Shopgirl: New store has a bit of everything



Area shoppers have long cried out for an Anthropologie or Urban Outfitters of our own, but what we got last week might be even better.

Final Cut is a sort of outlet store on steroids, where sample sale items from Anthro, Urban Outfitters and their affiliates are massed together at hugely discounted prices. Wedding line BHLDN pieces start at $25, and shoes from makers including Jeffrey Campbell and Sam Edelman.

Home décor, furniture, jewelry, lighting fixtures, clothing for both men and women – it’s impossible to imagine how much they have, so just drop by. Final Cut is beside Lowe’s on Bobby Jones Expressway and is open Tuesday through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


FitBit, FuelBand, Jawbone and the like have changed how we look at fitness, but a few big app developers want to redesign the apps we use alongside our wearables.

Apple announced in its big iOS 8 press conference that they are working on a new Health app, and if the hype is true this app will be an incredible way to keep track of your physical self. It pulls data from your wearables and other apps and can communicate that to other users (think workout partner, trainer, doctor).

WebMD is reworking its app, expanding it to more than just an encyclopedia of symptoms and paranoia. It wants to be your source for all things health – it syncs to your wearables, a Bluetooth-connected scale, even your glucometer. It also turns your iPhone 5s into a pedometer. Anyway, you can still indulge your inner hypochondriac by searching symptoms, etc., but with more tools to keep you healthy in the meantime.


In the mood for some good jazz and good people? Stop by the Jessye Norman School of the Arts’ monthly Jazz & Wine Soiree on June 28 to enjoy great jazz by local artists, a wine and hors d’oeuvres menu created by Augusta chefs and a chance to mix and mingle with local people.

There is limited seating, so RSVP by calling (762) 233-5299.