Shopgirl: Sneakers outshine others

From tongue to laces to sole, every single bit of these sneaks is coated in glitter. SNEAKERNEWS.COM

Opening Ceremony has partnered with Vans to create the most thoroughly glittered sneaker (or shoe, for that matter) you’ve ever seen. From tongue to laces to sole, every single bit of these sneaks is coated in glitter.


They’re calling it The Glitter Pack, and they come in bubblegum pink, charcoal grey and primary blue. The best part is that they’ll only set you back $110 – and are likely to be in high demand, so don’t wait on this. Find them online.


WHAT’S TRENDY: Remember the short-lived black MacBook? Around the mid-00s, Apple for a brief time sold their MacBooks in white, silver and black – and although they looked pretty cool, it didn’t last very long. The candy-colored iPhone 5c then came to us, in four bright and peppy colors.

The latest color innovation? A very short-term, limited-release, red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. This release only comes in 128GB and 256GB and as such start at $749 – but if you balk at the price, consider that it goes to benefit (RED). That’s the AIDS research organization started 10 years ago, and this iPhone special release is celebrating the anniversary.


WHAT’S AFFORDABLE: The Augusta-Richmond County Public Library is hosting a classic movie screening aimed at local senior citizens.

The movie will be shown at 11 a.m. March 30 at the Diamond Lakes Library, 101 Diamond Lakes Way, in Hephzibah. The Wild Bunch was released in 1969 and stars William Holden. The event is free, and you can register by calling (706) 772-2432. The library lists this event and others on its master calendar at



Pop Rocks: Augusta, my Christmas wish list has one thing

My family often accuses me of being a difficult person to Christmas shop for. While it is true that my tastes run toward the particular and tend to lean heavily on easy-to-wrap standards such as books and records, I believe that as I get older, I’m less concerned with the item than the idea. Give me something I believe you have thought about and carefully considered, and I’m happy. The present clearly purchased at the drug store the day before is met with considerably less enthusiasm.

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