The Recap: Oxie Affordable Optical

I have always worn glasses (Since about 1st grade) and I always loved going to pick out new ones! That hasn’t changed AT ALL!

Which one do you think I picked?

I had the opportunity to pop into Oxie Affordable Optical and get my yearly eye exam and pick out some beautiful new glasses! Following all Covid-19 procedures I called when I arrived and was let into the very cute and cozy store!( Masks on of course)

Checking in

I was greeted by Mia, who is one of the owners and super sweet! She took me through the whole process and it was super quick! After getting my paperwork filled out, I went to get a test done to see where my eyesight was at the moment.

Once that was done it was time to go into my eye Exam with Dr. McGee! He got me together! ( I can’t see anything without my glasses lol) A few laughs and some jokes later, my eye exam was done.

Drops being added to my eye for the pressure test!

Next up was the part I love,picking out my glasses!

I am so happy with my selections ( I got them both,yay) and I was glad to be able to get a new fresh look!

Mia was so helpful with pointing me in the right direction of which frames complimented my face and the different options for lenses! ( They even have Bluelight options!)

Oxie Affordable Optical is located in Downtown Aurora and if you are in the area stop in. If you do tell them I sent you!

All photos by: Amy Nelson Photography

XOXO, Arella

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The Recap: Altiro Latin Fusion

The moment I walked in, I knew that I was going to have a great night! The warm and inviting decor and the friendly staff set the vibe for a great evening at Altiro Latin Fusion newest location in Downtown Aurora!


I was so ready to dig into this Ala papa Brava + Ala Pina drink! ( this drink had a spicy +sweet flavor which was super yummy)


My server, Jessica was amazing at recommending all the favorites and must haves! Food is Tapas style and great for sharing! (perfect for date nights or A girl’s night out)


Do you all see THIS spread! (SO GOOD)


This dish, the Ala Paella was top on my favorite dishes, so flavorful and had all of my favorite seafood with each bite!


The owners are Erika and Roberto who are husband and wife dream team and every bit of #goals! Roberto is the executive chef and Erika is behind the beautiful decor throughout the restaurant! (can you say Power Couple?!)

Altiro Latin Fusion


And of course I couldn’t leave without dessert and it was plantains with a chocolate sauce and sprinkles!! ( I love sprinkles,how did they know?)

Altiro Latin Fusion

If you are coming to Downtown Aurora make sure you check out Altiro Latin Fusion’s newest location!

Tell them I sent you when you go! Thank you so much to everyone at Altiro Aurora for their hospitality!

I will be back very soon!

All photos by: Amy Nelson Photography

XOXO, Arella