Women’s Event: Woodstock

This events article is for you, ladies.

Right now at this very moment, I am at the opening of Woodstock held at Harlow’s Dance & Party Club for women only. Twenty hours of music from many women DJ’s in Second Life.

DJ Andi opened Woodstock with Janis Joplin, Piece of my Heart, Live at Woodstock beautiful as sensual hippie women letting down their hair.

The atmosphere is amazing  so come on ladies, come join us for the 20 hour event. Love Woodstock. ♥

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Come over ladies. Live and let love at Woodstock. A 20 hour event!

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Harlow’s Woodstock Event – Landmark

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Cafe Sheree – Landmark
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Event: LoveCraft Festival

In the realms of a murky darkness is where the mysterious awaits. Is it dark and murky or is it madness. Or are you the mad person here?

Is that a tentacle curling up around your thigh or have you lost the plot?

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Officially opening at 8pmSLT on 17 August until 26th August, The 2018 Lovecraft Adventure invites you to walk the path to madness where you will find vendors for clothing, furniture and other creepy items to further your descent into insanity where we’re waiting for you.

And there’s entertainment to get those creepy sensations running through spin to your legs to boogie till you feel your legs wiggle like an eight tentacle sensation.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Friday August 17
8-11PM SLT – Opening Gala with DJ Fitch Lekvoda

Saturday August 18
3-5PM SLT – JoAnn Hax
5-6PM SLT – Lovecraft Readings with Misk Firethorn
6-7PM SLT – WHYMSEE
8-11PM SLT – Music in the Key of Dark with DJ Fitch Lekvoda

Sunday August 19
2-4PM SLT – Seanchai Library Presents
6-7PM SLT – ROSEDROP RUST
7-8PM SLT – WALD SCHRIDDE
8-10PM SLT – DJ io Mooncheeks

Monday August 20
2-4PM SLT – Lovecraft Readings with Arik Metzger
6-7PM SLT – RP Workshop with Beryl Strifeclaw
7-8PM SLT – RP Workshop with Beryl Strifeclaw
8-9PM SLT – Gallery of Curiosities Podcast:

Tuesday August 21
5-6PM SLT – Lovecraft Readings with Misk Firethorn
6-7PM SLT – DAVID CSISZER / Host Nyna Slate-Sands
7-8PM SLT – ELYSIUM CABARET
8-10PM SLT – Whimsycallie Pegler / Thandi Rhiadra

Wednesday August 22
2-4PM SLT – Belleen Morte
5-6PM SLT – IAN SONGMAN LIVE
6-8PM SLT – Wain Arun
8-10PM SLT – Vintage Horror Movies with Doctor Avalon

Thursday August 23
2-4PM SLT – JoAnn Hax
5-6PM SLT – Lovecraft Readings with Misk Firethorn
6-8PM SLT – Gabrielle Riel
8-10PM SLT – Erehwon Texeira

Friday August 24
2-3PM SLT – ~DRUM~ Divine Rhythms of Universal Music
3-4PM SLT – NOUVELLE FOLIES
4-5PM SLT – IAN SONGMAN LIVE
5-6PM SLT – PARIS CLOYD LIVE
6-7PM SLT – CELLSHADER LIVE
7-8PM SLT – Guided Roleplay Session with Beryl Strifeclaw
8-10PM SLT – Vintage Horror Movies with Doctor Avalon

Saturday August 25
2-4PM SLT – Seanchai Library Presents
5-6PM SLT – Lovecraft Readings with Misk Firethorn
6-7PM SLT – DJ Cherry
7-8PM SLT – GUERILLA BURLESQUE
8-11PM SLT – Closing Gala – The Lovecraft Masquerade! with DJ Fitch Lekvoda and Host Belleen Morte

Sunday August 26
No Programming
PROGRAMMING

LIVE PERFORMERS:

CELLSHADER
PARIS CLOYD
WALD SCHRIDDE
IAN SONGMAN
ROSEDROP RUST
DAVID CSISZER
~DRUM~ Divine Rhythms of Universal Music
DANCE TROUPES & VARIETY ACTS:

WHYMSEE
ELYSIUM
GUERILLA BURLESQUE
NOUVELLE FOLIES
MOVIES, READINGS, WORKSHOPS, ETC:

Vintage Horror Movies with Doctor Avalon
Lovecraft Readings with the Seanchai Library
Lovecraft Readings with Misk Firethorn
Lovecraft Readings with Arik Metzger
RP Workshops with Beryl Strifeclaw
Lovecraft Podcast with the Gallery of Curiosities
DJS:

Fitch Lekvoda
JoAnn Hax
Wain Arun
Whimsycallie Pegler / Thandi Rhiadra
Erehwon Texeira
Gabrielle Riel
Belleen Morte
io Mooncheeks

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Vendor of Lovecraftess worn in photo above by DSO – LINK

Catch your LoveCraft Festival information at LINK

Entry TP from 7pmSLT to 7:30pmSLT 17th August. Click HERE for TP

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Cafe Sheree – Landmark
Virtually Sheree Aviation Office – Landmark

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Second Pride: This Is Me

June 1969 saw the Stonewall Riots(Manhattan, USA) which gave birth to the rise of rights for LGBTQI communities through global activism. It is for this reason America celebrates their Pride Month in June and we in Second Life also celebrate Pride in June, Second Life being American founded, owned and located.

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Last year’s Second Pride was very exciting for me as it was my first virtual pride celebration to attend. It was like experiencing a reawakening of who I am.

There was the moment of love where a gay man broke down through all the built up guilt and abuse placed on him over the years. The biggest virtual group hug supported him offering all the love and support he had been denied all his life, I was reminded why I love my rainbow communities. And in days where there are Governments, political movements and some religious institutions pushing hard to bring back all of the bigotry long defeated, now is more important than ever to stand proudly together and say ‘This is me’.

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2018’s Second Pride Event, ‘This is me’ is a celebration of community with monies raised to support The Trevor Project;

“Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.”

LINK

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This is going to be one exciting celebration for nobody puts on a party like us rainbows do.

Starts: Friday, 15th June at 7pm to 11pm SLT

Every other day 16th to 24th of June is open 11am to 11pm SLT

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Cafe Sheree. Proud sponsor of 2018 Second Pride Event. This Is Me.

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I am also excited to announce that I am a sponsor for this year’s Second Pride Event under the name of ‘Cafe Sheree’ located at Bay City – Harwich.

I look forward to seeing you there. ♥

Pride Love 2018

Second Pride Landmark

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Cafe Sheree – Landmark
Virtually Sheree Aviation Office – Landmark

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Event: Bay City 10th Annual Parade

This year will mark the tenth anniversary of Bay City which will be celebrated by a street parade to Bay City’s showground where there will be a party with music and dancing.

Bay City 10th Anniversary Celebration

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2018 Parade Route

Parade: Meet at Bandshell at Bay City – Harwich at 12pmNOON SLT
Party: Bay City Showground at North Channel at  12:30pmSLT to 4:30pmSLT

Come join us for our 10th anniversary party.

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Cafe Sheree – Landmark
Virtually Sheree Aviation Office – Landmark

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Moved! African Modern Arts & Apartheid Museum

Late last year I took you to African Modern Arts & Apartheid Museum with an impressive display of modern art from Africa and a museum on apartheid history of South Africa. Due to the sim closing, a new location was found for these two destinations that are now found on mainland(Horizons Celeste).

The African Modern Arts is the same set up as before and just as enjoyable to visit to look at art and relax. Directly across the road is the new Apartheid Museum which is in a different building that has increased its message of what it was like to live during the era of apartheid.

With separate entries for Whites and Non Whites, each passage way shows the different conditions of these two groups of people where white people have access to the comforts of shelter while non-white people had the confines of staying outside where they could not be seen.

This is an improvement worth visiting.

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African Modern Arts – Landmark

Apartheid Museum – Landmark

Original Article – Link

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Cafe Sheree – Landmark
Virtually Sheree Aviation Office – Landmark

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Sansara Touring with Z-Finest Adventures

When it comes to touring the grid to see what’s what in Second Life and learn about its features, one of the hardest sells is to convince someone to pay for a tour to see and learn about Second Life.

Why would you? Why would one pay when we can read about these things from information provided by Linden Lab? Right?

This is a point of view which I have long held so when I was offered the chance to experience one such tour, I jumped at the chance to see if my thoughts could be challenged.

I stand corrected.

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Departing from Abbotts-Blacktip Historical Airport

Both tours I took departed from the Abbotts-Blacktip Historical Airport where I met with my tour guide, Charley Johnson for the Beanstalk and Bay City tours.

The first tour was the Beanstalk Tour which I found extremely interesting. I learned so much on this tour like how I didn’t know I could travel to the centre of the grid from my home by air and sea. And let’s not forget the final destination of the Beanstalk Tour, the beanstalk which I did not know was the first object built in Second Life and there it stands, tall and proud, open for all to hop up its leaves to the very top. If you can make it without splattering on the ground.

The second tour with Charley Johnson was the Bay City Tour explores interesting historic sites. Important sites of historical nature include Nexus Prime with a cyber punk theme located at Gibson and Bonifacio. This was once a busy location with tall buildings, shops, sewers and more.. This was one of the busiest regions in Second Life. The reason for the demise of Nexus Prime is provided by the tour guide.

With a flight over Bay City’s attractions pointed out as we flew over in a blimp at the right speed for the view to rez and take in the beauty of Bay City, I was fascinated to learn what I didn’t know about the community where I opened my coffee house, Cafe Sheree. Seeing the marina, unused tram tracks and a final destination including a short walk to Hairy Hippo Fun Land, ending with a ride on Loller Coaster.

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Walking to Hairy Hippo Fun Land with my tour guide, Charley Johnson.

What do you need to know before you choose which tour to venture on?

Information from the Tour Guide on the Beanstalk Tour is by text while Bay City Tour is by mic. Please keep in mind that you do not need to talk. That’s your personal choice. The Tour Guide uses mic to talk throughout the Bay City Tour.

Up until now, I would never have considered paying for a tour of Second Life but Charley Johnson from Z-Finest Destinations has brought me around to saying that some tours are worth paying for and I would pay for this. I stand by my word on this by admitting that I have since gifted a single ticket to a dear friend of mine who loved exploring Second Life and learning new things.

You can purchase your ticket in Marketplace at the cost for L$250 for a single ticket or a 5 ticket package for L$1,000.

I highly recommend Z-Destination Adventures’ tours. Give it a go. It’s worth the Lindens.

Weblinks and Landmarks

Z-Destination Adventure’s Marketplace – Link
Abbotts-Blacktip Historical Airport – Landmark

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Cafe Sheree – Landmark
Virtually Sheree Aviation Office – Landmark

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Fiji Aviation Museum

If you are into Second Life aviation and maybe even aviation in our physical lives, then the new Fiji Aviation Museum located at Fiji Isle Airport is waiting, calling you to fly over and take your time to peruse this fantastic aviation.

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How do you get to Fiji Aviation Museum?

With the exemption of the ever lazy but instant teleport, you can fly to Fiji Isle Airport. You arrive by landing at the runway at Maho Beach region where you taxi to Bancs Ferrari Isle region where you will find Fiji Airport’s terminal. All jets must immediately taxi to Ferrari Isle as Maho Beach is grass where only propeller aircraft are permitted to remain.

As you enter through the bunker, you find yourself walking through what feels like a corridor with doors separating your passage. As the sign advises, please turn your music stream on as there is a cycle of recordings of aviation history of war planes on display. I have sat and listened to what is very interesting historic accounts of war aviation.

Each aircraft has an information board to take a notecard with information on the plane they are placed. As an example, the note card for the JU87 Stuka has the following opening paragraph;

“The Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka (from Sturzkampfflugzeug, “dive bomber”) was a German dive bomber and ground-attack aircraft. Designed by Hermann Pohlmann, it first flew in 1935. The Ju 87 made its combat debut in 1937 with the Luftwaffe’s Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War and served the Axis forces in World War II.”

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If you are right into aviation history, then you need to make your way to Fiji Aviation Museum owned and set up by, Jenny who also owns Fiji Isle Airport. With aircraft on display and historical accounts played in stream to revolve to keep Fiji Aviation Museum fresh, you really do need to visit and enjoy the dedication put in by Jenny.

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Fiji Aviation Museum

The museum has a predominately ww2 theme but exhibits will change and special exhibition weeks throughout the year will see a variety of aircraft represented.
As this is a working collection aircraft and vehicles are not always found in the same place and is not by any means a definitive collection of available aircraft. Notecards are provided by each aircraft to give the history of its real life counterpart and who makes the SL version

Please turn on radio stream to hear a looped stream of documentaries and period music this will always reflect the general theme of exhibits and programmes will change regularly.

Jenny

Landmarks

Fiji Aviation Museum – Link
Fiji Isle Airport Runway – Link
Fiji Isle Airport Terminal – Link
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Cafe Sheree – Landmark

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Summer, Bondi Beach Sydney

It’s January 2018. For much of the world this is a cold time of the year but for those of us on the bottom half, it is summer or wet season, depending on how close or far you are from the equator.  Now with the holiday seasons out of the way and a holiday from blogging, it’s time to get stuck into it so where is best to start the new year but somewhere I know for real…

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Sydney is my city of birth so I decided to spend some time relaxing inworld at Sydney and Bondi Beach regions inworld. It has been a long time since I have visited here as it this was very new at the time.

I can’t remember what Sydney looked when it opened in Second Life but I am happy with almost all of what I see. The inclusion of iconic sites has me feeling like I am at home. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is better than I thought it would be and the Australia Square Building is a must for any inworld Sydney build. Alterations of what’s real and what are rather interesting like Circular Quay where there is a display of Australian cars, minus the British Ford Cortina. The details of Australian cars has me very impressed.

I found a lovely place to lay down and relax at Circular Quay with the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, as towers of North Sydney stand proud in the background. This Holden V8 ute was rather comfy to lay on to rest my poor feet from all the walking along Sydney streets.

Now, there are several venues to dance your feet away so I would recommend you join Sydney’s local group ‘Sydney City, Australia’ to be in the loop of what’s hot. There’s also shopping for clothing and other items.

“Welcome to one of the best groups in Second Life! We enjoy all the great things in virtual Sydney and Bondi Beach including the best events featuring original talent acts entertainment, surfing, shopping and awesome events!”

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I experienced nostalgia plus at the ferry terminal which is located at Circular Quay in real world of Sydney. Blue and white transport colours is old hat now and the hydrofoil is long retired but it was awesome to see it. They cut the length of the trip between Sydney and Manly by half. I personally prefer the large ferries.

There are two regions for Sydney and Bondi Beach. Sydney does have Luna Park with the crazy clown face to walk through its mouth but it looks like a dance venue. I’m not sure how they work it but it does look posh.

Bondi Beach is set up with the iconic building at the beach. There are sunbeds to lay out on your own or with a friend. Seschmet joined me to relax at Bondi Beach. We didn’t use the water floaties but rested on one of the many sunbeds.

I do have one personal criticism of Bondi Beach and that’s the dead shark hanging on the beach. Killing sharks as a sport no longer pleases most of us and we are mostly against shark nets so I was disappointed to see a dead shark hanging for all to see like some sports trophy.

We sat outside the pizza shop which has a dine in table set up inside and this outdoor garden furniture which needs adjusting for seating and photo comfort.

Bondi Beach has beautiful big waves however you can’t rez anything to enjoy the water but you can easily relax here. This area is well spread out for people to relax without getting into each others hair. Bondi Beach has a stunning presentation so why not put your togs/cosi(swimmers) on and lay out at Bondi Beach.

Don’t forget your walking shoes to explore Sydney. There are iconic buildings to admire and take your photos of.
Landmarks

Sydney – Landmark
Bondi Beach – Landmark
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Cafe Sheree – Landmark

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SLAD: Beatles Airport

There are airport builds and there are airport builds. Today’s Second Life Airport Destination is a special airport for a few reasons. And even better, this is a new destination.

Owned by an experienced real life  pilot, Jodie Harlow who brings real experience with her role play in virtual aviation, Beatles Airport will bring pleasure to every virtual aviator who loves to fly in and out of airports.

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Jodie Harlow owns Beatles Airport and Rebel Airlines, and an aviation flight instructor(FlyCo Training Solutions). You can learn how to fly from Beatles Airport. Feel welcome to say hello to Jodie should you see her at Beatles Airport as she is hospitable.

There is a small cafe bar with seating arrangement to rest and socialise while you’re at Beatles Airport so feel free to kick back and enjoy yourselves. Beatles Airport was opened on 7th December, 2017.

Why Beatles Airport? Jodie Harlow is a big fan of the Beatles. Can’t think of a better reason than that.

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Technical runway information;

The professionally marked CAT II runway is 192 meters long x 20m wide with headings of 090 and 270 and can easily accommodate small to medium size aircraft on a full IFR CAT II ALS (with centerline and touchdown zone lighting) and VASI system for VFR approaches. Taxiways are also professionally lit and marked to direct aircraft to parking spaces and hangars for easy operations night or day.

With a two or three region approach and a low lag airport, Beatles Airport is perfect for small and medium aircraft. There is scripting to greet you as you taxi your plane between the runway and terminal to better your aviator experience.

My landings and takeoffs were in small propeller and a medium twin jet aircraft as well a helicopter. There are two helipads located on top of the socialising area with a small coffee bar. A staircase leads pilots and passengers to the terminal.

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Beatles Airport Terminal is a clean, open environment with a viewer friendly fly in/out display. Upstairs includes office for FlyCo Training Solutions for trainee solutions. The staircase in the photo above leads pilots and passengers to the helipads.

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There are two spaces for you plane to pick up and drop off passengers. There are also three hangars and two helipads. I had enough room to navigate my larger planes throughout the airport with no hassles in crossing in and out of Beatles Airport. I am most impressed.

As Beatles Airport is a new airport, there aren’t any particular rp attractions at this airport but there are other activities to be found in surrounding regions including an LCC and GTFO. LCC and Skyward Flying Club.

Jodie Harlow pays special thanks to Emmie McMahn who developed and built runway lights, and Java who helped with advice and with building details including the terminal and texturing.

If you like to play Second Life for friendship, fun and community then Beatles Airport is the airport for you as this is the foundation of Jodie’s Second Life activities.

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The Beatles Airport Terminal – Landmark
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Cafe Sheree – Landmark

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Venus Beach II – Ladies Only Venue

Ladies, there are two women only venues I frequent in Second Life, both which I plan to cover. Both have plenty of activities to keep you entertained in a fun women’s only environment owned by Laura Garmes and Avion Luminos.

Venus Beach II is a two region destination with much to do with dancing up the top with a weekly round up and changing dress themes, varying music styles and a relaxing chat as we discuss many things like music that’s playing.

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When you arrive at Venus Beach II, the entry point will take you to many directions either by foot or teleport. Dancing areas(there are a few dancing areas) are at a short walking distance from the entry point.

If you prefer to walk to explore like I do, there is plenty to see and do as you take in the beauty of both regions here. Or you could select from the teleport board if you prefer. From dancing to shopping, driving, their amusement park, hopping to your death by sky dive should you not release your parachute which can be a bit messy so best you pull that cord so we can enjoy you alive.

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With dances at Venus Beach II, I have attended dances covering themes such as food. Dress theme I have been to includes Halloween, rock, medical and mermaid. Yes, there is an underwater dance floor for mermaids as well. You just might get wet at Venus Beach II.

While Venus Beach II is a women’s only venue, you don’t have to be LGBTQI to visit. Bring your adult female avatar and get your wiggle on, maybe fly a hang glider or fly a plane.

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Yes, I did mention flying.

There is a small airstrip with a panel to choose a temp rez plane to fly. Landing is the fun part so don’t forget to update your Second Life Insurance before you fly. You can also use one of your own aircraft.

And for you ladies who love driving hard and fast, there is a racing track, again with a temp rez selection of what to drive or rez one of your own. It’s at this location where you may take a parachute and leap 500 metres for the stunning view as you lower to the ground.

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Or come to Venus Beach II to play with friends or bring a date and let your hair down at the amusement park. With rides like dodgem cars, ten pin bowling and hair raising rides, you will have the time of your life.

There is so much to do here from mellowing to blood rushing fun. And if you are looking to meet new people, maybe meet new friends, come to Venus Beach II as everyone is friendly here.

And while you’re here, you might find something you would like to buy to wear. I recently bought myself a pretty dress.

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Entry Point – Landmark
Venus Beach II Webpage – Link

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Cafe Sheree – Landmark

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