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

Magic Woman

It’s nearing the end of the month and that means there are only a few more shopping days left to grab some of the great new releases currently out. Oneword is back with a bang after a holiday hiatus and has an awesome magic themed event going that you won’t want to miss. The Arcade is also winding down and there just so happened to be some fantastic magical inspired pieces out as well, as well as many other favorites.

Both events end on March 31st, so hurry before it’s too late!

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Clara (asia)
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head
Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Pink Hustler – 8116 (mesh) (sample) NEW RELEASE @ Oneword (Magic)
Sorbet – Robe Reveur (mesh) (galaxie) NEW RELEASE @ Oneword (Magic)
Essenz – Cape Verde (mesh) (black)

Pose by Nantra (sleight of hand) NEW RELEASE @ Oneword (Magic)

The Scene:

Apple Fall – Period Fireplace & Broom (mesh) (modified) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Birdy – Magical Menegarie – Display RARE, Griffon Stand (brown and smoke,) Phoenix Stand RARE, A Guide to Pets GIFT (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Brixley – Spring Dining Table (mesh) (wood) (modified) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Dust Bunny – Storybook Living – Black Candlestick Phone, Gramaphone, Cake Tin Planter, Suitcase Stack, Old Backpack (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Nomad – Magician’s Set, Burlesque Vendor RARE, Ventriloquist Dummy RARE (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Random Matter – Librarium – Book Stack, Rugs (blue,) Cauldrons, Bookcase RARE, Ladder, Hourglass (silver), Chair (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade

Autumn Leaves are Falling

Autumn is here! Or, nearly here if you live in the South- but nevertheless, it’s here! The September round of the Arcade marks the third anniversary of an amazing event and having been a loyal visitor to each round so far, I am so excited to see how well it’s done over the years. With the fall season kicking in, this round of the event brings with it lots of warm and inviting autumn inspired treats. Can you say #pumpkinspiceeverything? I love it!

There is something about editorial hair that I can’t get enough of. Though they’re not pieces you’ll probably wear on a regular basis, every photographer should always keep a few of them on hand and the new set from Tableau Vivant for this round feature some of the best ‘in motion’ styles I’ve seen in a while. On top of that, Lode always has some great accessories, too. Being a fan of anything that I can plop on my head to tie an outfit together made this autumn headpiece the perfect addition to to my new dress by Ricielli from Tres Chic.

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Mila 07 RARE (asia) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head
Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Ricielli – Bonnie Dress (mesh) (soft orange) NEW RELEASE @ Tres Chic
Tableau Vivant – Western Winds (mesh) (basics) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Lode – Bitter Berries Crown Head Accessory (mesh) (autumn) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Pose by Flowey
Location @ Apple Fall

Heaven is a Place on Earth

The ‘Angels’ round of Oneword ends in just a few days, so hurry over quick to grab some neat fashion, accessories and decor pieces, as shown above!

The Scene:

Brixley – White Sideboard (mesh) & Wings Chalkboard (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ Oneword
Apple Fall – Huge Fan Palm, Urne de Terra Cuite & Plaster Candles
The Loft – Wright Noir Candles
Dust Bunny – Babybreath Vase (mesh)
Lost Junction – Angel in Tears Statue (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ Oneword
Bazar – Stockholm Rug (mesh)

Goa Party

The June round of the Arcade closes in just a few days time and though I am sad to see it end, I know that I’ll have plenty of great items in my inventory to last me until the next round opens in September.

I can’t think of a better way to end this round and kick off the summer than with a party. A goa party, to be exact- inspired by the new releases from Zaara this round. If you like classic 80s, trance and living the sweet life, this is definitely a set you’ll enjoy.

The Arcade ends June 30th at midnight, so grab your taxi before it’s too late!

My Outfit:
Glam Affair – Avril (america w/freckles)
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head & Rogue Bun
Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Zaara – Morjim Bikini (mesh) (rare) & Friendship Bracelets & Retro Sunglasses (silver/blue) & Rudraksh Necklace (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade (June 2015)
Yummy – Rough Crystal Necklace (mesh) (blue) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade (June 2015)
Letis Tattoo – Inermis Little

The Scene:
Zaara – Goa Party Set (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade (June 2015)
Erratic – Drink – Tequila Sunrise (mesh)
Boogers – Sunny Bear (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade (June 2015)
Mudhoney – Gale Gacha (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade (June 2015)
Dutchie – Ashtray (mesh)
Apple Fall – Magazines (mesh)
Tartessos Arts – Smoker Set (mesh)

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)

The Home & Garden Expo 2014

I have all to do to catch my breath after my home decorating extravaganza of the past few days! After spending endless hours at the 2014 Home & Garden Expo, I parked my butt in these new Wingback Chairs by Apple Fall and decorated my new house from Culprit until I couldn’t keep my eyes open.

Granted, it’s taken me four days, but I just love the open feel of this villa (minus a few minor tweaks of my own here and there.) The rooms are huge and plentiful, the arches beautiful, the textures crisp and I love that the villa itself could be perfectly suited in a country setting, atop Mediterranean cliffs or in a rich vineyard in Tuscany. The options are endless!

If you love home and decor in Second Life, the Home and Garden Expo is undoubtedly one of the biggest events to catch over 90 of your favorite designers across nine sims. It’s also a great way to donate to such a wonderful charity as Relay for Life in Second Life.

Do visit the website too, especially if you are looking for direct landmarks!

The Home and Garden Expo runs from September 16-28.

Build:

Culprit – Villa Sirocco (mesh) (modified) NEW RELEASE @ the Home & Garden Expo 2014

Patio & Courtyard :

Trompe Loeil – Valiano Fountain (mesh) (copper), Valiano Bistro Table & Chairs (mesh) (copper)
Apple Fall – L’Oliveri, Huge Palm, Tiffany Tea Pot RARE, Lemon Tea
What Next – Amalfi String Lights (mesh) (white), Coastal Cottage Breakfast Cafetiere (mesh), Bloggers Book & Pen (mesh)
Striped Mocha – Moroccan Lantern (mesh) (copper/natural) NEW RELEASE @ The Home & Garden Expo 2014
Aria – Gretchen Vintage Rug (mesh) (cream) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Bazar – Floria Books
Tres Blah – Small Vase of Roses (mesh) (pink)
The Loft – Coffee Cup, Meid Lilacs (white), Enamel Tea Pot, Logie Baby’s Breath, Claryon Curtains (mesh) (white)

Bedroom:

Apple Fall – Annan Bed w/ Curtains & Annan Reclaimed Wardrobe, Wicker Basket, Sketchbook, Dress Form w/ Dress, Monogram Luggage Bag, Woodstock, Fashion Trunk (mesh) (classical), , Tied Books, Resting Easels, & Gilt Frame (mesh) (landscape), Pheasant Feathers, Dolly Lamp (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade & Pumpkin Clonch (mesh) (natural) NEW RELEASE @ The Home & Garden Expo
Scarlet Creative – Meribel Cabinet (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Tres Blah – Gold Mason Jar w/ Roses (mesh) & Art Supplies (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Bazar – Floria Tea Light, Floria Antique Clock, Floria Candlesticks
NotsoBad – Felip Alarm Clock (mesh) (white)
DIGS – Scriptor Word Art (mesh) (dream)
Pixel Mode – The Sewing Room – Windsor Chair (mesh) (white) & Sewing Maching RARE (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
The Loft – Frezza Baby’s Breath, Bacall Mirror (mesh) (copper)
Cheeky Pea – Garden Party Birdcage (mesh)
Zaara – Chandelier RARE (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Bathroom:

Apple Fall – Nouveau Screen, Scented Candle (jasmine), Beauty Is Picture, Ceramic Bottles,
DIGS – Delmare Slipper Bathtub (mesh) (stone)
LISP – Petals (tinted)
Bazar – Floria Bathroom Candlestick (mesh)
Floorplan – Open Heart Book (mesh)
Zaara – Antique Telephone, Colonial Sidetable (pink), Colonial Vanity RARE, Vintage Frame (15), Camelbone Box and Comb, Kohl Tikka Pots, Silver Jewelry Box & Colonial Vanity Stool (mesh) (ivory/gold) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
The Loft – Bennet Magnolia Vase, Oriana Basket of Towels, Devon Mirror (mesh) (antique copper) Group Gift
Dutchie – Cotton Robe (mesh), Dropped Dress (mesh)

Living Room:

Apple Fall – Design Books (mesh), Wingback Chair 4 (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Home & Garden Expo
The Loft – Bennet Chaise (mesh) (offwhite), Roxy Square Vintage Sack Pillow, Wright Noir Candles, Pillow Holder (mesh) (beech)
Bazar – Dining Room Plant (mesh)
Trompe Loeil – Curio Table (mesh) (poplar)
ReBourne – Antique Table Round (mesh)

Dining Room:

Apple Fall – Cat Art, Fairfax Sideboard, Urne de Terra Cuite, Stature Fireplace RARE, Edi’s Lamp (mesh) (wicker), Wheelback Chair (mesh) (country) NEW RELEASE @ The Home & Garden Expo
The Loft – Punch Bowl of Flowers, Alders Mirror, Neo Mirror, Roxy Pillows, Bailey Dining Table