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Beer and Chocolate Tasting!

Written by on March 31st 2017

Chocolate and Beer…2 great tastes that taste great together! Don’t believe me? Join us for a tasting of 4 artisan-made chocolate truffles matched with 4 craft beers and by the end of the evening you will definitely be a believer!IMG_4191

A cicerone from Bitter Pops  will be on-site educating participants on the carefully chosen beer selections and a chocolatier from Katherine Anne Confections will be leading the tasting.

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Katherine Anne Confections uses fair trade chocolate, locally sourced diary, and seasonal ingredients in each of her hand dipped truffles and other delightful confections. We have tried a few of their delectable chocolates and trust me, they are every bit as delicious as they look!

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Bitter Pops is a neighborhood beer shop that specializes in American Craft and International beer. They have a tasting room in the back where you try a sampling of wonderful beer on tap as well as an extensive selection of beer and cider to take home. If you are looking for something, but you don’t quite know what to get, their staff is full of beer-loving and knowledgeable folks that are easy to talk to and who make fantastic recommendations.

Friday, April 21 from 5-7pm

Reservations are required. The cost is $25/person for the tasting.

Only 12 spots are available, so register now at: http://bit.ly/2nH629M

 

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Pajamas + Friday the 13th at Eye Spy

Written by on January 11th 2017

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Our favorite day of the year is Friday the 13th…and our favorite outfit is pajamas! So, we have decided to put it all together and and have a little par-tay! Woo, hoo!

This January 13th from 11-7pm, we will be wearing our jammies at work, while dipping cookies into our hot cocoa . You are invited to join us. We will have board games, and be sharing our cookies and cocoa with you:-)

And since our January Sale is in full-swing….we will be giving 10% off on lenses with the purchase of a sale frame on Friday only!

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, Anni Shades, Caroline Abram, EVENTS!, Francis Klein, Mykita, Niloca, Piero Massaro, Rapp, RES/REI, Sabine Be., Theo

Getting Ready for Our January Sale!!

Written by on December 30th 2016

Who doesn’t love a sale? Last year, we had people waiting at our door on the first day of our sale! And for good reason.

We have select styles of Mykita, Gentle Monster, Francis Klein, Anne et Valentin, Theo, Niloca and more on sale for 25%, 50% and 75% off! We even ordered over 50 frames exclusively for our sale that we are marking-down right now …so stop by starting on Monday, January 2 for the best selection!

Did you know that we are open everyday in January?! Yep….so you have plenty of chances to scoop up a great deal, and have no time for excuses! Our January Hours: Sunday & Monday from 12-5pm, Tuesday through Friday from 11-7pm and Saturday from 10-6pm.

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, EVENTS!, Francis Klein, RES/REI, Theo

November Trunk Shows!!!

Written by on October 11th 2016

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It’s that magical time of year again! Trunk Show month at Eye Spy! Every Saturday in November! We’ve got all of our favorite lines scheduled to make an appearance! Check out the line up below!

Saturday, November 5th: Francis Klein

Dixie, Francis Klein’s daughter, is flying in from Paris with her bags full of their gorgeous and glittery new 2017 collection. Select  your favorite shape, stones & colors and have a custom sparkly pair made just for you! 

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Saturday, November 12th: Anne et Valentin

Anne et Valentin’s  Spring 2017 collection is full of pretty surprises. Easy to wear shapes are mixed with fantastic colors and materials. Anne et Valentin is doing what they do best – which is why they are always a favorite.

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Saturday, November 19th: Theo

Theo never disappoints, and this year is no exception! Bright colors and modern graphic shapes aplenty, the 2017 collection is full of fun and surprises! Their new asymmetrical EyeWitness series is a play on “connect the dots” and is certainly a Must See for anyone who is looking for something a bit out-of-the-ordinary. 

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Saturday, November 26th: Double-Header:
Res/Rei and Kirk & Kirk

Res/Rei is known for its superb quality and deceptively simple designs. Made in Italy, its craftsmanship really shines. Beautiful color combinations that are easy to wear, and soft shapes that flatter both men and women are the hallmark of Res/Rei.

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And last but not least…introducing Kirk & Kirk Kaleidoscope! Funky shapes and colors so good you might want to eat them, are what Kirk & Kirk are all about. We promise that if you try them on, you will want one, or two, or three for yourself!

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For a private showing on the Sunday following each show, call us at 773.477.2670 or email us at [optician at eyespyoptical.com] for an appointment. 

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18th Birthday Bash & Niloca Trunk Show!

Written by on September 24th 2016

We are now officially old enough to VOTE!

Celebrate with us on Saturday, October 1st from 11-5pm with a Niloca Trunk Show…and register to vote! 

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Niloca’s designer will be here direct from Australia, with his entire collection of eyewear for unabashed, confident eyewear connoisseurs, who pave a path to the highest peak and shout from its summit, “HERE I AM WORLD, TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT!!”

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We shot our most recent lookbook this past summer…
and captured some great shots with Niloca’s incredible designs along the shoreline of the Chicago River.

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This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the Niloca collection, as the designer is touring the US and only stopping in a few cities, directly after the yearly eyewear show in Paris!

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But Wait, There’s More!
Did we mention that we will be registering voters *and*
awarding prizes & discounts if you cast your mock vote at Eye Spy?!?!

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We will have some lovely volunteers who will be happy to help you register to vote, which will be super-easy thanks to Rock The Vote but don’t worry, if you can’t make it, you can click on this handy dandy link and Register to Vote Here!!!

 

 

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, Anni Shades, Caroline Abram, EVENTS!, February 31st, Francis Klein, Gentle Monster, Kaenon, Niloca, Oliver Goldsmith, Rapp, RES/REI, Rigards, Spectacular Sunglasses, Super, Theo, Thierry Lasry, Unique Frame Lines

August Sunglass (and more!) Sale

Written by on July 29th 2016

2015_sunglass_saleWe are getting ready for our AUGUST SUNGLASS SALE !! Once a year, we round up all of our sunglasses, and go a little bananas on the discounts. 

All sunglasses are on sale from the beginning to the very end of the month! Come by and take advantage of discounts from 10-75% off of almost every pair of sunglasses in the store. Yowza! Just to add to the crazy of the sale, we have also put a a few of our eyeglasses lines on sale for 25% to 75% off!

Come by and let us fit you with lovely sunnies to enjoy for the rest of the summer… and throughout the winter!

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Eye Spy will be Poppin’ up at Randolph St. Market!

Written by on July 22nd 2016

Join us at Randolph St Market on Sunday, July 31st!

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Looking for something fun to do on you weekend? Love antiques and quirky treasures? Enjoy eating at food carts? Then get your butt over to Randolph St Market and enjoy a day of scavenging at Chicago’s best place to shop for vintage furniture, fashion, clothing, jewelry, antiques, art, indie designer & handbags and glasses!

Iris, the Airstream, will be poppin’ up at the Randolph St. Market again this year and she can’t wait to meet you!

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The Queen of Specs will be there to help you find your perfect pair of frames – selecting from a variety of fun and funky glasses and sunglasses.

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The fabulous Melissa Yen of Jo Snow will also be joining us for the market, serving up specialty snow cones to keep you cool! So make sure you stop by and get a treat!

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The Deets:

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SHOP INDOORS & OUTDOORS
FROM 300+ VENDORS

JULY 31 -Sunday 10am-5pm
1340 W Washington Street, Chicago

$8 General Admission/Kids Under 12 Free

For more ticket info go to: http://www.randolphstreetmarket.com

Can’t wait to see you there!

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Lakeview Live Concerts on the Curb #2 – Electric Boogaloo!!!

Written by on July 22nd 2016

Get Your Boogie On…AGAIN!!!

Join Eye Spy Optical on Thursday, July 21 for Lakeview Live Concerts on the Curb!

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Iris the Airstream had a wonderful time at the June concert! She will be on vacaction in Wisconsin this year, but we will still have plenty of eyewear and sunglasses:-)

This fabulous event is being hosted by the Lakeveiw Chamber of Commerce, Chicago Music Exchange and Lagunitas Brewing Company and businesses up and down the block will be gettin’ their groove on to celebrate with sidewalk sales, pop-ups etc!

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The bands were great and there were tons of activities for the kiddos – including a GIANT Connect 4 board that you have to see to believe!
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And there was beer! Did we mention the beer? Lagunitas was pouring some of their best and most delicious beverages. You definitely won’t want to miss out on that!

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AND again….since Iris’s favorite season is summer, we will be giving all of our lovely customers 10% off any sunglasses purchase during the concert!

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Details Schmetails:

Who’s Playin’?

When are they Playin’? Thursday July 21st. Things will get started at 5:30pm and will wrap up at 8:30pm.

Where are they Playin’? The band will be set up at the corner of Paulina and Lincoln Ave, but there will be fun stuff going on up and down the street!

Could it possibly be free? YES!!!! The concert is free to any and all who get their butts on down here!

Where are my dancin’ shoes? I don’t know…but you better find them!

You can find more info about the concerts at www.concertsonthecurb.com and on their facebook page.

Stay tuned for info about August 18th’s event!

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Lakeview Live Concerts on the Curb!

Written by on June 11th 2016

Get Your Boogie On!

Join Eye Spy Optical & Iris the Airstream on Thursday, June 16th for Lakeview Live Concerts on the Curb!

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Iris the Airstream patiently waited for warmer weather and is excited to be poppin’ up with a fantastic selection of glasses and sunnies! This fabulous event is being hosted by the Lakeveiw Chamber of Commerce, Chicago Music Exchange and Lagunitas Brewing Company and business up and down the block will be gettin’ their groove on to celebrate with sidewalk sales, pop-ups etc!

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Iris will have the entire collection of Monoqool 3D eyewear and Theo’s Matali Crasset collab collection, right outside of Eye Spy Optical this Thursday, June 16th for the first of 3 free monthly concerts at the corner of Paulina and Lincoln Ave!

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AND….in honor of Iris’s summer debut, we will be giving all of our lovely customers 10% off any sunglasses purchase during the concert!

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Who’s Playin’? Jonas Fridle & the Majority  – A Chicago based 8 piece Indie Folk Rock band that has been recognized with Song of the Year from The John Lennon Songwriting Competition, First Place in the Great American Song Contest and a nomination for Album of the Year in the Independent Music Awards!

When are they Playin’? Thursday June 16th. Things will get started at 5:30pm and will wrap up at 8:30pm.

Where are they Playin’? The band will be set up at the corner of Paulina and Lincoln Ave, but there will be fun stuff going on up and down the street!

Could it possibly be free? YES!!!! The concert is free to any and all who get their butts on down here!

Where are my dancin’ shoes? I don’t know…but you better find them!

You can find more info about the concerts at www.concertsonthecurb.com and on their facebook page.

Stay tuned for info about July 21st and August 18th’s events!

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Filed under: EVENTS!, HEALTH!, Non-Profit of the Month, Theo

NPO of the Month: Peterson Garden Project!

Written by on May 27th 2016

Each month we donate a portion of sales at one of our events to a local non-profit organization that we admire. This month we are working with Peterson Garden Project and will be donating 3% of our sales from the Theo Trunk Show on June 4th! 

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In 2010, LaManda Joy started her first organic community garden in a vacant lot on Peterson Ave – a lot that in the 1940’s had been one of the many Victory Gardens that flourished throughout Chicago at the time. Since then, Peterson Garden Project has flourished and there are now community gardens all over Chicago, but what is even more important to LaManda is that her organization has taught hundreds of new gardeners how to grow nutritious food in their own neighborhoods.

Peterson Garden Project’s mission is to recruit, educate and inspire a new generation of gardeners who want to gain control of their food supply, grow their own produce organically, and make urban gardening the norm-not the exception. 

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 “Learning together in the garden, and kitchen, does much more than put fresh, nutritious food on the table. It helps build stronger communities, connect us to cultural heritage, improve public health and create a more sustainable, resilient city.”

Peterson Garden Project isn’t just about gardening:

  • Their community cooking school that offers classes and workshops about variety of ethnic cuisines and food cultures which draws upon the diverse backgrounds of the project’s membership. Check out their calendar for upcoming classes like Demystifying Masala: The Secret to Indian Spice Blends on June 2.
  • Grow2Give is their volunteer-run program that provides local food pantries and other organizations with donated produce grown in the gardens.
  • Senior/Senior, Kids in the Kitchen and Fresh Fridays are free programs geared at educating kids and seniors alike about nutrition and the joys of cooking.

Get Involved!

Go to a tea party! Peterson Garden Project is hosting a Mad Tea Party/fundraiser on June 12 at their Vedgewater Garden. Put on your finest or zaniest tea party attire and help keep the project going!

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Get your hands dirty! There are still plots available at some of their community gardens, so sign up, attend an orientation meeting and grow some delicious organic veggies of your own.

Try on some new specs! Come to our Theo Trunk Show on June 4th and pick up a beautiful new pair of glasses – 3% our sales will be donated to Peterson Garden Project!

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Peterson Garden Project continues to grow and there are plenty of ways to get involved – take a look at their Website, Facebook and Instagram to keep up with all of the latest gardening news!

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