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Flowers Bloom

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There are some things we come to look forward to each day because they bring a wonderful sense of well-being, balance, and contentment to our lives. Perhaps it’s a cuppa (coffee or chai, if you please!) while you’re catching up on blog reading and Flickr browsing. Maybe it’s that last kiss from your loved one before you leave for work, or even just the joy of that first, luxurious feeling of repose after climbing into bed at night.

I have many of these little rituals and touchstones, and one of my favorites is seeing the friendly, genuine, ever-smiling face of my friend Reina Alice on Flickr, whose pictures warm my heart like a rich, soothing sip of coffee on a chilly morning. A little while back, Reina took a lovely picture at the Small Town Green sim, so I went there myself to stand amongst the tulip patches and take a picture in tribute to her own.

I’m always so genuinely touched by the wonderful bonds we form over admiring and appreciating each-other’s endeavors in virtual photography, exploration, and style. Thank you to Reina and everyone in our ever-growing, ever-passionate Flickr family for welcoming me back to Second Life so warmly, and making me feel like I’ve come “home” again once more! ♡

Flowers Bloom
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Look

Body // Lara Mesh Body v3.5 by Maitreya
Head & Skin // Melissa by Genesis Lab
Hair // Pearl (Resort HUD) by Little Bones
Eyes // Baby Blue Eyes by Arte
Tattoo // Adah Tattoo (White) by Nanika

Style

Necklace // Pixi Dust Necklace (Gold) by Tea.s
Top (Applier) // Crochet Strings (White) by Milk Tea for the Buy Now Event, through May 31st
Shorts // Juci Shorts (Rose) by KITJA

Pose & Destination

Pose // Sara 5 by Label Motion
Location // Small Town Green

Café Lights

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I found myself wandering around the lovely Giardini di Vita sim, when I spied a pretty café and thought I might just take a snap! A few days later, I can’t quite recall how I got there, as it’s not yet appeared in my alphabetical “sims to visit” list (yes I have one; yes I know I’m a lovable nerd!) Maybe I saw a lovely picture of the place on Flickr? Perhaps a lucky happenstance of a search gone awry? In any case, it’s very charming and very much deserves your visit!

Café Lights
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Look

Body // Lara Mesh Body v3.5 by Maitreya
Head & Skin // Melissa by Genesis Lab
Hair // Tako (Naturals HUD) by !Ohmai Salon
Eyes // Forest Green Eyes by Arte

Style

Jewelry // Hippie Deluxe Necklace, Earrings & Bracelet by Salt & Pepper
Top // Rachel Shirt (White) by KITJA for Uber, through May 22nd
Jeans // Kerca Pants (Faded) by KITJA
Shoes // Cape Town Heels (in Cream for Maitreya High) by Essenz

Pose & Destination

Pose // Marcia 4 by Pose Maniacs
Location // Giardini di Vita

My look is courtesy of the wonderful KITJA brand, which is brand new to me, and I’m loving it so much already! The Kerca Pants were available at the last round of The Dressing Room, so if they’re not in the mainstore just yet, they should be very shortly. The Rachel Top is at the current round of Uber, which I’m sure you’ve visited but I swear I buy something new every time I go back. So many SL events are truly witchy in that way!

Speaking of events, my Second Life Shopping Events Tracker is now completely up-to-date, and fully stocked with amazing events, fairs, and sales to visit! As always, if anything is missing, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. The more details you can provide, all the better. I would love to make it the most complete, at-a-glance resource I can! ♡