The Magical Garden


Imagine a place where bunnies sit, foxes pose and kitty cats pounce. Where secret white flowers glitter and shine. Where twinkling lights peek through the grass and a cage becomes a resting place.

[ keke ] has released this beautiful Secret Garden Flowers set for the October round of The Forest. This is the event where you pay a fee and wander through the forest to collect all of the beautiful offerings from some of the best designers on the grid. That’s right – you get them all. The link above takes you to the website, where you can check out the shopping guide and the link in the credits takes you directly to the event.

It is a magical place full of magical things. Visit before it disappears on October 25th.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*From [ keke ] by Kean Kelly

    *Secret Gardens Flowers (available at The Forest through October 25th)
    [ keke ] secrets garden flower – glitter 1
    [ keke ] secrets garden flower – glitter 2
    [ keke ] secrets garden flower – mini
    [ keke ] secrets garden flower – midi
    [ keke ] secrets garden flower – maxi

[ keke ] twinkle pendel dark – maxi (main store)
[ keke ] winter flowers – shrub 1 (main store)
[ keke ] glitter floor (main store)

HPMD* Winter Grass 2013 – b by Sasaya Kayo
[ zerkalo ] Like a Bird – Cage Chair Light – RARE by DanielEstro (gacha prize)
(fd) Cat – 08 Stretching by Toast Bard
*ionic* conejito by Iakua Arriaga (gacha prize)
*ionic* Zorrito Sentado by Iakua Arriaga (gacha prize)
*alirium* ItchyGrass [DarkGreen] by Alir Flow
*alirium* Goblin : green : A by Alir Flow
*alirium* DwarfForest [OldGold] by Alir Flow
*alirium* Shiny Meadow summer by Alir Flow

I Don’t Wanna Spend Another Christmas Without You

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I don’t want to light a fire
Unless it will warm your heart
I’m playin no holiday songs
I need you to sing your part
And baby if I could have just one wish come true
I don’t wanna spend one more Christmas without you

Lyrics from “I Don’t Wanna Spend Another Christmas Without You” by ‘N Sync

God help me, I’m quoting ‘N Sync.

I have been trying to do a second post with the hats from JfL Hats for the Jewelry & Accessories Expo since last weekend. Nothing has seemed to work. Today I headed over to Calas Galadhon and ended up at South Farthing. I tried multiple locations and poses, but nothing was striking me as “right.” I was about to give up, and then that bloody song came on the local music stream.

I am not a boy band fan. I am especially not an ‘N Sync fan. But something about that song struck a chord and I was able to create a photo that seemed to capture the spirit of the lyric.

As Grumper said, “No one is immune [to the power of boy bands].”

I hate when he’s right.

On a happier note, Queue Marlowe of Analog Dog has reintroduced separate bangs with her latest release, Bangers. I matched one of the sets with my standby Nicky ponytail and matching hairbase from Amacci to solve the problem inherent to wearing a hat in Second Life. Thank god for hair attachments and bangs!

(But not boy bands.)

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Top: (fd) Sleeveless Turtleneck – Cream by Toast Bard
Coat: (fd) Fur Trim Duster – Cream by Toast Bard
*Hat: JfL Hats round hat V.2 leopard/teal special edition by Johnfrancis Laville (available at the Jewelry & Accessories Expo 2014)
Earrings: Cae :: Promise :: Earrings by Caelan Hancroft
Hair: Amacci Hair Nicky ~ Light Copper by Carina Larsen
Hairbase: Amacci Hair Hairbase Tattoo 2 by Carina Larsen
Bangs: Analog Dog AD – bang 2 – light reds by Queue Marlow (from the bangers – light reds set)
Skin: [PXL] Creations [PXL] JADE NAT PetalPink MEB C2 (FR) by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose: oOo sabrina_three by Olaenka Chesnokov

Location: South Farthing

Winter Wandering

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Despite the fact that it’s getting warmer here by the day, I have to admit that the recent round of Collabor88 has put me in the winter spirit (don’t hate me, Wendz!) I’m sure it will disappear by the time we hit our first 38C (100F) day. We’ve gotten close, but this morning it is a comfy 22C (71.6F), so I’m relishing the spring-like weather and taking advantage to channel my inner snow bunny.

I bundled up in this outfit I put together with finds from both the current round of Collabor88 and the depths of my inventory. Amazingly, I wore this outfit for two days, since I didn’t like the photos I took on my first outing. Fortunately, on my second attempt I had just received a notecard from Fruit Islands, letting us know that there are now three winter sims open to the public. I wandered over the KittyCatS Winterland sim to explore, and I had a lovely time!

If you are a KittyCatS fan, or even if you’re not, this is sim is a treat. Winding along the top of the mountain is a walkway that is lined with little cottages, dressed up by KittyCatS owners for the holidays. You can vote for your favourites, or simply enjoy the festive decorations. I snapped a couple of shots, but I’m not posting them – they didn’t turn out well and I don’t want to give a false impression of just how detailed and adorable they are! Just do yourself a favour if you have a bit of time to spend exploring these delightful scenes. And don’t miss out on the KittyCatS Advent Calendar – it always has some lovely gifts from some fabulous designers. Not only is it available to everyone, you can grab any of the previous gifts you might have missed (one to a customer).

There is more to this sim – below the walkway is a magical winterland. I plan to do another post, highlighting the scenery, but for now, it’s about the outfit. After two separate shoots, by golly, I’m going to show it off!

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With help from Tee*fy, – Tres Blah – and (fashionably dead) from Collabor88, I put together what I must say is my favourite winter outfit…so far. The season is just beginning, so that proviso is a necessity 😉 I have faith in the talent of Second Life’s designers that they will wow me again before the last snowflake melts!

Pretty stuff I’m wearing:

Jacket: -Tres Blah- -tb- Oversized Coat (S) – Mauve by Julliette Westerburg (Available at Collabor88 December)
Top: – fri. – Basic.Turtleneck (Red) by Darling Monday
Skirt: Tee*fy Edela Buttoned Skirt Chocolate by Azure Electricteeth (Available at Collabor88 December)
Leggings: ISON – leather leggings (rose) by Harry Hyx
Boots: Maitreya Stagioni Boots * Chestnut by Onyx LeShelle
Scarf: (fashionably dead) – (fd) Cozy Scarf – Cream by Toast Bard (Available at Collabor88 December)
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Sayaka3” (Type A)(Garnet) by Marisa Kira
Skin: [PXL] Creations – [PXL] JADE SK Peach Lips MEB C2 by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Hand appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand Appliers SK by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Poses: aDORKable Poses: SidePony Set by Adorkable Peapod (NLA)