To those that know me, it’s no secret I love glasses. Not only do I adore them for myself, I appreciate a good set of frames when I see them.
I recently ordered a new set of glasses from Warby Parker. If you don’t know much about them, the concept is amazing. They offer vintage-style frames, with prescription lenses (polycarb! and anti-reflective coating!) for $95. Besides being drop dead adorable, the best part is that for every pair they sell, they donate a pair to someone in need. That’s right – go do some good and order a pair NOW. (Disclaimer: No, I don’t receive any sort of compensation from Warby Parker from my endless evangelizing of their glasses. Although, perhaps I should.)
Here are my Zaggs that I’m obsessed with:
Okay, okay, enough about me. Why this post?
Well, I’m heading back to Austin again this year for SXSW Interactive (better known as South By Southwest) and I came up with an idea for a unique challenge.
My new glasses and general obsession with great frames has inspired me to challenge all SXSWi participants to a frame-off. Not a face-off, but a frame-off.
Throughout the week, I’ll be finding the best glasses at South By and posting them here on my blog (and Twitter and Instagram). I’ll be tweeting with the hashtag #sxframeoff, so make sure you follow along!
Think you’ve got the best glasses at SXSWi? Find me in Austin.
BRING IT ON and I’ll see you there!
Here’s to the start of something (hopefully) great.
I’m heading to SXSW Interactive in just a few days and I made it my personal goal to launch this blog before I depart. I am expecting to be full of inspiration when I return from Austin and I thought it important to have a dedicated place to spew my thoughts afterward.
What am I hoping to get out of this blog? Well, I think I will find my voice as I move through it. Initially, I want to focus on social media and Star Wars because I am a nerd like that. Okay, maybe not Star Wars, but from time to time I may make Nintendo references. Don’t judge.
In any event, social media is something I’m really passionate about, but it’s not the only thing. There are also several other hobbies that I’m hoping to post on from time-to-time like jewelry design, photography, fashion, music and more.
A big shoutout to PJ Hoberman who helped me set up this blog and is hosting my site. For you, I am forever grateful.
Also, I would like to thank Cali Harris for being awesome and for chatting with me over lunch about her blog and how she’s found her voice. Lastly, I’d like to thank the lovely Elaine Ellis for pointing a stern finger at me and pressuring me to get this blog off the ground.
Here’s to getting this going and to the inspiring week ahead.