Mom Essentials: Gretta Monahan
The style expert shares her mommy must-haves
Jeans: J Brand has the best selection of styles and washes. It’s become a style staple.
T-shirt: Helmut Lang
Summer dress: A Stella McCartney printed maxi. This lux piece works with flip-flops or a sky-high wedge.
Swimwear: I love Missoni!
Jewelry: A vintage locket given to me by my love.
Accessory: The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. I love a woman wearing a man’s watch.
Non-diaper bag: My orange Hermès Birkin—it’s a classic!
Beauty product: Yes To Carrots anti-frizz serum. I can honestly say my hair has never behaved better!
Who cuts your hair ? Ted Gibson!
Where do you go to get the kid’s haircut? I do it myself at home—I’m pretty handy with scissors.
Kid’s shoes: Native—it’s the only pair he will keep on.
Favorite kid’s clothing brand: The Good Ones is a newer line that’s just for the little guys.
Sneakers: Acrobat, wedge trainers from Topshop.
Novel: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Children’s book: Anything by Sandra Boynton.
Music to listen to with the kids: We expose Kai to all genres for a well-rounded experience.
Brunch spot: EJ’s Luncheonette—it’s loud!
Vacation spot: The Hamptons
Family-friendly restaurant: Mario Batali’s Eataly
App for the kids: Talking Carl makes us all giggle.
Food to make with the kids: Pasta—it’s fun to use different shapes and mix-ins.
Place to get kid’s birthday party cake: Carlo’s Bakery
Favorite candle: Voluspa’s Saijō Persimmon is my current favorite.
Favorite stationery? I keep a supply from DL & Co.
Stroller: Rachael Ray gave me the Bugaboo Cameleon.
Organizational tool: I cannot survive without my iPhone/iPad combo.
Healthy snack to share with the kids: Edamame beans.
Best Mother’s Day gift? Breakfast in bed.