Skinny margs in a freshly-saged sunroom? Don’t mind if we do. Los Angeles-based hat maker Janessa Leone’s life at home embodies California spirit and style as much as her designs do.

Minimalist-inspired and perfectly modern, Janessa’s designs could make a hat person out of anyone. Her work is LA craftsmanship at its finest, earning a well-deserved cult following among fashion fanatics and the trend-averse alike.

Janessa’s hats are a staple for us this summer — as is her philosophy on food and approachable daily workouts. Get inspired by her laid-back vibe with these travel tips from last summer, then meet her at home with one of our favorite interview series….

How do you take your coffee?


Daily breakfast:

Dream breakfast:

Cheesy crispy potatoes with an avocado, bacon and cheese scramble, and cinnamon croissant French toast

Food philosophy in one sentence:

A little chocolate cake won’t kill you.

Daily supplements:

Go-to juice or smoothie:

My boyfriend’s homemade green juice.

Do you have a favorite Pressed Juicery juice?

Kitchen tool obsession:

3 staples always in my pantry:

Olive oil, herbs de Provence, almonds.

Fave thing to cook for friends:

Breakfast – eggs Benedict and rosemary potatoes.

Wine or cocktails?

Cocktails – spicy margaritas.

Fave daily workout:

Walking the dog.

Strange wellness habit:

Daily baths with movies and spicy margaritas.

Making time to read this book:

My “crunchiest” habit:

Saging the house when I get home from work.

Always wearing ____ lately:

Always wearing Citizens of Humanity Olivia Jeans, a white tee shirt, and black boots lately.

At least once a week I cook…

If I could give just one piece of health advice it would be...

Stay consistent – good and bad health don’t happen overnight.

Room I hang out in most:


Would you share a healthy recipe you love to make at home?

Skinny margarita: 4 ounces tequila, 4 ounces fresh squeezed lime juice, 1 ounce raw honey, muddled Fresno chili and cilantro.

Head over to our Instagram today for a special giveaway inspired by Janessa’s recent pop-up with another TCM fave, Citizens of Humanity.

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