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A Lazy Tuesday

Uber opened yesterday, and I’ll be honest – the Indian theme isn’t my usual aesthetic, so I didn’t think I’d find much.  Much to my surprise, I walked away with quite a few things, and would have bought even more had my avatar been female because of all of the gorgeous dresses!  I still found some awesome things that ended up in my inventory, though.  For example, this shirt from Cold Ash, sandals from FLite, and hanging bed from junk. are all from the event.  I have this all set up on the back porch of a new home that I just bought a couple of weeks ago – Redgrave released it back in the fall, but I just changed to it.  I’m also wearing a bracelet that NOMAD released at Men Only Monthly that I featured a couple of days ago but that wasn’t really visible in the photo – this photo offers a much better angle of it. In addition, this is my first post wearing a mesh head!  I’m still pretty undecided on it, but I was surprised how similar The Mesh Project‘s “Classic” head is to my normal face shape – I just wish it wasn’t so pouty. … Read the restA Lazy Tuesday


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Apple Fall Exclusive Bed

I was so happy to hear that Apple Fall was the guest on The Gacha Show. He is one of my favorite designers in Second Life. The interviewer and audience had great questions for Apple. The chat log will appear on The Gacha Show blog when it is prepared. The show was informative and quite … Continue reading Apple Fall Exclusive Bed

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Sand Shack


I love this little beach shack from [Fetch] that is at Home Show 2015.  It just seems like a nice open, airy spot to have a little relaxation on or near a beach.  I decided that the new bed, table, magazines, and rug from [ zerkalo ] from the same event would work perfectly in it, along with  a wall tapestry from floorplan. and a couple of pieces of ionic‘s cafe gacha at the current round of The Chapter Four.  I’m wearing a new shirt from BlankLine that is available at The Men’s Department as well as new Damselfly hair and Izzie’s glasses, both from The Liaison Collaborative, which opened today.  Shirt | BlankLine Heley Neckline Red (at TMD)
Pants | !gO! Pocket Pants – Denim Khaki
Glasses | Izzie’s Gentleman’s Glasses Black (at Liaison Collaborative) Hair | Damselfly Lane Dark Blondes (at Liaison Collaborative)
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked Pose | Poseology Al 2 [Fetch] Artist Bungalow (at Home Show 2015)
[ zerkalo ] Linen Bed (at Home Show 2015)
[ zerkalo ] Natural Wood Table (at Home Show 2015)
[ zerkalo ] Magazines (at Home Show 2015)
[ zerkalo ] Woollen Rug (at Home Show 2015)
ionic Pizza!… Read the restSand Shack

Post #821 6th Republic

Bench: Kalopsia & Vagabond  – Country Porch Bench | Cosmopolitan Frames: :HAIKEI: a faint glow gacha {4} | 6th Republic Lamp: Fancy Decor Ladder Light | 6th Republic Bust: NOMAD // Classical Bust // .08 | 6th Republic Cello: NOMAD // Cello // .03 | 6th Republic Telescope: [ kunst ] & Abiss – Telescope / chrome Astro Maps: Ariskea […]

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Lord of the Elephants

For today’s post, I’m back in the Pixel Mode Heights Studio Apartment skybox that came out a few days ago at 6th Republic!  It’s a great setting for this couch from bauwerk that it out for the current round of ROMP.  The couch has a wide variety of animations, including cuddles and adult options, if you buy one of the adult versions.  From the same event, I am also wearing the Cerberus Xing Carnal nipple rings in silver.  The jeans are a new store release from AP.PAREL that are currently also available at The Thrift Shop 9.0 at a discount!  My hair is a new style from Damselfly that is out at On9, which opened yesterday.  Everything else that I’m wearing is available from various events that are going on now, with full credits below. Jeans | AP.PAREL Skinny Jeans – Blues (at The Thrift Shop 9.0)
Short Necklace | .:Angel of Metal:. Necklace Barbed Wire (at The Thrift Shop 9.0)
Long Necklace | [Body Factory] Dragon Necklace (Silver) (at The Thrift Shop 9.0)
Earrings | Cerberus Xing Twisted Puncture (Mocha Dip) (at On9)
Nipple Rings | Cerberus Xing Carnal Rings (Silver) (for ROMP in their main store)
Bracelet | Wimey Minimal Bangle Copper (at On9) Hair | Damselfly Adan Dark Blondes (at On9)
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
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Saturday at the Beach

I feel like I’ve been blogging things on my beach a lot, but this time of year, I spent a lot of time here!  When I saw the Starboard Hammock by Consignment and Kuro at the round of Collabor88 that opened yesterday, I knew that I absolutely had to have it.  Then I saw this new version of AP.PAREL‘s zip tank at The Thrift Shop 9.0, which opened today.  I’ve already blogged a couple of other versions of this tank from its initial store release (which was mostly spring-themed), but this new version may be my favorite.  The shorts are at this month’s The Men’s Department, and were created by Modulus.  They’re rigged for The Mesh Project’s body, so they fit perfectly.  I haven’t been able to find many shorts that fit the body as well as these.  Finally, the flip flops* are brand new from FATEstep.  As with all of the FATEstep shoes, the Wilde Sandals include a HUD that changes them to 60 different textures.  These include sandy options, which is perfect for the beach. … Read the restSaturday at the Beach

Lakeside Dreams

  Are you looking for a new house, and can’t find anything that just catches your eye?  Or everything just looks the same?  Or maybe you just want something spacious and you can sit right on your dock and look at the beautiful lake.   Well, on May 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM SLT your dreams are coming true.  This absolutely spectacular Lake House can be yours.  reBourne has done it again!  Whether you want it in the sky or on the ground, this beautiful house will definitely be a fit!  Wanna hear an even more awesome part?  If you get there within the first 48 hours of its release, you get a 50% discount!  Now that’s a deal you can’t beat!  So get your wallets, purses, pockets, and sugardaddies ready so you can live in this beautiful dream house! Skybox version- 352 prims ( residential structure 252/ skybox 4/ foliage and decoration 100 )
Ground version: 349 prims ( residential structure 252/ foliage and decoration 100 ) I have included more pics below of the inside of the house too!  … Read the restNEW! reBourne Lake House

A Loft To Call Home

6th Republic, an event that focuses mainly on industrial-style home and garden items, opened a couple of days ago.  It’s a style that I love, but that I don’t use all that often, but the items there were so inspiring.  I’d like to point out just a couple of the items that I particularly like.  First, the desk in the left part of the photo is from Stockholm & Lima, and comes in both an adult and PG version.  The detail in the desk is just extraordinary.  On top of that is a new decor piece from Apple Fall – the ‘Strength’ Fragment.  The bed and cello are both from a gacha machine created by NOMAD.  It has a total of 8 commons and 1 rare, so it’s not too difficult to collect the full set!  Finally, a lot of the miscellaneous accent items are from a new set by BAZAR.  These include the paper bag, the hanging bicycle, the clothing rack, the shoes, and the lamp.  The setting for all of this is a new studio apartment skybox by Pixel Mode that is just absolutely gorgeous.… Read the restA Loft To Call Home

Soak Up The Sun

Half of my sim is a beach area, so I’m always on the lookout for new beach accessories and clothing, and I got really excited when I saw the new Pool Floats from N4RS at this month’s round of The Men’s Dept!  I think it works perfectly just off the shore of this beach behind my home.  The board shorts that I’m wearing are from the same event, and are the Johnny Boardies from ::K::.  As an accent, one of the new summer colors of Lir’s Charm from Empyrean Forge is perfect, and comes from the new round of We <3 Roleplay.  The perfectly-summery hair is new from Damselfly at Dark Style Fair.  I can definitely see myself wearing this style a lot this summer! Swimsuit | ::K:: Johnny Boardies Homme Azure (at TMD)
Necklace | Empyrean Forge Lir’s Charm Gold – Surf (at We <3 RP)
Bracelet | NOMAD Aviator Bracelet Hair | Damselfly Asher Dark Blondes (at Dark Style Fair)
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Body Hair | #TheMeshProject “Natural”
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked Pose/Yoga Mat | N4RS Pool Float (at TMD)


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Afternoon Stretch

It always seems like by the time mid-afternoon comes around, I need to get up and stretch a little bit to help myself stay awake and active, so when I saw the yoga/tai chi mat from Roawenwood at The Home Show 2015, I was pretty happy.  I’ve never found a yoga mat in SL that I was really happy with, but this one is definitely up there with my favorites.  I decided to wear items from a couple of current male-focused events to to today’s stretching.  My hair is brand new from Tableau Vivant and the pants are from Apple May Designs, both at The Men’s Dept which just opened yesterday.  The sunglasses from Meva and necklace from [Pumpkin] are both from Men Only Monthly, which opened in late April, but I haven’t had a chance to blog either item yet.  Have a great rest of your Wednesday! Pants | Apple May Designs Gym Pants (Red) (at TMD)
Sunglasses | Meva April Aviators (at Men Only Monthly)
Necklace | [Pumpkin] Composite Necklace (colors) (at Men Only Monthly) Hair | Tableau Vivant Ors Hair (Naturals 1) (at TMD)
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Body Hair | #TheMeshProject “Natural”
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked Pose/Yoga Mat | Roawenwood Canvas Yoga & Tai Chi Mat (at The Home Show 2015)


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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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