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Sofia Vergara’s Eyewear Collection With Foster Grant Is All About Making A Statement

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“I’m 47, but by 42, my sight was bad” explains Sofia Vergara, the actor-turned-entrepreneur whose is chatting to me on the phone from her home in Los Angeles. “I had never in my life needed to wear glasses. So, for a long time, I was fighting it.” Vergara put off buying a pair, unable to find a style that felt like a fit for her personality. But, after years of squinting, headaches, and discomfort, she had a realization: “It’s better to wear your readers and own it, because [many of us] will need to wear glasses no matter what. So, I decided that that was what I needed to do … create a line that would make women want to wear their glasses.” And, thus, Sofia Vergara x Foster Grant was born — a range of prescription lenses and sunglasses that are designed to stand out.

Launching on May 20, the eyewear collection includes 24 styles, all of which range in styles from aviator to cat-eye, and all of which lean toward maximalist. “With readers, people think that they [should] get something that is very dainty and very small, and that it’s not gonna show as much. But I think that’s horrible,” Vergara jokes. “What I wanted was to make a beautiful design that called attention, colors and materials that are comfortable and light, and shapes that are going to look good on every face.” The cat-eye styles are her favorite example; women who’ve test-driven the collection might initially shy away from the pointed look, but the shape ends up as their favorite.

COURTESY OF SOFIA VERGARA X FOSTER GRANT
COURTESY OF SOFIA VERGARA X FOSTER GRANT
COURTESY OF SOFIA VERGARA X FOSTER GRANT

While Vergara’s adventurous personal style played a definitive role in the collection’s aesthetic, it was Foster Grant’s expertise in shapes that helped to solidify the breadth of the collection. “I’m not an expert in designing sunglasses,” Vergara says. She partnered with Foster Grant’s VP of Product Development, Matthew Coon to help synthesize her sense of style into the collab while sticking to an accessible price point ($30 – $40 a pair, to be exact).

The collection also gives rise to a new philanthropic initiative, Specs 4 Specs, through which each pair sold will donate to one pair of readers to those living with uncorrected vision (which, as of now, is the world’s largest disability, affecting 2.7 billion people globally). “I love [being] at this point in my career, where I can team up with projects that are able to give back to the community and help someone,” says Vergara. “Because, at the end of the day, glasses are not a luxury, they’re a necessity.”

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Nationals unveil 2019 World Series rings featuring 108 diamonds, ‘Baby Shark’ homage

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Unfortunately, the Nationals haven’t been able to have a traditional World Series ring unveiling in front of a packed house at Nationals Park. On Sunday night, though, they had an online ceremony with players airing live on MLB Network. The players have decided they didn’t want to get the rings until they are all together in person and that’s pretty cool, but we now have a good grasp of the design. 

Here’s the video: 

And for those who want it in picture form: 

Some of the features and their meanings: 

  • The “W” logo features 30 rubies, representing the 30 runs the Nats scored in their four World Series wins. 
  • “World Champions” has 32 sapphires, which represents seven walk-off wins, 13 shutout wins, the eight-game winning streak (their longest of the season) and the four playoff rounds won added together. 
  • There are 108 diamonds, representing the number of regular-season wins, postseason wins, one diamond for the World Series title and two additional diamonds to recognize the franchise having been both the Montreal Expos and Washington Nationals. 
  • The top and bottom parts of the ring have 12 rubies, signifying the total number of postseason wins. 
  • On the inside of the ring, there’s a “Baby Shark” holding a World Series trophy. It also lists the four teams the Nats took down with the series game counts (for example, 4-3 over the Astros). 
  • Some of their phrases can be seen around the ring, such as “go 1-0 everyday” and “fight finished.” 

Surely it’s a bittersweet moment for the Nationals players. Each player’s name will be featured on their own ring — as seen above with the Stephen Strasburg example — and that has to be pretty awesome to see. 

The fact that they have to physically wait to see their own rings and celebrate the occasion together has to sting, though. 


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How to Host a Virtual Wine Tasting With Celeb-Favorite Wines

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If you’ve been connecting with friends and family via video chat, consider this idea for your next get-together: a virtual wine tasting. Not only will this activity get conversations flowing, but it will also help everyone find new wines they love. Personalized wine club Winc winemaker Robert Daugherty has the perfect wine lineup for you below, and everyone in the group can conveniently have them delivered to their homes via the service.

But first, allow Daugherty to run you through setting up your virtual wine tasting:

1. “Decide on a lineup of wines ahead of time, so that you can taste along together. I’d recommend tasting no more than four wines at once. You can also set a theme for the tasting, whether it’s unique varieties you’ve never tried before, natural wines, or wines from a particular region or country. This will also help inform light bites and food pairings to go with each.”

2. “Assign a host. This person can help lead the discussion and have information on each of the wines readily available. An understanding of where the wine came from, the winemaker who crafted it and context surrounding the wine’s history and narrative makes the tasting more meaningful, informative and engaging.”

3. “Don’t take it too seriously! Have each person talk about what they are noticing and tasting. Flavors, color, viscosity, etc. Adding a trivia element or making it into a drinking game is always a great idea, too. Have fun with it!”

4. “Decide which one you personally like best. Then fill up your glass and enjoy.”

Daugherty suggests that you always start with sparkling wines and rosés first, followed by white wines and lighter reds next and full-bodied red wines last.

Check out the wines Daugherty recommends for your tasting below, some of which have a celebrity fan-base.

2019 Pacificana Chardonnay

 The Pacificana chardonnay is dry and fruity with notes of apple, butterscotch, honeysuckle and lemon rind.

2019 Cherries & Rainbows Red Wine

How fun is the packaging of this wine? It’s dry with notes of dark fruits.

2017 Porter & Plot Cabernet Sauvignon

Enjoy notes of plum, red cherry and rosemary in this dry wine.


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