I’ve partnered up with Warby Parker to showcase a glimpse of how I have started to spend my summer. Here are some captured moments that highlight some of my most fond experiences, travel adventures and local hot spots.

But, how I see summer through my summer lense is how I see most clearly. Warby Parker’s newest collection of sunglasses  is clearly inspired by long summer days to take you from poolside to beach sunsets and the variety in its names give you a retro fifties twist. Having browsed their collection, my three favorites are the Reilly (marzipan tortoise), Batten (jet silver), and Ormsby (english oak). I also love their men’s collection, I am definitely going to buy a pair for the man in my life!

Now, time to focus and make some summer plans. Or maybe just take it easy. But either way remember to grab your Warby Parker sunglasses with you!



Bahamas: Because I can be me and be free (Reilly Sunglasses) 


Bruges, Belgium-learn about different cultures: drink good beer and eat french fries (Batten


Punta Mita, Mexico-enjoy guacamole & margaritas (the Ormsby because they are so fun and retro)


Brussels, Belgium-for a night out on the town and dinner plans I would sport the Reilly sunglasses. 


Home in Los Angeles-while home and keeping it casual I would switch over and wear Warby Parker’s aviators 


Santa Barbara-beachside wearing Warby Parker’s Ormsby!

Glimpse at my favorite local spots

  The Beverly Hills Hotel Cabana Cafe who have an amazing frozen mojito (to die for!),

 The Montage Beverly Hills_get the 90210 Cobb Salad (yumm)

The Honor Bar_lettuce chicken sandwich or the burger

Toca Madera_drinks and churro ice cream sandwich 

The Little Door_romantic and intimate dinner spot with a cute patio and diverse menu

Malibu Wines_picnic and wine with your friends for the day

Sunset Tower Hotel_celebrity sightings + delicious dinner menu

Sky Bar at the Mondrian_saturday pool deck parties + cocktails with a view

Check out one of Warby Parker’s stores whether you’re on the west coast or east coast. If you’re a native Angeleno or in the area, be sure to visit the Warby Parker store on Abbot Kinney, Downtown LA or The Standard in Hollywood.

The best part of their sunglass collection is they aren’t expensive! Their sunglasses are innovative designed by inspiration from around the globe at a fair price.

With every pair sold, Warby Parker gives a pair to their nonprofit partners.

XO, Mel

**All opinions and photos are my own.