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STYLE

THE CASTUCCI BY CREATIVE RECREATION

October 15, 2016

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This collab with Creative Recreation was so much fun to do and shoot with Marley Cumbee. I recently featured the other shoe The Deross that was released for their fall collection on the blog and here you have another slice of sole heaven from the collection called The Castucci. I’m always a fan of a sleek black and white sneaker and this shoe has a nice sense of versatility to it because of it’s sporty/dressy hybrid design. You can take this shoe from the basketball court to the cocktail lounge depending on how you dress with it. Pair them with a nice pair of joggers during the day or black skinnys, chinos or even dress pants for a night out on the town. I love versatility and The Castucci wins major. It comes in black white or black olive. Shredded Skinny Stretch Jeans by Topman AAA. King Cut Shirt by Tribe Kelley. Arrow Pendant Necklace by Topman. Classic Sheffield Watch by Daniel Wellington.

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STYLE

GUESS ORIGINALS CAPSULE COLLECTION

October 15, 2016

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Love love love a little throwback. Anything that brings me back to the halcyon days of the 90s brings bliss to my heart. Guess has just launched their latest fall capsule collection Guess Originals. Everything is detailed with vintage Guess designs with a modern day fit with modern fabrics. I’m all about good fit. I love good vintage pieces for all their novelty and glory but sometimes I have to get them custom tailored (not a bad thing) to fit me just right. This collection comes ready to wear, and the fit is lit. I’ve got a couple pieces on my way and I can’t wait to add them to my collection. I’m living for the shearling jacket, the white tee with the vintage guess logo, the oversized Los Angeles denim jacket, and the carpenter jeans. The t-shirts, two pairs of jeans and 2 of the denim jackets are available now. The rest will be out in the next coming weeks. Check out the rest of this fantastical collection below:

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GROOMING // BEAUTY

HEARTSPRING LIP BALM

October 11, 2016

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If you know me personally, you may know that I have a low key obsession with chapstick. Gotta love soft lips, amirate?!

So I wanted to share with you the lip balm that’s been giving my lips life AF… HEARTSPRING. It’s hand poured and crafted not only here nearby in Santa Monica, Calif. but created by my super duper hot and amazing Vanderpump Rules cast mate and friend/unicorn/supermodel/fashionista Kristina Kelly. All lip balms are made with natural ingredients like
Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Sweet almond oil, Shea butter, Vitamin E oil and essential oils. They come in Coconut + Rose, Lavender + Honey (My fav), Rosemary + Vanilla, and Lemon + Sage.

Grab some good good for UR lips HERE and be sure to follow my girl Kristina and Heartspring on Instagram.

STYLE

THE DEROSS FOR CREATIVE RECREATION

October 11, 2016

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I did a collab this summer for Creative Recreation to launch their new fall line. The first of two I will share is my fav of the bunch: THE DEROSS. It’s a versatile, fashionable running inspired low top that is so comfy, you can take it from the gym to the streets and everywhere else. It comes in red, navy, charcoal and black white dot mesh. These are seriously so comfortable and the sports mesh lining really give you amazing breathability. This series was shot by Marley Cumbee.

MY MUSIC

ANIMAL OUT ON ITUNES

October 4, 2016


V excited to share with my 2nd single that was just released on Itunes, Spotify, Apple Music and everywhere else. This is the 2nd song I wrote that will also be available on my upcoming debut EP due out later this October. The song was produced by Johnny James and Artem. Since my breakup last summer, I’ve been through quite the rollercoaster of emotions and growth. This upcoming album embodies every ounce and moment of that journey and I can’t wait to share it with you all. Thank you for listening, supporting and loving me as much as I love you. Enjoy and do me a fave by following me on Spotify.

XO

FOOD // DRINKS

PETIT TROIS OMELETTE WITH PUMPKIN GOAT CHEESE

October 4, 2016

October is officially here and I couldn’t be more excited. I love Halloween, and all the haunted house around the Los Angeles area keep raising the bar year after year. Hoping to hit Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights, Knottscary Farms, The Queen Mary and more in the next couple weeks.

Tis the season for pumpkin everything. I had a craving for a french omelette I had at Ludo Lefebvre’s Petit Trois here in LA and decided to run to the store to make it at home for my sister and I. The pumpkin products at Whole Foods and Trader Joes were everywhere…and I ain’t mad. So when I stumbled upon Montchevre Pumpkin Goat Cheese from Whole Foods…of course I decided to modify my recipe for the October season. I sauteed some shitaake mushrooms in garlic and voila…an omelette fit for October. Try it out and let me know what you think!

PETIT TROIS OMELETTE WITH PUMPKIN GOAT CHEESE

Ingredients

SERVINGS: MAKES 1
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons butter of your choice
Garlic salt
Freshly ground white pepper
1 ounce Montchevre pumpkin goat cheese
1 tablespoon finely chopped chives

FOR THE MUSHROOMS:
1 pack of shitaake mushrooms
1 tbsp minced garlic

Whisk eggs until well combined, until no strands of egg whites remain. Heat 1 tbsp of butter in an 8″ non stick pan over medium heat. When butter begins to foam (not sizzle) add eggs and season with salt. I like to use a rubber spatula for omelettes cause it’s easier to control. Stir the eggs quickly, constantly moving in a figure 8 motion scraping down the sides of the skillet to avoid dry bits. The key is to keep everything evenly cooking. Making the perfect omelette isn’t a marathon, slow and steady FTW. As soon as the eggs begin to coagulate (about 2 minutes), shake the pan to evenly distribute any uncooked egg. Keep stirring and moving pan in a circular motion until eggs are cooked through on the bottom, but still kinda runny on top or as the french call it “baveuse” . Remove pan from heat and let it sit for a minute to help the omelette breathe and keep it’s smooth texture. Spoon dollops of cheese down the center of the omelette. Add the other tablespoon of butter to the pan as you fold the omelette in 1 ½” intervals using the spatula and eventually roll it out on a plate. The butter will help the omelette literally roll off the still warm pan. You can rub a bit of butter on top of the omelette to make it nice and shiny and finish off with the chopped chives for a garnish. If you wanna try the mushrooms I made I heated up 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet, added a tablespoon of minced garlic and sauteed the mushrooms for a bout 5 minutes on medium heat.

Bon appetite bbs.

MUSIC I LOVE, PLAYLISTS

JESSE PLAYS // 01

October 3, 2016

Music has and always will be my main source of inspiration. Growing up in small town Missoula, Montana, I would spend countless hours and nights scouring the internet for anything new, old, fresh, classic etc to get my fix. Sharing new music thrills me even more, and my friends are always asking for recommendations all the time. And if you haven’t heard my latest single I just released, I’ve conveniently added it to the playlist. I hope you love it as much as I do. Come back every Monday for my favorite songs of the week.

Love U lots.

JM

FITNESS, TRAVEL

WISDOM TREE HIKE

September 30, 2016

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To kick start the blog I wanted to share some photos from one of my favorite hikes in Los Angeles…WISDOM TREE.  If you are traveling and visiting LA, you gotta check out this hike.  Runyon Canyon is really popular, but I’m gonna save that for another day.  Wisdom Tree is special to me.   It’s roughly about a 1 hour hike roundtrip up and down, and the views are breathtaking. Once you get to the top, there is a lone tree that survived the wild forest fires in LA and a bunch of rock formations piled up around the tree. In between the rocks, people have left love letters, diary entries, lyrics, notes, etc. It’s a really beautiful thing for us Angelenos to have such an incredible place to escape to…while getting your fitness on. There’s also a huge american flag wavering in the wind. And not one, but two stunning views of central Los Angeles/Downtown and Burbank and the valley on the other side. You can even see Hogwarts peeking out from Harry Potter Land at Universal. 🙂 If you’re in LA and looking for a good hike…go to Wisdom Tree and bring tons of water.

EVERYTHING ELSE

WELCOME TO JUST LIKE THAT JESSE

September 30, 2016

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HI FRIENDS.
V EXCITED TO WELCOME YOU ALL TO MY NEW LIFESTYLE BLOG. IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING, BUT THE TIME HAS NEVER FELT SO RIGHT. LOOK FORWARD TO COMING HERE FOR ALL THINGS MUSIC, STYLE, FOOD, BEAUTY/GROOMING AS I SHARE WITH YOU THE DAILY INSPIRATIONS I FIND IN BEAUTIFUL LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA AND BEYOND. I LITTLE INTRO FOR NEW FRIENDS THAT ARE HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME. I’M AN INDIE POP MUSICIAN AND JUST RELEASED MY SECOND SINGLE “ANIMAL” FROM MY UPCOMING EP THAT’S BEING RELEASED IN OCTOBER. CHECK IT OUT ON SPOTIFY, ITUNES, APPLE MUSIC AND EVERYWHERE ELSE! I ALSO WORK AT MECHE SALON IN BEVERLY HILLS AND SPECIALIZE IN CUTS, STYLING, KERATIN TREATMENTS AND EXTENSIONS SO BE SURE TO LOOK OUT FOR UPCOMING TUTORIALS THAT I WILL BE POSTING ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL AS WELL. IF YOU WANNA BOOK AN APPOINTMENT HEAD TO WWW.styleseat.com/JESSEMONTANA> CAN’T WAIT FOR ALL THESE EXCITING NEW HAPPENINGS.

LOVE U LOTS.
JM