Behind The Break

Hello, hello and a Happy New Year from everyone here at Bleu! As you may have noticed, Bleu has taken a short break from our regularly scheduled programming. To be transparent, the past several months have been especially challenging due to a number of deeply personal reasons that range from finding strength in great love to struggling through even greater loss. From a death in the family to extensive illness, unforeseen trials, and the mental toll that comes along with these numerous sudden hits, we are taking a brief break to focus on our loved ones and our mental health, while picking up some of the pieces.

If you take anything from the paragraph above, let it be that it is absolutely 100% okay to hit the pause button and take care of yourself and those around you when you need to. That said, Bleu will take this time to restructure a bit behind the scenes, to fix a few bugs on the site, and work on expanding our internal team to ensure a strong return and to live up to her mission (her being Bleu) to continue to bring a wide range of fun and blooming content for women of all ages. Bleu has grown at a very fast pace since our launch in April of last year, and with that comes the need for more time, more dedication, and more bandwidth, and we are figuring out how to do so responsibly to accommodate her needs. We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of the support each and every one of you has given us during this first year.

We’ll be back shortly with a roster of new interviews, heartfelt personal essays, even more cool shit, and a couple of new team members firmly in place. We’ll see you soon friends!
xx, James

In the meantime, might I suggest:

You January 2020 Mantras For Growth In The New Year.

A short personal essay on the definition of beauty and self worth.

Everything you should be watching right now.

Six outfits I’m stealing from Kate Moss.

The 4-1-1 on taking care of your breasts.

All Eyes On Cannabinoids.

A grilled cheese sandwich recipe that truly reigns supreme.

The Instagram Vintage Clothing Accounts I’m Crazy About.

A personal essay on the marvelous (and sometimes messy) journey of holy matrimony.

How to make the low waste transition.

Stop Asking Women When They’re Having Kids.

How Wearing Pants Can Create Change.

Five NYC Brunch Spots Worth The Wait In Line.

Making friends as an adult.

Our Holy Grail Beauty Products.

Six Great Podcasts To Download Immediately.

40 Things I Have Learned In 40 years.

My Partner Doesn’t Want To Get Married, Now What?

How 5 editors deal with stress.

The Best Avocado Salad You’ll Ever Eat.

Why Getting Paid For Sex Is Only legal If you Film It.

Our favorite coffee table books.

The clothes we buy on Amazon.

A very good playlist.

Sex Over Sixty.

A look at our inspiring interviews with incredible women of all ages.

Written by: James Kicinski-McCoy

James Kicinski-McCoy is the 40-something Founder and Editor-In-Chief of The Bleu. She likes tequila, picks fights with her husband so she can have the bed to herself, and is trying to figure out that work / life balance.


  1. "Husband"

    January 8, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    I love you.

  2. Ramona

    January 8, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Completely understand. Take care. ✌🏼 🦋

  3. Carrie

    January 8, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    Take care cuz Oxoxo 😘

  4. Makeda

    January 10, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Dang I’ve been missing y’all but this will be a good opportunity to check out some of these other articles on the site and revisit some interviews. Take care and see ya soon!

  5. Marte

    January 17, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    Be well♥️🍀

  6. Cat

    January 21, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    All the best. We’ll be here. 🙂

  7. Makeda

    May 24, 2020 at 6:56 am

    Is The Bleu coming back?

  8. Joan Didion

    June 1, 2020 at 5:03 am

    Are you ever coming back? We miss you.


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