Happy Easter

There are only a couple of more shopping days left to grab some gacha goodies at the Arcade! Grab your taxi here and load up on lots of spring inspired creations!

The Scene:

Anhelo – Camping Go Go – Instant Camera NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Aria – Solace Collection – Decorative Pillows NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Ariskea – Versailles – Letters & Hat Box and Pearl NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Half Deer – Beagle Puppies – Sweet Dreams NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Kite – Russian Blues – Cuddling NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Moss & Mink – Cake and Lace – Floral Vase & Blossom Cupcake NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
the Plastik – Sweet Meese – Leaf Mouse & Balloon Mouse NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Trompe Loeil – Emmeline Loungers – Bouquet NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Go! – Bunny Family/Soul and Bebop & (Haruko/Crocus (tinted) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade

Chic Angel

The Arcade is back and it’s a spring fling of new gachas at the current round of our favorite gacha event- sponsored by Addams, CerberusXing, Empire, Jian, RH Design and Salt & Pepper.

A third full-region shopping sim has also landed down on the grid, making accessibility to the usually packed event so much easier!

The Arcade
The Arcade 2
The Arcade 3

As always, the Arcade runs from March 1st – March 31st, so you’ve still got quite a bit of shopping time left to hoard and trade all of your favorites!

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Chloe Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Adley Skin (america) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Empire – Diamond Bra, Bra Addon, Panty, Tiara, Bellychain NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Lamb – Ocean Bed (dark blonde pack) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Addams – Cecilia Tall Boots (white) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Spellbound – Spooky Salon (heavy metal light) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Blueberry – Iconic Doll Wings (silver) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade

The Scene:

Reign – Chanel’s Closet RARE NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
The Loft – Soft & Subtle – Chandelier, Chaise RARE, Ruffled Pillow, Blanket, Flouncy Rug NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Aria – Serendipity Throw & Throw Pillow NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade

Pose by Kiss Me Poses (bento/erotic)

Happy Holidays

The Scene:

22769 – My Little Cottage – Sloppy Cottage Rug & Tree Topper Gold RARE NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade & Tannenbaum
Aria – Nicola Pine Garland NEW RELEASE @ Tannenbaum
Ariskea – Winter in Canada – Green Wreath & Cappucino and Fruitcake NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Bee Designs – Christmas Ornaments Gold Baubles, Red Baubles, Garland & Twinkling Lights RARE NEW RELEASES @ Tannenbaum
Botanical – Green Douglas Fir Christmas Tree NEW RELEASE @ Tannenbaum
Boogers – Grurfernder Berr NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Brixley – Cozy Cottage Skybox NEW RELEASE @ Tannenbaum
Can’t Even – Bauble Xmas Tree (red/green) NEW RELEASE @ Tannenbaum
Fancy Decor – Menorah (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Tannenbaum
Hive – Noel Tin Train & Cinnamon Stick Candle NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade & Tannenbaum
Jian – Holiday Huskies – Stocking Pupper (stitched) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Kalopsia – Bunny Foofoo & Deer Pull Along Toy NEW RELEASE @ Tannenbaum
Mon Cheri – Deer Figurine & Pillow Set NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Mutresse – Confused Dalmation Puppy NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Nefarious Inventions – Tree Skirt NEW RELEASE @ Tannenbaum
Sayo – Quilted Tile Fireplace NEW RELEASE @ Tannenbaum
Trompe Loeil – Advent Calendar – Christmas Pillow Pile & Sack of Presents NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
What Next – Christmas Gift Boxes NEW RELEASES @ the Mainstore

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

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

Mayfair

Apple Fall has this amazing ‘Mayfair’ set out for the current round of the Arcade. Like his last ‘Paris’ set, I am loving the soft, vintage feel of the pieces that go beautifully with the oh-so coveted RARE Skybox. God only knows I had to play away my firstborn just to get it. But, it is so worth it! The Mayfair Skybox has three rooms off the main hallway- bathroom, bedroom and general living space. The textures are a little worn, a little vintage and super chic.

I finished furnishing my new bedroom with some more amazing pieces from the Arcade, including items from Second Spaces, Tres Blah and Pixel Mode. Really, if you haven’t managed to get in yet- keep trying! You can also cam-shop from the nearby Gatcha Galley sim as well!

I am also decked out new hair from Exile (for the Arcade!) and this new lazy Sunday inspired panty and tank set from Valentina E. Couture for the September round of fameshed. I thought it was a perfect match to lounge around the Mayfair suite. I love that it even comes with a robe that opens and closes with a simple chat command. Mesh is getting better and better every day.

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Romy (america)
Loudmouth – Alli Mesh Lips
Valentina E. Couture – Sunday Undies & Robe Set (mesh) (lilac) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Exile – Dancing on my own (mesh) (mink) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
SLink – Mesh Hands & Flat Feet

The Scene:

Apple Fall – Mayfair Collection (mesh) (full set) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
ANC – Drink & Pillow (mesh) (polar) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Aria – Gretchen Vintage Rug (mesh) (cream,) Sphere Sculptures (mesh) (chrome) & Peonies in a vase (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Fashionably Dead – Posed Cats (mesh) (02) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Ispachi – Breakfast Tray & Picture Frame (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Pixel Mode – Windsor Chair (mesh) (white) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Second Spaces – Old Sewing Patterns, Old Milk Glass Vases, Old Window Frames (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Tres Blah – Silver Mason Jar w/ Roses, Outfits Form RARE (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Zaara – Chandelier RARE & Silver Jewelry Box (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Pose by :: momentum :: (sex appeal pose pack)

The Arcade – September 2014

It’s so hard to believe that September is here and that fall is pretty much around the corner. Though the weather hasn’t started cooling off yet, it’s safe to say that fall is definitely among us, what with all the buzzing about the September (fall) round of the Arcade. With the big birthday round and the Arcade turning two this month, the designers that have been invited to participate have really knocked our socks off with some great new releases.

Though there weren’t as many apparel related items as I would have liked to see, I am nevertheless thrilled by the items up for grabs. One of my favorites this round, is the La Petite Joie Cafe Collection from 8f8. The build of the cafe itself is stunning. Warm, rich wood, amazing shadows and crisp textures. I especially love the skylight and how all of the windows can change between two version with just a click.

I spent two days decorating in and around my new cafe with some more of my favorite Arcade pieces. Well, as many as I could fit into one setting, that is. I even managed to squeeze in a few non-Arcade items as well, like this new release long modern sideboard from Molichino. With this being Aurelia’s first foray into furnishings, I must say I am suitably impressed by it and can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

The Scene:

8f8 – La Petite Joie Cafe Collection (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Seven Emporium – Giddy Up Sign RARE, No Smoking Sign, Checker Table and Set, Radio 1A579-A and Tossed Dice (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Aria – Gretchen Rugs (fade to black) (golden teal) (cream,) Peonies in a vase, Side Table, Armless Chair RARE, Small Cloche with a pinecone & Wooden Vase Pair (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Boogers – Fly Away, Punkin, Bearchie RARE (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Consignment – Bike Planter (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Fashionably Dead – Cats 2, 16 RARE (mesh) (texture change) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Half-Deer – Kerfluffle Sheep in Hot Cocoa RARE, Chai Latte, Writer & Autumn Love (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Ispachi – Sleeping Puppy in Basket RARE (mesh) & Flipflops (mes) (blue) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Junk – Memory Collector RARE, Keyhole Clock (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
MishMish – Aries, Capricorn, Leo (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Pure Poison – Tammy Boots (mesh) (brown) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Sorgo – Tarot Cards (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Tarte – Books and Tea (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Vespertine – Leaf Herbarium Book (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Zaara – Antique Telephone, Vintage Frames, Camelbone Box and Comb (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Zigana – Stacked Envelopes, Door Deco (mesh) (mixed) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods
Fanatik – Lisbon Roads
Molichino – Long Modern Sideboard (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Mainstore
Artilleri – Autumn Leaves Groundcover

Home Sweet Home

I’ve finally got my dream sim all finished! So it only took three months- who’s counting, right? There is just too much to post all at once, so I decided to share the best part – the house!

I just love decorating and landscaping and spending hours browsing just about everything and anything that can be packed into a house. I would say that my style typically leans towards a vintage/classic and shabby chic look, with lots of light and lots of water! <3

What are your styles and preferences when decorating? I am all ears for others’ inworld homes and sims, so don’t be afraid to share what you’ve come up with!

Location – Pacifico Norte sim

Design Credit for the bathroom goes to Neva Crystall

Picture Set 1:

Bazar – White Beach Cottage (modified,) Floor Pillows
DIGS – Delaney Couch & Armchairs (ivory,) Scriptor Word Art
Trompe Loeil – NYC66 Artichoke Lamp (pearl,) Mendoza Cabinet (white/silver), Curio Table (poplar empty)
{what next} – Charlotte Floor Lamp, Charlotte Coffee Table (summer,) Charlotte Lantern (white,) Summer House Window Seat (modified)
the Loft – Punch Bowl Flowers, Roxanne Vases, Morgan Vase, Wright Noir Candles, Strapped Sphere, Frame Mount, Coffee Cup, Pussy Willow, Tribeca Wall Frame, SL Bus Scroll (modified,) Books and Apples, Antler Candle, Pot Deco, Table Fan Mini, Chalkboard, Wareham Kitchen Accessories
Izzie’s – Sculpted Rug (white)
floorplan – Driftwood Clock Gatcha (plain,) the Great Gatsby Novel, Jane Eyre Novel, Pride & Prejudice Manuscript
Abiss – Dolly Chich Night Table Lamp
[Ink] – Damage Curtain, Plain Curtain
BananaN – Books w/ AO
Elilka Sieyes – Pile of Newspapers
Dutchie – Silver Box, Notebook, Espresso
Mudhoney – White Picture Frames (modified)
[ARIA] – Marea Driftwood and Shells, Bridget Vase with Marigolds
POST – Calla Lillies
Awesome Blossom – Antique Fishbowl
Boom Boom Punky! – Seashell Collection
LAQ Decor – Dinner Table (white)
Y’s House – Vintage Flashlight (white)
Art Dummy! – Seaglass Bottles w/ Candles (clear)
LISP – Coffee Pot, Bistro Clock, Lemons, Mathilde Ceiling Light, Vine Scales
XED Design – Yellow Tulips in White Jug
La Galleria – Dinner Party Kitchen w/ Accessories (modified)
Artilleri – Lopolito Radio (white)
Teawood – Morning Coffee Set

Picture Set 2:

Bazar – White Beach Cottage (modified,) Open Book
Dutchie – Summer Bed Bondage II, Robe, Antique Bathroom Closet, Dropped Dress
Mudhoney – Love Is All You Need Poster (modified), Great Day Poster (modified) White Frames (modified)
Abiss – Dolly Chic Table Lamp, Dolly Chic Night Stand, Dolly Chic Vase (white iris)
Izzie’s – Sculpted Rug (white,) Sculpted Rug (stripes)
Apple Fall – Evelyn Throw Cushions (white,) AIR Notebook, Magazines, Cinema Letters
The Loft – Wright Noir Orchid Buds, Wright Noir Candles, Strapped Sphere, Frame Mount, Round Cage Candle, Logie Tulips, White Books, Coffee Cup, Punch Bowl Flowers, Books and Apples, Roxanne Vases, Morgan Pedestal, Bailey Bathroom Supplies, Oriana Basket of Towels
La Galleria – White Pitcher w/ Tulips (modified)
{what next} – Charlotte Floor Lanterns (white)
LISP – Lullaby Shell Vase, Petal and Candle Tray, Rose Petals
Boom Boom Punky! – Seashell Collection
NODE+ – Tableau Picture (modified)
Trompe Loeil – Curio Table (poplar empty)
Art Dummy! – Stacked Cups and Strawberries
LAQ Decor – White Armchair with Blanket
Turnip’s Homes and Stuff – Tea House Tablecloth (modifed)
Tartesso Arts – Photostudio Magazines
DIGS – Delmare Slipper Bathtub (white)
[ARIA] – Lola Leafy Plant
NOTsoBAD – Felip Alarm Clock, Cosmetic Set
Y’s House – Vintage Hall Tree
iTutu – Small Wooden Stool (white)
Zigana – Weathered Mirror
floorplan – Pride & Prejudice Manuscript
[Ink] – Damage Curtain, Plain Curtain
Zooby – Ultimate White Cat

Picture Set 3:

Bazar – White Beach Cottage (modified)
{what next} – Novelle Office Set, Bloggers Memo Board, Blog Desk Print, Charlotte Floor Lanterns (white,) Marin Porch Light
Apple Fall – AIR Notebook, Junkyard Door (Hepburn,) Cinema Letters, Vogue Frame (modified)
Dutchie – Fashion Magazines, Espresso, Rocking Chair (light,) Porch Bench (light)
the Loft – Tribeca Desk, Bailey Chair, Frame Mount, Wright Noir Candles, Pussy Willow, Tribeca Entertainment Center (white)
Izzie’s – Sculpted Rug (white,) Sculpted Rug (stripes)
[ARIA] – Cleo Deco Paper and Pen, Yarina Deco Books Pile
PILOT – Check Mate White
Mudhoney – White Frames (modified)
Fluid Furniture – Large Vintage Mirror
Tartesso Arts – Photostudio Camera and Lens
Abiss – Dolly Chic Table Lamp
Boom Boom Punky! – Seashell Collection
BananaN – Books w/ AO
[Ink] – Damage Curtain, Plain Curtain
iTutu – Garden Accessories & Plants
Y’s House – Display Baskets, Step Ladder (white)