An Ode to the Geode

I’m really into geodes and crystals as of late. Not the spiritual aspect persay, but the aesthetics of them and how it makes my eyes go “WOW BAM SCHPLAH YEAH!!

Knowing this, my husband bought some crystals for me as a gift.

(you can’t tell the size but some are a good handful)

Next on my list…

Would not wanna get in a fit with this…

I could totally rock that. Pssh. (had to)

And these!! Whaat!!

How amazing are these? They’re from online wholesaler, Unearthen.  Although I don’t really believe in the healing powers of crystals (maybe I just haven’t done my research…eh..?), I do love this idea!! Apparently, “the uniting of the crystal and empty bullet creates a powerful opposition causing old dreams and new beginnings to fall upon its bearer.”  How very magical. I just think they’re pretty and they make me very happy.

Nice day to you.

Old Focals

I’ve been in the market for new optical lenses/frames for some time now.

Whilst chatting with Ted and Angie of Poketo (who, by the way, always have amazing glasses on!), they mentioned finding their frames at a quaint little shop on Green St. in Pasadena.  Appropriately named Old Focals, this shop is quite small and houses all vintage, never-been-worn frames at VERY reasonable prices. And in addition, I’ve never felt like I’ve been able to try on so many and love them all on my face! It was absurd how many I had stashed away for decision-making.

(Ted & Angie)

I tend to do things by myself a lot of the time because it’s quicker, and in times like these, it’d be really nice to have someone’s opinion you trust (ie, spouse, friends, etc.).  The guys at Old Focals were great! They’re very knowledgeable and honest, and helped turn what could have been a frustrating jaunt to Pasadena into an enjoyable day trip out and about the town.

They don’t have an online store so here are some images I took (with their permission of course) to share their glory with the world…

(PS. Please keep in mind I am not a photographer – a mere documenter of people, places and things. thank you)

And the winner is…

a vintage pair of 50s/60s TART frames – these can most commonly be seen on familiar faces such as Johnny Depp.

All I need now is to get my lens “retro”fitted.  Off to Happy Eyes…