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Bathroom Blitz

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If you’re fed up with the hot summer conditions, here’s a skybox which has winter on its mind!  It’s a Group Gift from FOURTH WALL and called the Winter’s Abode Skybox.  I’ve made a scene near one of the windows with the help of Percy the Puffin who much prefers a steamy shower to the snowy conditions outside.

Winter’s Abode is a small studio skybox apartment that mixes together a clean, modern style with the traditional warm woods of a cabin. It’s only L$99 to join the VIP Group, so basically you get a skybox for a daft amount and even less if you’re a group member already.

There is a main room with a half divider in wood, the ceiling here has a pleasant, cosy rafter area and a sloped wooden section down to four wall height windows at the front. When you don’t have the outdoor scene up, you get a lot of light through these. The main room leads off into another more private area reached by a single step and this has no windows and is lit by copious industrial style ceiling lights above.  Here’s your slide screen featuring some photos using the lounger and puffin to get a sense of scale.  Well that was Percy’s excuse to model anyway!

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Here’s full details of all the Home & Garden pieces I used in the scene today, and where to get them:-

Sponsors:- FOURTH WALL, Serenity Style, KraftWork, TLC Home Collection
Others:- Dust Bunny, Apt. B

  • All products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated.

Serenity Style
a) Serenity Style- Harter Suit Stand – LI 3

At August PocketShop (HUD 1.2)
b) Capriccio Sink Set
Serenity Style-Capriccio Mirror – LI 2
Serenity Style-Capriccio Sink – LI 6 – washing hands animation
Serenity Style-Capriccio Plant – LI 3
Serenity Style-Capriccio Soaps – LI 2

TLC Home Collection
From Puffin Island – includes birds and rocky island habitat
TLC animated Puffin – LI 1

KraftWork
KraftWork Polygonal Frame – LI 1 (altered down for size here but will hold the LI 1 at larger sizes) Has HUD for various colours plus a rainbow texture. A beautiful piece of artwork!

FOURTH WALL
Marketplace Store

a) [FOURTH WALL] Industrial Shower [Adult and PG versions available]
LI 5. Materials enabled, best viewed with advanced lighting switched on in your graphics settings. Quality water and steam particles add realism to your choice of a hot or cold shower. Majority of the animations are Bento with a few extras to add variety.

Using the shower is simple. Just click the button to the right on the base wall and choose between a hot or cold shower from the pop-up menu. If you’re not seeing any particles, please check that your Max. particle count hasn’t been set to 0 in your graphics settings.

b) [FOURTH WALL] Metal Wire Marble Table (Light) – LI 1
(also available in Dark and Gold versions)
[FOURTH WALL] Wired Sun Lounger (Light Metal) – LI 6
(matching versions to the table)

c) [FOURTH WALL] Hanging Towel Rack – LI 1 – comes Free with the Shower!

d) [FOURTH WALL] Winter’s Abode Skybox (with outdoor scene) – LI 30
Comes without the outdoor scene as well – LI 29

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Dust Bunny
dust bunny . potted dragon tree – LI 3

Apt B
Apt B // Zebra Hide Rug – LI 4

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Underneath the Mango Tree

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“Underneath the Mango Tree
Me honey and me can watch for the moon
Underneath the Mango Tree
Me honey and me make boolooloop soon” ~ Cibelle

I remember this song from the James Bond film, Dr No.  It was ‘sung’ by Honey Rider when she emerged dripping from the sea  in what was a very racy bikini for those days. She’d been hunting for shells and pearls. Whenever I see or hear of a mango tree, this daft song comes into my head – go figure 🙂

The scene features a new beach hut by Galland Homes which is very versatile because you could put it facing the sea like the above or further up on the land proper.  There’s plenty of room to furnish the inner room and also down on the deck which I’m using as a mini pontoon here.

The trees are by Little Branch.  The Avocado and the Mango.  I’ve included some close-up shots of these because they are so wonderfully made with plenty of leafy branches and fruits in the spring/summer versions.

 

 

 

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

Galland Homes – Caribbean Hut, currently at FaMESHed
Land Impact is 25 with Permissions of Copy/Modify

Little Branch
Mango Tree, currently at FaMESHed
Default size of LI 7 for V1 and LI 12 for V2 – spring and winter

Avocado Tree, currently at The Mens Dept
Default size of LI 7 – winter, spring, summer and fall
Fluffy Grass {Mesh} – LI 10 for huge patch

TLC Home Collection – from Peacock Family (also in white variety)
TLC Male Peacock Tail Up* – LI 2
TLC Peacock Female* – LI 1

Storax Tree – Group discounts to only L$20
Tropics Med Patio Chair Right Ap – LI 13 – Transfer/Resizer

Bird of Paradise – Large – Mesh Plants by Reid Parkin

{XO} FullPermDock-Boat – {XO} by Saera Ellisson

Here’s hoping your weekend’s a good one!  Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

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 🙂

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 🙂

 

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 🙂