We’re not sure how it happened, but a jungle landed at The Breakers on SL!

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DJ Merlin broke away from his jungle exploration to do what he does best…play some great tunes.

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Alright, so, from what we can understand the elephant was determined to get the monkeys’ bananas.

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Who wouldn’t want to be Jane even for a day?

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Smile looks great in her zebra halter and blank jeans. The giraffes are keeping an eye on her.

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Alex wearing chetah garb. Would you say he’s a superhero or villain?

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The king of the jungle enjoying the jungle bungle dance.

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That’s one big monkey. Ain’t he cute?

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Think that lion family is making plans. Might be better if he turned around.

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Great image here. No one is going to mess wth this zebra…..Come join us at The Breakers on Second Life. You will love the sims’ themed dances. There’s wonderful homes and a downtown area.

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Neighbor’s Interior Design Defined Through Breaker’s House Tour

The moment we rent our little haven in the Breakers, we’re planning all the special things we would love around us. Here we are the interior stylists and have the opportunity to mix and match vintage with historical, minimualistic with retro and don’t get us started on landscapes.

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Suz’ comfortable La Galleria cottage is tucked away in a cozy corner of the Breakers. A handmade bench is on the dock to take advantage of the night breeze.

 

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Her living room blends in flawlessly with the mahogany woodwork framing the floor-to-ceiling windows and the matching fireplace wood grain and coffee table.

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Who wouldn’t want to stay in bed all day in this bedroom?

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Grab the latest bestseller and rock back in forth in this lovely swing.

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Templar has a unique sense of decor, part historical, explorer, and industrial.

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Templar’s house features colonial furniture with science and industrial elements. Details and balance are always well thought.

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Period cabinetry is matched with a custom made wood table and tapestry covered armchairs. The chandelier adds a graceful touch.

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Not use to this simple, yet playful setting. Templar is known to tuck away his treasures, whether they are the possessions of an explorer, a scientist, or a pirate.

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Onward to the next house: a great study in architecture, from the front porch to the second floor bedrooms.

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Adore this living room bathed in sunset hues.

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The pop of color on the anchor rug makes this table look so realistic.

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A kitchen with a space for everything and plenty of room to whip up a gourmet dinner.

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A long, narrow space, but comfort and design are addressed perfectly with coordinating colors and even a place for a sleeping pet.

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There are so many wonderful rooms in this home. Here we talk about the day’s events, Breaker’s parties or simply enjoy the sunset.

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The living room has two comfortable sitting areas: a couch, loveseat and oversized chair and two armchairs by the windows. LaGalleria furniture is realistic, color coordinated and you actually feel relaxed.

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Here’s where we watch the sunsets. The back porch features a wall water fountain and looks out toward the lighthouse and waves striking the time worn break walls of stone.

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The kitchen/dining room is in the center of the home. A great place to entertain or have a cup of tea or coffee.

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Rocking chairs and lemonade on the front porch.

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Next house: Landscaping adds a special touch to this home. Love the lamp lighting and wishing well.

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Art is the focal point here. A perfect setting for reflection. The earth tones are calming, from potted plants, area rugs and even the cushion of the chair.

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Shades of blues: the border of this wonderful area rug, the restless waves of the seascape and the sky are well coordinated.

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A palette of spring and summer blossoms add nature’s touch.

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Next home: This light blue sectional just needs a classic novel and a steaming cup of coffee to be complete.

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What a wonderful setting for entertaining: the ocean, waterfalls, and glass walls/roof must be difficult to leave.

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A loft bedroom provides an open, private space. Light green pillow shams and comforter welcome you home.

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Love the oversized cushions on this sectional, the natural planks of the table, the bronze lantern, huge TV screen and the Topiary and framed artwork.

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The view is wonderful here and the deck is even better.

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A fairy tale bed… how sweet is that?

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A lovely backyard with a toasty fire pit and Adirondack chairs. 

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A cheeky little squirrel determined to get sunflower seeds. 

Egyptian Dance Bridges Past With Future

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ONE OF THE monthly ideas for a themed dance was ancient Egypt. This had to be Temp’s idea because he’s known for historical decor. So he reached into his inventory’s Early Civilization’s folder and dug out a tomb, funeral Gods, Egyptian royal possessions, archeology gear, and even a mummy or two. This is how it all turned out.

–Netera Landar

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No mortal shall pass the tomb of the Egyptian kings. Anubis was a funerary god.

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Smilemaker as Queen Nefertiti, the chief wife (queen) of the Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep IV.

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DJ Merlin’s ancient relative just happened to be wandering around Breaker’s venue and joined in the fun.

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Think twice before going in there.

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Hope the archeologist was granted a “dig” permit.

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Venue maker Temp enjoying the moment.

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Alex in regal garb.

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Isabel in front of the archeologist’s plane.

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Time-worn bandages, but he has the latest lenses.

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Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs have kept history alive.

 

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Suz wearing ancient jewelry and a Roman-style toga.

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Dressed like a queen, but I’d probably be a servant in ancient times.

 

Once Upon A Time On The Breakers…

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Cinderella knew how it felt to dress like a princess and be driven to the castle in a beautiful carriage. The only problem is that the Godmother Credit Agency would charge her an additional “Dream Come True” fee if she didn’t return before midnight.

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Princess Smile figured out the best way to get to the ball would be to TP to the castle. Her night magic classes had come in handy on more than one occasion. A simple phrase of magic turned one man temporarily into a scarecrow to avoid his asking her to dance for the hundredth time.

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This princess moved from one popular fairy tale into our virtual world because the weather was nicer and you just can’t beat the gorgeous setting.

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It was our understanding that the Mad Hatter was impatient in retelling the stone rabbit how he got Red Queen’s banned books to be piled up and not fall.

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Tinkerbell was the belle of the ball. 

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Because the kingdom believed in an open invitation to people from other villages, Alex and I were welcomed.

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It was known to all from nearby villages to distant lands that magic is possible when people are believers. 

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The spell did not wear off past midnight. Poor Ruger continued to be a scarecrow throughout the wee hours of the night and was clearly heard singing “I wish I had a Heart.”

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Yes, it’s true, that we were all envious that she had perfect hair, a perfect tan, and the best dress maker in town.

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And we all lived happily ever after on The Breakers.

The Breaker’s Heritage Dance Helped Us To Remember Who We Really Are

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Our heritage is an important part of who we are in real life. Through stories passed down by our family and our inherited traditions, we learn about living with customs, specific foods and the language of our ethnic roots. This forms the foundation of our lifestyle, along with our regional influences.

Our heritage was the theme of a July dance on The Breakers. We wore cultural costumes, carried flags, and as always enjoyed Merlin’s music.

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Temp in his Dutch costume. Would make a great profile picture.

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Suz dressed in the colors of the Lithuanian flag.

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Allie wearing a cute summer dress because she’s proud to be an American. Merlin is 100% Rock and Roll.

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Charlie appears to have English roots, with a little Steampunk thrown in for style. We all want rose-colored glasses now.

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Ruger looking like a handsome, young Dutch man. Charlie is on his left and Rosebud on his right.

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I’m Russian and Polish, but identify more as an American.

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Not sure of her heritage, but she has great tattoos.

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Alex in his Cherokee garb. 

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We always enjoy Merlin’s selections because he brings us back to the days when the songs were popular.

Don’t Tell Mom but we had a PJ party on The Breakers and it was really fun!

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On a virtual world, a pajama party can actually be on held on an oversized bed. What a fun venue to create, rez, and enjoy. We could wear long johns, our hair in curlers, teddy bear nighties, all for fun. All in the name of friendship and a great way to reduce the stress of real life. Merlin played songs like Doris Day and Jack Marshall’s “Pillow Talk” and The Eagles “All Night Long.”

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Not sure how he did it, but NY Charlie’s long john’s changed patterns all night.

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Smile has her hair in curlers. She’s wearing her most comfortable pjs and brought along her teddy bear.

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Suz in her pink pjs getting ready for a pillow fight.

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No Pjs for Alex, but I have a cute teddy.

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Temp kidding around in his mini plane.

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Merlin and Allie in matching plaid. Love the polar bears on their shoulders.

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NYCharlie in his green and blue long johns.

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Temp minus his plane, dreaming up another cute scene.

Taking A Walk Back in the Old West

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Old Whisler on a good day. Best guard dog you ever did see.

THE DOG KNEW TROUBLE was comin. Dogs seem to sense things like that. Old Whisler was tellin us what was going to happen, but we weren’t paying attention. The town had been built in the west and all we wanted to do is celebrate: take out our fiddles, pour some whiskey, and enjoy the dance before our population reached the hundreds. We did it buildin’ by buildin’. Set down the laws, followed by the nation, and took it one day at a time. Little did we know the gamblers, steer rustlers, and other non-law abiding outsiders would hit the trail and call this land their own.

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Ranchers, Miss Isabel, saloon gals, and gamblers joined us for our celebration.

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Miss Rosebud wearing a pretty saloon gal get up.

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Sheriff  Templar made sure the celebration didn’t get out of hand.

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Deputy Ruger introduced everyone to line dancin’.

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Miss Smilemaker came to town to sing to the townsfolk. Word is she’s from New York.

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Shery put on her new Levi’s and joined the crowd.

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Deputy Rugar, Riverboat gambler Maverick with his lady.

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Sheriff Templar bringing his horse to the blacksmith. He always says never wait too long to replace a horseshoe.

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We are not really sure who this man is, but he keeps on poppin’ up at our parties.

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The women in town would not approve of this top so I wore it.

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Blacksmith Merlin and his Miss Allie leading the town in some recreation.

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Maverick’s gun is hidden as well as a few Aces.

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He still thinks he has the Aces.

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You would think Merlin would high tail it out of town with this posted.

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We’re mighty proud of our town.

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We danced til sunset. Tomorrow will be another day.

 

 

Breakers Summer Blast: Filled With Balloons, Bikinis And One Big Whale

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Allie and DJ Merlin in their matching Beatles t-shirts and white shorts.

IT WAS MAY 31, but it felt like a sizzling Fourth of July for the Breaker’s Summer Blast. The beach became a welcome setting complete with balloons, bikinis and even a friendly whale, though we’re not sure who invited the whale. The weather was cooperative, the music featured every beach and summer tune DJ Merlin could think of. Then, to top it off, the fireworks blasted away in brilliant pastel colors.

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William, Suz and Opal on the Blast dance floor.

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Suz Bookmite and William on the left.  Temp in the middle, Suz on the right. Smile wore a beautiful aqua and teal sarong wrap. 

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We are still not sure how Temp got the balloons to stay on the beach. Below NY Charlie and Smile, Breaker’s co-owners.

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Alex in his biker garb and me in a black halter and shorts.

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No balloons were damaged through the two-hour dance. 

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Who doesn’t love fireworks?

Introducing Breaker’s Peak: A new residential experience!

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HIGH ABOVE BREAKERS, on a sky platform, you’ll find Breaker’s Peak. It provides a more natural setting where landscape soothes the soul. A quiet, home away from home where you can listen to music before friends come online or simply watch the breeze move the wildflowers.

A direct teleport is available on the “rentals available board” or enter through the arches to explore each home and it’s scenic landscape which can actually change with a click of your mouse.

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Prospective renters may begin by deciding if they would like a home on The Breakers below or Breaker’s Peak. The teleport board will help you navigate to the home you desire.

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Seagulls Roost has a large living room, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, den or library and a patio.  Available for $380/week (150 prims).

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There’s plenty of living space at Seagulls Roost.  A cathedral ceiling is a plus with this cottage.

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This Old Orchard cottage is Seagulls’ next door neighbor. Available for $380/week (150 prims).

 

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Vaulted ceiling in the living room, cozy fireplace, kitchen with French doors, Master bedroom, guest room, office or second bedroom.

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The Captain is a cozy cottage at the end of the platform. Available for $380/week (150 prims).

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The Captain has craftsman style interior. Mahogany cabinetry awaits your favorite books, a bay window in the living room and you’ll love the dining room. Has a kitchen, built-in cabinetry for displaying glass or ceramics,  master bedroom with a closet and the bathroom just needs a clawfoot tub.

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This Grace House has white siding and green trim. Available for $380/week (150 prims). The home has the same interior as the Captain. You’ll love it’s quaint interior and coziness.

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This home also has built-in cabinetry and other craftsman heritage architectural features.

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This Meadows Sweet House is a single woman’s dream. Charming with a capital “C.” Great view of the summer landscape. Available for $425/week (150 prims). Let’s talk bonus: the furniture is included. No need to shop.

 

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This cape cod is a corner unit.  Available for $380/week (150 prims).

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A lot of space in this one: large living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms upstairs and a bathroom.

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And look at that landscape.

Putting On The Ritz At A Gorgeous Garden Gala At The Breakers

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WE SET OUR lighting to midnight and watched the setting come to life. The colors were gorgeous shades of spring green and lilac and you could just smell the lavender as the wind caught its scent.

We entered through white metal gates that squeaked from rendezvous of yesteryear and watched as rose petals danced on the sparkling terrain. Chessboard pieces patiently waited to be pushed across crooked squares. Here trees still wore the cloaks of day unwilling to shiver in the darkness.

We danced in Victorian, Golden Age and contemporary formal. It was a night to remember for how often do you Put on the Ritz?

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Temp wearing formal period garb. Love the top hat.

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Allie and MERLIN playing the songs that we grew up listening to and sneaking the next chess move when no one was looking.

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Look at this beautiful mermaid gown Smile is wearing.

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I wore a purple strapless gown with a taffeta skirt that flared and Alex a long-tailed jacket with a top hat and walking cane.

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MERLIN hoping Allie doesn’t see he knocked down one of her chess pieces.

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What a beautiful setting. Perfect for a dance in the moonlight.

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The carousel illuminated the venue. It was almost as if ghostly images of fantasy animals would soon appear.

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Every woman had her own elegant style. Suz in the middle and Smile on the right.

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The perfect dance floor.

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Don’t you adore this vintage carrousel?

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NYCharlie, Breakers co-owner, greeting everyone.

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The silk gown has a unique feature. She wears it well.