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After visiting Chalet Linden (SLURL), it was almost inevitable that I would explore the surrounding area. The Wengen sim is part of the Snowlands Subcontinent of Sansara. There’s quite a lot to see and do in the Snowlands! For example, there’s a functional railway and pod network with scripted tours. I adore trains and tours, so Agnes Periapse and I tried both.

 

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If you’re interested in seeing more snapshots from my grid explorations, check out my Flickr page!

 

Credits (on Candy)

with SL Marketplace links

Head: CATWA

Head applier: DeeTaleZ [Link to demo, full version in-world]

Eyes applier: Avi-Glam

Body: Maitreya [Lara body; in-world link]

Body applier: DeeTaleZ [Link to demo, full version in-world]

Hair: TRUTH [Makena, group gift; in-world link]

Jacket: VALE KOER [Milena Windbreaker; in-world link]

Pants: VALE KOER [Hikedup Sweatpants; in-world link]

Shoes: VALE KOER [The Vasiform, group gift; in-world link]

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When I recently returned to Second Life, I spent a lot of time on mostly-empty mainland sims. I’m sure you’re familiar with this type of sim. For example, Blush (SLURL) still seems popular; I see a lot of people on the bottom of the ocean floor there. I just needed someplace quiet to get my bearings again—and to try on demos! I also needed a new “home location.”

Within a few months of joining Second Life in 2007, I had rented my first parcel. I rented or owned land until 2010, right around the time that I took a break from SL. I logged in every few years and eventually set my home location at a friend’s shop. After coming back, I did check on that location. I got caught in an unfortunate loop: ejected, sent home, ejected, sent home, ad nauseam. So much has changed in SL and it’s not surprising that the parcel had been sold!

I did some research and discovered that you can only set your home location on land you own, land owned by groups that allow you to set your home location, and Infohubs. After a little more digging, I found a list of official Infohubs on the Second Life Wiki. I visited most of them and have currently settled on Chalet Linden (SLURL). At least it’s seasonally appropriate!

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While hopping around the grid in search of a new “home,” I was also busy updating my wardrobe. COCO (SLURL) has a nice range of casual clothing, including this comfy oversized sweater and jeans. I found the boots at ROC (SLURL) and have been wearing them a lot! I found both stores to be quite affordable, as well! And, speaking of deals, the hair pictured was a group gift from Truth (SLURL). There’s a fee to join the Truth group, but I think it’s worth it!

Credits:

Head: CATWA

Head applier: DeeTaleZ [Link to demo, full version in-world]

Eyes applier: Avi-Glam

Body: Maitreya [Lara body; in-world link]

Body applier: DeeTaleZ [Link to demo, full version in-world]

Hair: TRUTH [Group gift, Makena; in-world link]

Sweater: *COCO*

Jeans: *COCO*

Boots: ::ROC::

Second Life has changed a lot in eight years, but I’m back and catching up as fast as I can! One of the first things I had to research was mesh bodies and heads. I realized quickly that mesh clothing is largely intended to be worn with mesh bodies and I do love to shop for new clothes! As much as I loved my old shape and skin, it was time to update. The current motto seems to be “demo, demo, demo,” so that’s just what I did. I tried on so many mesh bodies, bento heads, and skin appliers. I won’t share my progress, as you can probably imagine what a mess that was!

In the end, I went with the Maitreya Lara body and the Catwa Koura head. I love freckles and DeeTaleZ does them so nicely, so I bought their appliers for the Lara body and the Hailey applier for the Catwa head. Truth was one of my favorite hair brands eight years ago, so I was thrilled to see that they’re still around! I grabbed the current group gifts and a few other styles.

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I just love the facial expressions on the Catwa heads. They’re so cute! The clear green eyes are from Avi-Glam. The makeup and bodysuit are both from alaksametro, another old favorite! EarthStones was another blast-from-the-past and I ended up there in search of new glasses. I think that they really complete my new look!

If you have any suggestions for shopping or grid exploration, please feel free to leave a comment or message me in-world!

Credits

with SL Marketplace links

Head: CATWA

Head applier: DeeTaleZ [Link to demo, full version in-world]

Eyes applier: Avi-Glam

Body: Maitreya [Lara body; in-world link]

Body applier: DeeTaleZ [Link to demo, full version in-world]

Hair: TRUTH

Glasses: EarthStones

Makeup: alaskametro<3

Bodysuit: alaskametro<3

Candy's Dandy Lookbook #37

Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?

Wearing (Candy Flanagan):
Hair: Truth
Skin, Brows, and Freckles: Mynerva
Eyes: Dernier Cri
Lashes: Laqroki
Candy: Sanu
Shirt: Atomic (Free – Spooktacular.)
Blouse: Fri.day (Free.)
Watch: Muse
Bracelet: Imagen
Leggings: Tee*fy (Free – Tea Hunt.)
Shoes: 0N

Resources:
Poses: Reel Expression

Candy's Dandy Lookbook #4

This dress from Truth is just a little bit awesome.

Wearing (Candy Flanagan):
Hair: Fri.day
Skin: Imagen
Eyes: Dernier Cri
Eyelashes: Laqroki
Necklace and Bracelet: Illusions
Watch: Muse
Jacket: Cubic Effect
Dress: Truth (Free!)
Leggings: Zaara
Shoes: League

Resources:
Poses: Reel Expression

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Location: Truth (SLURL)

Hat & Hair: ETD
Skin: Curio
Eyes: Dernier Cri
Outfit: MG Fashion
Watch: Muse
Shoes: Truth
Pose: Reel Expression