September means New York Fashion Week, and this year’s selections were as fascinating as usual, with plenty of details and trends to take home to your closet (even if it isn’t full of names like Nanette Lepore and Zac Posen).
We’re still seeing a lot of geometric and tribal patterns, but in surprising places and juxtaposed with flowy fabrics like organza and with detailed beading. Colors are still fresh and punchy but are a good bit softer than the cobalts and emeralds we saw previously – think more Palm Beach, less nonstop neon.
iOS 7 has officially dropped, with the most obvious improvement being the slick new visual interface, but there’s a long list of additional upgrades that come with this update.
For starters, FaceTime can now do audio calls and not just video calls. Here’s one of my favorites – your apps now update automatically, so you don’t have to do it yourself. Somehow that always felt like such a chore!
Siri is better, there’s a new AirDrop sharing service for iPhones 5 and up, but enough is also the same that it won’t be like learning a new phone. That’s always a delicate line to walk when it comes to technology.
Hard to believe it’s time to start making plans for fall festivals, haunted houses and Halloween, right?
This year, stop by Nightmare Plantation for a good scary time that also benefits your community. Held on a Grovetown property that owners say is actually haunted, this haunted house donates 100 percent of its proceeds to The Wounded Warrior Project and Channeled Paths, another nonprofit working with at-risk youth. Tickets are only $15, and you can find more info at www.nightmareplantation.net.