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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 🙂

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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 🙂

 

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 🙂

Market Le Cute

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This has to be one of the cutest markets you’re ever likely to come across!  Featuring products from Serenity Style, Raindale, TLC Home Collection, Storax Tree, Little Branch and others. I was really fortunate that all these sets matched up!

The Otterbury Tree platform is by Raindale  and you see the top portion of it here, with decorative lights and just the beginning of the ladder down to the ground.  It’s all wooden parts and has a couple of versions, one contains a tree in Autumn livery.

Now on top the platform, I’ve place the total version of TLC Home Collection’s Animated Harvest Scenery, this contains all the items together. This is also available in a version without shadows. Other versions are the Barn Owl with Fence and Sign, and the Harvest Mice and Apple Crates. These are modify so you’ll be able to split them up like I always do 🙂

Interspersed is Serenity Style’s wonderful gacha set – Arya Wooden Forest Friends – lots of versions of various forest animals and birds made in wood cutout style. This is such a delightful and folksy set which you’ll find at the current Lootbox gacha event.

Cheddar Gorge is a limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills, near the village of Cheddar, Somerset, England.  It’s a magical place of prehistoric caves and hill climbs. I think this set has captured some of the whimsical qualities of the area.

Now here’s some of the mice which are after the apples, they look like tiny field mice and they are extra cute because the animation has them wriggle their noses and look around!

 

Here’s a close-up of the Farmer’s Market stall, and just look at how beautifully the fruit and veg are made, and another of those cheeky field mice is investigating the produce.

 

If you’re admiring the bobcat resting under a pumpkin patch here (and who wouldn’t) let me tell you that he’s a mere L$20 for Storax Tree group members! You do get the most generous group gifts and discounts from this design house so it’s well worth joining.

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Here’s details on all the Home & Garden products I used today:-

Storax Tree – latest group offers and gifts
Feline Treasures – Pumpkin Patch – Doma Bobcat – LI 5 – larger than default

Serenity Style – Arya Wooden Forest Friends gacha – exclusive for Lootbox Gacha
Serenity Style-Arya Wooden Forest Friends RARE – LI 3
Serenity Style-Arya Wooden Forest Friends -Fox1 and Fox2 – LI 5 each
Serenity Style-Arya Wooden Forest Friends -Bird1 and Bird2 – LI 2 smaller than default
Serenity Style-Arya Wooden Forest Friends -Owl – LI 3
Serenity Style-Arya Wooden Forest Friends -Mouse1 and Mouse3 – LI 3 each

Raindale – Otterbury Tree Platform – exclusive release for Decor Circle which runs through to October 10th
2 types of foliage and 2 versions with and without tree – LI 15/LI 8
You only see part of the Otterbury here, it’s taller with more of a ladder.

TLC Home Collection – Animated Harvest Scenery – Old Town Farmer’s Market,
currently at Tres Chic Designer Circle
TLC Animated Harvest Scenery Fatpack – at LI 20

JIAN – various pumpkins from the Pumpkin Collection with Kittens

{what next} – wonderful group gift
{what next} Fall Apples Centrepiece and {what next} Fall Apple Candle – single

Landscaping:-

The Little Branch – Hello Tuesday bargain which was still there this morning so go and check – Canadian Red Maple {4 Seasons} *Animated- they are 7 Land Impact at the default size but I modifed them for LI 3
Sweet Chestnut* 7 Li {Seasons} *Animated – this was in the August Deco(c)rate Box with the Zen theme – modified for LI 4

Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods v2 – 4 (clearing) – on Autumn 2 texture
Forest Floor – by Vita’s Ground Textures – Autumn Dry Leaves

 

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Ascot Opening Day!

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OK, so Prince Philip wasn’t able to get to Royal Ascot either, bless him! Hope he makes a speedy recovery, he does so well for 96 years old. I least I managed the Races virtually 🙂

This is the “Always Dreaming Men’s Suit” from Heth Haute Couture and it’s the June Group Gift.

You’ll be off to the races in this gorgeous suit featuring a crisp linen jacket, matching blue satin and gold foil waistcoat, silk shirt, bow tie and pocket square, plaid trousers and saddle Oxford shoes. There’s also a monocle, belt, socks, panama hat, boutonnière and walking cane. We even get optional Mesh hands and all the alphas, Heth, you are spoiling us!

 

The suit will fit most Mesh Bodies (I tried it on ADAM which was fine) and has 5 standard sizes XS – XL. It’s an all-in-one suit so no messing about trying to get everything to fit properly. The prim socks fit into the shoes and disappear into the trouser hem so nothing untoward shows. If you chose to wear it on a Mesh body all you need to do is to make sure the neck fits the collar of the shirt and alpha everything else out except for the hands and neck. You can even wear your Bento hands with this suit.  It really is pretty easy to do that. I wore the Medium version, by the way.

For the hat, you’ll need to wear either hat hair or else a nice hair base. You can resize the hat at a click. I didn’t use the cane in the pictures but it looks very smart with a horse head deco in gold and the cane is a dark wood.

Horse is an Arabian by AKK Horses and the apple bucket is from JIAN‘s Apple Orchard Set.

 

Pick up your copy of the HHC June Group 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)

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

KraftWork and The Last Forever

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KraftWork released a group gift today, it’s the “Suspended Cabinet”… a fine and generous piece of design for us all to enjoy.  The Land Impact of the whole set is only 6 with Permissions of Copy/Modify, and all the pieces you see are also included separately (cabinet, books 1, 2 and 3, frames, vase). This went so nicely in the hallway , the central picture having that “looking into the distance” view that gives dimensional savvy and the rest of the objects beautifully arranged on the floating cabinet.

At the same time, a new sim opened where the KraftWork mainstore is now situated. The sim is called, “The Last Forever” and it’s been made by these good folks – from the creators of West of The Rain, Oobleck Allagash and Nodnol Jameson (KraftWork), and along with the creative team of Kai Mannequin, Brooke Barmy, Rooky Yootz, Triin, and Jack Handy.

I went along to visit and found it amazing.  Really good photo opportunities and a lot going on.  The concept is a celebration of the unique town of Marfa, Texas.  Once a dusty, sleepy ranch town in the high desert of West Texas, perhaps known best at that time as the setting for the James Dean movie, Giant, it has over the past few decades emerged into a most unlikely centre for art and alternative design.

The transformation occurred when famed artist and designer, Donald Judd, left New York in the early 1970’s to set up his studio and home in a place that offered him a vast open area for installations.  Gradually he began to transform the landscape and dilapidated buildings and, with it, the entire town and region.

Many of Marfa’s buildings have been faithfully reproduced and they do give a certain feeling of life in the desert, it’s interesting for those of us that have never visited that sort of place.  In addition, the region also serves as the setting and main shops for the Second Life® brands KraftWork, Big Bully, Powder Pack, Kiss me Poses and soon, Triin.  As well, Marfa Contemporary will house rotating exhibits of Second Life® artists and photographers, starting with an exhibit by acclaimed virtual photographer Melusina Parkin. The Marfa Ballroom will also host live Second Life® performers on varying dates. Well worth keeping an eye on this place!

Visit KraftWork new mainstore

Visit The Last Forever sim

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

King of the North

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Here’s Jon Snow braving the other side of the wall because he’s forgotten to take in sufficient supplies to bolster up the Night’s Watch. By some trick of the light (and maybe destiny in my world) his shadow falls over the land making him King of the North.

Loving the outfit?  It’s April’s Group Gift by Heth Haute Couture and features a massive fur collar and all-in-one costume.  Absolutely love it and as he’s called it “King of the North Ensemble”  I just couldn’t resist the inference. This would suit most avatar and mesh bodies because you really knock those out with an alpha. The only trick is fitting the collar correctly.

If you’re fitting on a system avatar, then use the slide bars in the Torso section to get a good fit on the neckline. Don’t forget to add both the alphas included in the outfit, one is for the body and one for the system hands. When you’re satisfied with the fit, rename and save your shape. Keep it in the outfit folder and then you won’t have to mess about again.

The April free gift from Heth Haute Couture is the “King of the North Brooch”. I removed the fur cape to better show you. It’s gold with red rubies and rather magnificent. It will show up  under the fur cape but not as clearly as you see here.

Pick up your copy of the “King of the North” Ensemble and Brooch from these outlets:

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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The skin I’m wearing is from 7 Deadly s{K}ins  and it’s the Men’s Group Gift. “Bo” contains:-

OMEGA face applier – Caramel, Clay, Steam, Stone, Taupe

OMEGA body applier – smooth Caramel, Steam, Taupe, Clay, Stone

I chose the Caramel shade and put it on CATWA Bento Daniel Head (my own shape) using the OMEGA relay. This is a mature adult looking skin and goes very well with a number of outfits. There’s a shadow of a beard on it which is flattering and more realistic, I think. Very nice skin anyway, and if you belong to 7 Deadly s{K}ins  group, you’ll find many other great deals as well as hunts and generous gifts. There’s an Easter Egg hunt on at the moment which is for group members only. More about that in another post.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂