Christmas Countdown

Christmas is almost here and I am so excited! It’s my favorite holiday and seriously, I’ve been planning the festivities since like, June. I don’t do too much decorating in SL for Christmas, simply because  it comes and goes so fast that by the time I get around to finishing a project, it’s time to tear it down again. But, I do love hoarding everything Christmas. And winter. And holidays. No wonder my inventory is so big.

Nevertheless, it’s that time of year and with designers releasing their wares and events such as Tannenbaum and the Arcade introducing their seasonal rounds, there is stuff everywhere!

I’ve played around with yet another tablescape for Christmas. What can I say? It’s a hobby! I’ve been in love with this new French Dining Set from Moss & Mink since it came out and I knew instantly that I wanted to do something elegant for the holidays. The table and chairs both include a hud to change the textures and patterns. In my mind, I pictured something with lots of white and gold, but then I saw this floral pattern for the chairs with blues, greens and reds and that idea went out the window.

My prized decor from What Next and goodies from the up and coming December round of the Arcade round out my holiday dining room and Christmas Feast!

The Scene:

Apple Fall – Stature Fireplace/Rare & Autumn Place Setting (modified)
Bazar – Forest Candles
Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Chocolate Mousse & Antipasto Marble Platter NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Disorderly – Fancy Glam – Oversized Deer (gold) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Dust Bunny – Harvest Feast Food Set
Glam Affair – Christmas Candles
Moss & Mink – French Dining Set (w/hud)
Pixel Mode – Long Drape (sheer/white)
Sese – Winter Ice Rink/Wreath NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
The Loft – Angkor Place Setting (modified)
Trompe Loeil – 2018 Advent Calendar Collection (some items modified) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
What Next – Diamonds Rug (natural) & House Plants Set/Rubber Tree & Eucalyptus & Country Kitchen Apple PIe
Zaara – Chandelier/Rare

Feast Your Eyes

I always find it funny how on a regular basis, I am notorious for never finishing a decorating project around my sim, yet bring in some themed goodies or all hail the holiday season and I am all a buzz with activity and inspiration. Go figure, right?

All of these new harvest and Fall inspired releases have made me a decorating fiend and anyone who’s ever seen my Pinterest account knows I am a sucker for tablescapes. Not only has the Arcade provided a grab bag full of Fall fun, but Apple Fall has released his new Anashara dining set (a couple of pieces shown above) and What Next has started whipping up some beautiful new Fall decor!

What is your most favorite part about decorating for the holiday seasons?

Love Cara

The Scene:

22769 – Ivy Wreath & Potted Monstera & Round Hemp Rug & Porcelain Pitcher NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
220ML – Candy Sweet Shop – Chocolate Cupcake NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Apple Fall – Hampton Outdoor Fireplace & Apple Sprig/Branch & Mini Pumpkins & Woodland Deer (brass)
Apple May Designs – Apple Fruit Bowl & Harvest Cake (vanilla) & Harvest Candle Decor NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Bazar – Wine Bottles & Forest Candles & Forest Place Setting (napkin only)
ChicChica – Petit Four #5, #10, #16 NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Disorderly – Falling for Desserts – Apple Crisp & Pumpkin Parfait & Apple Cake NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Dust Bunny – Pumpkin Stack & Autumn Place Setting & Pumpkin Centerpiece & Wanderlust Bread Basket & Berry Cake & Wine Bottles & Candle Cup
Granola – Maggie’s Bell Decor/Reward & Pinecones and Acorns NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Pixel Mode – Vintage Chef – Salt & Pepper NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
What Next – ‘I Love Fall’ Blocks & Harvest Wall Decor & Starry Pumpkins & Harvest Wheat Vase (tinted) NEW RELEASES @ the Mainstore

His Spa

The Arcade has arrived and brought with it lots of new gacha goodies from over 100 designers. Everything from decor, apparel, fashion and accessories can be won and traded until the 30th of this month. There’s plenty of time left, so stop by the Arcade or one of the sister sims for some no-wait shopping!

The Scene:

22769 – Gaslight, Pipe and Ashtray, Boxtree in Bucket (metal) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Apple Fall – Apothecary Cabinet
Artisan Fancy – Capturado Scrollwork
Big Bully – Mid Century Minimal – Rug, Partition NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Blue Sky – Brighton Cactus C, Console Decor NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
David Heather – His Chair NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Fancy Decor – Dover Lamp NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Kunst – Weston End Table
Pixel Mode – Ansley Bathtub RARE, Bath Clutter NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade

Country Road

My Outfit:

Genesis Lab – Kenna Mesh Head (cream)
Pixicat – Vintage Skirt (flower nr2) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Tres Blah – Bella Tank Top (nude)
Moon Hair – Reasons (blondes) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Yummy – Mixed Flower Crown (pinks) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Ingenue – Marlene Oxford (ivory) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Sleepy Eddy – Boston Glasses (white) (tinted) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade

The Scene:

Bueno – Suitcases/Floral/Dottie/Stamped NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Garbaggio – Travel Bag Decor (rose) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Hive – The Old Barn RARE NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Jian – Lively Labs – White Held Pup NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Pixel Mode – Fall Harvest Fence

Live that Fantasy

More new releases!

Lots of goodies still from the Arcade, as well as Kenna, a lovely new mesh head by Genesis Lab- the latest group gift!

Just Because has also released this super sexy new bikini for faMESHed and as the summer begins to wind down for some, it’s a perfect last minute addition to your wardrobe!

Glamistry has also released some new shoes lately- new Hibiscus heels, and there are also new dress shoes for men at the mainstore! Don’t miss out!

My Outfit:

Genesis Lab – Kenna Mesh Head (cream) NEW Group Gift @ the Mainstore
Just Because – Olivia Bikini (mesh) (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Exile – Hot or Cold – Hot Hair (mesh) (naturals) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Black Bantam – Beaded Pearl Necklace (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Birdy – Fur Coat (mesh) (white) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Glamistry – Hibiscus Heels (mesh) (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore

The Scene:

Ariskea – Patisserie – Vase Flower (modified) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Birdy – Boudoir – Chaise Lounge, Rug White, Fireplace, Divider Screen NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Black Bantam – Shell Chair (smoke) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
David Heather – Pearl Clutch, Pearl Phone/Dusty Rose, Blinged Out Skull NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Half-Deer – Magical Curiosities – Love Potion NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Mon Cheri – Night Essentials – Beauty Clutter (pink/RARE) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Pixel Mode – The Nook – Crystal Candle Holder (tinted) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Tarte – Floor Cushion (mesh) (ivory) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Tres Blah – Golden Cage – Canvas Art NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Yummy – Carolyn Crown – Diamond Ring (modified) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade

Aloha

In just a few short hours the Arcade will open and it is pretty much guaranteed to be packed for the first few days, if not the next week. If you can’t get in the first day, do keep on trying because the lot this round is well worth the wait!

Also opening this month is the Tropical Summer Fair. It runs from June 3-17th and will feature just about anything related to summer, high temperatures and the wonderful warmth of the season.

I am wearing some tropical island inspired pieces to go with my new decor from Ariskea, for the Arcade. The bodysuit is by LaPerla and is actually an applier that comes in seven patterns/textures and works with both the Maitreya and Belleza bodies. It is also Omega compatible. I also love this new headpiece from Astralia. The colors are so vibrant and the flowers/bird really grasp the tropical theme of the event.

TSF2016-Poster-SPONSOR

My Outfit:

Genesis Lab – Melissa Mesh Head (cream)
LeLutka – Clarice Hair (mesh) (range) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
La Perla – Summer Bodysuit (applier) (tropical florest) NEW RELEASE @ Tropical Summer Fair
Izzie’s – Tropical Jewelry Set (mesh) (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Tropical Summer Fair
Astralia – Aloha Headpiece (mesh) (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Tropical Summer Fair
Tentacio – Relaxation Vacation – Radio 01 (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Veechi -Lush Tropic Shadow (applier) NEW RELEASE @ Tropical Summer Fair

The Scene:

Ariskea – Paradise – Hut RARE, Hanger Chair, Fiber Rug, Sheer Curtain, Tropical Plant, Mirror, Tropical Drinks (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Amala – The Guitar (brown) (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
YS&YS – Memories Plant 03 (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Mudhoney – Piper Daybed (colorful), Piper Urn & Piper Table (gold) (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Le Primitif – Hanging Hat (mesh) (wool) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Pixel Mode – Anahata – Floor Candles, Magazine (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade

And to All a Good Night

Merry Christmas, everyone!

The Scene:

Ariskea – Rose Vase Ivoire & Le Tapis & Les Mains (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Dust Bunny – Periwinkle Cottage RARE & Rag Wreath & White Rose Pitcher & Robin Nest (natural) & Pom Pom Blanket & Porcelain Deer & Beaded Lamp & Shortbread Cookies & Braided Rug (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Lark – Candle Making (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Nomad – Gustavian End Table (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Pixel Mode – Pinecone Candle (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Plaaka – Pencil House Curtain Open (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Razzberry Inc – Lighted Branches (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Scarlet Creative – Campbell Bed & Campbell Bench (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Second Spaces – Travel Necessities & Room Service (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Tarte – Twig Snowflake & Barstool (painted) & Watercolor Frame (deer) (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Vespertine – Wooden Fireplace (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade