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.
I'm writing to you today from a patio on the beach in San Diego. I'm currently on day eight of a ten-day West Coast adventure, already having made stops in San Francisco and Los Angeles... and well, I'm feeling rather grateful and thought I'd take a minute to share why with all of you.
When I first created Shades on Point Sunglass Co., I did so as a way to connect to the city I grew up in and, still to this day after more than a decade away, a city I still call home. Pittsburghers are extra-proud of their city. Show me a Pittsburgher who doesn’t have a list of reasons why Pittsburgh is the best city in America… maybe even the world.
Now that the weather has finally turned to fall-like here in The ‘Burgh, Shades on Point Brand Ambassador Jensen has a list of must-see coffee spots around the city. We couldn’t think of a better way to explore some of the great neighborhoods Pittsburgh has to offer than to sample these tummy-warming treats.
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.
You’ve heard a lot from our Uncle Jerry, and from some guy named Muz, but I thought it might be time to get a little bit of a female voice on this site. I was recently in a presentation for my day job and was shocked to hear that women now make up 51% of this great country. We’re no longer the minority, technically.