And Suddenly

My sister used to say, “When I was little, Christmas seemed to come once every three years. Now it seems to come every three months.” The same could be said for the turning of the calendar to a brand new year. 2017 was a year of more downs than ups for me, but as 2018 sneaks up on me, I am grateful for the bright spots in my life. Although I have had some health issues this last year, I could be worse than I am. I don’t love my job in real life, but I can take pride in knowing that I do it well. While I have had to cut back on my blogging, I still find pleasure in the process.

While I have never been primarily a Home & Garden blogger, I have dabbled in it over the years. Expect to see fewer of these types of posts on my blog in the future, but when I do one, it will be because of inspiration from some of the finest designers on the grid.

As always, I love anything from [ keke ]. These New Year’s inspired offerings by Kean Kelly at Shiny Shabby and Uber were my starting point. If you plan on hosting a NYE party in Second Life, make sure you include these beautifully made party decorations.

To set the scene, I blew my budget on the amazing ROIRO L’ Annulaire Gacha, available at Cosmopolitan. There are so many options in this gacha I normally would have steered clear, but I was captivated by the quality of the items and story that they tell when put together. Add in some furniture and accessories from Kuro and The Liaison Collaborative and suddenly, it’s time to celebrate.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
From [ keke ] by Kean Kelly:
*Confetti: [ keke ] confetti . canarie (available at Shiny Shabby through January 15)
*From Happy Celebrations Box (available at Uber through January 23)
[ keke ] 2018 rosegold
[ keke ] serpentines . rose
[ keke ] glitter spheres
From Kuro by Luana Dawg (available at District 20 through January 19)
* Kuro – William chair (PG) brown
* Kuro – William side table
* Kuro – William books
From The Liaison Collaborative through December 30:
* Raindale – Whorouly carpet by KeiraLans (gacha prize)
* 22769 – Mulled Wine Bottles – COMMON by Paco Pooley (gacha prize)
* 22769 – Cashbox – COMMON by Paco Pooley (gacha prize)
* 22769 – Lantern Glass – COMMON by Paco Pooley (gacha prize)
* 22769 – Lantern Glass – COMMON by Paco Pooley (gacha prize)
* Sway’s [Wintertime] flower pot with plant . Sweater by Sway Dench (gacha prize)
* Sway’s [Wintertime] flower pot with plant . Winter Night by Sway Dench (gacha
* {E}lusive Designs Hanging Pails with Lights Gold by Dema Fairport
* Granola. Ruby’s Holiday Vase. Winter Pack. by Kimbra Iridescent
From the ROIRO L’ Annulaire Gacha by roiro (available at Cosmopolitan through December 30):
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Desk
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Desk Chair
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” DDC Various butterfly
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Desk Lamp
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Rose vase Blue
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Sample bottles
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” SB Wire light
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” SB Airplants
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Books-A
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Books-B
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Wireplant DROP
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” SB Kacho
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Rose vase Red
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Butterfly A – D
ROIRO – “L’annulaire” Collector’s house RARE

Through The Stillness

It has been many, many years since I rode horseback. As a child, I rode often, but since adulthood, I haven’t had the opportunity. Except, that is, in Second Life.

The lovely braided mane for the Water Horse Bento Riding Horse is from Jinx and is available at the August round of The Liaison Collaborative. My horse is prancing out, so proud of her appearance.

The dress I am wearing from ChicModa fits perfectly into this fantasy setting. It is pretty and feminine and a great little frock for summertime. It is available only through today at Cosmopolitan, so hurry in to pick it up.

It is tranquil and calm on my ride, a journey through the stillness.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Dress: ChicModa // Mae Dress // Floral Pink 1 // Lara by Sassy Nitely (available at Cosmopolitan through August 13)
Hair: TRUTH / Margarita by Truth Hawks (available at Uber through August 23)
Mesh head applier: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Agatha” Eastern by Steffi Villota (available at Uber through August 23)
Mesh body applier: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for Maitreya Mesh Body “Freckles” EASTERN by Steffi Villota
Eyes: Avi-Glam AG. Serene Eyes Tropical by Kendra Parfort
*Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 by Catwa Clip
Mesh body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle

Horse: Water Horse ~*WH*~ Riding Horse (Warmblood) by Tyrian Slade
Custom horse texture: The Painted Pony WHR Coat Importer – “Surfer Dude” – LE by HappyDaize (exclusive for the Water Horse Creator’s Fair through August 31)
*Mane: Jinx : Country Mane for the WH Riding Horse by Julana Demina available at The Liaison Collaborative August 7-30)
Pose: The Texture Barn Equine Animotions Pack – 17 Static Poses for WHBR by LadyJess Przhevalsky (available at the Water Horse Creator’s Fair through August 31)

Location: Luane’s Magical World

In The Wake Of Her Destruction

She doesn’t care if she wreaks havoc wherever she goes. She is strong, confident and takes no prisoners. She is dressed for destruction; primed to take no prisoners.

The dress is the main weapon, showing off legs for days plus plenty of dangerous curves. You can find the Tracy Dress from ChicModa at the current round of Cosmopolitan through April 22. The dress comes in multiple solid colours, with several patterns as part of a fatpack exclusive. Hurry; you only have a week to grab this stunner!

The pose and scene are from Exposeur. While RubyStarlight Writer closed her in-world store a while back, she still has a Marketplace presence for a lot of her classic poses and props. You can find her Pose Fair 2017 exclusives at the main landing point, but she has two other booths at the fair, giving you a chance to try out many of her older props. There may even be another new one; I didn’t remember it and of course, had to buy it. I’ll try to feature it before the fair has ended.

I did a lot of damage at Pose Fair, leaving a trail of Lindens in the wake of my destruction. It’s going to be a lean week until payday rolls around!

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Dress: ChicModa // Tracy Dress by Sassy Nitely (available at Cosmopolitan through April 22)
Shoes: #EMPIRE – Dichondra by QUEENshop (from Luxe Box April 2017)
*Necklacae: Kibitz – Routina necklace – onyx by Kathya Szczepanski
*Earrings: The Plastik :[P]:- Luna Earrings by Aikea Rieko (available at The Liaison Collaborative through April 30)
Hair: -FABIA- Mesh Hair Red by Meef (gacha prize)
*Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 by Catwa Clip
Mesh body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh head applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen ‘Freya’ Catwa (Catya_bento) Applier – 03. Tone by Silent Alchemi
*Mesh body applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen Maitreya Body Skin Applier – 03. Tone v1.0 by Silent Alchemi
*Freckles: .::Nanika::. KIRA Freckles by sDEVAs

Pose/prop: Exposeur – Falling to Pieces by RubyStarlight Writer (Pose Fair 2017 Exclusive through April 29)
Photo taken using LUMIPro 2017 by Stefan Buscaylet