Island Life

I’ve been dreaming of the island life: comfy furniture in Miami Vice colours and a laid back vibe. I have tried to create that feeling with some lovely things from The Liaison Collaborative, Deco(c)rate and [ keke ] for The Home Show 2017. Peruse the credits (they move more or less counterclockwise from the sofa) and pick out your favourites.

I won’t be writing more; I’ll be enjoying the island life.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Sofa: Sway’s [Agwe] Sofa . pattern / Adult by Sway Dench (available at The Liaison Collaborative through July 30)
*Clock: [Black Tulip] Tropical Gacha 07 – Tropical Clock – Size2 – RARE by Auryn Beorn (gacha prize at The Liaison Collaborative through July 30)
*Wall print: [Black Tulip] Tropical Gacha 04 – Tropical Photo Frame by Auryn Beorn (gacha prize at The Liaison Collaborative through July 30)
*Mirror: [Black Tulip] Tropical Gacha 05 – Tropical Wall Mirror by Auryn Beorn (gacha prize at The Liaison Collaborative through July 30)
*Neon sign: {what next} ‘Paradise’ Neon Light (pink+green) by Winter Thorn
Flamingo planter: Cheeky Pea :CP: Tropical Flamingo Planter by Isla Gealach (Deco(c)rate July 2017)
Chair: ARIA– Theros Armchair by Yelo Uriza (Deco(c)rate July 2017)
Planter: Di’Cor Delia Wicker Planter by Olga012 (Deco(c)rate July 2017)
Side table: :HAIKEI: Sentimental Reason gacha / {2} by quo0p
Rug: :HAIKEI: Sentimental Reason gacha / {4} by quo0p
Flip flops: dust bunny . flip flops by lxlNoel (gacha prize)
Coffee table: dust bunny . camellia coffee table by lxlNoel (recoloured)
*Shells: [ keke ] beach rubble . shells by Kean Kelly (available at The Home Show 2017 – opens July 8)
Starfish: Shutter Field [sf] beach tray by Heavenly Villa
Coral in bottle: dust bunny . coral bottle . white by lxlNoel (gacha prize)
Pineapple drink: dust bunny . pineapple drink by lxlNoel
Candle: Ariskea// Gypsy Travel// Rattan Lantern + Candle by Diaxm (available at Collabor88 July 2017)
Basket with pillows: .:revival:. tropical pillow basket by Momentous (Deco(c)rate July 2017)
Hanging chair: .:revival:. tropical chair by Momentous (Deco(c)rate July 2017)
*Towel: Jourda x Dahl House Floor Towel Pink by Rozae
Bikini: +Half-Deer+ Carefree Bikini Clutter [FATPACK] by Halogen Magic (available at Summerfest ’17)
Drinks cart: dust bunny . happy hour tray by lxlNoel
Surf board: N4RS Leaning Surfboard – DECOR by alecat Breda (Deco(c)rate July 2017)
*Drawers: [ keke ] little diva draver . rose by Kean Kelly (available at The Home Show 2017 – opens July 8)
*Lamp: [ keke ] moths to a flame – pink by Kean Kelly (available at The Home Show 2017 – opens July 8)
*Side table: Sway’s [Agwe] Side table by Sway Dench (available at The Liaison Collaborative through July 30)
Build: CONVAIR Safari Tent by Tobias Convair (Deco(c)rate July 2017)

If You’ve Got To Go, Go In Style

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I guess it’s not a common topic in polite society, but everybody has to pee. Or, um…do that other thing. It’s just nature taking its course, of course. Yet using the facilities is one topic I never thought I would be tackling on my blog. But, here I go…

The theme for this round of The Challenge is “Castaway.” There are tons of lovely driftwood, beachy and deserted isle inspired offerings, but I have to take my hat off to Heavenly Villa of shutter field. In addition to a castaway bed and lantern she has created this clever outdoor toilet set. Comprised of a sand-filled tub, a log enclosure complete with “Occupied” sign and toilet rolls plus an extra accessories set (which includes the mandatory “vacant” sign), it is as delightful and imaginative as it is well-made. The textures are impeccable and the animations are adorable. To satisfy both camps of ladies in public toilet usage, there is a choice between perching on the edge and hovering above the sand. Of course, there is another animation for men. Best of all, it has a “covering” action that made my cat huff away in envy. I honestly laughed out loud when taking it for a test run.

I teamed it with my latest favourite decor item, the Twinkling Lights Logs from [ keke ]. Even for such a basic function, a lady must be privy to elegance.

If you’ve got to go, you should always be able to go in style.

The Challenge runs all through July and you can pick up any of the products at the designers’ main stores. The Castaway Outhouse Set and Castaway Bed & Lantern are on sale at a 30% discount for the duration of the round at the shutter field store.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Toilet: shutter field [sf] castaway toilet by Heavenly Villa (available for The Challenge July)
*Enclosure: shutter field [sf] castaway outhouse by Heavenly Villa (challenge)
*Accessories: shutter field [sf] castaway outhouse stuff by Heavenly Villa (challenge)
Lights: [ keke ] twinkling lights log – snow wood by Kean Kelly
Grass: Zigana leaf .firefly by Nalena Fairey

Suitcase Full of Dreams

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I’m packing all my wishes
In a suitcase full of dreams
Big ones, little ones,
Never-to-come-true ones
All the dreams I ever had
And all of those I never will.

I’m sticking out my thumb
With my suitcase full of dreams
East or west, north or south
or somewhere in between.
I’m heading down the highway
With my suitcase full of dreams.

~ PeepSideshow Darkward

Sorry about that. I just felt like bursting out with a little bit of bad poetry on this Monday evening. Yeah, I know, I should have been hitchhiking in the photo…or changed the poem 😉

Don’t let that stop you from visiting Shutter Field where you can pick up your very own suitcase full of dreams flowers for this round of The Challenge.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Top: Hilly Haalan [hh] Bella Lace Top by Hilly Haalan
Skirt: Hilly Haalan [hh] Bella Maxi Skirt by Hilly Haalan
Necklace: EarthStones Lia Crystal Necklace – Tourmaline by Abraxxa Anatine
Earrings: EarthStones Lia Crystal Earrings – Tourmaline by Abraxxa Anatine
Hair: *ARGRACE* KEN – Ginger by rika Oyen (New Release)
Skin: [PXL] Creations [PXL] JADE NAT PetalPink MEB C2 (FR) by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual (L) & Splayed (R) by Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro
Hand & Feet appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand & Feet Appliers NAT by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

*Suitcases: Shutter Field sf suitcase planter – yellow -dark soil by Heavenly Villa (for The Challenge Aug 30-Sept 29)
Shutter Field sf suitcase planter – pink – dark soil by Heavenly Villa
Shutter Field sf suitcase planter – blue – light soil by Heavenly Villa (Light Soil versions available ONLY during The Challenge)

Pose: *PosESioN* Black 4 by Dahriel