“Drums please! Summer, summer, summertime” Had to quote one of my favorite songs to blast with the windows down and the sun roof open! Summertime by Will Smith…annnnnnd, I’m probably aging myself. Oh well, worth it. With the summer sun blazing through after months of rain, I thought I’d share some tips for what to […]

Optical trade shows are held yearly in many places – Las Vegas, New York, Milan and Paris are the most well known. I was able to go to the Milan show in 2022 and it was mind-blowing, 8 full convention centers full of everything related to eye care. I loved the experience and really wanted […]

I’ve enjoyed connecting with Cindy Hattersley and was honored to have a conversation regarding how to find eyewear that flatters for women over 50. Cindy runs a very popular blog and helps women feel good about themself and find styles that showcase our personalities as we age. This is something that comes up in the […]

50 homemade Macarons devoured, 6 bottles of champagne sparkled, 12 balloons found homes with happy kiddos, with one lost to the sky with tears, thankfully an extra was procured. A multitude of familiar loved faces with amazing frames walked in the door. A plethora of hugs. 25 frames selected. 9 hours full of busy activity […]

Holy wow, it’s been a crazy amazing few months, mainly – just crazy! I’ve been trying to write this email for a while and it’s just been too busy! So here I am on a humid Saturday afternoon reaching out to say hi, thank you, and so grateful for this amazing life you’ve helped me […]

Hi! I try really hard to stay positive but I’ve been pondering this since my husband was injured in November, he cut his finger badly working on our house. We had a trip to the ER, and concurrently, 2 surgeries and LOTS of doctor’s visits. Thankfully he’s doing better and we’re VERY grateful to his […]

December news!

Nov 22, 2022

Well, November was kinda sucky with Covid finally catching up to me and my husband almost cutting his finger off while working on our bathroom remodel. Moving on to December already please! Excited to announce our next Art & Wine collaboration, hosted by Atascadero Chamber of Commerce, 12/2/22 from 5-8:30. Tickets for the event can […]

As the weather shifts to Autumn, I’ve felt myself remembering the cooler mornings last year, arriving at the shop to find the Japanese Maple leaves fluttering around the courtyard and on my door mat. There’s something about the familiar that is comforting to me, to think “I remember this last year”…to anticipate watching the stormy rain through my shop windows, the hum of my Nespresso machine, and to realize this isn’t foreign anymore, and it feels like home.

We recently got back from a trip to Milan, Italy. It is our 20th wedding anniversary next month and there was an international vision/eyewear show, called MIDO, being held there in Milan. I’ve always dreamed of going to an international show AND Italy…it just needed to happen. I closed the shop for a few days […]

I got the email from Atascadero News/Paso Robles Press back in January that Specs had won Best Eyewear in a reader’s poll. I read the words but they didn’t quite register. Then, when they sunk in, I literally jumped around the back room with excitement! I opened in July 2021 and had no idea my […]