September 29, 2013
MJ Fave: Rug-sessing Over Graphic Print Area Rugs! — CONTEST
Like you, I know what I like when I see it. I’ve always loved (and am good at) shopping for food, clothes and party supplies. But, I never expected to love decorating my home as much as I do.
I’ve lived on my own in New York City for about four years now and I love the “lived in” feel of my apartment. I add life to my apartment with a bamboo plant or two, personal photos, an heirloom or two (I use my Father’s trunk from college as my coffee table), and scented candles (favorites include Diptique, Fresh and Jo Malone). But, one thing has been missing from my space all along: a graphic print area rug. I can’t seem to read a lifestyle or home decor blog or magazine without spotting all sorts of punky patterns and sensational shaped rugs. The more I see them, the more “rug-sessed” I get!Read More
August 7, 2012
MJ FAVE: Limited-Edition MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Tote Bag & Tee!
MM6 Maison Martin Margiela is one of MJ’s favorite fashion houses and we couldn’t be more excited about their first US store, which opened today in our city — New York City — on Bleecker Street!
Exclusive to the new store, the brand has debuted a limited edition t-shirt and tote bag from MM6 Maison Martin Margiela (depicting the combination skyline of NYC and Paris).
Totally freaking out-of-this-world cool! Gotta get our hands on one!
The Tote Bag retails for $490.00 USD and the T Shirt retails for $145.00 USD. Go get it, fashionistas!
April 25, 2012
MJ Fave: Energize Your Summer With Starbucks Refreshers!
Summer is around the corner… and it’s going to be a HOT one!
For me, whether I am lounging in the middle of the field in Central Park or on the beach in the Hamptons, it is so important to stay refreshed. So, I got super excited when I saw that one of my favorite coffee chains had come out with a new ready-to-drink beverage, the Starbucks Refreshers™.
So what is it?
It’s real fruit juice and green coffee extract from 100% arabica beans. The company describes it as “an entirely new way to experience coffee – that tastes nothing like coffee. Its coffee unroasted.”
Lightly sparkling ready-to-drink Starbucks Refreshers™ beverages ($1.99) contain green coffee extract, a natural source of caffeine, and real fruit juice to create a delicious, low calorie beverage. Green coffee beans are unroasted – resulting in a mild, fresh flavor, while still retaining naturally occurring caffeine.
Starbucks Refreshers™ beverages are available in flavors including Raspberry Pomegranate, Orange Melon and Strawberry Lemonade (my personal fave!). Pick one up and try it for yourself wherever you buy groceries.Read More
March 21, 2012
MJ Fave: Look Like A Star With Hearts & Pieces!
Over the last decade, Sherry Cosovic has “manned” the doors of some of NYC’s most exclusive clubs, including Butter and 1OAK.
Taking care of everyone from New York City socialites to Kim Kardashian, Sherry has seen the best of the best in fashion.
In fact, she tells MJ she has loved fashion for as long as she can remember. She is inspired by vintage clothing and has an extensive collection of clothing and accessories from the 1920s to 1980s
…and now, she wants to make it yours!
Hearts & Pieces, her first departure from nightlife, is “designed for passionate women who love a classic and timeless style.”
Sherry tells MJ: “Style isn’t always about having the hottest shoes or a designer handbag. Trends fade. You’re born with it and style is eternal.”
Clothing from Hearts & Pieces is currently available online at www.heartsandpieces.com.
Check out more Fall 2012 looks after the jump!Read More
March 16, 2012
MJ Fave: Converse X John Varvatos Limited Edition Studded Leather High-Tops!
The best part about these shoes, in my opinion, is their versatility. You can rock them “dressed down” with a pair of shorts or “dress up” a simple black suit.
Guys don’t always get to have as much fun as girls when it comes to fashion, so these are a great pair of shoes that will really make people go “wow!”
Male celebrity fans of Converse include Justin Bieber, Zac Efron, Adrian Grenier, and “Gossip Girl” star Chace Crawford and female celeb fans include Blake Lively, Natalie Portman, Nicole Richie, Jessica Alba, Mila Kunis, and Miley Cyrus.Read More
February 29, 2012
MJ Fave: Wendr — Free iPhone App To Find Out What Your Friends Are Doing ‘Tonight!’
Finding things to do when you’re in school or living in a big city isn’t the problem… But finding out which of your friends are going out tonight and what they’re doing can be a tedious task.
Meet Wendr – a free iPhone app — that makes it easy to find out what your friends are doing tonight!
Like Twitter, Wendr asks users to answer one simple question: What are you doing tonight? With its sleek user interface, Wendr lets users set plans for the night, and see what plans their friends have made. It saves you the frustration of contacting multiple friends to make plans, only to learn that some are staying in to study, catch up on work or are still recovering from last night. Now with Wendr you can see which friends are “Going Out”, “Staying In” or “Open to Suggestions”.
Micah Jesse is a proud promoter of the app so we highly encourage you to give it a try!Read More
February 22, 2012
MJ’s Faves: Catch Up On Oscar-Nominated Films Streaming On Netflix!
With the Academy Awards coming up this Sunday (Feb 26), we’ve got movies on our mind!
Thanks to Netflix – we’re catching up on some of our most favorite Oscar-nominated films — like Tyler Perry‘s “Precious,” starring Gabourey Sidibe and Mo’Nique, and Ang Lee‘s “Brokeback Mountain,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams, and the late Heath Ledger.
But don’t forget the “oldies but goodies” that are now streaming on Netflix, like “An Affair to Remember,” “Good Will Hunting,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “Annie,” and more. These films will be sure to get you excited for the glitz and glamour of Movie’s Biggest Night.
And if you’re as big of a fan of Meryl Streep as MJ is — you can have a “Meryl Marathon!” Despite being one of the most critically acclaimed actors today, it has been 29 years since her last Oscar win — believe it or not! Her current nod for “The Iron Lady” (for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress) may change that — and makes her the most nominated actress to date with 17 total nominations. Wowza! Don’t forget to refresh your “Meryl Memory” by watching “Kramer vs Kramer” (also streaming on Netflix) for which she won her first Oscar.
And with that, MJ has got enough in his “Instant Queue” to keep him busy until Oscar Sunday! What do you have on your “must watch” movie list?
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February 15, 2012
MJ Fave: Rokform iPhone Cases — Durable & Fashionable!
Well, they sent me one of my own to check out — and I can tell you that its the most durable iPhone case I have had yet — but also very fashionable! (People keep stopping me at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to ask me who makes my case!)
Fun fact for my techie readers: Rokform was an honoree for CES 2012 Innovations Design and Engineering Award and the Rokbed v.3 was recognized as the first phone case ever to have an integrated mounting feature.
Have a tendency of dropping your phone? Rockform cases will let you do your thang — but hide the battle wounds!
December 16, 2011
MJ FAVE: SOL REPUBLIC Customizable Colorware Headphones
Being a blogger has its perks…
On a regular basis, MJ is sent products to review (everything from food/beverage to skincare products to technology) but sometimes we come across something too fab to not share!
Meet SOL REPUBLIC headphones.
Thanks to this brand’s wildly exciting Colorware option, the colors of the headphones are totally customizable (see above for our personalized Micah Jesse Tracks HD pair; retail $250). The sound is incomparable, they’re uber-comfortable, and they’re practically indestructible (the headband is made of polymer technology, making them impossible to break!)
Celebrity fans of the brand include Jessie And The Toy Boys, DJ Steve Aoki, Xzibit, and Benny Benassi.
This is a great gift for the Holidays! MJ Approved!Read More
October 28, 2011
MJ Fave: Jessie J — You’ll Love Her, Too, After Watching These Three “Peach Picked” Videos!
MJ interviewed her a few months ago for his TV segment “Plus 1″ on Music Choice on-demand (she was a doll!) but we’re not sure she’s getting the credit she deserves here in the US-of-A.
She calls her fans her “heartbeats!” How could you not love her? She’s nice. She’s gorgeous. And she has one of the most incredible voices in music right now.
…And that’s real talk!
So, MJ “peach picked” his favorite Jessie J clips from around the web so you can learn to love her as much as we all do… If you’re a fan, click “like” (up there!) and Tweet/Facebook (down there!) to share the Jessie J love with your friends!
October 13, 2011
MJ Fave: Barry’s Bootcamp – The Best Workout In The World!
Lucky for me, this L.A. fitness craze has made its way to the “The Big Apple,” and people are flocking from near and far to find out what makes this “the best workout in the world” — including me!
Just ask celebrities like Kim, Kourtney or Khloe Kardashian, Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Lopez, Ali Larter, Christina Applegate, Jake Gyllenhaal, Teri Hatcher (…just to name a few!) who all swear by this workout — to get that “Hollywood bod” they all want…and ultimately need.
For me, it’s all about looking and feeling good, and one thing I love about BBC (that’s the insider nickname!) is that there’s a really positive and nurturing environment. The trainers work tirelessly to create workouts that are challenging, but more importantly, smart, so that you’re working out all the muscles that you can in the one hour you’re in class. The trainers carefully craft their classes to funky remixed beats (think Top 40 — all jazzed up to the tune of your workout!) and you’ll likely enjoy it so much you may forget how challenging the workout is.
Watch the video below as BBC co-owner Joey Gonzalez and I take you behind-the-scenes of Barry’s Bootcamp NYC:Read More
October 2, 2011
MJ Fave: David Guetta & Sia – Titanium
We can’t stop listening to this track!!! It’s an every day kind of thing!
Please get into the amazingness that is David Guetta and singer-songwriter Sia – for their scorching hot track “Titanium.”
Listen here:Read More
September 30, 2011
MJ Fave: “The Self Esteem Act” — Learn More About It Here!
Have you ever heard of “The Self-Esteem Act?”
No? Okay, read on…
Seth Matlins, former head of marketing at CAA (Creative Artists Agency) and former CMO of LiveNation, recently decided to forego a very successful Hollywood career in favor of forwarding a women’s movement with a website called OffOurChests.com (a site meant to give women a place to share their own stories so they can in turn help another woman change hers for the better) — and now — a campaign to secure legislation for the ”Self Esteem Act.”
What this would do is require all magazine, movie posters, advertisements and editorials where the human form has been modified by Photoshopping or airbrushing to a meaningful degree include ”truth in advertising” labels.
Love this (even more)!
He launched this in response to the many studies out showing the rate of girls and women that are not satisfied with their body type due to societal pressures and the deeply negative effects are too hard to ignore. Here are some statistics: 50% of 13-year-old girls are unhappy with their bodies. By the time they’re 17, 800,000 out of 1 million of them will be unhappy. 80% of adult women feel insecure about their looks after seeing images of women as depicted in the media. 80% feel worse about themselves after being “entertained”!
Don’t love that!
September 1, 2011
MJ Fave: The 2011 U.S. Open In New York City!
Hi Sweet Peaches!
I’m back with a new MJ Fave – and this time you may (or may not) be surprised that I have a newfound affection for the U.S. Open.
Earlier this week, a messenger dropped by Micah Jesse Headquarters with a coveted ticket to the annual tennis tourny. If that wasn’t exciting enough, it came with an invitation to be a VIP Guest of Moët & Chandon in their swanky suite. (Eeeeek!)
Well, as a first-timer to the U.S. Open, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I figured I’d probably see Vogue editrix Anna Wintour mean-muggin’ on the jumbotron (which she was) and possibly spot a few other celebs if I squinted real hard…
But, boy, was I wrong!
Those two smiley dudes in the photo up there represent two third’s of the GRAMMY Award-winning group Lady Antebellum (Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood) and they were also VIP Guests of Moët. Hillary Scott, the missing third, was not at the game, but filling in was Charles’ gorgeous wife, Cassie. If you’re a Lady Antebellum fan — let me tell you — these guys are a class act. Seriously the nicest, most down-to-earth “famous people” I’ve ever met… I can’t tell you how much I love that! The longtime friends and bandmates were in town to catch a glimpse of tennis pros Roger Federer and Serena Williams tear down the house. (Both won, surprise surprise!)
Oh — and that’s not all. Actor Chris McDonald of “Happy Gilmore” fame was in the suite as well. Another truly stand-up guy. He chatted me up, asking about my little website and how it got started, and he filled me in on his NBC show, “Harry’s Law,” co-starring actress Kathy Bates, whom he swears is just as funny in person.
What a day, y’all. Thank you for everything Moët & Chandon. What an unbeatable first experience at the U.S. Open!
After the jump, watch Lady Antebellum’s music video for “Need You Now!” (more…)Read More
August 29, 2011
MJ Fave: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf — Now Open In NYC!
As MJ told you a few weeks ago, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf – the coffee chain made famous on the West Coast – has been in the works to open it’s very first New York outpost.
Well – good news Coffee Bean lovers! The very first location is now open on 39th & Broadway, just a few blocks from Bryant Park and Times Square.
It’s always the first stop when I get off the plane in Los Angeles — no exceptions — and a daily must-stop every day thereafter. So, I couldn’t be happier to have it just a hop, skip and a jump away — here in The Big Apple!
MJ Recommends: Get an ice blended (all flavors are excellent- but to be a real CB&TL insider, order a java chip ice blended- it’s not even on the menu!). If you’re not a coffee fan, no problem, get their frozen lemonade. It’s heavenly!Read More