Mardi Gras is coming…

…on February 9th.

To New Orleans, to Rio, maybe to somewhere near you.

Thanks to Natalia, our Brazil correspondent, dressed in her Mardi Gras top hat and beads, for reminding us.

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I think we’ll try and bring you a flavour of Mardi Gras, and as part of our tour of the southern hemisphere, and the revealing outfits worn in Rio, here’s a flavour of previous years’ events.






A reveler of the Grande Rio samba school performs during the first night of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on March 2, 2014.  AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON




We hope there are costumes like this in SL this year, and if there are, we’ll be doing what we can to bring you a flavour of them! Some of SL’s numerous Mardi Gras sims are either already online or making preparations to do so.


All tied up

Alien Gizmo’s has a new free group gift for January.

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While it comes with a pair of jeans, I was attracted to the tied-up shirt half of it, something that would very much qualify as ‘naturist accessory’. Out of the sea (and I can see these words have been used before on SL Naturist), you do feel the breeze around your torso. I would certainly throw on a baggy T-shirt, perhaps the other half’s, and tie it up a bit. Your bottom half doesn’t feel the same chill for some reason, and that applies to males and females alike.

So…join te Alien Gizmo’s group and grab this for the naturist wardrobe (note, other free gifts are available, not not of any specific interest to naturists, I think).