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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:-

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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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Been around the World

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The inspiration for this scene was Chez Moi‘s World Map Décor.  Not only do we have lots of different products from around the world in this picture, the product creators also live in various far-flung places in real life – Second Life® is what draws us all together.

This is quite a mixture of products but they all match up, not least because of the modify and texture change options which certainly make furniture of this kind a lot more versatile.

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Three close-ups of the products follow.  The first is Newchurch‘s Fiona Kitchen.  This is a modular low prim kitchen which, with a bit of judicious fiddling, will fit most kitchen spaces. All pieces are originally white but are easily tinted, so in this scene half of them are that cheerful deep orange.  Don’t look aghast – I’ve seen glaringly scarlet red kitchen units in real life, not to mention egg yolk yellow and lime green.  You can tint the prims, remove the bump/normal maps, and change the shine/specular maps as you see fit.

Several of the pieces have animations inside of them. The sink has several washing poses, the stove/oven has cooking poses, and the counter top has several food preparation poses.

 

The second close-up shows also Known as‘s Alonzo Dining set.  Those place mat settings are so useful, there’s no messing about finding separate plates, cutlery and glasses – they are all there in one quick rez.  Nice dark wood for the table and chairs, too.  I really like the shape of this set.  The chairs have great animations in them and aka has certainly thought carefully about what you need for a dining chair.  There’s poses for coffee/waiting/bored, then a Masculine menu with 6 poses, a Feminine menu with 5 poses, and a good Dining menu with suitable poses (soup/main meal/dessert/wine) for ladies and gents.

The food is from Dust Bunny’s Sweetheart Lunch  gacha.  I was very fortunate when I played on this machine – I got everything without too many repeats except for two prizes which I found on Marketplace as I didn’t want to push my luck.  I know when the Gacha Gods are smiling and when they are raising their eyebrows!

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This is Chez Moi‘s Kensington living room set in close-up, please excuse the puppies! They are so tired out they didn’t even notice us scoffing lunch. The couch has room for 1-3 people, and it comes with 116 animations in the PG version and 180 animations in the Adult version:
~ 72 single poses (12 male animations and 12 female animations in each spot)
~ 44 animations for couples in love (22 x 2)
~ 64 intimate poses in the Adult version (32x 2)
There’s a texture change options for the throw – cream, biscuit, gold, chocolate, red, green, blue, dark grey, light grey – a great example of versatile furniture.

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

NEWCHURCH – Fiona Kitchen, currently at ON9 Event to January 31st
:: N :: Fiona Kitchen – Sink – LI 3
:: N :: Fiona Kitchen – Medium Wall Cabinet – LI 1
:: N :: Fiona Kitchen – Medium Counter – LI 1
:: N :: Fiona Kitchen – Oven – LI 2
:: N :: Fiona Kitchen – Range Hood – LI 1
:: N :: Fiona Kitchen – Tall/Narrow Cabinet (L and R versions) – LI 1
:: N :: Fiona Kitchen – Refrigerator – LI 1
:: N :: Fiona Kitchen – Kitchen Island also included

also Known as – Alonzo Dining Set – individual pieces – currently at the Man Cave Event to February 1st

*all products will contain a current landmark HUD and a redelivery HUD
also Known as – Alonzo Dining Table – LI 4
also Known as – Alonzo Dining Chair – LI 2 (see previous for more info)
also Known as – Alonzo Placemat – LI 1 (there’s also a rug in the set)

Chez Moi Furnitures – Kensington Collection, currently at Shiny Shabby to February 15th
*Kensington Chest Table CHEZ MOI – LI 1
*Decor Candles CHEZ MOI – LI 3
*Kensington Couch Sectional CHEZ MOI – LI 1 – PG and Adult versions
*World Map Wall Decor CHEZ MOI – LI 1 – there are also picture frames on this when it’s full size (LI 1 each) and you can drag your own photos onto these if you’ve visited that part of the world – clever idea!
*There’s also a single fancy chair included in the pack that has 40 animations – 20 female and 20 male – wooden chair with 8 option texture change for the fabric seating – black, white, yellow, red, biscuit, beige, green and blue

Krescendo – Chandelier Pack – with various lengths of hanging chain
[Kres] Chandelier – LI 2
[Kres] Chandelier – Chain Medium – LI 1
Comes with texture change HUD for metals (3) and crystals (7)
This versatile and very posh chandelier is in the January Deco(c)rate “Champagne Dreams”

[Tia] – Kitchenware Pack – texture change for 7 pastel shades
[Tia] – Tuscany Aquarius Fountain – LI 7

OneDecor – Barrel Lamp copper – LI 2 – Shiny Shabby to February 15th

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Dishes on Rack – from the Industrial Kitchen Set

[ zerkalo ] – Kitchenware from “Coffee on the Porch” gacha

Food from Dust Bunny’s “Sweetheart Lunch” gacha – Epiphany Gacha Event
Dust Bunny – Harvest Feast gacha –  Pumpkin Pie – Mainstore

{BellEquipe} – Apple Rose Pie – at Shiny Shabby to February 15th

BackBone – Sparkly Wine

%Percent – Kitchenware Cannister Set

Trompe Loeil – Chrome Vase with Violet Flowers

JIAN – “Dashing Dalmatians” gacha – 18. Triple Nap
at Epiphany Gacha Event

Ariskea – {Australia} Macramé Rug, {Australia} Painting, {Australia} Olive twigs

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Messy Man Cave

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Because we can all admit… that if it didn’t start messy, it sure ended up that way!

I’ve got two stunning pieces from KraftWork in the picture, the Murphy Bed and Le Plateau skybox.  Le Plateau is currently at the 6º Republic Event, and it’s in the Canada section.

I cornered designer, Nod, and asked her why KraftWork chose to represent Canada this time.  She said, “We never thought about doing Tokyo as 6º Republic has many Japanese designers which are so good in it, we would never make something better than they do already. So our choice was Canada and with that, comes snow.  Our first option was an Ice Hotel but ice textures can never be translated well in SL, the transparency etc. We made tests and we didn’t like it.  I had this loft saved for a while on my computer, I basically love the window, and this rustic, dirty chic – people love it in SL®.  So it was a combination of factors :)”

A superb skybox, the Le Plateau Loft pays tribute to the district of Le Plateau, a multicultural, dynamic and storied section of Montreal, Quebec. Once a thriving working class neighbourhood, it has been transformed into a Bohemian artist enclave with galleries, cafes and lofts that border McGill University.

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Here’s the shelving unit with ladder, it’s right next to the window seat.  Great Industrial styling here.

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And that fabulous Murphy bed?  Well you can either have it all folded up as in the picture below, or one click and the bed section gracefully descends to a usable position.  And talking of usable positions, pick the right maturity and you can have any number of those!  Details follow.  You’ll have to wait until Friday, though, that’s when the new edition of Man Cave starts.

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

KraftWork – Le Plateau Loft – LI 88 – Copy/Modify
Currently at 6 Republic
Features – window seat with poses, fireplace (fire prim included as separate piece, Texture changer for scene outside the window, upstairs loft area, pipework, shelving and ladder unit, large arched windows on both sides, windows in ceiling for even more light

KraftWork – Murphy Bed – LI 24 – this will be at Man Cave on November 10th
PG and Adult Versions – Texture changer for the central wall art. The bed folds up against the wardrobe as one unit! The glass doors open and shut on touch.
Lots of great poses including Friends Set, Couples Cuddles, Couples XX, Girls Cuddles, Girls XX, Boys Cuddles, Boys XX (the XX only in the Adult version)

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Items from 6º Republic Event (all in Toyko gacha section)
anxiety – %escape gacha – iesufoods
Tableau Vivant – gacha – \\ Yatai ramen Shi
ANHELO – G03-13-17AGA :: bench A

Seven Emporium – 7 – Integrated Amplifier A-93 – LI 1
7 – Stereo Cassette Deck A-180 – LI 2
Both from Seven Music Co. Set – available individually as well, in Toyko main street.  I went mad and got the FatPack because… blimey, you only have to look at it to see the quality 🙂

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IDEZA – Edwings Bar – LI 2
IDEZA – Tube Wall Light – LI 4
IDEZA – Props – LI 6 – all from Around the Propeller gacha

[USB] – Retro TV – LI 2

Apple Fall – Model Plane – Large
Apple Fall – AF Books

Trompe Loeil – Jenica Wicker Chair Dark + Pillow PG – LI 6
poses for solo and couples

What Next
Neon – {what next} ‘Wish You Were Here’ Neon Light (white)
Neon – {what next} ‘Cocktails’ Neon Light (green)
{what next} – Palisades Drinks Tray – LI 1 – from Palisades Set
{what next} – Toasty Space Heater (grey) – LI 1
{what next} Toasty Slippers (Space Heaters & Slippers – Group Gift)

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Art Magazine
22769 ~ [ bauwerk] Travel Magazines
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Newspaper
22769 – Muted Relaxing Rug – from Little Piece of Heaven gacha

The Loft – Pepta Drinks Tray – texture change

The Black Forest – TBF Turtle Egg Solitaire – actual game and very addictive!

:HAIKEI: from the Look through the Window gacha {4} – messy clothes

Fancy Decor – Copper Magazine Holder – LI 1

Dust Bunny – Areca palm plant – from Natural Habitat set

.:revival:. – light branches

MeadowWorks
Kneeling Stag Sculpture ~ LI 2 (slightly less than default size)

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Well, we were going to do some Work!

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You know what it’s like, you get all set up to do some work… you’ve got your food and drink supplies, a nice cosy fire going, the lappie and phone at the ready and… you just can’t be bothered!

Featuring Raindale‘s new collection for the 2nd Level Event,  the “Mauner Set”. As the dog and myself can attest to, it’s especially good for ummm work *yawn*, designer Keira’s made it too cosy. I think I’ll just take a nap before going through this entire newspaper and tackling that tangerine cake for tea.

The 2nd Level Event runs until January 30th! Here’s all the Raindale original Mesh pieces in detail:-

Raindale ~ Mauner armchair – 3 Li – 12 animations +props (tea, phone, tablet, book and newspaper) – original animations here!
Raindale ~ stack of books – 1 Li – decor
Raindale ~ antique frame – 1 Li – decor

Raindale ~ Candle holder ~ 2nd level gift – These two are gifts at the Event.
Raindale ~ Mauner carpet ~ 2nd level gift

Raindale ~ cup of tea (prop) – All these are provided as props so you can use them in other scenes.
Raindale ~ tablet (prop)
Raindale ~ smartphone (prop)
Raindale ~ newspaper (prop)
Raindale ~ old book (prop)

Raindale ~ Salford tray – from the Salford set – see instore
Raindale ~ Tangerine cake (gift)

+Half-Deer+ Shiba Inu – Sleepy (rez) 2 – check out MP, he was a gacha prize
Trompe Loeil – Kenna Cabin

For more ideas, props n poses and furniture sets visit Raindale mainstore 

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Conversation with the Kingfisher

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There is an absolutely charming legend about the kingfisher. It was said that they built a floating nest and wherever the nest would drift according to the wind and river movements, the surrounding water would remain calm. Even if a nest floated out to sea, then the area would be calmed. Thus, the kingfisher would be a sacred bird to the ancient mariners. It was also said that the nest would be made of fish bones. In reality, kingfishers consume large quantities of fish, aquatic insects and freshwater shrimp. They regurgitate the indigestible portions and the nest can become strewn with bones, so this may have contributed to the legend. Their eggs are a beautiful deep pinkish hue, and usually they lay 6 in number. Male and female kingfishers create their nests by excavating a burrow in a shallow river, stream or lake bank, usually just below the top of the bank.

This little post is really to illustrate 7 Deadly s{K}ins January group gift for us gents, the “Jager” set. It’s a very generous set by designer, Izara.  Here’s what we get:-

24 Omega head appliers (with/without hairbase & clean plus light beard versions), which were fitted on the GA.EG Damon Bento mesh head originally, although here I used CATWA Paul. Tones are caramel, cotton, steam, earth, taupe and stone. I chose the earth tone, clean for my pictures.

6 system skins plus SLINK hands/feet appliers and Omega body appliers, I chose the matching smooth earth tone.

2 bonus shapes – shape for bento head on SLINK body, shape for  bento head on system body plus system head shape for comparison.

There is an add-on pack instore for 250L, viewing recommended.

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Here’s what Jager looks like on the Damon Bento head:-

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I was wearing:

GIOMEN – Synder pullover, black
GIOMEN – Vamos Jeans, blue
Rozoregalia – silver drop earring
ARGRACE – Takeshi Hair
Adam Mesh body with OMEGA relay
CATWA Paul Head with OMEGA relay
CATWA animated Mesh Eyes/Tears

Home & Garden:

Trompe Loeil – Camden Couch & pillows – these are very boathouse in style, great poses, too.
Trompe Loeil – Camden Cove prefab – fantastic value!
Both at Collabor88

Garden grass by anc. meadow deep forest – Fifty Linden Friday purchase, there’s all colours of grass otherwise, plus a number of seeded grasses and other beautiful garden landscaping items instore.

[ Organica ] Full Moon Maple 1 – a stunning tree.
TLC Home Collection – Kingfisher, also comes with his own fishing perch to put by a river or lake.

 

Visit 7 Deadly s{K}ins mainstore, Guy’s Department

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

A case of too much honey

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“Is it a case of too much honey?” asked Tigger. He’d come across Pooh bear, who had collapsed in a heap of snow in the middle of the Five Acre woods. Pooh snorted dramatically, and being a bear of very little brain replied, “But Tigger, you should know that bears can’t have too much honey!”

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Chez Moi Furnitures – Happy Bear – is at The Chapter Four event until January 20th.  He comes with 6 poses (3 for each avatar) where you can gaze at the stars, play in the snow or get stuck like the bear is! There’s 50% off the original price for the duration of the event.

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Other Items Used:

Winter Coniferous Forest – spruce 4 design 12 pcs M/T includes Copy/Modify snow floor and snow grass in same pack – 3D Trees

Soy – Igloo Lanterns (of extreme cuteness) – now at the mainstore 

Trompe Loeil – The Foxtail Lodge V2.2 & Snow Add-On  – masses of winter snow landscaping in the add-on pack as well

Just Animals by Hannah Kozlowski – Mesh Tiger (decor) – Marketplace Store

Visit Chez Moi Furnitures mainstore for lots more gorgeous Home & Garden products

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂