The Man Behind Style and Pepper

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I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Jessie (fab creator of the blog Style and Pepper) on a couple different occasions: first at Alt in 2012, and again at a small dinner when I was in New York last May. She’s always fun to talk to and learn from, and when I look back on it now, I can remember one thing that the other girls we were with would always mention: how much they adored her husband Gerard. Described as funny and an all around great guy, I was very curious to learn more about him as today’s Man Behind the Blog. And now I totally get what all the other ladies have been saying. Gerard is hilarious, warm, and supportive, and his answer to what he doesn’t get about the blog world elicited a big “AMEN!” from me. Any guesses as to what he said?


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  1. Rachelle wrote:

    Victoria I wish you knew how I look forward and love this series. I think he’s one of my favorite guy so far, I adore his response to “what you don’t get about blogging”.


    27 Feb 2013 · Reply
  2. Tanvi wrote:

    He sounds like a delight. How supportive and kind. Love Style & Pepper and now glad to meet Mr. Pepper.

    As always, love this series Victoria.

    ∞ © ∞

    27 Feb 2013 · Reply
  3. I love this series. You can really see how supportive and loving the men are. But more than that, they all seem to really respect their women for their blogging efforts – it’s just so nice to see!

    27 Feb 2013 · Reply
  4. So sweet. Love the fact that he brags about her to everyone :) Haha

    Another great one!

    27 Feb 2013 · Reply
  5. christin wrote:

    I am a huge fan of Mr Pepper!

    27 Feb 2013 · Reply
  6. Nancy wrote:

    What a darling man. I love that he said he had no idea what starting a blog meant and how it would take off over the years. My hubs is at the ‘have no idea’ what this means stage, other than my hours in from of the computer.
    xo Nancy

    27 Feb 2013 · Reply
  7. Emily wrote:

    This is my favorite series of yours (and it is hard to pick one). I love discovering new blogs, as well as hearing about the supportive men in some of my favorite blogger’s lives.

    27 Feb 2013 · Reply
  8. This is such a cute idea! It’s nice to see husbands being supportive of their wives. And he seems genuinely supportive!

    27 Feb 2013 · Reply
  9. brighton wrote:

    ha! I’ve been waiting for THIS ONE! What a cute couple :) love it!

    27 Feb 2013 · Reply
  10. JESSIE wrote:

    MY SWEETIE PIE!!!! :) I love this dude more than words can even express, and it’s so fun to see him featured on one of my favorite sites! Thanks, V! Now let’s figure out how to make a long-distance double-date happen!? :P XOXO

    27 Feb 2013 · Reply
    • vmacandcheese wrote:

      You guys are too cute.

      27 Feb 2013 · Reply
  11. Love this series and seeing all the supportive guys! Mr. Pepper seems like a lot of fun!

    27 Feb 2013 · Reply
  12. Alexa wrote:

    I always get a giggle when I read this series and honestly I would probably totally read his blog if he ever started one. He sounds super interesting! :)

    27 Feb 2013 · Reply
  13. What a sweetheart! Love his answer about mean comments – I’ve NEVER understood why people have to be rude!

    27 Feb 2013 · Reply
  14. Meghan wrote:

    One of my favorite series on your blog <3

    xo Meg<3

    Meghan Silva’s Blog

    27 Feb 2013 · Reply
  15. cutest couple ever. wish they’d stayed in KC juuuuust a little bit longer :)

    27 Feb 2013 · Reply
  16. Wow! I love this post. Love it! I follow your blog and completely missed this series altogether. Thanks doe sharing.

    27 Feb 2013 · Reply
  17. Chelsea wrote:

    Aw. What a sweetie. This is such a great series. Jessie is so dynamic in person, isn’t she?!

    27 Feb 2013 · Reply
  18. Fleming wrote:

    you should do the man behind your blog!!

    2 Mar 2013 · Reply
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