22769 has a beautiful conch shell in their “Fisherman’s Delight” gacha at The Arcade. They have two great gachas there, one for picnickers and one for fishing fans. I was thrilled to find it because the oldest family heirloom in my family is a large conch shell. My seventh great-grandfather picked it up on the beach almost 370 years ago while on his honeymoon in Barbados in 1649. It has been passed down ever since and my cousin, being the eldest son of the eldest son, has it in his living room on a buffet similar to this one from Fancy Decor (another Arcade find.)
“A proper community, we should remember also,
is a commonwealth: a place, a resource, an economy.
It answers the needs, practical as well as social and spiritual,
of its members — among them the need to need one another” — Wendell Berry
Rustica was one of the first furniture stores I ever visited in Second Life. My friend Maht Wuyts from The Velvet and I would go there at least a couple times a month. We had a photo studio and it was furnished with Rustica’s Couch of Many Colors and there was that sleek recliner that offered Grey Goose martinis. There was the sleeper sofa that opened up with a mouse click into a bed. Long billowy curtains that pooled on the floor. Man, we loved that place. It felt like a real shop, a bit over-crowded and messy. You know, like an old-fashioned place that is the opposite of a mall. Unlike many stores, when you visited Rustica, the owner might be sitting behind the counter and would even chat. So Max Graf has been an SL acquaintance and friend for ten years now. During all that time, he has been a friendly and generous member of Second Life’s community.
Sadly, he and his family have lost their home due to legal manipulations they may be able to overturn, but not in time to keep a roof over their heads. They risk homelessness without some help. Second Life is a proper community and proves it again and again, a place where people can admit to needing each other. Max asked people to shop at his store, but people, remembering all Max has done over the years to build SL community wanted to do more. That’s where Going to the Max came from, the knowledge that Second Life is a proper community.
I was looking for a quote for my pictures and came across “Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.” It was attributed to Walt Whitman which struck me as bizarre. It does not sound the least bit like Whitman. Whitman wrote things like “Give me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full-dazzling!” The internet is good for many things, but it’s been a disaster to those who want proper attribution for quotes. Thankfully there are those who are combatting error like The Quote Investigator.
The Arcade has arrived and with June comes sunshine and flowers, not just outdoors, but even on the wall.
I shot these pictures in the small attic bedroom at the top of Scarlet Creative’s romantic Daisy Weathered House at The Arcade. With ivy and moss on the walls and roofs, delicate floral wallpaper and so many gables it would make Nathaniel Hawthorne jealous, this house is everything.
Good morning girls. I’m slow moving, trying to get out of bed this morning, but when I’m surrounded by my pretty pink bed it’s difficult to get out and out and away like I should. I’m exhausted from the Arcade preview and excited at the same time. It’s a great round. Continue reading
I woke up extremely early (for me) this morning. It wasn’t by choice really. An alarm clock was set for 7:30am and I got up to tinkle and here I am. I thought I would take advantage of the quiet time and blog. Guess who wakes up mid photo editing…my kid. So instead of a nice chatty blog I planned, I’m cutting it short and saying have a fun weekend y’all and here is my look of the day. I would classify it as lazy gardener wear.
Hybie Is Wearing:
Top: !gO! – country girl 3
Tights: Villlena – polkadot leggins black
Hair: lamb – blue monday – mint
Skin: Essences – CHO – light rose 01
Eyes: Ikon – Utopia – Faerie green
Neckalce: Izzie’s – 50s pearl necklace black
Shoes: Mon Tissu – favorite leather flats black
Hope you’re doing good. I’m super busy at work and it’s sooo hot here in Southern Italy that i’d just like to fall asleep and wake up in October….. But hey, i don’t think it’s possible, so i’ll sit and wait. And, in the meantime, i’ll show you what i got on my last shopping trips 😛
!gO! is a new to me store, i discovered it casually and i immediately fell in love with Gocha Merlin funky creations, like the outfit and the shirt that i’m wearing in the following pictures.
This lovely cardigan, available in more colours, comes in two versions, sold separately: with long-sleeves (the one i’m wearing) or short sleeves.
Skirt and leggings come together, they’re also available in other colors. The white top/bra, which is tintable, is the latest group gift in the store and i think it goes well with the outfit.
Such a cool outfit!