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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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?