Summer

Travel far enough, you meet yourself…

 

Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind. – Anthony Bourdain

 

Credits:
Head: Lelutka – Bento Head Simone 3.0
Body: Maitreya – Lara v4.1
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier) & Brownie (Maitreya Applier older version no longer available)
Ears: Random Matter – Eura Ears
Eyeshadow: Veechi – Late Night Shadow
Lipgloss: Izzie’s – Spring Colors Lipgloss
Hair & Hat: Beusy – Plume Hair + Hat   Collabor88 August 2018 *NEW*
Shirt: Reign – Lottie Halter Top   Collabor88 August 2018 *NEW*
Shorts: Toksik – Selva Shorts – Brown   Collabor88 August 2018 *NEW*
Boots: Reign – Candy Boots
Backpack: Vespertine – Tiny Dwelling – Backpack   The Arcade Gacha Events June 2016
Journal: Vespertine – Tiny Dwelling – Travel Journal   The Arcade Gacha Events June 2016
Background: Trompe Loeil – Eloa Rainforest Pool PG   Collabor88 August 2018 *NEW*
Pose: Le Poppycock – Live Free B – Adventure Calls (Edited with Animare)

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Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people…

 

The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color.”

―Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

 

Credits:
Head: Lelutka – Bento Head Simone 3.0
Body: Maitreya – Lara v4.1
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier) & Brownie (Maitreya Applier older version no longer available)
Ears: Random Matter – Eura Ears (comes with black, gold or silver earrings through menu)
Earrings: Stories&Co. – Jayme Earrings August Collection   Collabor88 August 2018 *NEW*
Eyeshadow: Veechi – Earl Grey Liner
Lipgloss: Izzie’s – Spring Colors Lipgloss
Hairbase: booN – Cornrows Hairbase – Chocolate
Hair: booN – Lab .052 Hair Brown Pack
Dress: Tee*fy – Verna Simple Dress – White   Luxebox May 2016 (No Longer Available!)
Background: Rama – #selfie_RAMA The Loft Elevator RARE   The Gacha Guardians April 2016
Pose: Di’s Opera – Distingue 2 – 1

Aaah, summer – that long anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility…

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.
– Sam Keen

Credits:
Head: Lelutka – Bento Head Simone 3.0
Body: Maitreya – Lara v4.1
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier) & Brownie (Maitreya Applier older version no longer available)
Ears: Random Matter – Eura Ears
Eyeshadow: Veech – Sunny Shadow
Lipglass: Izzie’s – Spring Colors Lipgloss
Hair: Tableau Vivant – Starry Night – Updo – Redheads   The Arcade Gacha Events December 2015
Swimsuit: Tarte. x Stories & Co. – Amanda Swimsuit – Fruity   The Epiphany July 2018 *NEW*
Hammock: Tarte. x Stories & Co. – Lazy Day Hammock RARE   The Epiphany July 2018 *NEW*
Beach Towel: Merak – Towel Roll Flamingo   PocketGacha April 2018
Beach Bag: SAYO – Summer in Santorini Gacha – Beach Bag   The Arcade Gacha Events June 2018
Flip Flops & Shells: Ionic – Everyday – Beach Flip – Flops Color   PocketGacha June 2018
Table: Di’Cor – Delia Wicker Table   Deco(c)rate Tropical Heat July 2017
Steak: Plaaka– June Dining – FlankSteak RARE   The Arcade Gacha Events June 2018
Salad: Plaaka – June Dining – FigSalada   The Arcade Gacha Events June 2018
Wine: Apple Fall – Argentinian Malbec
Popsicles: Ionic – Everyday – Strawberry & Milk Ice Lollies   PocketGacha June 2018

…I could float in the pool for hours, just letting the water carry me…

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. –  John Lubbock

Credits:
Head: Lelutka – Bento Head Simone 3.0
Body: Maitreya – Lara v4.1
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier) & Brownie (Maitreya Applier older version no longer available)
Ears: Random Matter – Eura Ears
Hair: Argrace – Chizuru – Reds
Eyeshadow: Veechi – Duochrome Shadow
Water Drops: Izzie’s – Wet Body & Face   Summerfest 2017 (in mainstore)
Outfit: Stories&Co. By Flowey – Eva Swimsuit -Fatpack Exclusive Color   Summerfest 2018 *NEW*
Pool: Seven Emporium – Above Ground Pool Water (Comes with Poses)  Summerfest 2017 (in mainstore)

…Its the regularity of doing something makes the person happy rather than sitting idle…

 

“Sitting makes us think of standing
Our current stance keeps on demanding
We wish to fly without the wings
Puppets move before pulling the strings”
– Munia Khan

 

Credits:
Head: Lelutka – Bento Head Simone 3.0
Body: Maitreya – Lara v4.1
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier) & Brownie (Maitreya Applier older version no longer available)
Ears: Random Matter – Eura Ears
Hair: Runaway – Shelby Hair – Reds
Eyeshadow: Veechi – Simple Shadow
Lipstick: Izzie’s – Spring Colors Lipgloss
Nailpolish: Shakeup! – Basic Pastels
Swimsuit: Stories&Co. – Vera Swimsuit – Orchid Exclusive Color  Collabor88 June 2018 *NEW* 
Chair: Le Poppycock – Comfort Zone B (6 colors to pick from in Menu)
Backdrop: Foxcity – VIP Booth – Iconic v.2 (June Group Gift) *NEW*
Pose: Le Poppycock – Comfort Zone B – Disposable Feelings (Pose Edited with Animare)

Seeing is not always believing…

Seeing, feeling, thinking, believing – these are the stages of how we change our style on the outside and our self-image on the inside.  – Stacy London

Credits:
Head: Lelutka – Bento Head Simone 3.0
Body: Maitreya – Lara v4.1
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier) & Brownie (Maitreya Applier older version no longer available)
Ears: Random Matter – Eura Ears
Hair: booN – Cornrows Hairbase – Chocolate
Hair Base: booN – HYA209 hair Chocolate (Older Style not in store & Don’t see on Marketplace)
Eyeshadow: Veechi – Light Smokey Eyeshadow
Lipstick: Izzie’s – Halloween Colors Lipstick Set (This Red is Amazing!)
Earrings: Eliavah – Nirnfeather Earrings (Comes with Fatpack Hud!)    Fifty Linden Fridays June 1 2018
Dress: Valentina E. – Alora Dress FLF Blue   Fifty Linden Fridays June 1 2018
Background: Mons – 3D TenteLeaf Photoshoot Decor Light
Pose: Body Language Sweet Lovely Cute – Celebrity Photo Booth C – 18

Love Looks Not With The Eyes, But With The Mind..

Come live with me, and be my love,
And we will some new pleasures prove
Of golden sands, and crystal brooks,
With silken lines, and silver hooks
~ John Donne ~

 

The Trunk Show is a new Bi-Monthly Event geared towards Weddings and Romantic celebrations. It’s filling a void that’s been present in Second Life for a while now.  There are many wonderful creators taking part in this first round, so please be sure to check it out before the round is over! The first round opens August 19, 2017 to the public.

 

Credits:

Head: Lelutka -Bento Head Simone 3.0
Body: Maitreya – Lara v4.1
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier) & Brownie (Maitreya Applier older version no longer avaible)
Ears: Mandala – Steking Ears Season 5 (Unisex)
Eyes: Ison – Adrent Eyes – Platinum
Eye Shadow: Mila – Perfect Bride Makeup The Trunk Show August 2017 *NEW*
Lipstick: Mila – Perfect Bride Makeup  The Trunk Show August 2017 *NEW*
Nose Ring: Yummy – Luxury Septum’s – Silver Diamond Septum The Arcade Gacha Events June 2016
Hair: Elikatira – Noelia Reds(modified color in edit menu)  The Trunk Show August 2017 *NEW*
Dress: Narcisse – Cora Gown Fatpack  The Trunk Show August 2017 *NEW*
Gazebo: Tarte – Ashley Gazebo  LuxeBox August 2017 *NEW*
Curtains: Tarte – Gazebo Curtains  LuxeBox August 2017 *NEW*
Altar: Cherry House – Altar  The Trunk Show August 2017 *NEW
Prayer Stool: Serenity Style – Vintage Prayer Stool  The Trunk Show August 2017 *NEW*
Flower Column: Cherry House – Wedding Vase Column  The Trunk Show August 2017 *NEW*
Carpet: Cherry House – Wedding Red Carpet  The Trunk Show August 2017 *NEW*
Trees: The Little Branch – Blooming Tree {Pink}
Grass: Boudoir – Animated grass 1
Bouquet: Flowers: Scandalize – Roses (Past Group Gift)
Pose: Di’s Opera – Editorial – Editorial 2

..You Marry The Person Who You Cannot Live Without… (LuxeBox August 2017)

 

We seek the comfort of another.
Someone to share and share the life we choose.
Someone to help us through the
neverending attempt to understand ourselves.
And in the end,
someone to comfort us along the way.

– Marlin Finch Lupus

 

I normally would have an unboxing video to go along with this post but I simply didn’t have the time or the drive to record a video at the moment. If I record one in the next week I will add it to this post, but I at least wanted to get a picture with the amazing items from this month.

If you didn’t join the Luxe Box in time for the month and you would like to get the items, there are two different ways that you can get it. First you can join the Luxe Box group on the 15’th of the month after it’s been delivered for double the price until 12am of the 16’th of that month or Secondly you can join when enrollment begins on the 1’st of the month and go to the Luxe Box Boutique and buy any of the previous Luxe Boxes. All of this information is listed on the Luxe Box FAQ. All previously released Luxe Boxes are available at the Luxe Box Boutique for the cost of 2000L. To receive the latest Luxe Boxes, it costs 1500L to join the group every month before the 15’th when enrollment ends and the box is delivered. To see what’s in the boxes of previous months, check out the Luxe Box Catalog.

You can find out even more information about Luxe Box; such as designers for the month & contests to win a free Luxe Box on their WebsiteFacebook & Flickr

 

Credits:

Head: Lelutka -Bento Head Simone 3.0
Body: Maitreya – Lara v4.1
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier) & Brownie (Maitreya Applier older version no longer available)
Ears: Mandala – Steking Ears Season 5 (Unisex)
Nose Ring: Yummy – Luxury Septum’s – Silver Diamond Septum  The Arcade Gacha Events June 2016
Hair: Moon – Timid Brunettes (modified to red in edit menu) LuxeBox August 2017 *New*
Dress: Stories & Co. by Flowey – Mia Dress LuxeBox August 2017 *New*
Shoes: Empire – Thunbergia LuxeBox August 2017 *New*
Snail on Left hand: MishMish – My Kawaii Snail Pink wearable on hand LuxeBox August 2017 *New*
Gazebo: Tarte – Ashley Gazebo LuxeBox August 2017 *New*
Curtains: Tarte – Gazebo Curtains LuxeBox August 2017 *New*
Chair: The Loft – Wedding Reception Chair – Mrs Silver – RARE  The Arcade Gacha Events June 2016
Tree: The Little Branch – BloomingTree {Lavender}
Petals: The Loft – Wedding Reception – Petal Pathway  The Arcade Gacha Events June 2016
Bouquet: Foxcity – Prop Bouquet (comes with Flowers Bento Set)
Pose: Foxcity – Flowers Bento Set – Flowers-4 (comes with Prop Bouquet)

The Joy of Gardening – Designer Showcase: Apple Fall

A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them. A garden is a grand teacher. – Unknown

 

Currently Apple Fall is having an amazing sale inworld; where items are marked to 25, 50 or 75L only. Please note that giftcards are not included for the sale; those are still full price. Also the sale is only inworld and not on Marketplace.  The sale started on Monday July 17, 2017  and will be going until Friday July 21, 2017. There are so many amazing deals at the sale; that everyone should take a moment and check out. I’ve also personally found 15 items in the mainstore that were marked down to 0L. Free everyone!, of those items; a few were plants and one was the Apple Fall – New York Studio Apartment. The Studio Apartment has a menu where you can change the texture of the walls & floor to 4 different themes, reflecting New York. It’s an amazing steal; and there are many more free items hidden around.

 

Today I bring you a tutorial of how to create your own personal planters using items that I’ve gotten at the Apple Fall Sale. Below you’ll find my video tutorial/vlog on how to unlink items and relink with other items to create your own planter. The possibilities are endless of what you can create with items that are modifiable and can be unlinked.

I hope that you enjoyed the tutorial/vlog and that I helped to show what is possible once you know what to do.

 

 

Credits:

Items used in Tutorial/Vlog to create custom planters

Apple Fall – Milk Urn w/ Wild Geraniums
Apple Fall – Bay Leaf Topiary, 3-Tier
Apple Fall – Buxus Ball, Large
Apple Fall – Square Wood Planter
Apple Fall – Flowering Shrub – Autumn White
Apple Fall – Privet Ball – Autumn

Items that I created using all Apple Fall products renamed:

Wild White Geranium Square Wood Planter
Wild Pink Geranium Square Wood Planter
Wild Red Geranium Square Wood Planter
Flowering Shrub – Autumn White Square Wood Planter
Privet Ball Square Wood Planter
Milk Urn w/ Buxus Ball
Bay Leaf Topiary, 3-Tier Milk Urn

Fence used in picture: Fancy Decor  – Davis Fence Kit (FaMESHed May 2017 )

Deco(c)rate: Tropical Heat – July 2017

The July Edition of DECO(C)RATE themed “Tropical Heat” was delivered on July 8’th 2017 at 12pm SLT. If you missed it you can still grab your own at Deco(c)rate HQ at an increased price of 3000L.

The Home & Decor Brands inside the crate this month are as follows: Aria, Bad Unicorn, Cheeky Pea, Chez Moi, Convair, Di’Cor, HEXtraordinary, Merak, N4rs, PewPew!, Revival, Schultz Bros., Serenity Style, The Little Branch & Vagabond. Below you will find my Deco(c)rate Unboxing Video.

 

 

I really enjoyed this month’s theme and am looking forward to creating many different scenes with these wonderful items. The theme for the August Deco(c)rate is; ‘Now and  Zen’. I am really looking forward to it. You can reserve your own at Deco(c)rate HQ for a discounted price of 1500L before August 8’th at 11:59am SLT.

For more information about Deco(c)rate, please visit their website.

Deco(c)rate Website: http://decocratesl.com/
Deco(c)rate Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/decocrate/
Deco(c)rate Flickr Group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/decocrate/
MadPea Productions Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/madpeaproductions/

 

Title Screen Credits:

Bar: [Bad Unicorn] – Blues Rum Bar – Deco(c)rate: Tropical Heat July 2017
Fountain: *HEXtraordinary* Tropical Tiki Fountain – Deco(c)rate: Tropical Heat July 2017
Surfboard: N4RS – Surfboards – Deco(c)rate: Tropical Heat July 2017
Plant on Bar: ARIA – Theros Vase With Monstera Deliciosa Leaves – Deco(c)rate: Tropical Heat July 2017
Trees: The Little Branch – Dracaena Tree {Animated} – Deco(c)rate: Tropical Heat July 2017 (Mainstore Rebuilding, Marketplace Only)
Skydome (sandy ground): Turnip’s Skydome 2.0; using Turnip’s Skydome: Sandy Terrain Texture Collection