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Today is My Day

Feeling the Magic

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Ripley and I roamed the grid and discovered a free complete outfit that we think you’ll enjoy.  It comes from a new-to-me store and I think its a fun casual look just right for a Sunday evening.

Are You Feeling Lucky?

Over at the Mangula shop, there are a 24 lucky boards that require no group membership.  All you have to do is wait for your letter appear and you can pick up the outfit for free.  This adorable Laila set is one of the items you can win if your luck holds out.  The folder includes two top styles and a skirt.  I just love the off the shoulder design and soft blush pink color of the shirt.   The fabric texture of the blouse is really well done and features a checked pattern of delicate holes in the sleeves and body of the top.  The gift includes the bodysuit version of the top, but a separate blouse is included as well.  The skirt’s asymmetrical hemline ends with a torn denim edge that lends a casual flair to the outfit.  Twin butterflies grace its back pockets.  The folder includes versions for several mesh body avatars.  Best of all, it is completely free.  The only thing you will have to invest is a bit of time while you wait for your letter to appear.  If you don’t have a lucky dog like the pupster, you might want to bring along a trusty four leaf clover or lucky penny with you.  🙂

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Curvy
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Lara

I hope your week is off to a wonderful start tomorrow.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Magika Hair Nina
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in IRON
Necklace:  Little Fox Moon Choker (free gift for members of the Little Fox group – 0L/0L to join – first blogged {HERE} by Love)
Outfit:  Mangula Laila Set (free Lucky Board Prize/no group required – 0L)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Ring:  Misha Jesuil Infinity Ring (10L on the Marketplace)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Foxcity
Sim:  Love Cats Scarlett Isle

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Oh The Places You’ll Go

Four Wheelin'

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  The pupster and I took off for the desert this past weekend and had a blast.  We dropped the old truck down into four wheel drive and made our own roads.  Of course, any trip out into treacherous terrain needs clothes suitable for the task, and it was the perfect opportunity to get my newest top broken in.  I picked it up free as a group gift.

Roam if You Want To

Over at the [ContraptioN] shop, I discovered the Roamer’s Top in Sundown set out as a free gift for members of the L’Homme Magazine Group.  With its black fading to red color scheme, long sleeves and high collar, this shirt is ideal for a day out roughing it.  The designer included great visual details such as the silvery design emblazoned on the sleeves, the realistic wrinkles in the fabric and the buckled strap that extends diagonally across the chest.  The folder contains versions for a variety of mesh body avatars.  This gift is the “Sundown” edition, which has just one color scheme.  A single texture HUD is included so that someone owning the full fatpack of the Roamer’s Top can use the HUD to mix the unique textures of this special edition with options found in their full collection.  Since the L’Homme Magazine Group has no join fee, you can add this rugged top to your collection for free!

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Geralt
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Slink Physique
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Hair:  Vango Alex
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Jacket:  [ContraptioN] Roamer’s Top (free gift for members of the L’Homme Magazine Group – 0L/0L to join)
Jeans:  Yeliz Marco Jeans
Pose:  InDiGo Poses
Sim:  Cornhub
Song:  The B52’s Roam

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May All Your Blues Be the Ocean and Sky

Summer Blues

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I hope you are having a lovely Saturday.  Ripley and I paid a visit to the Love Cats sim this morning.  It is truly beautifully done, and if you are looking for a quiet spot to relax, I’d highly recommend it.  Another trip I’d suggest is to the Leigh shop.  I picked up my new frock for free, just for being a member of the Leigh store group.

Darling Damask

The beautiful Desired Dress features a soft floral pattern across a slightly faded background color.  The fabric itself is well done with realistic wrinkles and stitching.  Side slits ensure you can easily maneuver and slender straps allow your shoulders to soak up some summer sunshine.  I chose the blue color variation, but with the enclosed HUD, you can select from 10 options, which you can then tint with 20 additional hues.  This little number is highly customizable, which makes it seem like you are getting an almost endless number of dresses in one folder.  Versions for classic as well as mesh body avatars are included in the gift.  Best of all, since the Leigh group has no join fee, you can truly pick up the Desired Dress completely for free!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Avatar in XXS, XS, S, M, L (no alpha layer included)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • The Mesh Project Classic

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Clarity
Dress:  LEIGH Desired Dress (free gift for members of the LEIGH Store Group – 0L/0L to join)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Entangled Poses
Sim:  Love Cats

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Unless It’s Got a Dirt Road…

Dirt Road

Hello Fabulouses!  For my walk down a country road with the pupster, I put together a fun, casual outfit with two budget friendly separates that look like they were made for each other.  One of them is a free group gift, and the other is something I can pretty much guarantee you already have in your wardrobe! Sound intriguing?

Rocking Those Polka Dots

After joining the store group at Monomania for 50L, I had a plethora of group gifts just a click away.  The My Sweet Jeans Top practically called my name.  Created in a playful, late summer style with narrow shoulder straps, a bra-like fit and a delightful ruffled hem section, this cropped top features double strands that meet in a bow in back.  Cheery white polka dots grace the medium blue denim fabric.  I don’t know about you, but I am always extra happy when I wear polka dots!  While you are in the shop, you might want to pick up any or all of the *29* other free group gifts on the wall.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP

Thank You, Monique!

I knew I wanted to slip into high-waisted blue jeans to coordinate with my top, so I did a search for “jeans” in my inventory.  I tried on ALL (and I do mean all) of the jeans I had (queue the Sponge Bob *two hours later* clip), but just could not get the look I was going for.  My coffers were all but empty, so I knew a shopping spree would have to wait.  Desperate, I decided to peruse my “closet” once more.  Down at the bottom of my inventory, in the Initial Outfits of the Library folder, I spotted “Monique Jeans.”  Monique…. it sounds chic, and classy, which happened to be the look I was going for.  What the heck?  I thought, I’ll give it a go….it can’t hurt.  I am *so* glad I did!  I tried to wear the jeans individually, but for some reason, Firestorm wasn’t cooperating, so I just wore the whole avatar.   Now, Monique herself was not a look that I can rock, but her jeans – oh yeah- just what I wanted!  They are the right shade of blue, with slightly flared cuffs, a high buttoned waist, and the price was an absolutely perfect zero Linden dollars.  Piece by piece, I put the real me back on, alphaed out my legs, added the top, and was completely satisfied with the end result.  I hope you like it too!

Until next time, Fabulous Readers, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Clarity
Top:  Monomania My Sweet Jeans Top (free gift for members of the Monomania Store Group – 0L/50L to join)
Jeans:  Monique Jeans (free item in the Initial Outfits folder of your inventory – 0L)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Overlow Poses
Sim:  Mystery Forest
Song:  Kip Moore – Dirt Road

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Bring on Those Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I continued our journey along a hunt path on the grid.  This time, inspired by Love’s, Juli’s and Pru’s recent posts, we checked out the Beached Bunny Hunt and headed over to Dragonmoon Designs.  There, we discovered an outfit perfect for the hot, lazy afternoons, and it cost just one little Linden dollar.

I Long for Those Sunny Days!

The Sunny Daze outfit features a buttoned tank top that reaches to about belly button level and coordinating shorts which have the cutest little ties dangling down.  In addition to versions for classic as well as mesh bodies, the folder includes a texture change HUD with four color options each for the shorts and top.  You can opt to color both the same as I have done or use different hues for more variety.  The tank and shorts are worn separately so you can mix and match with items from your wardrobe as well.  I really like the detailed buttons and the realistic wrinkles in the fabric where it is gathered in the shorts on the sides.  To pick up a copy for yourself, all you need to do is locate the beach pail hidden somewhere in the shop, then pay the 1 Linden prize fee.  It’s well worth the effort!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes separate alpha layers for top and shorts)
  • Belleza
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Free Flowing Locks

I picked up my new hairstyle for free as a Midnight Mania prize over at Olive Hair.  The Therra hairstyle prize is a full fatpack of colors (including streaked and non streaked varieties) and features a center part and thick luxurious hair pulled forward over your shoulders.  The Midnight Mania prizes over at Olive rotate through, so although the Therra style is not on display for today’s prize, there is another lovely long style for you to try your luck on.  If you check back another day, Therra may once again be featured soon.  There is no group required, and every day I’ve gone back, the target has been met, so it’s an easy way to add some new free styles to your collection!

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Olive Hair Therra Hair (free Midnight Mania prize – 0L)
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Moor
Necklace:  Cae Jewelry Love Me Knot
Outfit:  Dragonmoon Designs Sunny Daze Outfit (prize in the Beached Bunny Hunt – 1L)
Sandals:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Entangled Poses
Sim:  Fae Forest

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Getting Some Exercise Around the Grid

You Me and the Sea

Hello Fabulouses!  I hope your July is going well.  Ripley and I had a great time camping up in the mountains.  Even though we came back to sizzling temperatures, it feels good to be home.  The pupster didn’t want to eat much while we were away, and I was worried he had lost weight.  He actually gained a pound, so we decided the best thing to do was to hit the hunt trail in SL to get some exercise.  That still counts as exercise, right? 😉

Around the Grid

As we traversed the SL universe, we stopped by Nuts Inc, and Ripley discovered the hot air balloon hunt icon fairly quickly.  One nice thing about the Around the Grid Hunt is if you are short on time, you can pay 25 Linden dollars for the prize, or invest a bit of energy and discover the hidden hunt object and pay just 1 Linden dollar.  Thankfully, with the pupster’s help, I paid a very budget-friendly 1 Linden dollar for this adorable Sari outfit.  I just love the combination of blue and rusty hues in both the top and skirt.  This little number features a cropped top with a tasseled hemline and a mini skirt with two slits to make moving around a breeze.  Although I chose not to wear them, the hunt prize also included sandals and a backpack.  This outfit is compatible with classic and mesh body avatars.  The hunt runs until September 30th, so you have plenty of time to uncover some fabulous prizes.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L (includes separate alpha layers for skirt and top)
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Tonic

Beach Hair

My short windswept locks are perfect for a day at the beach.  I picked this new hairstyle up for free as a group gift from Barberyumyum.  It comes only in this sun-kissed blonde color, but I just love it!  With the enclosed HUD, you can adjust the size of the hair to get just the right fit.  The folder includes rigged and non-rigged versions as well as an alpha layer for your scalp.  To add this free gift to your inventory, you need to be a member of the Double Paradox group, but it’s completely free to join.  There are five other gifts set out for group members, too.

Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Barberyumyum 85SNR (group gift for members of the Double Paradox group – 0L/0L to join)
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Fjord
Necklace:  Indulge Temptation! Beaded Necklace 1
Outfit:  Nuts Inc Sari Outfit (prize in the Around the Grid Hunt – 1L)
Sandals:  White River Co. Kani Flip Flops in Tan
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Le Poppycock
Sim:  Dolphin Cay

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Some Days, You Just Get Lucky

A Single Sunbeam

Happy Thursday, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I are off today on a camping adventure to the mountains (just in time to escape a horrible heat wave), but I couldn’t leave without sharing this free outfit with you first.  I just love the design of this one!

“To Me, Flowers Are Happiness”

This quote from Stefano Gabbana says it all.  When I put on an item decorated with posies, I just have to smile.  I absolutely adore the combination of denim and the pretty floral print in this Naira Top and Skirt from Safira.  I know, I know, just yesterday I told you about a cute top that I picked up as a free group gift at the shop, but I also mentioned those group-only lucky boards.  This free outfit just so happens to be one of the ten prizes that group members can win if their lucky letter appears.  There were quite a few avatars in the shop while I was there, so the boards turned over very quickly and it didn’t take too long for that often elusive “K” to pop up.  I did a little happy dance, then scurried home to open up my prize.  The top is actually composed of two segments – a bandeau section and the long sleeves.  You can wear them together as I have done, or just the bra piece by itself to change up your look.  The skirt features a high waist, a zipper in the back, and a flirty hemline.  It’s a bit on the short side, so I made strategic use of the alpha layer on my mesh body, but it also has built in undies (the C string).  The generous designer included a texture change HUD so you can alter the shade of denim in the skirt, as well as the metals, and you can turn on and off the C string section and change up its color.  I really really love the hues in this set, and best of all it was free!  All I needed was a bit of patience and membership in the Safira Store Group (50L join fee).

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya

I will miss you when I am gone and hope you have a wonderful time in the next week.  I look forward to sharing more Fabulous Finds with you when we return.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  DOUX Juniper
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in IRON
Outfit:  Safira Naira Top and Skirt (free lucky board prize for members of the Safira Store Group – 0L/50L to join)
Flip Flops:  REIGN Cali Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  an lar [poses]
Sim:  Margarita Island

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All on a Lazy Summer Day

Think Pink

Hello there, Fabulouses!  Ripley and I put his talented nose to the test today and headed down the trail of the Lazy Summer Day Hunt.  Our first discovery over at Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes actually inspired my outfit.  I hope you are in the mood to think pink, because that’s where my mind went.  The best part?  My entire outfit cost just $26 Linden dollars!

The Inspiration

After locating the lounge chair hunt icon concealed inside Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes, I was inspired to put together this entire look just based on these cute Kendra sneakers.  My picture does not do justice to the intricate designs on the canvas of the sneakers, so I’ve included the vendor close up below.  I immediately fell in love with the delicate white blossoms and stitched swirls.  The white piping, sole and lacing are just perfect for completing the look of this casual set of footwear.  They are designed to fit classic avatars as well as Slink and Maitreya mesh feet.  A shoe base and alpha layer are tucked inside the folder.  To add these shoes to your inventory, all you have to do is find the hunt object and pay the teensy 1 Linden dollar price.  There is a hint giver in the shop if you don’t have a super sniffer dog 😉 or if you need a nudge in the right direction.

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You Can Never Go Wrong With a Little Pink

The other day, I told you about a group gift that I had picked up just for being a member of the Safira Store Group, and I mentioned how there are 64 past gifts up for grabs.  Well, this adorable Mindy top is one of those free gifts.  Of course, I chose pink to coordinate with my new footwear, but with the included texture change HUD, I had the option to go with five prints or four other solid colors.  It’s like getting ten tops in one package!  Its ruffled trim on the hemline really ups the cuteness factor!  It is designed exclusively for the Maitreya mesh body.  You do have to be a member of the Safira Store Group to receive this gift, and there is a 50 Linden dollar join fee, but there are a LOT of other goodies available to members, plus group-only lucky boards, so I am super happy that I joined.

But You Said 26 Linden Dollars…

The final touch for my summer day outfit was a new pair of Worn Denim Shorts that I picked up on the Marketplace at the Bang Bang shop for 25 Linden dollars.  They are short but not too short and feature folded up cuffs and a beaded belt around the waist.  The jeans texture on these shorts is really well done and the stitching and button closure are very realistic looking.  The folder contains versions for classic as well as mesh avatars.  I’m sure these will become a summer time fave of mine!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in XS, S, M, L and XL (no alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Ocacin
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Stealthic Intrepid
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Iron
Top:  Safira Mindy Top (free gift for members of the Safira Store Group – 0L/50L to join)
Shorts:  Bang Bang Worn Denim Shorts (available on the Marketplace – 25L)
Shoes:  Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes Kendra (prize in the Lazy Summer Day Hunt – 1L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  aDORKable Poses (store closed)
Sim:  Private Location

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A Sweet Sixteen

The Music of the Sea

Hello Fabulouses!  It looks like Gabriel wasn’t the only one visiting Second Life’s 16th Birthday Celebration today!  Ripley and I picked up two free items that I am super excited to share with you!

Say Hello to New Hair

At the Limerance display, I discovered the Sati Hair, and immediately fell in love with its long wavy tresses.  Featuring a center part and delicious soft curls that reach to waist length, this free gift is a hairstyle that I am sure I’ll wear over and over.  The thoughtful designer included a texture change HUD containing 20 colors (the VIP set) as well as a tool to alter the tint, so this is a very versatile style, indeed.  I had fun playing with different combinations!  To pick up a copy for yourself, all you have to do is visit the Limerence booth and click the vendor.  It’s completely free!

Free Outfit of Your Choice

Over at the Aleutia display, Catalina Staheli is generously donating a promo code for an outfit of your choice from her booth at the SL 16B Shop & Hope Sim.  The code will apply a 125L credit toward any one item.  Specific directions for how to apply the code are provided to you once you click the gift vendor, so I won’t duplicate them here.  Basically, this code will change the price of the item to 1 Linden dollar.  This 1 Linden will be returned as store credit after the sale completes (if you are a member of the store group) or you can IM Catalina and she will refund the 1L to you if you’d prefer.  It was wonderful to be able to choose which item I’d like to purchase.  I chose to go with the Savannah Maxi Skirt in the Batik print, but there are many other options available for you to browse.  I really like the black and white print in this free skirt!  The gift included a HUD to change the leather and metal in the belt for the skirt, which came in handy.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Maitreya

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Hair:  Limerence Sati Hair (free gift at the SL 16B celebration – 0L)
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Storm
Necklace:  Osmia The Shell Necklace (prize at The Arcade – 75L)
Top:  Addams Magaly Halter Top (free gift at the SL 16B celebration – first shown {HERE} by Pru)
Skirt:  Aleutia Savannah Skirt (gift at the SL 16B celebration using the Free Outfit of Your Choice Promo – 1L)
Sandals:  White River Company Kani Flip Flops
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Glamour Pose
Sim:  Soul 2 Soul Highlands

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A Place to Hideaway

Dust Bunny

Hello Fabulouses and Happy Saturday!  I hope your weekend is going well.  It’s super hot here in RL and I’m trying to stay cool in SL.  I found this lovely hide away on the Small Town Green sim.  It’s a sweet little spot where I have been curled up listening to some old LP’s while Ripley is frolicking outside with some friends.  Now THIS is the way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

I Must Have Flowers, Always and Always

This pretty little Ellie top from Safira that I’m wearing features vibrant blossoms splashed across a solid background.  I went with a black color scheme, but with the included texture change HUD, I could have chosen 29 other backgrounds for a floral print or 30 solid hues as well.  Talk about flexibility!  It’s kind of hard to see due to the position of my hand and braid, but this crop top has the cutest little knot in the hemline, just to the left of center.  While the neck and back are fairly high, the sides do dip quite low, so you might want to wear a jacket or opt for a hairstyle that provides side coverage.  To add this little number to your inventory, you’ll need to be a member of the Safira Store group.  There is a 50 Linden dollar join fee, but this allows you the opportunity to gather a number of group gifts for free, so it’s well worth the cost, in my opinion.  I counted 64 past gifts, plus 3 current gifts on display upstairs, as well as 5 lucky boards.  That’s a whole lotta wardrobe additions that you can pick up for free!

What’s Included:

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Legacy (no alpha layer)
  • Maitreya

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Miluna
Eyes:  IKON Hope Eyes in Storm
Hair:  Magika Nina
Necklace and Earrings:  Cae Jewelry Harper Set
Top:  Safira Ellie Top (free gift for members of the Safira Store Group – 0L/50L to join)
Capris:  Just Because Jen Capris
Flip Flops:  White River Company Kani Flip Flops
Pose:  ~BAZAR~ Woodland Poufe (on sim)
Sim:  Small Town Green
Song:  (A Place to) Hideaway by The Carpenters

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