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Garrett Leight // California Optical
GetGLOWY, How To Glow, Profiles

Garrett Leight is the man behind our favorite eyewear brand. We are crazy about his timeless designs and would like one of everything, please. 

Born and raised in Cali, Garrett Leight embodies the laid-back vibes of the west coast. Keeping true to his roots, he knows just how to strike the balance between sophistication and style.

In 2010, Garrett founded Garrett Leight California Optical in Venice beach. Along with a group of young, passionate creatives, Garrett has dedicated his craft to classic design with tons of cool. The craftsmanship is impeccable and the aesthetics are timeless, making Garrett Leight frames some of our favorites out there. The company culture and ethos is downright cool…it’s hard for sunglasses to get much glowier than these.

We’ve been rocking the Wilson Sun‘s everywhere we go. Iconic, classic, and add the perfect vintage-touch to our ensembles.

Garrett Leight California Optical // www.garrettleight.com

HOW THEY GLOW QUESTIONNAIRE

NAME: Garrett Leight

NICKNAME: They called me Leight in college

PROFESSION: Creative Director

WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Mostly in Los Angeles but I was born in Laguna Beach, which is technically Orange County.

WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
Mar Vista

WHEN YOU’RE EATING HEALTHY, WHAT IS A TYPICAL…
I hate eating healthy, so I guess Id have to say chicken and vegetables.

BREAKFAST: Always eggs and coffee. Sometimes scrambled, sometimes over easy, sometimes omelet with veggies. Egg whites mostly.

LUNCH: On the run, whatever is near the office and quick. Usually not sandwiches. Salad if I’m being healthy.

DINNER: Protein and vegetables when I’m being healthy. Fish or Chicken usually.

SNACK: I am not a snacker.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS/RESTAURANTS TO EAT HEALTHY?
If I’m at a “healthy” place I’d probably order the least healthy thing on the menu. I prefer to order healthy at normal restaurants.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INDULGENCE?
Food. Ribs, pizza, burgers!

WHERE ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS/RESTAURANTS TO INDULGE?
Gjelina, Apple Pan, Don Vito’s NY Style Pizza.

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST MEAL ON EARTH?
As much as I love Thai food, it would probably just have to be IN N OUT. Just a bunch of double double’s animal style.

WHAT IS THE BEST DISH YOU COOK/ YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE?
I don’t really cook. But I can make some good breakfast meals and an occasional Korean BBQ style rice bowl.

WHERE DO YOU GROCERY SHOP?
Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, or wherever is closest when we have no time.

TOP 3 ITEMS YOU ALWAYS HAVE IN YOUR KITCHEN?
Coffee, eggs, and Sriracha

WHAT IS YOUR FITNESS REGIMEN? (how often & what you do)
Trainer in the morning two days a week and pickup basketball one day a week.

WHAT IS YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE? (products, facials, etc)
Yikes. Soap and water? Although my mom just did dermabrasion and this mask thing on my face last week.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE MAKEUP/NATURAL BEAUTY PRODUCTS?
Not Sephora. The stuff I bring my wife from Japan.

IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND, WHAT 3 PRODUCTS WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU?

1. Bed

2. Solar powered television

3. External hard drive with thousands of movies

MOST-WATCHED MOVIE?
Big Lebowski

MOST LIFE-CHANGING BOOK?
Steve Jobs

FAVORITE SHOPS/BOUTIQUES?
RTH

COOLEST PLACE YOU’VE EVER VISITED?
Jamaica

FAVORITE HOTELS?
The Rockhouse in Jamaica

WHAT IS THE BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
Does my daughter count? Because if so, it’s a no brainer.

MOST PROFOUND HEALING EXPERIENCE YOU’VE EVER HAD?
After I read a book on Taoism. I was a different person after that.

DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY.
Staying in bed watching until 11 with breakfast served in bed. Walking around the neighborhood with the family. Perfect weather. Major sporting events on throughout the day. BBQ. Friends. In bed by 9 watching TV until midnight.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST VALUABLE BEAUTY TIP/SECRET?
Beauty is subjective.

FAVORITE QUOTE?
I don’t have one.

WHAT MAKES YOU GLOW?
This interview

Photography by: Emily Knecht

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