Summer Lovin’

I hope ya’ll are enjoying the Summer season so far! I for one love the heat and I am so excited that it’s really only just getting started. If only the rest of the craziness in the world would come to an end, there’s a possibility we might actually get to enjoy it!

On a sad note though, this years round of Summerfest will soon be coming to a close. With only a few more shopping days left, if you haven’t stopped by to pick up some fun summer goodies, you might want to do so before it’s too late.

I was able to snag some great loot that I couldn’t possibly fit all into one picture, so I’m sure you’ll see more of it as the season progresses. But in the mean time, allow me to show you what I’ve had time to enjoy so far!

And total props to my amazing friend Naughty, who was oh so nice enough to hop on a pose-ball and let me photograph those sexy legs of hers. What’s even better, we didn’t tip over!

DETAILS:

LELUTKA – Nuri Mesh Head
LARA HURLEY – Tess Skin
CHEEZU – Kara Shorts NEW RELEASE @ Access
COSMIC DUST – Luxe Bikini NEW RELEASE @ Summerfest ’20
DOE – Dearis NEW RELEASE @ Summerfest ’20
FRIDAY – Helio Sandals (adobe) NEW RELEASE @ Summerfest ’20
UNICULT – Flip-Flop Earrings NEW RELEASE @ Summerfest ’20
RAINBOW SUNDAE – Tropical Ear Piercings NEW RELEASE @ Summerfest ’20
SUPERNATURAL – Bay Leg Chains NEW RELEASE @ Summerfest ’20
IZZIE’S – Goosebumps NEW RELEASE @ Summerfest ’20
WARPAINT – Gold Flake Eyeshadow NEW RELEASE @ Summerfest ’20

LUANE’S WORLD – Wonderful Life/Pose NEW RELEASE @ Summerfest ’20

Some Like it Hot

I’ve been insanely busy at work and so I haven’t had a chance to post much in the last couple of weeks. I’ve been counting down the days until vacation, so with any luck, in two weeks I’ll be able to get some much needed rest. Let’s just say these 3 hours of sleep per night are gonna start catching up to me!

Life in the new community is going great! It’s pretty often that places like Cedar Creek get picked on for any number of things, but I’ve been there for over a month now and if anything, it’s more than obvious that people either like to whine for no reason or have little to no creativity when it comes to RP. And yes, I’m talking to all you tea drinkers. Grab a cup of coffee and come have some real fun!

With that being said, I got this new lighter from Lavish at Equal10 and thought I would give a shout out to all the fun Fire Department and MCSO people that have made things so much fun in the last couple of weeks. I promise I won’t burn anything down! :D

DETAILS:

LELUTKA – Nuri Mesh Head
LARA HURLEY – Tess
EVANI – Dafna Leggins NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
RUST REPUBLIC – Fazylove Top
REIGN – Amelia Fringed Booties (not shown)
BESOM – Jordan Hair
LAVISH – I’m A God – Lighter / Smile NEW RELEASE @ Equal10

Chillax

I don’t know why I waited so long to adopt this new outlook for my SLife. I am having a blast! I still never thought I would have ever joined an RP-style community, but I am so glad I did. Not only have I already made some incredible friends in the last few weeks, but I’m also having all sorts of interesting adventures.

I’ve worn a lot of casual stuff lately as I wander through town not getting into trouble, but I really wanted to show off these new sneaker-style booties from Scandalize and Ariana dress from Cynful. They both have a similar tufted/quilted sort of pattern on them that go great together. I’ve actually worn them for quite a few days, I’m afraid my neighbors might start questioning my hygiene.

In any case, it has been nice to take a step back from blogging. Don’t get me wrong, I still love every moment of it. But not having the deadlines and getting to post at my leisure is, admittedly, really nice. Of course, I couldn’t help but apply to blog for an event that ya’ll know I’ve <3’d every year. So, stay tuned for some Summerfest ’20 inspired goodies coming soon!

DETAILS:

LELUTKA – Nova Mesh Head
LARA HURLEY – Tess Skin
CYNFUL – Ariana Dress NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
SCANDALIZE – Shaysel Boots NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
BLUEBERRY – Alena Waist Jacket
NAVY & COPPER – Kaylee / Ponytail
KIBITZ – Destiny’s Necklace
ZOOM – Ozzy Glasses
MINIMAL – Kunstmuseen Green Leaves Corner

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

#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

Sunday Brunch

The Scene:

Anxiety – The Meeting Place – Candlesticks & Tea and Cookies & Old News NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Apple May Designs – Blissful Strawberry Cake & Chair w/Blanket & Dining Chair (light wood) & Fruit Tray NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Bazar – Forest Candles
Dahlia – Gokotta – Crepes & Flower Arrangement & Bruleed Eggs & Berry Bowl (cream) & Croissants NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Granola – Honey and Berries NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Half-Deer – Summer Paradise – Sun Hat Clutter (tan) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Milk Motion – Vineyard Picnic – Grapes & Vineyard Picnic Skybox RARE NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Sallie – Brunch in Green – Tree Bark Slice w/ Plate (pink) & Dining Table (light) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade