Colonna Coffee

Winter Thorn from What Next has released an amazing new coffee station for Fifty Linden Fridays. I don’t typically blog things I get from FLF, simply because I can never make the few hour deadline by the time I get off work, but when I finished setting up the station in my makeshift living room, I couldn’t resist.

The set comes with sideboard, accessories and texture change frame. The interactive coffee machine comes in six colors, though sold separately. Everything together is not only a steal for 100L, but the set is only 8LI.

The Scene:

What Next – Colonna Coffee Station – Sideboard, Decor & Coffee Machine (white) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore (for FLF)
8f8 – Toscana Curtains
Amala – Antique Jug of Glowers (white) (modified)
Apple Fall – Cotton Cluster, Neva’s Fresh Apple Pie, Straw Broom, Milk Urn w/ Wild Geraniums, Oxford Wingback Chair (solids)
Dust Bunny – Firewood Basket, Sunday Newspaper, Blanket Ladder, Belted Pillows, Blanket Stool, Braided Rug

Afternoon Delight

Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take ya
Bermuda, Bahama,
come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego,
baby why don’t we go…

Boy, am I still wishing I was on vacation! Even though I have the day off, the rest of me is already groaning about having to go back to work. It definitely takes at least a week to get back into the right mindset after a week off, so I am using the best parts of the afternoon to relax, jamming to the Beach Boys and wearing this cute tassle-kini from Foxes and lovely heels from Glamistry.

The bikini is from last months round of the Luxe Box, with registration ending in just two short days in order to receive your July package! Remember, you can still purchase them inworld if you miss a month, but it’s going to cost you that additional L$500, so hurry and sign on up before it’s too late!

I’ve also been redoing my sim… again. And, even though I typically start a new theme before I finish setting up the current one (much to Petey’s dismay) I still enjoy snapping pictures all over the place. Despite living in Florida, I am currently enjoying the tropical flavor in SL as well!

My Outfit:

Genesis Lab – Summer Mesh Head (cream)
Foxes – Tassle Kini (mesh) (w/hud) for Luxe Box (June 2016)
Glamistry – Anemuna Heels (mesh) (w/hud)
Moon Hair – Obedear (mesh) (variety) for the Pulse Fundraiser

The Scene:

The Loft – Norma Lounger Bed (mesh) & Backyard Theatre Candles & Antilles Hat Basket & Linen Trim Rug (mesh) (beige)
8f8 – Bali Parasol (mesh)
Trompe Loeil – Valiano Bistro Table (mesh)
Bazar – Crete Succulents (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Kunst – Malbec Wine Bottle (mesh)
Dust Bunny – Getaway Basket & Flip Flops & Beach Towel Tote/Tribal (mesh)
Aria – Potted Cactus

Arcade Nation

It’s 2016. It’s March. And it’s that time. Another round of the Arcade! March and June are definitely my favorite rounds, because I love spring and summer and all of the amazing creations that come out to celebrate these seasons.

I also love whimsical, and there is definitely a lot of that going on this round, including stunning pieces from anc, 8f8 and half-deer, as shown here.

Also one of the best parts of this round, is the addition of a third shopping sim! Not only is there the original Arcade sim and Gacha Galley, but ‘The Arcade 2’ is also available as an exact replica to the original, which allows for a  greater chance of getting in early. And we all know how that can be…

As always, the Arcade Photography contest also begins and features some squeal-worthy prizes for the winners, all of which can be seen here. Good luck to all who enter!

The Scene:

Anc – Happy End Park – Merry Go Round Gazebo RARE, Teacup Rides (pink, white, tiffany,) Garden Parasol (white,) Pennant Garland (white & pink,) Chicks (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
8f8 – New Beginnings – Geese (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Half-Deer – Unicorn Story – Lazy Day (mesh) (pure) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Private Picnic

I was randomly browsing the Marketplace, as I am wont to do at times, when I stumbled across this adorable ‘Pork Pie’ hat. I immediately grabbed one for both Peter and I and somehow, we managed to come up with similar outfits to show it off. He even managed to drag me shopping, of all things! It’s a break-through, I’m telling you!

Peter also happened across this ‘IDK’ event that I’ve never heard of before, but has some really great items, including these shorts by Addams. This is one designer I have never worn before, but I am definitely going to be coming back for more. I am loving both the textures and designs!

Also new is this backless (and super adorable! t-shirt from ANE and weekender bag with fun postcard print from Izzie, both for the newest round of the Liaison Collaborative! TLC also has a new build as well, by Apple Fall, so be sure to check it out! It’s stunning!

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Lara (america)
Clawtooth – In Bloom (mesh) (essential pack) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Addams – Short Pants (mesh) (blue) NEW RELEASE @ IDK
ANE – Bon Voyage Barcelona Top (mesh) (plain) NEW RELEASE @ The Liasion Collaborative
Izzie’s – Weekender (mesh) (postcard) NEW RELEASE @ The Liaison Collaborative
Candy Doll – Krissy Flats (mesh) (chocolate) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Redgrave – Aviators (mesh)
JfL – Pork Pie Hat (mesh) (canvas natural)

Peter’s Outfit:

The Mesh Project – Mesh Head & Bleu Skin
Addams – Work Out Biker Jacket (mesh) (light brown) NEW RELEASE @ The Men’s Department
Bueno – Lexicon Denim Jeans (mesh) (bleu)
FATEwear – Harry Scarf (mesh) (tundra)
Rebellion – Enforcer Aviators (mesh)
Argrace – Hayate (mesh) (dark browns)
JfL – Pork Pie Hat (mesh) (canvas natural)

The Scene:

Vespertine – Picnic Blanket (mesh) (red plaid) & Baguette Snack (mesh) & Fruit Treats (mesh)
Cheeky Pea – Sara Picnic Basket (mesh) (cloud)
Boogers – Michael Bear (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade (March 2015)
8f8 – Primavera in Toscana (mesh) (gourmet set) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade (March 2015)

Cozy Winter Evenings

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Romy (america)
Erratic – Hazel Oversized Sweater RARE (mesh) & Eva Holiday Socks (mesh) (reindeer-flat) & Cwe Shawl (mesh) (white/tinted) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Olive – Melody Hair (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Kawaii Project
SLink – Mesh Hands

The Scene:

8f8 – Granny’s Winter Cottage – Carpet (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Dustbunny – The Dreamers Cottage RARE (mesh) & Christmas Tree RARE (mesh) & Box of Ornaments (mesh) & Cookies & Cocoa (mesh) (modified) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Erratic – Cushions (mesh) & Open Book (mesh) & Carrot Cake (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
The Loft – Bennet Chaise (mesh) (offwhite)
Ispachi – Paws & Claws RARE (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Mudhoney – Shabby Giftboxes (mesh) & Candle Plate (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Tarte – Repurposed Collection – Worn Stool (mesh) (wood) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade

So This Is Christmas

It’s pretty easy to tell how much I love Christmas, so I am loving all of the new goodies from both the Arcade and Molichino. With that being said, Aurelia Chaveau has some gorgeous new pieces out for the Avi Choice Awards, which will premiere December 13th, at 2pm SLT.

You can grab this new top and maxi skirt at the Avi’s Choice Fair (December 3rd-20th,) but also don’t forget to vote!

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Romy (america)
Molichino– Winter Maxi (mesh) (red&white holidays) & Ossul Top (mesh) (red) NEW RELEASES @ Avi Choice Holiday Fair
R.icielli – Margot Belt (black)
Edelweiss – Santa Hat 03 (mesh)
Birdy/Foxes – Woodland Wonderland Fur Muff (mesh) (white RARE) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade (December)
Liquence – F2 (mesh) (genetics)
SLink – Mesh Hands

Props:

Remarkable Oblivion – Holiday Spirit Lantern (mesh) (rusty) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade (December)
8F8 – Granny’s Winter Cottage RARE (mesh) & Horsey Toy (mesh) & Cushions Set (mesh) & Carpet (mesh) & Curtain (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade (December)
ASO! – Merry Christmas (mesh) (color RARE) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade (December)
BCC – My Prince Nutcracker (mesh) (red RARE) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade (December)
Mudhoney – Bulb Garland (mesh) & Leaf Giftbox 2 (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade (December)
Pilot – Town Christmas Tree RARE (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade (December)
Snips&Snails – Holiday Pals – Blue & Sticky (mesh) & Nori the Kitten (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade (December)

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

As promised, more views of Arcade awesomeness, featuring some of my absolute favorite designers throughout this and previous rounds of the event!

The Awesomeness:

8f8 – Granny’s Cottage – RARE, Bench, Fire Wood, Picket Fence & Icicles (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade (December)
Aisling – Zoe/Box (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade (December)
Apple Fall – Mistletoe (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade (December)
ASO – Wreath (green) (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade (December)
Dustbunny – The Dreamer’s Cottage – RARE, Lumberjacks Table & Vintage Step Ladder (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade (December)
Ispachi – Reindeer, Paws & Claws – RARE, Snowy Owls, Artic Foxes & Huskies (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade (December)
Miamai – Work for Freezer Space (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade (December)
Pilot – Town Hall (mesh) (modified), Town Christmas Tree – RARE (mesh) (modified), Lamp w/ Wreath (mesh) (modified), Snowman 1 (mesh) (modified) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade (December)
Pizza’s – Holly Jolly Sleepy Sled – RARE (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade (December)
Studio Skye – Enchanted Forest (mesh) (winter edition)