Honeycomb Expedition

When I have a chance to explore (which isn’t nearly as often as I would like), I often hit several stops at once.  As I was looking through the Destination Guide for some suitable places, I came across Honeycomb.

Home to Hive, a home and garden store, Honeycomb is a wonderfully sweet (pun intended!) and charming area.

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When you land, turn around and head away from the main store.  This sign greets you as you enter the area. A terrific sentiment. 🙂

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You all know my love of lighthouses.  This broken one made me happy and sad at the same time.  I loved how the sunlight was glinting off the water – so beautiful!

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There aren’t any beaches near where I live, so I am always happy to explore them virtually whenever I can.  My husband loved this area, – mostly because he loves old VW campers, but it’s still gorgeous!  What a life – a beach bum, living out of your camper, getting to see amazing sights like this every day.  *Sigh*

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This little area was one of my favorites.  I don’t generally like the white-washed, shabby chic look, but here it absolutely works.  The trees, the birds flying around, the windmill – spectacular!

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This was another favorite area – but this time because it reminds me so much of the things I see every day.  Old barns, tractors, water towers, and trees – my daily view outside my car windows. 🙂

So head on over to Honeycomb and spend some time exploring – it’s absolutely gorgeous.  Then when you’re tired of exploring, you can head over to Hive and pick up some fab H&G items for your own little corner of SL. 😀

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Exploring Sarawak

Sarawak has been on my to-visit list for some time.  I had the chance to wander around for a bit a few days ago, and it was fantastic.

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I love the other-worldly look of these stone gazebos.  You can even sit for a spell on the floor pillows, gazing up at the sky.  For this visit, I left the region windlight active – this one just added to the mood – serene and calm. 🙂

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I wasn’t expecting to come across a dragon, but isn’t he magnificent?!  I’m not sure I would camp out below an active dragon; definitely some hardier souls than me!

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There are some very picturesque areas of Sarawak, including this one.  I love the simple windmill, sitting on this little peninsula of the sim.

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I’ve seen this house before (and photographed it before), but I couldn’t resist this angle.  I love water wheels, so that was an added bonus, and the way the path from the cottage meanders down to the building in the distance is absolutely charming.

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The path from the cottage above leads you to this gorgeous ivy-covered tower.  With the sunset glowing in the background – it is such a striking sight that I stopped for a moment just to enjoy it. 🙂

Sarawak is filled with lots of nooks and crannies, and there are some fabulous areas that I haven’t shared here, so be sure to spend some time walking around and exploring.

And don’t forget to bring some dragon snacks, just in case!  😛

Whimsy at Morbid Dreams

Morbid Dreams is a sim owned by Zed Karas.  I’ve known Zed for years and I have always loved her sense of humor.

So when she invited me to come take a look at her sim, I headed right over to check it out.  I’d been there before, but I’d never spent time wandering around.
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I knew I was in for a treat, and Zed did not disappoint!  I found whimsical little touches all over the sim.  I found this adorable guy swimming in the waters around the sim’s edge.  There’s a steampunk  boat you can commandeer, so if you do explore by boat, make sure to keep an eye out for him!
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Zed is also a master at adding those little touches you don’t see at first glance.  That, or I’m just spectacularly unobservant sometimes (which is just as possible)!  I didn’t notice the tentacles off to the left until I was sorting through all my pics, nor did I see the cute penguin sitting on the lamp til then.

I did, however, notice the arms and legs of the chair, which is why I took the pic to begin with. 😀
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Zed is an avid gacha collector, so there are tons of vignettes all over the sim.  This set of a manga/k-pop girl band reminded me of my daughter (who loves anime/manga), so I just had to snap a pic to share with her.
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I found these guys over in a corner of the sim, trying to escape with Bessie.  If you wander around near the theaters (Zed’s sim is home to both the Toadsfahrt Theater and MJ’s Burlesque Review), there are some hilarious, though NSFW, vignettes. 😉
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Another little scene I couldn’t resist snapping – I love the adorable ballet bunnies and their teacher, looking down her cute button nose at them over her rose-colored glasses.

You can also see some cute little satyrs frolicking in the background. 😛
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As you explore, you’ll find a balloon ride, kayaks, and horses.  When you’re done exploring, stop at the bakery shoppe and grab something to satisfy your sweet tooth.

I had a fantastic time exploring Morbid Dreams.  It’s a mix of whimsy, fun, and a bit of dark humor, all wrapped in adorableness – much like Zed herself!

Rustic Charm at Flux Sur Mer

Flux Sur Mer is a sim that I’ve heard mentioned many times, but I had never managed to make it there for a visit (probably because I was spelling the name incorrectly!).
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The sim is absolutely gorgeous, and I’m so mad at myself for not visiting before now. 😦

I was snapping pictures like mad. I took so many that it was hard to narrow down the ones to put in the blog post.

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Everywhere I looked there were little scenes, hidden areas, and some new area to explore.

Another thing I liked was that the buildings were all decorated on the inside, which made the whole sim feel more warm and inviting.

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The trees and hills and stone give the sim a rustic but welcoming feel.  I’ve seen this domed building in many sims, but I particularly like the placement here on the edge of a hill.

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I think this is one of my favorite shots from this visit.  I love being able to capture large pieces of builds like this in a picture – it makes it seem more real somehow. :-/

There are lots of great sitting areas all over, including some fabulous dining terraces.  There’s even an art gallery where you can buy some original artwork.

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There are also many statues placed around the sim.  I’ve not seen this particular statue before (that I remember, anyway).  Another detail that adds to the rustic French feel of the sim.

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Near the art gallery and terraces there is a fabulous country farmer’s market, with all kinds of goodies for sale.

If you haven’t made it to Flux Sur Mer yet either, you should drop everything and run right over.  It’s a fabulously gorgeous sim, and you will love it!

Quaint Beauty at Devils Point

Periodically I take a look through the Destination Guide to see if there are any new places that I want to visit. This time, I discovered Devils Point.
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There’s a lovely train station, complete with this angry looking owl.  (I stayed out of his way and quickly made my way into the town proper.)

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There are several lovely houses, like the one above.  I tried to ask the figure in the background some questions, but they didn’t seem very talkative.  And the goat’s head mask was a little off-putting, to say the least. 😛

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After wandering by a much larger house, I found this quaint little apothecary store.  I didn’t see anyone about, and my feet were quickly getting tired, so I ‘borrowed’ the bicycle and continued my exploration of the town.

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Though it seemed at first a bit dreary, it started to grow on me.  Up on one of the cliffs, I found this tenacious tree, still standing despite its obvious battle with the elements.  (I don’t know who made this tree in SL, but it’s one of my favorites.  And judging by the number of times I’ve seen it in builds, many others feel the same!)

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Outside of the town, the rest of the area is decidedly rural.  I found this small herd of deer grazing peacefully in one of the meadows.  Of course, they scattered as soon as they heard me stumbling through the grass. 😀

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I’ve seen this thatched cottage used in a number of builds, but it seems so at home here.  The overcast grey sky adds to the feeling of an old town in the British Isles.

There are tons of little areas to explore, including a graveyard, more store buildings, and some houses not pictured here.

It’s quaint, quiet, and quirky.  Some of my favorite ‘q’ words. 😀

So, hop on over and see for yourself. (I put the bicycle back, in case you need to ‘borrow’ it as well.)

Exploring Legacy Ridge

Legacy Ridge has been on my ‘to-visit’ list for quite some time now.  Things always seemed to get in my way, however, so I didn’t make it until yesterday.

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Legacy Ridge is a mix of urban and rural areas.  From the landing area, you enter a small town, complete with a mix of businesses and a few homes.

The first store I spotted was the florist – the bed of sunflowers caught my eye, since they are my state’s official flower. 🙂

I love wandering around all the different places people build – in part because I don’t own a lot of land in SL, and I never seem to have enough prims to go around. 😛

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I thought the ‘Falafel House’ was a hilarious pun, so I just had to snap a pic.  The main street of the town in Legacy Ridge is fantastically decorated, with tons of little touches and details.  I also liked ‘Joe Mamma’s Coffee House.’

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I found this fabulous fifties diner, complete with vintage neon sign.  There was also a terrific motel, which included an outdoor pool.  It reminded me of all the places we stopped on our vacation to the Grand Canyon when I was a child. (Not that I was born in the 50s – just to clarify.) 😀

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I think this is my favorite pic of the ones I took at Legacy Ridge.  You can see the whole town – main street, the motel, the bay, and the private homes up on the ridge.

I did wander up onto the ridge, and had a peek at some of the homes.  The information at the landing point said that some of the homes were private, but most of the ones I saw looked unoccupied.  It gave the whole place kind of an empty, hollow feel.

There were a lot of nice touches, though, including the mailboxes posted on the roads for each house – something I see every day where I live.
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After wandering past all the homes, I came across a more rural area of the sim, which included this fantastic farmer’s market stand.

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This little farm was behind the market stand, complete with outhouse and chicken coop. 🙂

Pop over and have a peek for yourself.