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Merry-go-Round

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Roundabouts are the stuff of childhood memories, maybe you rode one at the local fair or you found one in a nearby playground and made a beeline for it! I think adults love these just as much as children and there’s no shame in beating the kids to your favourite brightly painted horse. Of course you need candy floss to make the experience complete 🙂

Raindale‘s Windridge gazebo is just right to house our merry-go-round, and it’s available at the current Cosmopolitan Event round. You can rez it with or without the string lights but it’s so nice to have those lights twinkling about you. There’s a texture changer for the tiled roof and I used the blue one to match Culprit’s beautiful Vintage Carousel. There’s a couple of texture versions for this – one is a delicate blue and white combo and the other is a more robust red. The carousel rotates at a reasonable rate, at least it doesn’t make the riders feel giddy. There’s a variety of different pose choices for the riders including Drunk, Huggy, Near Fall, Wave and Gallop. Great fun!

All around I’ve been using Little Branch‘s current trees and vegetation. The orange tree is out at the store and the Young Bradford is at Limit8 – hurry if you want this as supplies are limited. These trees are gently animated and the branches move as if in a light breeze. It’s so nice to have that natural movement within your landscaping scenes as it gives gardens, parks and landscapes life. They are both 4-Season trees which make them versatile – it’s like you purchased four trees in one pack. I also used Wild Grass in lavender (you can also get the same in dry texture), animated Snakeweed, a white, rounded Flowerfield (a Little Branch speciality) and a low impact hill over and over again to build up the scene. Doesn’t take much to look really fabulous.

In the foreground are Serenity Style‘s Purr Cute Ducks which are a gacha. My favourite is the one sitting down.  Now this gacha was from December 2017 PocketGacha originally, and there are some of these as resellers on Marketplace (I just had a look) or check out the mainstore.

Last but not least, are the Magical Orbs by KraftWork and HERA. This is a collaboration between the two designers, and currently showing at SaNaRae. The orbs are a photo prop which is meant to be held but I’ve rezzed it here. Each prop will include 3 different Bento poses to make your photography stand out in a realistic way. Emissive maps are enabled for superior photographic effects. They do look gorgeous! I was using the Gold version as it had little blue butterflies that matched the horses in the merry-go-round.  These things happen like magic – it’s a magical scene, after all 🙂

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

KraftWork + HERA Magical Orbs – Gold Pose 1 – LI 53 (meant to be held)
Pick up a pack as well as individually at the current SaNaRae Event.

 

Serenity Style– Purr Cute Ducks- Sitting – LI 1
Serenity Style- Purr Cute Ducks- Mum & Kids RARE – LI 1
Serenity Style- Purr Cute Ducks- Standing – LI 1
Serenity Style- Purr Cute Ducks- Babie Standing – LI 1

Culprit – Vintage Carousel – Snow and Red versions – LI 47

Raindale, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event
Windridge Gazebo and optional string lights – Land Impact 14-21 depending on the version used. Permissions are Copy/Modify. Texture changer – 6 roof tiles options. Regular and Winter versions with snow.

Little Branch
Young BradFord {Animated} *4-Seasons – LI 7 – at Limit8 Event
For the following, visit Little Branch Mainstore
Orange Tree V2 {Animated} *4-Seasons – LI 5
White Flowers 1 {Rounded-Field} – LI 7
Wild Grass *1 LI {Lavender} – LI 1
Hill-v1 {Low LI} – LI 1
Snakeweed {Animated} – LI 3

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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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

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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 🙂

We’re all going on a Summer Holiday!

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CHEZ MOI - Sanarae - caravan front elevation

 

“We’re all going on a summer holiday
no more working for a week or two.
We’re going where the sun shines brightly
we’re going where the sea is blue.
we’ve all seen it on the movies,
now let’s see if it’s true.”

Nearly everyone I know is off on holiday during August! If you like self catering and the chance to roam free, why not take a caravan?  CHEZ MOI has a beautiful interactive caravan as an exclusive release for the Sanarae Event which runs until August 18th.

 

CHEZ MOI - Sanarae - caravan side 2 trailer

 

Just loved this little hideaway, it’s small enough to slot into a corner of land and would make a great start for a beach scene. Land Impact is 35 with an optional 1 LI shadow. 100% original mesh and finely observed all round, I’m sure Nanda has one just like it in RL 🙂 Available in 5 colours – canary, waves, summer night, passion and Penelope with PG and Adult versions.

 

CHEZ MOI - Sanarae - caravan side 1

 

The door stays open upon clicking and shuts automatically after a while. Inside the windows are shaded and there’s a fair amount of interior light.

 

CHEZ MOI - Sanarae - caravan door open

 

There are 22 poses for couples in love, many with wearable props such as tea, book and guitar. In the Adult version you get a further 32 intimate poses. The interior of the caravan is surprisingly spacious and I wasn’t using camera tricks to get this photo!  Arrchie ‘n me share a bunch of grapes – which is one of the wearable prop poses – nicely romantic 🙂

 

CHEZ MOI - Sanarae - The Great Indoors

 

CHEZ MOI - Sanarae - chill out

 

Summer is for lazing about – at least some of the time!  This scene is made from the CHEZ MOI Float Ski Gacha, currently on at the Gacha Garden Event which runs until August 30th. The float skis are such fun, you can run them on any SL river or sea and they have controllable speeds when you click on them or just use the page up/page down keys.  In motion you get noise and puffs of smoke from the exhaust and then you can hang on for dear life and take care you don’t crash into other folks!

 

CHEZ MOI - Float gacha garden - under the dock

 

The “seed of inspiration” prize is a handy dock to park all your gacha goodies under. The dock itself has animations for male and female lazing around (perfect), ten each of those plus a further 10 poses  for couples. It’s 15 Land Impact which is good for the fine detail. Even the shib got a sun tan, actually it was so hot, she got bleached 🙂 The pelican is only interested in the food, naturally, and he learned to rez a plate of prawns.

 

CHEZ MOI - Float gacha garden - the whole set

 

Now with the float skis, you have a chance of 7 Commons and 2 Rares. The Rares – ice cream and watermelon – can take 1 – 2 passengers. Otherwise, the Commons will take either male or female passengers and come in those 2 versions so you don’t get inelegant poses when attempting to control the darn machines on the river.

(Other furnishing/decor items are from CHEZ MOI’s Navy Dock Set, books by Apple Fall, apricot swimming trunks on Moz by [Vero Modero] Allen Trunks colour change HUD)

Ready to set sail into the Linden Ocean?

CHEZ MOI - Float gacha garden - set sail

 

Visit Sanarae Event – TAXI

Visit Gacha Garden Event – TAXI

Check out Chez Moi Mainstore

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂