Afternoon At The Pool

So I’m just gonna say it, I’ve seen pools over the years in SL and they normally suck.  They not only look terrible or dated but they also never come with anything to actually do, aka no animations.  Well,  that was until I saw the new pool from Pixel Mode, which is absolutely amazing!   It’s probably the most realistic pool I’ve seen in SL to date, and not only that,  it comes loaded with singles and couples animations along with diving and swimming animations!  Around the pool Tya left some deck space for you to place your chairs,tables and decor items as well as places you can throw in your own landscaping.  AND, just when you thought it could not get better she also built a surround for it so it can be used up in a skydome or you can remove it and terraform your land around it.  You can also mod it and add your own land texture to use the one that you use! It’s currently available at the Love to Decorate event and I can’t stress how much you need to check this out!  All the other goodies I used to showcase the pool, including what I’m wearing, can be found below the pic; and if you need a larger view just click the picture!

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HOME & GARDEN

Pixel Mode – The Backyard Garden Pool / NEW @ Love To Decorate

Lisp – Summer Punch Vintage Deck Chairs / NEW @ Collabor88

Sari-Sari – BBQ Party Parasol / NEW @ The Arcade

Snips & Snails – Summer Splash Towel Rack B / NEW @ The Arcade

Second Spaces – Beach Day Dark Tan / @ Summerfest 2015

Dust Bunny – Beach Bag Cream / NEW @ The Arcade

Alouette – Wooden Mermaids Sign

Pixel Mode – Victoria’s Hideaway Garden Lanterns / NEW @ The Arcade

Jian – Ash Trees

Mesh Plants – Assorted Mesh Bushes

ON ME

Hair: Exile – Full of Grace in Naturals / NEW @ Collabor88

Skin: Glam Affair – Summerv3 Jamaica 02 / NEW @ Collabor88

Body: Maitreya – Lara

Bikini: Baiastice – Jade Bikini Strawberry Fitted Mesh / NEW @ Collabor88

An Outdoor Dinner Party

Hey fabulous readers! I have another post for you today with goodies from the Multicultural Menu Event.  There is only a few days left to get there since it ends on June 21st, but that is still enough time to pop over and grab some of the yummy foods that the creators have made for us.  Today I showing you the incredible Mediterranean Feast by Jian and the Quiche Platter and Cheese Platter from Kaerri.  As you can see the detail is amazing and would be perfect for any dinner party that you may want to throw.  What I love even more about Jian’s set is that she did both serving sizes along with single sizes for most items to make it even more realistic! flickr look 727 Jian – Mediterranean Feast, which includes: Asparagus (Serving & Single Size), CremaCatalana (Serving & Single Size) , Croquettes (Serving & Single Size), Sangria and Seafood Paella / NEW @ The Multicultural Menu

Kaerri – Quiche Platter & Cheese Platter / NEW @ The Multicultural Menu

Tarte. – Sunflowers Yellow/ NEW @ The Arcade

Convair – Carbu Place Setting Earth

Apple Fall – Province Dining Table

Apple Fall – Province Chair

Jian – Vintera Lanterns Single

Apple Fall – Urne De Terra Cuite 1 and 2

Sway’s – Greta Potted Topiary Tall/Lighted

Black Tulip – Mediterranea Patio

A Sexy Night Out

flickr look 726Hi there! Tonight I have a quick blog for you featuring a very sexy look that I put together.  My short little dress with the almost not there back is a collaboration between Cynful and Lil’Lace, that comes in a large assortment of colors and to fit several different mesh bodies along with standard sizes. My gorgeous big hair is from Exile from The Arcade and my equally gorgeous skin is SummerV3 from Glam Affair that can be found at the newest Collabor88.  Cae just released another beautiful, yet understated, collar that comes in a regular and also an open collar version.  Helping me stand a bit taller are the Callisto Slingbacks from Livalle.  Finally I am using new poses from Mien Poses called Gala.  Enjoy and happy shopping!!

flickr look 726-2Hair: Exile – Shout in Reds / NEW @ The Arcade

Skin: Glam Affair – Summerv3 Jamaica 04 / NEW @ Collabor88

Eyes: Buzzeri – Lillian Eyes Jade

Nose Ring #1:Yummy – Cleopatra Nose Ring Silver / NEW @ N21

Nose Ring #2: Yummy – Audrey Septum Silver / NEW @ N21

Collar: Cae – Loyalty / NEW @ Romp

Body: Maitreya – Lara

Dress: Cynful & Lil’Lace – Leather Bound Marine Blue

Shoes: Livalle – Callisto Slingback Platforms Navy

Pose: Mien Poses – Gala

Location: Cynful & CnS

Her Getaway

Everyone has that spot they go to when they need to get away from it all.  To relax and gather their thoughts. Maybe somewhere no one else knows about or a place we only share with a select few in our lives. Today’s post is a beautiful representation of such a place that you could build for yourself in SL, even if you are strapped for prim.  Victoria’s Hideaway is a incredible set by Pixel Mode for this round of the June Arcade, is only eight pieces in the set and includes zero rares.  It was the perfect way to set aside some ME space.  Adding to the tranquility I added lots of plants and other items from Dust Bunny, Sari-Sari, Ariskea and Heart.  On me I am wearing new hair from Truth called Damaris that is at the Arcade, as well as my outfit from Blueberry and shoes from Monso.  As always just click the picture for a much larger, more detailed, version.

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Pixel  Mode – Victoria’s Hideaway Sun Cover / NEW @ The Arcade

Pixel  Mode – Victoria’s Hideaway Willow Chaise / NEW @ The Arcade

Pixel  Mode – Victoria’s Hideaway Willow Side Table / NEW @ The Arcade

Pixel  Mode – Victoria’s Hideaway Therapy (Wine/Books) / NEW @ The Arcade

Pixel  Mode – Victoria’s Hideaway Floor Lantern / NEW @ The Arcade

Pixel  Mode – Victoria’s Hideaway Dragonfly / NEW @ The Arcade

Pixel  Mode – Victoria’s Hideaway Water Pump DIY Garden / NEW @ The Arcade

Ariskea – Porcelain WindChime Driftwood / NEW @ The Arcade

Dust Bunny – Hanging Flower Pot Blue & Green / NEW @ The Arcade

Dust Bunny – Getaway Basket / NEW @ The Arcade

Sari-Sari – BBQ Party Snake Plant 1 Big / NEW @ The Arcade

Sari-Sari – BBQ Party Snake Plant 2 Big / NEW @ The Arcade

Ariskea – Porcelain Tropical Plant 2 / NEW @ The Arcade

Heart – Potted Plants Clemtais Red / NEW @ Fameshed

Heart – Potted Plants White Daisies

Garden of Dreams – Bellis Yellow Small ( In Water Pump)

ON ME

Hair: Truth – Damaris Reds/ Orange Hibi / NEW @ The Arcade

Skin: Glam Affair – Summerv3 Jamaica 02 H / NEW @ Collabor88

Body: Maitreya – Lara

Top: Blueberry – Double Shirt Pink / NEW!

Pants: Blueberry – Rolled Cuff Jeans Faded Dark / NEW!

Shoes: Monso – My Flower Sandal Ivory(Maitreya Feet Addon) / NEW @ Uber

Pose: Sari-Sari – Ground Sit Pack

Nautical Summer

Summer has hit the Great Lakes in RL( I live in the mitten) so this post is rather appropriate for all those who love the beach and anything with a nautical theme.  The fantastic Asbury Beach Hut from Jian is texture change and allows you to change the siding, doors, roof and trim.  I did red because hello fave color and it also stuck with the theme I was going with.  The theme that is mostly thanks to Sway’s and her awesome Rowboat Bench (that is also texture change) and all her other nautical decor that you can find at the latest Arcade.  Adding more to the theme is the wearable rowboat from What Next that is also available at the Arcade and comes in several different styles.  You also heard correctly, they are wearable and have a great rowing animation to help you get around the waters of SL.

flickr look 723Jian – Asbury Beach Hut

Sway’s – Rowboat Bench Nautical

Jian – Camp Anawanna Fire Pit / NEW @ The Fantasy Collective

What Next – Makin Waves Wearable Boat / NEW @ The Arcade

Sway’s – Nautical Decoration Life Belt Beach / NEW @ The Arcade

Sway’s – Nautical Decoration Life Belt Aboard / NEW @ The Arcade

Sway’s – Nautical Decoration Letter Beach RARE / NEW @ The Arcade

Sway’s – Nautical Decoration Sandy Feet Sign RARE / NEW @ The Arcade

Tarte – Dragonfly Lights / NEW @ The Arcade

Tarte – Hanging Twig Light Silver / NEW @ The Arcade

Apple Fall – Boat Oars

The Colors of Spring

Hey there!  So as I think I’ve mentioned in a past post I’ve been working on trying to improve my picture taking skills.  One of the things that was pointed out to me is that my windlights all seem to look the same, they aren’t, but look that way.  So, I went out of my comfort zone a bit and played around with a more colorful lighting and really love how this turned out.  Another Home & Garden post packed full of wonderful goodies from some of my favorite stores; Fetch, Alouette, [Keke], What Next just to name a few.  For a larger view just click on the picture!

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NEW ITEMS

Fetch – Rachel Sofa Cream / NEW @ ..IDK.

Alouette– Vintage Fabrics Chair / NEW!

Alouette – Vintage Fabrics Stool / NEW!

What Next – Paris In Spring Daybed / NEW @ The Liaison Collaborative

Funky Junk – Corner Block Planter / NEW!

Willow Home – Rustic Wall Shelf Blonde / NEW!

Keke – Twinkle Pendel Bright Mid / Kustom9

Keke – Peaonis Blush & Red / NEW @ Shiny Shabby

Keke – Glass Vase W/ Magnolias Pink / NEW @ Shiny Shabby

Floorplan – Leaning Lamp / NEW @ Collabor88

What Next – Vintage Suitcases Stack / NEW @ The Liaison Collaborative

What Next – Pile of Photos Decor / NEW @ The Liaison Collaborative

What Next – My Camera / NEW @ The Liaison Collaborative

What Next – Paris Wall Hangings 1 & 2 / NEW @ The Liaison Collaborative

Finishing Touches – Potted Frangipani Flowers Pink / NEW!

Circa – Ocean Loft Bali Area Rug Sand / NEW!

Tres Blah – Hodgepodge Stacked Magazines / NEW @ The Arcade

Tres Blah – Hodgepodge Snail Mail / NEW @ The Arcade

Second Spaces – Cluttered House / NEW @ The Arcade

Zaara Home – Pile of Books / NEW @ The Arcade

Llorisen – Alms Cottage Red / NEW @ The Arcade

OTHER ITEMS

Soy. – Vintage Lace Curtain B White

Kuro & [Con] – Just Decor Tissues

Kuro & [Con] – Just Decor Laptop

Fashionably Dead – Cats Scared, Stretching & Caught in the Act

My Boho Gazebo

Spring arrived back on my land a bit over a month ago and even though Etherian and I kept the same Farmhouse I wanted to make some changes outside.  That’s where the Toscana Gazebo from What Next comes in, once I saw that and Jake’s Messy Garden Sofa from Cheeky Pea I knew I had something.  The gazebo comes in three versions, and is texture change, as is the wood and pillows on the sofa.  It took me some time to put together since I was making it not just for a blog but for my land, when I thought it was just the way I wanted it I figured why not blog it!  I filled it with goodies from all over that are new and also some of my older finds I had in my inventory. I wasn’t sure exactly how to do the pictures but settled on a collage.  If this pic isn’t large enough for detail you can click on it to make it bigger, if it’s still too small head over to my Flickr page to check it out.flickr look 662

SHOPPING LIST

What Next – Toscana Gazebo with Fireplace/Lights / NEW!

Cheeky Pea – Jake’s Messy Garden Sofa / NEW @ Fameshed

Cheeky Pea – Jake’s Garden Table / NEW @ Fameshed

Sway’s – Pohoda Wicker Chair w/ Blanket / NEW @ Uber

Cheeky Pea – Hanging Rope Candles Jake ‘s Boho (tinted) / NEW @ Fameshed

Pure Poison – Boho Elephant Wall Deco / NEW @ Uber

Alouette – Miniature Zen Garden / NEW!

Zaara [Home] – Sandstone Elephant / NEW @ The Arcade

+Half-Deer+ – Spring Eternal Blossom Bird Bath / NEW @ The Arcade

+Half-Deer+ – Spring Eternal Garden Turtle / NEW @ The Arcade

+Half-Deer+ – Spring Eteranl Mira Fountain White / NEW @ The Arcade

Junk. – Round Boho Rug Turquoise / NEW @ Uber

Mirage Treasure Company – Tall Pottery Pink

Mirage Treasure Company – Pottery Burst

Mirage Treasure Company – Lighted Corner Plant Purple

[keke] – Lab Vase W/ Magnolias

Dysfunctional Designs – Branch Candelabra Table

A.D.D. Andel – Fortune Telling Ball Red

Krystal Fine Jewelry – Serene Candles Goldenrod / On Marketplace

Hate This – Books The Second Garden & Growing Herbs

Fri.day Home – Book Basket

What Next – Garden Paving Lit