If there’s one girl that we’re totally crushing on, it has got to be Gretta Monahan. A successful entrepreneur, style expert, mom, author and just all around coolest chick you’ll ever meet, Gretta embodies everything that we MsFits can’t get enough of.
What started as one hair salon on the outskirts of Boston many years ago, bloomed into Gretta Enterprises which includes boutiques (one of our all-time faves, GrettaLuxe), spas and salons (where I get the best color by Laurie, Grettacole), media ventures, and her book, Style and the Successful Girl (which every girl should have glued to her nightstand). She is also a beauty and fashion contributor on the Rachael Ray Show and Good Morning America, has an amazing blog which you guys should definitely follow, Grettastyle and if that’s not impressive enough, Thursday nights, grab your popcorn and check out Gretta and her co-host, the fabulous stylist, Robert Verdi on TLC’s Brides Gone Styled (Thursdays at 9:30pm).
As a mom to her 5 year old son, wife, style maven, local girl, friend to the stars and friend to Ms Fit for Society, we are beyond thrilled that Gretta took some time for us to be our newest feature! If you ever are lucky enough to meet Gretta, let me tell you, her smile will warm up your day and her enthusiasm about whatever it is you’re talking about will inspire you. It is women like Gretta that make us believe that there are amazing women out there that keep empowering one another, pushing us over hurdles, believing in ourselves and our businesses and we couldn’t be more proud to call Gretta our newest Ms Fit!
WHAT IS KEEPING YOU BUSY THESE DAYS?
The last couple of months I’ve been busy doing appearances and make-overs and promoting my new show, Brides Gone Styled! My co-host, Robert Verdi and I are giving guidance and style advice to unconventional brides as they find the perfect dress. It will air all summer long on TLC. When I’m not in New York taping my new show, I’ve been splitting my time between Wellesley and Boston since we’re in the midst of (a major) renovation of my salon, Grettacole in Wellesley. I’m so excited to unveil the amazing transformation later this summer!
WHAT ARE YOU LOVING IN FITNESS AND FASHION RIGHT NOW?
I live steps from Central Park so I like to walk and run with my son at the Jaclyn Onassis Reservoir when the weather is just right. Since my businesses are in Wellesley and Boston, I’ve worked with Future Shapes trainers, Deedee and Jill – I’ve trusted them for over 20 years. I love going to Soul Cycle classes in New York, Chestnut Hill, and Bridgehampton. It’s easy, fast, and in every city that I’m in! When I can’t get to a class I count on Brook Burke’s Booty Burn when I’m traveling and I’m living in the new fitness fashion line, Caelum Lifestyle.
You can find Gretta everything on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, @grettamonahan and make sure to stop and shop at her beyond impeccable shop, Gretta Luxe in Wellesley and say hello!