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At Edward Beiner Your Health Is Our Priority

As we re-open our stores, you may rest assured that our highly committed team has been steadfast in instituting simple-to-follow, CDC-approved measures to safeguard your health and safety. Here’s a preview of what you can expect to see on Monday.

Upon your arrival, you will be happy to see plenty of personal protective equipment, clearly marked social distancing signs, in-store sanitation products, repositioned seating and demonstration stations to safe distances, and more.

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WE’RE HERE TO SERVE YOUR OPTICAL NEEDS WHILE KEEPING EVERYONE AS HEALTHY AS WE CAN

All of us at Edward Beiner want you to feel perfectly safe and comfortable during your next store visit. For more information about our health and safety procedures, please don’t hesitate to contact us at eyewearspecialist@edwardbeiner.com or call (561) 212-6707.

Upon your arrival, you will be happy to see plenty of personal protective equipment, clearly marked social distancing signs, in-store sanitation products, repositioned seating and demonstration stations to safe distances, and more.

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Covid-19 Updates: Temporary Store Closings, But Always Just A Call Away

To Our Dear Customers,

Because your health and safety and the health and safety of our staff is important to us, we at the Edward Beiner Group will be temporarily closing our stores effective today (March 20, 2020) as we collectively ride out COVID-19.

Our optometrists, who are also following all CDC, WHO, state and local health authority recommendations, will also temporarily be closing down.

In the meantime, it is recommended by the American Optometric Association that during this period you wear your glasses instead of contact lenses to avoid touching your eyes and reduce the risk of infection. However, if you need to order contacts, have any eye related emergencies, need eye care advice, or if you don’t have glasses in your current prescription, one of our Independent Doctors of Optometry will be standing by. Please give us a call at 305-807-0691 and we will do our best to help.

If you run out of lens cleanser for your glasses, you can use alcohol, although we highly recommend you save the Vodka for your next Quanrantini : -)

drink-wuarantiniOn a more serious note, we will continue to closely monitor the progress of COVID-19 at all of our Florida locations and keep you posted regarding store re-opening dates.

Stay tuned for more information updates via our emails and over the Edward Beiner website, www.edwardbeiner.com and keep in touch with us on social media during this time of social distancing. We will have some fun there to keep you smiling, and of course continue to bring you the latest in eye wear trends and fashion, so be sure to follow along.

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“I’m A Kid In A Candy Store”

I am about to visit a small custom high-fidelity music studio in Miami with my dear friend Edward Beiner. Let’s make no mistake. This is not your big box audio store. Rather, it’s a somewhat obscure little outlet that caters to tried and true audiophiles. Known only to the few, but held in their highest possible esteem, it is here that these aficionados of sound find what they seek. All impressive, mostly early generation stuff.

Once inside, it’s easy to see that Edward Beiner is a man in his element. Or, perhaps more accurately, a kid in a candy shop. Surrounded by artfully engineered components of the highest caliber is what some would say, “is his thing.”

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Indeed, everything on display holds him captive. From the ultra-advanced digital speakers powered by original analog technology to the acoustically faithful amplifiers that date back to the late 1950s and early 1960s — a period often referred to as the “Golden Age of Hi-Fi.”

As far as Edward Beiner is concerned, those who designed this equipment were nothing short of genius—a testament to mankind. He admires a set of transparent antique vacuum tubes built atop a 50-year-old amplifier. Imagine, he says, “engineering devices of such sophistication and beauty given the limited knowledge, tools, and technology available back then.”

Suddenly, he pauses, scans the little showroom looking beyond the seductive audio equipment, as if to detect something even more special in the air. He is in his moment.

“Can you feel it?” he asks rhetorically. “Here breathes the art and soul of sound equipment.” Mind you, all this excitement and we haven’t even experienced any sound yet.

He briskly walks me over to a display featuring a vintage Hi-Fi system. We are looking at carefully selected components valued at roughly the price of a Porsche Panamera. With great excitement, he explains to me the importance of amplifier vacuum tubes, why analog sound delivers more authenticity than digital, and how the engineers who crafted these devices were well ahead of their time.

He then shows me a more recent system, carefully pointing out the fact that while the newer system may not be from the ‘60s, it’s nonetheless quite “authentic.” He explains that as long as the design and assembly of the newer version conforms to the standards and essential features of the original, it can find its rightful authenticity.

Little does Edward Beiner realize that it is his relentless pursuit for authenticity what makes his own work so irresistible. And it shows.

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Like quality, originality and uniqueness, authenticity is a fundamental attribute that defines the Edward Beiner brand. It is an inherent promise.

One that shows in each and every product on display in his showrooms. It shows in the eyes and words of his Eyewear experts who present and explain the details of each pair of Eyewear — and it shows in the eyes of his increasingly younger clientele who come to experience and buy the magic of his authenticity.

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Thus, it’s a philosophy that suggests authenticity needn’t be limited to the past. Rather, it’s an attribute that is timeless, perpetuated by ingenious artisans throughout the decades.

In a world increasingly characterized by parity offerings, fake news, virtual ideas, and general artificiality, that search for authenticity among today’s younger clientele is not hard explain. A longing for “the real thing” sweeps upon us from the horizon.

But as Edward Beiner is fast to point out, the real thing comes in many forms. It isn’t born from a single established cultural reality but from many upon which new and authentic creations flourish. One can only surmise that it’s this unusually expansive view of the past, present, and future that drives his creative choices, and ultimately manifests in a lasting Edward Beiner brand experience.

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It Better Not Start Raining

“It Better Not Start Raining”

Parked at the center of Edward Beiner’s many passions is his prized 1967 Austin Healey 3000 served up in classic British racing green. Without a doubt, the ‘67 Austin Healey is one of the world’s most revered classic sports cars.

The Austin Healey is to Edward Beiner what a Modigliani, a Cézanne, or a de Kooning is to an art collector.

Driving the Austin Healey is akin to driving a Chef d ’Oeuvre, except the sports car is flawless in both design and mechanical functionality. Ergo, the Austin Healey conforms perfectly to the 20th century modernist design principal that simply states, “form follows function.” As for purpose, she was designed for speed.

In deference to its creator Donald Healey, Edward Beiner points out that the four-wheeled gem is “the brainchild of an accomplished car designer, rally driver, and speed record holder,” revealing a true appreciation for craft and craftsman. As he would reveal for a painting and its painter. A book and its author. Or a machine and its inventor.

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The immaculate, light blue and white ‘67 Austin Healey parked in front of Edward Beiner’s flagship store on Sunset features a hard-to-find antique Royal Automobile Club (RAC) medallion on its grill. The RAC medallion shimmers brightly in the Saturday morning sun.

The 38-year-old owner is inside the store, learning every detail about each of the dozen pairs proposed by one of Edward Beiner’s top consultants. He’s seeking a pair of Eyewear that “feels right” when he’s driving his Austin Healey. He explains: “I need a pair that complements the car I drive, protects my eyes from the sun, and addresses my Eyewear prescription at the same time.”

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The immaculate, light blue and white ‘67 Austin Healey parked in front of Edward Beiner’s flagship store on Sunset features a hard-to-find antique Royal Automobile Club (RAC) medallion on its grill. The RAC medallion shimmers brightly in the Saturday morning sun.

The 38-year-old owner is inside the store, learning every detail about each of the dozen pairs proposed by one of Edward Beiner’s top consultants. He’s seeking a pair of Eyewear that “feels right” when he’s driving his Austin Healey. He explains: “I need a pair that complements the car I drive, protects my eyes from the sun, and addresses my Eyewear prescription at the same time.”

Like most of Edward Beiner’s clientele, the understated commercial real estate broker is all about fine quality, detail, and timeless design.

Interestingly, his intent, like most of Edward Beiner’s clients, isn’t driven by a need to capture “a look.” Rather, it’s about living an experience. From learning about the item’s history and etymology, to understanding its aesthetic form and function.

He finally settles for a pair of light blue handmade Jacky frames from the Edward Beiner Collection, a perfect complement to his classic handsewn Italian lambskin driving gloves, RAC grill medallion and, of course, his Austin Healey.

The consultant’s job is done perfectly. The client is thrilled. And not once did she mention that her boss, Edward Beiner, drives the same car. Live the experience.

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Edward Beiner Is Brewin’ With Jonathan Wakefield

The line outside wraps around the block. Quite a mix of people. Mostly skews toward young professional men. But there are quite a few women, too.

The attire is casual but stylish. A lot of jean wear coupled with carefully accented accessories. All-telling details. A thin red lapel defines a young man’s shirt collar…a pair of brushed leather Gommino driving moccasins on another. Another sporting an ultra-cool classic Bulgari sports watch. You get the picture. They range from 35 to 55.

But what’s going?

Edward Beiner is already inside, sitting in the taproom at JBW’s, short for the Jonathan Wakefield Brewery, one of Miami’s hottest craft breweries located in the heart of one of Miami’s hottest neighborhoods: Wynwood.

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The taproom, or tasting room, is decorated in a blend of “industrial chic with a side of geek.” At least that’s how they describe it. Their description continues with, “a place with recycled wine barrels as chandeliers, stainless-steel countertops with wood coupled with custom-made cast iron piping.” All this plus “…a 35-foot long mural of Star Wars by CP1, and a giant Dragon by artist Luis Valle.” Certainly the word ‘original’ comes to mind to describe the environment.

Tonight Jonathan Wakefield is featuring a number of his most classic concoctions, including his Hops 4 Teacher IPA served in a 10oz imperial half-pint. The Hops 4 is described as a deep orange India Pale Ale with refreshingly crisp notes of citrus and tropical fruits and a well-balanced solid malt backbone. Another feature, called Stush, is a pale golden Berliner Weisse known for its cloudy appearance. They say that once it hits your palate, you will immediately notice the crisp zest of lemon as the sides of your tongue pick up the refreshing tartness. Makes launching a “Nouveaux Beaujolais” feel a little like amateur hour. Or perhaps a little dated—at best.

Edward Beiner, a fairly tall man in his own right, stands up as Jonathan Wakefield walks over to his countertop. Wakefield is strapping man. A bigger-than-life sort of character whose towering presence and strength is offset by his visibly gentle, slightly shy personality.

Be that as it may, one thing is clear: in the ever-evolving universe of craft beer, he is among its giants.

As the two men sit down to engage in conversation, there is electricity emanating from the tabletop. Two very different forces of nature who draw inspiration from the same well. Both equipped with the knowledge, passion, and drive to take the best of mankind and evolve it to the next level. The conversation is lighthearted and friendly. There is a natural sincerity and trust between them. They are each relaxed and present, yet conscious of their surroundings. People are watching.

And so they should. Edward Beiner and Jonathan Wakefield, two very different men bound by a unique ability to appreciate the past, imagine the future, and create new and relevant pathways for the present.

Edward Beiner leans toward his host but must raise his voice over the surrounding hubbub: “There’s something very special going on here,” he says, “all these fine young people have something in common. They’re not just thirsting for beer, they’re thirsting for something new. Something different. Something authentic… that defines their time…their generation. And I think they’ve found it here tonight.”

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In fact, there’s something here that’s perfectly aligned with the vision of Edward Beiner who is, by all counts, a modern, enlightened man with wide-ranging interests. Whether they be classic sports cars, fashion, fine whiskeys, or now…craft beer, they are all of a level of quality above the ordinary.

That a number of these same men and women patiently waiting in line to discover Jonathan Wakefield’s latest hop-based libations also visit Edward Beiner showrooms is no surprise.

Sure…not only will you find the finest from Ahlem Bastille, Face a Face, Lindberg, and Edward Beiner by Gold & Wood, but now Edward Beiner will design your next Eyewear from a special camera that will 3D print your pair in real time several thousand miles away!

Makes you wonder what’s next, doesn’t it? But it is all part of the unique Edward Beiner brand experience.

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