Winding Down

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and that Santa was good to you all!

If not, and you are in the position to hand out a few last minute gifts, the Arcade runs for just three more days, so you have a small window left to grab some great holiday and winter inspired goodies. I have had a blast this round, using all of my new finds to create some pretty scenes and I know that I, for one, can’t wait until the spring edition opens!

Glamistry seems to also be in the giving spirit, with some new offers hitting the table in the past week and in more weeks to come! Check it out:

Purchase any single color for Parrasana heels and receive 3 more colors absolutely for FREE!

Here’s how it works:
1. Purchase any single color for Parrasana heels. Be it marketplace, mainstore or your Parrasana’s HUD – doesn’t matter, all will do.
2. Open http://promo.glamistry.com and use the following promo code: YSOKGS
3. System will randomly choose 3 colors which you do not own yet and will add them to your HUD for FREE!

Offer ends in Jan 03th 00:00AM SLT!

Inworld store: http://bit.ly/GlamistrySL
Marketplace: http://bit.ly/ParrasanaMP

The Scene:

Glamistry – Parrasana Heels (mesh) (black)
Enfant Terrible – L’odeur du cuir Bracelet (mesh) (black) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Scarlet Creative – Campbell House (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Jammin – Scholar’s Chair RARE (mesh) & Book Stacks & Open Book (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Garbaggio – Fabric Pile (mesh) (black& gray) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Fashionably Dead – CatCam 9000 (mesh) & Morning Essentials (mesh) (black) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Howl – Book Barrell (mesh) & Empty Barrell (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

Because the Night

Check out some more gorgeous stuff from the Arcade, and these amazing high heels from Glamistry, which are now available on the Marketplace! Single colors are a steal at $L379 each, or you can grab the 12-color fatpack for a whopping $L997!

My Outfit:
Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
SLink – Hands & High Feet
Glamistry – Echium Heels (mesh) (w/hud) NEW RELEASEthe Mainstore

The Scene:
Scarlet Creative – Rustic Barn (mesh) (rare) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade (June 2015)
Erratic – Lorraine Bed (mesh) (rare) & magazine/newspaper & clothing clutter – woman/mens (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade (June 2015)
David Heather – Dress Hat (mesh) & Cameo Bag (sienna) & Ballerina Music Box (rare) (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade (June 2015)
Nomad – Amore Love Letters (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade (June 2015)
Tres Blah – Round Bottle (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade (June 2015)

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

Scarlet Creative @ The Arcade

Just one more day and the Arcade [June Edition] opens to the public! SLers are going to be thrilled with the gachas for this round, I guarantee it! And, if you’re anything like me, you’ll spend a very large fortune on one machine before you realize that you should probably wait to trade via the Arcade Group. But, don’t let that stop you from trying to collect them all, because with over 95+ gachas, there is definitely something for everyone! With the Shopping Guide floating around, what do you think your favorites will be?

I decided to start with another home decor post to kick things off and Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative has these amazing creations for us! If you are not familiar with Charlotte’s work, she is probably the best designer when it comes to fresh and light pieces that are well designed with lots of unique space, light and features that make her items real works of art. So, it is no surprise that this ‘Wooden Retreat’ has her written all over it. It is perfect for a woodsy area and really highlights the elements of nature with the light, worn wood and simple fabrics of the accompanying hanging ‘Day Sofa.’ Also included in the set are a coffee table, two sets of dominoes, poetry artwork, a row of poetry books and a mish-mash of crate shelves. The entire 8-piece set is  perfect for prim conscious residents, with each piece ranging from only 1-5 LI.

Scarlet Creative – Wooden Retreat RARE (mesh) & Day Sofa RARE (mesh) & My Crate Shelves (mesh) & My Dominoes (mesh) & My Box of Poetry Books (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade (opens June 1st)

Scarlet Creative – For Lyla Twiggy (mesh)

Scarlet Apple – My Chevron Scrunchy Rug (mesh) (pale grey) from The Arcade March Edition (now expired)

Trompe Loeil – Mason Jar with Electric Candle (mesh) from The Arcade March Edition (now expired)

Apple Fall – Evelyn Throw Cushions (mesh) (white)