Summer

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

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..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

..Peaceful Summer..

 

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

Today I am showing off a few items that I got from Fifty Linden Fridays. I also did a ‘Get Ready With Me’ Vlog; which is embedded below for you to watch. Sadly the beginning and the part when I am editing the picture both became corrupted. (Technology hated me today!) I promise to try another ‘Get Ready With Me’, that includes the editing of the picture.

 

Credits:

Head: Lelutka – Bento Head Simone 2.7
Body/Feet: Maitreya – Lara v4.1
Skin: The Skinnery – Dunya (Lelutka Applier) & Maitreya Body Applier
Hands: Vista – Bento Pro Hands V.2
Hair: Foxy – Mai. – N21 June
Top: Blueberry – Cutie Tops -LuxeBox June 2017
Shorts: Pixicat – Tova.Shorts – FLF 06/23/17
Shoes: Paper Arrow Co – Flats – FLF 06/23/17

The Scene:

Scene: ANHELO – T02OW-176GA :: tres en dehors (Off White) – FLF 06/23/17
Plant: {what next} – Summer Garden Hanging Planter 1- FLF 06/23/17
Drink: Knot&co.– Summertime Drinks – Lemon – Group Gift from Knot & Co.
Magzine: -tres blah- Pampered – Mag and Berries – The Arcade – June 2016
Tree: The Little Branch – WildSassafras.v2{4Seasons} (Mainstore Rebuilding, Marketplace Only)
Grass: Boudoir – Animated grass 1

Foreign Queen

“When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.” – D. H. Lawrence
“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

I wanted another chance to show off the some of the lovely pieces being offered by Mandala during this round of Collabor88.

 

Foreign Queen - Close Up

 

Credits:

Pose: !bang: Stands 350-359 – #359
Hair: Truth: Devinna – Browns
Necklace: Mandala: Kyara – Volcano @Collabor88

 

Foreign Queen

 

 

 

 

 

Safari Dreams

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

Safari Dreams - Close Up

 

Credits:

Pose: !bang: Stands 350-359 – #354
Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~: Cheetah Hair – Solstice @Collabor88
Necklace: Mandala: Kyara – Volcano @Collabor88
Vest: The Secret Store: Noah Cropped Vest – Sienna @Collabor88
Romper: The Secret Store: Kiara Romper – Green Leaf @Collabor88
Shoes: Pure Poison: Giulia *Slink Flat Feet* @Collabor88

Safari Dreams

Catching Rays

Oh My Gacha is open and there are quite a few wonderful things waiting for those who go. I feel in love with my new poses from Nani; which isn’t too much of a surprise given that I am a self-proclaimed ‘Pose Whore’ You can find this pose set ‘Catching Waves’ and another called ‘Skater Days’ there from this maker.

 

Taking It In....

 

Credits:

Pose: Nani: Catching Waves #4

Hair: Truth: Blythe – Browns

Bikini: 1 Hundered: Boho Babe – Sienna