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Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade

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“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.”  ~ Rudyard Kipling

Here’s some more pithy proverbs on the subject of gardening.

~ Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone. – Unknown

~ Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. – Unknown or it could have been Kevin for all I know, it sounds like him

~ The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies. – Gertrude Jekyll

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today, sorry it goes on forever but you don’t fill a mini mart for nowt:-

Sponsors:- The Boardwalk Event, Ex Machina, KK-HOME, KiX, Old World, Raindale, TLC Home Collection, Duvet Day
Others:- Dahlia, (Fundati), HEXtraordinary, Lucas Lameth, -ANHELO-, {-Maru Kado-}, West Village, { affaire }, {Unflat Stuff}, [Black Tulip]
Events: – The Boardwalk Event, BLOOM, Fifty Linden Friday, Prism Events, N21, Cosmopolitan Event

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

The Boardwalk Event – check out the beautiful spring items – furniture, décor, garden landscaping, props ‘n poses, and prefabs

1. Ex Machina
MiniMart Red and Blue versions – LI 12 each – as you can see, you’ll get quite a few products in this excellent store! The footprint is 6.3 metres by 9.7 metres and 5.1 metres in height.

2. KK-HOME
Gardener’s Fountain V2 – LI 7 – User created Mesh by Katy Dirkle – water flows from the tap, into all the watering cans and ends up in the trough, it’s a fascinating piece!

3. KiX
“Cane Furniture Collection” which can be purchased as a set and as individual pieces. There’s MF Adult, MF PG and FF PG versions.
KiX Cane Bench MF PG – LI 5 – Texture changer for the bench (blue, green, pink, white and wood), cushion and set access – animated Bento poses for all Menus… solo sits, refreshments and there’s lots of drinks in this Menu, couples and sequence
KiX Cane Chair – LI 5 – options as for the Bench – not shown in my scene
KiX Cane Coffee Table – LI 3 – texture options as for the Bench

4. Old World
Old World makes beautiful Medieval furniture, Rustic farm and Hobo style products.
OW Set of fruits v5 – LI 1
OW Set of fruits v4 – LI 1
OW Wooden table – LI 1
OW Wooden chair – LI 1 – with 11 solo sits
OW Rustic flowerbed with stones v1 – red – LI 3 – there’s also a version in blue

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BLOOM (run by Prism Events), items currently at BLOOM to April 7th

1. Dahlia
Piece from the “Jardin Collection” – Roses in Black Tin

2. (Fundati)
Pieces from the Basic Dead Tree Collection
(Fundati) Dead Tree XII – LI 1
(Fundati) Tree Stump XIX -Moss- – LI 6
(Fundati) Dead Tree IV -Moss- – LI 3

3. HEXtraordinary
Dogwood Collection
*HEXtraordinary* White and Pink Dogwood Wreathes – LI 2 each
*HEXtraordinary* White and Pink Dogwood Branches – LI 1 each
*HEXtraordinary* White and Pink Dogwood Vases – LI 3 each

Raindale
Pieces from the “Monaleen Set”
Raindale – Monaleen frame – square – white (moss) and black – LI 1 each
Raindale – Monaleen plant (dark and light) – LI 1 each

Other pieces by Ex Machina at the Mainstore
crate cover moved – shadow – LI 1
Tesla Lamp – Wood – wall – LI 2 – on/off via touch
Tesla Lamp – Wall – Red wheel – LI 2 – on/off via touch
Tesla Lamp – Wall – Silver – LI 2 – on/off via touch

TLC Home Collection
Pups from the “Day At The Lake” Scene
TLC Pointer Pup [Sitting] Texture 2 – LI 2 – animated
TLC Pointer Pup [Perched] Texture 1 – LI 2 – animated

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Lucas Lameth, currently at The Cosmopolitan Event
Pieces from the “Kokedama Plants & Antique Frames Collection” which can all be purchased individually or in a FatPack to make savings of 25%
(luc) Antique Style Glass Frame, Hanging – LI 2
(luc) Antique Style Glass Frame, Desk – LI 1
(luc) Kokedama, Hanging Orchid (High LOD) – LI 8
(luc) Kokedama, Hanging Sprigs with Flower (High LOD) – LI 3
(luc) Kokedama, Palm Leaf Plant – LI 2
(luc) Kokedama, Unusual Growth – LI 2
(luc) Kokedama, Lucky Plant – LI 1
(luc) Kokedama, Sprig Plant – LI 2 (on the floor)

-ANHELO-
M54MB-193GA :: veeen (mint blue) – static piece which was a Fifty Linden Friday special
There’s also a version in (shiny red) – LI 12 each – beautifully detailed

{-Maru Kado-}
Pieces from the Ikebana and MA set
Ikebana Lotus (blue/2Li)
Ikebana Lotus (pink/2Li)
Daiza-S (weave/1Li)

West Village, currently at the N21 Event
Pieces from the Spring Fauna collection
Magnolia Arrangement – LI 2
Live Basil with Terracotta Pot – LI 1
Heart Eucalyptus Spray – LI 4
Billy Ball Stems – LI 4
Ginkgo Branches – LI 3

Watering Cans
{ affaire } – watering can – LI 1

TLC Home Collection – Butterfly Watering Can – LI 2 with animated butterfly

Duvet Day – Watering can with daisies – LI 3 – Transfer & Modify

{Unflat Stuff} – Watering Can B – LI 1

[Black Tulip] – Watering can – LI 1 – tinted with blue

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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My Beautiful Coffee Shop

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Round 2 of The Boardwalk Event has opened today and TONIGHT (Tuesday) at 7 pm SLT, they will have a DJ playing as they celebrate the opening. If you can stop by, come have some fun!

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- The Boardwalk Event, Raindale, Bent Poses, Z.O.E., Petit Chat
Others:- DaD DESIGN Virtual Living, Dust Bunny, Concept}, {what next}, ANHELO, JIAN
Events: – The Boardwalk Event, The Chapter Four

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Showing at The Boardwalk Event – just opened

1. *BENT*, currently at The Boardwalk Event
Set of 3 Bento poses – carry, pruning, load with the Rubber Fig prop
I was using the *BENT* #rubberfig #carry (add/wear) POSE, you can alter the fig via a resize HUD, just click! There’s also a colour change menu for the fig pot which will change to purple, original, yellow, green, orange, red or blue.
*BENT* makes exculsively Bento poses with hands, wings and expressions for quality pictures. All poses are copy, mod, no transfer

2.  Z.O.E. Original MESH Boho Coffee Shop Set, currently at The Boardwalk Event
Z.O.E. Boho Coffee Shop Chair – LI 4-5 – the chair comes with a no blanket and a blanket version – 21 solo sits
Z.O.E. Coffee Shop Candle Table – there are 4 tables in the pack
Z.O.E. Coffee Cup Clock – Red – LI 2 – there are 5 different colours available for purchase, as well as the FatPack (price is buy 4 get one free) Clocks can be changed for preferred time zone, click the clock to get a Menu.
Z.O.E. make residential and commercial buildings which you can view via the demo rezzers accessible from the front desk. Z.O.E. also make really nice décor pieces for home and garden (plus some apparel) – their Odds & Ends – see more on the Marketplace store!

3. Raindale, currently at The Boardwalk Event
This is a really stunning piece of furniture, the Bridgwood Daybed. The texturing is superb – you can really ‘feel’ the fabrics! There’s both PG and Adult versions available – 20 solo and 20 PG couples original to Raindale animations and the Adult version has a further 27 M/F intimate animations. Land Impact is 10 and it’s User created MESH. There’s also an extensive texture HUD to change the wooden frame, sofa cushions, throw and the 3 scatter cushions separately.  Here’s another colourway and the HUD

Petit Chat, currently at The Chapter Four January round
Vintage Glass Frames Set
These are very versatile and can be used in a number of situations. Here I made a pattern with the candy and natural tiles and used the light “on” so they showed up as a screen for the coffee shop, they added up to LI 36. I did reduce the original tiles down – they are usually 3 to 5 LI at quite a large picture size. Materials enabled and User created MESH make them unique! Other colours are Teal and Mint. They would also be great in kitchens as splash back tiles.


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DaD DESIGN Virtual Living
“The NewOld Cabin” m/c V.1.0 – LI 36 at this size (reduced a bit)

{what next}
{what next} Fall Woodland Drinks (Coffee) – LI 4, gives a coffee on touch

Concept}
Inside the shop, I was using pieces from the Ca’Pepe gacha
Concept} 09. Ca’Pepe. Chair red – LI 6
Concept} 11. Ca’Pepe. Bonsai – LI 2
Concept} 12. Ca’Pepe. Square carpet – LI 2
Concept} 13. Ca’Pepe. Candels – LI 4
Concept} 10. Ca’Pepe. Coffee table – LI 3
Permissions are Transfer & Modify

ANHELO
–ANHELO-M51CM-186GA :: coffee mill – LI 2
–ANHELO-M51CC-186GA :: coffee canister A and B – LI 1 each

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . areca palm plant – LI 8. This magnificent pot plant is from the Natural Habitat series and really is large!

JIAN
The sleepy boy enjoying the sun is my JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult – LI 1
Transfer & Modify, you can also click on him for a handy resizer!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Conservatory

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A conservatory that’s anything but conservative!  One of the best I’ve seen, it’s made by designer, Benoit, of Duvet Day, who specialises in gacha sets.  Imagine how you’d feel if on the first Play you got that building 🙂   Although there’s lots of gorgeous items here, one of my all time favourites is the Mesh India Samyukta Lamp Cabinet which reminds me of my childhood. We used to have one just like that which was jealously guarded by mum who put all her spices into the drawers.  If us boys were caught around playing with the drawers which was kinda irresistible, we’d get a cuff around the ears!

Outside you can just see the new Little Branch tree. This I’ll be showcasing later on but I have to say that this architectural Black Olive tree is a classic and I’m sure I’ll be using a lot.

Earlier on this week I attended a brilliant blogger’s H&G scene build by Wendz Tempest. It was kindly given on the KraftWork building platform.  Wendz showed us how she buildings a scene freestyle.  No walls or house at first – blimey!  Lots of tips and tricks were shared. Well I liked the idea of it, so I partially built the scene above freestyle, selected all the pieces and shoved them into the conservatory.  I still fiddled about but it was fun – why don’t you try it out.

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

Sponsors ❤
Duvet Day – gacha currently at the  Cosmopolitan Event
[DD] Conservatory Life Building RARE – LI 70
[DD] Conservatory Life Sofa – LI 8 – sits for solo and couples
[DD] Conservatory Life Armchair – LI 6 – sits/actions for solo and couples
[DD] Conservatory Life Table lamp – LI 2
[DD] Conservatory Life Rug – LI 2
[DD] Conservatory Life Table – LI 2
(also in the gacha are Lantern, Pouffe and Jar)

Chez Moi Furnitures – Cosy Corner set (mainstore)
Vintage Record Player – LI 1
Vinyl Record Storage Shelf – LI 2
Carpet Colorful – LI 1

Chez Moi Furnitures – Garden Shelf, currently at Shiny Shabby Event
Shelf – LI 1
Lemon Tree – LI 4 (enlarged a bit)
Potted Oregano – LI 2

Raindale
Brightshore gacha, currently at The Liaison Collaborative
Raindale – Brightshore drinks – LI 2
Raindale – Brightshore cupcakes – LI 2

Granola.
Leda’s Mini Set, currently at Blush
Four soft Spring colourful mirrors and four succulent painted tin candles
Tin Candle with Lid – 4 versions (LI 3 each) – flame on/off via touch
Granola. Leda’s Mirror. Green. – LI 2

Serenity Style
Pieces from Audri Magic Garden gacha (mainstore)
Serenity Style- Audri Magic Garden Puppy RARE – LI 4
Serenity Style- Audri Magic Garden Bunch of Plants – LI 1
Serenity Style- Audri Magic Garden Bear – LI 1

Little Branch, currently at FaMESHed Event
LB_Black Olive Tree {Animated} 4 Seasons – LI 12
LB_Snakeweed {Animated }*Summer-A – LI 1

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JIAN – Glam Greyhounds gacha 11. Wander Pup Grey – LI 7, Ex Arcade gacha, check out Marketplace for resellers.

Ariskea – [Florist] Yellow Roses – gacha – LI 2

Mesh India – thank you, Panda! One of my all time favourite pieces.
MI Samyukta Lamp Cabinet – LI 9
Texture change for 4 woods, red, orange (the one I used) and blue.

Anhelo (two of these were Fifty Linden Friday offers).
–ANHELO-M45SH-181GA :: my little garden (shelf) – LI 4
–ANHELO-M45GH-183GA :: my little garden (garden hook) – LI 3
–ANHELO-M45LR-183GA :: my little garden (leaf rake) – LI 1

We were listening to… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GBzg0dZiIc (1995)

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Hibernation – don’t wake me up until Spring!

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For those of us that don’t really approve of Winter except for all the snuggling up to get nice and cosy 🙂

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Some extra pictures of KITE’s Dorothy’s Cabin, an outstanding modern style cabin with four versions included. I really like the decking on the front of this building and the way it’s already covered with snow. Makes for easy decorating.

Wooden deck with steps to ground, door leads to a large inner room with picture windows at both ends for maximum views and light, and bleached wooden floorboards. Two inner sliding doors lead off to a couple of extra rooms, one more private than the other. Beautiful light wood texture.  Here’s the reverse view.

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

KITE – Dorothy’s Cabin – LI 121 – Builder’s Box Christmas Village Edition
There are 4 different versions of this build:
1 – With a floral ’40s wallpaper
2 – With a stone texture
3 – Snowy version of 1 with bears
4 – Snowy version of 2 with bears
You may unlink the bears

unKindness – enchanting “Long Winter Set”, currently at Whimsical which runs through to December 18th
Items sold individually and as a set, the honey jar is included with the fig tray set
Long Winter Canopy Daybed – beautiful poses for sleeps, cuddles and solo – LI 5 –
slightly modded for the colour of the canopy
Long Winter Fig Tray – LI 2
Long Winter Honey Jar – LI 1
Long Winter Pear Tray – LI 1
Long Winter Pouffe Table – LI 1
Long Winter Wall Shelf – LI 1

7mad;Ravens – Holiday set, currently at Tannenbaum Holiday Market
Event runs through to December 25th
Lots of versions to this set!
7mad;Ravens – Pillow/Crate Magic – LI 1
7mad;Ravens – Red Xmas Candlesticks – LI 2
7mad;Ravens – Xmas Art 6, 5 and 2 – 1 LI each
7mad;Ravens – Gold Fat Tree, Gold Sharp Tree, Gold Curvy Tree – 1 LI each

 

Serenity Style – Charm Plants, currently at Enchantment which runs through to November 30th (inspired by Snow White and the Huntsman movie) There are 3 different magic plants which can be purchased individually and in a pack.
Charm Flowers – 3 LI
Spy Plants (all golden) – light up on touch – 2 LI
Mystic Mushrooms – mystic orb particle effect on touch – 1 LI

Fancy Decor – Cloche Clock – LI 5 – set to your Time Zone – wonderful little clock, the pendulum moves to and fro as well
Currently at District 20

Kaerri – Christmas ornament and flower arrangements, currently at The Frost Fair
Deer Urns – left and right – LI 6 each

Granola. – Willow’s Wreath. – LI 3 – beautiful decoration of willow sticks fashioned into a circle, enhanced with red berries and tiny blue birds
Currently at Enchantment which runs through to November 30th (inspired by Snow White and the Huntsman movie)
Granola. Nona’s Succulent White – mainstore release (also in blue, orange and pink) – LI 1 each

MudHoney – Briley Sisal Rug – LI 4

Apple Fall – Elderflower Cordial

–ANHELO-    G03-13-17AGA :: bench A – LI 2 (from Tokyo Soul Food gacha)

+Half-Deer+ – Shiba Inu – Sleepy – LI 2
+Half-Deer+ Nightglow Bird – Robin – Lantern – LI 1
+Half-Deer+ Secret Garden Bunny – Sakura – Better View – LI 1
+Half-Deer+ Secret Garden Bunny – Sakura – Lay Down

JIAN Pudgy Persians 9. White Wander Kitten

Hope you all have an excellent week

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Messy Man Cave

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Because we can all admit… that if it didn’t start messy, it sure ended up that way!

I’ve got two stunning pieces from KraftWork in the picture, the Murphy Bed and Le Plateau skybox.  Le Plateau is currently at the 6º Republic Event, and it’s in the Canada section.

I cornered designer, Nod, and asked her why KraftWork chose to represent Canada this time.  She said, “We never thought about doing Tokyo as 6º Republic has many Japanese designers which are so good in it, we would never make something better than they do already. So our choice was Canada and with that, comes snow.  Our first option was an Ice Hotel but ice textures can never be translated well in SL, the transparency etc. We made tests and we didn’t like it.  I had this loft saved for a while on my computer, I basically love the window, and this rustic, dirty chic – people love it in SL®.  So it was a combination of factors :)”

A superb skybox, the Le Plateau Loft pays tribute to the district of Le Plateau, a multicultural, dynamic and storied section of Montreal, Quebec. Once a thriving working class neighbourhood, it has been transformed into a Bohemian artist enclave with galleries, cafes and lofts that border McGill University.

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Here’s the shelving unit with ladder, it’s right next to the window seat.  Great Industrial styling here.

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And that fabulous Murphy bed?  Well you can either have it all folded up as in the picture below, or one click and the bed section gracefully descends to a usable position.  And talking of usable positions, pick the right maturity and you can have any number of those!  Details follow.  You’ll have to wait until Friday, though, that’s when the new edition of Man Cave starts.

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

KraftWork – Le Plateau Loft – LI 88 – Copy/Modify
Currently at 6 Republic
Features – window seat with poses, fireplace (fire prim included as separate piece, Texture changer for scene outside the window, upstairs loft area, pipework, shelving and ladder unit, large arched windows on both sides, windows in ceiling for even more light

KraftWork – Murphy Bed – LI 24 – this will be at Man Cave on November 10th
PG and Adult Versions – Texture changer for the central wall art. The bed folds up against the wardrobe as one unit! The glass doors open and shut on touch.
Lots of great poses including Friends Set, Couples Cuddles, Couples XX, Girls Cuddles, Girls XX, Boys Cuddles, Boys XX (the XX only in the Adult version)

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Items from 6º Republic Event (all in Toyko gacha section)
anxiety – %escape gacha – iesufoods
Tableau Vivant – gacha – \\ Yatai ramen Shi
ANHELO – G03-13-17AGA :: bench A

Seven Emporium – 7 – Integrated Amplifier A-93 – LI 1
7 – Stereo Cassette Deck A-180 – LI 2
Both from Seven Music Co. Set – available individually as well, in Toyko main street.  I went mad and got the FatPack because… blimey, you only have to look at it to see the quality 🙂

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IDEZA – Edwings Bar – LI 2
IDEZA – Tube Wall Light – LI 4
IDEZA – Props – LI 6 – all from Around the Propeller gacha

[USB] – Retro TV – LI 2

Apple Fall – Model Plane – Large
Apple Fall – AF Books

Trompe Loeil – Jenica Wicker Chair Dark + Pillow PG – LI 6
poses for solo and couples

What Next
Neon – {what next} ‘Wish You Were Here’ Neon Light (white)
Neon – {what next} ‘Cocktails’ Neon Light (green)
{what next} – Palisades Drinks Tray – LI 1 – from Palisades Set
{what next} – Toasty Space Heater (grey) – LI 1
{what next} Toasty Slippers (Space Heaters & Slippers – Group Gift)

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Art Magazine
22769 ~ [ bauwerk] Travel Magazines
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Newspaper
22769 – Muted Relaxing Rug – from Little Piece of Heaven gacha

The Loft – Pepta Drinks Tray – texture change

The Black Forest – TBF Turtle Egg Solitaire – actual game and very addictive!

:HAIKEI: from the Look through the Window gacha {4} – messy clothes

Fancy Decor – Copper Magazine Holder – LI 1

Dust Bunny – Areca palm plant – from Natural Habitat set

.:revival:. – light branches

MeadowWorks
Kneeling Stag Sculpture ~ LI 2 (slightly less than default size)

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

From London to New York and back again at 6º Republic

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6º Republic opens today and the theme is, “New York v. London”!

I love, love, love this amazing piece by Anhelo! One of my most favourite Home & Garden designers. It’s called, “Set a Man to Watch All Night” and is part of what the old London Bridge used to look like.

anhelo - old london bridge - 6 republic

Permissions are Copy/Modify, Land Impact 195 and you’ll require a space 32 m by 32 m.

 

First time at 6º Republic for 22769 ~ [Bauwerk] and they decided to take the New York theme. Here’s the details of this fabulous “Chrysler Apartment” set.

22769 - Bauwerk - New York Vroom set

Vrooom Sofa:
LI 10
2,4 x 1,2 x 1,2 meters
14 single sit and 8 couple sit animations
available styles: yellowcab, red, black and white

Eggshell Chair:
LI 4
1,2 x 1,2 x 1,6 meters
13 single animations
available styles: yellowcab, red, black and white

Eagle Glass End Table:
decoration item only
LI 4
1,8 x 1,8 x 0,4 meters

Eagle Wall Art:
decoration item only
LI 3
1,8 x 2,5 x 2,0 meters

Sinatra Wall Art:
decoration item only
LI 4
2,0 x 0,2 x 2,1 meters

Art Deco Floor Lamp
decoration item only
LI 2
0,5 x 0,6 x 2,2 meters

Apartment Decoration Set
decoration items only | contains:
Art Deco Rug Greyscale – LI 1
Brushed Metal Cocktail Set – LI 1
New York Magazine – LI 1

 

Designer Pokute Burt of BellEquipe went with over the ocean and made the “Midnight London Collection”. All pieces are 30% off for the duration of the event.

BellEquipe - 6 Republic - Midnight London collection

{BE} Under Ground sign
{BE} Union jack
{BE} Vintage Lighting
{BE} Iron chair
{BE} Iron Table
{BE} Fish and chips
{BE} Beer (Option)

BellEquipe - 6 Republic - Midnight London Collection2

 

A great 2tone 60s mod scooter – London style – from [tmk] and there’s rides and decor versions. Try your luck on the gacha where there’s 6 Commons and 1 Rare where you can put your name on it. Colours are two tone black, yellow, red, green, blue and gold. The decor versions have 11 single and 5 friends poses. Brilliant!

tmk - 2tone scooter gacha - 6 republic

Available at 6º Republic – from 12pm SLT May 6th until 12pm SLT May 20th 2015 – TAXI !!!

Cheers, m’dears and have fun 🙂