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Art Lakeview…A Pop-Up Gallery!

Written by on September 16th 2013

It’s fall again, so that means back to school, crunchy leaves and Art Lakeview!  This year we will be featuring the work of Doug Haight.

Haight’s current work focuses on his recent visit  to Havana, Cuba.  After spending a week there with virtually all waking hourse spend attached to his camera. Haight returned home with over 6,000 images that represent his sense of the tremendously vibrant city of Havana, its passionate people and its flourishing culture. 

We are excited to have this work in the windows here at Eye Spy and join Lakeview as they create Art Lakeview once again.



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Lookbook Release Party on Sept. 20th!

Written by on August 28th 2013

We are having a premiere party for Capture the Road, our video & still-shot lookbooks!

Come over on Friday,  September 20th from 6-8pm!

In case you were not following our friend Chris Hershman and Amanda Farmer along on their journey, let us quickly update you on the whole deal:

Chris and Amanda are two long time friends with one thing in common; their many passions and talents didn’t fit neatly inside “the box.” These two took a 12 day long cross country road trip and took us along for the ride.

Joining us for the evening will be Old Honey Drums, Amanda’s band, and the creative minds behind Capture the Road. We will dance, drink and celebrate as these two introduce their short film and still-shots for the first public showing!

Here’s a sneak peek of the video and photos to hold you over till the 20th.

Capture The Road Presents: An Eye Spy Optical Film from Chris Hershman on Vimeo.

2013 Eye Spy Lookbook-Anne et Valentin red frame

2013 Eye Spy Lookbook-Theo sunglasses

2013 eye spy Lookbook-mykita frames and anne et valentin

See y’all on Friday, September 20th from 6-8pm!


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Pop-Ups all Around!

Written by on August 22nd 2013

Eye Spy will be poppin’ up  all over town this weekend!

First up is Lillstreet’s 10th anniversary block party! We will be hanging out on Friday night from 6-8pm for their Best Served Hot: Ceramics for the Coffee Ritual.



Second for the weekend is Logan Square’s The Boulevard Festival! We will be in front of Wolfbait on Sunday from 10-1pm. Swing by Wolfbait, the Farmers Market and our Airstream!


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Printers Ball Pop-Up on Saturday, July 27!

Written by on July 24th 2013

Guess what?! We are taking our sweet Airstream and heading over to The Printers Ball! It’s going to be awesome! We will have some snacks, tunes and,of course, some glasses in tow.

Swing on by on July 27th from noon-6pm at Spudnik Press, 1821 W Hubbard. There will be a whole slew of wonderful happening at the ball! Everything from printmaking workshops to readings and conversations with artists and poets! See you there:-)


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Filed under: EVENTS!, Spectacular Sunglasses, Unique Frame Lines

Eye Spy a Pop-up Shop!

Written by on July 20th 2013

We have had many requests to open up an Eye Spy Optical in other locations so…we are doing the next best thing: an Eye Spy Pop-Up Shop! Yahoo!

Would you like us to be in your ‘hood for an event? Please let us know! We are lining up dates through September…or whenever the cold weather decides to hit Chitown!

Come visit us at:
Printers Ball at Spudnick Press on Saturday, July 27 from 12-6 PM.
First Fridays on Southport on Friday, August 2 from 5-8PM.
Third Thursdays at the Smart Museum at University of Chicago on Thursday, August 15 from 5:30-7:30 PM.
Lill Street Art Center’s 10th Anniversary Party on Friday, August 23 from 6-9PM.
Wolfbait at Summers Sessions on the Square on Saturday, August 24 from 5-9PM.
Quickies:Short Story Reading Series at the Hideout on Monday, August 26 from 8-10 PM
White Mystery  at Riot Fest, SundaySeptember 13 from 12-8PM
At The Threshold at the Smart Muesum at University of Chicago on Thursday, October 3 from 5-7 PM

We will be sampling adult-beverages while showing a portion of our fabulous eyewear and sunwear collections.

See you there!

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Anne et Valentin Trunk Show on Thurs., July 18th!

Written by on June 28th 2013

Have you been dying to see the new collection of Anne et Valentin? Dreaming about a new pair? Well, we have got the solution to the problem! We are having a trunk show with the whole collection! Please try and contain your selves…

Anne et Valentin Guimard titanium frames

It takes a long time to make a pair of Anne et Valentin frames….and these frames, in particular. Each part of these titanium frames, where you see a color change, is a separate piece! These frames are a work of art!!

Stop by on Thursday, July 18th from 1 to 7 pm to see the entire collection…every style and every color.

We will also be donating part of our sales to our sweet friends at Marjorie Kovler Center.

Located in Rogers Park, Marjorie Kovler Center transforms the lives of individuals recovering from the complex consequences of torture. Kovler Center provides medical, mental health, and social services; trains and educates locally and globally; and advocates for the end of torture worldwide.

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We love Theo Trunk Show…in June!

Written by on May 15th 2013

In case you have not already realized it, we love Theo! Theo was the first line of eyewear that the Queen of Specs fell in love with over 15 years ago. It was true love.

Every spring and fall, our fabuolus eyewear lines introduce new collections at the trade shows in Milan and Paris. We go to these shows to see the newest of the new…and now it is your turn to see the new Theo collection…in Chicago, which is a lot closer, but maybe not as fun;-)

Join us at our Theo Trunk Show on Thursday, June 20th from 1-7 PM  to see why we are in love….

Theo Trunk show on June 20th

Here are a few reasons:

 The L’eau Series (Water Series)

The Painters Series

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Mom’s the Word Trunk Show!

Written by on April 25th 2013

Mom’s the Word! Without our mamas, we would be lost….so, we are having a Mama’s Day Specs and Sunglasses Show on Saturday, May 11th from 11-5pm! Believe us, we appreciate your mom almost as much as you do…and in order to show it, we are having a big ol’ party complete with FREE massages, mimosas and munchies!

Along with all of that goodness, we will also have the entire collection of Caroline Abram and Oliver Goldsmith in-house! Each of these lines have a wonderful spectrum of shapes and colors.


Satyr Carloine Abram Frame

Swing in with your mama get a massage and find some awesome specs… and have some snacks!

Audrey in her Oliver Goldsmiths

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BYO-JAR Terrarium Workshop on Sat., April 27!

Written by on April 15th 2013

Do you love a terrarium as much as we do?? It’s a little bit of happy in a jar, and we can all use a little happy hanging around. As the last installment of our Green Scene Workshops, we will be hosting a BYOJ (Bring Your Own Jar) Terrarium workshop! On April 27 12-4pm, the lovely Julie of Good Things Grow Midway will be leading the workshop!

Image Credit: Design Sponge

Good Things Grow Midway started out as one Momma’s optimistic idea to pretty up a neighborhood, and has quickly evolved into a developing revolution of sorts. G.T.G.M. strives to build community, on the southwest side of Chicago, and bring neighbors together through; art, gardening, community and action. 

Swing on by with your jar, meet Julie and make a little jar of happiness, I mean, a terrarium. Any sort of jar will do, within reason of course! You have to be able to get some things inside, and it’s best if it has a lid!



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T-Shirt & Veggie Stamping Workshop on Saturday!

Written by on April 8th 2013

The third weekend of our DIY Green Scene Series is: making t-shirt bags & then stamping designs on the shirts with veggies! Whew. That was a mouthful!

Let’s be real…we have all got enough plastic bags. Did you know that you can take all those pesky t-shirts you sort of love (or hate) and make them in to bags?! We followed these instructions and already made some bags for you:-) They will look like this:

Then, the next step is: take a bunch of cut-up vegetables, dip them into fabric paint (we chose a handful of fluorescent colors!), and then stamp the designs onto the the newly-created t-shirt bags! You will have a masterpiece that you can use everyday….after you let the bags dry for 72 hours, of course:-)


Swing on in this Saturday, April 20th from 12-4pm  and take a lesson from Bob Fields &  Zara Versten, the dad/daughter duo of the Queen of Specs!







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