by Alphaville Herald on 04/01/09 at 8:21 pm
by Prince Plutonian
"Art Deco Utopian Gardens embody what the word utopian stands for."
Thoseare the words Alexia Speizer uses to describe her own slice of the SLpie. Looking around, you can certainly see why she'd say that. Being inthe Gardens, I instantly felt at ease, a little more relaxed. From thetrees to the flowers, the waterfalls to the art sculptures (manyprovided by different artists). The entire place is geared towardscouples with many events to come in the future. The inspiration for theGardens stem from Alexia's belief in taoism, though the sim welcomespeople of all and any belief.
Therelationship between yin and yang is often described in terms ofsunlight playing over a mountain and in the valley. Yin (literally the'shady place' or 'north slope') is the dark area occluded by themountain's bulk, while yang (literally the 'sunny place' or 'southslope') is the brightly lit portion. As the sun moves across the sky,yin and yang gradually trade places with each other, revealing what wasobscured and obscuring what was revealed. Yin is usually characterizedas slow, soft, insubstantial, diffuse, cold, wet, and tranquil. It isgenerally associated with the feminine, birth and generation, and withthe night. Yang, by contrast, is characterized as hard, fast, solid,dry, focused, hot, and aggressive. It is associated with masculinityand daytime. Yin and yang are complementary opposites within a greaterwhole. Everything has both yin and yang aspects, which constantlyinteract, never existing in absolute stasis.
As itstands, Art Deco Utopian Gardens is still in its early stages, withmodifications being made every day, but already I can begin to seeeverything taking shape. There are picnic areas, a bistro area, a partyarea, and you can even slide down a waterslide… you know, if you feellike it! In the main office you'll find artwork by Alexia herself,which is all for sale, as well as a shopping area. Not only that, butthere's also apartments for rent, which all come fully furnished, withbeautiful views.
Think that's it?
Not quite. There's alsosomething pretty nifty called a Paradise Blanket. This is essentiallyyour key to paradise. Sit on the blanket and whisk your special someoneup to the sky, where you will find places that include honeymoonsuites, wedding chapel, skating, playground, dungeon, springtime scene,New York apartment living, and more… all rezzed with the click of abutton after you sit on the blanket. So after you've wined and dinedyour date, you can literally take them to the heavens for a nightthey'll never forget.
LikeI said before, Utopian Gardens is aimed at couples, whether you've beentogether for a long time, or just starting out… it really is a greatplace to visit with someone you truly care about. But more than that,it's just a relaxing place to visit (and to live), and I woulddefinitely recommend it to anyone, even if you feel like just a walkthrough the gardens.