Woohoo the royal baby has arrived! Unfortunately, with regard to her beautiful name, all my bets were totally off, but I can certainly say I will keep these names in my back pocket for future kids I may have. And that got me thinking about how much meaning there is to all our names. Some of us are named after great grandparents, admirable teachers and even close friends and neighbors. Regardless, there’s a fascinating story behind our names that uniquely contributes to who we are.
Go on, Brighten Your Day with these Sunglasses
Ah Summer! You are all that I wait for every single fall, winter and even spring. You are the season around which I plan my main haircut of the year (shorter, more fun, and a tad bit edgy) and the layout of my closet (regardless of the season, or the lack of practicality, my summer clothing and accessories are the most easily accessible all year round). The clock is ticking and while we may not feel it yet consistently enough in some parts of the country, summer is just around the corner.
This year will bring my second Mother’s Day since my precious baby boy came into my life. While I am certainly no pro at being a mommy just yet – nor will I ever be – the profound shift in my reality has allowed me to learn quite a bit over the past year.
I have been suffering from undereye circles for well over a decade. If you suffer from this issue as well, you can usually blame 1) not clocking in enough ZZZ’s (thank you nocturnal toddler who might just never sleep straight through the night), 2) too much caffeine (to combat #1), and stress (a fun reaction to the combination of #1 and #2).
2015 Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington, D.C.
This past weekend, the cherry blossoms in DC reached their full bloom and I got to attend the Cherry Blossom Festival with my family. Every year, our nation’s capital commemorates the gift of the cherry blossom tree given to the United States by Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City in March 1912, thus celebrating the friendship between the two countries. The first festival was held in 1935 and has been a beautiful event every year since filled with parades, family activities, and of course, the most picturesque view.
My mantra for beautiful eyes has always been: be healthy, be hip, and stay glassy. I devote a ton of time and energy to upholding that mantra – from healthy eating to staying up to date with my frame look (probably a bit more up to date than necessary). But from time to time, I find that it’s kind of nice to search deeper – to look beyond the outer and focus on the inner.
“For the apparel oft proclaims the man…”
If clothes maketh the man, then glasses certainly maketh the woman. Judging a book by its cover takes on new meaning when it comes to your specs. Whether your artfully honed aesthetic is ambiguously austere, achingly cool or sartorially rebellious, you can rest assured that your frames are defining to the world just exactly who are you…or whom you’d like to be on that particular day.
After what is hopefully a fun-filled relaxing weekend, it can be pretty hard getting back into the swing of things. However, research shows that developing – and keeping – a good morning routine can lead to increased productivity all day. Establishing a routine allows it to become so ingrained in your way of life that what once seemed like an impossible time-consuming feat (i.e. going to the gym in the morning) becomes second nature. Here are some tips to help you get charged for a super productive day:
As you know, we’re all pretty health conscious around here. So, in honor of St. Patty’s Day AND March being the official Eye Health Awareness month, we wanted to post our Scrumptious Shamrock Smoothie recipe. Yes of course its #vegan. Yes of course it’s #paleo. Yes of course it’s #dairy-free and #sugar-free. And do you even have to ask…IT IS INDEED MAGICAL!
We take eye health very seriously around here so we are excited that the entire month of March is dedicated to Eye Health Awareness. Keeping health eyes is important! Along with our New Year’s resolutions to exercise and eat healthy, we like to keep eye health a top priority. The benefits of healthy vision are far reaching and can last a lifetime.