By: Gracie Shepherd on July 11, 2012 - 11:39am - Add new comment

We all want vacation photos, but taking your smartphone or camera to the beach or poolside is a nerve-wracking experience if you dare. Water damage is rarely covered by warranties, and the choice between possibly having to buy a new phone and getting photos of your sand castle usually ends in no photos at all. To the rescue comes iPhone Scuba Suit from

By: Gracie Shepherd on June 6, 2012 - 12:51pm - Add new comment

What did we do before our iPhones? They entertain us in waiting rooms, allow us to get the perfect spontaneous photo and never truly escape the office. In addition to these great uses, the iPhone truly shines brightly during vacations.

By: Gracie Shepherd on May 30, 2012 - 3:46pm - Add new comment

Wesley Cadle has had his retail store on Monte Sano Avenue open for six months, but customers from all over the world will be able to buy his favorite summer items through a sale starting June 1.
One Kings Lane, an online sales site that works with designers from all over the world, is partnering with Cadle and five other designers to curate a Summer Soiree Tastemaker Tag Sale. The designers selected items they love to use for summer entertaining, from clay lanterns to fish-shaped bottle openers, and made them available through One Kings Lane.

By: Gracie Shepherd on March 5, 2012 - 5:47pm - Add new comment

I haven't shampooed my hair for two months. 

The "no-poo" craze is all over Pinterest and the blogosphere, with people keeping baking soda and apple cider vinegar in their bathrooms instead of Garnier Fructis or Philip Kingsley in hopes of making their hair healthier. I would have to be sprouting a third ear to be willing to wrangle with baking soda and apple cider vinegar in the shower, so that option was out for me.

I'm no scientist so I don't have any evidence that this information is based in truth, but the complaints people wield against shampoo are as follows:

By: Gracie Shepherd on November 21, 2011 - 3:22pm - Add new comment

Occasionally, I receive products from various and sundry brands asking me to review them or include them in my column. I like to write about things that you can buy in the Augusta area (unless it's just crazy neat, like those cell phone lenses from PhotoJojo), so I wasn't sure how to review the ones I did like. 

Let me introduce my new series of blog posts, I've Tried This and It's Awesome. This first entry is about Body Essentials' facial cleansing and massage brush.

By: Gracie Shepherd on September 19, 2011 - 6:19pm - Add new comment


By: Gracie Shepherd on September 13, 2011 - 12:03pm - Add new comment

Oh, guys. I'm honestly so disappointed in humanity after watching this episode of Project Runway. Calling it selfishness is a huge understatement. It's more of social stupidity and immaturity - Josh M., Becky, Bert, Laura, the repeat offenders. They're just about as self-unaware as a human can be.

By: Gracie Shepherd on September 8, 2011 - 7:20pm - Add new comment

This week's challenge was to create an avant-garde look inspired by young artists at Harlem School of the Arts. As only Project Runway could, the challenge's limitations and goals changed almost everytime they were vocalized.

By: Gracie Shepherd on September 7, 2011 - 5:35pm - Add new comment

This past week's gorgeous weather reminded me that the time to pull out the pea coats and pack up the sundresses is just around the corner. Season switch-outs can be an excellent time to purge your wardrobe and give your closet a deep clean.
I'm sure you've heard this before, but it really is a good idea to limit yourself to a set quantity of clothing and shoes - when a new sweater or the perfect pair of ballet flats catch your eye, force yourself to give away something else to make room.

By: Gracie Shepherd on August 30, 2011 - 12:21pm - Add new comment


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