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Mountain View

The Game: Worb

Capturing Warby Parker's and Kill Screen's love of design and entertainment, Worb hits the sweet spot of being both simple and fun. Its graphic elements are beautiful yet unexpected. The object of the game is to match and clear groups of like-colored balls in a bowl. The bowl is set on a work desk—ironically, a great place to play—that features made-up books with distracting titles (consider them a challenge!), a pair of good-looking glasses, and the always-important "tilt" button.

The Glasses: Burke in Glacier Grey

The limited-edition glasses, Burke in Glacier Bay (a best-selling frame reimagined in a new hue) are crafted from premium cellulose acetate and equipped with lenses that have anti-scratch and anti-reflective coatings—which conveniently reduce the glare from screens. (Score!) Inside the frame's temple is an embossed Kill Screen logo in their signature red. Also included in the bundle is a custom lens pouch with artwork featuring the Kill Screen logo cleverly deconstructed into minimalist lines and shapes.

The Pairing: A Shared Love

Their not-too-serious attitudes, closely aligned creative spirits and a love of their products—glasses and games—made the collaboration between the two companies a logical and natural fit. The Kill Screen limited-edition glasses are a wonderfully tangible representation of both companies spirit of independence and innovation in their approaches to product design. Warby Parker co-CEO and co-founder, Neil Blumenthal, says, "We plan on getting fully addicted to this game."

The Bonus: Giving is Good

As always, for every pair of frames sold, Warby Parker distributes a pair to someone in need.


in Glacier Grey

New Video Game and Limited-Edition Eyeglasses from Kill Screen and Warby Parker








Summer Staycation: A few days at the Venetian Las Vegas 2016

Lucky for us, my parents get invited to stay at a few amazing hotels for free!  Like any good daughter, I take full advantage of it. Haha.

The Venetian Hotel and Casino is one of my favorite hotels, especially since I spend part of my unplanned wedding day there almost 10 years ago...


I love the pool areas.  It isn't annoyingly overcrowded.  It has a few nice grassy areas with lounge chairs that you can just lay out it.  Most importantly, it's very clean.  There are a few other grotto like pools on the property however, I prefer the main pool area because my youngest is 5 and the main pool area has a great pool for the little ones.







Their "Home Alone" pose!


Don't You Step On My Blue Suede Shoes

Pretty sure Elvis would have loved these Michael Kors shoes!







With the right angle, views can change...


Mother's Day Flashback

A year or two after my daughter was born, on Mother's Day, a few of our friends and family got a big surprise on their front doorstep.  On the front page of the Honolulu Advertiser was a photo of me holding my baby girl.  First, it was a big surprise because I had moved away a year or two before my daughter was born.  Second, it wasn't just on the page but also on the color cover of the Mother's Day Special insert.  It was a nice surprise especially for my own mother.

(I have a history of not telling anyone when I or my family will be in publications, ads, or any media... I like having the surprised sound when they call me up to tell me when I or my family pop up in somthing they saw.)

Since then, that photo and others have popped up not only in Hawaii but in dfferent spots around the USA in calendars, real estate ads, special family events displays/ads, including the backs of a number of San Francisco city buses.

However, this was the first:


It's my baby girl and I.  She and her baby brother still make me smile, even when they make a mess or destroy things.  I always used to say I would never have kids.  Now, I can't imagine the person I would be without them.

I love my little monsters.