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

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

I love Christmastime!

In fact, I just love the holidays in general- the festivities, the laughter, family and yes… the shopping!

I also happen to love decorating, which is why I haven’t been available much lately, as the holidays have taken me by storm. But, with that being said, I had to stop in and spend some time decorating the home front with some of the newest, and most festive goodies currently available at the newest round of the Arcade.

By now, the majority of the sim lagging crowd has dispersed and so a smooth cab ride over will take you to some of my favorite holiday treats and items shown here, including new puppies from OMEN, classic Christmas bears by Boogers, the traditional advent calendar from Trompe Loeil and lots of amazing decor pieces from some of my favorite designers.

The Scene:

Aisling – Wood Mirror & Deco Mirror (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Boogers – Noel Bear (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
DRD – Candelabra (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Mudhoney – Mercury Glass Tree (mesh) & Twig Cone Tree (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
OMEN – Stocking Puppers RARE (mesh) & Puppy’s Xmas Tree (mesh) (modified) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Pixel Mode – Remington Fireplace (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Sari-Sari – My Old Sock (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Schadenfreude – Sleepy Deer Mouse (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Trompe Loeil – Merry Christmas Mailbox & Joy Light-Up Letters (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
What Next – Winter’s Cottage RARE (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade

#pumpkinspice

With all of the fall and harvest themed items at the Arcade, I couldn’t not continue where I left off in yesterday’s post and do something reminiscent of pumpkin and cool weather and the warm colors of fall. Growing up in the North, that is definitely what I miss most about this time of year- the change of the seasons and the excitement over a hot pumpkin spice latte while snuggling beneath layers of warm clothes. Of course, I don’t miss the snow one bit, so I have to compromise somewhere.

What are your favorite things from this time of year?

The Scene:

Ariskea – Pumpkin Batch, Branches Twig, Baby Breath w/ Doilie, Tree Stump, Cinnamon w/Acorn & Leaf, Wood Chest (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade (September 2015)
Boogers – Candy Corn Bear (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade (September 2015)
Dust Bunny & Tenshi – Snack Basket, Pumpkin Pile, Pumpkin Wagon, Pumpkin Crate, Pumpkin Stack, Potted Rowan Berries, Step Ladder (natural,) Pumpkin Planter, Pumpkin Carving (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade (September 2015)
Half-Deer – Shiba Inu Dog (what is this?) (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade (September 2015)
Pixel Mode – Fall Harvest – Clucky’s Feed, Barrel Display, Lost Art, Barn (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade (September 2015)

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)

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)

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

The Arcade – June 2014

I am having a blast with my new Arcade items, especially this new ‘Summer Treehouse’ release from Snips & Snails. Unless my memory fails me, S&S is a first timer to the Arcade and, I must say, has set the bar high for future appearances. Hopefully, we’ll be seeing a lot more from this creator in the events to come. Of course, it wouldn’t be the ultimate playground, without this huge assortment of fun decor, props and furry companions to help get the party started.

Since there are way too many things that I couldn’t not use, here is the general list of who you see in my snapshots, as well as the shopping guide for this round so you can check out all of these great designers, and more!

Items Used: (by designer)

8f8 – Ice Dreams

ASO! – Rainboots

Boogers – Bears & Box Cars

Convair – Summer Boating

Epia – Summertime Happiness

Imeka – Sweet Summer Items

Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals – Rainforest

Junk – Wannabe Boho

Lark – Magnet

Madpea – Bonsai Madness

Milk Motion – Small Bucket Bag

MishMish – Traveler Kitty

Mutresse – Garden Gnomes

Pixel Mode – La Petit Chef

Sari-Sari – Summer House

Schadenfreude – Piggie Wiggies

Snips & Snails – Summer Treehouse

Standby Inc. – Retro Zone

The Loft – Summer Time

Trompe Loeil – Vintage End Tables

Vespertine – Summer Road Trip

What Next – On the Move

Zigana – Wearable Banjos