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Set Adrift on Memory Bliss

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Happy new week, dear friends! I know the usual mood is to be grumbly about the weekend’s passing, or to have “a case of the Mondays”, as they say. But I’ve just been so jubilant and merry these last few days, that the dawning of another lovely week full of promise and possibilities is something to look forward to. I know, I know – I sound like one part Snow White, and another part a very dedicated MDMA-enthusiast or similar! But honestly and truly, I’m not intoxicated, a Disney princess, or an intoxicated Disney princess (although that sounds like an absolute blast!) I’m just really, really enjoying being back in Second Life again. It’s so good to be home. ♡

Another thing that finds me so happy is the discovery that familiar sights and sims are still in-world and open for visiting and exploration. One of those favorites for me is The Trace Too, a gorgeous beachside sim with such a lovely vibe and peaceful ambiance. It was the perfect locale for my pictures as I enjoyed my return visit, and paid quiet homage to places that had left the grid, perhaps never to be seen again. But this fluidity of our virtual world has a certain grace to it, not unlike a beautiful dancer: you become captivated by the sights, but in order to keep from being in stasis, a sense of vitality and motion can be essential.

I’m getting a little esoteric and poetic, and it’s probably the lack of sleep playing with my thoughts, but as much as I appreciate and adore sims that are “institutions” on the grid, I also appreciate the new iterations that rise from the ashes, or the new inspirations that make the grid a constantly evolving place. But while there are some days when I’m mesmerized and magnetized to discovering new places, there are others when I just want to set adrift on blissful memories of the past …

Set Adrift on Memory Bliss
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Look

Body // Lara Mesh Body v3.5 by Maitreya
Head & Skin // Melissa by Genesis Lab
* Hair // Convolution by Rezology
* Eyes // Ardent Eyes (Aqua v2) by Avi-Glam for Cosmopolitan, through May 21st
* Tattoo // Madi Tattoo (Black) by Aurica Store for Fair Play, through May 27th

Style

Jewelry // Aditya Headchains (Fatpack) by ECCO for Thrift Shop, through May 30th
Top // Dalena Laced Crop Top (Fatpack) by Blueberry
Skirt // Lise Skirt (Coral) by Miss Chelsea for Uber, through May 22nd

Pose & Destination

* Pose // Brenda Poses (#6 and #1) by Label Motion New Release!
Location // The Trace Too

Song Spark

PM Dawn – Set Adrift on Memory Bliss

Black Cherry

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One of the many things I had always longed to do in Second Life was to visit Elysion, a deliciously named sim with a mythical (in my own mind) presence on the grid. Its Places listing has a wonderful come hither vibe, promising a “lush adult environment catering to the sensual and artistic side of your second life.” To say I found it alluring and intriguing is wildly understated!

Friends and loved ones from my First Life know me fondly as one with a fascination with the sensual and evocative, the artistic and the epicurean. But this facet isn’t something I’ve yet delved and dwelled within on the grid, as my naturally shy and quiet nature often turns me away from curiosity and toward the safe, the familiar. But I feel a keen desire to expand my horizons this time around, so with a tiny flutter in my belly, I landed at Elysion, paid the group enrollment fee for sim access (L$650 at the time of this writing), and slowly began to explore.

I’m delighted to say that the people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting at Elysion (as well as at at Blithe, a kindred sim that also requires group membership), have been wonderfully interesting and thoughtful encounters. And it makes for a very welcome reminder for me: always keep an open mind and heart. You’ll never stop being fascinated and amazed at what flows in. ♡

Black Cherry
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Look

Body // Lara Mesh Body v3.5 by Maitreya
Head & Skin // Melissa by Genesis Lab
Ears // Steking Ears Season 5 by Mandala
Hair // Vega (Essential HUD) by Bold & Beauty
* Eyes // Ardent Eyes (Citrus v1) by Avi-Glam for Cosmopolitan, through May 21st
Nails // Jewels Gold (Maitreya, Slink, Eve, Omega Appliers) by alaskametro<3
Tattoo (Torso) // Flowers (Maitreya, Slink, TMP, Omega Appliers) by Aurica Store
* Tattoo (Leg) // Rose 2 Common (Maitreya, Slink, TMP, Omega Appliers) by Aurica Store for Fantasy Gacha Carnival, through June 7th

Style

Piercing // Gold Teardrop Septum (White) by Yummy for Collabor88, through June 6th
Necklace // Chevron Necklace (Gold) by Paper Arrow
Lingerie // Spring Bra & Panties (Black) by TETRA for Uber, through May 22nd
Shoes // Cecile Heels (Maitreya High) by Ricielli for The Dressing Room, through May 14

Pose & Destination

Pose // Stand 460 by !Bang Poses
Location // Elysion