Discover your *ROOTS*- one’s story is the story for all

Recently, I have been watching the ROOTS movie on the A&E channel, the one that came out on Memorial Day.  It reminded me that I wanted to look more into the West African side of my family, but also reminded me how much I missed exploring the African sims on Second Life.   Just as their real life counterpart, virtual African sims are rich in culture and music, and everyone’s story has some root there.  To me, that helps people connect better, and learn that while our stories do differ, in a way, they are also the same.

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Skin:

“Marilyn” in Amaretto by Ooh-la-licious Skins

Mesh body:

“Lara” by Maitreya

Hair:

“Mackenzie” by Wasabi Pills

Dress:

“Mai Leopard Dress” by ~*Moolala*~ for the Paws, Tails & Whiskers Hunt

Shoes:

“Cheryl” by -KC- Shoes & Apparel

Tattoo:

“Henna 1” by Rusty Needle Tattoos

Sim:

*AfriCARiBbeaN- AFRICA CrEoLe-CaJun – Bayou

National Doughnut Day !!!

June 3rd is National Doughnut Day, and honestly, I like this day a lot more than most holidays.   I mean, who wouldn’t?   Many bakeries offer a free doughnut for every customer, and who wouldn’t want to pass that up??   Seeing as though I have to watch what I eat in real life (except maybe today, of course), I decided to venture out to visit one of the Dunkin Donuts shops in Second Life.   This one is especially helpful if you use the [ L I F E ] & [Life2] hud, because you can buy treats to help you with your stats.  I don’t use the HUD, but I can vouch that  their Rainbow Doughnut is delicious.. it was so good, that I ordered another donut!   😉     Seeing what day it is, I just had to wear the Gluttony dress, created by *~Moolala~*, for the Sinner Hunt.   I don’t feel bad at all for indulging, repeatedly, in my favorite pastry!  😀

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Skin: “Marilyn” (in Amaretto) by Ooh-la-licious Skins®

Hair: “Holly (in Colours)” by TRUTH

Eyes: “Eyes Of The World (Earth Day gift)” by EarthStones

Dress: “Gluttony” (part of the Sinners Hunt) by *~Moolala~*

Tattoos: “Henna 1” by Rusty Needle

Mesh Body: “Lara” by Maitreya

Location:  Dunkin’ Donuts

Rainbow Donut provided by:  [Life2] & [ L I F E ]

NPC staff:  Colinfindlay79 Resident & Amberkaye81 Resident

“The Club That Feels Like Home”

One of my friends, Miya, recently made a post about club called The Willows.   If you know me well enough, you know that I like retro style sims, clubs, clothing, etc.   So, I just had to check it out.  It says that it is “The club that feels like home”, and it shows the moment that you arrive.  It’s not flashy, or full of super laggy decor.  It has a cute dance area in the middle of the building, vending machines and playground equipment to keep even the youngest visitor happy, cozy dance areas outside if love birds want a break from the crowd, and just an overall sense  of “hey, stay a while, you are always welcome here”.   I highly recommend having a visit (or more, of course), whether you are there solo, with friends, or that special someone. 🙂

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Mesh body:

“Lara (v3.5)” by Maitreya

Hair:

“No.Shelter” by No.Match

Skin:

“Marilyn” in Amaretto by Ohh-la-licious

Dress: (available through 5/31)

“Flowerage Hunt Gift”  by *~Moolala~*

Necklace:

“Romance” in Blue by  Nina Nerys

Bracelet:

“Harem” by -=UZURI=-

Shoes:

“Mili” by >> Art Tattoo <<

Sim:

The Willows

Find yourself at Soul Sensations

I love music ..the bigger the variety, the better.  Many clubs in Second Life offer that, but my personal preference are the ones that have the laid-back feel, and Soul Sensations offers just that!  It is nestled on the breathtaking Secret Fantasy Dance & Romance sim, operated by Sylver Qunhua, and you can listen to a wide range of music from jazz, salsa, reggae, funk, soul, and so much more!  The staff is friendly, and the patrons provide lively conversation.  You can find people from around the globe here, because we all speak the same language, which is the love of great music!    If dancing isn’t your thing, there are plenty of lounge areas and cuddle poses , to relax alone, with friends, or with the special someone.  I was lucky enough to have my friend, Paolo, join me from Italy.  🙂

 

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Mesh body:   “Lara” by Maitreya

Hair: “Thea” in Brunette by EMO-tions

*Thea can be found at the On9 Event

Skin: “Marilyn” in Amaretto by Ooh-la-licious Skins

Dress:  “Celeste” mesh dress by ~*Moolala*~

*Each Celeste dress sells for 125L & comes in 6 styles

Shoes: “Mules” (full perm) by The Mesh Cloud

Earrings and necklace: “Lora” in Turquoise Silver by EarthStones

Bangles:  “Sweet Desire” by [SINTIMACY]

My visit to The Trace

One of my favorite things to do in Second Life is  explore sims that have been recommended by friends.  I was told that The Trace  was a great place to visit, and that holds true … it’s relaxing, and it’s a wonderful place to take pictures, either solo or with a loved one.  The atmosphere is calming, and it’s a refreshing change from the clubs and event sims.

The outfit that I am wearing is called “Vivica”, and it was created by мαηÐу мσσвєяяу ανιση (AmandaSue Hallison), who owns the store,  *Moolala*.   It has a HUD, and you can change the colors for the top, skirt, and the coordinating ruffles.  You can choose from eight colors (I am biased to blue), it comes in 5 fitted mesh sizes plus a fit mesh for Slink, and you get matching Slink- High shoes.

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Outfit (top, skirt and shoes):

 Vivica Outfit {Hudded} by  *Moolala*

Mesh hands :

AvEnhance Hands Female – Casual  by Slink

Mesh feet:

 AvEnhance Feet Female – High by Slink

Jewelry (necklace and earrings):

Lora (Turquoise Silver) by EarthStones

Bracelets:

Sweet Desire Bangles by SINtimacy

Hair:

Honey by Truth Hair

Skin:

Marilyn – Amaretto by Ooh-la-licious Skins

Shape:

Beyonce3 by Redgrave

Photography location:

The Trace