Okay. We know everyone is trying to get in on the action…but we REALLY do care about the Earth and have been doing anything and everything possible to be green for the past 15 years. Seriously.
What other small retail store has a compost bin, gives used packing materials away to neighboring businesses, never buys any paper, emails receipts, puts LED bulbs in its outdoor sign, and reprimands its employees when they use disposable cups from Starbucks? Huh?!?
Sooooo, this year we will be hosting a bunch of workshops at Eye Spy…from making seed bombs, to creating terrariums in ball jars. Stay posted for the schedule! When we get all of our ducks in a row, we will post the dates and times right here. We promise. If you have any suggestions, hopes or dreams for workshops, feel free to email us!
Man oh man, are we ever excited for our March event! Let’s be real, we all could use a little pick me up in March.
On March 9th from 12-4pm, Eye Spy will be hosting our annual March Makeover Party. This year we decided to step up our game a little bit. Along with our usual lovely makeup artist Brenda, joining us this year will be Sky Cubacub, who specializes in a little more un-conventional makeup. She also is a master crafter of chainmaille jewelry. Who knew? Let me tell you, it is amazing! Sky will be modeling some of her pieces if you are interested.
We have also invited Hunter Gatherer Jewelry to join us! (She might let you sneak a peek at her new collection!) Hunter Gatherer Jewelry’s collection draws inspiration from the intangible experiences that add texture and meaning to our lives. We are head over heels for her work and know you will be too!
We will see you for some new makeup ideas, fresh new jewelry and snacks. Come on, you know you love some snacks….with some adult bevvies to wash them down;-)
Welcome to the first full week of 2013! We are so excited to ring in the new year with our very first Customer of the Week…Jessi! Jessi is jumping for joy in her new Anni Shades Glimpse frames! She looks awesome in the kelly green with the pop of yellow sandwiched in-between.
Jessi will be showing off her new frames at her new job as a Librarian! (It’s hard not to have the Music Man song go though your head. “ Marian…..Madam Librarian“). So, she’s a little excited!? New job, new city…. off to a good start Jessi!
Check out the Anni Shades Glimpse frame below. It’s the same shape as Jessi’s, but its natural cocobolo color is shining through with a red inlay peeking out to say hello. Or maybe you have been wondering how to combine your love of wooden frames with your favorite color: orange. Look no further…
Do you love these two pairs, but want to make your own color combo? The nice guys at Anni Shades will create a custom piece for you…right here in the Midwest.
Anywho…thanks for being our very first customer of the week for 2013, Jessi! You look great!
Note: The number 13 is our Queen of Specs’ lucky number, so this will *definitely* be Eye Spy’s lucky year!
I bet you are wondering,”What in the world is SHOP Lakeview?” Well… here’s how it works:
1. Shop locally and save your receipts in the provided envelope.
2. Collect $300 worth of receipts from 5 or more Shop Lakeview merchants between Nov. 1st and Dec. 31st.
3. Turn your envelope and receipts into the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce at 1409 W. Addison and receive $50 in SHOP Lakeview Dollars for every $300 in receipts.
Note: The SHOP Lakeview Dollars are redeemable at over 100 Lakeview Businesses. Check out the full list here!
It’s a no brainer, especially if you are shopping at Eye Spy Optical for simply spectacular eyewear where it is easy to spend over $300;-)
Help us celebrate the completion of our new storefront this Saturday with holiday festivities!
We will be toasting Bob Fields, the artist & father to the Queen of Specs, who created this masterpiece. Since we introduced our new logo and new website last year, we have debating on how to redo our storefront. After many, many, many iterations on Illustrator, many people consulted, and many google image searches…we realized that we had the perfect resource: Bob Fields! He worked on these four panels tirelessly everyday for a month. Then, he spent two weeks devising brackets and installing the panels. What a brilliant job! Bob’s work on the storefront really brings the whole place together.
We will also be welcoming the start of Chanukah with treats and dreidels. To top the day off, there will also be festivities along Lincoln Ave. from Diversey to Addison! Meet the Clauses, hear carolers, and see live ice sculpture carvers from 1-4 PM. Wow!
Finally, if that isn’t enough…we are participating in a CPS Book Drive! If you have new or gently-used children’s books and stuffed animals, please bring them to Eye Spy for donation through Saturday at 4 PM.
So come and join us for fun, treats, art and a little holiday merriment!
Did you know Optometry Giving Sight is the only global fundraising initiative that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error? There are at least 670 million people around the world that are blind or vision impaired simply because they do not have access to the eye exam and glasses that they need.
Optometry Giving Sight funds the solution by supporting programs that deliver:
Vision Care – eye exams, low-cost eye glasses and low-vision devices
Training – of optometrists, eye care personnel and their teachers
Infrastructure development – establishment and support of vision centers, eye clinics and schools of optometry
Help us spread the word about this wonderful organization and keep on LIKING our page!
I know what you’re thinking, “What do I get someone who has everything?” If it isn’t obvious, let us suggest a gift certificate from Eye Spy Who doesn’t want a pair of Simply Spectacular Eyewear?! Really.
Just call or email us and we will do all the work!
If you would like to pay for the gift certificate online, click the button BELOW…
Happy Holidays and happy gift-giving from the team at Eye Spy! xoxox.