the GREAT-ist

monday happy to you dollfaces. {katie here} ask my hunkiest, i am NOT a girl who will work for shoes. i don’t go gaga for gucci or get on my knees for nicholas kirkwood. i did once break out in a sweat for some tod loafers, but that was only because  derek lam, himself was hawking the driving shoe. rarely do i lose my shit over footwear. enter the greats a luxury men’s and women’s sneaker line out of brooklyn, new york. greats makes a gorgeous women’s sneaker the the royale that quickly sent my old, falling apart, and never quite comfortable adidas into the give-away bin. hand-made in italy and using premium full-grain leather {the kind that just gets softer with age and use} greats are sneakers made to last a lifetime. the more you wear these greats, the more the leather “gives” and the comfier + softer they become. i…

girl boss: tera stephens

happy monday lovers! we are back with one of our favorite series: girl boss! today we are featuring one of orange county’s most megababes: tera stephens, owner to the new, happening salon, TReSs Apothecary in lido marina village. tera lives in HB with her photographer husband justin and their 3 kiddos griffin 19, hudson 11 and harper 8.  when they aren’t at their salon, they can be found hanging with friends, visiting new places, snowboarding, or wake surfing behind their boat in parker, az. tera was gracious enough to stop by the blog to give us a glimpse into her busy, balanced, and beautiful life: give us a rundown on your typical work day? i’m up at 6am to squeeze in a 30 min ride on my peloton before I get the kiddos up and moving.  they get dressed and eat breakfast while i shower and my sweet hubby takes them to…