And to all a Good Night

Hello lovelies, and happy holidays! With Christmas now behind us and just a few more days until the new year, I wanted to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The Scene:

Apple Fall – Rustic Cart Coffee Table & Period Fireplace
Bazar – Forest Candles a&b
Dust Bunny – Willow Farmhouse & Wool Zag Rug
Half-Deer – Christmas Tree – Traditional
Hive – Lighted Holiday Wreath & Garland
Moss & Mink – Bethany Sofa & Chair (w/hud)
Mutresse – Yawning Shortie Cat
Omen – Waiting for Santa Paws Puppy
What Next – Dear Santa Cookies & Holiday Nutcracker (drummer) & Christmas Stockings & December Potted Poinsettia

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

Midnight Snack

The Scene:

220ml – How to Kill the Princess – Happy & Sad Mirror, Poison Bottles, Evil Chalice NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
22769 – Small Candlestick, Coffin Table NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Apple Fall – Period Fireplace (black)
Ariskea – Autumn Poppies & Cute Dots Daliah (modified)
Atomic – Witches’ Brew Cafe – Devilish Cupcakes NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Empire – Halloween – Boo Sign (black,) Spider (black) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Fancy Decor – Warden Pumpkin & Wine/Glasses (modified) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Hextraordinary – Nope Cat – Witchy Nope NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Kalopsia – Melted Candles (red) & Scream Cake NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Kres – Creepy Creations – Tube o’Berries, Hemlock Root NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Kunst – Candle Holder, Potion Vials NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Minimal – Insomnia Dining Room NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Moss & Mink – Twilight Zone – Sidetable, Witchy Hatstand, Candleabra, Witchy Cakes, Nightlight Pumpkin NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Schadenfreude – Autumn Bounty – Place Setting & Black Squirrel Guest
Sese – Haunted Bar – Stand & Hand, Plate & Brain (modified) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Trompe Loeil – Octobertime Pumpkins – Branch & Evil & Wicked NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
What Next – Witching Hour – Treats Sign, Punch, Candy Apples, Magic Bunting

Mint Chocolate

Not only is plaid the go to pattern this season, but I didn’t realize how much I would love the mint and brown combination of it until I tried on this new dress from Tetra. It’s available in 15 colors at 288L$ each , or you can buy the plaid pack with 10 options for 688$L. Each version also includes a transparency option for up to 20%.

I haven’t worn my Simone bento head in quite some time, until Glam Affair released Aradia, for Access. I tried her on my usual Greer and though she still looks lovely, I have to admit that Simone really is a perfect fit. While she was never my first choice before now (the base lip shape just didn’t do it for me,) I will definitely be wearing this head/skin combination more often! I mean, look at those lips!

What are some of your favorite mesh head/skin combinations? I’d love to see them!

Love Cara

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Simone Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Aradia (tone 6) NEW RELEASE @ Access
Navy & Copper – Sundae Hair (natombr&tips)
Essenz – Malawi (tan) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Tetra – Faith Dress (plaids pack) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Mon Tissu – Feather Wrapped Fedora (cream) / no longer available
Kunglers – Ruth Necklace (citrine)
Maitreya – Slouch Stockings (cream)
What Next – Fall Woodland Drinks (cider)

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

Havana Nights

Havana

I’ve totally had some Latin fever going on this Summer. I was watching the second Dirty Dancing movie just the other day and of course the hit song by Camila Cabello has been lighting up every other station since it’s debut. I can’t seem to escape it.

So I’ve been looking for an outfit that could feed this Latin heat and of course, Tetra and Ison had to go and collaborate on this gorgeous new top and skirt combo. It definitely makes me want to get up and salsa.

In fact, I think it would be great to see a whole lot more collaboration from designers for well… Collabor88. Makes sense, no? I’d love to hear who you think should do a collaboration together!

Love Cara

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Vivian Skin w/contour (tone 6) & Eyeshadow 08 NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Tetra – Mokatana Top (red) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Ison – Mokatana Skirt (red) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Little Bones – Hera (the blend) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Kibitz – Secret Love Rings & Pheo Necklace (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Essenz – Cuzco (tan) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed

Poses by Exposeur

Prop by Pseudo (bay side building)
Palm trees by Fanatik, grass by ArchiTech & Amalfi string lights by What Next

Christmas Miracle

I finally had some time to photoshop the pictures of a scene I’ve been playing with lately. I even made an attempt to use the drawing pen I bought forever ago- but never could figure out. What do you guys think? I won’t even mention how long I stared at the screen.

Oh, and did I mention all of the lovely goodies available for Christmas lately, including those at the Arcade, which is already halfway through its December round!

Merry [almost] Christmas!

The Scene:

Apple Fall – Heritage Christmas Tree (spruce green)
Black Bantam – Christmas Miracle Baby 02 RARE NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Trompe Loeil – Floor Pillows & Floor Bells NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Osmia – Frosty Day – Baby Fawn Decor – 5 NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Astralia – Unicorns Christmas – Gift Boxes (red/gold) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Hive – Wooden Fireplace NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Commoner – Monogram Stockings C & P
What Next – Twinkly Cone Tree NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Mynx – Wood Board (noel) NEW RELEASE @ the Chapter Four