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Barby on the Beach

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One of the best places for a BBQ is on a beach at the height of summer. There’s always the sea to cool off in if it gets too hot. My BBQ set here is by [CIRCA] and it’s mega interactive.  You can set up and cook on the Barby, and then rez and serve from the Food and Drink Tables where there are lots of options.  Designer, Cherelle, is certainly spoiling us here!

At the front of the scene is Raindale’s beautiful vintage set which is made for the Vintage Fair and if you haven’t been to this annual Event yet do pop along and see all the products – there are masses.  The radio is already set up for various stations so you’ll be able to enjoy that aspect along with the copious beach towel poses, Designer, Keira, makes her own so you won’t find those anywhere else.

My other Sponsor here is Little Branch and if you want the best in palms, look no further!  You get extra landscaping items in the pack suitable for the tree’s natural habitat, such as beach sand, dry grass and snakegrass, and these are always welcome!  I really like the bendy palm, it’s architecturally pleasing, and you can do a lot to enhance the landscaping of any tropical scene with these palm packs.

Now, Alexa will love what’s cooking on the BBQ… juicy steaks!

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

Sponsors:- [CIRCA], Raindale, Little Branch
Others:- MADRAS, JIAN, Cube Republic, Landscaping by Felix, Mesh Plants by Reid Parkin
Events:- The Boardwalk Event, The Final Winter Event, The Vintage Fair

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

 

[CIRCA], currently at The Boardwalk Event to June 15th
“Galloway’s” BBQ Pavilion w/ Lights – Natural Wood – LI 20 – Copy – 8 single female leans & stand positions and 4 single male stands

[CIRCA] – “Galloway’s” Food & Serve Table – Natural Wood(Giver) – LI 11 – Copy – Includes single items: Tin Cup of soda, BBQ Chicken, BBQ Corn, BBQ Sausage, Beef Kabob, Sausage Coil, Shrimp skewer, Butter bun & Devilled egg (9 options total)

[CIRCA] – “Galloway’s” Food & Drink Table – Natural Wood(Giver)- LI 18 – Copy = Touch anywhere for food & drink choices. Select from menu, your choice, and your item will auto attach to either the left or right hand. The hand objects include eating, drinking, or food place hold animations. To derez, touch item in hand for it to detach. Items are temporary, so they will not show in the user’s inventory. The menu access for these are set to public – Includes food plate items & drink: Beer for female, Beer for male, BBQ Chicken & sides plate, BBQ Sausage & sides plate, BBQ Steak & sides plate, Beef Kabob & sides plate, & Shrimp & sides plate (7 options total)

[CIRCA] – Fire Extinguisher (rez) – LI 3

[CIRCA] – “Galloway’s” BBQ Oil Drum – Black (6 poses) – LI 6 – 2 single female cooking positions, 3 male cooking positions, and 1 unisex leaning stand –
1) Touch Lid for Open / Close function.
2) Touch Drum bottom or coals for On / Off particle flames.
3) Touch grill for food rezzer menu – 6 food options to cook. If you want to clear the food, just press the “Clean-up” button in the menu. Foods include : Coil sausages, steaks 1, steaks 2, food mix, food mix 2, & food mix 3. The menu rez access is owner only.

[CIRCA] – “Galloway’s” Beer Barrel – Redwood – LI 1

Raindale, currently at the Vintage Fair

This is a beautiful vintage beach set of parasol, towels and radio
Southern Shore beach towel – PG – LI 2 – lovely poses for solo and couples
There’s also an Adult version available – texture change HUD
Southern Shore radio (yellow) – LI 1 – stations built in including a free URL for your own use
Southern Shore parasol – LI 3 – texture change HUD

 

Little Branch, currently at the Vintage Fair with the Tropical Palm Cluster and the Tropcial Palm V2 at The Final Winter Event
LB_TropicalPalm.v2{Animated} – LI 3 at this size – an unusual and beautiful shape
LB_TropicalPalm*Cluster{Animated} – LI 22 – cluster of nine gorgeous palms
LB_Snakeweed{Animated}*Summer-A – LI 2
LB_WildGrass*1Li{Dry} – LI 1

 

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JIAN
JIAN Splashy Spaniels 8. Liver Companion – LI 10 – gacha prize – Transfer Resize HUD

MADRAS trading as Mesh India
12 MI Pineapple Boat RARE – gacha prize from the Fruit Stall gacha – Transfer & Modify

Mesh Plants by Reid Parkin
Bird of Paradise – Large – LI 3 – Full Perm

Cube Republic
CR Cordyline ‘Turkish Delight’ 4 versions in pack – LI 1 each

Landscaping by Felix
2 Prim Mesh Beach Dune 17x10m copy/mody – LI 2
beach sand – LI 1
Felix – beach cliff background – modified for size – LI 5

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

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Bring the Outdoors in

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Today’s scene features (amongst others) the “Summer Living Set” by JooLee Tee. It’s a very cute and colourful summer set for your lounge which is not too expensive to achieve.  All furniture is PG but if you are so inclined you can always put down an adult animated mat/blanket on the sofa and make it invisible.

If I have a favourite piece of furniture that is packed with excellent animations (I do have a particular Chez Moi sofa that I’m used to working now and it makes such a great role-play piece) and it is modify, what I do is to make it transparent via the Edit screen and place it in roughly the same spot as the new piece of furniture I want to use for décor. Maybe a little bit higher than the cushions, say, for a sofa. That way you tend to click on it first. The result is that you have a change of décor and also all your favourite animations handy.

I’ve done that for children’s furniture, too, so that if you have a Zooby baby but the furniture is not using the Zooby animations, it still works out nicely. Of course you do need the extra prims but it’s a way around the dilemma.

If you’re really clever, and you can find the actual prim that the animations are placed in, you can strip that off the piece of furniture and it’s less primmage used as a consequence.  But that depends on a lot of factors such as avatar shapes and distances and it may upset the whole thing of course! I’ve done that before and ruined the piece because the animations weren’t strictly Copy so beware.

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

Sponsors:- JooLee Tee, Cinoe, Myth, Raindale, Cheeky Pea
Others:- +Half-Deer+, MADRAS, Bee Designs, JIAN, Hive, Anecdote,
Lunar Seasonal Designs
Events:- The Boardwalk Event

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

The Boardwalk Event – check out the beautiful products in this 4th round – furniture, décor, garden landscaping, props ‘n poses, and prefabs. Here’s some more products from the round:-

1. JooLee Tee at The Boardwalk Event
JTD – Summer Living – Sofa – LI 8 – solo and couples animations
JTD – Summer Living – Chair 1 – 12 solo sits
JTD – Summer Living – Dresser – LI 7 – includes pot plant, book pile and cloth
JTD – Summer Living – Sofa Decor Houses – LI 4
JTD – Summer Living – Dresser Artwork – LI 3 – 2 frames and crows artwork
JTD – Summer Living – Sofa Art Frames – LI 3 – 3 frames horizontal arrangement
JTD – Summer Living – Rug – LI 3
JTD – Summer Living – Tree – large indoor plant in pot
JTD – Summer Living – Coffee Table – includes flower vase, telephone resting on books

There’s also a black standard floor lamp and another pretty chair in the set, as shown below:-

 

2. Cinoe at The Boardwalk Event
[cinoe] Housekeeper’s house – LI 45 – Copy & Modify

 

 

3. Myth at The Boardwalk Event
Myth – Birds Caravan – LI 8

Raindale
Collfield lantern – LI 2
Collfield – Branch with ribbons – original and mirror – LI 3
Daisies in teapot (Gacha Garden gift) – LI 2
Greenbury flowerbed (round low prim) – LI 2
Greenbury flowerbed (rectangle low prim) – LI 2
Twinklespark – small circle – LI 2
Twinklespark – heart – LI 2

Cheeky Pea
:CP: Taula Birdhouses – LI 1

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+Half-Deer+
Nightglow Bird – Robin – Lantern (up) – LI 1

MADRAS
MADRAS Wrought Plate Decor Set – LI 4 – pieces also separate

Bee Designs
Layla Dolls Gacha 3 – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

JIAN
Fallow Fawn Static Laying – 8 frames to choose from – LI 2

Hive
hive // macramé hanging plant . purple polka – LI 3, gorgeous piece and available in sunshine and pink stripes on the pot, too

Anecdote
[A] Reading Ladybugs – LI 4

Lunar Seasonal Designs
Menu Driven Planter of Hyacinths with a Ladybug – LI 3 – texture change for pot, flowers 1 and 2, leaves, grass, dirt & moss

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Dog Tired

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After a very busy day spent chasing faeries and butterflies plus entertaining the owners, Bullseye settled down by the fire for a well earned rest!

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

Sponsors:- Raindale, Serenity Style, Dragon Magick Wares
Others:- REZZ ROOM, Hive, IDEZA, LOVE, Dysfunctionality, Heart Botanicals, Deelish-ous Designs
Events:- We ❤ Role-Play, The Liaison Collaborative, Syndicate Sunday, 6º Republic Event, Kustom9

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

Raindale, currently at We ❤ Role-Play
Fairstar Hideout – LI 20

Serenity Style, currently at The Liaison Collaborative
Pieces from the “Glasbury Garden Wall” set
Long Wall – LI 3
Posts – End Post – LI 3
Lamp – LI 2 – on/off via touch

Dragon Magick Wares for Syndicate Sunday

Syndicate Sunday – from May 5th to May 12th and all items are L$69 each!
Dragon Magick Wares Leaf Rug – LI 2 and there’s also a round version in the pack!

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REZZ ROOM, currently at 6º Republic Event
[Rezz Room] English Bulldog Adult Sleep – LI – Transfer & Modify
[Rezz Room] Double Dog Bowl – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

Hive, currently at Kustom9
hive // summer bummer rattan chair with pillow  – animations for solo and couples PG, there’s also an Adult version available – comes with HUD for cushions and wood – LI 5

IDEZA, currently at 6º Republic Event
Fire place – LI 2 – beautiful glowing fire – Transfer & Modify

LOVE
LOVE – COUNTRY PATH – STRAIGHT – LI 1 – from a set with shape variations
LOVE – FAIRY FERNS – 1 – LI 4 & LOVE – FAIRY FERNS – 8 – LI 1 – from a lovely set with colour and shape variations plus lights

Dysfunctionality
[DDD] Twinkling Ivy – Straight A – LI 1 – texture change
[DDD] Dandesweet Grass – Patch A – LI 1
[DDD] Twinkling Leafy Bush – Corner – LI 1 – texture change
[DDD] Swaying Leafy Bush – Curve – LI 1 – texture change
[DDD] Twinkling Leafy Bush – Row – LI 1 – texture change
[DDD] Whispy Forest Tree – A, B, C – LI 1 each – texture change

Heart Botanicals – at the HEART Garden Center
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Clover – Small – LI 1
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Clover and Daisies – Small – LI 1

Deelish-ous Designs
Enchanted Fairy Flower Meadow orange/yellows – LI 18 – animated – large footprint 14 by 16 metres – can be reduced down

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Cottage Garden

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As I’ve said before, it’s not easy to create an English Cottage garden virtually and make it look realistic, this is the best I’ve done so far. It has that seemingly carefree look (which is anything but) where you’ve just scattered wild flower and grass seeds at the beginning of the season, together with a few well chosen shrubs… and it’s all come to fruition.

The beautiful stone cottage is by Galland Homes and you’ll find it at the 7th Anniversary edition of FaMESHed, don’t forget to pick up all the gifts when you visit! Stonehill Cottage has a deep stone base so will be able to go into various hilly landscapes in addition to flat ground as here. Downstairs is an open floor set-up with a welcoming old style stone fireplace with chimney going up the side of the house. There’s wooden beams, plaster walls, and stairs that lead up to an open plan bedroom. The cottage would be suitable in a modern country style community and could also double as a house or tavern within a role-play setting. Well worth checking out the DEMO at FaMESHed.

The garden wall and gate are just perfect for the stone cottage and these are quite the nicest landscaping pieces I’ve seen in this genre so far this year, they are by Serenity Style. Also featuring Raindale’s brilliant Riverbreak gacha for 6º Republic and although I’ve put this in the garden it could go anywhere by a river, in a forest or wherever you want it.

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

Sponsors:- Galland Homes, Raindale, Serenity Style, Little Branch, TLC Home Collection
Others:- Heart Botanicals
Events:- 6º Republic, The Liaison Collaborative, FaMESHed 7th Anniversary

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

Galland Homes, currently at FaMESHed 7th Anniversary round
Stonehill Cottage – LI 86 – Copy & Modify

 

Raindale, opens at 6º Republic Event with the Riverbreak Gacha
All of these beauties are Transfer & Modify gacha prizes
Rare – Pond for LI 20 – animated water
Commons – Water lily leaves – 1 – 3 LI, Floating daybed boat – 7 LI – solo and couples animations, 2 versions of candles on lily leaves – 1-2 LI – lights on/off, Rotating leaves with lamps in brown, green and blue grey – LI 4 – solo animations, Bridge versions in brown, white and black – 10 LI, Rushes – 2 LI

 

Serenity Style, currently at The Liaison Collaborative
Pieces from the Glasbury Garden Wall set
Long and Short Walls – LI 3
Posts – End Post – LI 3 with deco ball, Post – LI 1 without
Lamp – LI 2 – on/off via touch
Small Gate – LI 3 with post, LI 2 by itself
Large Gate – LI 4 each – left and right version
Large Gate with attached post – LI 7 – left and right versions

 

Little Branch
Trees -Birch Shrub {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 3, Wild Sassafras .v2 {Animated} – LI 2
Grasses – Snakeweed {4-Seasons} – LI 1, Wild Grass *1Li {Lavender} – LI 1, Fluffy Grass {Mesh} – LI 2

TLC Home Collection
Heron – LI 1 – Animated – also on the store Marketplace

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Heart Botanicals – at the HEART Garden Center
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Hydrangea – Lilac 1 and Lilac 3 – LI 1 – 2 each
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – White Swan – various – LI 1 – 2 each
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – Purpurea – various – LI 1 – 2 each
HEART – Wild Grasses – Flowering – Round Dense – Green – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Cyber Fae

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It’s not as if my youthful disco was anything like this one… or was it?  Who’s to say what you’d see, it all depended on which fruits of the forest you’d imbibed on the night!

Just to let you know there’s a brand NEW edition of Syndicate Sunday just started and it will run to May 12th so get your skates on for some excellent bargains, both Home & Garden and Fashion.

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Here’s full details the products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Raindale, HILTED, Harvest Moon, The Half Moon Market
Others:- *HEXtraordinary*, VENGE, Lucas Lameth
Events:- Syndicate Sunday

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

Syndicate Sunday – from May 5th to May 12th and all items are L$69 each!

1. HILTED for Syndicate Sunday
These are a set of animated mesh panels in the shape of cubes. All 5 colours are included in the pack, each panel is 1 Land Impact and can also be tinted if required.
Animated Panel – Cubes – Green and Yellow – LI 1 – animated lights
Animated Panel – Cubes – Green and Blue – LI 1 – animated lights
You get different effects with these panels depending on where you view them from, which I’ve tried to show here… a lot of fun and perfect for clubs, Cyber Fashion and background effects. Other colours available are Pink and Blue, Purple and Blue, Red and Yellow

 

2. Harvest Moon for Syndicate Sunday
.HM. Lunar Awakening Tiara – meant to be worn but I’ve rezzed it here – it is texture change for gemstones, metal and pearls – simply beautiful!
Harvest Moon also have offers for the Aurora Tiara, Galadriel Tiara and Kali Bindi

 

3. The Half Moon Market for Syndicate Sunday
The Half Moon Market – Garden Birdbath – LI 1 – beautifully animated water, this birdbath is such a nice piece for any garden and can be displayed full or empty

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Raindale
Magelight lantern (mirror) – LI 2 – texture change for glass – purple, red, teal and metal – black, gold, silver and glowing light on/off – this is from a stunning set suitable for fantasy scenes or gardens and includes a short lantern to place on the ground

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*HEXtraordinary* – gacha goodies – all Transfer and animated pieces
Shoulder Dragon – Sapphire – LI 3 – meant to be worn but he’s only LI 3
Male Betta – Sea – LI 3
Male Betta – Sunrise Blue – LI 3 – the Bettas (Japanese fighting fish) can be set to roam around a given radius which is good if you win their tank as well!
*Hextraordinary* Lotus Candle Holder – LI 1 – Copy & Modify

Lucas Lameth
“Glimmer of Hope” Lamp, Bronze/Green – LI 3

VENGE
More gacha goodies here – Dragons & Deity gacha – WATER Goddess – LI 5 – Transfer & Modify
Dragons & Deity gacha – Cloud Chill’n – BLUE (Wear Me) – can be rezzed for LI 16 – floats up and down and puffs smoke occasionally – Transfer & Modify

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Pupper Vigil

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This pupper just won’t sleep! He’s keeping Gabriel up to the early hours of the morning. But was that a yawn we just saw?  Maybe the teddy is helping after all 🙂

Yaaaaay… The 2019 Pose Fair opens May 4th and here’s a taster from Salacity with their Window Seat Backdrop with Poses for ladies and gents – it’s one to put on your list for sure.

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

Sponsors:- Salacity, unKindness, Raindale,
Others:- JIAN, Raindale, Dust Bunny, A&Y, Tori Torricelli, RealEvil Industries, RogoRegalia
Events:- The Pose Fair, FaMESHed, Men Only Monthly

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

Salacity, currently at The Pose Fair – May 4th to May 25th 2019
Window Seat Backdrop (with Poses) – LI 10 – adjust via helper or pose
Poses for ladies and gents – mirrored poses for coffee, daydreaming, exhausted, gazing, melancholy and missing you. The centrepiece item is a backdrop featuring a room with a window and window seat, 3 different scenes outside the window – Midnight, Stormy and Sunset. Available as a stand-alone backdrop and including all the poses. Poses are also available as 2 pose sets, ladies and gents.

JIAN, Fifty Linden Friday Special
Teddy Cuddlers :: Puppy – also Kitten version!

Raindale
Elnaril floor candle holder (gold) – LI 3

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . elephant ear plant – LI 3 – from the Natural Habitat series

unKindness
uK – Living Gold Set –  Wood Mirror – LI 2

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A&Y – Nephillim Cyber Pants (Jake) Black – texture HUD

Tori Torricelli – Aiden Open Side Top – Jake – White

RealEvil Industries, currently at FaMESHed 7th Anniversary
Beast Rings – Belleza Jake and Savage Ears Piercings

RozoRegalia, currently at Men Only Monthly to May 15th
Narusaza Choker (Satyrion)

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Natural Habitat

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It’s all about neutral tones today, soft greys and creams, toning wood, black iron. The colour comes from emerald green plants, tasty food and a glowing fire. I’m featuring the new lounge set from Cheeky Pea which is so cosy and has a FatPack texture changer in lighter tones suitable for spring into summer decorating. It’s well worth looking at. The sofa animations are nice as well, unisex and should do for most gender couples with a bit of adjustment. I adore the petal ceiling lamp and the succulent circles living wall art which make the “Vide” set that little bit different.

The scene is set in my favourite house of the year so far, KraftWork’s “West of the Rain” home. It’s very adaptable and all on one floor but you don’t feel hemmed in by it at all. This is achieved at least partially by the entrance hall which has a high ceiling with a roof skylight spilling light into the space. And then there’s a roomy porch for outdoor living areas. Gorgeous and only 96 Land Impact for all that detail.

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

Sponsors:- Cheeky Pea, KraftWork, Raindale, [FOURTH WALL]
Others:- JIAN, Dust Bunny, Soy.

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

Cheeky Pea, NEW set out at the mainstore now!
:CP: Vide Sofa (PG) – LI 10 – texture change via FatPack HUD (rose, mint, neutral, mod, feather, blanc, pink and teal) – Singles Menu – for ladies and gents, some animations include props such as popcorn, cocoa and book plus Couples Menu – cuddles, chillax and kisses
There’s also an Adult version available
:CP: Vide Books and Remote – LI 2
:CP: Vide Table – LI 1
:CP: Vide Rug – LI 3
:CP: Vide Succulent Circle Soil – LI 4
:CP: Vide Succulent Circle Stones – LI 5
:CP: Vide Petal Light – click on/off for glowing light
:CP: Vide Wooden Bowls – LI 1
:CP: Vide Old Jug – LI 1
:CP: Vide Shelves – LI 2
:CP: Vide Hanging Art – LI 3

Also CP (older editions)
:CP: Cupcake Stand – LI 18
:CP: Teacup – LI 2 – steam particle effect
:CP: Damask Memo Board – LI 18
:CP: Love is in the Air Decal – LI 1

Raindale
I took apart the Cranbourne fireplace to leave the logs and flames…
Raindale – Cranbourne Fire – LI 2

KraftWork
KraftWork West of The Rain House – LI 96 – scene in ground floor lounge area

[FOURTH WALL]
[FOURTH WALL] Woodlands Bunny Frame – LI 1
[FOURTH WALL] Woodlands Owl Frame – LI 1

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JIAN
Forest Cat Companion (Add me!)- he’s Copy/Modify with HUD resize/retexture/naming/animation/sound options

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . pink medinilla plant – LI 2
dust bunny . potted bromeliad – LI 1
dust bunny . potted cheese plant – LI 3
dust bunny . spotted begonia – LI 1
dust bunny . potted dragon tree – LI 5

dust bunny . pasta love . grocery basket – LI 1

dust bunny . dreamy outing gacha prize . croissant sandwiches – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

Soy.
Soy. Reed Screen [Sudare] Dark -Half rolled – LI 1 – from a set with light and dark reeds and rolled, half-rolled and open screens

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Gabriel is wearing:-

Gabriel, currently at Men Only Monthly to May 15th
::GB::skinny fit ripped jeans (Jake) Dark Blue
and free gift knee belt

Tori Torricelli, currently at Man Cave to May 11th
Chris Long Sleeve Henley – Jake size 2

RozoRegalia, currently at Men Only Monthly to May 15th
Narusaza Choker (Satyrion)

{Kokoia} – Chester Male Shoes for Belleza – Mainstore

Cheers, m’dears 🙂