Costa Blanco in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Caitlyn and I first visited Costa Blanco in January 2017, but I didn’t get to blog about it at the time, so a re-visit seemed in order. Designed by Gabrian Lascelles (Gothicgaylord), the region is described as “situated in the southernmost province of Sweden, and is connected by weather and theme with Bretagne in France.”Continue reading “Costa Blanco in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

A return to The Mill in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Just as in the physical world, there are certain places in Second Life we’re drawn back to again and again. This might be because the place has special significance, or because it is held by friends or offers a opportunities or photography or simple enjoyment, or because it is like the seasons – constantly changingContinue reading “A return to The Mill in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

A Rustic Retreat in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Rustic Retreat is a full region designed by Pred Fromund (Predator Ryba) and Bluey Porthos Fromund (Blue Whitefalcon). Described as ” an ideal place for photographers – or those that like to explore or just chill out”, it is a place of many facets: fantasy, whimsy, beauty, mystery – and a little darkness as well. The fantasyContinue reading “A Rustic Retreat in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

An Asian Fusion in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

We received word that Sera Bellic had given her Homeland region of Oyster Bay a further make-over some 24 hours before it appeared in the Destination Guide Highlights for Friday, April 28th – and I was immediately intrigued by the theme title: Asian Fusion. Regular readers of this blog will know that anything having anyContinue reading “An Asian Fusion in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

A different Saint Tropez in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Hear or read the words “Saint-Tropez”, and the chances are your thoughts will turn to the French Riviera, blue Mediterranean waters, yachts and sun-kissed bodies. While there is a beach at Saint Tropez in Second Life, it’s probably not the kind you’re going to want to spend time visiting for a spot of sunbathing; norContinue reading “A different Saint Tropez in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

The Heart of the Sea in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

The Heart of the Sea is a marvellous homestead region design by Elyjia (Elyjia Baxton) and Brayan Friller (Brayan26 Friller) that Caitlyn and I were (once again!) pointed towards by Shakespeare (SkinnyNilla) as a result of one of our regular exchanges of landmarks with one another. For those wishing to spend it in idyllic, naturalContinue reading “The Heart of the Sea in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

A Spring Spirit in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Spring Spirit is a homestead region designed by xxStanxx (xxStanilasxx) and soffy Ronwood. Offered to bloggers, photographers and lovers of nature as a place to visit and enjoy, it is another true delight. Visitors arrive on a small grassy area bordered on one side by the imposing bulk of a gallery accessed via a smallContinue reading “A Spring Spirit in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

A Mystical Fae Forest in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Mystical Fae Forest, occupying the Homestead region of Elvenshire, is precisely what the name implies: a mystical realm caught in time and wrapped in the soft light of a winter’s eve. It’s a place those who love things fae and whimsical should appreciate; a place where magic floats in the air and a surprise awaitsContinue reading “A Mystical Fae Forest in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

Spring? Apparently! – Ce Soir Arts – Be inspired tonight!

We are excited as the weather shifts more firmly toward spring. One sign is the incredible wind we are experiencing in these rolling hills. WHOOSH! The trees are bending to and fro and the whirlygig on top of the house is whirring round so fast it seems that it might take flight at any second!Continue reading “Spring? Apparently! – Ce Soir Arts – Be inspired tonight!”

A return to NorderNey in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

I was surprised to note that it’s been getting towards three years since I last visited NorderNey, Jacky Macpherson’s homestead design (see here for more). A lot has happened since then, not the least of which is Jacky has moved, so that the region now has a sim of its own bearing the same name,Continue reading “A return to NorderNey in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

The Calas Skate-o-Rama in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

“We got bored!” Ty Tenk of Calas Galadhon fame laughed, passing me an invite for Caitlyn and I to visit the Calas Skate-o-Rama. “Rolling skating in the middle of the desert. But be careful crossing the highway!”It actually took us a couple of days to get the opportunity to visit, but with Friday night sittingContinue reading “The Calas Skate-o-Rama in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

A NonStop visit in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

NonStop, a homestead region by Cherish Demonge, is presented as “Second Life’s ultimate forest”.  I’d personally regard the setting as more coastal / rural than “forest” – while there are trees aplenty, they mostly look and feel more like woodland, occupying the more rugged parts of the region and offering pleasant glades and walks betweenContinue reading “A NonStop visit in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

Can you help the East River Community in Second Life? | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Located on the mainland continent of Sansara, the East River Community (ERC) will this year celebrate its ninth year of operations in Second Life – although it can trace its roots as far back as 2006 with the MBYC, one of the first sailing clubs in Second Life – and sailing remains very much aContinue reading “Can you help the East River Community in Second Life? | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

Experiencing the Roaring ’20s in a recreated New York

Originally posted on Second Sighting:
Historical reconstruction and role-playing has found a breeding ground in Second Life, and one of the most impressive examples of such an endeavor that I’ve stumbled upon in the virtual world is the 1920’s New York Project. It recreates a section of Lower Manhattan, more or less as it would…

Forgotten places of SL 2 The Gulf

Originally posted on Second life Airmenship:
It has been a long weekend, you may be sitting around bored wondering what to do sick of being slapped by sim crossings or trying to pretend the latest Drama in the sailing community has not happened. (More on this later this week)  How about venting your frustrations with…

Spotlight on Two Established and Three New Venues

Originally posted on Million Happy Endings:
The ever changing mainland has numerous welcoming and interesting spots. One such place is Cafe Klaus, in Patagonia on the Atoll. “A roadside joint and arts venue on Route 1 in the South Western Heterocera Atoll region. A place to relax with friends in surroundings vaguely evocative of the…

Simploring 2017 (3) God’s own county – The Yorkshire Dales

Originally posted on Diomita and Jenny Maurer's Blog:
Saturday, January 14th, I went simploring. I followed a landmark that I found in someone’s profile and it turns out to be a real nice simploring tour. I went to The Yorkshire Dales. The LM description says about it: “The Yorkshire Dales are situated in the…

A second helping of Hell’s Heaven in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

“Stay awhile,” Snoob (SnoobJohnson) and his partner, Mila (Mila Maesar) say in greeting to visitors to their homestead region, The Hell’s Heaven 2.0. “Let  this world  refresh your soul andmelt your worries away …  Explore this cloudy world of changing scenery and enjoy your stay!”It’s a warm invitation, and there is much to enjoy withinContinue reading “A second helping of Hell’s Heaven in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”

ragVR: imagination and expression in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

RAG Randt is a content creator and designer who is perhaps best known for his work with MadPea, having worked on many of their games over the years. However, he recently departed the MadPea team to focus on his own work, and as we’ve been friends for several years, having worked closely on a projectContinue reading “ragVR: imagination and expression in Second Life | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World”