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An Island Resort

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A couple has arrived at a secluded Island Resort, maybe on their honeymoon, and while they’re in the bathroom, we can have a look at their bedroom. It’s quite early in the morning and because it’s so hot, they’ve left the door out onto the balcony wide open. Crisp cotton sheets, perfect customer service and luxurious décor are just two of the reasons why this resort got a five star rating!

If only! Still, at least in SL® we can dream. The room is an upper floor bedroom that leads out onto a gorgeous balcony, and it’s not the only one in the latest prefab by Galland Homes, this is the Cape Hatteras. I’ll do another post very soon to show you the rooms and the outside but take it from me, you could do worse for your summer vacation home.

Most of the decor is from unKindness. It’s the Island Resort gacha and you can try your luck on this at the June edition of Collabor88. Lots of nice animations in this bed, including a great couples sleep Menu, for the ultimate in laziness.

I also loved these new lanterns from Granola., you’ll find them over at UBER, which has recently started its new round but you can get in now without too much trouble. They come in various colours including this light blue which matched the bedspread perfectly.

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

Sponsors:-

unKindness
Island Resort gacha at Collabor88
uK – Island Resort Bed – LI 18
Animation Menus – Single – 8 – sits, lays, dances
Couples Sleep – 5
Cuddles – 11
Adult – 18
uK – Island Resort Rug v4 – modified upwards – LI 8
uK – Island Resort Rug v5 – LI 2
uK – Island Resort Nightstand v1 – LI 1
uK – Island Resort Vase – LI 1
uK – Island Resort Lamp v2 – lI 2
uK – Island Resort Wall Art v1, v2 and v3 – LI 1 each
uK – Island Resort Leaf Wall Decor – LI 2

Serenity Style, at mainstore
Serenity Style- Yram Strange Travel- Suitcase – LI 2
Serenity Style- Yram Strange Travel- Rounded Suitcase – LI 1
Serenity Style- Yram Strange Travel- Clock – LI 1 – sound on touch

Granola., currently at June UBER
Zhara Lanterns Lt Blue – LI 4, 3 lengths of chain – Copy & Modify
Textures versions in Bronze, Iron, Pink, white
Scripted with an on/off flame and will smoke when you put them out. 🙂


Galland Homes – Cape Hatteras – Bedroom with Balcony

Other Designers:-
PLAAKA – Fruits Bowl – LI 1 – Gacha – June Arcade
Trompe Loeil – Modern Tree Couch Leather Blue – LI 6 – Gacha – June Arcade
Loft & Aria – Tropical Glam – Potted Palm – LI 5 – Gacha – June Arcade

JIAN – ‘dorable Danes – 14. Compu-snooze – LI 1 – Gacha

TARTESSOS ARTS – Morning Breakfast Tray – LI 7 – Copy & Modify – Marketplace

Apple Fall
Coral Specimen – Gift – LI 1 – Copy & Modify
and Apple Fall Nauticus Shell Vessel – Gift – LI 1 – Copy & Modify

hive // potted fan palm plant – LI 3 – was a Fifty Linden Friday Special

NOMAD // SUNBURST – LI 1 – Fifty Linden Friday Special (current)

So I’ll say enjoy the sunshine and cheers, m’dears 🙂

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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 🙂

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 🙂

RFL Home & Garden Expo 2016 – Greymoon Designs, Nomad, meshIT and VersaTile

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The RFL Home & Garden Expo 2016 is now open and will run to March 6th. It’s the largest and longest running event dedicated to Home & Garden in Second Life™ and raises funds for Relay For Life – The American Cancer Society. Read more about it on their extensive website.  As you can imagine, there’s all sorts of exhibitors from well known brands to up and coming designers, hobbyists and professional merchants. Each exhibitor is required to release two brand new 100% donation items and there’s also a wonderful 50% donation gacha section and even a special hunt!

I’ve got four more great designers to show you today – Greymoon Designs, Nomad, meshIT and VersaTile.

Greymoon Designs specializes in creating detailed mesh houses with the furniture and landscaping to go with them. They use original mesh and custom textures to create low prim homes that are both unique and well priced. Various styles from small fantasy cottages to larger modern homes are available.

Greymoon - Treetops - front elevation

 

“Treetops Cottage” is one of the 100% Donation items by designer Cathy, and it’s presented in a rez box that you can move around. Also parts of the house are separate so if you don’t want the surrounding four trees (maybe you already have good landscaping) you can remove them. Parts of the house are similar and it stands on stilts making it a versatile home for various landscapes.

Greymoon - Treetops - back elevation

Greymoon - Treetops - porchway

 

Treetops has a peaceful and calming atmosphere to it and although relatively compact, there is plenty of floor space… two decks, double rooms on the first floor and a further loft room where the rafters of the roof make the ceiling. Beautiful light wood with white highlights on the eaves and window frames give this cottage a warm feeling.

Greymoon - Treetops - inside

Greymoon - Treetops - loft

Decorations are included – the fireplace and tree decor on the walls, the porch lamps – everything you see in the pictures. In total Treetops Cottage has an amazingly low Land Impact of 63 with Permissions of Copy/Modify. It would make an idyllic place to live!

Greymoon - Treetops - Deck

Greymoon - Treetops - front elevation 2

 

Nomad make novelties, games, toy and tentacles for detail fetishists! Designer Pira has made a Hobo set for the Expo and they look great in a number of settings. The “Barrel Fire” has blue, green and red varieties, 2 LI with Permissions of Copy/Modify. The “Makeshift Bench” has a couple of version, one with wine bottles rolling around and one without, 2 – 3 LI depending on the version you choose and Permissions are Copy/Modify.

Nomad - Hobo set - full

 

Then there’s the “Old Red Chair” and “Old Blue Broken Chair” for 2 LI each, again Permissions are Copy/Modify. These are so clever! Shadow work in built in and I photographed these in relative midday to show how good they look. 100% Donation items.

Nomad - hobo set - closeup

 

meshIT provides full perm furniture and landscaping for builders. You’ll need to use your imagination with these as they are not textured but I rezzed them to show you the fine details in these pieces.  The “Lantern” is 1 LI, the “Rocks” come in a pack of 5 differently shaped rocks and are also 1 LI each.

meshIT - lantern rocks

 

Also included in our blogger’s box was the “Romantic Retreat Treehouse” which weighs in at 64 LI. But look at it because that includes some furniture as well! Everything you see in the picture is included on the mesh treehouse… tree, decking, stairs, furniture, string lights – I don’t think designer Iachann has left anything out. The LOD was excellent and if you’re a builder you’ll know how much that matters.

meshIT - Romantic Retreat Treehouse

 

meshIT - Romantic Retreat Treehouse closeup

 

VersaTile make quality home decor, seasonal items and more, mostly with a feminine vibe although these beautiful donation items can be used in most homes, I would have thought.
Designer Hannah has made 3 versions of “Mobile Mind”. Only 1 Land Impact each with Copy perms.

VersaTile

 

Direct Slurl to Greymoon Designs on Hope 2

Direct Slurl to Nomad on Hope 9

Direct Slurl to VersaTile on Hope 7

Direct Slurl to meshIT on Hope (to be filled in)

 

That’s all for today so I’ll say Happy Shopping and Cheers, m’dears 🙂