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Green Fingers

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“Green fingers” is primarily an English phrase and it means if somebody has green fingers, then they’re very good at gardening and everything they touch flourishes. You can even say this in Hindi –  बाग़वानी में निपुणता – but it still means having this special ability to make the plants grow.

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Here’s full details of the H&G products and apparel shown in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- .:TM:.Creation, Granola.
Others:- Exmachina, ^^Swallow^^, Monso
Events: – eBento, Driftwood

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

.:TM:.Creation, currently at Driftwood – A Dream Series Event – April 5th to May 5th
1. This beautiful scene is .:Tm:.Creation’s exclusive for Driftwood and it’s called “Enjoy the Silence” Nature Scene GM25


This is a Nature scene (no animations) with rocks, wild flowers, wild grass, bushes, wood pile, rabbits and Fennec foxes.
Land Impact is 11 with approximate size being metres 6.6 wide x 5.6 deep

2. There’s an additional landscaping piece included and this is the Wild Grass – Land Impact 0.5.

3. I placed .:TM:.Creation’s [The Rock] Nature Scene GM18 – LI 15 behind as background – here it is in another post

Materials are enabled for all pieces and you can unlink, resize and copy as you wish to build up the area you have for landscaping. 100% Original Mesh.

Granola.
The April group gift is this lovely set called Lil’ Sprouts and it includes two sprout tins at LI 2 each and two glass misters for LI 1 each – metal and copper. Gabriel has a mister in his hand but there’s no animation there – I just placed it! You can very easily attach the mister to either hand and use it in your photos. All 100% original Mesh and textures with Materials enabled.

Don’t forget to wear your Granola. Group when you collect. There’s a small, one time joining fee of L$50. In addition to the new group gift, Granola. also decided to re-release some of the older group gifts. These can now be found in the group gift section of the store 🙂

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Gabriel is wearing…
Exmachina, currently at @ eBento to April 30th
70 Pants – includes HUD for four texture options
Jeans Jacket – includes HUD for five texture options

Hair – Monso – Laureline/Blonde – unisex rigged Mesh hair for guys & gals

Ears – ^^Swallow^^ – Noldor Elf Ears – separate right & left ears with HUD for skin colour [presets and colour picker] resizer, and options for earring metal and gemstones

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Let’s Fall in Love

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“We might have been meant for each other
To be or not to be, let our hearts discover…
Let’s fall in love
Why shouldn’t we fall in love?
Now is the time for it, while we are young
Let’s fall in love” ~ Cole Porter, sung by Ella Fitzgerald

Ha!  I’m getting uber romantic in my old age. This gorgeous arbour has lots of animations which would be perfect for wedding photography/celebrations.  It’s beautifully made and includes sparkles on the ground.  You could even modify the size down a bit and use it as a garden arbour when you want a good focal point or divider.

The girl’s gown has a number of elegant versions included in the pack and a comprehensive texture HUD so you’ll be able to change the top, skirt and additional ruffles separately to make a unique outfit.  Not just for weddings, I think, but the shorter version would make delightful summery apparel.

The boy’s wedding suit has a number of colour versions available, not just the patterned white shown here, so do check those out at the store/marketplace.  It’s an unusual, more casual ‘n cool jacket/shirt combo which has an open shirt so you see some of the chest before the jacket buttons up, perfect for short or long necklaces and hot summer nights 🙂  Those shoes have a great HUD on them, too, you can add colour to various sections.  I do like apparel that has options, it makes everything more usable.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products plus the clothing shown in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- .:TM:.Creation
Others:- KIB Designs, {anc}, Ascend
Events: – The Trunk Show

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

.:TM:.Creation, currently at The Trunk Show with [The Arbor] Pergola, runs to March 18th
All pieces are 100% original MESH with Permissions of Copy & Modify, you’ll be able to unlink the pieces for the perfect placement!

1. [Old Pond] Garden scene GM17 – LI 15 – Mainstore

2. ~Wild Grass_v2 GM18 – LI 1 – Mainstore

3. [The Arbor] Pergola ADT anims. with Flowers S34.a – LI 15 – at The Trunk Show
Available in PG or Adult version

-PG Version: 90 standing animations 30 sec loop x each: 33 PG couple poses – 2 PG Scene Sequence for couple – Solo: 2 single sit (F/M 24 poses)

-ADULT Version: 110 standing animations 30 sec loop x each: 33 PG + 10 ADULT couple poses – 2 PG + 1 ADULT Scene Sequence for couple – Solo F or M: 2 single sit (F/M 24 poses)

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{anc} NO LIMITS // flock of flying doves. [ham-pink] 4 Land Impact

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Apparel
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KIB Designs – Serena Wedding Dress, currently at The Trunk Show
fits Maitreya, Venus, Freya, Isis, Hourglass & Physique. HUD has 8 pastel shades texture change for top, skirt, smooth skirt and ruffles
Used SLINK Physique Mesh Body

Ascend – Mr. Valentine Jacket – Print White, Mr Valentine Suit Pants – White, Jasper Shoes – Leather/White – all on MP/Mainstore
fits Jake, Gianni, SLINK
Used Belleza Jake Mesh Body

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Look out behind you, Harry!

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Look out, Harry, the Serpent of Slytherin’s creeping up on you! Good job you’ve got that wand handy 🙂

The Serpent of Slytherin was a female Basilisk that was placed by Salazar Slytherin as the only resident of the Chamber of Secrets at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Basilisk could only be controlled by the Heir of Slytherin, Tom Riddle. That meant that despite her being a Snake, other Parselmouths (such as Harry Potter) had no control over her, though they still could understand her. Aragog (a rare acromantula) was accused of being the monster of the chamber by Tom Riddle which sent Hagrid to Azkaban; his name was later cleared and he was allowed back in Hogwarts.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products used in the scene today, and also details of Harry’s attire:-

Sponsors:- Serenity Style, Raindale, 22769, Deep Static
Others:- *HEXtraordinary*, [The Forge], Nishi, Dura
Events: – The World of Magic Event

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

Home & Garden
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Landscaping – part of the “Autumn Bliss” landscaping scene by Two Moon Gardens
This part is LI 41

Bridge by Serenity Style, currently at The World of Magic Event
The Wizards Bridge – LI 28 plus the separate lanterns – The Wizards Bridge Lamps – LI 8

Raindale, Currently at World of Magic Event
1. Raindale – Magic World music box (blue) – LI 2 – rotates – also available in pink and teal – Touch the base to play a looped song, touch the egg to spin
2. Raindale – Magic World pensieve +particles – LI 2 – water animates and gives off soft light particles – there’s also a non particle version
3. Raindale – Magic World scroll (big with text) – LI 1 – there are various scrolls in the pack including the one I used here – big & blank, small with text, small and blank –
You can add your own text/picture on scrolls (must be on transparent background, use “Select face” on front side of the scrolls)
4. Raindale – Magic World ink and feather – LI 2 – static version – there’s also a version where the feather moves up and down

22769
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Water Dragon Statue – LI 4 at this size
This piece comes from the “Asian Pathways” set and is really a statue you’d place in water. Asian Pathways is a complete building set useful in Asian landscaping over water or land with various walkways, bridges and small gazebo. It’s very beautiful and low Land Impact.

HARRY
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Accessories
1. Glasses – these are by Deep Static, and are the Alfred Wireframe Glasses in Dark Chrome. These highly detailed glasses also have versions in Brass, Gold and Silver included in the pack. They are all completely modify so you can resize, and alter the tint and opacity of the lenses. There’s a helpful notecard included for modifications.

2. *HEXtraordinary* Screech Owl – Flying – attached to avatar or you can also rez as décor and the animation will still be effective

3. [The Forge] Gatekeeper’s Belt, Black (Male) – currently at The World of Magic Event

Apparel
Harry’s wearing the Nishi Uniform for Belleza Jake, currently at The World of Magic Event. This comes with a texture change HUD for various parts including jumper, pants, robe and tie. Click on the shoulder to reveal a robe! There’s also a version that is sans pants.
The uniform has versions for Gianni and Jake. Includes uniform for girls as well – versions are Freya, Isis and Lara – this has the same robe and top but instead of pants you get the skirt.

Hair is by Dura – **Dura-Boy**27 (Dark Brown) resize

Shoes are by A&D – Shoes -Stuttgart- Mesh v2 SLINK and they have a wide range of mesh body options – A&D are one of the best mesh body coverage merchants for men’s clothing

Harry’s Shape is mine (sorry!) and it’s for the avatar head with the Belleza Jake Mesh Body because quite honestly I find the avatar head way easier to adjust than mesh heads and after hours spent fiddling with those blighters I’ve given up the will to live.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Lord of Winter

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While it may be mostly Pagans who celebrate the Yule holiday, nearly all cultures and faiths have held some sort of Winter Solstice celebration or festival. Because of the theme of endless birth, life, death, and rebirth, the time of the Solstice is often associated with deities and other legendary figures.

From Norse Legend, Odin bestowed gifts at Yuletide upon his people, riding a magical flying horse across the sky. This legend may have combined with that of St. Nicholas to create the modern Santa Claus. Anyway, this is my interpretation!

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

Raindale
“Charfell Cabin” Updated version for The White Nights Event at The Avenue, runs through to January 6th – 35% off
Keira added a snow roof at 5 LI and string lights at 2 LI and there’s new HUD options – 5 wall colours, 5 roof colours and a winter present which will give snowy textures for some of the wooden parts and base platform. The winter version has a platform with it – 55 LI, the summer version will be 50 LI. The footprint of the cabin will be 10 by 15 metres at the default size but with Permissions of Copy/Modify this can be sized up and down.
The platform is optional and can be removed or used by itself, the Land Impact will be 8 at it’s default size of 23 by 23 metres. I think you’ll find this is a very useful piece of landscaping in it’s own right. You have a 5 option texture change HUD with the platform, too.

Raindale – “Clarendon Set”, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event to December 30th and then at the mainstore
Clarendon living room set – comprises sofa and armchair, this is a really versatile folksy style set and should last throughout winter
Sofa – 11 LI, 14 singles and 8 couples animations,
Armchair – 7 LI, 14 singles animations
3 colours for fabric, 3 colours for wooden parts, 4 textures for cushions plus 5 extra Christmas prints for front cushions

Raindale – Ellesmere table – from “Ellesmere set” at mainstore

Krescendo – Enchanted Dreamcatchers – 10
AsteroidBox – Calligraphic Curses – Writing Set and Ink Stick
!dM – Rockin Rudolph Holly Powder (Box 9) – meant to be worn
All gacha at the new Lootbox round

Storax Tree Sales Room
Downhill Crate Shelf C1 – LI 8
Plates & Candles Shelf Holiday A10 – LI 6
Natural Bliss Tray Table Holiday Red Ac – LI 7

Serenity Style– Best Wishes BLOGGERS AND FRIENDS ❤ – gift to Serenity Style Bloggers only

Dust Bunny . home made gingerbread hearts and gingerbread ornaments
was Fifty Linden Friday deal

JIAN
Arctic Foxes Set – JIAN Arctic Fox :: Static Sleep L and JIAN Arctic Fox :: Static Stand 1 L – at mainstore
JIAN – Santa’s Samoyeds 1. Adult Companion Rare – ARCADE gacha

Vespertine
{vespertine}- cup of your tea / customer appreciation gift – LI 2
{vespertine} – antler door wreath holder / copper – December Group Gift
{vespertine}- frostwoods pop up book – LI 2

And I’m wearing…
Bare Rose – Mystic Robe – just a wonderful costume by ace Designer, June Dion

Purfect – White Beard and Moustache – OMEGA appliers and mesh pieces with HUD to colour the hairbands, also has other colours of beard available – very nice!

Heth Haute Couture – Crown of Light – amazing jewelry by Designer, Hethwen

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

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)

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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 🙂