A Beckoning New Year



I am a fan of all things bubbly; brooks, bathtubs and beverages. I am also happy to turn the page into a new year.

Beginnings and endings -- closing doors that lead to unexpected adventures. There is excitement in the air and the mystery of the unknown. 2018 was a good year -- here's to 2019!

a new year

From Baiastice at Uber, the Feathers Dress which leaves just enough to the imagination to be enticing and still get by the Safe For Work filter.  Many colors and mesh body fits of course. Daring gals can "remove" the feathers of their choice.

And from No. 59 Bar Supplies and  Club Accessorie a set of merrymaking huds and rezables for your celebrations in 2019. Various levels of huds let you choose abilities -- including drinking from the bottle should you so desire.  Beautifully created glassware adds an elegant touch.

Find the set that fits your mood at The Liaison Collaborative when it opens Jan 3. 



Baiastice Black Diamonds Wing earrings

Hair: Vanity Hair:Kyoto




Pose by: Vista Animations and the glass and bottle

Biker Chic

biker chic

Credits:

Meva Biker Jacket Black (brown and pink also available) at Cosmopolitan

N-Uno - Dina Bra
Stories&Co. Signature Latex Leggings

Nanika Stella tattoo


eXxEsS : POMPOM hair with band hud and optional pompoms



Pose by: SEmotion

Hot Christmas Gifts


Most Advent calendars are complete now (I gave away over 32,000 furniture and decor items - oh my) but that doesn't mean the gift giving is complete.

If you can pull yourself and your overfull tummy up to the computer, here are a few places to check out -- some are just today, some available for a few days; info was sparce in the group notices.

WOW has gifts under the tree INSIDE the store. $1 each with no group needed. This are some nice older skins with both Omega appliers and system skin (so you can match and remember what you are wearing which I really like).  There are a variety of skins from pale to dark and one male skin. You can see what you are purchasing before you buy in the contents folder.  Lani has a very pretty new pale skin which included a no brows option (hers are gray). Perfect!

Safira's gift room has just added MORE goodies under the tree. Free group needed.  The gals loved the holiday leggings and there are dresses and lingerie also.

Kaithleen's has a $300 gift card for all group members. (Free Group)

Entice as suspected has a gift card out for today. $300 (free group needed).

Faboo has a free hunt going through the 28th. Mostly swimwear with 10 for girls and 2 for guys. Look for candy canes. There is a hint notecard at the store entrance.

Entwined has a new group hair out [VIP with charge]

If you haven't picked up your $250 credit from Blueberry at Halcyon, get going.

There's more of course, but there's a start for you!

Baby Its Cold Outside

baby its cold outside

I have taken a fair amount of snowy scenes this season but since Berry had a new "winter in second life" challenge, I grabbed my newly update alter gal and head for one of my favorite spots -- The Forest - Winter Wonderland.

There are several snowy sims adjoining this area. I can't say it is lag free (wink) but it is VERY pretty. So if your computer is up to the challenge, venture over and  take some pretty pictures. There are many great spots to choose from.

Credits:

Super cute blanket to huddle inside from Haro, (gift - free group) that comes complete with warm drink == cause baby, it IS cold outside!

Hair: no.match_ ~ NO ESCAPE (browns only) a gift under the tree at Tres Chic (free group).





Pose by: the blanket

Saying Goodbye

saying goodbye

Two of the many holiday releases at Baiasitce.

Baiastice One Shoulder Ruffle Dress (many colors in the top mesh body fits)

Baiastice Long Gloves-Bento (many colors in the top mesh body fits)

HAYSURIZA_Ethnic Scale Necklace2

eXxEsS : SAHARA


Pose by: Poppycock

Candy Canes

candy canes

Now there isn't all that much FABRIC in this "Zephyr" Ribbon attire (part of the gift collection at The Chapter Four) but it is finely made and a great fit (Lara) --- and if you have a special someone to wear it for; that's even better. ($10 group)

My eXxEsS : X-MAS hair is really fun. I love the holiday hair gifts from eXxEsS.  Always festive!   You can pick this up (no group required) at the main store or at the Hop and Shop.

My inspiration for this shoot was the LTD Advent gift today from [Figure 8].  The Candy Cane Courtyard Backdrop is well made with plenty of details and a land impact of 34. It comes complete with animated night sky. (Free group)



Pose by: ChiC buildings

Snow Escape

snow escape

A not to be missed day at the Entice Advent tree, this super cute swim set (also comes with just bikini) in various mesh body fits.  Tropical and exotic, the Maitreya skirt version is a perfect fit for eBody and eBody Free. How cool is that.

If you miss it this Wednesday, you can pick it up at a very low cost at the store.

Free group.


Hair: Wasabi Pills Haley

Pose by: ChiC buildings

Hop and Shop Hot Picks



Gifts abound at the Hop and Shop!  Here are just a few of the looks you can put together. Shoes while not featured here are in abundance!

[The Forge] Nyx Harness, Black (Aurelian)
AZOURY - Sagesse Hat Onyx (Aurelian)
AZOURY - Sagesse Earrings  (Aurelian)
alme.   Fancy Glitter - Blue (Guilded)


Atreum - Ruffled Cropped Top with hud [Sorry, this was apparently traded out. You can still get this super cute top at the Atreum store with free group.]

Blushed - Spooning Earring with hud (Guilded)
bonbon - hair GIFT with optional candy and huds (Golden)


Seniha. Lorea Dress with hud (Halcyon)
[[ Masoom ]] StarLight Necklace (Guilded)
Vanity Hair:Monaco with mini-hud (Tinsled)


ALTAIR* sukebe knit .gold - also silver version (Tinsled)
OXIDE Danii Earrings with hud (Halcyon)

Also:

alaskametro has some very pretty nail appliers out as well as some applier and system clothing



Poses by: Helamiyo, Behavior Body,  oOo, aDORKable

Holiday Style

snow and lace

Not every holiday styling needs red and green, bows and antlers...

Credits: 

Baiastice Midnight Party Puff Lace Dress (comes in three tones with optional puffy mini skirt) VIP reward at Epiphany.

Baiastice 1970  Gold Earrings

Vanity Hair: Scape @ Vanity



Pose by: Eternal Dream

A Redux Christmas


Gift giving is big this season and the Redux group is not to be outdone. With so many lovely presents out Sami had a difficult time  picking her favorites. There is truly something for everyone this round (well not much for guys -- sorry guys) including many holiday themed decor pieces.

You will want to pick up everything of course, but here is a starting place:

{le fil casse} the hampton tarte romper
OXIDE Mili Bangles - two styles; left and right
[MaGmA]  GIFT earrings tree
:::NOIR::: Cleo Arm Cuff

Redux is open through the 21st; group is free.

Hair VERY VERY OLD and no longer available


Pose by: TorridWear

12 Days Gifts

12 days

Now I am not traditionally a red and green, holly and mistletoe kinda gal, but I really love this perky little outfit from Les sucreries de Fairy, Emily. It is one of several dresses you can win via gacha at Cosmopolitan this round (ends Saturday eve).

The 12 Days calendars (and variants) start tomorrow (eBento is in day 2) . You might want to add these stops to your Advent gathering lists.

12 Days

eBento Event - Dec 10 to 25 (free group - various designers - you need to be VERY close to click)

Altamura - Dec 12th - 25th (gifts each day with mesh head gifts at the end. (group - small fee)

JUMO - Dec 12 - 25th plus New Years (no group required)
Cosmopolitan - December 15th and onward. Gifts are added to the tree for several days and available until the end of the year (she says hopefully remembering correctly). 

Hair a gift from MINA at FaMESHed (free group)


Pose by: SEmotion

Carousel in Winter

carosel

An abandoned playground, but through the wispy trees of winter the melody plays on.

From MEVA at Kinky, the Rory top and hot pants with texture change huds.

The MEVA Lucy collar in white was one of the many lovely Advent gifts. Don't miss out.

Hair: TUKINOWAGUMA Merti

Pose by: Dis Opera

Warmth of Firelight

homey

Decorating for the holidays is in full swing. If you need more goodness in your homey abode -- or even a new abode, shopping this week is bountiful!

Add to that some great event gifts and we have our top photo.

From Newchurch the Bjorn set for Builder's Box includes couch, chair, lamp, coffee table and console.

From Barnesworth Anubis, the Kent Cottage is of course family size with a full upstairs and room for all the kids, hobbies and guest. With Mansard roof and dormer windows it has a modern Victorian appeal -- including a room front porch for pedestrian watching.  Find it here.

From {what next} the Calm & Bright Wall Collage, still out from Fifty Linden Friday.


The Second Spaces - Cozy Corner - tassel garlands add some whimsy to the holidays and include straight (shown), up to the left and up to the right styles. Stretch as needed to fill your spot. Find them here.

Rounding out our homey styling (some things mine, some Sami's) are a few of the lovely decor gifts available at FaMeshed (free group)  and The Chapter Four (small group fee). Grab them all and find your favorites!


Wearables are in the mix too of course. Sami is wearing:

RIOT / Lumi Dress
ELIKATIRA Juniper - Exclusives
Essenz - Alicante (Pack 3) - don't miss these!

Pose by: Torrid Midnight

Dreamers

clouds

It's a busy season. Hither and yon we travel to meet and greet and shop and party.

Sometimes slowing down is the smartest thing we can do.

From Stories&Co. the Like Dreamers Do gacha set featuring a myriad of colorful undies as well as the Daydream Backdrop (rare) with enough fluffy whiteness for either lounging or pillow fights -- plus four wall texture choices.

Find your favorite colors here.

Hair: ancient and no longer available

Pose by: Artis

Crates and Glad Tidings

crates

Not everyone has a ready made spot for a rustic community gathering place, but I certainly did!  Crates abound and what a fitting look for a town long ago and far away.

You may however have a skating rink (perfect) or another great location for the Glad Tidings Cocoa and Sweets Stand from Roawenwood at We Love Roleplay.

Take Me For A Ride

take me for a ride

I am SO loving this hair!

no.match ~ NO TASK is available at Cosmopolitan with a hud to change both hair and wrap. It is so memememememe!

A fun pairing can also be found at Cosmo this round, from the [Canimal] Shameless set, bra and pants. A shrug and highish waisted undies are also in the release. Many colors including pastels.

The vehicle in the background is free on the Peace on Earth hunt. Find the Peace Zombies at Hogs & Cart Wheels.

Pose by: SEmodeling at Cosmopolitan.

Noel

noel

I am not really an ugly Christmas sweater, red and green and pompoms kinda gal. So when I saw all the elegant holiday Midnight Party wear from Baiastice for The Epiphany, I was a very happy gal.

This is just one of four dress styles in all (one the VIP prize). There are purses and sparkly jewels and all sorts of romantic attire. So get over and play those machines!

Hair:   TUKINOWAGUMA Kettu at Cosmopolitan

Backdrop by Paparazzi from last holiday season  - a favorite

Pose by: SEmotion at Cosmopolitan

Advent Day 2

Advent Day 2

It's getting Christmasy on the Advent trail --

From [WellMade] Fannie shorts and top in many mesh body fits. Maitreya works for both eBody and eBody Free.

Add some very pretty hair (three brunette shades) from Firelight and what a pretty picture

Pose by: Vista Animations

Advent at Entice

wench

One of the most fun as well as bountiful stops along the Advent trail has traditionally been the Entice store. This year is no exception.  A full calendar of goodness awaits the gals with "Be My Wench" as the first installment.

There are plenty of mesh body fits in the pack and happily the Maitreya version fits both eBody and eBody FREE.

So if back in time styles are part of your wardrobe try and get over soon. And if you miss the cut off for today, you can pick up the dress at a nearly free price. A calendar of the gifts is near the tree. So many pretty things.



Hair: Wasabi Pills

Pose by: ChiC buildings