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Hot Tub Autumn

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Chez Moi Furniture‘s beautiful new hot tub – the Rock Hot Tub – inspired an Autumnal set up for this scene, that I wish I had in real life! It’s just right for the garden and lends itself to a number of settings. There is a control panel on the tub and you access the menu from there – bubbling water in motion, particle steam and water sounds give a realistic experience. The tub will take up to 4 avatars and includes over 60 animations in the PG version, and 120 plus in the Adult. There’s poses for solo and couples, some include automatically rezzing props. It’s a wonderful roleplay piece!

Then there’s another of TLC Home Collection‘s scenes and this is all about sunflowers and the birds that feed on the seeds when they are in full bloom. It’s so pretty and goes very well with the Lanefield Pavilion from Raindale. This is a bit of a fantasy scene once more as you’d not find such things inside a pavilion back in First Life but have imagination, will use it 🙂

Here’s the cheeky finches gathering sunflower seeds, the greater the bounty – the harder the winter!  Check it out and see if I’m not right, Nature provides.  Also, note that beautiful diamond shaped fencing detail at the back of the pavilion. Raindale’s special wood textures are superb.

 

And this is the little scene on one side of the tub… pumpkins on a barrow, sleepy kittens and faery mushrooms. How much more cuteness can you take 🙂

 

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

Raindale – Lanefield pavilion RARE from the Lanefield gacha (mainstore)
LI is only 15 for a spacey pavilion

Chez Moi Furnitures, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event through to October 7th – Rock Hot Tub (in Adult and PG versions) – LI 14 – Copy/Modify

TLC Home Collection, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event through to October 7th
TLC Autumn Sunflower Field with Birds – LI 28, also separate standing animated birds – American Goldfinch, American Robin and European Goldfinch – 1 LI each

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
From the Harvest Fest gacha – Arcade Sept 2017
If the Arcade Event is over, try resellers as this won’t be offered again.
22769 – Party Flags – COMMON – LI 5
22769 – Bunch of Pumpkins Orange – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Bunch of Pumpkins Pale – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Vintage Wheelbarrow – COMMON – LI 5
22769 – Boxtree in Bucket Rusty – COMMON – LI 2

JIAN  – Kitten Booties :: Decor Sleepies – LI 1 – subscriber Group Gift

Landscaping:-

NOMAD – Mushroom Forest, lots of beautiful little mushrooms – chanterelle, fly algaric, penny bun in various groups and solo for 1 LI each, also a tree stump with mushrooms. Currently at Collabor88

KIDD – SHORT GRASS*GREEN MEADOW WILD DAISY – LI 1

Hayabusa Design – Nissa Sinensis Old M17-1 v1-1 – LI 6 – this is a new design by Hayabusa, there are a number of animated tree versions with texture change, including multi textures in the leafy branches (have not seen this done before) and they are also available in a FatPack.

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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One Man went to Mow

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When you know you’ve got a really big gardening job to do and… you just can’t be bothered! The grass is so tall that the elephant shrews are bouncing about in it and you’ll be lucky if you can find the lawnmower, let alone start it 🙂  Duvet Day‘s garden furniture is just too comfortable, I don’t know, I think I’ll just have a snooze along with the Spaniel.

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

Duvet Day – “Summer in the Garden” gacha – at Cosmopolitan Event

[DD] Summer in the Garden sofa – LI 5 – Texture change cushions – solo sits ladies and gents, plus cuddles menu
[DD] Summer in the Garden chair – LI 3 – Texture change cushions – solo sits ladies and gents
[DD] Summer in the Garden fireplace – LI 4
[DD] Summer in the Garden gazebo – LI varies according to size – lights on/off with touch
[DD] Summer in the Garden plant – LI 3
[DD] Watering can with daisies – LI 3
[DD] Watering can with daisies – LI 2
[DD] Summer in the Garden table – LI 2
[DD] Summer in Garden Lanterns – green, pink and blue – LI 2 each

Table extras:-
[V/W] Epic Table Set* – Velvet Whip – gacha Rare
[V/W] Cheese Plate Round – Velvet Whip
Strawberry parfait from Strawberry Set by Poche at SaNaRae

Animals:-
Elephant Shrews Set by Silent Sparrow at SaNaRae
JIAN – Splendid Spaniels gacha 18. Upside Down Sleeper

Landscaping:-

{what next} – Spring Garden Lawnmower (pink) – from gacha
[we’re CLOSED] – grass field lush
Walled Garden 1 by Kaya Angel – LI 180

 

Until next time – if I can stay awake …

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Duvet Day – asleep again!

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Darn it, but if the dog’s asleep again when he’s supposed to be protecting the tea table!  That cheeky squirrel’s just about to take a large chunk out of the cupcakes 🙂

Featuring a charming gacha set called “Spring Welcome” which is by Duvet Day and it’s available at the new round of the Cosmopolitan Event. Every piece is just heaps of spring gorgeousness, from the delicate daffodil plant pot to the trug of tulips collected from the garden.  Here’s the pieces in detail:-

[Duvet Day] Window Divider RARE – LI 4 – lights switch on/off with touch
[DD] Spring Lace Patio Table RARE – LI 2
[DD] Spring Patio Chair – LI 2 – 6 solo poses for men/women
[DD] Spring Daffodils – LI 2
[DD] Spring Bread Basket – LI 1
[DD] Spring Cup Cakes – LI 3
[DD] Spring Pillow Basket – LI 2
[DD] Spring Trug of Tulips – LI 4 – all at the Cosmopolitan Event for a couple of weeks

Other Home & Garden items used:

JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult – Arcade Gacha – LI 1
JIAN :: Squirrel (Wanderer) – from Squirrel Oak Tree
KraftWork  – Vintage Tea Toaster Radio – LI 2 – Cosmopolitan Event

8f8 – primavera in Toscana Wall Grapevine Left – gacha – try MP
Terracotta planter – Sacred Roses Store
Decking – Moz
House is Scarlet Creative Emily 2 – LI 49 – currently at Collabor88

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Ragner’s Day Off

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I’m imagining Ragner the Viking on a day off. He’s gone on holiday to the Mediterranean and ransacked… errr rented a nice villa, to relax and keep out of trouble. *Laughs* alright, holidays in the Med were not invented back then but you know darn well that it’s all virtual fantasy, and I wanted to showcase a couple of things today.

Firstly, TLC Home Collection‘s “Humming Birds Bush”.  This is an exclusive at the current round of Cosmopolitan. I absolutely love it – not only do you get the hibiscus bush in its planter but also 3 humming birds that fly around sampling the flowers. This is Copy/Modify so you can unlink the birds… they do still flap their wings but they will stay in one place wherever you put them as the scripts have been destroyed when you unlinked.  Click on the planter and the flowers change colour in various warm colours. The planter is white to begin with, I modified it to go with the patio.

The house is by Nomad, and it’s in the March Deco(c)rate Home & Garden subscription box. You can still get this edition but it’s now twice the price at 3k lindens.  It’s a great house with striking colours and a turret at the back.  Lots of doors that will stay open for various photography shots and then close on touch. This is very useful!

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Secondly, I’m wearing appliers by 7 Deadly s{K}ins. With the group gift this month, you have 400L to go and spend at the store. This is enough to buy one of the many applier sets, I was using “Fier” face applier in Caramel with beard V2 HB. The artistry on this is really nice and unique, the beard and the hairbase join up in a natural manner and it suited the hair I chose so well.  For the body applier, I chose Caramel Smooth this time and Ragner must have borrowed his wife’s shaver as there’s no body hair, he’s just smooth!  I wouldn’t like to say if she’ll be pleased or not. Both these appliers are OMEGA so I can use them with my CATWA Daniel Bento face and ADAM Mesh Body. It does take a while fiddling with everything but if you persevere you can get some wonderful looks.

The bench  is the “Park Bench Rainbow” by Chez Moi Furnitures, and this should be back at the mainstore by now, having been out at an Event. It’s texture change for some very pleasant pastel shades and has PG and Adult versions with lots of lovely animations and interactive stuff, such as Chez Moi is famous for.

Home & Garden items used:-

Humming Birds on Hibiscus – TLC Home Collection at Cosmo (modified by colour)
CC Design – Tropical Composition (modified by colour)
Nomad – Bohemian Delight House – March Deco(c)rate
Park Bench Rainbow CHEZ MOI- instore now

Avatar items used:-

7 Deadly s{K}ins – Fier Face Applier Caramel beard V2 HB OMEGA and 7 Deadly s{K}ins Caramel Body Applier, also OMEGA

CATWA Bento Daniel Mesh Head & OMEGA relay, my own shape

CATWA Mesh animated Eyes with HUD

ADAM Mesh Body & OMEGA relay

Mirror – Ragner Hair unrigged – Brown pack (no hair base) HUDs for hair colour and braiding. At the new round of Men Only Monthly.
SuPerBia – Wings of Redemption soft tattoo
::GABRIEL:: Heavenly Warrior set – pants & sandals gray – gacha – try MP
Viking Necklace – original Mesh – Dedelinux Creations

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Cosmo 4th Anniversary – Home & Garden gifts

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It’s Cosmopolitan‘s 4th Anniversary edition – how times flies!   I remember when this Event was just starting up – Corina has done so well with it, hard work pays off 🙂

Along with all the exclusive goodies, lots of the designers are offering generous free gifts and these are very nice indeed. So here’s a selection of the Home & Garden gifts. If you experience difficulty getting onto the sim (it’s bound to be busy) try very early on in the SL morning. The early bird catches the worm!

Borrowed my pal’s house and did some photography on one of the Linden regions for Premium Members. If you’re just starting up in SL, these are a great choice as you can control the land permissions and make your new home entirely private. This sim had the Tahoe theme.

1. “Weathercock” by Backbone.  Designer Ruvio Cortes makes original Mesh decor, this weathercock is only 3 LI with Permissions of Copy/Modify. The cockerel rotates in a circular motion, stopping every so often, just like the real thing, as he point the arrow to the correct wind direction.

Visit –  Backbone mainstore

Cosmo 4th Anniversary - Backbone

 

2. “Bird Bath with Robin” by TLC Home Collection. Such a gorgeous piece for only 5 LI. The bird bath and the robin are also included as separate pieces, 4 LI and 1 LI. Permissions are Copy/Modify. The robin sings and he’s animated, too. You can control the sound so that he’s not so piercing lol, although in real life robins sing extremely loudly, especially when defending territories. The water in the bird bath is also animated and any minute now you expect the robin to leap in!

Visit – TLC new mainstore

Cosmo 4th Anniversary - TLC Home Collection

 

3. “Table with Lanterns” from Bee Designs. This went very well with the house theme and I’d imagine would be great in any number of wooden porches to light things up in the evenings. Close up the detailing is fine, LI 4 and Permissions are Copy/Modify.

Visit – Bee Designs mainstore

Cosmo 4th Anniversary - Bee Designs 1

 

Cosmo 4th Anniversary - Bee Designs 2

 

4. “Eugenia Chandelier” by Spargel & Shine. A beautiful antique style gold chandelier with a land impact of only 7. It casts a soft candle light for a romantic yet rustic feel. To light or extinguish the candles, click on the centrepiece of the chandelier. If you click and hold for 3 seconds a blue menu appears by which you can change various settings for the light perception, as the desired effects can vary from one environment to another. I’ve taken a couple of photos in different Windlights. Permissions are Copy/Modify.

Visit – Spargel & Shine mainstore

Cosmo 4th Anniversary - Spargel n Shine 1

 

Cosmo 4th Anniversary - Spargel n Shine 2

 

5. “Decorative Cacti” by CCD Original Mesh. We get two of these beauties. The large pot contains a meaty looking cactus – love it – and the smaller pot has a cactus with pebbles. Both are 3 LI each. Permissions are Copy/Modify but the rezzed size was just perfect.

Visit – CCD mainstore

CCD on Marketplace

Cosmo 4th Anniversary - CCD

 

6. “Mosquito Coil” by Mesh India. Amazing detail in this piece, matches are included and you get a smoke particle effect if you click on/off the coil. Only 1 LI with Permissions of Copy/Modify, shadow included – you must pick up one of these useful items for all beach/camping scenes.

Designer Karthikeyan Engineer makes mesh decorations for the Indian culture and items that are related to India or the sub countries therein. Only started this year, they don’t yet have a mainstore but items can be bought on Marketplace and they are also attending various events. I think this will be an interesting designer to watch for future products!

Mesh India on Marketplace

Mesh India on Flickr

Cosmo 4th Anniversary - Mesh India

 

7. “Four Seasons Road Sign” by Goose. This is another gorgeous piece by Goose. Well worth joining the Goose Inworld group as you get a similarly must have piece each month as group gifts. Plus designer Tyrek has a sale every now and then! The road sign is 6 LI with Permissions of Copy/Modify. It looks good in all lights with that row of bulbs sparkling away.

Visit – Goose mainstore

Cosmo 4th Anniversary - Goose

 

8. “Gift Cake” by Your Dreams. And who doesn’t like cake? This gorgeous little cake is decorated with a flower and looks good enough… to eat *laughs* Darn, now I’m hungry! Your Dreams specialises in decor for parties and special occasions. The gift cake is only 1 LI with Permissions of Copy/Modify.

Visit – Your Dreams mainstore

Cosmo 4th Anniversary - Your Designs

 

 

Now I have put in the mainstores/Marketplace stores for these good folks BUT remember that you pick up the gifts at the Cosmopolitan Event which is on from today and runs for a fortnight.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

Spring Things at Cosmopolitan!

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A new round of Cosmopolitan has just opened – Round (14/4) – and it runs up to the end of April 9th. Lots of gorgeous Home & Garden pieces – here’s a few of them.

Oh my goodness – Myrrine has a “Garden Gacha”! I’ve always admired Myrrine’s pieces – they are just so joyful. Don’t think I’ve seen a gacha from them before.

 

Cosmopolitan - Myrrine - Garden Gacha

 

Collect all the pieces of gardening essentials including the Garden Shack itself which is 6 LI and Rare. The other Rare is a small ground greenhouse at 3 LI. The Commons are Flowers 2 LI, Watering Can with Flowers 3 LI, Garden Cabinet with various potting items 3 LI, Herbs Rack 2 LI, Plant Display 3 LI, Steps with Plant Pots 3 LI. All are Transfer/Modify and it’s 50 $L per play.

Cosmopolitan - Myrrine - Garden Gacha closeup

 

This is a beautiful piece, it’s called the “Spring Love Bench” and is built by Bee Designs. You get everything shown in the picture including a side tree, hydrangeas, little kitten, lighting… the lot for only 37 Land Impact.

Cosmopolitan - Bee Designs - Spring Love Bench

 

This is a very romantic bench with 16 cuddles and assorted sits including MM/FF/MF plus two relax n read poses. This would make a lovely Spring hideaway in your garden, just add trees as I’ve done in the background to frame it all. Here’s a close-up.

Cosmopolitan - Bee Designs - Spring Love Bench closeup

 

Another landscaping piece, this time from M. Law Designs, the “Kamloops Tree House” is a much more private and explicit hideaway. When you sit upstairs it’s comforting with the triangular walls around you, the front is open so suiting private land.

Cosmopolitan - M. Law Designs - Kamloops Tree House

 

 

At a Land Impact of 66, this smashing tree house has a lot going for it. The design includes the flowers, butterflies and bleached out tree upon which the house rests. Beautiful texturing, everything has been thought out extremely well for romantic roleplay. Just look at the detailed hanging ceiling lights – excellent!

Cosmopolitan - M. Law Designs - Kamloops Tree House - inside

 

There are a lot of carefully thought out animations included – 19 cuddles, 26 intimate poses, plus around 20 erotic poses. Permissions are Copy/Modify. I would suggest you go along to Cosmopolitan and try out the display piece to see the possibilities.

Cosmopolitan - M. Law Designs - Kamloops Tree House - outside

 

The “Lakeside Gazebo”, built by Dorian, has lots of possibilities. Up on tall stilts, the gazebo can be placed on a riverside or lakeside, maybe a sloping beach or even sunk into the ground as a garden landscaping piece. It’s 21 LI in total and Permissions are Copy/Modify.

Cosmopolitan - By Dorian - Lakeside Gazebo

 

Dorian’s gazebo has a number of animations. Some are standing, leaning against the railing looking out on the lake/river and these are for up to 2 sitters – various poses. Then the benches will take up to 3 sitters and those are 5 male sits, 6 female sits and 7 poses for couples. Beautifully built and textured, it would make useful statement landscaping in a variety of places. Here it is again and those stilts are much longer than you see in the photograph.

Cosmopolitan - By Dorian - Lakeside Gazebo - sunken into land

 

Cosmopolitan - By Dorian - Lakeside Gazebo - inside

 

The larger Home & Garden display pieces are on the top platform, TP from inside the doorway of Cosmopolitan sale room. Here’s your TAXI for the sim.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Cosmopolitan Event – last 3 days!

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There’s some beautiful and clever Home & Garden items at the current round of Cosmopolitan – and there’s still three days left to go and pick up those last minute bargains! I chose four designers to showcase today.

The Home Collection – “Enchanted Swans”.  One of those beautiful garden pieces that is ready to place and no messing around! As with all products at Cosmopolitan, it’s original mesh. A landscaping piece with pool, furniture, plants and – swans.

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Enchanted Swans is 39 LI in total with an extra 2 LI for each swan. They swim around the pool in a mirror motion and at one point meet up to form a heart shape. The bench has 11 poses, all nice and relaxed. Permissions are Copy/Modify.

Cosmopolitan - The Home Collection - Enchanted Swans 1

 

Galland Homes – “Stonehurst Redux”.  Designer Robert’s new house which will fit perfectly on a 512 m plot. A great balcony and front paving area is attached and it’s 26 LI in total. Lots of prims left to furnish this spacious home.

Cosmopolitan - Galland Homes - Stonehurst Redux 1

 

A look inside reveals warm wooden floors, stone bricks walls in places and a floating staircase. Modern styling that actually looks and feels a lot more expansive than it measures. You can Copy/Modify Stonehurst Redux, enlarge it to suit your space.

Cosmopolitan - Galland Homes - Stonehurst Redux 2

Perfect for first time land owners, maybe a guest house on larger land. Tall windows add to the spacious effect, inside and out.

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Cosmopolitan - Galland Homes - Stonehurst Redux 4

 

One Grid – “Stockholm Bedroom Set”.  Stunning modern styling in the Scandinavian Homes tradition. This set would look perfect in a room with bleached wood and plain walls.  The bed contains over 300 animations and has a Land Impact of 12.

Cosmopolitan - One Grid - Stockholm Bedroom 1

 

Other pieces include – bedside table in two versions – LI 1, canvas stack – LI 1, pendant light – LI 4 with a good spread of light, quotes in frames – LI 1, the perfect radiator – LI 3, log hanger which is held up by chains either end and includes a hanging clothing item, Monstera potted plant – LI 2

Cosmopolitan - One Grid - Stockholm Bedroom 2

All pieces have Permissions of Copy/Modify.

Cosmopolitan - One Grid - Stockholm Bedroom 3

 

Compulsion – “Wine making set”. A great decor/roleplay set to place on a patio, in a cellar or on garden decking – anywhere like that. There’s 11 pieces with a Land Impact of 20 when they are all rezzed. Permissions are Copy/Modify.

Cosmopolitan - Compulsion - Wine Making Kit 2

 

Just thinking, this would make quite a good historical roleplay set as well.

Cosmopolitan - Compulsion - Wine Making Kit 1

 

Here’s your taxi to Cosmopolitan – and don’t forget, only 3 days left.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂