Leisure Society eyewear designer and founder Shane Baum joined audio podcast The Zandbergen Report to discuss the story behind creating his own eyewear brand Leisure Society and what makes Leisure Society eyewear the “finest eyewear in the world.” The Zandbergen Report podcast is hosted by Certified Financial Planner and Senior Partner of Optivest Wealth Management Bart Zandbergen and accompanied with guest host Letitia Berbaum, wealth advisor of Optivest Wealth Management. The full podcast is available here. Bart is seen wearing the Leisure Society Voysey in 18k Gold while Letitia is wearing the Leisure Society Corbusier in Champagne/18k Gold.

“The Zandbergen Report: Wealth Management Strategies and Investment Wisdom with Bart Zandbergen, CFP” is a weekly audio podcast that features guests in professional services that include mortgage, real estate, law and litigation, as well as entrepreneurs and executives in the health, fitness, style, and philanthropy industries. The podcast is live every Tuesday at 2PM on OC Talk Radio and is available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and Stitcher. 

Bart Zandbergen is a Wealth Strategist for Optivest Wealth Management, as well as a Registered Representative of Gramercy Securities, Inc. He is also an accomplished public speaker whose expert point of view has been published in the New York Times, NOBLEMAN Magazine, Agent Inc., and the Orange County Register. Continue reading »

Words of the Wise | Le Corbusier

— December 5th, 2018

Florida-based rapper Chester Watson is seen wearing the Leisure Society Vallejo glasses in Glacier/24k Gold in his latest music video “40 Acres” that can be viewed on Hypebeast and below. 

Chester Watson was recently featured in Rolling Stone and is the founder of NÜ AGE SYNDICATE, a collective of rappers, producers, mixers, skaters, and filmmakers. Chester is known for his lyrics that discuss his personal life experience and he does not fall short of this as he noticeably includes more self-reflection in his recently released album Project 0. 

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American chef Jerome Grant is seen wearing the Leisure Society Euclid glasses in Grey/12k Silver on The TODAY Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda during this Thanksgiving to discuss best turkey tips, tricks, and techniques. You can view the whole video clip here. In addition, these frames can be purchased at Georgetown Optician in Washington, D.C. where Jerome is based.

He is best known as Sweet Home Cafe’s inaugural executive chef of the historic National Museum of African American History and Culture. Sweet Home Cafe received a James Beard nomination for Best New Restaurant in 2017.

The TODAY Show is a U.S. daily live broadcast television program that covers current domestic and international news, weather reports, and interviews with guests regarding politics, business, entertainment, and sports.

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Eyewear industry magazine Eyecare Business featured Leisure Society founder Shane Baum as one of the Eyewear Designers of the Council of Fashion Designers (edCFDA) to discuss the future of eyewear design. The article in the latest November 2018 issue called “The Doyens of Design” featured the Leisure Society Lewitt sunglasses in 18k Rose Gold/White. To see the full November issue of Eyecare Business Magazine, please click here. 

Eyecare Business is a 30-plus-year-old eyewear industry magazine that provides information about the latest eyewear fashion and marketing trends, as well as retail-focused business-building tips for today’s eyecare professionals.

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NOBLEMAN Magazine mentioned Leisure Society’s Shane Baum in the article “Extraordinary Date Night” written by the men’s magazine’s founders Doug and Lydia McLaughlin. You can see the full article in the latest issue of the magazine that can be purchased here. 

NOBLEMAN Magazine is a lifestyle magazine that celebrates the modern man’s interests in fashion, luxury travel, real estate, technology, automobiles, food, as well as the arts and entertainment. Through beautiful photography, it also focuses on people, place and events that define Orange County’s creative style.

Danish footballer Nicklas Bendtner looks vacation-envy in his beautiful Leisure Society Cambridge sunglasses in 18K Gold/Black while enjoying the sunny coast in Cannes, France, that he posted three times on his official Instagram account to his 473k+ followers. 

Nicklas Bendtner is a Danish professional footballer who is currently a forward for Eliteserien club Rosenborg and the Denmark national team.   

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Music artist Ziggy Marley is seen wearing the Leisure Society Savoye sunglasses in 12K Antique Silver/Black during an exclusive photo shoot with Locale LA Magazine for an interview about his recent album Rebellion Rises seen here in the September LA issue.  

Ziggy Marley is a Jamaican musician and leader of the band Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. He is best known as an eight-time Grammy Awards winner and the eldest son of music icon Bob Marley.  

Locale Magazine is a lifestyle publication focused on culturally relevant print and online media from categories such as food, music, celebrities, travel and local events. 

Photographer: Ryan Hensley | Stylist: Teresita Marie

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Actor Michael Peña is seen wearing the Leisure Society Rudi glasses in 12K Silver/Black in a full interview with GQ Magazine seen here. The men’s magazine also posted a photo of Michael in the sophisticated glasses on their Instagram to their 4.4+ million followers.

Michael Peña is an American actor who has starred in numerous films, such as Crash, American Hustle, The Martian, and Ant-Man. His latest acting role will be in a new Netflix series called Narcos: Mexico that will be released on November 16th. 

GQ Magazine is a monthly men’s magazine based in New York City that covers interests of the contemporary urban man from fashion, style and culture to food, travel and fitness. 

Interviewer: Joshua Rivera | Photographer: Brad Torchia

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Actress and model Chanel Celaya is seen wearing the Leisure Society Edna glasses in 18K Gold/Black that she posted on her official Instagram account to her 53.1k followers. 

Chanel Celaya started out as a model for known fashion brands like GUESS and IZOD but later fell into acting. She was featured in the movie 21 Jump Street and guest-starred in the MTV television show The Inbetweeners.  

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