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

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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.

 

Sip & Shop Was a Fun Event

We held our first major event last night and it turned out great. I was only able to get pictures before people arrived because Scott and I were too busy throughout the evening to do more. I really do regret that. Next time! And there will be a next time. We are already planning one for early fall.

The food was plentiful and so was the champagne. The best part of the evening though was just getting together with friends — new and old.

Congratulations to the three drawing winners who are awarded $25 credit to their accounts:  Linda Browning, Sara Doyle and Julia Inge.

CLEARANCE IS AN ONGOING PROCESS

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OVER 280 CLEARANCE TAGS ON THE FLOOR AS OF TODAY

We are used to seeing sales at the end of a season or for holidays, but resale is a bit of a different animal. The goal is always to turn over stock. So, in the case of resale, clearance is indeed an ongoing process.

Our discounted tags are indicated by the word “***LOYALTY***” right on the tag. Just check the dates on the tag to see how much your item is today.

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If you really like something, it’s best not to wait. Not only might someone else grab it up; I may decide to give it another chance at full price, donate it, or sell it online. In other words, it may not be there, or be at a reduced price when you get back.

WHY DO WE CALL IT “LOYALTY” PRICING?

Probably the most valuable perk of our membership rewards, is loyalty pricing. These tags offer you 60% – 90% of our original prices. Our loyalty club members qualify for this special pricing. Non-loyalty club members will still enjoy a 50% discount off the original price, but why not enjoy the benefits of membership?  They are free!

So, how do you become a Loyalty Club Member? It’s easy.

All it requires is your name, address, email and your birth month and date. No fees.

 

 

Membership Rewards – reFresh Loyalty Club Program

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reFresh Offers Powerful Membership Rewards

We offer a customer loyalty program with several valuable benefits.

  • Earn points for purchases. When you accumulate 100 points you will enjoy a 20% discount on your next visit.
  • $20 gift credit applied to your account on your birthday.
  • Invitations to sales not available to the public.
  • Special inventory clearance pricing, known as “Loyalty” pricing that only you have access to.

What is Loyalty pricing?

Probably the most valuable perk of our membership rewards, is loyalty pricing. You will find that some of the tags in the store have the word “LOYALTY” printed right on them. These are clearance items. In the past, I’ve donated such items, but I’ve decided it’s time that those that are closest to reFresh should benefit. As you can see, these tags offer you 60% – 90% of our original prices.

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So, how do you become a Loyalty Club Member? It’s easy.

All it requires is your name, address, email and your birth month and date. No fees.

 

 

reFresh Announces “Senior Wednesday” — Senior Discounts for 55+

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Hump Day Senior Discounts to Get You Through the Week

Meet Gloria. She will be representing our senior promotions. She is named for a beloved client that never fails to bring a smile to my lips and a light to my day.

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“Senior discounts? Getting older has its perks.”

Today, Gloria is announcing “Senior Wednesday” Seniors, 55 and above will enjoy an additional 10% discount on all items throughout the boutique — even those already marked down.

Senior discounts?” Gloria smiles her most precocious smile. “I’ve earned it!”


Just a quick reminder about our new price tags and how they work. The graphic below should explain. Prices throughout the boutique automatically reduce every 30 – 60 days, depending on the type of item. The three lines with dates tell you what the price is after a certain date. The large price in the middle is the initial price when an item is new on the floor.

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Anne Klein – Black Rain Coat – Size Large – Like New

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Anne Klein Raincoat Brings Style to Winter

Features a locking hook front closure that adds lovely detail to the jet-black coat. It is fully lined and water repellent. Silver buttons embellish each sleeve. A partial belt detail adds interest to the back of the coat. The Anne Klein label ensures a quality product.

Best of all it is machine washable and easy care.

 The Details

Measurements:

  • Chest: 42″
  • Shoulders: 16″
  • Length: 36″
  • Sleeve Length: 17 3/4″
  • Waist: 38″
  • Hips: 40″

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Karen Kane – Black Devoré Maxi Skirt – Size Large – Like New

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Karen Kane Means Quality

Karen Kane is available at Macy’s and Nordstrom’s and other high-end retailers. It’s a product you can trust, and this beautiful Devoré skirt is no exception. It is elegant and yet can be quite playful — depending on how you dress her out.

Did you know?

Devoré, also known as burnout, is a technique applied to fabric — particularly velvet — in which some of the fibers are dissolved away. Then, the fabric is layered over a solid background or lining so that the missing fibers create a translucent effect. The technique debuted in France It truly came into its own in the 1990s with appearances in My Fair Lady and the Royal Ballet. For more information, take a quick peek at Wikipedia.

The Details

COLOR Black over a Cream lining

FABRIC:  Shell: 82% Rayon, 18% Nylon    Lining: 100% Polyester

CARE:  Hand wash. Hang to dry.

MANUFACTURED IN: China

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J. G. Hook Red Coat – Size Small – Gently Used

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Nothing Says Glamour Like a Red Coat

This lovely red coat features a button-up front closure. It is near ankle length and will wrap you in warmth. And surprise.  It is is manufactured in the US.

Measurements:

  • Chest: 40″
  • Shoulders: 16″
  • Length: 46″
  • Sleeve Length: 15″
  • Waist: 40″
  • Hips: 45″

Care; Machine:  Wash -Dry Clean

Did You Know?

Max Raab was born into the clothing business in the 20s, apprenticing at his father’s side, but later left the business expressing concerns over the quality and lack of style of the garments. He then moved on to making tailored shirts for women, after observing college co-eds opting for men’s shirts on campus. Throughout the 60s he became synonymous with the preppie style with his venture, The Villager clothing company.
The film industry caught his eye and he purchased the rights to A Clockwork Orange and was later named as Executive Producer by Stanley Kubrick. He went on to produce several other notable films before returning to the fashion industry and establishing J. G. Hook in 1974. He grew it into a $100 million company and later sold it.
Fashion moguls can follow many interesting paths on their journey. Who knew a little red coat could have such an exciting history?