Light glimmered through the window across the snow to the icy slope where I stood. The Equinox ski lift at my back, a slippery slope down and across the icy pond, then up the stairs to the warm and inviting Equinox lodge. I was caught. Transfixed as a firefly at the beauty of it, at the promise of warmth, and lured oh so inexorably towards the flame of what might be inside.
Finding my way to the door (after several repeated attempts at walking through the window. Doh!) I meandered my way back past the massive stone fireplace to the lounge where cozy vignettes of comfortable seats nestled along the massive picture windows and the breathtaking crystalline views beyond.
It was not long, gazing out at the strikingly beautiful scene, before I looked up to find myself transfixed by the cheerful smile of Saera Pfeffer, the very builder of this incredible place! We got to chatting about the build, and some of their dreams for the place, and Saera took me on a walk to the Community tree in the courtyard. It's waiting for anyone to bring a free decoration to hang among the evergreen branches, to spread a little cheer and lift the spirits of those who come this way. So, if you'd like to contribute an ornament of your own, don't be shy! Bring it on by to Equinox and hang it up on the tree making sure to make it free to copy, or $0 I'z, so others can take it home with them to hang on their own trees. I imagine it would be okay to tuck a pretty present beneath the tree as well, if you felt so inclined.
As we were wandering around, Saera found out that I had a dream of starting a clothing shop, but so far I only had made one pair of jeans and didn't feel I was ready to open yet. She led me to a cute little shop, right next to the giant tree and across from the Lodge... and offered it to me, saying "I'm going to motivate you... cause thats how this kitty rolls!" On the condition that before I can have it officially... I have to create 2 more things! WOW! To say I was excited and honored and inspired by the extremely generous offer is putting it lightly!
I wandered in to this place called Equinox, all cold and lonely, drifting out of the chill and into the warmth of genuine friendship and good will, as well as a re-kindled dream, and a gentle nudge to get out there and make it happen. Thank you to Saera and her beautiful mother Talia Fournier, who says, "It's kind of our dream for this sim... to inspire and help creators however we can."
That's the kind of magic that happens here InWorldz! If you get a chance, come visit the beautiful Equinox Lodge at the sim called Dream e'Scapes. Soon you'll be able to ski the slopes or ice skate on the frozen pond, shop and play to your heart's content, or relax with friends by candlelight and laugh the night away while the bands play. Already the cobbled lane of shops is filling up with some great stores. Come, enjoy this winter wonderland!
Sweater: Timeless Knit Dress by Stellar
Boots: Kenai by Stellar
Hair: Patrice by Deviant Designs
Skin: Wheat M5 by Pulse