Life in a Virtual World – Second Life

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A Second Life  Can be a Good Thing

You may have heard me mention that I participate in a virtual world and have for over seven years now. My grid of choice is Second Life.  I was tagged today in a Facebook memory. So, certainly a number of fond memories came rushing back.

For five of my seven SL years I was the curator of an amazing art gallery that was part of a palatial build by my SL brother, Kaya Angel. It was a wonderful time in my life and I’m sure I will never forget it or my brother.

I curated art from artists all over the world for placement in nine galleries and a grand exhibition hall. I recast the galleries and hall every month. Each exhibition started with me stripping the galleries to their bare white walls and building an atmosphere that was uniquely fitted to the artists’ work.  Back when I was completely nuts about this, I’d turn over all of the galleries in one 36+ hour day.  In my tenure, I worked with nearly 400 international artists and created nearly 600 unique gallery designs and won three Avi Choice Awards for my work.

I know that many have no idea that such worlds exist so I’m including a YouTube video that includes my life there. By all means watch the whole video if you have the time, but if not and you are just curious about what Kylie was up to “in world” then check out position 8:06 – 10:22 as that is the section that Kaya devoted to his middle sister and her life at Angel Manor.  Thank you for this beautiful memory, Kaya.

Angel Manor is probably one of the most impressive builds in SL and now occupies nine sims. If you get a chance to go in world, be sure to check out Angel Manor and The Rose Theatre.

Kylie Addison Sabra

PS:  I am still a part of Second Life, but live a more private life decorating my home and SL gardening.


SALE – 30% Off Dresses & Suits – Ends Saturday


Time for a Sale

Sales starts Wednesday. Dresses, skirt suits, pantsuits — all are 30% off through Saturday, May 20th.

Includes items already marked for clearance. You enjoy big savings. I get to go shopping for new ones!

A good sale is the perfect reason for getting out and embracing or enduring this crazy, undecided spring weather. It’s retail therapy at a steep discount.

Sizes range from XS to XXL and come in a variety of styles from casual to formal. As always at reFresh, everything is in like-new condition and cleaned.


Breathe New Life Into Tennis Shoes — And Good Breath Too

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Tennis Shoes Are Like Teeth – They Need Polishing Too

You loved them to bits, maybe a bit too much even. And goodness don’t they show it. So how do you get your pearly whites clean again. And no. I don’t mean your teeth this time.

I recently received in a pair of Dansko’s cute little Mary Jane-style, floral tennis shoes. The uppers and insoles were in great condition, but aaaargh the whites were — well — not white.

I could shoot myself because it seems I’ve lost the all important before picture, but I’m going to share the secret anyway.

I tried washing them with cleanser and even using a magic eraser, but what brought them around to like-new condition was Crest™ Whitening Toothpaste. I just squeezed some out of the tube onto a clean cloth and buffed them. It was amazing how easily the shoes came sparking clean.

Prior to treatment they were stained with some sort of brown and yellow stuff. That’s the technical term — stuff. The typical stuff that tennis shoes seem to gather in their day-to-day lives.

As they were, they were simply not up to reFresh’s standards and I was going to have to take a loss and donate them. Imagine how happy I was about that.

Here’s the “after” photo. Good luck with your efforts. Oh! And they may even smell a little better.

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These sweet little Dansko’s are at reFresh for just $35.70 (Retailed at $119

Kylie Sabra