I have been hinting here and there recently that I have invested in some fabulous new eyewear…and I couldn’t be more pleased with the final result!
There’s an amazing eyewear boutique in my little town that is taking the visually-impaired community by storm…I have driven past it about a million times in the past year and a half since its doors were opened for business. Situated in the best possible spot on the corner of the town square, the outside of the building is appealing and ever so inviting. So many times I have found myself sitting at that red light that seems to last forever, gazing at the charming and very welcoming store front, and imagining what wonderful things lie inside EyeCrave Optics.
I have been stuck in an eyewear rut for quite some time, year after year falling back on my old staple of thick black frames. They were good and trendy and served me well…10 years ago. But I was in serious need of an update. And honestly, Walmart Vision and all of the other chain optical stores just were not doing it for me. I needed something special. Something fabulous. Something amazing. Something new. Like artwork for my face. I mean, I wear the damn things prominently on my face every single day of my life. Can I please have something stunning?! A little wow factor, perhaps?
So let me take you on a little visual tour of EyeCrave Optics.
*This is not a sponsored post. This is an honest review by a supremely satisfied customer.
Let’s go inside…
So this place is not just an eyewear boutique, it’s a freaking art gallery. As soon as you walk through the doors, you are literally surrounded by the most beautiful works of art, from the original paintings and murals that adorn the walls to the whimsically picturesque window displays to the intricate and creative designs of the eyewear itself. I have been wearing glasses for 35 years and I have never before witnessed such an incredibly unique and wonderfully elegant selection of the most beautiful eyewear I have ever seen. Okay, so I’m rambling on and on…just look for yourself! There are so many pretty things!
So you get it, right? This place is so visually stimulating and completely inviting that you just want to sit down with a cup of gourmet coffee and while away the afternoon. Then you are met with the friendliest of greetings by the owner, Optician Jody Shuler. He just sort of whisks you into a chair, briefly studies your face, asks what style you had in mind, then sweeps through his shop choosing frames that best meet your needs and flatter your bone structure. He presents you with trays lined with his personalized picks for you and, of course, a mirror. And as you try on each and every pair, you get a detailed response of why each frame works for you or why it does not. And as you remove each pair from your face, Jody delicately cleans them before returning them to their displays so that the next client is not subjected to sharing the oils and makeup of the previous client. All of this personalized attention and so many options and my butt never left the chair. He did all the work. Jody is your very own personalized eyewear stylist. And never in my 35 years of visual impairment have I received such knowledgeable and detailed service while choosing eyewear. It was refreshing, to say the least.
After trying on the largest and most beautiful selection of frames, I finally settled on these two-tone frames by Etnia Barcelona, crafters of “the highest quality eyewear in Europe”. Aren’t they so fabulous?!
Jody was generous enough to allow me to model some of his gorgeous sunglasses for my outdoor photos. Actually, he went a step further and even took the photos for me! I don’t think I can say much more about the quality of that service!
Here are some of my favorite picks from EyeCrave Optics.
If you are in need of a serious eyewear restyling like I was, want some fabulous artwork for your face, or just want to wow everyone you know, stop in and have a look around. If you are not local to the Watertown, New York area, Jody is more than willing to help you remotely. Just give him a call or send him a message. You can link up with him on his social media platforms below.
Even my favorite little guy (who also now wears glasses) loves this place!
So what do think…will boys make passes at this girl in glasses?!
And now for your favorite blog posts from last week’s linkup.
Anne of Pattern Recognition (but most of you know her as Anne of Spy Girl) shared her post #AtoZchallenge and #ifjm2017 — Conclusion. She created this amazing print of Fluevog Shoes and then she had a tee shirt dress created from it. Isn’t is so fabulous? It is totally on my current wish list and can be purchased from Redbubble for $45.00.
And Trina of Chunky Lady Melts (but most of you know her as Trina of Tipsy Heelz) shared her post And The Journey Begins to Weightloss. She is sharing this new journey with all of us in order to help and support others as well as to gain some support herself! Way to go, Trina! I am joining you on this one, for sure.
Frames, Fashion, and Footwear: Runway on the Square
By the way, follow along on my social media platforms as well as Jody’s for details about an upcoming Fashion Show that we are hosting on the square in Watertown, New York, on Thursday, June 1 at 5:00 p.m. We are collaborating with and will be showcasing fashions from local small businesses including EyeCrave Optics, Strut Boutique, Solitary Consignment, Avon Shoes, and, of course, Shelbee’s Shoppe.
Restyled on the edge,
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