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WHAT’S TRENDY

With the rise of Snapchat, Vine and other new social media options, it would be easy to wonder if Instagram had begun its journey down the totem pole. Maybe it’s just not enough to look at normal pictures that don’t self-destruct and aren’t videos, right?

Instagram is doing its part to keep reinventing, and I’m sure having the creative juices and resources of Facebook behind you doesn’t hurt at all. It recently announced a revamping of its Web site – you know, that thing you read on a desktop computer and not your phone. Instagram.com now allows you to browse your feed on your computer, just like Twitter.com or Facebook.com.

I’m sure mobile viewing will still be how most of us stay abreast of our friends’ square, overedited photos, but it’s good to see Instagram fighting to stay fresh.

WHAT’S NEW

You might have read that Abercrombie & Fitch is no longer in the Augusta Mall.

Thankfully, the mall doesn’t have any trouble staying at full occupancy. What store do you hope moves into the Abercrombie space?

I’ve heard rumors of an H&M moving in, but I would be just as happy if we got a J.Crew or an Anthropologie.

Shoot me an e-mail if you have a brand you’re set on, or one you believe would be a perfect fit in the Augusta market.

WHAT’S AFFORDABLE

Wine & Swine, The First Tee of Augusta fundraiser, will be Feb. 16 at the old Reynolds Street train depot behind Augusta Museum of History. This event combines a barbeque cookoff, wine tasting, 5K and live entertainment, all to benefit The First Tee.

Tickets are for sale at Fireside Outdoor Kitchens & Grills, Fat Man’s Mill Café and The First Tee of Augusta. Race registration is $25 and includes the usual race package plus admission to the cookoff and wine tasting, but if you don’t want to run you can get a cookoff and wine tasting ticket for $20.

Check out www.TheFirstTeeAugusta.org for more info, like how you can be entered to win a Big Green Egg.


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