Glory

It’s almost time for the latest round of Midnight Madness, the throwback event that showcases beautiful gifts from talented creators with limited quantities, yours just for a quick slap of the board. This month, Salt & Pepper has two brand new gifts for the midnight and noon boards, the Gloria blouse and skirt. The blouse is available at midnight (just about 7 hours from now) with the skirt on the board at noon tomorrow. The gift colours are white for the blouse and sparkly silver for the skirt, but you can purchase add-on HUDs for both for only 199L each to give you a whole variety of choices.

There are limits of 1500 on each item, but “Last Chance Vendors” will go live on Sunday at 12:00 am SLT and will give you the last chance to pick up the gifts for a very discounted price between 25 – 50 LS . The amount of gifts is not limited, but the vendors will be live for 24 hours only. After that period the exclusive colors will not be available again.

You can check out the blog post for a countdown timer to the event to make sure you don’t miss out, and there is a link just below the clock to the current catalogue of goodies available. It is worth a peek, as some designers offer discounts on last chance purchases for group membership, which is listed below the vendor photos.

Do a little sim hopping, slap some boards and come out the other side in all of your glory.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Blouse: Salt & Pepper S&P Gloria blouse by xxSaltandPepperxx (Midnight Madness gift at Midnight December 9)
*Skirt: Salt & Pepper S&P Gloria skirt by xxSaltandPepperxx (Midnight Madness gift at Noon December 9)
*Shoes: Essenz – Sardinia (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Dominitzo
Hair: *ARGRACE* NANAO v1.1 by rika Oyen
Hairpiece: Astralia – Waiting for Holidays by Astralia (available at Tannenbaum 2017 through December 25)
Mesh head: .LeLutka.Head.May 3.0 by JadenArt
*Mesh head applier: *Birth* Lelutka Hud – Rose Applier – Tone 04 by Silent Alchemi
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh body applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen Maitreya Body Skin Applier – 04. Tone v1.0 by Silent Alchemi
Eyes applier: Avi-Glam AG. Vivid Eyes – Lelutka Applier – Daylight by Kendra Parfort
Eye shadow: Izzie’s – Lelutka – Applier Metallic Eye Make-up by Izzie Button
Lipstick: Izzie’s – Lelutka – Applier Daphne Glamorous Lipsticks by Izzie Button
*Body freckles: .::Nanika::. KIRA Freckles mesh body applier by sDEVAs

*Pose: an lar [poses] The Artemis Series – Two (m) by Katya Valeska (available at The Liaison Collaborative through December 30)
Location: La Vie

Where Winter Ends

There is no place more desolate than your thoughts when alone in the middle of a long, cold winter. The darkness and dreariness of the season can drive you deeper into this wilderness created by your isolation. Stark, quiet and desolate, it can seem as if there is no way that spring will come.

But a blast of colour, an instant of positive outlook can bring you closer to that moment.

The colour, in this case, is provided by the Brenda dress from Salt & Pepper for Tannenbaum 2017. It comes in a variety of colours and trim choices, but I chose red – the colour of life and merriment.

It is the colour that brings me to where winter ends.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Dress: Salt & Pepper S&P Brenda by xxSaltandPepperxx (available at Tannenbaum 2017 through December 25)
Shoes: N-core KATE FUR “Fatpack” for Maitreya High Feet by Claire Messenger (available at FaMESHed December 2017)
Hair: TRUTH / Farryn by Truth Hawks (available at Uber through December 23)
*Mesh head applier: *Birth* Lelutka Hud – Rose Applier – Tone 03 by Silent Alchemi
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh body applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen Maitreya Body Skin Applier – 03. Tone v1.0 by Silent Alchemi
Eyes applier: Avi-Glam AG. Vivid Eyes – Lelutka Applier – Daylight by Kendra Parfort
Eye shadow & lipstick: The Face ~ Lelutka – Celebrity ~ Make-up palette by NatalieWells (from Powder Pack LeLutka October 2017)
*Body freckles: .::Nanika::. KIRA Freckles mesh body applier by sDEVAs

*Pose: an lar [poses] The Annette Series – Four by Katya Valeska
Location: North

Deco Prep

Every year, I say this: “Even after (fill in the blank) years in Australia, it doesn’t feel like Christmas in the middle of summer.”

This year will be my 18th year here and that hasn’t changed one bit. On Friday at work, a couple of the women in my office started putting up small Christmas trees on their desks. Mind you, it was around 30C degrees (86F), so I just shook my American head and went back to proofing.

When I logged into Second Life today, I started putting together a room for my post. It was non-seasonal when I began, but somehow, the Christmas Spirit seemed to call my name. That led me to Tannenbaum 2017 and a little festivity began to creep into my setting. I decided that these new holiday things would compliment items already in my inventory from [ keke ], Kuro and {what next}.

I haven’t gone full-blown Festivus yet, but I’m well on my way with my Christmas deco prep.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*From [ keke ] by Kean Kelly:
*[ keke ] hygge collection vol. 2 . giga pack bx (available at Uber through December 23)
[ keke ] hygge sofa . white . sits 3 prs
[ keke ] hygge sofa table . white
[ keke ] glitter bottles
[ keke ] rainfall glitter broad
[ keke ] glitter chandelier . aged

*[ keke ] mistletoe fatpack . 15 pieces (available at Shiny Shabby through December 15
[ keke ] mistletoe . mist . mini
[ keke ] mistletoe wreath . green .
[ keke ] mistletoe wreath . frost . laying

*available at the mainstore:

*[ keke ] hygge collection . fatpack . 10 pieces . bx
[ keke ] hygge cup . hot matcha tea
[ keke ] triple tray table . white
[ keke ] bulb box . white . switch light on and off
[ keke ] hunters moon lamp . switch light on and off

*[ keke ] group gift winter 2017
*[ keke ] rosehips in pitcher . bugs
*[ keke ] winter ornaments in metal box RARE (gacha prize)
*[ keke ] winter metal box snow (gacha prize)
*[ keke ] shimmer stars in a jar

*From Kuro by Luana Dawg:
*For Sad November through December 2:
*Kuro – Antique armchair (Blue) Adult

*For District 20 through December 19:
Kuro – Nature sidetable
Kuro – Nature rugs I
Kuro – Nature rugs II
Kuro – Old lantern
Kuro – Nature plants I, II & IV
Kuro – A frame skybox

*{what next} ‘It’s Cold Outside’ Neon Light (warm white) by Winter Thorn (available at Collabor88 through December 6)

Available at Tannenbaum 2017 through December 25:
BALACLAVA!! Starlit Birch Tree & Photo Ornaments by Uriah Eulenberg
Dahlia – Finola – Ornament Basket – Assorted Gold by June Fallon
Dahlia – Finola – Mochi Sleeping Ornament – Rare 01 by June Fallon (gacha prize)
Dahlia – Finola – Mochi Looking up Ornament – Rare 02 by June Fallon (gacha prize)
Dahlia – Finola – Mercury Ornament – Blush 10 by June Fallon (gacha prize)
{anc} vintage bell chair 3Li {milk ribbon} RARE by aki69 (gacha prize)

From +Half-Deer+ by Halogen Magic:
+Half-Deer+ Favorite Sweater Clutter – Pink – Floor A
+Half-Deer+ Stringlight Clutter – Loose Coil
+Half-Deer+ Stringlights – Draped B
+Half-Deer+ Stringlights – Floor D

*Little Branch LB_GiantCedar{Animated}*Seasons by Cari McKeenan