A little known (but maybe not-so-secret) about me is that I wear glasses. There used to be a time when I'd rock my specs full time, but as I grew older, contacts were easier to wear, and great fitting frames were hard to find. Nonetheless, every single night, I take out my contacts to give my eyes a rest and put on my frames. I've always settled for glasses I sort of liked, because I knew I'd only wear them at night. And then, I was introduced to Brownie and Madam and I'm happy to report that I've found a set of specs that I can't get enough of.
Brownie and Madam takes the hassle out of searching for a pair of glasses. After filling out a short little survey online, a stylist will contact you, and come straight TO YOU, so you can try on a collection of glasses at your convenience. Once you find a frame you like, Brownie and Madam does the rest - they contact your optometrist and send your specs your way.
I met founders Alpa and Nik during a beautiful blogger brunch one Sunday at the Phoenix Hotel. We feasted on a delicious brunch at Chambers Eat + Drink and played with frames the rest of the afternoon. I decided to go with the Cora frame in black & crystal and couldn't have been happier with my decision. Once my specs arrived, I was absolutely blown away by the charming packaging - from the eyeglass pouch to the adorable eyeglass wiping cloth. Having heard the story behind Brownie and Madam during our brunch, it was no surprise that so much thought would be placed on such little details. My frames arrived in about a week's time and was just in time for my trip to LA - I was up at 4 am to board at 6 am flight, so you best believe my new frames were a life-saver!
I'm looking forward to wearing my frames out more and giving my eyes a break from my contacts during the day. If you are in the Bay Area, DO check our Brownie and Madam - they have beautiful, durable, and cost-effective frames, and the Alpa and Nik's story is a great one. I definitely encourage you all to try them the next time you need a new set of specs!