With Earth Day just around the corner, now is the time to make eco-friendly choices for your eyewear. Lots of brands are offering sustainable collections that, thankfully, are also super cute with stylish hues and colorful lenses. Among the brands in an eco frame of mind: Timberland, VonZipper and Eco Biobased. Price range: $90 to $170.
Fashionistas may already be hip to this, but for others: Let us introduce you to the DSquared2 boutique that opened recently in the swanky Bal Harbour shops. The 2,000-square-foot store, includes men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections along with fragrances, eyewear, accessories, shoes and bags. Miami made sense to open the brand's third American story: Owners and creative directors Dean and Dan Caten holiday here often.
What’s new but not so new? A musical Beyoncé collaboration with Chris Brown. Brown joined Bey on a version of “Jealous” off her successful self-titled album from December 2013 and it hit the Internet late last week. Check it out at www.eonline.com
At long last, winter is coming again — in more than one way. Just in time for the Sunday premiere of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” author George R.R. Martin has released a chapter of his long-awaited book “The Winds of Winter.” No spoilers here because we don’t want to hear “The Rains of Castamere” and die a painful, bloody death, but if you want to check it out visit http://www.georgerrmartin.com/excerpt-from-the-winds-of-winter. Just keep it to yourself, OK?
Audra D.S. Burch & Connie Ogle