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Sunny Essentials: Strolling at Seaport Village

Strolling at Seaport Village


Salt City Optics challenged select bloggers to create a board expressing what we think would be our “Sunny Essentials” for the summer, and where we would use them.  I’m a big fan of all of our local sites in San Diego, one of my favorites being taking a leisurely walk around Seaport Village.  I like to take walks in the late afternoon to early evening during the summer, right when it’s still light enough to throw a blanket down on the grass and bathe in the glow of the sun, but cool enough to enjoy the breeze while watching the sun dip into the horizon.  I’m lucky to live in a city where shorts and sunglasses are the standard, nearly all year round!

If you would like to purchase a pair of prescription sunglasses from Salt City Optics (like those awesome “Mulholland” ones by Spy, pictured above), use the code SUNNY20 to get 20% off at check out. Cheers!

Strappy tank top

Converse rose shoes
$81 – office.co.uk

Turkish beach towel


Eyeglass World Grand Opening in Vista

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Last month, I attended the media preview for the grand opening of Eyeglass World’s newest location in Vista.  Not only are they the only national retailer of prescription smart glasses (with brands like Google Glass and Vuzix), but they also have plenty of smart looking glasses as well!  I got to meet up with fellow San Diego Style Bloggers Nicholle of Top Knots and Pearls and Lilia of Curls & Fashion, and we were treated to snacks & champagne as we toured the lab, roamed the new store, and tested out several of the smart glasses.  I took lots of pictures, so I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed the event.  I’ll be back there to grab a new pair of glasses from their gigantic selection!

IMG_6198 (2) (933x1280)Eyeglass World Grand Opening 2IMG_6173 (2) (960x1280)There were so many cute styles, but you know me, I love a great cat-eye frame!

IMG_6164 (2) (1280x1280)The “Wearable Technology” section was impressive.  They had a great selection to choose from!

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IMG_6200 (2) (1280x1280)Look at Lilia trying on smart glasses!

IMG_6178 (2) (960x1280)Nicholle and I grabbed a picture together before getting a tour of the lab.

IMG_6194 (2) (1280x960)Eyeglass World Lab Collage 1IMG_6186 (2) (1280x928)Eyeglass World Lab Collage 2Chris, the lab manager, shows us the thickness of a lens before it is ground down to the correct prescription and fitted into a frame.  Then he showed us the machine where they test the strength of the lens.  A small metal ball is dropped onto the lens through that long chamber!

IMG_6283 (2) (1280x1280)Love my goodie bag, which includes my first ever pair of real Ray-Bans!  Thank you Eyeglass World for such a great night!

Socks & Sunnies: SPY x RicherPoorer

IMG_5800 (2) (1280x1280)At the end of May, I was invited to preview an awesome collaboration between two great California companies:  Spy Optic and RicherPoorer.  Spy Optic was founded in 1994 and is the largest independent eyewear brand in the US, celebrating their 21st year in business this year.  Their principal product is sunglasses, goggles and prescription frames, with it’s main headquarters based out of Carlsbad.  RicherPoorer is a company out of San Juan Capistrano, and their main product are socks for men, women and childern (performance and fashion) in addition to men’s underwear.  Their collaboration features Spy Optics Trancas and RicherPoorer socks in a fun polka-dot print.

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“One of the things we often talk about here at Richer Poorer is elevating everyday products through quality and design, so having the opportunity to partner with a company like SPY who has a similar vision was a lot of fun,” says Tim Morse, President of Richer Poorer. “Like socks, sunglasses tell the story of your personality and mood. We’re happy to have partnered with SPY to create a piece that’s notonly fun and distinct aesthetically, but delivers on quality in every way.”

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The launch party was held at Spy Optic’s Happy Camp, which is a fantastic combination of retail and entertainment space.  Walking inside, you see the store front with all of their Spy products, ranging from sunglasses, goggles and prescription glasses to clothing and headphones.  Further back, is a space suitable for dinner entertaining with tables and chairs, in addition to enclaves with sitting areas.  The most impressive area is the back lot, which could easily house a small concert or festival, with a stage area and bleachers!

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Spy Happy Camp!

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I. Want. These. GLASSES!  The top pair is my absolute favorite, which are the Mona in Fuchsia Sunset.  They are amazing in person.

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Tony Larson DJ

DJ Tony Larson, spinning VINYL, kids!

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Look who I rant into, Matt and Raul from Ironsmith Coffee, who provided hot beverages for the night!  I first met them at the Caffeine Crawl (post here).

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A selfie with Vince, Brand Manager for RicherPoorer…sort of?

Spy X RicherPoorer Collage 2Awesome gifts from the party.  I just love how happy everything is!  Thank you Bill & Holly of Remedy Communications, Spy Optic and RicherPoorer for inviting me!

SpyOpticRP1Edited to add that I wore the Spy Optic x Richer Poorer Trancas to the San Diego County Fair this weekend, and I love the Happy Lenses (it’s pictured above with my Bag Junki global clutch/crossbody)!  An outfit post will be coming soon!


Free Ray-Ban Giveaway from Eyeglass World on June 19th!

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I love sharing giveaways, and this will be a great way to kick off the weekend:  Eyeglass World will be giving away free Ray-Ban sunglasses on Friday June 19, 2015 to the first 100 visitors at their grand opening in Vista!  They will be handing out numbers from 7am-9am.  With the sun shining brighter than ever already, get there super early to score some great high quality sunglasses!

“Help us celebrate our Grand Opening on June 19th, and you could win a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses!

Starting at 9:00am, the first 100 people in line will receive a ticket for free Ray-Bans. You don’t have to buy anything to win, just be one of the first people to line up. See our Official Rules for full details.” – From the Eyeglass World website

This location is the first of eight to open in the Northern San Diego area.  Additionally, the grand opening of Eyeglass World marks the first retail offering of prescriptions for smart glasses in the San Diego area, which includes Google Glass!


Vista, CA Eyeglass World

North County Square
1811 University Drive Suite 102
Vista, CA 92083

Phone: (760) 726-4074| Fax: (760) 724-1966