I got the news from Zan and Mariah today, the nascent nude beach they had opened, Heavenly Peach, is closing. I totally understand their reasons, RL commitments must always come first, but I sure will miss it.
So today I’m laying around in my little house on the water, feeling blue, but looking forward to discovering new hangouts in the future! If you’ve got any good ideas, I’d love to hear about them – please drop me a comment!
Oh! And Happy New Year! I’m going to try to squeeze in a post before 1/1/2018, but if I’m not able to make it, all the best to all of you!
(PS: This picture is a bit of a blast from the past with my old Catwa Tumble mesh head – it wasn’t my fancy (and lovely) Lelutka Greer Bento Mesh head, but, gosh, it was still really pretty.)
I’m a fairly well-educated girl, but, I’ll confess, I didn’t really have a grasp on the definition of the word ephemera. Well, if there ever was a cause for an Internet search, this is it:
ephemera (noun): things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time
Huh…because when I think about Virtual Ephemera and the hours of time I’ve spent enjoying myself there, it seems like a bit of a misnomer. All the same, Virtual Ephemera is gorgeous and has a little something for everyone. Today I visited ‘The Henge’ at VE, an area reminiscent of Stonehenge, with a lovely copse of trees (and tree swings!) for exploring.
Of course, this came after a little shopping trip to Uber and SaNaRae! I’m wearing a little sleeveless turtleneck from Fashionably Dead I found at Uber. I LOVE the texturing on it, and it’s just a super cute piece I could see myself wearing A LOT. Note to FD – fatpacks…please embrace them. I would’ve cheerfully bought the FP for this. This hair I tracked down at SaNaRae from [monso] called Yunkyung – an unusual name, but a gorgeous style. This is the first hair from [monso] I’ve added to my obscenely full hair vault, and it will not be the last.
Virtual Ephemera has a Mer area, a great beach for parties, a really beautiful and romantic villa, and about a dozen varied different areas making it ideal for exploration and photography. It’s an adult-rated sim, so go ahead and shoot those nudes or…do other activities that one might do in the nude!
(I meant swinging from a tree, of course.)
What I’m Wearing
Top: Knit Turtleneck by Fashionably Dead (at Uber)
Jeans: Silvia Ripped Boyfriend Jeans by Addams
Shoes: Tiss Sandals by Pure Poison
Hair: Yunkyung by [monso] (at SaNaRae)
So I spent today working from home, meaning there was a good bit of Second Life in the cards. As my great luck would have it, it was also my very good friend Zansay’s rez day, and she was having a party at her beach, which has become my new hangout away from home – Heavenly Peach.
I was in the mood for curves, so I switched out my usual Maitreya Lara body for Belleza Freya, and I love this body. It’s the first time I’ve really worn it out since I got my new Lelutka head, and I might need a few shape adjustments, but I’m really happy with the way I looked.
(look how sexy Zansay’s backside is there in the background!)
Zansay’s party was great! We had a small, but very fun group dancing and laughing and really enjoying the afternoon. I spent much of the afternoon in this cute little bikini from Cynful, which is not only cute but comes with a really robust HUD that allows for a lot of mixing and matching of colors. This particular one was from the June 2017 Luxe Box, but I highly recommend checking out the swimwear (and everything else) there. Eventually, however, when in Rome…
Somehow I managed to take this shot without even a peek permitted, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t a lot of naked dancing, laughs, and just great company at Heavenly Peach this afternoon. Zansay and Mariah have set up a Flickr group too, that has a lot of great photos and videos from the beach.
What I’m Wearing
Bikini: Heat Bikini by Cynful
Hair: Green Light by Exile
So there’s another one of these like right below this, so I hope you check it out too, but let’s go! Today’s(being Monday, December 18) #SecondLifeChallenge from my hero, Strawberry Singh, goes something like this:
Here are the instructions for the #SecondLifeChallenge this week: Share a picture or video of a winter scene in Second Life. Tell us a bit about the location and/or what you are wearing.
Like Cary Elwes (who looked SO hot in this movie) said, “As you wish.”
I’m at the Garden of Whimsy Winter Wonderland, which has everything a winter explorer could desire – ice skating, snow, sleighs, beautiful trees and some wonderfully colorful and festive light displays. I spent the evening exploring and had a fantastic time.
I’m wearing a turtleneck sweater from the Paper Arrow, which came in the December Luxe Box! If you remember, the November box was something of a disappointment for me, but December has REALLY made up for it. I’m working on another set of pictures wearing some of my favorites from December, look for that post soon!
So after all that exploration in the cold while wearing a really, really weather-inappropriate denim miniskirt, I returned home to find my close friend, Danni, under the Christmas tree for a romantic cuddle. I don’t know that I can think of a better way to wrap up an evening spent exploring the winter wonderlands of Second Life.
What I’m wearing:
Sweater: Cozy Turtleneck by Paper Arrow Co (December 2017 Luxe Box)
Skirt: Denim Skirt by Blueberry (January 2017 Luxe Box)
Boots: Autumn by REIGN
Hair: Irenka by Truth
My good friend Njeri said there was a new beach opening this weekend and she had the line on getting an early tour of the place. Always one to take advantage of my friends graciously accept an implied invitation, I popped over to Heavenly Peach and had a look around.
(this is my ‘Serve already…’ game face…)
Before we go any further, Heavenly Peach is a female avatars-only, clothing optional beach. It might not be your bag, it might be right up your alley. I often have a really good time hanging out at similar establishments, and after a look around the island, I think this is going to be a regular haunt for me. One thing that really struck me about it was the perfect amount of furnishings – some beaches really cram the chairs and towels and fire pits and dance floors and furniture in, making navigation a little bit challenging. The folks who set up Heavenly Peach must’ve heard my grumblings as I bumped into every couch and chair walking from point A to point B on some other beaches. There’s also plenty of room between hangout spots, so you aren’t constantly stepping on other conversations or walking into photos.
There are a few Asian-themed buildings for getting off the beach and chilling indoors, as well as an outdoor dance floor. It seems like the perfect place to get together with some friends, look out over the water and talk about the important matters of SL like…clothes. (You have your priorities, I have mine.) 😉
They also have VOLLEYBALL! I love volleyball! I can’t wait to get in some games of beach volleyball there.
(This is the requisite supermodel sexy beach pose shot. I’m fairly certain it’s a criminal offense not to shoot this shot when doing photos at a beach, and I don’t want to get into any trouble with the law.)
I’m wearing the Claire bikini from ViSion, which was a GROUP GIFT!!! It brings me no end of joy when a really great piece is a gift, and Claire is one of those. I’m a huge fan of ViSion and am absolutely beyond tickled that they’ll be contributing to the December Luxe Box (which comes out in two days!). If you aren’t a member of the ViSion group – you are so missing out, some of the group gifts are fantastic.
Heavenly Peach has a big grand opening event this weekend, Saturday, December 16 from 12-5pm SLT. Hope you’ll stop by – I could use always use a partner for volleyball.
What I’m Wearing
Bikini: Claire by ViSion
Hair: Nanao by ARGRACE
Shades: Rasa by Kumaki Glasses Style
Some Friday nights, even after being up way too late enjoying SL after a margarita or two, I just can’t find sleep. Those nights I often wind up skimming the MP, reading other blogs, poring over Flickr, or just bouncing from page to page hoping sleep is right around the corner.
Tonight I’m wearing some new socks by erratic which are on sale, but just this weekend! At 99L each they’re a steal by themselves, but half of that will be returned in the form of erratic store credit (and, to be honest, I can ALWAYS use erratic store credit). Many of the new socks have kind of a wintry, holiday theme and are not to be missed. The hair is called Faryn from TRUTH, and you can find it at Uber until December 23rd (and probably at the TRUTH main store not long thereafter).
(And yes…finally I did get to sleep. The bad thing about really late nights – they lead to really late mornings. Thankfully, on Saturday, that’s not a bad thing at all.)
What I’m Wearing:
Top: Kim by Addams
Panties: Cheeky Panties by enertia
Socks: Eva by erratic
(Oh gosh…that title! It was late and I had title writer’s block…)
I don’t think it’s going to shock anyone that I LOVE shopping events. I love checking Seraphim before going to make a little shopping list, I love rubbing elbows with the crowd, I love trying on demos, and I love getting new clothes! Today’s shopping event was Kinky, and the dress…well…it’s not something you’re going to wear to church…
The dress is Gia by Asteria. Aside from being a sexy asymmetric minidress in its own right, it’s…well…let’s say drafty. You’ll see what I mean. The dress includes a HUD with numerous texture options for the attached panties. The stockings are applier-based from FnH; I’ve had these for EVER and they still look fantastic. They also come with a g-string and suspender belt version that is just sizzling with the right skirt or dress and comes with a HUD that offers black, white, pink, and nude color options.
(The shoes are by Essenz, but are, sadly, from February’s BishBox and aren’t available. They sure are cute though…)
And, as I am wont to do, I’m hanging at Cling with some of my besties at my favorite club on the grid. I really love the snowfall effect. (It looks much better in person, have a peek sometime!)
What I’m Wearing:
Dress: Gia by Asteria (Kinky Shopping Event)
Stockings: Say It Stockings by FnH
Shoes: Tokyo by Essenz (February 2017 BishBox)
Hair: Kare by TRUTH
Oh no…this again???
Hey you five or six people that read my blog! I just wanted to touch base with you all – I had a horribly busy holiday week and couldn’t get any photo shots in, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t get any shopping done! I’m hoping to get some photos taken and blog posts made within the next few days.
Love you all! Hope you had a safe and productive Black Friday in both of your lives!
A month ago I raved about how I’ve never been disappointed by my monthly Luxe Box. I got up on my soap box and preached that it was always awesome, and always money well spent. I unboxed mine last night and…things changed.
Fair play, this is my personal opinion, and a lot of this might change if you live a different SL than I do. I imagine quite a few of us thought November’s box was the bee’s knees, and I’m really happy for you all! It just didn’t do it for me.
I want to start with the high notes though because there were a few bright spots.
My top and earrings are from Pretty Mess – while it’s a bit simple, I think the texturing is really lovely and it has a unique and alluring slit up either side. The earrings are very different and creative. I definitely will be wearing them. My hair is by Lamb, and I really love ponytails. The accompanying style HUD on the Lamb hair provides for a ponytail that hangs to either side or down the back at either shoulder length or down to mid-back. My only quibble is the hair makes my forehead look kind of gigantic, but adding these bangs from Truth addressed that fairly well. I could see this becoming a semi-regular hair for me.
And that’s it. I don’t want to point fingers or name names or get into details – if you want to chat that out with me in world, drop me an IM. Still, whether it was a lack of features, imagination, or just plain not being my style/fitting my needs, this Luxe Box didn’t deliver the way nearly every other Luxe Box has.
Will this drive me away from my monthly Luxe Box? Of course not! I’ll be right there on December 1 rejoining the group. No one succeeds 100% of the time, and I don’t mind riding along through a rough patch. I’d be willing to be December’s Luxe Box will be a real gem and this unfortunate misstep will be all but forgotten.
What I’m Wearing:
Top: Lily Split Tube by Pretty Mess (Luxe Box)
Jeans: DWL by Blueberry
Shoes: Kerria by #EMPIRE (Luxe Box)
Earrings: All-Seeing Earring by Pretty Mess (LuxeBox)
Where I’m Sitting:
Bench: Luxe Bench by Fancy Decor (LuxeBox)
My blogging mentor and inspiration (whether she knows it or not), Strawberry Singh, is taking a short break from her blog. I really hope she’ll be back soon. Since I wanted to keep up with the #SecondLifeChallenge, I went back through some of her old challenges and picked out one that sounded fun. It’s based on one of my favorite drinking games, Never Have I Ever. If you’re not familiar, each player takes a turn stating something they haven’t done (usually something tawdry or untoward) and everyone else in the group who has done the tawdry or untoward activity mentioned has to drink.
I’ll wait while you all go pour some tequila shots and then we’ll continue…
Go on now…
- Never have I ever had sex, in Second Life. Oh no. I have. Often. Usually more than once a week. Sex is fun! I can’t help it.
- Never have I ever visited a sex sim, in Second Life. – I’ve done this too. I visit the Keyhole and the Public Shower on occasion. There are a number of clubs and beaches that don’t specifically self-identify as a sex sim, but given the ‘meat-market’ atmosphere and the amount of public sex that goes on, there isn’t much difference.
- Never have I ever been an escort or stripper, in Second Life. – And now I’m three for three. I recently returned to my position as a dancer and escort at Bare Assets. And you should go there, even if it’s just to hang out. While I’m not necessarily trying to shill for the club at which I work, everyone there is really nice and it’s a fun atmosphere. That and my boss and colleagues are out of this world gorgeous and some of my best SL friends. (Love to Crezi & co.!)
- Never have I ever been in porn videos in Second Life. – Yay! I get a temporary reprieve from the drinking! I’ve never done porn videos. (I’ve been in a fair amount of pictures that are little more than porn, but never a video.)
- Never have I ever done things that may be illegal in the real world, in Second Life. – Pass the lime. I’ve enjoyed some mind-altering substances in SL of which the local law enforcement would not approve.
- Never have I ever created an ALT for secret activities, in Second Life. – Well…yes and no. It wasn’t for secret, illicit activities. It was just to try out something different in SL that I could never do with Keyli. I actually kind of miss it.
- Never have I ever had a one night stand, in Second Life. – See answers 1 and 2. I’m running out of salt.
- Never have I ever been part of a roleplay community, in Second Life. – Not necessarily a community, but I would REALLY like to. I’ve kind of experimented as a temporary visitor in a few roleplay sims, but I’m just not ready to completely commit to it – I just don’t have the time.
- Never have I ever discovered a new fetish, because of Second Life. – I have. And, no, I’m not going into it.
- Never have I ever done things in Second Life that I wouldn’t admit to my friends or family. – All. The. Time. I would say my First Life friends and family know about 1% of what goes on here in my SL.
So that’s, say, 7.5 out of 10. After more than seven tequila shots I would be on the floor, and the hangover would be brutal. So what’s your score? Are you more think than I drunk you are?
What I’m wearing:
Top: Romy by Blueberry
Skirt: Kyla by Blueberry
Bra: Peek-A-Boo by Reborn
Shoes: Dolly Plats by REIGN
Hair: Scout by Truth