Tag Archive: Tradition


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)

 

SL Destinations: Autumn Equinox

Solstice Tidings One & All!,

This post is about one of our mutually favorite times of the year, Fall.

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September 22-23, marks the Autumn Solstice., It’s the closure of summer, The reap of harvests, Enjoyment of colors on
changing leaves, And preparation of oneself both physically and mentally for the colder months ahead.

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This change is celebrated by many different cultures all over the world in several ways.
In the U.K. for example where Revan is from, People visit the World Famous site called Stonehedge.

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Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England.
It is generally accepted that Stonehenge was an ancient spiritual centre, and many people congregate to welcome the sun and
the new seasons.

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Revan and I dressed in manner and explored SL in search for nostalgic & picturesque Fall sims.

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The photo’s in this post came from 4 of the sims we enjoyed.LM’s are included below.
**SL’s Stonehedge, A cute little village on a sim called Fable, A gorgeous sim called the Kingdom of Alurel, and We had
a ball dancing to Medieval Flutes at The Renaissance Faire Isle.**

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I also wrote a small poem about the Event. 🙂

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A Season of Mellow has been ushered in.
Like an orchestra, Autumn’s song begins.

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Nature’s Crescendo starts to build
Welcoming her song are those of guild.

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Woodsman, Farmers, Gatherers of like.
Meeting on Meadow, travel by Pike.

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Some may view this all as a Pagan’s delight,
But it is just respect of impending dark while giving thanks to sunlight.

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Celebratory Feasts, Dancing in Cheer.
It is Autumnal Equinox and finally here.

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Pictures snapped @:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Alurel/122/177/23 (Kingdom of Alurel)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CSW%20Island/74/130/22 (Stonehedge)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/La%20Seduccion/122/124/22 (Fable)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Renaissance%20Faire%20Isle/145/172/23

We hope you enjoy your Fall celebration as we did!
Thank You for stopping by, Take Care until We read again ❤

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WHAT I AM WEARING:

HEAD::::::: Branwen Hair Wreath – Autumn
HAIR::::::: “”D!va”” Hair “Mana” (Type A)(Citrine)
MAKEUP::::: *{KIko Life}* Remix: Wild Cocoa – Lips – Venchi
JEWELS::::: #3 Leaf Necklace ~Gold {Bonita’s}/EarthStones Falling Leaves set- Autumn
NAILS:::::: **NOYA** ECLIPSE- Golden Set 5 rings
SKIN::::::: Deesses Skins: Nadine – red eyebrows – caramel mocha

WHAT REVAN IS WEARING:

HEAD::::::: Ceren Antlers by Material Squirrel, ~ Mystic Sky ~ Autumn Wreath
HAIR::::::: booN – LUV205 hair chocolate
EARS::::::: [MANDALA] – STEKING_ears_ver3, Shi : Journey Earring group gift
CLOTHES:::: Kahli Designs – Peasent Tunic – green clean (Marketplace)
BOOTS:::::: LightStar-FantasyBoots

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