Peace And Goodwill

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This is the type of scene that I miss most, living now in Australia. I am heading for my seventeenth Christmas down under, and it just doesn’t feel like the same holiday that it was in the USA. The cold air, warmed by a crackling fire, hot chocolate and the memories as each precious ornament is unwrapped, dusted off and placed lovingly on the tree. Cramming the living room with so many beautiful, shiny things that it is an adventure to get from one side of the room to the other.

Christmas on the beach? No thank you.

At least in Second Life, with the help of some fabulous creators, I can recreate the nostalgic feelings of those Christmases gone by.

Tree Glass Jewel Ornaments by Salt & Pepper

Peace and goodwill to all who enter here.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

    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
    {what next} Holiday Eggnog Latte
    {what next} Christmas Cookie Box
    *From Salt & Pepper by xxSaltandPepperxx (gacha prizes):
    S&P tree jewel -tree topper RARE
    S&P tree jewel blue
    S&P tree jewel brown
    S&P tree jewel gold
    S&P tree jewel green
    S&P tree jewel purple
    S&P tree jewel red (showcased in 2nd photo)
    S&P tree jewel silver (showcased in 2nd photo)
    S&P tree jewel snow (showcased in 2nd photo)
    From Kalopsia by Isabeau Baragula:
    Kalopsia – Carol’s Bows Garland – White
    Kalopsia – Crackers Box
    Kalopsia – Puddle Duck – White
    Kalopsia – Spinning Top – Green
    Kalopsia – Bunny Foofoo – Sitting – White
    Kalopsia – Pile of Gifts
    Kalospia – Winter Dome
    Kalopsia – Carol’s Christmas Garland
    From Pilot by Kaz Nayar:
    PILOT – Hanging Ornaments
    PILOT – Tiered Plant Stand [Evergreen]
    From Fancy Decor by Jake Vordun:
    Fancy Decor: Twig Tree (silver)
    Fancy Decor: Twig Tree (gold)
    From Mori. by Nalena Fairey (gacha prizes):
    Mori . beads C
    Mori . beads E
    Mori. flying key . gold A
    Mori. flying key . silver A
    Toiz. Noel jar lamp by Marinestella
    Schadenfreude Popcorn Garland Decorating Birdies RARE by Allegory Malaprop (gacha prize)
    3-Bee Designs Christmas Ornaments:.gacha Garland by Bee Caudron (gacha prize)
    tarte. crate sled – natural w lights by Alixxbella
    Myrrine cluster of candle houses by Myrrine
    Vagabond – Ida’s Tree Skirt by Shawneese Offcourse
    R(S)W Christmas Card Row by Robin Sojourner

Inside tree: Botanical – Green Douglas Fir Christmas Tree (Tannenbaum) by Kriss Lehmann
*Outside tree: Little Branch LB_XmasTree{34th Street}V2 by Cari McKeenan
Fireplace: Apple Fall Georgian Gothic Fireplace by Warehousefifteendesigns
Rug: Kalopsia – Emily’s Faux Fur Rug by Isabeau Baragula
Small table: dust bunny . rose table . white by lxlNoel
Stockings: {what next} Nordic Stocking (White#1 & White#3) by FrankLee Anatra
Build: DaD DESIGN “Aspen Cabin” m/c V.1.0 by sheerpetal Roussel (available at Shiny Shabby through December 15)

I’ll Lean On You

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Friend or lover, it’s important to have someone to lean on. Even if it’s yourself.

Apple May Designs has released this sexy jumpsuit for Sad November. While I chose black, it comes in other colours. It has deep v-neckline and wonderful draping. The event runs through November 28th, so make sure you stop by.

The pose I chose is from Luane’s World for The Liaison Collaborative. It is one of four friends/couples unisex poses in the BFF Series, which is so very fitting for the Bountiful Harvest round. In addition to the regular designers, each has been allowed to invite a guest. In some cases both designers have their own offerings, in others they have collaborated and sometimes both.

I recommend taking a friend along; you’ll need someone to lean on by the time you’re done.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
On Peep:
*Jumpsuit: Apple May Designs Dutch Set (Maitreya) – Black by Apple May (available at Sad November until November 26)
Choker: MANDALA]MILKY WAY CHOKER/Black WIND by kikunosuke Eel
Hair: =DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Hannah” Reds by Kuranosuke Kamachi (available at Tres Chic through November 10)
Head: CATWA HEAD Tumble 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: LOTUS. Devotion Eyes – 2 by Lilanachristina (gacha prize)
Eyeshadow: Deesses Boutique : Catwa – Queen eyeshadow set (10 models) by NatalieWells

On Chance:
Sweater: [ JuSt CoOl ] JC Sweater M – Black by JustCoolBot
Jeans: SLINK – ELIAS Skinny Jeans (Light Blue) – ColdAsh by ColdAsh (available at TMD October 2016)
Shoes: Adjunct – Afterlife Men’s Hi-Top Sneakers – Black/Brown by myvegancookbook Bolissima
Hair: NO.MATCH_NO.ACCESS. by viking
Body: Slink Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.2 by Siddean Munro
Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Justin V4.11 by Catwa Clip
Skin applier for body, hands and feet: L’Etre Homme – Slink Hand, Feet and Body Appliers [Golden Tone] by Dam1710

Flowers: -Garden- by anc “secret garden” ROSE {poet/bouquet} by aki69
Tree: Little Branch LB_OliveTree.v2{4Seasons} by Cari McKeenan

*Pose: Luane’s World :LW: Poses – Footprints in your heart – BFF series – unisex by LuaneMeo (available at The Liaison Collaborative November 7-30)

Lazy Autumn Stroll

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Autumn is my favourite time for taking a walk. With the nip in the air, it is always best to have a big, warm guy to tag along. There is no need to hurry; dawdling is encouraged.

There are tons of new autumn-appropriate items floating around the grid this month. Starting with me, the dress from *Just BECAUSE* comes with a bolero to keep your arms nice and snug. The leg warmers from fri.day keep my legs toasty and the hat from JfL keeps the heat from seeping out of my head.

Chance has a totally new look (see below for all of his meshy wonderfulness), including the jacket/shirt combination from VRSION. Given my appalling lack of male fashion sense, I was thrilled to see this combo and sent Chance running to TMD to pick it up. He has even grown a beard for the season, compliments of an awesome group gift from NO.MATCH!

On to the scene…I am in love with the bicycle prop from {what next}. With a basket chock-full of pumpkins, it is perfect for a fall setting. With contributions from Apple Fall and Kalopsia, plus the finishing touch of the wrought iron fence from Botanical, we found the ideal spot to rest on our lazy autumn walk.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
On Peep:
*Dress & bolero: *Just BECAUSE* *JB* Jacqui Dress by Annie Melson (new main store release)
*Collar: PurpleMoon :: PM :: Teuta Collar -black- by Poulet Koenkamp (available at The Liaison Collaborative through Oct. 30)
*Hat: JfL Kufi V.8 skull cap black by Johnfrancis Laville
*Leg warmers: fri.day – Marnie.Warmers (Coal) by Darling Monday (available at Collabor88 October 2016)
*Boots: fri.day – Piper.Boots (Muddy) by Darling Monday
Hair: little bones. Vee by Nova Faerye
Head: CATWA HEAD Tumble 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: LOTUS. Devotion Eyes – 2 by Lilanachristina (gacha prize)
Eyeshadow: Deesses Boutique : Catwa – Queen eyeshadow set (10 models) by NatalieWells

On Chance:
Jacket/shirt: VRSION RIVAL 10 Male Coat [FITTED MESH] FB by Badon Rain (available at TMD October 2016)
Jeans: SLINK – ELIAS Skinny Jeans (Light Blue) – ColdAsh by ColdAsh (available at TMD October 2016)
Shoes: Adjunct – Afterlife Men’s Hi-Top Sneakers – Black/Brown by myvegancookbook Bolissima
Hair: NO.MATCH_NO.ACCESS. by viking
Beard: NO.MATCH_NO.MISSION. by viking (group gift)
Body: Slink Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.2 by Siddean Munro
Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Justin V4.11 by Catwa Clip
Skin applier for body, hands and feet: L’Etre Homme – Slink Hand, Feet and Body Appliers [Golden Tone] by Dam1710
Eyes: LOTUS. Devotion Eyes – 12 by Lilanachristina (gacha prize)

*Bicycle: {what next} Autumn Bicycle Decor by FrankLee Anatra (available at Collabor88 October 2016)
Tree: Little Branch LB_YoungOak{4Seasons} by Cari McKeenan
Book: Toiz. Autumn fairy story book by marinestella
Wooden blocks: Kalopsia – 6 – Aurelia’s Wood Blocks – Apple by Isabeau Baragula (gacha prize at The Chapter Four)
Windmill: Kalopsia – 1 – Aurelia’s Windmill Decor by Isabeau Baragula (gacha prize at The Chapter Four)
Bench: Apt B // Creative Outdoors – Bench Brown by AptB (gacha prize)
Pumpkins: Apple Fall Pumpkin Assortment 3 by Warehousefifteendesigns
Hedge: Apple Fall Apple Fall Juniper Hedge – Seasonal by Warehousefifteendesigns (gift)
*Fence: Botanical – Scrolled Wrought Iron Fence by Kriss Lehmann (available at The Liaison Collaborative through Oct. 30)
Leaves: +Half-Deer+ Fallen Leaves by Halogen Magic
Grass: Little Branch LB_WildGrass*1Li{Autumn} by Cari McKeenan

Pose: RK Poses. Walking Gift by Keon Xenga (group gift)