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Season’s Greetings from -Hanaya-

Dear customers, friends and family,

on behalf of the whole -Hanaya- team, I would like to wish you the very best in the New Year, and hope that you have a safe, happy and fun festive season. Thank you very much for your support over the last year – without you, there would be no reason for -Hanaya- to continue.

Merry Christmas 2012

And let me take a minute to introduce my team, who help make things happen, and keep me sane.

Yuukie Onmura – my bestest friend, inspiration and real life spouse, the person that makes me whole. Oh and she does QA, thank God.

Lance Corrimal, dear brother-in-law who does scripting when I get out of my depth. Lance is the face and brains behind the Dolphin Viewer – an awesome TPV that is great for building, uploading mesh, taking pictures + machinima, and of course sailing.

Lapis Corrimal – my twin, my clone, my sister, myself. She is the go-to person on my friend list when things get too busy and hectic. She lets me blow off steam and have just plain fun.

And speaking of fun, the 4 of us will be on vacation from December 21st through January 4th. If you need to contact me, please do so via a detailed IM. Altough I will have somewhat limited access to Second Life, I will try to get back to customer assistance requests as soon as possible.

So have a happy, fun and safe Christmas and thanks again,

A little bit of Venice for your Second Life

On our recent real life vacation to Italy, we were lucky to spend a few days in Venice at a lovely pied-a-terre deep within the city.

Since our flat did not have a usable coffee maker, each morning we walked into the more populated areas in search of our morning espresso. And each morning, I admired balconies with wonderful window boxes, crammed full of flowering annuals, perennials and herbs.

Most of the inhabitants of Venice do not have gardens, so window boxes are a perfect way to indulge in one’s love of gardening. Here is one of the million pics I snapped while wandering in the city – this one taken with the intent to re-create a part of Venice for Second Life.

Snapshot of window boxes in Venice – taken by Moriko’s real life custodian on May 18, 2012

-Hanaya- Venezia Window Box

I recreated the window box itself in mesh, and planted it with a cherry tomato plant, kale, fern, black-eyed susan, rudebeckia and foxgloves. Please note that a current viewer, capable of displaying mesh is required. Both the window box and plants are mod, so if you have narrower windows, you can remove the plants, put in your own and size the window box to fit as needed.

The -Hanaya- Venezia Window Box is on display in the front window of our in-world store, and available for sale there, as well as on the Second Life Marketplace.

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I don’t have much to say today – feeling lazy, slightly lethargic, and still stuffed from 4 days of overindulging on food, drink and Christmas treats.

Although some of my fellow merchants seem to have been busy sending out mucho notices about SALES! DISCOUNTS! in the last few days, personally I do not believe in spamming my groups at this time of year with advertizing. Especially not on December 25th – so come on you guys, take a chill pill!

As a matter of fact, I have not visited my store for a few days and it is a kind of nice vacation feeling. Kind of like when you work from home, but you keep the door to your home office padlocked shut, and throw away the key for awhile.

But today, when I logged in to buy a New Year’s prezzie for a favoured SLer of mine, I was pleasantly surprised by a late Christmas gift from one of my favourite full-perm animations merchants – webmistrex Xue of Dyer Maker Animations and Poses. It captured my mood of the moment perfectly – see for yourself 🙂

 Dyer Maker ‘After Christmas Armchair’

Oh and yeah, that is me in the chair. Going back to bed now, with my ebook tucked on the pillow beside me. Z … z.z .. zzz ………