* 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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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 ~!!!

* Twosome for Tata’s fallowup after-event *

I had created a post before hand to let everyone know about this event. And after being there, and how amazing it was. I would love to show everyone a few bits of highlights from the night. To start things off, here is some information which helped this event come about.

ABOUT MAKING STRIDES

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer or MSABC is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting more than 300 communities to finish the fight. Every breast cancer walk and event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to honor those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and race money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information, services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.

HISTORY OF MAKING STRIDES

In 1984, Massachusetts cancer survivor Margery Gould Rath wanted to find a way to celebrate fellow cancer survivors by raising funds for the American Cancer Society. Working with a committee of fellow survivors and other volunteers, “Margie” created a “move-along-a-thon” called Making Strides Against Cancer to bring people together in an event to move the fight against cancer forward. The first event, held in Boston, drew 200 participants and instantly became an annual city tradition.

In 1993, the event officially became known as the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, attracting 4,000 walkers at events in Boston and in Manchester, New Hampshire. Since then, Margie’s vision has inspired 8 million walkers to participate in Making Strides events in more than 270 communities across the country, raising more than $460 million to fight breast cancer. Margie remained a dedicated Making Strides volunteer until she lost her battle with cancer in 2001.

The progress we’re making because of Making Strides supporters like Margie is nothing short of remarkable. But it’s no time to rest. That’s why we need your help. More walkers mean the next big breast cancer research breakthrough. More walkers mean free lodging and rides to treatment for breast cancer patients who need it. More walkers fundraising mean more survivors who will celebrate more birthdays.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
http://makingstrides.acsevents.org/site/PageServer?pagename=MSABC_CY14_FindAnEvent

Since this is such a beautiful charity that has done many wonderful things. I was very grateful to be involved in this event. So, thank you very much Sarah (sarahelisebeth.brenham) and Polly (polly.steerpike) for creating & allowing me to be part of this night. I appreciate it 🙂 These two are also the Co-owners of the Arbor Restaurant, which is a beautiful romantic venue.

This night began with a glass of Champagne, as we waited for everyone to arrive. Starting off in a relaxing way was wonderful. As everyone arrived. We were presented out tables where we would be seated during the evening.

The evening was filled with some beautiful music, I really enjoyed listening to soft classic rock, and beautiful renditions put together by Rose (therose) , LuhreBrann, and a special apperance by CherishShadow.

Rose (therose) and LuhreBrann

Rose (therose) and LuhreBrann

 

Rose (therose) & CherishShadow

Rose (therose) & CherishShadow

The evening was also filled with many amazing dish’s I loved everything on the menu, which was filled with so many great options.

Event Appetizers

Event Appetizers

During the Appetizers I had the Stuffed Tomato, which was beautifully prepared.

Event Entrees

Event Entrees

During the Entree portion I had the Garlic & Brown Sugar Chicken, which I loved. This was a spectacular item.

And we finished with Desert, which was very lovely.

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Event Dessert

I had the Bake Custard, that I loved. 🙂

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Baked Custard

Dessert's

Dessert’s

This evening was a very romantic event for the evening. The music selections were perfect. And filled the surroundings for a magical night. I really had a beautiful time, this became a very special night for everyone involved.

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If you happened to have missed this event, I hope you try to get to one. You will love every bit about it.

If you would like to see the first post, I had created for The Arbor Restaurant you can find it here \/

https://sammie1154.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/arbor-twosome-for-tatas/

Toodles , till next time
TTFN~

-The Arbor Restaurant of Romance-

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/POMODORINO/119/228/1510/

I have been on a search lately for a nice romantic place that is quite, calm, romantic, and peaceful. Just happens on one of my days searching I come across The Arbor. I fell in love right away, this has been just the place I was searching for.

The owners are two sisters Sarah Elisabeth Brenham and polly steerpike right as you enter the restaurant they are both very sweet and welcoming. Creating the feeling of being somewhere magical and still being very comforting. A place where you can feel at ease.

Upon the destination guide has this to say. “The Arbor is a very established restaurant and one of the oldest surviving restaurants on the grid. They pride themselves on creating our own unique dishes that you won’t see anywhere else in Second Life. They also create the mood and ambiance of different places around the world. Come bring your loved one to a private dining experience for a very low price. “

That states everything wonderfully, what I love about this location is the different scenes that are available to choose from. They are all beautiful, and there is something for everyone depending on what appeals to you the most.

Winter Ice The Winter Ice location is just as the name states, a beautiful winter location for anyone looking for their perfect winter wonderland. A special place to cuddle up together and enjoy the frosty beauty around them.

Sunset PondIn Sunset Pond this area has a bit more of a springtime feel to it, along with having the view of a breathtaking sunrise to warm anyone’s soul.

Secret GardenHere we have the secret garden, everyone has a connection to having a secret place of just their own. There is always something magical in secret gardens.

Pink Salt LakeA beautiful Pink Salt lake, you can walk hand in hand through the sand talking about your deepest secrets or desires, along with dipping your toes in the beautiful lake. A very romantic and relaxing location.

Beach HavenHere at Beach Haven you are submerged into a heavenly tropical location. Can already imagine the sea breeze brushing through your hair, as you stroll through the palm covered beach.

Looking to make a reservation, upon landing at the restaurant you will be greeted by a server who would be perfectly glad to help you decide on the perfect setting.

I haven gone ahead and picked up a brochure, to help you with deciding on the magical night.


Dining Room Package
250L per couple  (50L per extra adult, 25L per extra child avatar)
(24 hour notice or walk in, if server available)

For this package, you may have one of the scenic window tables in our large room.  With this table, you get all the delights of a taste-bud popping menu, a lovely dance floor, and full service of our professional staff.
Gifts:
You get a wine bottle, teddy bear holding a heart,  and red roses for your date! 🙂


The Quickie Escape Reservation
400L for a couple, 100L per extra adult, 50L per extra child avatar

This reservation is when you have only but an hour or less to be romantic, but do not wish to exclude  the dinner as well.   This package will allow you to enjoy the entree course only with  drink and of course with a live server for an hour.
Gifts:
wine bottle, teddy bear holding a heart,  and red roses for your date.


 Instant Reservation – Basic
500L for a couple, 100L per extra adult, 50L per extra child avatar
(upon availability of a server)

This package is for when you want a private skybox and a server is available or you want to reserve it for later and want the basic package for dinner.   With this package, you get the server and the box for 2 hours to yourself with a 3 course meal.   You also get a lovely  system to dance with.
Gifts :
You will get a teddy bear holding a heart for your guest,  red roses, gift boxes for each of you , and a picture of the night in a heart frame.


Instant Reservation – Premium
650L for a couple, 100L per extra adult, 50L per extra child avatar
(upon availability of a server)

If a server is available or you wish to reserve for later,  this package offers more than our basic package as well as more variety.  You get a 2 hour stay in any of the skyboxes above, a 3 course meal with a live server, and a system to dance.
Gifts:
A large box of chocolates, a teddy bear with a heart, gift boxes, red roses, pictures of the night in a heart frame, champagne bucket, and a heart shaped cake.


Basic Personalized Reservation
850 L for a couple, 100L per extra adult, 50L per extra child avatar
At least 24 hour notice

This package requires at least a 24 hour notice so we know that we have all your personalized items for you.   This package gives you 3 hours in your skybox with 2 hours with a live server whom will give you a 3 course meal.  You can dance to the system that is out for you.
Gifts:  
Personalized Teddy Bear(Shaggy Teddy Bear, Panda, White Teddy Bear, Hot Pink or Light Pink Teddy Bear) , Personalized wine glasses in a wine bottle, a large box of chocolates, choice of colored roses (red, white, yellow, or pink),  gift boxes, a picture of your night in heart frame and a heart shaped cake.


Medium Personalized Package
1150L for a couple, 100L per extra adult, 50L per extra child avatar
24 hours notice at least

This package requires at least a 24 hour notice so we know that we have all your personalized items for you.   This package gives you 3 hours in your skybox with 2 hours with a live server whom will give you a 3 course meal.  You can dance to the system that is out for you.
Gifts:
Personalized Teddy Bear (Choice of Shaggy, White, Panda, Pink or Hot Pink Teddy Bear), Personalized wine glasses in a Personalized wine bottle (4 different choices of bottles) , a large box of chocolates, choice of colored roses (red, white, yellow, or pink),  gift boxes, a picture of your night in  frame and a Personalized  heart shaped cake.


Premium Personalized Package
1400L for a couple, 100L per extra adult, 50L per extra child avatar
24 hours  notice at least

This package requires at least a 24 hour notice so we know that we have all your personalized items for you.   This package gives you 3 hours in your skybox with 2 hours with a live server whom will give you a 3 course meal.  You can dance to the system that is out for you.
Gifts:
Personalized Teddy Bear (Shaggy, White, Panda, Pink or Hot Pink Teddy)  Personalized wine glasses in a Personalized wine bottle (4 types of bottles) , a large box of chocolates, choice of colored roses (red, white, yellow, or pink),  gift boxes, a picture of your night in heart frame and a Personalized  heart shaped cake.  You will also get a picnic basket with a food to take home.


Ultimate Personalized Package
2000L  for a couple, 100L per extra adult, 50L per extra child avatar
2 day notice at least

This package requires at least a 2 days notice so we know that we have all your personalized items for you.   This package gives you 3 hours in your skybox with 2 hours with a live server whom will give you a 3 course meal.  You can dance to the system that is out for you.
Gifts:
Personalized Teddy Bear(Shaggy, White, Panda, Hot Pink or Light Pink Teddy) , Personalized wine glasses in a Personalized wine bottle, a large box of chocolates, choice of colored roses (red, white, yellow, or pink),  gift boxes, a picture of your night in  frame and a Personalized  heart shaped cake.  You will also get a picnic basket with a food to take home .

This package allows you to pick out your own menu from our list and we make the menu with your names on it!  This ensures you get to have your dinner the way you wish it to happen!


Extras for the Dinner Packages

Balloons – 10 L each – any color or heart
Flowers in a vase – 50L
Engraved wine glasses – 100L
Arbor Label Wine or Champagne bottle – 100L
Personalized Wine or Champagne bottle – 200L
Teddy Bear holding a heart – 100L
Teddy bear with a balloon – 200L
Basic Cake – 200L
Personalized Cake – 300L
Frame – 50 L
Gift Box – 25L
Gift box that plays music and poofs – 75L
Gift box with goodies – 75L
Gift box with goodies that plays music and poofs – 125L


So, as you can see there are plenty of wonderful amenities offered at The Arbor and great choices to choose from with packages, and scenery’s. I find the locations to be beautiful and breathtaking. When you arrive at the restaurant there is a card you can pick up that also covers all of the packages I have provided here, also at the bottom of the card there is a reservations link. Click on, fill out the information for you and your loved one. And that begins this trip for a magical moment to share with someone special in your life.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/POMODORINO/119/228/1510/

I really hope you take a moment to travel to this location, check everything out if you happen to be searching for somewhere memorable to take that special someone in your life.

Toodles , till next time
TTFN~