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Dine out in Comfort

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Two of my favourite things to do – relax and eat – what could be better. The cats think so, too, indeed one of them is considering that fried chicken dish full of tasty morsels, especially while the cook’s missing.

This gorgeous house is by KraftWork and you can pick up a copy at 6º Republic which runs until May 20th. It was a stand out product for me at the Event and it’s called the “Puget Sound Retreat”. Perfect for summertime scenes, you’ve got a nice large patio in partial shade and an airy spacious living space which contains shelving, sink and counter top area, huge glass windows, glass door and stairs to the roof which will naturally increase the floor space no end. Also included is a nice animated fire prim so you can either use that in the internal fireplace to make it cosy at night or the outside one for barbecues and evening cuddles. I filled that with flowers in the photograph. And… you also get a handy wall panel which I used on the building here. It could also be utilised inside to block some of the glass if you didn’t want the building to be so open. I did look up the name Puget Sound that the KraftWork building is named after and it turns out to be an area of the North Western US state of Washington. It’s an inlet of the Pacific Ocean and looks like the sort of place that would be great for sailing. That’s info for my Eurozone and Eastern readers!

 

 

 

Featured is a new food gacha by unKindness and that’s at 6º Republic as well. Yummy is all I can say and it’s really good because you get both preparation and finished product. For instance, with that tasty fried chicken the cat is after in the skillet, you have a corresponding chicken prep product. It makes for excellent roleplay and that is part of the fun of SL®. Appreciate the Country Fixin’s gacha.

 

 

Chilling out is the other kitty on [ zerkalo ]‘s new bed, from a gacha which is positively brimming with luxury, this is the Relaxed Corner gacha and it’s currently at the new round of Kustom9. Now the Rare for this is a rather nice fireplace but there are also two beds, one of which is Adult and those are Commons. So… a chance of winning an Adult bed as a Common, can’t be bad. You may have to wait a while to get into Kustom9, I tried today and it was no go even in the quiet Eurozone time. Good job Zerks is a sponsor of mine! The cushions, quilt, and bed all have really nice animations and the Knotted Rope lights are most unusual. A nice lot of décor items.

 

 

22769 made up a lot of the other décor from the Backyard Patio gacha which you’ll find at May Gacha Garden Event. Very nice set and it includes a smashing seahorse on plinth piece of décor which I really appreciated because I collect animal inspired décor pieces, the house is full of them. 22769 is all user created Mesh and the furniture animations are original as well. Generally, they are a prolific and creative design house which has stood the test of time. I recommend visiting their mainstore.

 

 

The garden is made exclusively from Little Branch products and I must say, designer Cari produces exquisite trees and shrubs that are suitable for all season landscaping. They are realistic and versatile and you usually get bonus plant items in each tree pack – I’ve detailed those below. I love the woven trunk of the Flowering Dogwood, it’s just beautiful and showed up well in my photograph. Cari has worked hard on reducing the Land Impact of the Little Branch trees over time and now you can use quite a lot of them for a reasonable outlay – make orchards, forests, even pack your garden with trees if you want to without breaking the prim bank. The mainstore is a delight to visit and would make a good first date (because it’s interesting, beautiful and nothing contentious) or just because you love the natural world.

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

KraftWork for 6º Republic – Puget Sound Retreat
KraftWork Puget Sound Retreat – LI 93 – Copy/Modify
KraftWork Puget Sound Wall Panel – LI 2 – Copy/Modify
KraftWork Fire for Fireplace (TOUCH ON/OFF) – LI 1 – Copy only

unKindness – Country Fixin’s Food Gacha for 6º Republic
uK – Country Fixin’s Boiled Tators – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Tator Salad Prep – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Cornbread Skillet – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Boiled Corn Cobs – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Fried Chicken – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Chicken Prep – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Egg Wash Prep – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Horseshoe Tray – LI 2

uK – Old Smokem’ Straight Path – LI 1 – modified slightly for darker wood – from the Old Smokem’s Park gacha – mainstore

k o s m ii :: Cypress Slice Table – LI 5 – currently at 6º Republic
I just loved this table and would have bought a lot more from this store but rent was due *laughs*

[ zerkalo ] – Relaxed Corner gacha, currently at Kustom9 Event
[ zerkalo ] Relaxed Corner Gacha – Quilted Plaid – LI 4
[ zerkalo ] Relaxed Corner – Bed PG – LI 11
[ zerkalo ] Relaxed Corner Gacha – Two Pillows – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Relaxed Corner Gacha – Plane Propeller – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Relaxed Corner Gacha – Knot Lamp Straight – LI 1

Little Branch – Moonflower Shrub//Flowering Dogwood

LB_Flowering Dogwood.v2 {Animated} Seasons – LI 12 – currently at Sense Event

LB_Moon Flower Shrub.V1.1 {Animated} – LI 4 – currently at Chapter Four Event
LB_Moon Flower Shrub.V1.3 {Animated} – LI 7
LB_Moon Flower Shrub.V1.2 {Animated} – LI 2
These shrubs have a choice of lavender, white, pink, blue and yellow flowers via texture HUD
Little Branch also have Moon Flower trees at The Liaison Collaborative so don’t miss those!

Also used Little Branch Grass V.4 – LI 5 and Snakeweed 4-seasons – LI 3 (included in Flowering Dogwood pack) and Buffalo Grass – LI 4 (included in Moon Flower Shrub pack)
Also used the Little Branch Hill-v1 {Low Li} – modified for texture
and Little Branch Wild Grass*1Li {Lavender}

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Backyard Patio gacha, currently at The Gacha Garden
22769 – Moss Bowl – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Seahorse Figurine – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Leather Plate – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Patio Rattan Pouf – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Garden Magazine – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Amphore with Bowstring Hemp – COMMON – LI 3
22769 – Stone Cups – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Leather Flip Flops – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Paper Lantern – COMMON – LI 1 – variable instensity of light

Chez Moi Furnitures – part of the Barbecue Party set – LI 14 – slightly modified for darker wood – I reviewed the whole set in a previous post HERE

Raindale ~ Somerfield lemonade – LI 2 – from Somerfield gacha set, mainstore
Raindale ~ Somerfield tree swing – LI 2 – 9 animations

Brocante – retro hanging lamp / copper – LI 2 – texture change for bowl part of lamp

Consignment – [Con.] Squatchin Patio Chair – 2 tone – LI 3

Dust Bunny, from Hanging Plants set currently at FaMESHed
dust bunny . hanging plants . cheese plant
dust bunny . hanging plants . ivy planter

JIAN – Ragdoll Cats – FaMESHed
JIAN Ragdoll Cat Collection :: Wanderer – LI 9 and choice of 4 textures, resize, sound on/off, name, set radius of wander.  Warning – they are naughty!

Heart Garden Centre/Heart Botanicals – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – Blue Dream – S4 – From the Echinacea set

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Bar in the Sky

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Here’s a skybox that you’ll love for the masses of light streaming in from the windows and the realistic, beautiful texturing overall – plus the addition of an outside deck! It has such a pleasant feel to it, and would be a joy to live in. The down side is that you’ll have to wait until October 2nd to claim your copy. That’s when [Fourth Wall] will release the Modern Attic Skybox at the new round of INDUSTRIE.

I’ve included three pictures of the interior here and also decorated a portion of it – one of the side walls – as a modern bar for the discerning gent *laughs*. Ah well, the bulldog pup got there first and is hanging around the fridge hoping there’s some milk/sausages to be had, he’s not really interested in the alchofrolics.

 

 

There are windows on both sides of the skybox and the result creates a really airy atmosphere that needs a consequent lightness in the decoration, I feel.

 

On one side a pair of double glass doors opens to a small concrete patio. Step out there and you are quite secure as a wall goes all the way around. It’d be great for a couple of deck chairs and/or some planters. Click on the doors to open and close.

 

The “bar” is a slightly enlarged version of KraftWork‘s Modern Tete a Tete, an interesting piece that contains poses for both sides. You can get some artful effects if you use it as a background. As you can see here, it has great decorative potential as well. That marvellous Chalk Board Fridge is the KraftWork September Group Gift and it’s a mere L$25 to join the group – details below.

Artwork is by unKindness, and there are a couple of massed sets here, one for the wall and one that stands on the floor against a wall. They are arranged already so no messing about – that’s what I like!

The clock is by Newchurch and it matches a recent table that I blogged. These are on SL Time and can also be altered as you wish. I think the clock is a modern classic. The bar accoutrements are from [ zerkalo ] and I haven’t shown the entire gacha. That does contain a more rustic bar but as you can see, the pieces are versatile enough to fit in with other styling trends.

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

[FOURTH WALL]
Modern Attic Skybox @ INDUSTRIE – Event opens October 2nd
[FOURTH WALL] – Modern Attic Skybox – LI 29 – Copy/Modify – 13.6 by 10.6 metres
Quite an open skybox with lots of windows

[FOURTH WALL] – Marble Shelves @ Limit8 – Modern minimalist marble shelves in black & white – 1 LI each – runs through to October 13th

[ zerkalo ] – Bar Z gacha – currently at Kustom9 – runs through to October 10th
Bar Z – Stool – LI 2 – 7 solo sits
Whiskey, Wine, Gin and Vodka bottles – 1 LI each
Shot, Wine, Beer and whiskey glasses – 1 LI each
Tequila Neon Sign – on/off blinking – 2 LI
Vodka Neon Sign – on/off blinking – 1 LI (size reduced)
Bar Z – Wine Rack – LI 2
Darts Board with darts – LI 2
Beer Tower – LI 3
Billiard-balls Candle – LI 3

unKindness – Dude Art Sets
Currently at ManCave which runs through to October 3rd
uK – Dude Art Wall Set – LI 2
uK – Dude Art Floor Set – LI 1 (on top of the bar)

KraftWork
New group gift – Chalkboard Fridge – LI 2
Ashtray from Shotgun Jazz Club gacha on PocketGacha – LI 2
For details, please see – http://pocketgacha.com
KraftWork Modern Tete a Tete – LI 34 – each seat has 9 poses

ARIA- Dido Cheese Platter And Wine Glasses – LI 5

Newchurch – Chronos Wall Clock, Black – LI 2

{what next} – Swiss Cheese Plant – LI 2

Seven Emporium – Neon Legs – LI 1

JIAN – Fun Frenchies gacha – 18. Brindle Wanderer

SAU Motorcycles – [sau] mouse [Lite] [Fire] – LI 9 – ridable

Combining popular contemporary styles of minimalist & industrial design, INDUSTRIE is your one-stop event for modern monthly shopping. Check out their website!

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

A Little Bit of Zen

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This little garden by TLC Home Collection creates a state of calm where you can sit and watch the water flow, and enjoy the animals. The dragonfly can be set to “active nature” and he’ll fly from lily to lily, it’s really enchanting. The Koi are also interactive and will feed from your hand, just follow the script directions so that they will also swim around in a designated area, notecard explanations are included.

The hanging loveseat by Chez Moi is not only a beautifully detailed and observed piece of garden furniture, but it is also texture change for the pillow and cushion pieces. As with all Chez Moi pieces, the loveseat is packed with poses that everyone can enjoy.

The word Zen is derived from the Japanese pronunciation of the Middle Chinese word 禪 (dʑjen), which in turn is derived from the Sanskrit word dhyāna which can be approximately translated as “absorption” or “meditative state”. It shows in a way, the progression of that desired state through the different spiritualities. All blossoms on the same tree.

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

TLC Home Collection, currently at ULTRA Event to August 15th
Zen Minimalist Garden – 21 LI (includes Red-Crowned Crane and Dragonflies)
Koi Collector’s Edition (set 1 of 3) upgraded to make the fish feedable!
(all are Copy/Modify)

Chez Moi Furnitures
Tuareg Hanging Loveseat – 8 LI – Copy/Modify with Texture Change for pillows and cushions, packed with animations – Adult & PG versions
Potted Cactus – 1 LI – Copy/Modify
Both currently at the Indie Teepee Event to August 6th

DYNASTY – Aged Mahjong Set – Brown – this was at Summerfest, hopefully it’s in the store now!
Concept} 12. Ca’Pepe. Square carpet – gacha currently at Kustom9
Concept} 13. Ca’Pepe. Candles
Concept} 11. Ca’Pepe. Bonsai
Calm. Designs – Song . Wall Decor . Jade, currently at The Chapter Four Event

Landscaping:-

Little Branch – WildSassafras.v2 {Animated}
Dysfunctionality – Fluffy Grass – Gridular – texture change for different types of grass
unKindness – “Little Oasis” gacha – Rock Shelf Brown – currently at The Gacha Guardians Event

 

 

Hope you all have a great week!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Summer Garden Party

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The English don’t cope with the heat very well on the whole.  We get the sun so infrequently that we don’t install air conditioning (which would really help) and leave it to the last minute to purchase electric fans by which time the shops have run out of them or not bothered to stock them at all.  However, it is noticeably warmer in the south of the country and even quite humid so here we do daft things like car boot sales and garden parties at times when we’re all wilting in the heat.

Parasols or sun umbrellas or put that thing up pronto because I’m dying of heatstroke, whatever they are called, are very popular. Hence, I was pleased to see this magnificent sun umbrella by Newchurch in the latest set, entitled “Miramar”.  The clever thing about this set is the masses of texture change options on both seating and pillows (which you can arrange yourself) plus the fact that to collect the whole set, you need to visit both The Home Show 2017 and ON9 July Event.

Other goodies I managed to collect before collapsing with exhaustion, are detailed below but I’d like to point out the retro record player by FIN, a real find at The Home Show 2017.  This designer does all sorts of retro furniture and décor, a lot of it covering the 1950s period which I think was a lot more exciting in the USA than in the UK, where we were really into picnics and worrying about the impending nuclear war caused by the Cuban Missile Crisis.   Great fun 🙂

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

NEWCHURCH – “Miramar Set” which is split between the Home Show 2017 and ON9 Event

For the Home Show 2017 (until end July)
Miramar Lounge Chair – LI 3 plus 1 per pillow – single poses – 15 textures – Copy/Modify
Miramar Small Sofa – LI 3 plus 1 per pillow – singles and couples poses – 15 textures – Copy/Modify
Miramar Coffee Table – LI 1 – includes Caliza Long Planter – Copy/Modify

For ON9 Event
Miramar Side Table – LI 1 – Copy/Modify
Miramar Cantilever Umbrella – LI 2 – 15 textures – Copy/Modify
Miramar Chaise – LI 4 – singles and couples poses – 15 textures – Copy/Modify
(Chaise not shown in picture but it’s equally as good as the rest)
All 100% original Mesh with Materials enabled

FIN – Fifties TEPPAZ Player YELLOW, currently at The Home Show 2017
Soy. – Clutterd records (from a huge & fab collection all to do with record players)
Frangipani Garden – Watermelon Punch Set, currently at Japonica Event

JIAN – “Munchkin Kittens” gacha – :: Calico Wandering Kitten
JIAN – “Pupper Parlor” gacha – :: 10. Black Bow Wanderer Yorkie, gacha at Epiphany Event

TLC Home Collection – Dragonfly, part of Zen Set (which I’ll be showing more of in another post) and Dragonflies on Water Lilies Set, currently at ULTRA Event

KraftWork – KraftWork Pet Shop Toys Stuff Peanut Butter Bones and
KraftWork Pet Shop Toys Stuff Woof Bowls – from “Pet Shop” gacha

[ zerkalo ] – pieces from “Cat Sweetness” Gacha – at Kustom9 Event
[ zerkalo ] Cat Sweetness – Grand Cat Cake – RARE
[ zerkalo ] Cat Sweetness – Bread Cat
[ zerkalo ] Cat Sweetness – Cat Ice cream
[ zerkalo ] Cat Sweetness – Cat Macaroon
[ zerkalo ] Cat Sweetness – Cat Cookie

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Babble Game (which resembles the game you all know and love)

Duvet Day – “Summer in Garden” Lantern green – from same gacha

Two Moon Gardens – Flower Bank 2a (modified)

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

All I have to do is Dream

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“When I want you in my arms
When I want you and all your charms
Whenever I want you, all I have to do is
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream” ~ The Everly Brothers

Guess who’s asleep?  It’s my daft spaniel who thinks the bed is his.  Mind you, he’s so cute he gets away with it!  I’m not sure how long I will get away with a pink bedroom, however 🙂

Pink is the colour of love… and also I wanted to make a pink bedroom ever since I saw Chez Moi Furniture‘s “Bed Lille”, available at the Tres Chic Event until May 10th. A really lovely canopy bed, you can purchase it in both PG and Adult versions.  I like the way the curtains drape over the edge of the canopy, fine work from this talented designer.

Other lovely items are samples of the latest releases from [ zerkalo ] and it’s so nice to see them up and running again with a number of excellent gacha at various Events.  You’ll see I went to the Bloom Event at long last and clicked on way too many vendor tags *laughs*. Bloom is running until the end of the month and it’s a perfect spring Event. Not only can you deck out your house but there’s oodles of garden stuff, too.  Oh, and it’s not all pink!

Here’s the items I used:-

Chez Moi Furnitures
Goodnight Wall Decor – LI 1 – Copy/Modify
Bed Lille – LI 16 – Copy/Modify packed with poses, over 200 in the Adult version
Now at Tres Chic Event until May 10th

[ zerkalo ]
[ zerkalo ] “Dreaming of Spring” – Blanket Dark – LI 4 – gacha (the gacha is at The Crossroads Event until April 28th)
[ zerkalo ] “Dreaming of Spring” – Pillow Dark – LI 1 – gacha

[ zerkalo ] “Spring Posters” – 1 – RARE – LI 7 (I stretched this upwards) –  (available at the Gacha Guardians Event which runs to the end of April)

[ zerkalo ] “Pillow Quotes” – Wild Thing – LI 1 – gacha – (two gacha – Pillow Quotes and Dream Away now at Kustom9 which runs until May 10th)
[ zerkalo ] “Dream Away” – Air Balloon Pink – LI 3 – this has a little tealight in the basket
[ zerkalo ] “Dream Away” – Curtain – LI 11 (I stretched this upwards)
All items have Permissions of Copy/Modify

Items at the  Bloom  Event – runs to the end of April
Mori.  – flower candle . toga
+Half-Deer+  – Secret Garden Bunny – Sakura – Lay Down
Consignment – Athena Dining Set – Calla Lily
Can’t Even — Golden Vase with Twigs
Kalopsia – Lily’s Chair

Rose tea set COMMON – gacha from Thaino Designs
[Tia] Pandora Chair which has a wonderful texture change HUD- now available at the new round of Shiny Shabby Event
Bocas Belle Rug Multi-Floral 7 – Spargel & Shine Homes

JIAN  – Splendid Spaniels 18. Upside Down Sleeper – at the Epiphany Gacha Event

Room is the main bedroom of LUTON Manor – REDGRAVE (v1.0)

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂