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A World Below

I am proud to be an official blogger for the Fantasy Faire, and as part of being that, they have asked us to complete a series of blog challenges or memes that tie into the event.  Today, I’m doing the My New Shiny challenge, which is to blog about a store that you previously didn’t know much about.  I’m so happy to feature meadowWorks, created by Garvie Garzo!  One of the things that I love about meadowWorks (besides the exquisite craftsmanship in their sculpture) is the fact that rather than having the minimum of 2 Relay For Life donation items for the Fantasy Faire, they have a stunning [NUMBER], in addition to also having a Relay For Life “Gotya” (gacha) machine and a one-of-a-kind sculpture in the silent auction!  This scene features 4 different pieces from meadowWorks in addition to a lagoon rock from Mer-chandise Cove, plants from Cerridwen’s Cauldron, kelp from Balderdash, and rocks from Jammin! Mer Tail | Mer-chandise Cove Father of Pearl
Hair | Wasabi Pills Jay – Sorbet * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Hands | Slink AvEnhancement Male Hands (Relaxed)
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked Pose Rock | Mer-chandise Cove Lagoon Single Rock (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire) meadowWorks Apparatus of the Ancients * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
meadowWorks Waterhorse * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
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Remodeling Is Fun

I’ve been thinking about re-doing my home in Second Life for a while, and thankfully I found a few things that were exactly what I needed to do it at Uber, which just opened yesterday.  First is the Chalkboard Bar by Trompe Loeil.  I bought the full pack that also includes the metal barstools in a variety of colors, and the neon bar signs.  To help me get some painting done, I also have the Makeover Ladder* from N4RS, which comes with the paint cans and drop cloth on the ground.  I’ve been spot testing those three colors of paint, and think I may go with the green to match the lighting on the Bar Fridge from [kunst] back there in the kitchen.  I also have a great piece of wall decor already in place that is available as a Relay For Life donation item at the Fantasy Faire – it’s the RFL Purple Neon Club Light* from De Baza.  On top of the bar fridge is another RFL donation item at the Fantasy Faire.  It’s called “A Faire Memory 2015″* and is from MacMoragh and Muse.… Read the restRemodeling Is Fun

Atlas at the Gym

A couple of weeks ago, another male mesh body was released, this one more muscular than the popular Mesh Project body.  The Niramyth Aesthetic body has arrived!  There have been many other posts on other blogs detailing the body’s strengths and weaknesses – the lack of alpha cuts, the difficulty of making it worth with the default avatar head (I never got mine to look right with it, so I am wearing the included mesh head), and the lack of clothes that fit it currently compared to the excellently-sculpted chiseled physique.  Personally, I feel that The Mesh Project’s body is more “me,” but Niramyth’s body is very well-made, and I can see myself using it situationally. To show off the body in the photo above, I’m wearing Casa Del Shai‘s mystery rare from TAG! Gacha, the spinning globe!  I think it works perfectly to turn the Niramyth body into an Atlas-like character.  Now, it is Fantasy Faire time still, so I incorporated a bit of that using the lamps and the building. … Read the restAtlas at the Gym 1

Fantasy Faire Is Almost Here!

Relay For Life is something that I have been involved with in Second Life for many years now, on many different levels.  One of my favorite RFL events of the year is the Fantasy Faire, which opens tomorrow at 9 AM SLT!  I am proud and honored to be one of the official Fantasy Faire bloggers for this year.  Fantasy Faire has asked its bloggers to do a couple of blog challenges to help foster the community.  This post is Why I Relay. I relay for many reasons, but the main one is that I can, while so may others can’t.  Like many of us, I’ve had people close to me who have heard the dreaded words telling them that they have cancer.  Some are still with us, but others are not.  One of my good Second Life friends was Madame Maracas.  We lost Maddie to cancer on September 8, 2010.  I have since set up a memorial park in her honor in-world, and enjoy going there to visit and see the photos of her.  I also have an aunt out in California who is currently beating the odds. … Read the restWhy I Relay

Jumping Into the Unknown

So many times, starting something new feels like you’re jumping off a cliff into the unknown. This is an unusual post for me, but it’s just how I’ve been feeling today.  I really love this Surf Van that’s new for Fashiowl at Pose Fair, though, and this pose that it came with is perfect for this photo.  I’m not going to do credits for my avatar this time because you really can’t see me, even in the high resolution version, which you can click through to see on Flickr! Pose/Van | Fashiowl Surf Van (at Pose Fair) Rocks | Studio Skye Cliff Pack Waves | REAL Waves Ocean Waves Version 2012  


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Wizard of the Aurora

I didn’t intend to do a fantasy post today since I just did one yesterday and with Fantasy Faire opening next week, there will be a lot more of that coming up, but then I saw this gacha set from ISON in the round of TAG! Gacha that opened last night.  Though the rares are a dress and a woman’s necklace, the commons are this incredible fortune teller’s tent set, and I knew I had to play and blog it.  I added Ohmai’s music box from the current round of Create Your Own Tarot as a little accent piece on the table underneath the blankets. I’m wearing a mixture of things from a few different events.  My hair, headpiece, and armor are from the current round of We <3 Roleplay, the boots are FATEstep’s color-changing version* of the boots I blogged two days ago, and the cape is from Create Your Own Tarot.  Full credits are below! Cape | Lar’s Workshop Magician Cape :: Red (at Create Your Own Tarot)
Pants | Tableau Vivant Leather Skinnies
Headpiece | Le Forme Idryl Headpiece Silver (at We <3 Roleplay)
Armor | ALEGRIA Ausel Armor Jacket SILVER (at We <3 Roleplay)
Boots | FATEstep Turner Boots* (at The End) Body Paint | Ghost’Ink Applier (TMP) :: Solen
Hair | Damselfly Bram Dark Blondes (at We <3 Roleplay)
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked Pose | Lar’s Workshop Magician Tarot Pose (GIFT at Create Your Own (Read more...)

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The Artist

The Sakura Round of the Xiasumi School Festival opened on April 3rd with all kinds of goodies.  This photo highlights items from one of the gachas available from the festival, the Artist’s Studio Gacha from Vive Atelier by Vive Nine.  The gacha is L$50 per play and has three rares (the skybox, the artist’s apron, and the double canvas rack) and 13 commons.  There are so many great things available at the Festival.  Be sure to stop by before it closes on April 21st! Apron | .: vive atelier :. 02 Artists Apron (at Xiasumi School Festival)
Body Paint | Fallen Gods Inc HOLI Phalgun Purnima (at Ozimals Holi Hunt)
Hair |[Colors] 63 LightBrown
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked Pose | Purple Poses Leon 08 .: vive atelier :. 01 Artists Studio Skybox (at Xiasumi School Festival)
.: vive atelier :. 03 Artists Double Canvas Rack (at Xiasumi School Festival)
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Jewelry Trip

(click to see full detail on flickr) I am going to try and focus at least once or twice a month on jewelry. I would hope that I know a…

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Happy Easter!

When I saw this outfit at Menswear Fashion Week, I knew that I had found my Easter outfit for this year.  It’s just so cute!  Unfortunately, the shorts don’t fit the legs of The Mesh Project’s male body at all, so I’m back to the standard avatar for today!  I’m also wearing my favorite boots on the Grid, the Anthony boots by FATEstep*.  To my right is a gorgeous new seating area that Sway’s has out for Uber called the Edna Arbour*.  The cushions color change, and there’s a huge variety of poses inside the seating area itself.  To my left is an adorable statue that Ohmai put out at Creation.JP, as well as two of the goldfish that were created to fit in it.  This little corner of my sim is a place that I love, and these two things were just what I needed to make it perfect for spring. Outfit | E-Clipse Jamil v4 (at MWFW)
Shoes/Socks | FATEstep Anthony Boots*
Necklace | Mandala Ero-Sensei Silver (Chain_Simple_Long)
Bracelet | Mandala Billionaire _Genius (Brown/Leather/Complete)
Glasses | [Steinwerk] Alphabeat Glasses
Hair | Tableau Vivant Victor – Basics
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Hands | Slink AvEnhancement Male Hands (Relaxed)
Body Hair | #TheMeshProject “Natural” (Light)
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked Pose | Purple Poses Ethan 03 Seating | Sway’s [Edna] Arbour mossy* (at Uber)
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Mossy Daybreak

Early in the morning, before you even get out of bed, the fairies are dancing around the meadows. They tell stories of playing chase with birds and reading books with turtles. These fairies sing to the flowers to wake them up for you and I to enjoy throughout the day. These are the fairies of the mossy meadows. I’d really love for you to stop by to take a look around the greenhouse and sit with the fairies. SLURL Decor:
The Arcade (ends March 31)
+Half-Deer+ Spring Eternal – Tree Stump Garden
+Half-Deer+ Spring Eternal – Tree Stump Chair – Natural
+Half-Deer+ Spring Eternal – Gardener Tortoise (rez) SECRET
+Half-Deer+ Spring Eternal – Book of the Dragonfly (rez)
dust bunny . garden wheelbarrow
dust bunny . garden pump . pink
dust bunny . lily greenhouse
dust bunny . makeshift mailbox . pink
Mainstores:
dust bunny . porcelain deer . ivory
!Ohmai: Lady Bug Fairy [Companion]
!Ohmai: Gerbera Fairy [Companion]
Skye Enchanted Woods Trees with Bolt On Spring Flowers Worn:
Glam Affair – Amberly Skin – Lovely Day [Asia ] Collabor88
Blueberry – Beaded Rompers – Maitreya – White No.21
Exile – Take The Arcade
Atomic – {Gacha} Sweet Deer – Romantic Necklace The Arcade
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1
Strawberry Singh Eyelash Tattoo
Ikon Hope Eyes – Moor
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The Artist

We may never see the eyes behind this easel. I imagine being the person who made the pictures posted on this easel. Every day taking it all in. Maybe play a song every once in a while. People pass by here all of the time. They’re either looking for the metro, which is closed and is a story in itself, or strolling by for a bite or some shopping. Whatever the case, he tries to get them to notice his art by playing the guitar. Hoping for a sale or a tip so that he can buy dinner. Or maybe he just enjoys art and this is simply his pastime. After writing this I found a picture on flickr that is exactly what I imagined this artist doing. Check out Sunny George’s picture featuring this set and the rest of his stunning artwork. The attention to detail on Apple Fall products is one of the reasons I enjoy collecting them. Yes, those are individual strings on the guitar. Perfect reflections are seen on the bottles, wing nuts not forgotten on the easel, and splatters of paint on the wood.… Read the restSubway Artist

Fine Wine

Apple Fall has a new Al Fresco dining set at Shiny Shabby for March. Here I have the parasol, table, chair, and wine set. I think it goes well with the 8f8 Primavera in Toscana houses from The Arcade. Apple Fall has also made seven new poses for the chairs. These poses are pretty well done, and a welcomed addition. Visit this location here on Lo Lo. Shiny Shabby event March 20- April 15
Apple Fall Clawfoot Height-Adjusting Table
Apple Fall Cafe Chair
Apple Fall Spring Parasol
Apple Fall Elderflower Cordial
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8f8 – primavera in Toscana Mansion RARE from The Arcade
8f8 – primavera in Toscana Manor RARE from The Arcade
Apple Fall Banana Tree
Apple Fall L’Olivier
ISPACHI – The Odyssey : Cutting Board My outfit is blogged here
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Upstairs

For some reason I seem to get more faves/likes and views when I do decor posts than fashion. I don’t usually think that I need a new house and furniture as much as I do a new outfit. At least I tell myself that. Actually, I probably actually change my house and furniture just as often. I do enjoy doing these kinds of posts. But I do wonder if I should Only do decor posts. One of my favorite sets right now is the 8f8 Primavera in Toscana set from The Arcade. I have heard people complain that 8f8 sets are just too large. But think of it, you get the houses and all of the furnishings for just under L$2,000. That is unheard of if you were to go buy each individual piece from a store. Of course to come under this price means you got each piece for L$50, and you didn’t over pay for a rare item. The Arcade is open until the end of this month. But don’t worry if you can’t get all of the pieces there. I usually find missing items at yard sales. Sometimes for well below pull price.… Read the resttoscana morning

Morning Coffee

I do love my morning coffee. Rarely do I get to sit around at a table and drink it. I’m usually rushing off to work with my cup in hand. But on this day, and in this life, I am in the new Hideki Bakery enjoying my Sari Sari Cafe Latte. Plus I found a little extra time to catch up on some reading in a fashion magazine. The Hideki Bakery Chairs have very manly animations in them. Not so great for female avatars. Today I am wearing a completely new outfit that I picked up at Collabor88. I love how soft the Tres Blah sweater looks, and the trendy high waist Secret Store pants. Ingenue always makes shoes that are perfect for most any attire. I adore the little bows placed on the Laura heels. My gorgeous make up is from Glam Affair and my hair is done by Exile. Stop by and see the bakery. Have a pastry and enjoy a cup of joe. Collabor88
Glam Affair – Amberly Skin – Lovely Day [Asia ]
tres blah- Angora Sweater – Powder Pink
Exile – Touch so Warm
Ingenue – Laura Heels (Maitreya) :: Noir
The Secret Store – Audrey Pleated Pants – Chevrons Mix The Chapter Four
HIDEKI – The bakery, Bakery Chair, Bakery Table, Counter, Donut Shelf, Bread Shelf A, B, & C
Apple Fall Daffodils Jug Arcade
tres blah – Hodgepodge – Morning Start, Dirty Dishes, Refreshments
Sari-Sari – Cafe Happy – Cafe Latte
MishMish – Pug and The Nachos
MishMish – Pugs Love TV – The one with the pug Mainstore
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Little Italy (in my backyard)

Anytime is a good time for tea and dessert. I am loving the 8f8 Toscana set from The Arcade. Erratic’s An English Afternoon tea set goes perfectly with it. I added little touches from dust bunny, anc, BoOgErS, and Zaara that compliment the sets. Put on your white gloves and join me for a spot of tea. This set is going to be sitting out for a bit. Feel free to drop by and take your own pictures. Teleport to Lo Lo everything listed below is from The Arcade unless otherwise noted
Viewed Inside
dust bunny – babybreath vase, delilah chair . pink
erratic – aea – An English Afternoon – tea rose, tea lavender, plate of scones, vanilla blueberry cake, darjeeling leaf tea box, teapot, english roses, stack of cups, sugar, milk
8f8 – primavera in Toscana Pair of Chairs, Dining Table, Gourmet Set, Sofa, Armchair, Entruscan Ceramics, Stove and Pokers Set, Firewood, Pair of Curtains, Small Cupboard, Set of Lamps
BoOgErS – Bear Anna
tarte – potted plant
Zaara [home] : Sandstone elephant, Block printed futon coral
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Cake and Flowers

Two of my favorite things are even better when together. Windsong and Dust Bunny collaborated together on this super pretty cake and paper butterflies. These are at The Chapter Four. Also from Windsong for The Neighborhood is this night table with books and caged candles. They both have several color options changeable by hud. The delilah chair and babybreath vase are from Dust Bunny at The Arcade. Expect to see a post showing all of the goodies that I picked up there. The Chapter Four
The Arcade
Windsong for The Neighborhood dust bunny & windsong – rose cake
dust bunny & windsong – paper butterflies
windsong – night table w. books
windsong – caged candles
dust bunny – babybreath vase
dust bunny – delilah chair . pink
tarte – kicked rug (arcade)
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Post #776 Mutresse

Cart: Soy. Anywhere cart Bottles Box: [ kunst ] – Kunsteiner bottle’s box Pig: Mutresse – Greedy Pig | Arcade Gacha Plant: tarte. potted plant | Arcade Gacha Postcards: [Con.] Open Road Collection – Postcards | Arcade Gacha Light: oyasumi  Simple Light Sideboard: [ kunst ] – Hanna sideboard Bottles: [ kunst ] – Kunsteiner bottle Paper Map: [Con.] Open […]

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Dreamer

The theme for this round of One Word is Fairytales. I felt that Windsong’s items for the event were dreamy. The candles have a script in them that makes them bob up and down a tiny bit. The look just like they are floating. I’ve put them in my Pilot romantic bathtub that came from The Arcade a few rounds ago. You’ll also find the Windsong mirror and divider at One Word. The divider allows you to add a picture to it. I’ve put one from when I was visiting Black Swan years ago.
One Word
Event Mar 1 -15, 2015
windsong – rustic mythical mirror
windsong – window chalkboard divider
windsong – water lillies (with color change hud) Mainstores
PILOT – Bathtime Romantic RARE
PILOT – Bathtime Faucet Silver
Half-Deer – Fairy Curtain – Long
Apple Fall – Beauty Is…
Apple Fall – Bastide Vanity RARE
Apple Fall: Chelsea Townhouse
what next – Farnham Rug
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Take me to Jodhpur

The Arcade Gacha Events returns March 1st and Zaara is taking us all to Jodhpur, India this round. Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is often referred to as the “Blue City” due to the vivid blue-painted houses that surround the infamous Mehrangarh Fort. It is one of […] The post Take me to Jodhpur by Strawberry Singh appeared first on StrawberrySingh.com.

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Room Additions

I’ve shown you this room before. But, since Collabor88 opened I have added a few new things to it. First is the Trompe Loeil Amelia Loveseat. It comes in three colors and they are loaded full of animations. Also, the pillows are texture change. I really love this piece. Above the loveseat is a Theosophy Beaumaris Mirror. I can see this mirror being used in several different room settings. The gorgeous curtains are from Half Deer. The roses on it are color changing, which makes it perfect for matching your bed set. MishMish and her cute little bears in the suitcase sitting on a bench are irresistible. Dust Bunny collaborated with her on this cute bear set. One last thing I am showing you here is my Schadenfreude Deer in the Forest of Leaves book. I could never cut a book up like that irl. But for SL it is cute and no real books were harmed. The other things in the picture have been blogged before, but I’ve listed them again in case you missed it. Happy dreaming!… Read the restRoom Addition