Stolen

If you’re going to pull off a robbery, be brazen and walk right out, hiding the goods in plain sight.

The Winter Bride Collection by Salt & Pepper for the December round of The Arcade is an absolute stunner. From chin to thigh, everything I am wearing is from this gacha gem, and not one of these items is a Rare. Hitting any combination on this machine is worthy of a heist; the Rares are even more incredible! I don’t know if I’ll have a chance to blog the wedding dress, collar & cuff set or fur coat, but do check out The Arcade Shopping Guide or the Salt & Pepper Flickr post for the full details.

This collection has stolen away my heart like a thief in the night.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*From Salt & Pepper Winter Bride Collection for The Arcade December 2017 by xxSaltandPepperxx (all common gacha prizes):
S&P WB lace dress night Maitreya
S&P WB bra night Maitreya
S&P WB panties night Maitreya
S&P WB garter night Maitreya
S&P WB stola silver

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer MG – Necklace – Waldorf Pearl and Carved Roses by Maxi Gossamer (available at FaMESHed December 2017)
Shoes: N-core KATE FUR “Fatpack” for Maitreya High Feet by Claire Messenger (available at FaMESHed December 2017)
*Mesh head applier: *Birth* Lelutka Hud – Rose Applier – Tone 03 by Silent Alchemi
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh body applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen Maitreya Body Skin Applier – 03. Tone v1.0 by Silent Alchemi
Eyes applier: Avi-Glam AG. Vivid Eyes – Lelutka Applier – Daylight by Kendra Parfort
Eye shadow & lipstick: The Face ~ Lelutka – Celebrity ~ Make-up palette by NatalieWells (from Powder Pack LeLutka October 2017)
*Body freckles: .::Nanika::. KIRA Freckles mesh body applier by sDEVAs

*Pose: CORPUS – Wall Stand by Diconay Boa
Location: D O X
Photo taken using LUMIPro 2017 V3 HUD by Stefan Buscaylet

Where Winter Ends

There is no place more desolate than your thoughts when alone in the middle of a long, cold winter. The darkness and dreariness of the season can drive you deeper into this wilderness created by your isolation. Stark, quiet and desolate, it can seem as if there is no way that spring will come.

But a blast of colour, an instant of positive outlook can bring you closer to that moment.

The colour, in this case, is provided by the Brenda dress from Salt & Pepper for Tannenbaum 2017. It comes in a variety of colours and trim choices, but I chose red – the colour of life and merriment.

It is the colour that brings me to where winter ends.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Dress: Salt & Pepper S&P Brenda by xxSaltandPepperxx (available at Tannenbaum 2017 through December 25)
Shoes: N-core KATE FUR “Fatpack” for Maitreya High Feet by Claire Messenger (available at FaMESHed December 2017)
Hair: TRUTH / Farryn by Truth Hawks (available at Uber through December 23)
*Mesh head applier: *Birth* Lelutka Hud – Rose Applier – Tone 03 by Silent Alchemi
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh body applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen Maitreya Body Skin Applier – 03. Tone v1.0 by Silent Alchemi
Eyes applier: Avi-Glam AG. Vivid Eyes – Lelutka Applier – Daylight by Kendra Parfort
Eye shadow & lipstick: The Face ~ Lelutka – Celebrity ~ Make-up palette by NatalieWells (from Powder Pack LeLutka October 2017)
*Body freckles: .::Nanika::. KIRA Freckles mesh body applier by sDEVAs

*Pose: an lar [poses] The Annette Series – Four by Katya Valeska
Location: North

Deco Prep

Every year, I say this: “Even after (fill in the blank) years in Australia, it doesn’t feel like Christmas in the middle of summer.”

This year will be my 18th year here and that hasn’t changed one bit. On Friday at work, a couple of the women in my office started putting up small Christmas trees on their desks. Mind you, it was around 30C degrees (86F), so I just shook my American head and went back to proofing.

When I logged into Second Life today, I started putting together a room for my post. It was non-seasonal when I began, but somehow, the Christmas Spirit seemed to call my name. That led me to Tannenbaum 2017 and a little festivity began to creep into my setting. I decided that these new holiday things would compliment items already in my inventory from [ keke ], Kuro and {what next}.

I haven’t gone full-blown Festivus yet, but I’m well on my way with my Christmas deco prep.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*From [ keke ] by Kean Kelly:
*[ keke ] hygge collection vol. 2 . giga pack bx (available at Uber through December 23)
[ keke ] hygge sofa . white . sits 3 prs
[ keke ] hygge sofa table . white
[ keke ] glitter bottles
[ keke ] rainfall glitter broad
[ keke ] glitter chandelier . aged

*[ keke ] mistletoe fatpack . 15 pieces (available at Shiny Shabby through December 15
[ keke ] mistletoe . mist . mini
[ keke ] mistletoe wreath . green .
[ keke ] mistletoe wreath . frost . laying

*available at the mainstore:

*[ keke ] hygge collection . fatpack . 10 pieces . bx
[ keke ] hygge cup . hot matcha tea
[ keke ] triple tray table . white
[ keke ] bulb box . white . switch light on and off
[ keke ] hunters moon lamp . switch light on and off

*[ keke ] group gift winter 2017
*[ keke ] rosehips in pitcher . bugs
*[ keke ] winter ornaments in metal box RARE (gacha prize)
*[ keke ] winter metal box snow (gacha prize)
*[ keke ] shimmer stars in a jar

*From Kuro by Luana Dawg:
*For Sad November through December 2:
*Kuro – Antique armchair (Blue) Adult

*For District 20 through December 19:
Kuro – Nature sidetable
Kuro – Nature rugs I
Kuro – Nature rugs II
Kuro – Old lantern
Kuro – Nature plants I, II & IV
Kuro – A frame skybox

*{what next} ‘It’s Cold Outside’ Neon Light (warm white) by Winter Thorn (available at Collabor88 through December 6)

Available at Tannenbaum 2017 through December 25:
BALACLAVA!! Starlit Birch Tree & Photo Ornaments by Uriah Eulenberg
Dahlia – Finola – Ornament Basket – Assorted Gold by June Fallon
Dahlia – Finola – Mochi Sleeping Ornament – Rare 01 by June Fallon (gacha prize)
Dahlia – Finola – Mochi Looking up Ornament – Rare 02 by June Fallon (gacha prize)
Dahlia – Finola – Mercury Ornament – Blush 10 by June Fallon (gacha prize)
{anc} vintage bell chair 3Li {milk ribbon} RARE by aki69 (gacha prize)

From +Half-Deer+ by Halogen Magic:
+Half-Deer+ Favorite Sweater Clutter – Pink – Floor A
+Half-Deer+ Stringlight Clutter – Loose Coil
+Half-Deer+ Stringlights – Draped B
+Half-Deer+ Stringlights – Floor D

*Little Branch LB_GiantCedar{Animated}*Seasons by Cari McKeenan