Austin chefs and creatives shine bright during California-cool party
What: Garrett Leight California Opticals' 10-year anniversary party and grand opening celebration
Where: Nixta Taqueria
The lowdown: Garrett Leight, purveyor of hip sunglasses, took over another hip spot — East Austin's Nixta Taqueria — for a very dual special celebration on March 4. Not only was the brand celebrating its newly opened South Congress shop, it was also toasting to 10 years in the eyewear biz.
Local luminaries, including Suerte chef Fermin Nuñez, PR pro Cara Culkins, and impresario David Mendoza, showed up to toast the newly minted store.
As part of the launch, Leight tapped local creatives, including the Alamo Drafthouse's Tim League and singer Tameka Jones, to design a pair of custom frames for the new SoCo shop. Proceeds from what is dubbed the "Locals Only" collection will go to select charities through the month of March.
Who: Garrett Leight, Elena Doukas, Renee Rouleau, Alexander Pappas, Miguel Rangel, Jane Black, Barney Greenwood, Nina Berenato, Carl Brunson, Rashanna Moss, Liz Wender,and My-Cherie Haley.