Not So Delicate

Is it me or does it feel like Uber is one of the hardest monthly events to get into? I mean, if there is something that I just have to have, I activate my teleport HUD and go afk to make a cup of coffee. And chances are when I get back I am still trying, banging my fists on the teleport screen to let me in. Most of the time though, I wait the almost required three days before even attempting to get into the cam shopping sim.

If you are a frequent shopper of events, please consider being courteous. As in, get your shit and get out. Don’t camp, don’t go afk once you’re in and for the love of God, keep your laggy attachments at home. I kid you not, I saw someone at Kustom9 on opening day riding around on a floating ball of fluff (it was a chibi of some sort). So not necessary. You don’t need to look cute when you go to a packed event. I promise you, we’re not looking at you or your fairy wings, or your 17 scripted accessories that are lagging the entire sim.

Oh, and event sim owners- a homestead is not your friend! A full region or more (possibly even cam shopping) is a must. Please don’t piss off the customer by having an event that no one can get into. Fortunately, the majority of the big events are set up to accommodate the needs of their clients but I’m still throwing that out there, ya know?

Anyway, I grabbed some really nice finds at the Uber event this month, so now that the initial rush of the opening day has passed, it’s definitely worth a look!

DETAILS:

LELUTKA – Nuri Mesh Head
LARA HURLEY – Audri Skin
ASTRALIA – Selene Dress NEW RELEASE @ Uber
TRAM – J0513b Hair NEW RELEASE @ Uber
AMITIE – Couple Sun Hat NEW RELEASE @ Uber
AMIAS – Anett Necklace Gacha
YUMMY – Chained Ring Set NEW RELEASE @ Uber
FOXCITY – Delicate Backdrop & Poses

Soul Searching

I love everything about the water and I find myself so fortunate to live in a place where I am surrounded by it. There are endless stretches of beach, piers and seawall within walking distance and one of my favorite things to do is sit on the edge of the wall and watch the sun set over the water. Even in SL, there is a unique charm in finding places that give off that same tranquil feel.

If you’re looking for a home in SL, I’ve always felt that it should be a place that is both versatile and beautiful. The Soul2Soul sims are a cluster of themed locations with scenic landscapes and available rentals. I frequent them quite often and even though I don’t rent one of their parcels, the locations are still amazing places to explore and hangout.

DETAILS:

LELUTKA – Nuri Mesh Head
LARA HURLEY – Audri Skin
KITJA – Gigi Shorts & Top NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
KIBITZ – Brandy’s Necklace
TRUTH – Delicate Hair NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
ZOOM – Brillie Glasses
REIGN – Savannah Woven Bag & Sandals NEW RELEASES @ Collabor88
VAGRANT – Kai Seashell Bracelet NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby

Location @ Soul2Soul

Good morning!

I have horrible luck with men. I mean… horrible. They’re either lying about why they’re here, living a double life, never around or are too controlling. Granted, I’m no angel. But maybe it’s that the perfect guy just doesn’t exist? In any case, whenever I go through a breakup that goes south, I try to find a silver lining of sorts to help get me over that hurdle.

Using it as a creative outlet is as good a way as any, so when I woke up this morning I decided to have a little fun to go with my new SL approach. I really don’t take a lot of selfies in lingerie. I’m a bit of a prude when it comes to public nudity. So aside from the fact that this new set from Tetra is super cute, I figured- what the hell? I’m adventurous and after all, it’s only the SL me up there. What have I got to lose?

DETAILS:

LELUTKA – Nuri Head
LARA HURLEY – Audri Skin
TETRA – Luna Lace Lingerie NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
CYNFUL – Mina Cleavage Piercings
DOUX – Eden NEW RELEASE @ Dubai Event
FOXCITY – Bae Window Photo-booth

Just Smile

I went out and did some exploring today, scouting for some new hang outs and hopeful scenic backdrops and lo and behold, I came across Kaelyn’s ‘It All Starts With a Smile‘ sim. I’ve been frequenting this destination on and off for gosh, the last seven years or so and I was excited to see that it hadn’t gotten lost in the ether that so many other SL sims seem to do.

When I arrived, I was pleasantly surprised by the woodsy atmosphere as it is what I just recently moved into over at Cedar Creek. So naturally, I spent some time exploring and finding all the nooks and crannies among the trails and beautiful waterfalls. I was also surprised to see that IASWAS has expanded it’s venue to include eight privately leased parcels. The fact that there is still a huge portion of the sim for guests to explore earns mucho kudos.

All in all if you are looking to rent a parcel on Eventide South, your best bet is to join the inworld group and wait for something to open up, but something tells me that openings might be few and far between. Perhaps a second sim could be a possibility in the future? Nevertheless, even if you can’t grab a rental, IASWAS is still worth some time. Also, be sure to check out their website for current events and a bit of fun.

DETAILS:

LELUTKA – Nuri Head
LARA HURLEY – Audri Skin
COLIVATI – Rosie Lipgloss NEW RELEASE @ Belle Event
BOOSH – Ryan Buckled Tee & Top NEW RELEASES @ Kustom9
LITTLE FOX – Piper Leather Boots
KUNGLERS – Carly Ring ANNIVERSARY GIFT @ Cosmopolitan Events
RYVOLTER – Geo Hoop Earrings
BAIASTICE – Capri Sunglasses
DOUX – Mecca Hairstyle
VEXTRA MESSING – Fishnet Pantyhose
KIBITZ – Bling Choker – Babe
MUSCHI – My Phone X & AirPods

LOCATION @ It All Starts With a Smile

#QuarantineSLife

Have you ever seen one of those memes about shacking up in a remote destination for some sort of incentive? Yeah, epic fail. With everything that is going on in the world right now, I can only laugh at the irony. I mean, it’s painfully obvious that few people can even remotely handle the implications of those memes. Heck, they can’t even handle staying inside to save their own lives.

We’ve either acted or have seen someone acting cray cray these last few months, and with good reason. Quarantine life is no fun. But, it’s obviously necessary and I don’t believe I stand alone when I say we are all in desperate need of a little vacation from this madness.

With that being said, I’m hosting a quarantine contest. It is open to all Second Life residents and runs from now until Saturday, June 6th. To enter, all you need to do is capture your best SL quarantine moment. The subject can be whatever your heart desires, as long as it tells a story of what life has been like for you in the last few weeks. Entries may also include a description as to why you deserve to win, but this is not mandatory.

To submit your entry, upload your photo to Flickr with the title #QuarantineSLife and tag me, Cara Olivieri. Then paste your link in the comment sections of this post and the Flickr post so I can check it out!

Photo editing is permitted, but it isn’t required. Instead, I will be looking at the most creative and real photos that capture what we’re all going through. If you have any questions, feel free to hit me up inworld or comment here or on Flickr!

Winners will be chosen and announced here on Sunday, June 7th. They’ll also be contacted inworld to receive their prizes.

Grand Prize:

  • Weekend vacation rental for you and a friend to Fantasy Island.
  • 2000L spending money.
  • 500L gift card to a store of your choice.

2nd Place Winner:

  • 1000L cash.

3rd Place Winner:

  • 500L gift card to a store of your choice.

Cedar Creek

A few weeks ago, it was suggested that community life might be worth trying out. Now if someone would have told me that a couple of years ago, I wouldn’t have given it a second thought. But seeing as how I am trying a new approach to my SL, I decided to give it a shot.

Cedar Creek Township is an RP community with 14 sims of beautiful commercial and residential property and an amazing group of people. In the passed couple of weeks as I’ve explored the town and checked things out, I found myself in the midst of some amazing scenarios. A storm system complete with torrential rains and flash floods, a shark on the lose and fires breaking out all over town. It was quite riveting to watch the efforts of the locals running search and rescue and taking care of one another.

I am already excited to be making new friends and I’ve even gotten off the waiting list and rented a beautiful craftsman style home. I can’t wait to start decorating and get more involved in community life. Heh, who would have thought: me, a girl in the suburbs?

So, what are your thoughts on town living? Do you prefer something more private, or do you enjoy the hustle of a larger community?

DETAILS:

ONSU – Cucumber House

Bright. Shiny. New.

Do you ever go through some stuff and then just want to hide away from the rest of the world? Well, it may not be that easy in RL, but at least in SL it is. After a long and much needed hiatus, I realized that I missed all of the things I loved about my virtual experiences. Shopping, for one. Blogging, making new friends. Oh, and going literally anywhere with the click of the button. Yeah, with quarantine life still in full swing, that’s a big plus.

Having been away for so long, I came to the conclusion that when I did return I’d be determined to make this experience something different and even more enjoyable. I’m not a creator by any means, but I’d love to learn. I want to get out there and meet people and form friendships, rather than hiding out on my platform surrounded by half-finished projects and a mountain of stuff to blog about. And speaking of blogging, I want to continue to write and share things. I want to document the SL me. Of course there will be fashion, and probably lots of it. But, there will be lots of other fun stuff too, I hope. In any case it’ll take some practice, some hard work and a whole lot of trial and error, but I hope those of you that stop on by are up for sharing it with me.

DETAILS:

LELUTKA – Nuri Head
LARA HURLEY – Audri Skin (midtone)
PIXICAT – Maire Top NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
ROULY – I’m So Fancy Jeans NEW RELEASE @ Level Event
TETRA – Luna Necklaces NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
NATIVE URBAN – Berjcha Sneakers NEW RELEASE @ Uber
DOUX – Ubert Hair
ASCENDANT – Solitaire Nails