So hip. I didn’t really see that dance-off coming, but it was a pleasant surprise.
So hip. I didn’t really see that dance-off coming, but it was a pleasant surprise.
Earlier this week, Veronica and I attended the Warby Parker celebration here in Seattle, but unfortunately I didn’t get a photo of all the sliders we ate! Here they are above along with other quality photographs from the event here.
Be sure to visit the Warby Parker bus while it is here in Seattle until July 7th. The bus is operating Wednesday-Sunday 11AM-7PM on 2nd and Pine.
It isn’t often that Veronica and I get to make the trip over to the lovely Seattle neighborhood of Ballard, but when we do, it is quite the treat. After work this evening, we attended the Warby Parker Class Trip event and happily welcomed the New York brand to our city. At Hilliard’s Brewery, we accidentally missed the music (La Luz – our apologizes) but nommed on some delicious sliders from the Curb Jumper food truck. I’m not exactly sure what that second slider was made out of – probably pulled pork and Asian slaw – but it was the best thing I’ve eaten all week. The event was packed with all of Seattle’s favorite hipsters – everyone dressed so much better than us – and lots of pretty frames of course! The bus was incredible. We wished we had one ourselves.
Warby Parker will be in Seattle until July 7th parking their bus for everyone to come visit and exploring our pretty city. Follow their journey here.
We’re attending a party tonight!
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SoHo is stepping up their retail game and if other retailers and shops don’t jump on the bandwagon soon, they may fall behind with the times. Mashable published this article on how several stores are implementing digital features into shopping and evolving the experience for customers. At Warby Parker, customers can utilize the store’s photo booth to snap photographs of themselves in different styles of frames for which they can share with friends looks that they like via email or print them out like a true photo booth strip.
These are the retail stores of the future: hyper-efficient, digitally enhanced showrooms that serve as physical storefronts for online retail operations.
For more details on how the shopping experience is changing, click here for the full article.
Good morning readers! I’ve got the day off work today so I’ve planned a day of adventures for myself in Seattle. However, before we get to that and you following these adventures on Instagram and Twitter, I’m kicking off my day as a full-time blogger. One of my favorite brands, Warby Parker, has been traveling across to country to various cities since the fall and in the last leg of their tour, they are finally making their way to Seattle! Next week, the Warby Parker Class Trip and their glorious bus will be headed to the Emerald City and will be open to the public. They will be here for a couple of weeks checking out the sights and indulging in the culture so be sure to follow of their adventures here on their blog and check out all the other places they’ve been!
Warby Parker introduced a new capsule collection today inspired by the new film, “Man of Steel” out in theaters June 14. I typically love my black Warby Parker frames and any kind of black frame for that matter, but that pop of blue has me intrigued! Both Percey and Chamberlain are available for men and women. For more details, visit the website here.
1. First off, the beaded cap on kids will be the most endearing thing you’eve ever seen. Just imagine what it looks like to see a 4-year old girl instantly transform into a bearded man. That’s some circus stuff right there.
2. The knitted bearded cap is so warm! I’ve worn it for a total of 6 minutes now and have already had to take it off for fear of becoming too hot in it.
3. It’s so Seattle. Beards. Cap. Mariners. A creation like this is something that would only come from this city.
4. You can instantly hipster-fy your bearded cap by adding a pair of hipster glasses to it. I chose Warby Parker.
5. There is nothing better than going to a Mariners game and seeing a bunch of goofy looking people in a sea of bearded caps! Instant bonding moment.
Bonus Reason: You might be able to sip your beer through the mouth hole…but we haven’t tried this move yet.
This weekend, my favorites – Warby Parker – will be unveiling their new stunning flagship located on 121 Greene Street between Houston and Prince.
Inspired by classic libraries, the space is lined with books (and rolling library ladders), brimming with glasses, and full of surprises. Duck into the photo booth to take a picture, and gaze up at the city sky through the building’s original skylight. Looking for inspiration? A selection of books from small presses is available for flipping–through or adding to your personal collection.
An in-store optometrist will be on hand to perform eye exams seven days a week. Appointments can be made here. Exams are only $50, and visitors can track their appointments on the appointment board, designed after the train arrival and departure boards at Grand Central Station.
How fun! I’ve been a fan of Warby’s since last year when I bought my first pair, but I’ve been meaning to purchase myself a second as well. What a beautiful looking store! Readers in New York, if you’ve got a chance to stop by, please do and let us and @warbyparker know what you think.
I don’t know too much about the way a man grooms himself, but what I do know is that I love and support Warby Parker and anything created by their founders is sure to be a win. Harry’s is the new grooming line created by Warby Parker founder Jeff Rain and Andy Katz-Mayfield. The main focus of the line is essentially shaving and the bits and pieces that go along with it.
There are two razors on offer—the utilitarian Truman, $10, and the luxe Winston, $20—as well as an $8 shaving cream. (The difference between the razors? One is an aluminum mix, the other is pure aluminum.) The look is mid-century inspired without being retro—the sleek handle on the Truman razor comes in four colors: grayish blue, burnt orange, olive green or white.
This is stuff that I know nothing about, but guys I’m sure you do and I hope you can get excited about it.
Having been in a human resources environment for nearly the last year and working within the industry, I’ve gotten a taste for just how crucial the onboarding process is for new employees. While I was in college, I took one HR class (the only one that was offered and required) and after finishing that course, I still didn’t have a clear idea of what HR did. In fact, maybe it’s because their responsibilities span beyond the norm of just making sure employees are taken care of. We forget that under the HR umbrella comes payroll, benefits, recruiting, employee relations, and if not one of the most important components – the very first day.
This morning I read an article on the Times called “Getting New Employees Off To A Good Start” detailing how many companies these days are re-structuring the onboarding process in order to get their new members ramped up quickly and feeling like a part of the team. Too often, I have witnessed people on the first day kind of flailing and not having that structure the first day or first week being left to fend for themselves. It’s refreshing to see that companies are considering this a higher priority. So which of my favorite companies are paving the way? None other than Warby Parker, Birchbox, Thrillist, and a couple others!
Like many little girls growing up, I always believed that Valentine’s Day was for the ladies! It was the one day that girls would acquire something sparkly, nibble into some chocolates, or even receive a bouquet of flowers. (This doesn’t happen in real life) For some reason, no one ever told me that guys were getting something out of it too. Of course, as I grew up I knew better. I knew that if I were to ever celebrate Valentine’s Day that it wouldn’t be all about me and that I would treat the relationship as being mutual. It still bothers me to this day to watch reality television shows in which girls expect to be treated like princesses at all times. I’m looking at you Heidi Montag.
I’m pretty proud of myself that I can still believe that chivalry isn’t dead, but also that girls can split meals, ask a guy out on a date first, or even WHOA treat their guys out to a date sometimes. It’s what keeps things exciting, right?
The point of this is that Valentine’s Day is a celebration for both you AND your significant other so enjoy it and girls – allow yourself to do something nice for your guy (not just on V-day) but other days too.
1. Men’s Fashion…it’s something to be afraid of. Vern discovered this last week and it was just too ridiculous NOT to post. [Yahoo]
2. A little Japanese girl named Rino loves to eat the food that her mother makes her from all over the world. I can’t believe I spent this much time watching her eat, but it’s so cute. So worth it. Cuteness starts at 2:15. [Source]
3. It’s here! Check out Warby Parker’s annual report. It’s quite pretty. [Source]
4. OkCupid has launched a new dating app called Crazy Blind Date that will supposedly change dating for our generation. [Source]
5. I love spices. In fact, it’s always been a dream of mine to own a spice rack. I feel like you’re not a real adult unless you have one and actually use it. I have no idea what these spices taste like, but I found this post on [Cool Material] and I think any spice with this clever name has to be good. Or maybe it isn’t.