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Let it Snow!

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“Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” ~ Frank Sinatra

And while we were snuggling in front of the fire, the penguins took over the ice rink. cheeky things.  Although I doubt that the skates will fit them!

Here’s some close-ups of the Duvet Day gacha, same name as our title here, in a better light so you can see how well made they are.

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Here’s all the Home & Garden products I used today, in detail:-

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Cliffs and Islands Set, currently at We ❤ Roleplay to end of November, then at the Mainstore
Various, versatile pieces that are texture change (snowy and better weather) They can be huge to smaller pieces depending on your sim and landscaping needs. The pieces in the picture came to only 12 LI but I had reduced them down considerably.

Duvet Day – Let it Snow gacha, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event which runs to December 2nd. L$69 per Play, all Modify
[DD] Let it Snow snowy gazebo
[DD] Let it Snow lamp post
[DD] Let it Snow snowy bench
[DD] Let it Snow light string
[DD] Let it Snow brazier
[DD] Let it Snow toboggan
[DD] Let it Snow Ice rink
[DD] Let it Snow skates bench
(I reduced these down somewhat to fit the penquins and it came to LI 71, easily sized upwards without too much difference, the ice rink can be huge!)

Dysfunctionality
[DDD] Scraggly Pom Grass – Patch A and Long patches A & B – LI 1 each
(special offer all week and texture change for seasons)

TLC Home Collection – Emperor Penguins Set (animated and very cute)
Adult – 2 LI and Chick in two versions – 1 LI each

Little Branch (who have excellent winter trees, shrubs and plants at the new mainstore)
Oak Tree. V2 {4 Seasons} *Animated – LI 7
Angelica 1_Single_winter – LI 2
fern 1_Beige_winter – LI 1
Angelica 1_double_winter – LI 4
Mimosa 1_Winter – LI 2

Mushilu – Snow Lake/Loch 2 (part of the Snow Lake & Formations set)

by Chronos Serenity
N00082 – Ice Skates (not meant to be décor) LI 24 each
This are excellent skates, realistic and unisex with a resize HUD, what’s more they are only L$20 as a Marketplace special .  They have the basic ice skating animation AO, turn off your own AO and wear the Ice Skating AO and you can skate on any flat surface.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Luxurious Outdoor Living

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Now this is what I call luxury!  Not only have you got a wonderful Pavilion with blazing fire to keep out the cold decked out with all the comforts of home, but there’s also a fabulous sauna which will take up to 6 people comfortably.  Lots more useful info on the products in the details below.

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Here’s all the Home & Garden products I used in the picture, in detail:-

Laurel Ridge Pavilion by Galland Homes, currently at Ultra Event and runs through to December 8th
The working fireplace has fire sounds you can turn on or off by touch. The Pavilion is Materials enabled, includes the baked lighting features seen in the picture and comes with a snow roof for those wintery scenes.
LI 16 – Copy/Modify
Fireplace Logs (Random) by Galland Homes – 1 LI each pile

Chez Moi Furnitures – 2 sets
Picture shows pieces from the Chaud set – the armchair with foot stool – LI 3 – texture change wood and pillow for multiple effects – great set of poses PG (40) and Adult (74) versions.
Also armchair – LI 2, same as above and very nice Firewood Holder – LI 1 that would be great indoors as well as outside.
In addition to the above pieces there is a Fireplace, Table and Metallic Pumpkin Decor. The Chaud Set is currently at November Ultra Event.

Dundalk Set – beautiful wooden Sauna Cabin – LI 12, separate door and floor which is great to level up uneven ground. Masses of poses – PG (116) and Adult (184) versions. Fully interactive, you can touch the lamp to turn it on or off. Touch the Sauna control panel to access the steam menu. A smooth particle steam is emitted throughout the room for the full realistic experience. Room for up to 6 people! This is in the Deco(c)rate Subscription for November.

Pieces from [ zerkalo ] Marble Firmness gacha, currently at The Gacha Garden
Pa’s Towels, Set of Bowls, Snowdrop Vase, Solid Vase and the Warm Whale & Sun Fish ornaments (above the fireplace). This has to be one of my favourite [ zerkalo ] gacha of 2017.

Raindale from the Lanmon Set, currently at the Avenue Event
Texture change and tint via HUD blanket – very cosy looking – LI 5 – poses all original Raindale, 8 solo and 15 animations for couples.
Lanmon pillow – various with homely legends – LI 1 each – rez as a pile, easy decorating for lazybones!

Mesh India from the November Deco(c)rate – Cozy Nights
Mesh India –  My Cozy Night ❤ {with texture change}, four texture change options including an Autumn Leaves one – LI 7

Dust Bunny for Fifty Linden Friday
dust bunny . cocoa & cookies tray and dust bunny . knitted stool (has texture change for the knit part)

Smith Boys – Reindeer Plush Collection 9 – Rudolph RARE – he’s a bit early for Christmas but you can’t blame him as it’s so cosy – LI 1 and Modify
These cute creatures are a gacha set of 9 plushy reindeer collectibles which are given away at Events for free! For more info, please see the Land of Rainbows website post.

Chippy Family from JIAN chipmunk collection – 7 LI each (wanderer)

Landscaping:-
The prominent tree is by Hayabusa Design – Nissa Sinensis Old M17-1 v1-1 – LI 6. A beautiful tree, it has a large texture change menu and features double textures on the same tree.

The purple bush is CJ Creations – Flower field Purple dragon – LI 1

Hope you all have a peaceful and refreshing weekend ❤

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Old Friends Feast

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Two old friends celebrating Dia de los Muertos with authentic food and a very posh dining set!

I set the scene in Serenity Style’s Attic skybox, part of a gacha that’s on the current PocketGacha round, this is a beautiful skybox which has a huge picture window at one end and a sunbeam effect. It takes a bit of building around that light prim but you if do it away from the prim, then gather everything up and slide it into place, you’ll have no problems. The rest of the skybox has doors to a large room and on the floor there’s a hatchway to the rest of the house – if you had one! The flying sheets of music are also from that gacha, another great piece for decorating.

The posh Abigail Dining Set is by Fancy Decor and it is currently at Collabor88. I’m a bit late with this set because of being ill – but it is well worth collecting. The texturing is second to none and I just adore those chairs with their fancy high back fretwork. The place settings are so easy to deal with, too – cutlery, plates, napkins and a pumpkin starter are all in one piece. That white coffee pot and cups set are also very nice and I’ll be using that again and again, it’s a classic.

The authentic pottery, food and picture are from the eTNIA set to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. The multi-day originally Mexican holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. The holiday has spread throughout the world, being absorbed within other deep traditions for honouring the dead.

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Here’s the Home & Garden products I used today in Detail:-

Fancy Decor, Abigail Dining Set – currently at Collabor88
Available as a FatPack or individually:-
-Abigail Place setting includes…
-Place Setting – LI 2
-Water Glass – LI 1
-Coffee Cup – LI 1
-Coffee Pot – LI 1
-Salt & Pepper Shakers – LI 1
-Abigail Rug – LI 1
-Abigail Dining Table (with optional table runner – LI 1) – LI 2
-Abigail Dining Chair (with eating/drinking animations) – LI 1
-Autumn Centerpiece (Each flame on/off on touch)

Serenity Style – My Attic gacha – current PocketGacha
My Attic Skybox- RARE – LI 24
I used the picture window end of the box, it has a beautiful sunbeam effect
My Attic- That Old Music – sheets of music on the ground and flying around – slightly modified – LI 4

TLC Home Collection – TLC Black Swan (from Resting in Moonlight Set, currently at the  Cosmopolitan Event) – LI 2

TLC Swan Swimming Adult – LI 3, from Swan Family Set – mainstore

eTNIA – Dia de los Muertos set, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event
Santa Muerte – LI 3
Agua Dulce – LI 1
Black Candle – LI 1
Deadly Tamales – LI 1
Pan de Muerto – LI 1
Un muerto – LI 1
Dark Cup – LI 1
Arroz – LI 1

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Autumn Vase with Flowers – LI 2

Dysfunctionality – [DDD] Twinkling Ivy – Straight C – LI 1
Texture change ivy with glow lights from set with different strands

Here’s to a peaceful weekend!

So until next time I’ll say, Cheers m’dears:)

Angel or Devil – who can tell?

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I do like the combination of opposites in blogging scenes, the sort of scene that tells a story. So this scene was inspired by an original Mesh outfit and jewelry from Heth Haute Couture and a super Halloween Chalk Backdrop by KraftWork & HERA.

The Chalk Backdrops are from a gacha which will be available at the new edition of SaNaRae.  There are 8 backdrops in the set, all have poses applicable to the scene on the individual backdrops, I chose the Halloween type one here – and it contains poses for angelic and devilish mischief!  These are great fun, see the gacha KEY in the details below.

Heth’s Group Gift for October is so generous – it’s the Marq  Men’s Suit which is original Mesh in 5 sizes and should suit most Mesh bodies. I was using the ADAM Mesh Body v1.4 and the L size fitted beautifully.  This is an all-in-one suit which includes jacket in embellished raw silk (see that excellent texturing on the close-up shot), matching shirt and pants, belt, formal dress shoes in white and prim filler socks (very useful).   Now there’s special artwork on the jacket breast and Heth says that this “… features an original artistic design above the heart that you can subtly let those around you know that you believe in love and that everyone should have the right to love whom they will. The art features 2 figures embracing and below the ❤ is ❤ is <3.”

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October’s free gift for Men is the HRH Prince Gorman Indigo Brooch.  Heth says, “By royal appointment of HRH King August Florian of Sybaris, Heth Haute Couture – the Official Jeweler of Sybaris is honored to offer this new treasure – A mesh brooch crafted in platinum, featuring a crown and leaf motif, and centered in a Celtic knot unity design. Created for HRH Prince Gorman Indigo, Lord High Chancellor of Sybaris. Share your love for all things royal while adding royal style to your finest ensembles with this stunning new brooch.”.

And I thought, oh yes, I know nothing about all this but it sounds kinda familiar – so I went to Google, the font of all useless knowledge, and it turns out that Sybaris was an ancient Greek Colony in the Gulf of Taranto,  Southern Italy that was founded around 720 bc and was notorious for its luxurious living.  Its inhabitants became famous among the Greeks  for their hedonism,  feasts, and excesses, to the extent that “sybarite” and “sybaritic” have become bywords for opulent luxury and outrageous pleasure seeking.  Sounds great!  Unfortunately it was sacked in 510 bc and suffered years of occupation and repatriation before being finally abandoned and buried by sediment from the Crati river over time.  The ruins were rediscovered and excavated in the 1960s.  Well there’s a cautionary tale if you like!

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Pick up your copy of the HHC October Group Gift and the October free gift from:-

Heth Haute Couture mainstore at Morise

Heth Haute Couture at Pure Luxury

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Heth Haute Couture Outfits and Jewelry on Marketplace

Heth Haute Couture Inworld Group – (Cut and paste this link into your local chat)

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Here’s details of the Home & Garden Products I used today:-

KraftWork + HERA – Chalk Backdrop Angel and Devil – LI 10, at SaNaRae from October 26th! This backdrop is from the Chalk Backdrops gacha (contains themed poses), there are 2 Rares and 6 Commons to Collect. Normal and Specular Maps are also included. Permissions are Transfer/Modify.

 

Fancy Decor: Hasting Bench (stained) – LI 5 – 7 solo and 3 couples poses
Fancy Decor: Open Book – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Rain Boots – LI 2
There is also a white version of the Hasting Bench and this set is currently at the new round of UBER

Fancy Decor: Small Lamp – gorgeous posh lamp which is the current Group Gift

Serenity Style– Happy Halloween Clock – LI 2 – tick tock sound and runs on SL Time
This is a Gift in the Mad Pea Halloween Ghost Hunt, runs through to November 2nd.

TLC Home Collection
From the Resting in Moonlight Pack, currently at Cosmopolitan Event
Beautiful animated Black Swan that will swim around a set area or sit where you put him – TLC Black Swan – LI 2
TLC Moonlight Dragonfly/Lily Set – LI 2 – includes two lily pads and an animated Dragonfly that flies between the lilies, alighting on them for a while before flight.
TLC Floating Candle – LI 1 – The floating candles can be configured to swim randomly within any given square area of land with the same owner providing it does not span 2 sims. This area does not have to be on SL water and can be at any user defined height.

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – From My Favorite Place gacha, currently at The Epiphany Event
22769 – Library Rug – COMMON – LI 3
22769 – Cello – COMMON – LI 4
22769 – Library Stool – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Library Art – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Heart candles – COMMON – LI 2

Phew, thanks for reading to the end!

 Until next time, Cheers, m’dears 🙂

September Suits

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If you fancy a brand new suit, these beauties have just been released at Heth Haute Couture. My favourite one is above, this is 100% original Mesh, so nobody else will be producing it.  Click on the picture for a larger version and you’ll see the absolutely gorgeous texture work on that jacket.  It’s raw embellished silk and in advanced lighting conditions, the embroidery shows up really well. That jacket is joined by a black shirt, slacks and belt.  The tie is optional but I think it really finishes the suit off well.

Above shows the full suit.  Also included is a pair of formal shoes with prim socks so there’s no need to struggle with any gaps, and of course you can move these to fit perfectly.  I was wearing the ADAM Mesh Body with the medium suit.  There’s 5 sizes and the suit is an all-in-one piece, just click and wear.

The next suit is the Christopher Men’s Formal.  Very smart and something a bit different to make you stand out in a crowd.  There is an embroidery overlay on the jacket and you can see this best in Advanced Lighting Conditions.  On Midday, it will appear black, but that’s no bad thing!  Again, this is 100% original Mesh, and it’s so nice to have something unique.  An all-in-one piece, click and wear with no fitting problems.  I was wearing the size medium again, there are 5 sizes in all.

This time, there’s a smart bow tie that you can add to the outfit.   And I really like those formal shoes – same as with the Neo suit.

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Now I’m a bit late showing you the September group gift because I thought I’d already covered it  (your blogger here is getting old and feeble *laughs*), but there are still 3 days left to  go and claim your copy.  It’s a casual set which includs the boots – the Chandler Men’s Ensemble.

Click and add this all-in-one outfit consisting of Jeans, Heth’s designer H Belt, and hooded casual top.  Wonderful textures here, the top has plenty of room, 3 quarter sleeves and a zipper feature.  This is a great look for Autumn days and will fit most Mesh bodies – the sizing is 5 standard Mesh sizes, I was wearing the small version so there’s plenty of room for larger sized gents. Don’t forget to wear your Group!

Last but not least, this is the free gift for September. You don’t have to belong to the HHC group, even, to collect this platinum and peridot bracelet.

There’s a standard and a resize version included of the Khalid Bracelet.  Peridot are mid-green gemstones and the intensity of the stone depends upon the iron content. Peridot is mined in Arkansas, Arizona on the San Carlos Reservation, Hawaii, Nevada, and New Mexico at Kilbourne Hole, in the US; and in Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar (old Burma), Norway, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania. And some have even been found in meteorites!

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Those glasses I was wearing with the Neo Suit are the HHC Men’s Couture Aviator Shades (silver) – various colours available instore.

ADAM  – V1.4 b Mesh Body
Akeruka – Aron Bento Head with skin #6 for both head & body via OMEGA relay system

Please note that HHC Marketplace is being renewed and revamped at the moment, but Inworld stores are open!

Heth Haute Couture mainstore at Morise

Heth Haute Couture at Pure Luxury

Heth Haute Couture Inworld Group – (Cut and paste this link into your local chat)

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

System Addict

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Here’s a prophetic little song from Five Star!
Take a look at me
Wired to a machine
Never would believe it
This can’t be happening
Boxes that go beep
Little lights that leap
Tapping on a keyboard
What’s happening to me?
And when the electricity
Starts to flow
The fuse that’s on my sanity
Got to blow
System addict
I never can get enough
System addict
Never can give it up
WATCH
Now that was way back in 1985 and look at us all now! 1985 was a time when computers were boxy and big (for instance, the Commodore 128 PC with 8502 processor 128 kB of RAM and ROM cartridge port which was considered high tech), Domain Names were being registered for the first time and Nintendo released Super Mario Bros. and its first home entertainment system.  Microsoft Windows 1.0 was introduced and initially sold for $100 and Dell released its first computer, the Turbo PC.
Yes!  I am laughing, times have changed so much.  I mean, 32 years ago 🙂
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Here’s what I wore:-

ADAM

*!*Adam-skin head EDDY
*!*Adam Mesh Head- beta1-v1.4+BENTO
*!*Adam- Beard Bento M5
*!*Adam Mesh body -v1.4b

CATWA – animated Mesh Eyes & Tears

RSC Hair Base – dragon master OMEGA applier
Refined Wild CRYOWILDE – Toxic Clockwork wings yellow
[DOCKS] Cyber Fashion & Design – Catclaws yellow
EMO-tions – zion rebirth

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Heth Haute Couture – August Gifts

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The August Group Gift by Heth Haute Couture (HHC) is the Ralph Men’s Ensemble.   It’s a cool, preppy style inspired by the real life Spring/Summer 2018 Ralph Lauren Collection.  It features a navy blue lightweight vicuña wool jacket that has gold buttons and HCC Crest details – very smart!  Under that is a white cable knit cardigan waistcoat and yellow button down Oxford shirt.  The yellow cuffs are also included and you can wear them for an optional styling feature.  I’ve shown with and without so you can see the difference.

There’s  designer jeans to match and a pair of white lace-up canvas sneakers.  Now this is an ‘all in one’ outfit, you simply click and wear.  There are 5 Standard Sizes, XS to XL plus an alpha if you are using a system body.  I had the ADAM Mesh Body on which was fine with the size L.  The jeans have a nice brown leather belt attached.  The ensemble also includes couture eye glasses with a handy resizer.

 

I went to Holly Kai Garden for the photography.  Holly Kai is an art installation set within beautiful landscaped gardens and there are also some art galleries and a central cafe/courtyard area to enjoy.  Lots of places to sit and even interactive art to try out.  It’s well worth a visit and the exhibits change from time to time.  The picture above shows that I’m also wearing the Akeruka – Bento Aron Head which I discovered has a few animations on the HUD so this is the slightly bemused smile, the one where somebody’s telling you a tale that you know is not true but you’re humouring them all the same.  I do like the couture glasses on this face.

This is me floating around one of the interactive art installations, took ages to get that shot because you’re moving relatively fast. Maybe try it out on an empty stomach 🙂

 

Here I am trying out the Ralph Ensemble to see how well it stands up to sit poses.  Quite well, I think!  There was minimal distortion to the jeans and blazer in the crossed leg pose. I’ve also put the cuffs on because they do make a difference to the overall styling.  The background is part of the cafe/courtyard at Holly Kai Garden, there’s a row of benches which contain solo and couples animations.  Not to mention a handy ice cream vendor 🙂

 

And this last picture shows The Ralph Men’s Ring, which is the free gift for August. You don’t even need a group for this one.  This is a handsome Mesh men’s signet ring with 5 carat square cut sapphire which is surrounded by white diamonds and set in solid gold. It definitely adds that touch of style to your ensembles! There are two versions includes, with and without rezzer so that you don’t have to struggle to get a great fit.  I moved this around a little bit to fit the ADAM hands but once fitted,  you don’t have to mess with it again.  Heth always includes a pose stand in his vendors, so stand on that and it’ll be easy.  If you use Bento hands, that will take a bit more fitting, right click the ring in Inventory and ‘add’ it to the appropriate finger, then move around to fit.  If you’ve done that correctly, the ring will move on the ‘bone’ of the finger as you use the Bento poses.

Pick up your copy of the HHC August Group Gift and the August free gift from:-

Heth Haute Couture mainstore at Morise

Heth Haute Couture at Pure Luxury

hhc-logo-banner

Heth Haute Couture Outfits and Jewelry on Marketplace

Heth Haute Couture Inworld Group – (Cut and paste this link into your local chat)

Cheers, m’dears 🙂