The Way We See It


Did you know that more than 500 million people in the world do not have access to vision care, and many people are not even aware that vision correction is possible?

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Jason Singh (Executive Director of OneSight) speak at the launch party for their global The Way We See It campaign. OneSight is a non-profit that works both in the U.S. and abroad to eradicate the global vision care crisis. OneSight provides permanent care to every person they help. Additionally, OneSight works to make their mission sustainable: main goals of every OneSight vision center are to be financially stable and to foster social change.


OneSight is working with schools here in New York to bring vision care to students. For children, about 80% of learning is visual, which makes clear vision a necessity. New York no longer does vision screening (which is how my poor eyesight was caught during elementary school), so OneSight’s work in New York is a badly needed service.

OneSight’s The Way We See It is a campaign to raise awareness of the vision care crisis. So now you know. Visit to experience life without corrected vision and spread the world.

If you happen to be in the Meatpacking District today (10/24/14), RayBan is donating $10 to the OneSight NYC Vision Center School Program for every person who contributes to their street art installation in the Gansevoort Plaza. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and let your artistic side out!

#GiveMeAMackie at Screaming Mimi’s | Events

fashion blogger outfit of the day forever 21 ikat dress and coach molly black cherry satchel

Dear Christine,

On a breezy day last week I popped down to Screaming Mimi’s to take a look at the amazing prize of the #GiveMeAMackie Instagram contest. I grabbed a cupcake from Butter Lane and sipped a gorgeous rosé — and I’m actually a professed rosé hater — while taking a spin around the store to browse the clothing. …

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Bronx Academy of Letters Benefit 2013 | Events

A whiskey-based cocktail made by Please Don’t Tell at the Bronx Letters 10th Anniversary Benefit.

If you can attend only one charity event throughout the entire year (and are also prepared to eat a lot of meat), you should make it the Bronx Academy of Letters Benefit. Tickets aren’t inexpensive, but the range of good food from so many good restaurants is staggering.

The benefit got me eating things I don’t even like, and taking chances on others. I ate roe, and I haven’t touched it since I left Japan in 2008. I gobbled down most of a piece of pizza from Roberta’s… and I’m lactose intolerant. Interestingly I was fine, meaning their mozzarella is made seriously right. Wasn’t about to try my luck with any of the dishes made with ricotta, though.  

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Bright Patterns + Chic Clutches | Micky London

Embellished clutches and beautifully patterned scarves are the signature styles at accessories brand Micky London. Clutches come in a range of shapes and patterns suitable for everything from a casual dinner with friends to an evening at the opera. I see the beaded clutches and lightweight scarves going together perfectly on a summer night.

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Watching RuPaul’s Drag Race at Bob Mackie NYC

Earlier in the week, Bob Mackie returned to RuPaul’s Drag Race as a guest judge and I headed out to the Bob Mackie offices for a viewing of the episode. Admittedly, I hadn’t seen the show in some time.

I don’t know why I ever stopped watching. I had forgotten how much fun the show is. Great food, great friends, a few bottles of sparkling wine…

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Bronx Academy of Letters 10th Anniversary | Events

The Urban Assembly Bronx Academy of Letters is having a fabulous benefit with a ridiculous amount of ridiculously good food– helloooo Prune, momofuku, Mission Chinese, etc. Anthony Bourdain is hosting and it’s kind of impossible to get into half of these places, so… see you there?

The benefit is being held at the Metropolitan Pavilion (110 W 19th Street between 5th and 6th) on Tuesday, April 30th from 6:30-9:30pm. Tickets are available online and start at $250, $150 of which is tax deductible.

Next up in insanely cool news: Sometime during the event when I’m not eating everything, I’ll be exchanging a few words with Anthony Bourdain. If you have a great original question let me know in the comments and I’ll see if I can fit it in! 

The Bronx Academy of Letters is founded on the belief that students who can express themselves clearly in writing can do better in any path they choose in life. Students achieve mastery of the word in the context of a rigorous, college-preparatory environment that celebrates vision, expression, tenacity, inquiry, integrity, and compassion. Learn more about the school here.

Beauteeze Launch Party at Wix Lounge | Events

Last week a few blogger friends and got together for complimentary cocktails and beauty treatments at the launch party at Wix Lounge. is currently in beta but as far I can tell is fully functional. You can browse and book beauty appointments online by time, date, location or treatment.

I had a wonderfully relaxing mini massage from in-home treatment specialists NYC Healing Hands that drained the tension from my shoulders in less than five minutes.

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Kensie Jewelry 2013 Preview – Tell Me Something Pretty

How pretty is this little bracelet? Generally I don’t wear beaded jewelry, but this was my favorite piece at the kensie jewelry preview party. Bright color, geometric shapes, and gold dominated the collection, which mostly consisted of necklaces and earrings. I also noted a few bangles and bracelets to round out some sets, but sadly no rings.

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