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Free Join Weekend at 7 Deadly s{K}ins

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A free weekend join!

It’s FREE! to join the 7 Deadly s{K}ins group this weekend and with their special apple harvest event going on during the month of August now is the perfect time to join the group if you are not already in it. What is the apple harvest event you ask? It’s an apple a day gift with your group tag! You pay the vendor 1L and get your 1L returned to you and in exchange get a gift every day for the month of August.

Today’s gift was the Vision Skin Package. It included three colors (the “orange” I am showing you in the picture, as well as two fantasy colors — pink and purple. You get Omega and Maitreya appliers for mesh bodies as well as Omega appliers for mesh heads! And with the free join weekend, all this skin was free today!

Hula!

I found a pretty applier top at Trashed as part of the Addicted to Appliers Hunt! It reminds me of Hawaiian Luaus, and tropical dances, and all things beachy. It only cost me 5L and a little hunting time, making it well worth it. The Omega applier is versatile for fitting many types of mesh bodies, and when paired with a pretty skirt, will have you ready for the beach or other occasions!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier & Skin – 7 Deadly s{K}ins – Vision Color Pack (Free Group Gift/Free to Join this weekend only)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Damaris
Hair Flower – LODE – Head Accessory Ann Single Lily White
Top – Trashed – Misha Top (5L for the Addicted to Appliers Hunt) – Hunt ends August 30th
Skirt –  JellyRoll – Calliope Maxi Skirt
Shoes – Pure Poison – Ralu Sandals

Sim Location – Baja Norte

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Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

Monday Monday

Hello Fabulouses!  Ripley and I sure put his tracking harness to good use lately.  This time, we hit the trail on the Four Seasons Hunt 2 and discovered this gorgeous flowing skirt (called Petra) from Trashed.  Featuring an asymmetrical hemline, which is short in the front, but falls to knee length in the back, Petra drew many compliments as I wandered throughout SL.  A violet and green floral print splashed across a black background coordinates beautifully with a violet inner lining.  The waistline and side ribbons echo this contrasting hue.  I imagined the skirt trailing behind me on the breeze as Ripley and I strolled through the Mystical Fae Forest.  This has to be one of my most favorite hunt finds of all time.  I just adore this skirt!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Layer for classic avatars
  • Curvy
  • Fine
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • TMP
  • Maitreya
  • Venus
  • Physique

The Four Seasons Hunt 2 runs until July 30 and offers gifts priced at 1L each, which are themed for one of the four seasons.   There are 22 goodies to be discovered from a variety of talented designers.  Ripley and I look forward to bringing you another Fabulous Find soon.  Until my next post, happy shopping hunting!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head: Catwa Kathy (Bento)

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alura

Eyeshadow:  Arte Fridil Eyeshadow Smoky Style

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Lipstick Applier:  Arte Catwa Lipstick Matte

Hair:  Magika Serene

Top:  Just Because Lace Bustier

Skirt:  Trashed Petra Skirt (4 Seasons Hunt Prize – 1L)

Shoes:  KC Couture Brazilia Heels (75L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Feet:  Slink

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Mystical Fae Forest

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Kiss & Make Up

Snapshot_001Hello Fabulouses :).  What a relief!  As you can see, he has almost forgiven me for yesterdays swamping adventures.  Aside from the mantra he is repeating to himself out loud with his eyes closed, over and over again: “I am patient and understanding, I am patient and understanding, I am patient and understanding“, I think he’s doing ok with it.  His jeep is a little soggy, but will be ok after a day in the sun…  It may take just a few more kisses.

Actually…  the more I think about it, I feel…  If this is my punishment for stalling his jeep in a swamp, I may just do it again tomorrow!

Coming Together

Carson and I have collaborated on a blog entry so that we can share news about a couples matching Glam or Grunge Hunt prize and a really sweet couples pose that is available as a free group gift.  This post is packed full of freebies for both you and your sweetie.

For Her

On myself you can see me wearing the black and white Lauren Dress which is available as a free gift for the Glam or Grunge Hunt at Trashed.  This dress is available in several mesh and mesh body specific sizes, including an alpha.   Make sure to bring your guy with you, because there is a gift for him inside that hidden rose icon too!

For Him

Carson is displaying the Simon Shirt which is the male offering at Trashed for the Glam & Grunge Hunt.  He was also lucky enough to score the Drifter Jeans in rust for free on the lucky board while he was at Trashed which work very nicely with the top.

A Kiss On The Cheek

This adorable kiss on the cheek pose for two is available as a free group gift at Agape Poses with a free group join.  You will actually find a whole wall full of couples poses that are perfect for bloggers or photography.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair  – Exile Blown Away
Dress – Trashed Lauren Dress (free / 0L / Glam or Grunge Hunt)
Shoes – Friday Anya Heels

Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body –  ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair – no.match – No Cloud
Eyes –  IKON  – Triumph Eyes – Evening
Shirt –  <T>Simon shirt  (free / 0L / Glam Or Grunge Hunt)
Pants- <T > Drifter Jean_ rust (free / 0L / lucky board prize)
Shoes-  A&D Clothing– Innsbruck Shoes

Pose – Agape Poses Group gift 10 (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Sim – Honeycomb

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The Evolution of a Hipster

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A box and a box of smokes…

Serena messaged me and told me I was cray cray if I didn’t get down to The Hipster Fair as there were plenty of gifts to be had (and even a few gifts for guys). I popped on over and boy was it … PINK! Once I got used to the color scheme, I started going from store to store looking for the green mustaches for the guy gifts. I managed to find a few dollar gifts to make a couple of amazeball hipster looks to show you. The NIDOLO XIV Outfit can be picked up at the ARTIZANA booth for just $1L. This three-piece outfit consists of the mesh suit pants, mesh shirt w/ tie and mesh suit vest. The look is versatile as the vest and shirt can be worn separately. My Hipster Glasses are a $1L gift from KIB Designs. They come in both male and female versions and can be worn on your face or on the top of your head.

Tired of Walkman around…

I also found the Adam Sweater at the Trashed booth. This $1L gift comes in the standard XS-XL sizes and is a great casual look. The Classic Spring Camo Sneakers by The Man Cave is a FabFree goup gift that was previously shown [HERE]. My poses are by Image Essentials. The Evolution of a Hipster poses can be had at the Hipster Fair out of a gacha machine for just $50L per turn. You won’t be devo ‘cos you’re heaps povo with theses cheap gifts.

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Carson is wearing….

Outfit: :: ARTIZANA :: NIDOLO XIV @ The Hipster Fair  (Gift $1L)
Shirt: Trashed – Adam Sweater @ The Hipster Fair  (Gift $1L)
Accessories: KIB Designs – Hipster Glasses @ The Hipster Fair (Gift $1L)
Shoes: The Man Cave – Classic Sneakers Spring Camo (FREE FabFree Group Gift – Pay 1L – 1L refunded)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Poses: Image Essentials – The Evolution of a Hipster @ The Hipster Fair (Gacha – $50L per pull)

Sim: Shadow Land

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Where the Streets Have No Name

For Him Hunt

A Hunting We Will Go…

After sleeping in… (my phone wouldn’t stop beeping last night, or in my case knocking) I took Angel out, started coffee and decided I was going to get a jump on finding the gifts in the For Him Hunt 3. But only after a few stores, the lag monster jumped up and bit me square in the … well you know. (What has been up with the lag this weekend anyhow?) But, I was able to at least put one outfit together before my world wouldn’t rez around me. The For Him Hunt 3 begins today and runs through the end of February.

Getting Jiggy and TrAsHeD …

My jacket is from Get Jiggy, one of the stops on the For Him Hunt. The Alex Leather Jacket w/Shirt comes with a texture HUD where you can change the jacket to seven different colors and the shirt has nine colors to choose from. Each gift on the hunt costs $1L, but I dare you to find such a versatile jacket any cheaper. I also found the Rush Jeans at TrAsHeD, before my hunting was shut down do to “technical difficulties”.  The jeans come in sizes for the following body types: Adam, Aesthetic, Slink, TMP and in sizes XS-XL . Unable to continue, I looked in my bag of free goodies and found the Casey Boots, a FREE group gift at A&D Clothing to complete my look. I can’t wait to get back out there and find more great gifts on this hunt!

 Walking that extra mile…

Before I head back out on the hunt, I wanted to give a shout out to nixi12345 over at Places In SecondLife with a Tiny Pinch of Fashion  for reminding me that The Missing Mile Sim still exists. Back in the day, (Gawd, that makes me sound old…) I took many photographs there, for both FabFree and my personal collection. Thanks nixi!

Carson is wearing…

Outerwear: Get Jiggy – Alex Leather Jacket w/Shirt (For Him Hunt 3 $1L)
Pants: TrAsHeD –  Rush Jeans (For Him Hunt 3 $1L)
Footwear: A&D Clothing – Casey Boots (Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Pose: Signature Pose

Sim: Missing Mile

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Inside My Skull

Inside My Skull (Shirt)

Gotta Love Events…

Kathryn pointed me toward the Boho Culture Fair, and said that there were gifts to be had. These events are always a fantastic place to pick up gifts, but sometimes it can be hard to find items for us menfolk at them. I was pleasantly surprised when she pointed me in the direction of the Trashed booth, which had out a gift for both women AND men.

You’re Not the Costume Type?

Personally I love the Fall season as well as Halloween, but dressing up in a costume is just not on my agenda. So when I saw the 1L gift from Trashed for men, I was really thrilled. Trashed has out this skull decorated shirt. It is one piece mesh but has the appearance of being a long sleeve white t-shirt with a short sleeve black t-shirt overlay. The great thing about it is that it you’ll be able to wear it after Halloween too, since it could easily pass as “Biker” or “Gothic” with no problem.

Don’t Miss Out!

You’ll want to pick up this gift from Trashed (it comes in all the standard mesh sizes and includes it’s own alpha layer) before November 4th. That’s when the Boho Culture Fair ends. While you’re there, be sure to check out the other booths, there are lots of gifts and goodies to be had from many outstanding designers!

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Loki is wearing…

Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Shirt – Trashed – Roxidus _ White (1L @ The Boho Culture Fair)
Pants  – RedgraveHeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Woodbury Falls

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Splashback

Splashback

The For Him Hunt 2 ends July 31st, but there is still time for us men to fill out our inventories with things like this excellent shirt from Trashed. I picked this one up by finding the hunt icon in their main-store. This is a 1L hunt and the shirt was well worth 1L and much more.

This shirt comes in all the standard sizes as well as an additional fitmesh size in the box (much appreciated). I really liked that it wasn’t just your “plain black shirt” but that it had the “splashback” design on the shirt. A nice touch to a classic t-shirt design.

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Loki is wearing…

Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Shirt – TrAsHeD – splashback tee in black (1L for the For Him Hunt 2)
Pants  – RedgraveHeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Junktown

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About Face!

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I love masks. I pick up every one I can find, so you can imagine how much I love Halloween! Instead of a full costume this week, I want to share with you a pair of masks I picked up while hunting recently. First though, let’s take a look at what I am wearing above.

The Medieval Fantasy Hunt XIV is underway and, while I don’t have any actual medieval fantasies, it turns out that they are entirely optional! Acios gives us a unique hunt prize called The Inquisitor. It is a mesh outfit with the jacket, shirt, waistcoat and pants integrated into one great-looking garment. It comes packaged in five sizes to help with fitting and even includes shoes. The textures are elegant and this hunt item is available for FREE! I do have a few notes about The Inquisitor as I wear it in the picture. I added black socks from my inventory and increased the diameter of my neck and head slightly. It is not unusual for me to change my avy to get just the right fit. Also, the first time I wore the shoes, they appeared in my right hand. I am reaching out to the creator regarding the issue. Meanwhile, no worries! It is simple to correct: instead of choosing to “wear” them, select “attach” in the inventory menu and select “feet”. Then manually adjust them in the edit menu for a perfect fit. It was definitely worth picking up, and, In my oh-so-humble opinion, I think it makes me look fantastic!

Masks can be terrifying but they don’t have to be. They can be other things like mysterious and erotic, which brings me to the Masked Jester Half Mask from Trashed. The prize from the 1L Poppin’ Penguin Hunt Circus Edition, it comes together with a colorful jester’s hat and would be handy in putting together a costume like that. When I saw it though, visions of dark masquerade balls came to mind. It has a curvy, sensuous flow to the mesh and the half covered face is a highly eye catching look. It is black for a very masculine look and is resizeable to help get a great fit. However you decide you can use it, this is a very unique mask and definitely deserves some attention.

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What would Halloween be without the other kind of mask? Representing the terrifying mask genre, here is one that might give you nightmares just looking at it. The Stitched Mask from Swagga has a delightful hand-stitched-from-human-skin kind of look, just perfect for today’s madman on the go! It goes with many different outfits, although I prefer the rural-maniac-who-lives-in-a-shack look. Its handcrafted, timeless style will never go out of fashion. Kidding aside, this is one nightmare-inducing Mesh mask and it is available for FREE! Celebrating the The Seasons Story Second Anniversary shopping event, it is a wonderful piece of work. Hurry up and get yours soon!

It has gotten late in the evening as I write this and I have become nearly giddy in my enthusiasm for the approaching holiday! I hope you enjoyed the costumes and items I have posted as much as I enjoyed ferreting them out. It has been great fun! Take care everyone and, until next time, see you on the grid!—–WHC Riler

 

WHC is wearing…

 

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The Inquisitor – Acios The Inquisitor  (FREE/Medieval Fantasy Hunt XIV Prize)

Black Half Mask – Trashed Masked Jester Half Mask  (1L/Poppin’ Penguin Hunt! Circus Edition Prize)

Nightmarish Mask – Swagga – The Stitched Mask  (FREE/The Seasons Story Second Anniversary Gift)

Overalls – Bravura Overall_Solo Dark Blue
Eyes – IKON Ardent Eyes in Pewter
Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)

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What Goes Around, Comes Around!

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I never intended it to happen, but do you have an article of clothing that you rely on as a “go to” item, one that absolutely refuses to age? I do! And, later in this post, we are going to celebrate its one-year anniversary in my wardrobe. First though, check out what I found last night! I went by a store named Cold Ash, which specializes in fantastically detailed, rugged-looking men’s clothing. I found this vintage style T-shirt as their FREE Group Gift! The Mesh Austin Tee in STEEL BLUE is a fine representation of the quality that goes into the clothing that Cold Ash makes. Anyone who knows me knows I am a sucker for T-Shirts that look soft and well-worn, and this ribbed cotton T-shirt hangs beautifully with soft, realistic folds. It’s like it was never meant to be taken off. In the FREE Group Gift, you get 3 sizes and an additional 2 sizes in fitmesh, so getting a good fit won’t be any problem. Stop by Cold Ash, this is a must pick up! The pants I chose to wear with it are the current FREE Group Gift from Lavarock, likely my favorite male clothing store on Second Life. They are the Destroy Male Jeans and are probably one of the grungiest items in my wardrobe. I love the texture on them. Honestly, if I ever move to Seattle to pursue my dreams of alt-rock super stardom, these are the jeans I am going to wear! They come in 2 styles, with five sizes of each included in the gift. The only problem is they have been out for quite a while, and at the moment I am unable to say how much longer they will remain available. If you like them in the picture, go get them immediately. I suspect they may not be available much longer. The last item in the Cold Ash inspired outfit is the cap, which was just one of those lucky finds you sometimes run across accidentally. It is a 1L hunt prize from a hunt which is sadly already over. Luckily, the owner of Ashmoot forgot to pick up the hunt prize! It’s only 1L and the cap matches the T-shirt wonderfully. Sadly I can’t recall the name of the hunt, but you are looking for a hunt object shaped like a mask called “P-H Hunt # 8”. Look for it where you find the daily prize boards. Kristabel Ashmoot promises me she will leave it out until the end of the month so we all have a chance to grab it (a VERY sweet thing to do for us). Be sure to pick it up before it’s too late!

I teased you that as I write this I am celebrating an anniversary of sorts, and I have Lyrieal’s Boutique to thank for it. I recently attended “Just For Him”, a cart sale like event with a 1L mini-hunt where I found this great leather jacket! It comes from Lyrieal’s Boutique and is their Just For Him Hunt Prize. It has a hud that allows you to choose 5 different colors in both the leather and the lining. For a single linden, that’s great value. The event is not a large one, but I should have known Lyrieal’s Boutique would have something special out. This brings me to the anniversary: I was dying to show you this jacket and was having trouble finding just the right pants to present it with, so I decided to go with my “go to” grey system jeans and Mesh boots, tinting the jeans a bit darker to match. After doing the picture, I began putting together this post, and found I had reason to smile. Those beloved jeans and boots of mine are from a hunt one year ago today…and were previously blogged here by a young guest blogger. Coincidentally, they also came from Lyrieal’s Boutique! So, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of their posting in Fab Free, the In The Pink outfit has been added to the 1L hunt prize, making it even better. It is a great looking outfit and the jeans are tintable to match a wide range of grays, so they are super handy to have around. Even the boots are nice, you can’t beat this value. I had originally planned to end my post here, and call it a night, but once I get going I am hard to stop. So in the spirit of “You really should check out the Just For Him sales event”, here is a final addition to my post below!

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While I was at the sale, I noticed a pair of shorts on the back wall of the booth belonging to the store Trashed. Just like the other coincidences this week (the hat which looked great with the T-shirt that was accidentally left out, and the nice jeans I decided to wear being posted to fab free exactly one year ago today) these denim shorts look like they were made to go with the Cold Ash T-Shirt I picked up this week. The Trashed Men’s denim shorts in plaid are not free, but this is a sale event as well as a hunt and these shorts look really great. If you love that T-shirt as much as I do, that is reason enough to pony up the extra 85L for these shorts to go with them. They make a fantastic pair together. Once again, I have worked late into the evening and I must go, but this has been a post full of pleasant surprises. Until next time my friends, see you on the grid. —–WHC Riler

WHC is wearing…

Vintage Blue T-Shirt – Cold Ash Mesh Austin Tee in Steel Blue  (FREE Group Gift/FREE Group)

Grungy Jeans – Lavarock Destroy Male Jeans  (FREE Group Gift/FREE Group)

Ball Cap – Ashmoot Acc Coll_Unisex Cap #01  (1L/Hunt Prize)
Note- The hunt is over but the prize should be out til the end of the month!

Hair Under Cap – From inventory, heavily modded for picture.

Leather Jacket – Lyrieal’s Boutique Leather Jacket {His} (1L/Hunt Prize)
Note- The “In The Pink” outfit including Jeans and Boots has been added to the same box now for extra value.

Plaid Denim Shorts – Trashed Mens Denim Shorts in Plaid (85L/On sale-Just For Him event)

Shirt Under Jacket – Connors V Neck T-Shirt Black (FREE Gift)

Eyes – Poetic Colors Spotted Eyes – Tropic (FREE Gift)
Previously blogged here.

Skin – Belleza Mathieu
Hair – Dura *Dura-Boy*59(Black)
Necklace – Aitui – AITUI – Ammunition Necklace (FREE Group Gift/FREE Group)

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Friday, I’m in love…

Happy Friday, FabFree-ers! And you know what Friday means… the first day of a weekend full of Hunts!  First up is the ‘Pretty Handsome Hunt’ from Toxic Hunts.  This is a 1L Hunt and it runs until April 20th!

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This is the elegant “Little Black Dress” from Through the Looking Glass. The men’s gift from [TLG] is a gorgeous matching formal suit.  The ladies’ gift also comes with a special makeup.

At the other end of the spectrum is this flirty little empire-waisted sun dress from Trashed : the “Flutter Dress Pixie”.  Could there be anything that says ‘Spring is here’ than this? I’m showing it all hippy bafe footed but I can see dressing it up with some fancy heels and jewelry too.

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There are 33 stops in the “Pretty Handsome Hunt” and it runs all the way till April 20th so there’s plenty of time to get your hunt on!

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands and Feet + nailsSlink mesh Casual Hands and High feet and the Basic HUD
Hair – Truth – Posey
Hair – Entwined – Elinna ( We fist saw Ms Love wearing it here)
GlassesThe Vintage Touch – Red Tartan Glasses

ShoesAlyce – Mary Jane Pumps

DressThrough the Looking Glass – Little Black Dress – (1L/Pretty Handsome Hunt prize)
DressTrashed – Flutter Dress Pixie – (1L/Pretty Handsome Hunt prize)

PoseKirin – Pinwheel Pack
LocationThe Mad hatter Tea Room  and Arcadia Park

 

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