* Early Valentines ~ Welcome to FRANCE PORTNAWAK – Aquarelle *

Just in time for Valentines Day ~

Along with being my 1st year anniversary post~ Hurray ~!!

It has been one year since I started up TourSL searching the grid for destinations to visit. So, I wanted to find something different. And, I stumbled across one of the most beautiful and dreamy locations that I’ve seen.

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Welcome to France Portnawak – Aquarelle

Taxi \/

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dreamworld%20Volcano/178/188/22

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This beautiful location makes you feel like you stepped into a watercolor painting. There are transparent areas in the trees and landscape that gives off the feel of real watercolors.

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The creators of this beautiful piece of artwork brought to life are Lecia Arado & ChimKami. I had spoken with both of them, wanting to get an insight into Aquarelle. I asked where the idea for this place and the watercolor look came from. They told me that they have known each other for many years & are both very tuned to one another. This idea started out with the feelings of being Zen & peaceful.

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From the idea of a tree they spoke and discussed their feelings while collaborating with each other to put their feelings into the SIM. Creating the outline of the area, of lightness & serenity everything started to evolve from there.

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Into a beautiful misty transparent watercolor world that you see now.

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They really wanted the softness of color to show something clean & pure. For them it wasn’t a set out plan. As their imaginations started forming different ideas this beautiful location emerged from them. Showing something that these two are very proud to show & want to share with everyone.

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And this is what their moods & imaginations transformed into.

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There is also a shop at the top. Where some free mesh items for men & women are along with other items that can be bought. All of the profits from the items are used  for the benefit of the SIM.

I hope everyone takes a visit to this lovely place. And being close to Valentines day you could bring that special someone for a perfect date. Their are beautiful spots for photos.

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An area where you can get a horse to ride,

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And also areas for couples to dance around the painted colors.

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There is also a board with the different spots you can TP too.

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Taxi \/

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dreamworld%20Volcano/178/188/22

Happy Valentines Day Everyone ~!

And here’s to starting the 2nd year of TourSL ~

Happy Exploring, Till next time

Toodles TTFN ~!!!

* Parfum de Cristal’s beautiful winter wonderland & Advents *

Being in the Winter/Christmas Spirit, I have been taking full advantage of this time of year. From decorating the home, to visiting Santa, and checking out all of the amazing Advents that are featured this year in Second Life.

From checking out the list of different advent calendars to grab up some great Christmas items from. I ended up finding this amazing winter wonderland, where one of the advents are located.

This place is beautiful

Welcome to –

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Parfum de Cristal  \/ Taxi \/

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ua%20Pou%20Island/128/118/21

And you can also find all the links & locations for all of the Advent Calendars here.

http://yermawn.blogspot.com/p/adventurous.html?zx=88bf775d2d59c128

Theres a lot of amazing stores with great gifts at all of those locations.

But, back to Parfum de Cristal’s beautiful winter wonderland –

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Right after you land, the first things you’ll see is this beautiful home along an icy river, and also Santa sitting upon a train, scooting around a Christmas tree.

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There is also a lovely lighthouse a bit into the distance that you can walk to, climb to the top and see a view of the surrounding area.

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The first two spots I ended up finding were buried in the woods a bit. One was the icy Carousel that is so pretty. And also this small little winter park that looks perfect to Christmas photos.

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There are lots of beautiful areas for photo op’s here.

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Along with the beautiful mountains, you can find this gorgeous house sitting a top a hill. And right in front of the home you’ll find three grazing reindeer.

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Besides the reindeer you can find many other animals around this SIM. Even a Polar bear and Penguins floating on a mini ice burg.

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You can also go sledding and do some ice skating 😀

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And before you decide to leave, don’t miss the chance to watch the Northern Lights bounce across the nights sky.

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” It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas “

I love this time of year, its so full of love.

I hope everyone takes a trip to this lovely snowy area. I’ll post up another taxi below. Also, don’t miss out on the great gifts from the advent calendars.

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ua%20Pou%20Island/128/118/21

\/ And for the advent calendars \/

http://yermawn.blogspot.com/p/adventurous.html?zx=88bf775d2d59c128

Happy Exploring, Till next time

Toodles TTFN ~!!!

* The Pharaoh’s Tomb *

I was brought to this place by a friend a while ago. And, I remembered having so much fun walking through the pyramid. Avoiding the snakes & scorpions. The best part this place puts you inside of your own Indiana Jones adventure.

Welcome to the Pharaoh’s Tomb, of The Da Vinci Gardens SIM.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Kalepa/75/134/1964

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When you first land in this area you are surrounded by an entire Egyptian themed SIM. You’ll see a Gennie lamp that you can click on to find other areas you can teleport to. The Da Vinci Gardens SIM holds many other themed spots besides this Egyptian area.

As you can see from the picture above there are a few different ways you can be given a tour of this location. If you want to take up into the sky to see a birds eye view you can choose to hop in the hot air balloon,

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or my favorite the flying magic carpet. If you want to stay closer to the ground you can choose to take a ride on the golden scarab beetle, tour on the beautiful river by boat, and also

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take this guided tour being carried around by these four gentlemen.

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You can also find many romantic spots to relax and take photographs.

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If you are looking for more of an adventure this place is filled with plenty to keep you on your toes. There spots for you to dig up some buried treasures.

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Even Chariot races against your friends.

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Now for the reason I love this spot the most. The Pharaoh’s Tomb you’ll find yourself outside of this gigantic pyramid. But, don’t think this will be an easy adventure to get to the Pharaoh’s treasure chamber. You will find many obstacles to get past before you make it there.

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Make sure to set your daylight settings to midnight for the best experience. You will come across many trap doors, scorpions, fire, moving & falling platforms, alligators, mummy’s, and many other life threatening things. This pyramid made me feel like I was in my own Indiana Jones adventure. I haven’t had this much fun running through obstacles in  a long time.  Also keep your eyes peeled for golden scarabs a long the way they like to hand out Linden dollars if you choose the right amount 😀 .

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When you survive to the end, you’ll be face to face with the Pharaoh’s tomb in the treasure chamber. Everything glimmering with gold. Don’t forget to click on his tomb, you could have a chance to win some Linden Dollars here also.

Not wanting to ruin the surprise of the obstacles you will come across, I’ve only posted a couple pictures from inside the pyramid. Wouldn’t want to take the fun away from this experience.

I hope you all take the time to check this place out and bring all your friends to join in on the fun.

\/ (Taxi to The Pharaoh’s tomb ) \/

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Kalepa/75/134/1964

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Happy exploring-

Toodles ,  till next time
TTFN~

* Rico’s Tea House *

After a stressful week or day, everyone needs somewhere to be able to just kick back and relax.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Flux/204/86/27

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This was my goal, and I think I found it at Rico’s Tea House.

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From right when you land, the whole set up and landscaping of the sim, is very relaxing and comforting. So first thing I did was grab a seat in front of the shop, and started to take in everything that I could see around me.

Right behind me in the picture is a very picturesque bay, with a few sailboats filling up the docks. Even spending a bit of time by the water was wonderful.

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Besides the bay you can also find walkways that lead to fountains, little lemonade stands, and beautiful gardens.

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As for the Tea House its self I loved the decor inside, I could look at it everyday. The whole set up is beautiful even at first glance.

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Right as you step inside you find yourself in a room with plenty of seating, and filled with roses. The first thing that caught my eye was the chandelier which is amazing.

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Directly to the left of this room is a similar area, but has tables and chairs. The tables filled with cupcakes, coffee, tea, macarons, cakes and other delicious treats.

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And right agaisnt the wall, you can find anything your little heart may desire. (well in treats at least 🙂  )

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If sitting inside is not your thing, and you may be looking for something a bit more private. There are these beautiful silk covered tents outside with seating also. Spend sometime surrounded by lavender and lemon trees.

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Besides what I have shown you, this isnt half of what you can see. There is even a pool on top of a hill, but I’ll leave that for everyone to explore. The best part about Rico’s is –

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So, what are you waiting for. Take a peaceful break, or bring that special someone you’ve been trying to find a way to ask out. Having a cup of coffee is always a great ice breaker.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Flux/204/86/27

I hope everyone enjoys this Tea House as much as I have.

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Happy exploring-

Toodles , till next time
TTFN~