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
September 18, 2013
Introducing The NYFU NYC Neighborhood Challenge — Details Inside!
New York City dwellers, I have a questions for you! Are you drawn to small apartments that you are proud to call your own, but have the dreaded problem of not being able to fit your friends in it? Will you sacrifice this just so you can live in the trendiest part of town?
Because I will! If you will too, then read on. And if you won’t… then read on. (more…)Read More
September 7, 2013
VIP Access: Backstage at MADE Fashion Week — HOT SHOTS!
Its New York Fashion Week and MJ is, of course, on the scene!
This year I am thrilled to have partnered with American Express to host their VIP Lounge at MADE Fashion Week at Milk Studios. After each runway show, the designers visit the lounge for an intimate Q&A.
So far, we have been fortunate to meet Louise Goldin, Costello Tagliapietra, Peter Som, Cushnie Et Ochs, and Alexandre Herchcovitch. Later in the week, card members will get a have to meet and greet designers from Hood By Air, Patrik Ervell, Ohnie Titel, Tim Coppens, Sophie Theallet, Timo Weiland, The Blonds, Jeremy Scott & more.
Videos from the runway… COMING SOON!!!!Read More
July 22, 2013
Twenty-Seven: A New Year Begins
I celebrated my birthday this week at JIMMY, the rooftop pool bar at The James Hotel and, boy, does it feel good to be 21… wink!
I slipped into my custom birthday suit (thanks to Moods of Norway) and sipped on spirits poolside with friends, family and even some familiar faces from television, including a stunning in silver Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Albie & Chris Manzo, Dean Sheremet, WWE Diva Alicia Fox, YouTube sensation Jessica Harlow and Keenyah Hill all came by to toast with me, thanks to an open spirits bar featuring ABSOLUT Vodka, Perrier-Jouet champagne, Heineken, Hint Water, and ZICO Coconut Water and bite-sized treats from Baked By Melissa and Treat House New York.
For more HOT SHOTS from the NIVEA for Men-sponsored soiree, keep reading!Read More
June 21, 2013
Celebrities Take Part In A Global Day Of Discovery — Watch The Video PSA!
North Shore Animal League supporter Beth Ostrosky Stern was spotted at Renaissance Hotels Global Day of Discovery on Wednesday in NYC spending time with adorable kittens and puppies that need to find a home.
150 properties participated in the movement around the world, to provide guests with something new to discover all on one day in over 35 countries. The New York Times Square Hotel partnered with the North Shore Animal League of America to provide New Yorkers the opportunity to adopt a pet on-site with their mobile pet adoption unit.
CLICK HERE to watch the Renaissance Hotels and The Creative Coalition Global Day of Discovery PSA featuring Patricia Arquette (“Boardwalk Empire,” “Medium”), Leslie David Baker (“The Office”), Tim Daly (“Private Practice”), Giancarlo Esposito (“Revolution,” “Breaking Bad”), Kevin McHale (“Glee”), Tracy Morgan (“30 Rock”), Beth Behrs (“Two Broke Girls”), and Josh Radnor (“How I Met Your Mother”)Read More
January 4, 2013
Safety Never Takes A Vacation: A Lesson Learned From Sandy
Everyone on the Northeast was affected one way or another by Hurricane Sandy. For many people, it was a traumatizing storm, that washed away entire homes. Others were without power for a week or more. One thing I think that everyone learned from that storm, one way or another, is that “safety never takes a vacation” (my Mom always told me this growing up). In other words, if they tell you to evacuate — do it — and there is no such thing as too much preparation!
MJ reader Allyson shared with me her love for candles (especially during the Holidays). I love them too (I am especially lusting over Fresh’s Sake candle right now). However, in a hurricane like the one we just experienced, sometimes a candle or two just wont cut it, especially in a city, when you have to trek up and down dozens of floors and your building is without power (I know too many people who experienced this). And who knows when this could happen again?!
I love my readers, and I want you all to be safe and prepared at all times, wherever you are. So, I am recommending this Stanley Tripod LED Flashlight (available using American Express Membership Rewards points) that is SO BOLD and SO BRIGHT a “little power outage” wouldn’t even phase you. This flashlight has innovative LED lights, a compact tripod design with hands-free convenience and a low power indicator.
“Santa Baby, hurry down the chimney tonight” (…and bring a flashlight!)Read More
December 5, 2012
Micah Jesse x American Express = Points For Presents Holiday Gift Guide!
It’s that “most wonderful time of the year” time of year and… you’re procrastinating sorting out your holiday gifts, aren’t you? And who doesn’t have those one or two people who are really, really difficult to shop for?! I know I do.
So that is why I am sooooooo thrilled to be an American Express ambassador for their #PointsForPresents Holiday program this year! Over the last few weeks I have been digging through their extensive catalog of goodies and I’ve compiled a few of my faves to help you — my fabulous and in-the-know readers — pick out some seriously stellar gifts (all shoppable using American Express Membership Rewards) that seriously everyone will love!
American Express helps ease the pain of shopping by allowing their Cardmembers to earn and use Membership Rewards points. Surely you already know you can earn points for almost every purchase you make (and with no expiration date)… But — did you know you can use your points on a wide variety of gift cards, retail purchases, travel and entertainment events? Aha!
KEEP READING TO SEE WHICH GIFTS ARE MY PEACH PICKS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON…Read More
October 24, 2012
Flashback From Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Fun, Fizz, and Flare! – VIDEO
Take a look at the clip below, currently on the homepage of DietPepsi.com, featuring interviews with designers Vera Wang and Nanette Lepore, renowned fashion editor Derek Blasberg and actress Abigail Breslin.Read More
October 22, 2012
VIDEO: Add Some “Fizz” To Your Wardrobe With Stripes This Fall!
According to top style bloggers and editors, adding stripes to your wardrobe will certainly keep you “in style” this season!
You can get fashion tips like these, check out behind-the-scenes videos and enter for the chance to win exciting daily rewards, all adding a little “fizz” to your day, by checking out the all-new DietPepsi.com!
Starting today, October 22, there are style tips from top bloggers, fashion editors & television personalities like Bryan Boy, Derek Blasberg, Harley Viera-Newton & E! News correspondent Alicia Quarles & more at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City.
But that’s not all — check out the site for fabulous daily prizes, including exclusive Diet Pepsi-inspired Baked by Melissa cupcakes, CoverGirl cosmetics, Rent the Runway gift cards and Spa Finder giveaways. Check it out daily to see if you are a winner!
Ummmmomg! Go go go!! What are you waiting for??? (more…)Read More
October 3, 2012
MJ Takes… The Katy Perry Popchips Pop-Up!
Katy Perry is all that and a bag of chips!
To celebrate their partnership, Micah Jesse headed to the Popchips Pop-Up at Westfield Garden State Plaza in New Jersey, to find out what it is about Katy that makes her the “ultimate pop star…” Hope you’re “wide awake” for this video!Read More
September 25, 2012
Backstage HOT SHOTS from the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards!
Did you watch the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards this year??? I’ve got it on my DVR, because I was busy hanging out backstage with presenters, nominees and winners — at the Emergen-C Inner City of Strength in The Presenters Gift Lounge backstage at The Nokia Theatre in Celebration of The 64th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards!
I had the pleasure of welcoming and chatting with stars from television’s biggest shows like Breaking Bad, Modern Family, Mad Men, New Girl, Damages, Homeland, Downton Abbey. Some of my favorite moments were with “30 Rock’s” Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan, “Modern Family” winner Eric Stonestreet, actresses Lucy Liu, Martha Plimpton, and Mayim Bialik (Blossom!!!), the iconic Glen Close & so many more…
I had so many favorite moments but here is Micah Jesse’s Top 5 Favorite Primetime Emmy Awards Moments for 2012:
- Actor, director and all-around intertainment industry legend Ron Howard stopped by the Emergen-C City of Inner Strength, where I was holding court, and told me that Super Orange was his favorite flavor because it reminded him of Tang, the popular drink from the “Happy Days” era. When asked where he’s residing these days, Ron said, “we really live in New York – we have an apartment in Santa Monica but most of our time is spent at our houses in Manhattan and Westchester County.” He went on to explain that he “grew up in Los Angeles and loves it here, but New York is now home.” Home to me, too, Ron!
- Giancarlo Esposito, who was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for “Breaking Bad”, was such a breath of fresh air! I asked the vivacious actor if he drank Emergen-C, he said, “Are you kidding me – I don’t travel without it!” If Giancarlo had a superpower, he told me he would actually have a dual-superpower…he would be able to read minds & fly. Love that!
- Who’s more fun than “30″ rock star Tracy Morgan? Easy answer — no one! The funnyman stopped backstage to kick his feet up and relax before the show was over and entertain us all. Tracy had us fizzing at the seams with hysterics. At one point he picked up the phone and said, “Tell Barack I’ll be right there!” You can actually watch a clip from Access Hollywood!
- Best known for playing Al Bundy on “Married With Children,” actor Ed O’Neill was celebrating an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series nomination for his role as Jay Pritchett on “Modern Family.” As much as he loves his role as an actor, Ed told me that ultimately, he wants to be best known for being a “super dad.” Awwwwwwww!!!! Mush!
- And last, but certainly not least, having a moment with actor Eric Stonestreet, who won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Cameron Tucker on “Modern Family.” The actor told me he is “super” at cooking and makes a mean steak. And he laughed off rumors of dating Charlize Theron but said he wasn’t mad about it! I wouldn’t be either!
All Photos: Gabriel Olsen/WireImage
Celebrity guests also walked away with gifts from: Bertolli® Sauces and Frozen Meals, Zerona (Body-Sculpting Treatments), New Balance (Minimus 1010′s), TiVo® (Premiere 4 DVR), New Era Cap Co., Black & Decker (PLATINUM Hand Vacs), CND (Shellac™ Manicures), Kipling, Ultimate Ears by Logitech, Aquaswiss Watches, Jill Reno Collection, Crunch Gym and more.Read More
September 25, 2012
VIDEO: Micah Jesse’s 3rd Century 21 Department Store Ambush Makeover!
This time, I’m back at Century 21 to take someone who is so set in their stylish ways… that they need an entirely new look!!
Watch the last and final installment in my Century 21 Department Stores Ambush Makeover Series… from “Plaid To Prep-tastic!”Read More
September 18, 2012
VIDEO: Micah Jesse’s 2nd Century 21 Department Store Ambush Makeover!
Helping people get out of their comfort zone is fun… especially, when it comes to fashion!
You saw my first “Daddy to Dapper” ambush makeover in the newly redesigned men’s department at Century 21 — and it was such a success — that I headed back for another round! This time, I wanted to take one lucky shopper out of his fashion comfort zone, going from Workwear to WOW-wear.
Watch the ambush and trendy transformation above and CLICK HERE for details about the giveaway for this Saturday, September 22nd. Be one of the first shoppers to spend $250 or more in the men’s department and you could receive a FREE Invicta watch (valued at $495). (more…)Read More
September 11, 2012
VIDEO: Micah Jesse’s First Century 21 Department Store Ambush Makeover!
Century 21 is one of my all time favorite department stores because of their insane selection of designer duds… yet, at a fraction of the cost!! More than anything, I love fashion that is affordable!
To help Century 21 launch their newly redesigned men’s department in Paramus, New Jersey, I am ambushing a few lucky male shoppers and giving their wardrobe a little whirl…Read More
June 14, 2012
CONTEST: Win Tickets To The Alabama Shakes Concert In NYC!
Summer is here and we are sooooo ready to celebrate! Are you?
So, here’s the deal – MJ has partnered with Cynthia Rowley and BAND-AID Brand yet again — but this time to offer one lucky MicahJesse.com reader (and their BFF) a chance to enjoy a fun night out in NYC!
You’ve probably heard of the Alabama Shakes, or even sang their songs in the car or dancing around your room, and now you have a chance to win tickets to see them LIVE at Summerstage in Central Park on June 24.
Check out all the details of how to win below and good luck!
How To Enter:
- ‘Like’ Micah Jesse on Facebook and ‘Like’ BAND-AID Brand on Facebook
- Leave a comment on the Micah Jesse Facebook page letting us know you’ve ‘liked’ both pages
- Concert date: June 24, 2012; Tickets are Guaranteed Admissions Passes to help you cut the line!
- Don’t forget the hash tag #HelloSummer!
Contest Details & Regulations:
- One  set of winners will win two Guaranteed Admissions Passes to the Alabama Shakes concert in NYC on June 24, 2012Read More
- Winners will be sent one exclusive Band Aid and Cynthia Rowley Beach Sport Kit
- Must be 18+ with valid ID to enter
- Must be a resident of New York City (or surrounding boroughs)
- Contest closes at 3 PM EST on Monday, June 18, 2012
- Winners will be notified by 5 PM EST on Monday, June 18 2012