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Serengeti’s Shades of Summer

Posted in: General, Hi-end eyewear

The right car requires the right pair of sunglasses to go with it, and at the moment I’ve grown incredibly fond of the new Maestrale by Serengeti.

Sporty enough to be worn for vigorous summer activities, but stylish enough to look and feel right at home in your favorite automobile, the Maestrale is one pair of shades that encourage you to see the world through rose-colored glasses. The shatter-resistant PolarMax lenses provide full sun protection from top to bottom and from side to side, so you can’t beat them for those afternoons spent cruising in a convertible with the top down.

The tortoise shell frames let you dress them up or dress them down, which is a great thing because once you’ve put them on your face, you’re going to want to keep them there. And if you absolutely have to have everything in basic black, they also come in Satin Black with black lenses. Retail price is only $160, which leaves you several pennies to put more petro in your tank.

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Can’t Keep a Good Gal Down

Sarah Fisher qualified for the Indianapolis 500 for the seventh time last weekend, but Sunday’s race marksDriver/owner Sarah Fisher the first time she’ll be making laps as both a driver and a team owner. In fact, it’s the first time any woman has ever done that. The accomplishment, as great as it is, is somewhat bittersweet – Fisher was promised a sponsorship by an energy drink company but the check is, apparently, still in the mail.

Still, despite her lack of funding, Fisher has remained upbeat and seemingly undaunted in interviews. She knows that her chances of winning are about as slim as her wallet at this point, but she isn’t about to miss her history-making run. Fisher is showing that, like so many things in life, it’s more about the journey than the end results. If we had such a thing on this site as our She-ro of the Week, it would definitely go to Sarah Fisher.

If you want to show your support for the woman who was only the third female ever to qualify for the Indy 500, maybe you should pick up a new pair of TAG Heuer sunglasses. The motorsport-inspired eyewear company has been one of Fisher’s supporters since 2002, and they’re a favorite among racers because their flexible temples fit under helmets. However, for those of you who don’t wear a helmet – they just look good. So grab a pair and be sure to cheer on Sarah during Sunday’s race!

In Case You Didn’t Get What You Wanted…

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Luxuriator\'s Canary sunglasses

Yesterday, we celebrated Mother’s Day – the one day of the year where we pay tribute to mom by giving her a day off. Normally there are gifts, cards and flowers involved, but if your celebrations came up a little bit short, here’s a way to indulge yourself with a gift that will keep on giving.

Luxuriator Collection has rolled out its most expensive pair of sunglasses yet, and you might need to wear a pair of shades just to look at them! With 132 hand-cut diamonds, and a two-carat Canary diamond in the corner of one lens, the Luxuriator Canary Due 032 is truly the world’s most dazzling pair of sunglasses. With a total carat weight of 3.45, and temple pieces made of Buffalo horn, chances are these beat the pants off anything you’ll find at Sunglass Hut. (And, if by chance you don’t like the horn sidepieces, you can swap them out for a customized version wrapped with python or lizard.)

Yes, these glasses will set you back about $65,000. But I’m guessing you’ll be the only mom on the block who owns a pair.