Simploring 2018 (22) A short visit to Acorn

My short simploring tour Thursday, March 1st, let me to Acorn. Again a landmark I picked from scoop.it SL Destinations. Acorn is first of all a shop “Original mesh for all your house & garden decor and furniture needs“. The shop and the sim is owned by Lulu Rage.

Impressions of Acorn (1) – around the landing point, upper left is an overview, lower right is the gazebo

But Acorn is more. It is again an example for combining business with a nice and beautiful environment. You don’t land at the entrance of the shop, instead you land on a nice green island, close to a gazebo. Only when you soom out, you can see the large building which is used for the shop. I first went to the gazebo and looked inside. You can purchase some of the furniture. Of course the sim is also used to exhibit Lulu Rage’s furniture and garden deco, but it is done very decent, no big boards or vendors, just small tags on the items you can buy.

Impressions of Acorn (2) – inside of the gazebo (upper left) / inside of the shop (lower left) / Diomita relaxing at Acorn (upper right) / the look-out (lower right)

The shop itself is huge and most rooms aren’t used yet. It might be that there’s more exhibition area needed soon. Although the shop building is very large and dominating the island, it does fit in the environment and does not destroy the peaceful atmosphere. I went to an overview platform and a walked over the complete island. It offers some really nice spots and views and is made with love and an eye for the detail. My short trip to Acorn was very enjoyable.
Lulu send me a message after this entry was published and told me that Acorn was was created with the help of the ever clever Neva Xenga (nevacrystall). Hence I added this credit here.

Impressions of Acorn (3)

Acorn is worth a visit, you can relax and enjoy there (and shop of course too). Thank you Lulu Rage for adding a nice environment for your shop!

Landmark to Acorn Mainstore
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Plum%20drops/122/53/21

Simploring 2017 (4) Saint Pete City

As I’m away for a few days of vacation I prepared just a few blog entries in advance. On Thursday, January 12th, I found time for some simploring. I did some revisits for places I’ve been before and that still exist. One downside of Second Life is, that you never know how long a sim will stay or if your visit is the last. I went to Saint Pete City, that I visited in November 2015 this first time (see here).

Jan 12th: My second visit to "Saint Pete City" (1)

Jan 12th: My second visit to “Saint Pete City” (1)

Saint Pete City is a very nice town, highly detailled, the shops and the cafés add a lot to it’s charme. And again I noticed the many bicycles. Most shops, houses and appartments are rented, so there seem to be a lively community here. I visited one of the free appartments to get an impression. It’s expensive to live here, but you get a return, living in a city instead of being in the suburbs. The waterfront of Saint Pete City has it’s own charme.

Jan 12th: My second visit to "Saint Pete City" (2) - a private home.

Jan 12th: My second visit to “Saint Pete City” (2) – a private home

Jan 12th: My second visit to "Saint Pete City" (3) - at the waterfront

Jan 12th: My second visit to “Saint Pete City” (3) – at the waterfront

Saint Pete City is owned by Neva Xenga (nevacrystall) and there’s a website you can visit for more information also about free appartments. Neva is also co-owing to (shopping) event places, Shiny Shabby Event and The Crossroads Event. I finish this short update with a quote from Neva’s Profile “..When u need the  wonders, noises and sweet delights of a magical city burried in stories and treasures waiting to be found, open the gates of St. Pete, i put my heart into it....”

You should have seen this lovely town. Thank you Neva!

Landmark to Saint Pete City
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sea%20Foam/63/170/24
Saint Pete City’s Website
https://nevaestates.com/

Saint Pete City

A visit to Saint Pete City (1)

A visit to Saint Pete City (1)

This week I found time to do a bit of simploring again. I went to Saint Pete City. Of course I was following a recommendation by Inara Pey again. There’s a quite detailled description of Saint Pete City in her “Living in a Modemworld” blog. Her report is titeled “The streets of Saint Pete’s in Second Life“. Inara describes Saint Pete City -as the name suggests, as an urban environment with a strong Dutch influence in terms of architecture and feel. Well, if you count the bicycles, you must feel like being in the Netherlands. But the architecture isn’t Dutch in my humble opinion, although I can’t really localize it either.

A visit to Saint Pete City (1)

A visit to Saint Pete City (2)

A visit to Saint Pete City (1)

A visit to Saint Pete City (3)

A visit to Saint Pete City (1)

A visit to Saint Pete City (4)

The creator Neva Xenga (neva.crystall) wrote about Saint Pete City “When u need the  wonders, noises and sweet delights of a magical city burried in stories and treasures waiting to be found, open the gates of St. Pete, i put my heart into it..”

A visit to Saint Pete City (1)

A visit to Saint Pete City (5)

 

What really adds to the “Saint Pete City feeling” is the sound, a mixture of  the sound of the sea rushing, the cries of seagulls and mayn people talking. I roamed a bit around and noticed that whatever street you take, it leads you back to the main street, but you don’t get the feeling that the city ends. The courts and streets are so nicely planned that it feels a lot larger than it is. There are a some active shops and art galleries and some nice places to sit down and relax. Of course I took a lot of pictures and will only publish a few of them here.

During my visit I got a call from Nina, who needed shortly my help and I went to the beach to teleport her in as it is a moderate sim. But it was too tempting not to take another shot.

Diomita and slave Nina at the beach of Saint Pete City

Diomita and slave Nina at the beach of Saint Pete City

Finally before I ended my visit, I looked up the creator’s profile and found that she is also the creator of Baby’s Ear, a sim that I visited in July
(https://themaurers.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/babys-ear/). So I went there to finish my simploring.
And whenever you may need the music within the sea, the light from an old lighthouse, the joy of picking up apples in the back yard of a home, far from home, welcome to Baby’s Ear.. a place to get lost in.” (Quote taken from Neva’s Profile pick)

Returning to Baby's Ear

Returning to Baby’s Ear

Thank you Neva for these two lovely sims. I enjoyed my visit and it won’t be my last!

Related link in Inara Pey’s Living in a Modemworld blog:
http://modemworld.me/2015/11/10/the-streets-of-saint-petes-in-second-life/

Related link about Baby’s Ear in this blog:
https://themaurers.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/babys-ear/

Landmark Saint Pete City:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Saint%20Pete%20City/106/149/22

Landmark Baby’s Ear:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Babys%20ear/162/149/47