ShopGirl: iPhone 5, smaller sunglasses and Best of Augusta



A few weeks ago I wrote about the to-be-released iPhone 5 and what features it was rumored to have. Well, the phone debuted Sept. 12, and the buzz was close to the truth.

The iPhone 5’s screen is indeed larger, 4-inches diagonally, and the phone has faster processing capabilities and a better camera.

Apple also announced the new EarPods, the redesigned earphones that are supposedly designed “according to the geometry of the ear.” They are available in the Apple store for $29.

As with every advancement, there have been hic­cups. Big-name apps, in­clu­ding Facebook and Insta­gram, took until this week to be updated for the larger screen, and the new Maps app has gotten a lot of attention for being plain wrong.


I’m a huge fan of the smaller sunglasses frames that seem to be slowly becoming the majority of what’s out there right now.

Sure, I’ll keep a big Jackie O pair for bad face days, but smaller frames such as Moscot’s Lemtosh, TOMS Beachmaster or the classic Ray-Ban Clubmaster tend to flatter just about every face. Plus, we get to still actually see your face instead of guessing who that is behind the big J-Lo aviators.

For whatever reason, it’s more difficult to find cheap sunglasses that aren’t gigantic, so be prepared to splurge a little for a good winter pair.



Augusta Magazine’s Best of Augusta celebration is Oct. 16, and if you buy your tickets ahead of time they are only $20, a $5 savings over the price at the door.

Best of Augusta has been an Augusta tradition since 1984, and it features restaurants, businesses and music groups that Augusta Magazine readers have voted as the best in the area.

For $20, you get to sample foods from a long list of Augusta favorites, enjoy a great show and get special discounts from local retailers.

To buy tickets, call (706) 823-3722 or go online to