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

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

Colonna Coffee

Winter Thorn from What Next has released an amazing new coffee station for Fifty Linden Fridays. I don’t typically blog things I get from FLF, simply because I can never make the few hour deadline by the time I get off work, but when I finished setting up the station in my makeshift living room, I couldn’t resist.

The set comes with sideboard, accessories and texture change frame. The interactive coffee machine comes in six colors, though sold separately. Everything together is not only a steal for 100L, but the set is only 8LI.

The Scene:

What Next – Colonna Coffee Station – Sideboard, Decor & Coffee Machine (white) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore (for FLF)
8f8 – Toscana Curtains
Amala – Antique Jug of Glowers (white) (modified)
Apple Fall – Cotton Cluster, Neva’s Fresh Apple Pie, Straw Broom, Milk Urn w/ Wild Geraniums, Oxford Wingback Chair (solids)
Dust Bunny – Firewood Basket, Sunday Newspaper, Blanket Ladder, Belted Pillows, Blanket Stool, Braided Rug

Summer Vacation

My ‘summer vacation’ starts in just one week, and I am so excited! I look forward to all of the visits to the beach, late nights and the Fourth of July festivities I have planned. I can’t wait!

Some of the items from the Arcade were just made for the perfect summer vacation, including the new cuddle camper from Consignment and lovely ‘under the stars’ set from {what next}. With only five days left until the end of the event, hurry and stop by the Arcade before it’s too late!

What is your favorite part about Summer? Do you have any plans in the coming weeks? I’d love to hear them!

The Scene:

Amala – Guitar (brown,) Axe and Logs, Stump Seat, Drinks Cooler (mesh) (red) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Consignment – The Cuddle Camper (mesh) (yellow/rare) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Fancy Decor – Pillows #4, 8, 14, 20 (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Flite – Long Beach Low Tops (mesh) (blue dot) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Jian – Beach Corgi (mesh) (swim trunks rare) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Sari-Sari – Beach Vacation – Fish Nets, Pillows, Parasol (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
What Next – Under the Stars – Bonfire, Brighton Striped Lawnchair, Bar Set (mesh) (rare) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade

Edge of Glory

If you have managed to get into the newest round of Collabor88 this morning, then you’ve probably seen these new scooters by {what next}. But, just in case you haven’t- you might want to keep on trying.

These Monaco scooters come in eight colors and are loaded with options. They are rideable and menu driven, with custom animations and modifiable features. Each color also comes in two versions (sold separately,) a luggage version that rides 1-2 avatars, or a scooter with attached sidecar that can hold you and up to two friends. You can even customize the license plate, which I only noticed after I had already taken my pictures. Of course.

Even better, are the prices. Single colors are 88L (scooter,) 188L (w/sidecar) and just 988L for the entire fatpack, which is definitely worth it.

My Outfit:

Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
LpD – Atena Dress (mesh) (white)
Exile – Temptation Waits (mesh) (light blondes)
Gos – Floppy Hat w/ scarf (mesh) (white)

What Next – Monaco Scooter w/ Plain Luggage (mesh) (ivory) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88