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The Arcade closes at midnight, do you know where your gacha is?

“ that fragrance which fills the soul with optimism and faith, the fragrance of the crushed beans beneath the jet of boiling water curving from the kettle, the smell of coffee.”

“…that fragrance which fills the soul with optimism and faith, the fragrance of the crushed beans beneath the jet of boiling water curving from the kettle, the smell of coffee.”

In Halldor Laxness’ extraordinary book Independent People, there are well over 150 references to coffee, most of them reverent. That is as it should be. Laxness was Icelandic and they are among the world’s greatest coffee consumers–along with all the other Scandinavians.

http://www.worldmapper.org/posters/worldmapper_1038_coffee_consumption_ver2.pdf

Although Swedish-American, I am closer to real Swedes in my coffee consumption. When I was a kid, I put coffee in my milk, sometimes now I will put milk in my coffee when I get a latte, but usually drink it black. There is no perfume in the world quite so warm and evocative as the smell of coffee.

So I was thrilled by the coffee shops at The Arcade. I took some pictures outside the other day, but today I am shooting inside where I combined elements from the RH Designs Coffee House and the PLAAKA Coffee Factory.  The building is from PLAAKA’s coffee factory. I just fell in love with the look of the crumbling old factory being repurposed to serve coffee. The broken down wall and patio appeals to my love of things old and worn.

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The Hazards of Working From Home

I’ve had a lot of different work spaces over the years for this blog. My favorite always tends to be a house with enough space and camera friendliness to just simply create a photo spot IN the house.I shoot around the fact that my house is sitting right there, most people never know (you didn’t!) but some days – like today – I keep getting guests in my shots. Continue reading

“In this world of numbness and information overload, the ability to feel is a rare gift indeed.”

“In this world of numbness and information overload, the ability to feel, my boy, is a rare gift indeed.”There is so much happening in Second Life right now that it’s sometimes overwhelming. Consider this single post which features a casual outfit at a local coffee shop. But underneath, out of site, there a lot happening. Here are the bullet points.

  • Monthly Events Collabor88 and Hairology
  • Quarterly Event The Arcade
  • Annual Events Shoetopia and Skin Fair
  • The New Realism: Slink Dynamic Hands with idle animations and poses
  • The New Realism: New Facial Expressions for Lelutka Bento Heads

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Slow Starter

I’m struggling to get moving today. I wandered over to Cajsa’s to look for coffee and to hopefully find some breakfast because I need to go shopping for pixel food. But now I’m lounging about on her comfy sofa and thinking about a nap instead.

I’ll get up and do something productive soon, I promise.

Maybe.

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Gidge is Wearing:
Lingerie: Addams – Cecilia Lace Nightgown (Bra V1) – Maitreya – Red
Addams – Cecilia Lace Nightgown (Panty V1) -Maitreya – Red THE ARCADE
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Hair: Tableau Vivant \ Hairplay – Side Blow THE ARCADE
Head: Lelutka
Sofa: Kalopsia – Bibi’s Couch THE ARCADE

Casual Country Comfort

“Sometimes, when we cannot attain the freedom we are fighting for, we free ourselves by carving a new path to freedom.”So, I love to laze about and read. This lovely Boho bed from DRD at The Arcade is big enough for lots of layers.

“Sometimes, when we cannot attain the freedom we are fighting for, we free ourselves by carving a new path to freedom.”My lazing cottage is the Daisy Cottage from HIVE for The Arcade. It has a lovely window that is perfect for some plants or pillows if you like hanging out front. In the background you can see a gramophone from Contraption, some artwork, a lemon tree, and The Secret Stores gorgeous vintage desk.
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Lazy Days with Collabor88 and The Arcade

“Sometimes, when we cannot attain the freedom we are fighting for, we free ourselves by carving a new path to freedom.”It’s a good think I got this gorgeous rare bed from the DRD gacha at The Arcade because it’s perfect for lazing about and so are some of the new releases from Collabor88
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Doing The Dance Of My People

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Gidge is Wearing:
Skin: PXL Creations Sara
Head: .LeLutka.Head.Chloe 2.6
Hair: Astralia – Viciosa Hair (unrigged) THE ARCADE
Astralia – Viciosa headpieceTHE ARCADE
Astralia – Viciosa set (Bra) THE ARCADERARE #1
Astralia – Viciosa set (Gloves) THE ARCADEObsidian
Astralia – Viciosa set (Panties) RARE#1THE ARCADE
Astralia – Viciosa set (Stockings) RubinTHE ARCADE
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Eyes: [GA.EG] Ultimate Eyes L
[GA.EG] Ultimate Eyes R
Skybox: Reign – THE ARCADE
Table and Phone: The Loft – THE ARCADE