters of all time, always going on dangerous missions around the world. Danger aside, the fictional Bond leads a life that all of us envy: fast cars, beautiful women, and exotic destinations.

7 Unique Group Tours in Mexico

Book foodies, oenophiles and tequila connoisseurs on Journey Mexico's tasting tour. // © 2016 Journey Mexico Marketing Feature image (above): Travelers to San Miguel de Allende can explore the city's Mexican baroque art, historical buildings and local shops. // © 2016 iStock A country as cultured as it is colorful, Mexico is a landmark destination filled with diverse attractions.

Bangkok Nightlife: A Local's Guide

Levels Club is popular with both Bangkok residents and tourists, often featuring world-famous DJs and producers. // © 2014 Levels Club Feature image (above): At the top of the Banyan Tree Bangkok hotel is Vertigo Grill and Moon Bar. // © 2014 Banyan Tree Bangkok Bangkok is a city that never sleeps.

A Guide to Chinatown in Singapore

Singapore's Chinatown is a vibrant, eclectic neighborhood that's a must-see for visitors. // © 2014 Thinkstock Chinatown is one of the oldest attractions in Singapore and is filled with many unique things to see and do. From trinket shopping and good food to boutique hotels and eccentric temples, there is a lot more to this popular destination than meets the eye.

Top Attractions in Aguascalientes

Aguascalientes was founded in 1575. // © 2014 Shutterstock/Mislik A city rich in Mexican history and tradition, Aguascalientes is home to flourishing vineyards, a history of bullfighting and the country's largest music and arts festival. Founded in 1575, the colonial city of Aguascalientes originally served as a Spanish outpost for merchants who traveled along the Silver Route.

An Essential Shopping Guide for Singapore's Orchard Road

Orchard Road contains 22 shopping malls and six department stores. // © 2014 Orchard Road Business Association Feature image (above): Visitors can shop from 5,000 different brands, including luxury brands such as Gucci, Cartier and Louis Vuitton.

5 Unusual Accommodations in South Africa

A common area at Elephant House // © 2016 Elephant House Feature image (above): A Lion Sands treehouse // © 2016 Lion Sands Game Reserve Although there is no shortage of luxury hotels in South Africa, clients looking to get closer to nature can spend time outdoors without compromising comfort.

Chatuchak Market: A Shopper's Paradise

Chatuchak Market in Bangkok offers an array of clothes, jewelry and accessories for sale. // © 2014 Chatuchak.org Feature image (above): The market is one of the largest in the world, covering approximately 35 acres. // © 2014 Chatuchak.org Chatuchak Market in Bangkok was once popular only among wholesalers, but has grown into a worldwide tourist destination for the masses.

Food Tours of Bangkok

The floating market in Bangkok. // © 2014 Thinkstock From the aroma of fresh fruit and heavy spices to the sounds of monks chanting and traffic horns blaring, Thailand is a country filled with sights, sounds and smells that actively engage the senses.

Visiting Macau's Churches

The Ruins of St. Paul's is an iconic landmark. // © 2014 Creative Commons: Lance Lee Often referred to as the "Las Vegas of the East," Macau actually has a very intriguing history. It was the last remaining European colony in Asia and contains a mixture of Chinese and Portuguese influences, from ancient fortresses and casinos to Catholic churches and temples.

12 Jaw-Dropping Hotel Pools Around the Globe

Marina Bay Sands Hotel's pool is 650 feet off the ground. // © 2016 Marina Bay Sands Feature image (above): Get up-close to elephants at Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti. // © 2016 Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti Summer is right around the corner, and what better way to spend those long, hot days than by taking a dip?

7 Unique Hotels in Asia and the South Pacific

Taj Falaknuma Palace // © 2016 Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad Feature image (above): Singapore's mixed-use Marina Bay Sands resort // © 2016 Marina Bay Sands For travelers to Asia and the South Pacific looking to make their next trip more memorable, staying in an unconventional hotel will heighten the experience.

Natural Beauty in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

One of the two reservoirs bordering Bukit Timah. // © 2014 David Wertheimer II Feature image (above): Visitors are asked not to feed any of the wildlife in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, including the monkeys.

A Cocktail Walking Tour in New Orleans

Guests can try Napoleon House's famed Pimm's Cup. // © 2015 iStock Feature image (above): The guided walking tour takes place in the French Quarter. // © 2015 Gray Line Tours The Big Easy takes food and nightlife seriously, so it's no surprise that its history can be told over a few key cocktails.

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