Americana

drink coke

This round of Collabor88 is pretty interesting, the theme is New Americana. I am in the mood for some patriotic things, so I picked up the Lana Romper in this lovely red, white, and blue pattern. I also got the matching Sage Lacey Jacket; I’ll find a reason to wear this a lot. Both are from The Secret Store. I also found some adorable patio chairs and matching parasol from Soy for my sim. I even found a classic Coca-Cola sign to pose in front of, and you can’t get much more American than this!

I’m also wearing NEW LASHES from FateLashes in this post. I wanted to do a close-up picture, but just watch the video on youtube, it’s everything you need to know. I love these lashes, they are well worth the money. I especially love that I can fit one side, then use the HUD to mirror it on the other side so I don’t have to fit it twice! L-O-V-E.

Have you heard of Luxe Box? There are a few hours left to join Luxe Box, a new monthly subscription service in SL. The price for this month is $1,000L, but apparently that price will go higher, maybe even double or triple the following months. I have subscribed to many subscription boxes in RL, mostly for beauty products. I prefer the boxes with previews, and so I can choose to buy it if I like the products on offer. I tend to unsubscribe from boxes without previews, since the products end up too random and not my style. Which is why I haven’t joined Luxe Box but I still have a few hours to decide! My friends tell me that the first month, since they’re still in the promotion phase, lots of designers will give out fatpacks. Fatpacks of what, though?

The idea is intriguing, but I think it is deliberate that the items are not previewed. You can’t blame the designers for wanting to know exactly how much they will make for their effort before choosing to send out 1 item or a fatpack. It’s easy to do the math and figure out how much money each brand will earn for the month. Maybe I’m too logical, and the reason is something more simple like, they think SLer’s enjoy surprises. Do we? Will you pay money to get random surprises or are you more willing to buy a box with previews? Let me know in the comments!

What I’m Wearing:

Truth Hair – Coco
The Secret Store – Lana Romper (Coral); Sage Lacey Jacket (Chalk)

Floral

Floral

The LODE Flickr page is so gorgeous and inspiring. I have forgotten what it feels like to be excited about a brand, especially something in the accessories/jewelry niche. LODE reminds me a lot of Donna Flora, so lovely and unique. I love flowers, and being able to include floral elements into my looks is a lot better than simply decorating with them!

What I’m Wearing:

Truth Hair – Kera
LODE – Head Accessory (Phebe) Light Pink
Fishy Strawberry – Mistral Bodysuit (White)

AnacondaS Wave Dancer

AnacondaS Wave Dancer Boat

The Wave Dancer. Get that free demo, yo.

When Second Life gets a bit stressful, it’s time to put down the obligations and do something fun. My suggestion? Get out on the water. Grab a free boat, visit the Blake Sea, and start sailing. Whether you do so with a motorboat like the Magellan, or a sailboat like the Fernseed Keelboat, you’re sure to calm down after listening to the sounds of the pixel ocean for a while. (Don’t forget to grab this free swim HUD too.)

After a while, you might get tired of free boats and want something a bit nicer. If you have the Lindens to spend, take a look at the AnacondaS Wave Dancer.

It’s amazing how spacious the Wave Dancer is inside. You won’t need to adjust your camera unless you prefer driving in mouselook or third-person. It also comes with a full working kitchen, bathroom/shower, cabin/bed, and dining area. There’s a media player just behind the driver’s seat for if you want to play videos while you’re out boating. The dashboard holds a fuel gage, working GPS system, and radar. Even the microwave works, which I found to be charming.

You can seat 14 people on it–great for parties or running a tour around the Blake Sea or other body of SL water. The boat turns a little too fast for my tastes in the water, but that’s because it’s meant for driving primarily in mouselook. If you’re using an Oculus with this boat, however, you’re in for a pretty great time.

The drawbacks of it are small but ultimately decided why I didn’t buy it yet. For everything the Wave Dancer has, the one thing it doesn’t is a multi-sit system. For 2900L, this is something I’m hoping the builder will fix.

You see, when you’re out boating, you need to be able to move around your boat without standing up. If your boat doesn’t have a system where you can click and choose various poses on the craft, you’re going to inevitably have to stand up–which might cause your boat to be returned while you’re in the middle of the sea. Multi-seating systems solve this problem while letting you “live” on your boat. Some boats like the A-T Portal Tug even have a roaming system that lets you walk around the boat without ever getting out of your seat.

I’ve sent a request to the Wave Dancer’s builder to see if they’re interested in implementing a multi-seating system. If they do it, I’m snatching up this boat as soon as I can.

I still highly recommend you trying out the Wave Dancer, though. The demo will let you drive the boat for up to two hours. It only counts the minutes the boat is actually in the water! It’s great for letting boaters decide if they’d like to purchase it or not.

If you know of a boat I should check out, contact me in-grid (Aemeth Lysette). For more destinations, check out the SL Sailing directory. See you on the water!

 

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It’s everything you need when it comes to keeping your pixel hair looking its best.

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