Archive for November, 2013


SL Destinations: New Toulouse Bayou

Bonjou! Konmen to yê? (Hello!, How are you?)

Today we bring you a bit of early 20th Century Americana.

A wee bit of Louisiana flava called New Toulouse. This region contains 2 sims, One is Urban and the other is Rural.

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The city is modeled after New Orleans, and is bustling with Voudoun shops, Jazz clubs, Processions, Art & Cuisine, just
like the real thing.
The country or Bayou is where We settled, located on the 2nd sim, and we literally haunted it for days lol.

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We really did enjoy the feel of this Swamp settlement.

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Natural beauty filled this entire sim., From the birds & fauna native to this landscape, to the reptilian mascots that
occupied the waters.

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The time period they emulate here is b’twix 1920-1925’s rural, When it was pure and simple country living.
Although Louisiana is very diverse, southern LA had 2 larger groups, Cajun & Creole.
Cajuns are French colonists who developed their own distinct lifestyle in the swamps and surrounding areas of South
Louisiana. Intermixed in these colonies were the Creole. Creole can mean anything from individuals born in New Orleans with
French and Spanish ancestry to those who descended from African/Caribbean/French/Spanish heritage.

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It was a pleasant surprise to see them keep it authentic to the way folks would’ve Built Homes & Businesses, or decorated
their yards and houses.

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We recognized African influences in the decor, no doubt brought by the freedom folks as they settled in communities.
I was tickled over The bottle tree that I have known through my own Geechi/Gullah heritage.

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This custom originated in Africa., People believed that bad spirits could be captured in a bottle.
Legend had it that empty glass bottles placed outside, but near, the home could capture roving (usually evil) spirits at
night, and the spirit would be destroyed the next day in the sunshine. One could then cork the bottles and throw them into
the river to wash away the evil spirits.

Of course as time goes on meanings fade.
Not all Folk still believe in such things but the gesture of displaying old customs reminds us of whence we came.

Alot of  decor also showed signs of Christianity or Voudoun beliefs

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This sim is very fascinating, do check out the library and other informative areas to learn more.

We wish you a great time in Bayou country,
This sim is great for RP or to relax in the pretty sights & sounds.

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Adyeu, Wa pli tar, Swinn-twa! ❤
(a Good-Bye, See you later,Take care!)

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PICS SNAPPED @ NEW TOULOUSE BAYOU
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WHAT I AM WEARING:

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HEAD::::::: L&H Nywele Head wrap :: NIGERIA
HAIR::::::: -dDx(DISCORD)- Anansi (Raven Black)
NECKLACE::: B&B Papa Legba Necklace (Marketplace)
EARRING:::: chantkare tassel earrings (Past gift)
DRESS:::::: ~Cellar Door~ Torah Dress & Necklace (Marketplace)

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WHAT REVAN IS WEARING:

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HEAD::::::: RONSEM + BM Straw Hat and hair Black2
GLASSES:::: S O R G O glasses – STEAM Black GOLD
SHIRT:::::: [Deadwool] Durden shirt – (blue denim)
PANTS:::::: [Deadwool] Jeans + belt (blue)
FEET::::::: Slink Male Feet (AvEnhance)

 

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SL Destinations: Museum Island

Hello & Welcome Exploring Enthusiasts!

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Today’s post brings us to the beautiful and elegant Museum Island by Carlolello Zapatero.

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There are 21 replicas of the world’s richest architectural and historical landmarks of the Mediterranean.

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These ancient wonders are a collection from across France, Iraq, Egypt, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Jordan, & Babylonia of long ago.

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Maps and Directories can be found at the entrance and along the paths as you saunter over the bridges & landscapes warmed by carefully placed sunlight.

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The Textures used on these ancient masterpieces are phenomenal.
The builder took great care in all details, especially with the shadows showing precise depth and realism.

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Each monument will have a board in front, stating the origin and pertinant information of the RL artifact.

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We recommend the 2 automated tours set out.
1 is a walking tour for you and a companion. It will walk you thru the entire Isle not missing one square inch.
It’s really fun to do and if you are like me and Revan, You will try to do it a few more times LOL

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The second is a boat tour that can hold up to 4 avatars. (We had a friendly avatar join us lol~ Hello Morgan Darkrose!)
This tour will encircle and weave around and through the island to get another perspective of all its beauty.

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We hope you enjoy as we have, This sim has been a favorite of mine for 2yrs and counting, Its a dbl thumbs up approval rating ❤
Take care until we read again ❤

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PICS SNAPPED @ MUSEUM ISLAND
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WHAT I AM WEARING:

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HAIR::::::: Exile:: “Just a Reason”: Blacks (past Gacha Fair)
SHADES::::: Toro.> Tortoise/Black Sunglasses
LIPSTICK::: .:Glamorize:. Wet N Wicked Lips – Hot Red
JEWELS::::: ::ChopZuey:: Black Storm set
DRESS:::::: : Fabouzz :.Mesh_Cutout Sleeve Flowy Hem Dress
CLUTCH::::: MOLiCHiNO *MESH* Delirium Clutch
SMOKES::::: ROYAL cigarette Pipe (Marketplace)
NAILS:::::: SDesign’s <<Avril>> Rings & Nails (Marketplace)
BOOTS:::::: Slink Demi Boots Black (Shoetopia Fair)
SKIN::::::: DEESSES: Kylie – group gift

WHAT REVAN IS WEARING:

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HAIRBASE::: [LANEVO] MC HAIRBASE – BUZZCUT (BONNIE-BLACK)
HAIR::::::: ::Exile:: Revolver:Midnight
SHADESS:::: etham – 50’s Men’s Glasses Black
EARS::::::: [MANDALA]STEKING_ears_ver3
SUIT::::::: Kauna – 3pc suit: SilverGrey /w White Trim
SHOES:::::: ::GABRIELLE::WingTip_high cut_camouflage

 

SL Destinations: The Water Lantern Festival

Well Hello There,

After a few weeks of intense exploring, We finally slowed down enough to do a post today. YAY!
There have been a flurry of events that have started., Some well advertised, some lesser known, but all definite gems.

We just had to tell you about this particular ‘must see’.

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The Night Market, at The Water Lantern Festival.

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It’s a magical event full of Asian-inspired goodies made by the many talented designers in secondlife.

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At this time, They also have a fund raiser called “Love to the Philippines.”
The community is showing support for families affected by the Huge & Deadly Typhoon that ripped through the country.
You may donate to this cause by buying from a stall at the gate/landing area.

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If you like to take photos, the venue is beautifully decorated, It made us go oooo-ahhh!

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We dressed for the occasion and snapped some mementos.

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The creative mind(s) that designed this venue made it interactive and fun for all.

Even thou you can wade through knee high waters, There are boats to row and float to each stall while you shopped.

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Others had a great time at the popular noodle stand, If you could stand the wait for a free chair,  you will enjoy your bowl too lol

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Check it out asap, It will only be around until Nov. 20th!

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TP: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Seaside%20Shores/49/118/22

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