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Ready for Music

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I love when gifts just appear in my inventory! That’s what is so great about subscriber gifts 😀 And Graffitiwear has sent out their free September subscriber gifts and this month they were so cute I wanted to make sure you fabulous readers didn’t miss out!

Check your inventory!

If you’re already a subscriber to Graffitiwear, check your inventory for the free gift box from Graffitiwear for September and unpack it! You’ll discover a pair of fitmesh tee shirts. One has this great guitar design on the front (shown in the picture above) and the other has a set of headphones (not shown). Both have a “ripped” back design which I wasn’t able to get in the picture, and belatedly wished I’d thought to take a picture of. The outfit has that awesome 90’s music appeal to it!

If you’re not a subscriber, go down to the Graffitiwear main-store and click the subscribomatic for your free gift and that will also sign you up for future gifts as well! You’ll be all set!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Coffee
Hair – Exile – Sugar
Shirt – Graffitiwear – September 2017 Subscriber Gift, Guitars Whimsy Fitmesh Tank (shown) and Headphones Whimsy Fitmesh Tank (not shown) (Free Subscriber Gift)
Skirt – JellyRoll – Veronica Wool Miniskirt
High-top Sneakers – JellyRoll – Lisa Knee High Sneaks w/Hud

Sim Location – Coastal Independent Rock Club

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A Ride in the Country

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I’ve been exploring again, and this time my dear friend took me horseback riding at a sim called Glanduin. You arrive and there are several areas on the sim where you can click a horse rezzer so that you can rezz a horse to ride to sight-see around the country side of the sim and its beautiful views!

I tried to put together a bit of a country girl look for the occasion, and with the help of a few lucky finds, I was able to do just that!

Three Tees!

Graffitiwear always puts out quality gifts each month, and August was no exception. They sent out three free fitmesh Tees with Maitreya autohide included as their August 2017 subscriber gift. (If you’re not a current subscriber just go to the store and slap that subsciber to get your gift.) For my picture, I donned the Tribal Tee, but I included a copy of the vendor add at the end of my blog post, so you could also see the Orange Tee and the Floral Tee as well. These fit like a charm and were so pretty!

Four skirts!

One Creations has out a generous free gift exclusively for FabFree group members. It’s a four pack of skirts in different colors. Like the Graffitiwear shirts, these skirts come in one fitmesh size, but I didn’t have any trouble getting them to fit as pretty as a picture. The four colors you get are brown (shown), red, blue, and black.

And shoes!

The Pirate Hunt also started today, so I stopped by Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes to see if there happened to be a pair of shoes I could work into my look. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the shoes for the hunt matched my outfit like a charm! For just 2L and a bit of hunting time, I picked up the Fara Fantasy flats. They come in sizes to fit Slink, Maitreaya, and Classic feet, and could match a variety of outfits with their muted blue and brown color scheme.

Have a great Sunday, everyone!

August Subscriber Gift- NOT MY ART (Vendor Advert)

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Soonsiki – Glamour Doll no longer available
Necklace – Pixel Box – Steampunk Dreamcatcher Long Necklace (75L @ Pixel Box Design Emporium)
Top – Graffitiwear – August 2017 Subsciber Gift, Floral Gift Tee, Orange Gift Tee, Tribal Gift Tee (Free/0L/Subscriber Gift)
Skirt – One Creations – DQ Double Layer Lace Skirts (FabFree Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Fara Fantasy (2L for the Pirate Hunt 5)

Sim Location – Glanduin

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le 4 Juillet

le 4 Juillet

Growing up, one of my favorite classes in high school was French, and I had an amazing French teacher who was French-born. We would celebrate Bastille Day on July 14th, and my French teacher was always great about recognizing both the 4th of July as well as Bastille day, and we would have celebrations for both as she would teach us the importance of both holidays and how they were similar and how they were different. I admired her a lot.

I thought of her today as I stopped on my gift rounds and put together my outfit. I thought of her as I thought about the importance of fighting for human rights, freedom, and things we believe in. She was an inspiration to me. So this post is for her… my le 4 Juillet!

Pick up your heels!

Graffitiwear put out two really terrific gifts for the month of July, so pick up your heels and get down to the store to pick them up! If you are already a subscriber member, you should have received the free July Subscriber gift, which is this great set of Strappy Blue heels. They come in a box that includes heels to fit Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza feet, as well as a pair that says “Map” that I’m not familiar with. If you’re not a subscriber, just slab that board and the heels will be delivered to you!

A new dress!

My new dress is the July group gift. Just wear your Graffitiwear group tag and pick up this July dress which is perfect for any July celebration.

It comes in the following sizes:

  • Fitmesh XS – XL
  • TMP
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Tonic – Curvy & Fine
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

New hair too!

I’ve been showing you some of the great gifts from the Hair Fair here and here, and I’m back again with another great style. I love this edgy look from KoKoLoReS called “Sniper.” I think it’s super sexy, and it’s not only free but it comes in a fatpack of colors too!

Again I went to the cam area and shopped from there, using the trick that I told you about in my post here to be able to select things from long distances. I picked up this style and was thrilled!

Happy cam shopping at the Hair Fair! There are so many wonderful gifts to be had!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Skin & Head Applier – Lumae – Sabine, T4 fawn / Starlight
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Lipstick – Avenge – Mat Lipstick applier for Catwa – red
Hair – KoKoLoReS – Sniper (0L @ The Hair Fair)
Neck Bow – Grumble – Red Neck Bow
Dress – Graffitiwear – 2017 July Dress VIP Group Gift (Free Group Gift/Group is 5L to Join)
Shoes – Graffitiwear – 2017 July Subscriber Gift Blue Strappy Sandals (Free Subscriber Gift)

Sim Location – [ Elysion ]

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Bike-Riding Attire

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Hello FabFree! *Waves!* I’ve been busy moving in real life to a new house and it’s kept me away (and very busy). I just put the finishing touches on my new kitchen! I moved from an apartment to a house and now have a back yard! I’m so excited! My new neighborhood has sidewalks that are great for bike riding, so I thought a bike ride in second life would be perfect to commemorate my return to FabFree after my hiatus! I found this quaint neighborhood with a bike rezzer and took a ride!

My riding attire…

… is almost entirely from one place! You’ll want to pick up all these goodies to enjoy for your own adventures!

Feeling Lucky!

I guess it was my lucky day at Graffitiwear as well! I won both this shirt and these shoes on “lucky” items. The shirt is from the Group Only Lucky Board at Graffitiwear. The group is only 5L and gives you access also to a Midnight Mania Board as well as a monthly group gift, so it’s well worth joining. My letter came up and the Silk Top was mine! It comes with a color change hud that includes 8 different textures. Sizes included: Standard Mesh XXS – L and Maitreya.

I also took a dive into the free Lucky Dip and came up with the free pair of bunny shoes you see in the picture! How cute are these! You’ll get them in black and white both, as well as fits for both Slink and Maitreya feet!

Top it off!

I really loved the Subscriber Gift at Graffitiwear for June. If you are not currently a subscriber, be sure to go subscribe and get your free Flower Head Wreath to decorate your favorite hair style. If you are currently a subscriber and missed getting the gift, just slap the sign above the subsciber and it will be delivered to you for you to wear!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Bria
Head Wreath – Graffitiwear – Flower Head Wreath (Free Subscriber Gift)
Top – Graffitiwear – Silk Tops, hud with 8 texture colors (Free Group Lucky Letter Board/Group is 5L to Join)
Shorts – NO – Boho Shorts in Maitreya Applier
Shoes – Graffitiwear – Elegant Bunny Heels Prize (Free Lucky Dip)

Bike Prop – Provided by Rezzer on Sim

Sim Location – ARTaNONYMUS

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Vroom! Vroooom!

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Vroom! Vroom!

I haven’t had a new car since 2004. At least in real life. And even then I bought a used one. So when I heard that I could get a new free car at MadPea (even if it was a Pea Pod car) I was all in for a new set of wheels!

I made a mad dash to the MadPea main-store to check out the deal and it wasn’t long before I was cruising down the streets of Port Babbage in my favorite of the 7 colors that are available in the free gift pack. The group is free to join by the way, making this gift absolutely free as well. If I look like I’m having fun, that’s because I am!

Perks:

  • This car is wearable, no rezzing required.
  • The headlights turn off and on with a click.
  • 7 Colors in the package: Dark Blue, Green (shown), Light Green, Orange, Pink, Red, Turquoise.
  • Each color comes in a fit for both male and female avatar so you won’t have to worry about that problem.
  • I found it easy to edit the car when up and down a bit and then set my hover height a touch when the wheels didn’t quite touch the ground.
  • It’s easy to drive/navigate!
  • Did I already mention its absolutely FREE?!

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Cruising…

I was cruising down the streets (plus I wanted to give you a side view of this cute little pea-pod of a car – aren’t all the details amazing!) and ran across a little bakery shop. I decided to make a stop and get out of my new wheels and head in…

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A spring dress.

I had to step out carefully, as I was wearing a bit of a short skirted dress today. Good thing my MadPea car sets low to the ground, it makes for easy exits. My adorable frock is a free group gift from Graffitiwear for the month of April. You just need your free group tag to pick it up.

Sizes available:

  • Classic XS – XL plus alpha for system bodies
  • Fitmesh XS – XL plus alpha for system bodies
  • eBody
  • TMP
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Adelaide
Dress – Graffitiwear – 2017 April VIP Group Gift (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)

Car – MadPea – MadPea Pea Mobile – Green female shown (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)

Sim Location – Port Babbage

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Patchwork Goodness

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More goodies.

I showed you some Graffitiwear goodness in my last post here, but there was another dress I couldn’t resist at the Graffitiwear main-store that I had to pick up. All I needed was the Graffitwear group tag (it only cost me a mere 5L) and I was able to pick up the March Springtime Dress as a free gift. It’s all kinds of patchwork yumminess and I couldn’t pass it up!

It comes in these sizes:

  • Classic Mesh XS – L
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Since it’s March…

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up in about a week, I couldn’t pass up adding a little touch of green to my outfit. I found these pretty toe rings by ECCO jewelry for Slink mid feet on the Marketplace for just 10L. They only fit Slink mid feet so be sure you have the right feet before you purchase them! But aren’t my footsies cute!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Brenna
Toe Rings – ECCO – Footsies Toe Rings Rose Green (10L on the Marketplace)
Dress – Graffitiwear – Springtime Dress 2017 March VIP Group Gift (Free Group Gift/0L/5L to Join Group)

Sim Location – Giardini di Vita

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A Touch of Lace

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Something lacy.

We’re well into March and the days of green and shamrocks, but I was visiting Graffitiwear and the subscriber gift really caught my eye. It is this pretty pink lacy dress that I just really had to have. And all you have to do is click the subscriber and this dress is yours free! I love that it is an applier dress (I do love applier clothing) and I really like the mesh skirt panel that adds a nice dimension to it.

What comes in the box:

  • System Layers for standard avatar bodies
  • Applier for TMP, Omega, Slink, and Wowmeh
  • Rigged mesh skirt panel in standard sizes XXS – L

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A little sparkle.

I also stopped by Chop Zuey just to see if there was anything new. There is a pretty “Heart Brillante'” gift out that fit with my new dress just perfectly. I picked up the necklace and ring both as the free group gift (the group is 350L to join but the gifts are always generous and plentiful). I love the sparkle and they resize easily too. There is a set of matching earrings out as well and those are free to all if you want to pick those up.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Youth
Necklace & Ring – Chop Zuey – Heart Brillante’ Necklace & Ring (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 350 to Join)
Dress – Graffitiwear – Peppermind Babe Dress (Free/0L/March 2017 Subscriber Gift)

Sim Location – Summer Trace

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All you need is…

All you need is

A pair of pink sneakers!

Since my laptop has continued to be in a good mood (though I was really pushing my luck during this shoot, to be honest) I decided to put those long neglected landmarks to use and visit another picturesque sim. A quiet stroll through beautiful countryside called for proper footwear (wouldn’t want to go tripping and rolling into a ditch) and it was the perfect time to slip on these pink pair of high top sneakers that I’ve accommodated for myself recently from Graffitiwear. Not only are they free but they’re part of the full outfit that you see in the picture above.

This adorable and high-quality t-shirt, skirt and sneakers combination is a gift for Valentine’s Day that Graffitiwear has most generously set out. There is no group tag needed for you to grab this outfit for your virtual wardrobe though since freebies like these can be fleeting and I’m not sure how long this gift will be out for, I suggest you do it ASAP. Here are the sizing details:

Knotted t-shirt:

  • Five Fitmesh sizes (XS-XL)
  • Knotted t-shirt alpha layer

Skirt:

  • Five standard mesh sizes (XS-L)
  • Skirt alpha layer

Sneakers:

  • Sneakers alpha layer
  • Sneakers shoe base

I’m wearing the sneakers without the use of my Slink feet and they fit like a dream. While you’re at Graffitiwear, do consider joining their group (the joining fee stands at 5L) or their subscribers group to stay in touch with the great deals going on at the store. There’s also a steady stream of gifts and other perks that make joining the group worthwhile.

A new day a new hairstyle

While waiting for my blind date to turn up ( the date was a bust, by the way, I’ll tell you the story some other time) I passed the time by looking into the Marketplace and came across this beautiful mesh hairstyle from Fabia. Long and flowing and elegant the Rima hair was just up my alley and it didn’t hurt that it only cost 1L. You’ll also get a hud of thirty natural colors to choose from a fact that certainly made me less huffy that he was running late.

Well, that’s a wrap for today. I have more of this countryside to explore so catch you guys later!

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- Alaskametro Serenity (0L/No group tag required @ Free Dove)
Hair – Fabia. Rima (1L on the Marketplace)
Eyes –  Mesange Athena (0L/No group tag required)
Manicure – La Boheme Omni Nail Appliers (0L/Fabulously Free in SL Group Gift/0L join fee)
Outfit – Graffitiwear Valentine’s Gift (0L/No group tag required)
Hands– Slink Casual

Pose: Elephante

Sim: Follow your Bliss

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Plum for Christmas

Plum for Christmas

Going back to knitwear.

So far I’ve been having so much fun rooting around the grid to find interesting pieces of knitwear. There are so many different designs but then again I shouldn’t be surprised as creativity in Second Life runs rampant. Today I’m going to be showing you the Ruffled Knit Bodysuit in plum that you can win from the mischievous Kraken at Graffitiwear. You’ll need to wear your group tag in order to wrestle and/or cajole prizes from Mr. Kraken and if you’re not already a member there is a group join fee of 5L. Prizes from the Kraken changes out weekly however and the group tag gives you access to Lucky and Midnight Mania boards that are changed out just as often. You’ll also be receiving monthly group gifts, Graffitiwear’s December group gift was blogged {HERE} by Astrid if you’d like to take a gander at what it is, so with all these goodies it’s definitely worth the 5L to join. Once you’ve gained the upper hand from that Kraken you’ll find that the Ruffled Knit Bodysuit caters to both classic avatars and those with mesh bodies.

Layers for classic bodies include:

  • Bodysuit top: Shirt and Jacket layer
  • Bodysuit bottom: Pants and Underwear layer
  • Sleeve lengthening: Glove layer (not worn in picture)

The appliers provided in the prize package are:

  • Master applier hud containing appliers for Slink, Wowmeh and mesh bodies using the Omega system.
  • Gloves applier hud containing appliers for Slink, Wowmeh and mesh bodies using the Omega system. (not worn in picture)
  • TMP Hud

I really adore the deep plum color of this body suit but that’s second only to the ruffles that give it its name. They give the whole bodysuit a feminine and unique quality and I almost feel like a fairy while wearing it. The best part about the prim ruffles is that permission to copy and modify them are enabled so you can experiment with their position and size on your avatar’s body easily and also make copies in case there’s a mess. All in all I’m really happy with this find so hurry down to Graffitiwear before Mr.Kraken eats up this gift for good.

Speaking of faeries.

If you’ve read Kat’s post {HERE}, you’ll notice the lovely antlered hair that she has on. That head turning hairstyle is eXxEsS hair store’s past Christmas group gift and I’m happy to report that eXxEsS has continued this tradition and is offering a free hairstyle for this season as well with this whimsical baubled hairdo. I adore the Christmas ornaments decorating this sweeping hairstyle and was happy to see that there is a Hud available to customize the ornaments to suit your mood and outfit. Speaking of customization there are two sets of hair available in the gift package and they come with their own extensive color Hud as well as options to enable breeze and materials or both together. I tried on the breeze option and it looked as if the wispy bangs were moving in the wind and that only means more photo opportunities! To add this beautiful hairstyle to your collection simply head down to eXxEsS‘ main store and buy it for 0L.

Two words for you, Cart. Sale.

If you’ve noticed Love’s post {HERE} you’d know that The Wash Winter Cart Sale has begun! I missed the Summer sale at The Wash and am very, very excited to check out the 10L deals for this current sale. I appreciate that some items are transferable so that you can purchase some great but inexpensive gifts for your friends! On one of my very first rounds around the sim, I found the Belenda boots by Sage and the first thing that caught my eye was that it was both compatible with mesh as well as classic feet. The second thing that caught my eye was the fact that there were twelve (pink worn in the picture) different color options available on top of an easy to use Hud that lets you customize the studs at the boot’s heel. Needless to say, I fell in love with these boots right away and am very happy with not only the leather texture and vivid colors but the price as well. Great quality for 10L? Count me in!

I’ll leave you with ad for these boots so that you can get a look-see at all the colors you’ll be getting with your purchase.

Sage - Belenda Boots

For more coverage on The Wash Winter Cart Sale please look at the follow posts:

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Amina (0L/Women Only Hunt 2 prize)
Hair – eXxEsS Xmas Gift 2016 (0L/ No group required)
Eyes – Mesange Ice Dream Eyes 2 (0L/Women Only Hunt 2 prize)
Bodysuit – Graffitiwear Ruffled Knit Bodysuit (0L/Kraken Lucky Dip Prize/5L to join group)
Shoes – Sage Belenda (10L @ The Wash Winter Cart Sale)
Hands – Slink Casual

Pose: Le Popycock

Sim: Private location

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And Pajamas Too!

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This one’s a quickie!

Advent Calendars are well on there way, so this one’s a quickie to get you started on 24 days of hair! Alice project has out their advent calendar again this year. You can pick up a FREE to all hair each day in natural colors with stripes in it. The free to all gift includes a hud that will give you “holiday” stripes of red and green or “frosty” stripes of blue. You can pick up the gift each day for FREE. If you miss a day, don’t fret, you can pick up previous days for just 50L each.

If you are an Alice Project Group VIP member (membership is 750L) you get an additional gift. This gift is the same hair but has a silver or gold (your choice) set of streaks in it. These can be picked up any day during the advent season.

The hair pictured above is called Amarys and will be out for a few more hours before a fresh FREE hair is set out. Be sure to pick it up!

And Pajamas too!

I stopped by Graffitiwear because every girl needs holiday pajamas! I picked these up as the free group gift. The group is just 5 little linden to join and this gift includes sizes for:

  • Classic mesh avatars XXS – L
  • TMP
  • Maitreya
  • Slink – Physique and Hourglass
  • Belleza – Isis, Freya, and Venus

Now I’m all set for a holiday morning under the tree! And you will be too with your new goodies!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Barbara Applier (featured at Kustom9)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Alice Project – Amarys – Frosted Stripes (Free for the Advent Calendar till later today – 50L after)
Pajamas – Graffitiwear – 2016 Joy Jammies (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 5L to Join)

Sim Location – Sugartown

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