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Just before classes and campus commitments get back into full swing, Kirsten, our other Shades Brand Ambassador, took time out of her busy summer to share where her fondness for sunglasses comes from. By the end of this blog post, her touching, personal story will have you feeling like you've known her your whole life. Continue to follow Kirsten and her love for food on Instagram @thegirlwhoatepgh, and you'll quickly realize just how good her taste is in not only Shades, but also cuisine. 

There's Never A Fee Unless...

There's Never A Fee Unless...

Follow the bouncing ball, it’s time for another Uncle Jerry’s Points of Interest.
 
When it comes to watching sports, I’m really at a lull. Of course we have the Pirates, who are actually showing a bit of life with the return of Marte, but you just can’t allow yourself to feel any sort of hope, because history says they will find a way to crush your soul.

Run and Brunch in the 'Burgh

Run and Brunch in the 'Burgh

Our brand ambassador, Jensen, grew up as Punxsutawney Phil’s neighbor but has completely fallen in love with Pittsburgh during her first two years as a business student at the University of Pittsburgh. Her food-inspired Instagram handle - @jensenlovesfood – along with her knowledge of our great city made her the perfect guest blogger to bring you a way to stay active and well-fed during these beautiful summer days in the ‘Burgh.

An Ode to Summer in Da 'Burgh

An Ode to Summer in Da 'Burgh

Grab a used envelope
Keep it dry, don't lick it
Time for a quick poem
On Uncle Jerry’s Points of Interest

Land Of The Free, Because Of The Brave

Land Of The Free, Because Of The Brave

Memorial Day – the start of summer, countless retail sales and a long weekend to enjoy with friends and family. Too often we get caught-up in these moments during this holiday weekend and forget the true meaning of Memorial Day – a day to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

Mahnt Yinzmore

Mahnt Yinzmore

Grab a chisel from the woodshed… It’s time for another edition of Uncle Jerry’s Points of Interest.

Was drivin’ back from Myrtle last week and the channels kept goin’ in and aht and I happened to land on some political talk show. Now, I don’t like talkin’ politics, but I overheard them say something about Mt. Rushmore. This is something you may not know about me, but I am a “Modern Marvels” fanatic.

Uncle Jerry Gets a Little R&R (at the RR)

Uncle Jerry Gets a Little R&R (at the RR)

Pass the Giant Eagle sunscreen, it’s time for Uncle Jerry’s Points of Interest.

A heat wave struck da Burgh this week, and I gotta tell ya, I can smell the Myrtle Beach saltwater already! Like shark tooth necklaces inside of Waves, there’s thousands of yinzers that flood the shores of the Redneck Riviera every summer. “Why Myrtle Beach,” you ask?

One, Two, Three and to the Four

One, Two, Three and to the Four

It’s a Yinz-plosion Over Here!

If you’ve seen my latest vlog, you know that it was another big week for us here at Shades on Point and another testament to greatness of the city of Pittsburgh. There’s something about the people of this city and the way we all come together to support each other that’s pretty awesome.

One ain't enough, I need two.

One ain't enough, I need two.

Marketing for a start-up is a lot different from marketing for a Fortune 100 company. My CMO and I both have day jobs at some of the biggest companies on the planet, so the thinking we are immersed in on a daily basis almost has to go out the window when it comes to the marketing strategy for our start-up… almost.

Uncle Jerry's Points of Interest

Uncle Jerry's Points of Interest

Pull up a parking chair… it’s time for Uncle Jerry’s Points of Interest

So there I was, taking the Clipper across to a Stillers game last fall, and I had this thought: If I were a river in the great confluence of da Burgh, which one would I be? I think it’s blasphemous to think that I could only be one. 

It Was All a Dream...

It Was All a Dream...

It’s been an incredible start for Shades on Point! We’re overwhelmed with the support we’ve received from so many. What started as a simple desire to “do it better,” has become a dedication to create something from nothing – and I couldn’t be more humbled by our launch.
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