I'm a huge fan of Eyemaxx Optical Studio, an independent, locally owned eyewear boutique on Elgin Street. Their optometrists are fantastic, their service is exemplary, and the frames they carry are fashion-forward and suit a variety of face shapes and budgets.
I've now gotten several pairs of glasses at Eyemaxx, and what keeps me going back is how well they take care of their customers. They never ever rush you (I made three visits before committing to my first pair), they get to know you, your style, your face shape, and your budget, and they'll only recommend options that tick all those boxes. That's not an experience I've had elsewhere.
To thank their customers for shopping local, Eyemaxx is hosting a customer appreciation day and designer trunk show on Thursday June 2. From 12pm-9pm, they'll be serving up delicious sweet and savoury treats from Little Jo Berry's (twinkies!!!), fresh juices by Renew Cold Press, delicious cheeses, crudités, and a little vino to top it all off.
They'll be offering eye exams all day long so you can make sure your prescription is up-to-date and your eyes are protected from the summer sun. And in case you're ready to hunt for some new glasses or sunnies, they're bringing in entire collections by cult favourite brands SALT and Lindberg. Every frame, every colour, every size, all of it. If there's every been a time to snag a stand-out pair of frames, this is it!
When: Thursday June 2, 2016 from 12pm - 9pm
Where: Eyemaxx Optical Studio, 237 Elgin Street (between Lisgar & Cooper)
What else you can expect:
-browse every single style by SALT and Lindberg for one day only
-enter to win a complete set of SALT or LINDBERG glasses or sunglasses including prescription lenses
-grand prize draw with goodies from fab local businesses (more on that next week!)
-eye exams all day long (they're already booking up, get on it!)
-tasty treats from Little Jo Berry's, Renew Cold Press, and more
-come say hi to me, I'll be there from 6-9pm!
My glasses are by SALT and I love, love, love them. They're substantial and well-made, yet light and comfortable to wear:
If you're not a glasses wearer or even if you prefer contacts, pop by Eyemaxx anyway and check out their stylish sunglasses by Ray-Ban, Miu Miu, Tom Ford, and more. If you spend time outdoors and aren't protecting your eyeballs you're basically turning them into little fried eggs. And I simply don't want that for you so...
WIN A PAIR OF RAY-BANS!
I'm giving them away in anything-but-basic black and I know you'll love them as much as I do. They're super lightweight and perfect for everything from a jog along the canal to patio-hopping on Elgin Street. This pair retails for $219 CAD and comes with a leather Ray-Ban case for safe keeping.
Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below and I'll announce a winner next Friday. FYI, this giveaway is for locals only since you'll need to visit Eyemaxx to pick up your shades -- prize will not be shipped.
^^^ Your new Ray-Ban Erika sunnies! :)