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Shopgirl: Delta's new iPad app; The Limited's Theallet line; and MLK Day celebration

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WHAT’S NEW

Delta Airlines has a new iPad app that will help keep you entertained on long flights.

Fly Delta has been available on any device imaginable for a while, but a recent remake has turned the iPad version into something special. They’re calling it a “glass-bottom” experience, letting you get a taste of what’s going on in the world below your feet. You can look up landmarks and local comments, see what you’re flying over and decide where to eat and what to see once you land. If you miss something while you’re asleep, you can use the “scroll back in time” function to check out Paris as you’re flying to Rome.

It also has standard airline app features that allow you to have your boarding pass right with you, see where your gate is and other handy tools.

The app is a part of Delta’s $140 million investment in improved technology.

WHAT’S TRENDY

The Limited really lucked out with its Sophie Theallet dress collection, or at least its customers did. The line of dresses, cardigans and accessories look a lot more expensive than the price tag ($118 for the lace dresses), and aren’t anything like the lace dresses you’re seeing everywhere else.

I think it’s easy for shoddy design to hide behind lace, since it’s very visually forgiving. Theallet’s dresses for The Limited have a great shape, and the colors are unique as well.

My favorite is the red, from the photos I’ve seen, but they’re all so pretty it will be hard not to buy them all. Check out a sneak peek at TheLimited.com.

WHAT’S AFFORDABLE

If you have Martin Luther King Jr. Day off on Monday, let me encourage you to go to Paine College’s celebration. It’s a free event and a great chance to gather with the community to celebrate the life of an American hero.

Dr. Greg DeLoach, the pastor of First Baptist Church of Augusta, will be the guest speaker in addition to local and Paine College leaders. Music will be provided by the First Baptist Church music ministry and Ministerio Nueva Vida (New Life Church).

The program begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Gilbert-Lambuth Chapel on Paine College’s campus. Organizers will reserve seats for clergy and dignitaries.


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