Bunnies, Blooms and Baths

It is a Home & Garden extravaganza at my place right now. [ keke ] has been going wild with main store releases, including the adorable clipped sketches, refurbished spring drawers (available in three colours) and the glass lamps shown in my photo. In the rush to hit the big events on the grid, don’t forget the pleasure of browsing the home shops of some of your favourite designers. It is a much more relaxed way to shop, with less lag and no pressure to get in and out.

That being said, Bloom is off and running and {what next} has plenty of blooms to offer with their potted tulips, tulip wheelbarrow and pretty watering cans to keep those flowers fresh. They work perfectly together, so grab all the things.

The bathtub is from a larger set from Artis. If you read my blog regularly you can probably tell that I have fallen in love with this posemaker. This set is available at Pose Fair 2017. Do check it out.

And finally, I have fallen in love with the bunnies from JIAN at Collabor88. While they don’t come with Easter eggs, they are just perfect.

I can think of no better way to relax, reflect and revive than with bunnies, blooms and baths.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Hair: *ARGRACE* CHIZURU by rika Oyen
*Makeup: alaskametro<3 “Blossom” makeup palette – Catwa applier by Alaska Metropolitan
*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

*From [ keke ] by Kean Kelly:
*[ keke ] clipped sketches (New release at the main store)
*[ keke ] refurbished spring drawer – white (available at the main store)
*[ keke ] glass lamp tall . golden (available at the main store)

*From {what next} by Winter Thorn, available at Bloom through April 29:
*{what next} Springtime Tulips Wheelbarrow
*{what next} ‘Bloom’ Watering Can
*{what next} Springtime Tulip Planter (yell+pink+white)

JIAN Straight Ear Bunnies by JianSL (available at Collabor88 April 2017)
JIAN Clover Patch by JianSL (available at Collabor88 April 2017)
MishMish – Sweet Short Grass by Aime Takaaki (available at Collabor88 April 2017)
(fd) Climbing Plant Green by Toast Bard (gacha prize)
Hayabusa Design Toona Sinensis Tree by Mitsuko Kytari (subscriber gift)
Soy. Garden Shed with Lblue Bricks by Soyoy (available at Collabor88 April 2017)
*Tub/pose: Artis – Bathtub by Tamara Artis (from I give my all… set, available at Pose Fair 2017)

Lilies & Memories

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I had planned to blog the beautiful lilies from [ keke ] and the lovely photo frames from {what next} over a week ago, but I wasn’t happy with the photos I shot. I typically don’t like to reshoot H&G pictures, because it takes me so long to set up the shots, and time has been in short supply for me lately. However, this hairstyle and dress were just begging for romantic, nostalgic treatment so I decided to scrap the old picture that was sitting in my blog draft and take those lilies and frames in a different direction. I’m glad I did.

The Lilies Galore pack from [ keke ] is available at the July round of The Forest. This is a brand new event that is completely different. You join the in-world group and then you go to the event and collect all of the products from the vendors there. The cost to join is L$1000 and this month there are 19 participating designers, so that works out to just over $52 Lindens each. All of the details are found on the blog (linked above).

Before you jump into the group, do please check out the shopping guide. Several of the products are mesh body/applier specific, so if you don’t use the included bodies/parts, you will need to weigh up the value of the remaining items to determine if this way of shopping is of value to you. You can join the group at any time during the event and then will be ejected when the round is over, so you can the decide each round if you want to participate. You can also visit the event and look over the items personally before joining the group. There is even a group inviter when you land, so you can join while shopping. There is an additional free group you can join to keep you updated on when each round opens. You can join it by copying this key into local chat in world and clicking the link: secondlife:///app/group/c17ffe95-9dbe-1f98-bc06-7b407865cd19/about

The frames from {what next} are such versatile decor items. You not only have a choice of frame colour, you add your own photos, so they will capture your own personal memories. There are even full-perm templates of the photo sizes so you can export them and use them to resize your own pictures to fit perfectly, if you choose. They are available at Collabor88 through August 6th.

I can’t fail to mention the pretty hat and hair from .:EMO-tions:. for Hair Fair 2016. The set even includes the necklace and earrings I am wearing! The hat has three pre-defined textures, but I chose to recolour the straw-coloured hue to match my dress. The dress I bought…*Just BECAUSE*.

This is my oasis of lilies and memories.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Dress: *Just BECAUSE* *JB* Giselle Gown w/ Lace – Blush – Lara by Annie Melson
Hat/hair/necklace/earrings: .:EMO-tions:. * MAXI * by Mirja Mills (available at Hair Fair 2016)
Head: CATWA HEAD Alice V4.9 by Catwa Clip
*Skin & Catwa Head Applier: Elysium – Candice skin (red brow) – mocha freck by Aleida Rhode
Body, feet and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes – Azure by Ikon Innovia

Sofa/pose: Concept} 02. Malfitana.SOFA . ADULT- RARE by Serab (gacha prize at Kustom9 July 2016)
Curtain: Concept} 09. Malfitana.CURTAIN 02 by Serab (gacha prize at Kustom9 July 2016)
*Lilies: [ keke ] wild lilies – galore by Kean Kelly (five colours, two sizes, available at The Forest July 11-25)
*Photo frames: {what next} Photo Frames 2 & 3 by FrankLee Anatra (available at Collabor88 July 2016)
Books: Knick Knacks ::KKs:: pure vintage – french books (gacha prize)
Tree: Hayabusa Design OPTSB Three Trunks M16-5 v1-2-1G by Mitsuko Kytori (subscriber gift)
Grass: [we’re CLOSED] grass field lush by Wendy Xeno
*Gazebo: unKindness uK – Garden Arch Gazebo v1 – Winter by Jamie Rozenberg

Photo taken with LUMIPro 2016 by Stefan Buscaylet

A Winter Scene

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Frigid winter days are usually best spent cuddled up inside with a crackling fire, a snuggly blanket and good book. But once you look outside and see the sun sparkling off of the frozen pond, snow just begging to be turned into a snowman or snowballs and the promise of hot cocoa when your fingertips have turned blue inside your mittens, the comforts of home become a place to return to after a bit of fun in the crisp winter air.

Wayward Winter is open from January 18th through the 31st. There you can find just about everything you need to create your own winter scene.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

From Wayward Winter January 18-31, 2016:
*Cabin: {what next} Snowy Alpine Cabin by Winter Thorn
*Hot Cocoa Stand: Soy. Hot Cocoa Stand by Soyoy
*Hot Cocoa Sign: Soy. Cocoa stand Signboard by Soyoy
*Sled Bench: Sway’s [Sled] Bench by Sway Dench
*Snowball Pile: ! Lost Junction! [LJ] Snowball Pile A by Tala Laval
*Hearts: Tool Shed – Scattered Hearts – 2 – Light by Fallacy DeCuir

Other items:
Skating pond: {what next} Winter Iced Over Pond (Mesh) by FrankLee Anatra
Bench: {what next} Bramley Bench (Pine Winter) by Winter Thorn
Chariot: !six o’clock! cuddle chariot – White by Pepite Roxan
Snowman: DRD snowman – gift for arcade by Jaimy Hancroft
Crane: +Half-Deer+ Crane the Lightbringer – Silver by Halogen Magic
Ermine: +Half-Deer+ Winter Whimsy – Snowy Ermine by Halogen Magic
Snow piles: +Half-Deer+ Snow Tracks – Patch (Heavy) by Halogen Magic
Fox: The Secret Store – Winter Foxes – Playful / White by Maylee Oh (gacha prize)
Doves: {anc} NO LIMITS // flock of flying doves. [ham-pink] and NO LIMITS // flock of doves [choco-brown] by aki69 (gacha prizes)
Skis: [ zerkalo ] Vintage Entryway – Antique Skis by danielestro (gacha prize at Kustom9 January, 2016)
Ski poles: [ zerkalo ] Vintage Entryway – Ski Poles by danielestro (gacha prize at Kustom9 January, 2016)
Box of candles: [ zerkalo ] Vintage Entryway – Crate with Candles by danielestro (gacha prize at Kustom9 January, 2016)
Large tree: Hayabusa Design Willow Tree M15-1 v2-1 T10G by Mitsuko Kytori (subscriber gift)
Trees: Studio Skye Enchanted Woods v2 by Alex Bader
Grass: HPMD* Winter Grass 2013 – b by Sasaya Kayo