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Look

Maitreya Body – Lara v3.5
Genesis Lab Head – Bianca
Genesis Lab Skin – Anabel (Cream)
Avi-Glam Eyes – Reflection Eyes (Royal Blue)
Opale Hair – Mari (Light Brown HUD) New Release @ The Book of Daniel Fundraiser, through September 20th *

Style & Pose

Empire Jewelry – Nerine Leg Chains
United Colors Dress – Sonia (Navy)
Thalia Heckroth Shoes – Ines Boots (in Midnight for Maitreya Lara) *
!Bang Poses – Stand 546

Destination & Inspiration

✈ Sights: Blithe
🎧 Sounds: Goldmund – Sometimes

Electric Feel

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Please stop by The Book of Daniel fundraising event, now through September 20th, to purchase the lovely hair I’m wearing in this look, as well as items from over 120 of SL’s best and brightest designers. Every purchase will help make a difference in the life of Daniel Estro, co-owner of Zerkalo, Shiny Shabby, and The Crossroads. He’s presently battling cancer, and 50-100% of the proceeds of every purchase will go toward helping pay for his treatment. For more information on Daniel’s story, please check out this Flickr post from Neva Crystal, and click this link to visit this wonderful event in SL! ♡


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“This is what the world is for
Making electricity
You can feel it in your mind
Oh, you can do it all the time
Plug it in and change the world
You are my electric girl …”

Look

Maitreya Body – Lara v3.5
Genesis Lab Head & Skin – Melissa
Mandala Ears – Steking Ears Season 5
Avi-Glam Eyes – Specular Eyes (Aqua)
Entwined Hair – Dani (Light Reds HUD) New Release @ The Book of Daniel Fundraiser, through September 20th *
Aurica Store Tattoo – Ramilio Tattoo (Maitreya, Slink, TMP & Omega appliers) *

Style & Pose

Just Because Bikini – Olivia Bikini (for Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Lara, Physique & Venus) New Release @ FaMESHed, through September 27th *
NX-Nardcotix Shoes – Estela Heels (Glitter Full Pack for Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink High) New Release @ FaMESHed, through September 27th *
Imeka Pose – Sits 04, Pose 5

Inspiration

🎧 Sounds: MGMT – Electric Feel

Oceanea

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“And I’m free
I’m soaring on a thermal wind
I’m learning how to shed my skin
I made it home to Oceanea …”

Look

Maitreya Body – Lara v3.5
Genesis Lab Head – Melissa
Genesis Lab Skin – Gemma (Milk)
Mandala Ears – Steking Ears Season 5
Avi-Glam Eyes – Radiant Eyes (Ocean)
Entwined Hair – Amber (Light Blondes HUD) New Release @ Shiny Shabby, through September 15th *
White Widow Tattoo – Elektra (White)

Style & Pose

Just Because Dress – Isabelle Gown & Pearls *
Elephante Poses – Never Say Never Pose #6

Destination & Inspiration

✈ Sights: The Trace
🎧 Sounds: Thomas Dolby – Oceanea

Delicate Dream

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“Take a moment to unwind yourself, my sweet
Feel the softness of my breath creeping into your dreams
Well you came, and you saw what I saw, and you fell
I fell, and you know that we are tasting heaven
But it’s hard, and it’s good
And I love the fire you stir in me
My delicate dream …”

Look

Maitreya Body – Lara v3.5
Genesis Lab Head & Skin – Melissa
Izzie’s Freckles – Body Freckles II (Maitreya, Belleza, Slink Appliers & System Layers)
Mandala Ears – Steking Ears Season 5
Avi-Glam Eyes – Specular Eyes (Sky)
Opale Hair – Grace (Dark Blondes HUD) New Release @ LIMIT8 *

Style & Pose

TETRA Lingerie – Fishnet Stretch-Silk Bra & Thong New Release @ Uber, through September 22nd *
Thalia Heckroth Shoes – Alex Leather Mules (in Pink for Maitreya Mid feet) *
Lyrium Pose – Faded Dreams *
Focus Poses Prop – Daybed New Release @ Cosmopolitan, through September 10th

Inspiration

🎧 Sounds: Shana Halligan – Delicate Dream

Home

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There have been a number of lovely memories inspired within me this last week, and perhaps my favorite was recalling the time I spent in Ireland while I was at University, a ten day tour with my small chamber choir as we toured several cities, stopping to sing at churches, pubs, and even a castle or two. I felt so bestirred by emotion during that trip, yet unwilling to take for granted a single moment. In my head like a gentle mantra, I kept remembering a concept attributed to Confucius in my philosophy courses: “No matter where you go, there you are.” To be true, no matter where we visited in Ireland, I was so present in that place and time, I could almost feel the passageways of my mind taking careful, ardent notes of my surroundings and experiences, in order to paint the most meaningful memories.

And one particularly lush recollection I have of Ireland is its bodies of water, how unique they felt to me. The North Atlantic Ocean lapping the shores of Galway was the same one I’d swam in whilst visiting New Jersey as a girl, but it felt so profoundly different: stoic and serene, worldly and wise, as though it was regarding this young woman with its thoughtful blue-gray eyes, asking her to stay awhile, maybe have a pint, and please: feel right at home.

The other day, I wrote that: “the most simple and poetic way I know how to describe it is that when you find your place here, Second Life feels like coming home.” I would expand upon that to say that it’s so much more than the platform that inspires this feeling, but truly the people and experiences we share within. I feel as though I’m emerging at last with grateful clarity from the occasional storms that have paused for a while on my prairie these past few weeks, and I have a number of wonderful SL residents to thank for that. Because without you, kind souls, this virtual world is like a harbor without a lighthouse. Or to borrow a beautiful sentiment from my favorite poet, Pablo Neruda: “You occupied the house that darkly awaited you, and then you lit the lamps …”


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“Relieved … I’m so relieved
The tables are turning
Don’t sacrifice this feeling
Home, is this my home?
Been starting over
Bathe in the water …”

Look

Slink Body – Hourglass v1.5.1
Genesis Lab Head & Skin – Melissa
Mandala Ears – Steking Ears Season 5
Avi-Glam Eyes – Elysian Eyes (Sunrise) *
Elua Hair – Oceana (Blonde HUD)

Style & Pose

TETRA Lingerie – Sporty Bra & Panties (fatpack for Maitreya Lara, Slink Hourglass & Slink Physique) New Release @ Kustom9, through August 10th *
!Bang Poses – Tease 3

Destination & Inspiration

✈ Sights: Black Basalt Beach
🎧 Sounds: Engineers – Home