Comfort & Warmth

It is early in spring here in Australia, and I am already longing for autumn. A cozy couch to curl up on in front of a crackling fire would be amazing. Instead, the temperature is hovering around 31C and I am wearing shorts with the windows wide open.

But with all of these delicious home & garden goodies, I am pretending the frost is just around the corner.

The nirvana set from [ keke ] is as extensive as it is exquisite. You can find it at the current round of Shiny Shabby. And the sofa by Kuro can be found at the main store, where there is currently a sale on selected items. It’s a good time to stock up.

Visit my credits for more beautiful items so you can discover your own comfort and warmth.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*From [ keke ] by Kean Kelly:
* From [ keke ] nirvana . full set available at Shiny Shabby through October 15th
* [ keke ] nirvana pouf 2 . floral
* [ keke ] nirvana chair wood . mint
* [ keke ] nirvana simple table . wood
* [ keke ] nirvana incense bowl . pearl
* [ keke ] nirvana candles . blue
* [ keke ] nirvana . mind

*[ keke ] rug 43 – oriental indigo
*[ keke ] standing bulb lamp copper – maxi
*[ keke ] simple texture change frame (my own image)

*From Kuro by Luana Dawg (available at the main store):
*Kuro – David’s couch *PG* (Blue)
*Kuro – Mesh divider (white) [recoloured & resized]

*From Serenity Style by Hanstrid Inshan (gacha prizes available at The Liaison Collaborative through September 30)
*Serenity Style- Norah Imagination – The Travel
*Serenity Style- Norah Imagination -Stuffs to keep

*From {what next} by Winter Thorn:
*{what next} Hanne Fireplace Surround (wood)
*{what next} Hanne Woodburning Stove (Iron) -Wood Fireplace
*{what next} Hanne Fireplace Tools

From The Loft & ARIA – Zoete Suite by Colleen Desmoulins & Yelo Uriza (available at Collabor88 September 2017)
The Loft & Aria – Zoete Table
The Loft & Aria – Zoete Book Pile
The Loft & Aria – Zoete Potted Plant
The Loft & ARIA – Zoete Shelf
The Loft & Aria – Hourglass Brass
The Loft & Aria – Pilar Bud Vase 2
The Loft & Aria – Zoete Accordian Lamp

*22769 ~ [bauwerk] Books with Holder by Paco Pooley
DaD DESIGN “Aspen Cabin” by sheerpetal Roussel

Christmas Comfy

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This is that moment everyone dreams of during the Christmas holidays; when all of the gifts are wrapped, all of the decorations are up, the house is clean, the groceries are tucked away in the kitchen until Christmas morning. This is the moment when you just flop down in your most comfy jammies and breathe a sigh of contentment.

While technically not jammies, the Willow Jumpsuit from *Just BECAUSE* is definitely comfy. And cute. And perfect for the holidays! This version, which comes with four holiday textures, is the the group gift from Annie for Christmas. Everyone loves getting presents at Christmas and this is simply a wonderful bonus from one of Second Life’s best designers.

Give yourself a gift by joining the *Just BECAUSE* group. If you’re already a member, you can just kick back and enjoy your Christmas, comfy style.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Bodysuit and leggings: *Just BECAUSE* Willow Jumpsuit – Christmas GroupGift by Annie Melson (group gift available at main store)
Hair: [monso] My Hair – Yujung /Red by Morphine Janick (available at Kustom9 December 2016)
*Lipstick: *League* Ella Matte Lipsticks (Catwa) – Sunkissed by Nena Janus
Head: CATWA HEAD Tumble V4.9 by Catwa Clip
*Skin Applier: *League* Maitreya Mesh Body Applier – Sunkissed by Nena Janus
*Catwa Head Applier: *League* Ella – Catwa Applier – Sunkissed (with freckles) by Nena Janus
*Vista Hands Applier: *League* Vista Hand Applier HUD Sunkiss by Nena Janus
Body and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Hands: -VA-F-VISTA BENTO PROHANDS FEM-V.2BETA by Vista Barnes
Eyes: LOTUS. Devotion Eyes – 2 by Lilanachristina (gacha prize)

    Available at Tannenbaum Holiday Market through December 25:
    *From {what next} by Winter Thorn:
    {what next} Christmas Wall Collage (size 1)
    {what next} Christmas Gift Box Tower
    {what next} Gold Gift Box Tower
    Kalopsia Puddle Duck – White by Isabeau Baragula
    Pilot Hanging Ornaments by Kaz Nayar
    R(S)W Christmas Card Row by Robin Sojourner
    ARIA -Nicola Pine Garland by Yelo Uriza
    Fancy Decor Paper Trees by Jake Vordun

Chair/pose: [Krescendo] The Outside In Chair by KrescendoStore (MadPea Christmas Calendar 2016 Gift)
{what next} {what next} Colonna Sideboard – Wood (no decor) by Winter Thorn
MadPea Christmas Calendar 2016 by Electronic Mode
Build: DaD DESIGN “Aspen Cabin” m/c V.1.0 by sheerpetal Roussel

All Wrapped Up For Christmas

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This may be a record. It has taken me five days to complete this photograph!

I don’t usually log in during the week, but with The Liaison Collaborative having just opened and Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms opening tomorrow, I have been overwhelmed with delicious goodies! Rather than getting into a panic this weekend trying to do tons of photos, I thought I would pop in for an hour or so each night to get some extra pictures taken.

But, once I started unboxing, I discovered that I wasn’t going to be able to simply slip into an outfit and pop out a few props. The set actually took me two-and-a-half nights to build, half to shoot, one to collect the credits (!!!) and finally tonight to process the photo and write the post. All up, this has taken me about eight hours to complete. I could have skipped work today – I have put in the overtime already!

I’m not sure where to start with everything I love in this photo. You are going to have to dig through the credits to unearth all of the amazingness yourself, but I wanted to point out just a few things…

I’m going to start with the dress I am wearing from !gO! at The Liaison Collaborative. The dress itself is just incredible – a simple A-line dress with a square neckline, applique details and slit handkerchief skirt, all in a tastefully glimmery fabric. Then add this sexy but sophisticated boa, and you have the ultimate Christmas dress. You may even decide to save it for New Year’s Eve – it’s just that glamorous! I decided I needed a more cosmopolitan skin, so I packed up my freckles and went with tone 5 of the amara beauty Jewel head and body appliers, coming to Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms and settled on this saucy little bob with poinsettia combs from adoness, also coming to Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms.

As for the decor, the highlight for me is the fireplace, Christmas tree, candles, card string and crate with books from {e}lusive, available at The Liaison Collaborative. I received an IM from the creator, Dema Fairport, asking if I would be interested in blogging the set. She explained that ” I am a new builder and this set is literally my debut into the world of mesh home and garden items.”

What? Huh? NEW builder? This stuff is amazing!

The tree is a bibliophile’s dream, the fireplace is amazing with all of those shelves just begging to to be stuffed full of…stuff! The fire itself is perfect – not smoky, not too flickery, just the type of fire that you want to curl up in front of and snuggle with a cup of cocoa and your sweetheart. The same can be said of the candles, which give off just the right amount of glow.

I could go on, but I’ll stop here. Do take a close look at all of the beautiful things just waiting for you to pick up at these events.

Oh, and I mentioned that Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms opens tomorrow, didn’t I? Click the photo below to keep up with what’s going on at the Pale Girl Productions blog and I promise to include a SLurl to the event tomorrow.

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I’ve got everything all wrapped up for Christmas for you right here.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

On Peep:
*Dress: !gO! Noelle dress – Maitreya Lara by Gocha Merlin (available at The Liaison Collaborative through December 30)
*Boa: !gO! !gO! Noelle Boa Shawl – small by Gocha Merlin (available at The Liaison Collaborative through December 30)
*Boots: Essenz – Calgary (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo (available at The Liaison Collaborative through December 30)
*Hair/hair decor: adoness : poinsettia : scarlet by Cruella Pennell (coming to Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms December 9-19, 2016)
*Body applier: amara beauty body appliers OMEGA (for Maitreya Lara – tone 5) by Shantia Soulstar (coming to Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms December 9-19, 2016)
*Head applier: amara beauty Jewel 05 CATWA applier by Shantia Soulstar (coming to Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms December 9-19, 2016)
*Lipstick: *Birth* Willow Lipstick (Cawta ‘Annie’) – TLC – 5 by Silent Alchemi (gacha prize) (available at The Liaison Collaborative through December 30)
Head: CATWA HEAD Tumble V4.9 by Catwa Clip
Body, feet and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: LOTUS. Devotion Eyes – 2 by Lilanachristina (gacha prize)

Decor:
*Available at The Liaison Collaborative through December 30
{e}lusive {e} Book Tree with Lights 1 by Dema Fairport
{e}lusive Fireplace by Dema Fairport
{e}lusive {e} Light string with cards by Dema Fairport
{e}lusive {e} Crate and books by Dema Fairport
{e}lusive {e} Candles by Dema Fairport
Les Sucreries de Fairy * Solstice Doll * Orange Decoration 1 by fairyzette Sahara (gacha prize)
Les Sucreries de Fairy * Solstice Doll * Orange Decoration 2 by fairyzette Sahara (gacha prize)
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Winter Village – RARE by Paco Pooley (gacha prize)
Pose/gift box: oOo Studio Presents by Olaenka Chesnokov

*Coming to Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms December 9-19, 2016
+XAnSA+ Fantasmas – Gift 1 – S/M by XanXan Jervil
+XAnSA+ Fantasmas – Gift 2 – S/M by XanXan Jervil
+XAnSA+ Fantasmas – Gift 3 – S/M by XanXan Jervil
+XAnSA+ Fantasmas – Gift 4 – S/M by XanXan Jervil
+XAnSA+ Fantasmas – Gift 5 – S/M by XanXan Jervil
+XAnSA+ Fantasmas – Gift 5 – S/M by XanXan Jervil
~Refined Wild~ – Rattan Ball – Light – A MESH Product by Khyle Sion
~Refined Wild~ — Festive Lights – RATTAN STAR – A MESH Product by Khyle Sion
ELYSIUM – Fridtjof bench – aluminium by Aleida Rhode

[ dynasty ] – Box of Ornaments – Grey CLOSED by KidDreamz (available at Shiny Shabby through December 15)
[ dynasty ] – Box of Ornaments – Grey OPENED by KidDreamz (available at Shiny Shabby through December 15)
Kalopsia – Crackers Box by Isabeau Barragula (Available at Tannenbaum Holiday Market through December 25)
Kalopsia – Winter Dome by Isabeau Barragula (Available at Tannenbaum Holiday Market through December 25)
Kalopsia – Puddle Duck – White by Isabeau Barragula (Available at Tannenbaum Holiday Market through December 25)
Myrrine cluster of candle houses by Myrrine (Available at Tannenbaum Holiday Market through December 25)
Vagabond – Ida’s Blanket Pile (Green) by Shawneese Offcourse (Available at Tannenbaum Holiday Market through December 25)
{what next} Holiday Eggnog Latte by Winter Thorn (Available at Tannenbaum Holiday Market through December 25)
*ionic* Now! Poster by Iakua Arriaga (gacha prize)
The Loft & ARIA – Troubadour Rug by Yelo Uriza
ARIA -Nicola Pine Garland by Yelo Uriza (Available at Tannenbaum Holiday Market through December 25)
(luc) Earth Hue Candles, Silver Platter (greens/brown) by Lucas Lameth (available at Shiny Shabby through December 15)
Apple Fall White Iris by warehousefifteendesigns
:HAIKEI: The Winter Cabin / GACHA {7} (xmas sign) by quo0p
Pajamas: Dead Dollz The Sleepy One – Roses by Kiddo Oh
Scarf: Dead Dollz The Warm One – Scarf – Brown by Kiddo Oh
[ zerkalo ] Vintage Ornaments – 4 by AnaisTerpillie (gacha prize at The Crossroads December 2016)
[ zerkalo ] Vintage Ornaments – 7 – RARE by AnaisTerpillie (gacha prize at The Crossroads December 2016)
Build: DaD DESIGN “Aspen Cabin” m/c V.1.0 by sheerpetal Roussel (available at Shiny Shabby through December 15)
random.Matter. – Book of Sorrows by Nikohl Hax (Deco(c)rate November 2016)

Photo taken using LUMIPro by Stefan Buscaylet