Desert Light

desert light

The desert changes its mood with the seasons. Monochrome and silent in winter, harsh and barren in summer, welcoming as the first bits of greenery peak from behind rocks and climb out of crevasse.

Fantasy Faire is officially over although the sims will remain up for another week. The builds will turn to pixelated dust and the sims are retrieved and wiped to become palettes for future creators.

Sanoria was created at LEA6 and its remnants remain there. It is truly my favorite place on the grid. Shops are gone of course but the paths, relics and flora remain to be reborn again for others to visit.

The story quest will move over as well as a small treasure hunt. We only need the Sanorian sky for its rebirth to become complete and hopefully the new Windlight system will be finished soon. Meanwhile it is my peaceful place from the hustle and bustle that sometimes becomes my life.


From cinphul @ Cosmopolitan, a set of rocks and artifacts that fit perfectly into the Sanorian landscape.

My outfit is also from Cosmopolitan, the adorsy - Demi Top and pants with color change options. The pants are cropped and banded with a keyhole opening on the sides, a mix of casual and feminine with a good fit and plenty of detailing.


I have had this hair from EMO-tions for some time now, winter if I remember correctly. I loved it but didn't have anything to pair it with. Happily it was a perfect accompaniment to my new styling.  Look for Carol.

Almost together I had a time finding a finishing touch necklace. Finally I tried on the Meva Nani Necklace Silver from last Fall.

PERFECT!!!!

Find it here at the MEVA store.  There are four variations to choose from.  Earrings, rings and bracelets are also in the packs.

Pose by: SEmotion

Townhouse Patio Party

ny design gifts

For some of us the days are getting warmer. My real life air conditioner was inaugurated for the year yesterday.

Time for shorts and halter tops and smooth skin a showing.

I really like Paparazzi's photo backdrops. They make life so easy!  My favorite I think is one from Christmas time last year, but they are all very nice and useful depending on your attire -- and interests of course.

This is the Townhouse Backdrop which includes the baby tree, lighting and some very convincing specular shin on the bricks.

In the foreground interest category we have Raindale's patio table and chairs set with texture change hud and an option with mini-light string.

Find them both at COSMOPOLITAN.

The gals are all wearing free attire from NY Design.  On the left a super cute halter mini with a big texture change hud filled with lots of choices (group lucky chair). The Maitreya sizing fits eBody and eBody FREE.

In the center we have another lucky chair item with many texture choices by hud AND Slink shoes if those are your feet of choice -- or your alternative mesh body wears Slink :D. These are standard sizing items and the bangles come with.

And on the right a super cute (again texture change) group gift with high waist shorts and checked bandeau top with puffy sleeves.

So zip on over there and explore some. There are several group gifts downstairs and a teleporter by the door will take you upstairs for a few others (older).


Poses by: the chairs and aDORKable

Lemonade - FLF


It's Friday! Among other things -0- like the weekend coming, it signals that super fifty dollar long time event that many of us love.

From {what next} two versions of the Dahlia Drinks Cart. The dispenser gives lemonade to visitors with a choice of either regular or Bento animations. This is the tintable wood version; there is also painted white.

Individual pieces let you design your own decor scheme. This setup is nine land impact.

The backdrop is available from Paparazzi at Cosmopolitan.

Looking Forward

Fantasy Faire - Divine

Fantasy Faire has a few more days left so it is a good time to visit if you haven't been over.

While there are plenty of wondrous fantasy outfits, decor and accessories to be had, not everything is in that mode. There are some items that are definitely crossover.

This is Les Encantades Yula dress in "leather". Solid color versions are also available.

The Maitreya version is a perfect fit for eBody gals as well as eBody FREE and of course I suspect -- MAITREYA :D.

A very pretty day dress that is well worth checking out.

Find it here. 

Pose by: aDORKable

Workout

workout

If you feel like sweating a bit or simply strutting you stuff at the gym, NY Designs has a new workout set with color change hud as a group gift.  Find it here on the Group Gift wall.

The Sexy Workout set comes in many mesh sizing with Maitreya fitting eBody and eBody free.  There is a cropped hoodie to wear when you leave the gym. Various solid colors are available via hud.

Hairs: /Wasabi Pills/ Haley Mesh Hair (discount area)    and Navy&Copper - Cinnamon (past hunt gift)

Poses by: aDORKable and the weight bench

Hello Tuesday - Heidi


Missing your MEVA fix lately?  Yep, it can happen.

But for those that overlooked the Heidi ring set awhile back or just purchased one color, the gold version is out for Hello Tuesday!  These are really lovely with a great hud that let's you show and hide  individual rings.

Dressy to casual, they just seem to work. Find them at the Cosmopolitan store here.

Pose by: aDORKable

Memorials

memorial

People come and go throughout our lives. Some move on, some leave the planet -- each impacts the person that we are, that we hope to become.

From Artisan Fantasy a truly lovely Memorial set which includes benches. From a mesh maker's point of view this is exceptional work. Detail below.


My outfit really couldn't be prettier; feminine with rich details and understated tones the "Lothiriel" Gown - Faith from Senzafine. One of her bloggers from awhile back she somehow disappeared from the radar (or mine anyway) so I was especially happy to see her back -- and with such beautiful work.

I rarely get to wear these jewelry and hair accompaniments, that minimalist tomboy thing in my off hours -- but it was a pleasure to pull these out from my inventory!

(Kunglers) Nadir necklace - Amethyst
.:EMO-tions:. * ALESSIA *


Pose by: aDORKable

Quiet Midnight

midnight desert

Colors mix in a vivid dance of patterns. The Dreaming Thicket  Verbena Skirt and top with shawl combines femininity with hints of exotic places.

Many sizes and lots of color palettes we chose the warm tones of the desert. With plenty of sizes to choose from including standard sizing, we are both wearing Maitreya which fits eBody as well.  The skirt set (two pieces will also work for eBody free.


Armlets and bangles are from ::Bite&Claw::  and available in four tones.


Adornments are of course in order. This pretty Goddess Diadem is also from ::Bite&Claw::.


And this lovely necklace is On A Lark Memorial Locket Eternal Circle includes texture change options.

Plants, buildings and artifacts from ChiC buildings at Fantasy Faire.

My favorite "hat hair" is Vanity Hair: After Dark older but hopefully still available.

Di's hair by enVOUGE but most likely no longer avialable.

Poses by: BellePoses and ChiC buildings

Meva at Man Cave

meva man cave

One of my favorite shopping places for "guy stuff" is Man Cave. It is just SO "manly" :D.

Lots of great things await you there this month including a super outfit with oh so many choices of textures via hud from MEVA.

The Taro oufit comes in both Belleza and Signature fits and may fit other male bodies too, so trying a demo is always wise.


The boots are really superb! And again texture change via hud.

Hair by no.match
Sign a current group gift from Dead Row Designs.

Pose by: Diesel Works

Fantasy Faire 2018

Sanoria at Fantasy Faire 2018

Fantasy Faire is open for the tenth year and you are all invited!

There are places to explore, activities in which to partake, games to play and plenty of shopping with special vendors set up to donate your lindens to build a new hotel of the families of cancer patients in Kenya.


I was excited this year to be one of the WorldMakers for the event. Along with a leisurely strollable shopping experience, inquisitive folks can journey on a easy quest to learn the story behind the sim called Sanoria.

quest of the ancients at Sanoria

Find the artifacts, come close, touch --- and let them whisper the memories of the entities that once inhabited the land.  If you played A Steamy Mystery in Terradale, this is similar if a bit simpler!



Read the story and start your journey here. 

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erstwhile

It is not a surprise the the sim sponsored by The Looking Glass leads the way in design. Twelve steampunk ships can be found on the top level, six shops around the bottom perimater and the works of The Looking Glass in the main salon of Erstwhile Station, a very fun place to visit.


Erstwhile borders Sanoria and this builder had a joyous voyeuristic  experience watching Marcus plan, build, rethink and build anew. He is REALLY FAST!!!!  Lots of enjoyment there.


Don't miss the arrival scroll in the lounge. listing sims and creators. It definitely had me smiling.



If you are looking for a place to experience that youthful joy of old, Tiny Town fits the bill. Bright and cheerful, it is built with the enthusiasm of the young. 




Need a low lag, fantasy outfit? You can pick up this all in one skin and outfit with various appliers and system skins at the landing points of each sim.  Brought to you by Plastik

Head on over and enjoy! 

My steampunk attire is by Have Unequal and not sold at the Faire.

Hair: TUKINOWAGUMA  Nathan (new)

Pose by: Grafica [nla]

Back to the 70s

70s

A big, BIG set of retro attire awaits you at the Baiastice booth at The Epiphany  Preppy, disco siren, club bunny -- they are all covered. So many to choose from, I picked my favorites.

At the top of my list is the fabric hat with extensive color hud, the exclusive special prize and fittingly so.  Add the earring and sunglasses (various colors available) and the black crocheted version of the One Shoulder Dress and you have the basics of my outfit.


Top the attire off with  these great boots with suitable sturdy heels and you have a great look.

I wore my alaskametro leggings (old and likely no longer available) as well as one of the brand new bangles from Kunglers (Elvira @ On9) to complete the look.

Photo taken here on the Road to Nowhere:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA6/12/89/2503


Pose by: Di's Opera

Country Chic

country chic

Super stylish in that countryside manner; find these releases at:

Second Spaces Country Chic Hutch in whisper (other colors available) @ COLLABOR88.


adorsy - Erika Shorts and top (sold separately) with big color change hud @ Cosmopolitan



Shorts include a hud for adding words to your pockets. Right and left or both, two words of four letters each, three font styles, color tinting. I went for minimalist (no surprise there).



I have been wearing these sandals for a couple of weeks now but they never seem to make it into the final shots. So here you go.

G&D Sandals Atena with a large selection of colors by hud

Hair: TUKINOWAGUMA Nathan

Poses by: BehaviorBody and Everglow

Redux Gifts


Redux has been remodeled and is so much easier for shopping! Woot.  Most stores have gifts out. They range from contemporary clothes to fantasy garb, decor to home and garden items -- and on and on.

Here are a few things that we thought might interest you.

Right: BouBouKi: Siera Dress Pink

Middle: Ghee Sari Silk Mini Dress Basil  (there are many sizes in the box but most aren't what you would expect. Di is wearing the XS on eBody classic

Right: Lucas Lameth ( luc : jewelry ) Heart of Passion Necklace

{le fil casse} the catheryne dress


Tree by Little Branch

Poses by: Serendipity (Redux gift)

Freebie Saturday 16

freebie saturday 16

This weeks gift guide features the new group gift (free group) from Entice which comes with a choice of color huds.

The Maxi Gossamer Little Sparrow necklace comes in two lengths with a touch to change hud for color combos. It is the new group gift. Free group.

On the right is a very nice Spring dress available on The Free Dove Hunt this month. Look for Avagirl #5. Di is wearing the eBody version which works well with eBody FREE also.



Pose by: ChiC buildings

Rest and Relaxation

Rest and Relaxation

The Emma Wicker Lounger  from  CHEZ MOI comes in both PG and A versions. Realistic animations and props make it the perfect warm weather hang out. The detailing is lovely and there is a texture change menu for the fabric. Find it along with companion pieces in a set at COSMOPOLITAN.


Also at COSMOPOLITAN, .:EMO-tions:. * LEIF * hair

Over at COLLABOR88  you can find a new set from Stories&Co.  I LOVE this Signature Tube Top and  the Signature Velour Leggings are a great match. Two different color huds are available. Definitely goto casual wear for the upcoming seasons.

The very pretty and feminine choker is from -Sorumin- at On9. Look for the Vintage Rose Choker.

Amacci Shoes - Cypris at Shoetopia

Backgroud:

Mesh India Garden Shed
Little Branch WhiteOrchidTree.v2


Poses by: the chaise

Garden Party

garden party

Feeling feminine? The Lilly Dress and Chocker fits the bill. So very very pretty with exquisite detailing all around.  Find it at the MEVA booth at Shiny Shabby.  Pastels and light neutrals make up the color choices. Maitreya fit.


it only took a few seconds for me to recognize this new release form eXxEsS as great "hat hair". Pulled tight over the ears and flat on top it fits easily into a variety of head attire in a realistic way.  Best of all, you look great walking away :D.

Hat: ***ArisAris~Gara41~Ascot Pamela with Scarf

Gertie's Garden Shed by ChiC buildings.

Chair: Spring Blooms by Duvet Day

Look for SELYSA.

Pose by: BehaviorBody

Contemplation

contemplation

With most of my Fantasy Faire sim completed, it was rest time. The set up sim, emptied of vendor buildings, the set uppad took on a quiet and introspective feel. The Windlight is the one I made for Sanoria, a desert expanse out of time and place with a storyline that curious folks can hunt for much like they did in A Steamy Mystery at Terradale.

I am happy with what I have accomplished. My goals varied I am sure from many of the creators taking part in the tenth year of the event. My first priority was to have a low-lag sim that would work for everyone without having to trudge through the mire.  With framesrates well over 100, I am very happy. Sanoria definitely isn't as showy as some of the other worlds being built, but the vendor spaces are roomy, shopping is easy and wandering the rock paved walkways can lead your mind to wondering.

It works for me.

Most of the builders I know lead a pretty solitary life. We are enmeshed in mesh -- or our Photoshop brushes or our animation programs; they become our companions. We chat now and then, often about upcoming events, failing events and all the drama that sometimes happens behind the scenes of our monthly venue schedules. So it is good when we feel the vision we were seeking has come into reality -- virtually of course.

Trompe Loeil - Knoxlane Barrel Bench @ COLLABOR88
TUKINOWAGUMA  Nathan hair - Kunglers Elvira Bracelets @ On9
[Canimal] Lola Shorts and top @ Cosmopolitan
Amacci Shoes - Cypris @ Shoetopia

While I am personally not thrilled with the new dual huds from some of the new TUKINOWAGUMA styles, I am VERY impressed with the amount of style choices included in this pack.  And  yes, the hair is still very avatar rendering cost friendly.



Poses by: the bench and SEmotion @Cosmopolitan and Amacci's neck hud.

Waiting

waiting

A new round of Cosmopolitan is underway where you can find:

the Giz Seorn Miley Dress.  This is the floral version with plenty of bright and pastel prints to choose from. Belleza, Maitreya and Slink fits. While a color change crotch pastie is included, picky gals will opt for some high cut applier undies for authenticity :D.  A solid version of the dress is also available.


Also at Cosmo, a very pretty new hair from  TUKINOWAGUMA.  Capece comes with a styling hud that let's you chose between different stylings. This comes with a two part hud again, and I can't say I love that new aspect. Then again I am not all that adventurous and kinda like my hair the same color on both sides :D.


Over at Shoetopia you can find these darling cork wedge sandals at the Amacci booth. Toe rings (there is a small metal one for both left and right foot turned off here) are optional and color change separately. Cork choices can also be made, so plenty of opportunity to coordinate with your outfit of the day.

Decor:

Mesh India Garden Shed (color and shadow options)

[ETNIA] Rustic Summer - Rattan Chair w/ Blanket and Table may possibly be found at the Merak store.


Poses by: SEMotion at Cosmopolitan

Things We Love

things we love

What's not to love in these new releases and a group gift?

Left: from !MOZ (fits eBody and eBody FREE - no alphas used in this shot) two fun summery items; the Button Denim Vest and "Sass" Shabby Chic Shorts. Fabric choices of course!

Right:  group gifts from Hilly Haalan; the Felina Sweater and Mara Denim Lace Shorts. Group is free and there is a building near the landing point with past gifts.


From {what next} for COLLABOR88, the Barn Door Memo Board offers a big, big  menu with sayings and patterns to customize both notes and chalk board. You are bound to find some sayings that are "you"!



Poses by: aDORKable and PosESion

Freebie Saturday 15

freebie saturday 15

Satin is key in this week's gift spotlight.

Left: L e s t y Abby outfit with color change hud in Maitreya, Slink and Belleza. Find the teleporthub.com group gift ($10 to join) outside in a small kiosk here.

The new store has some really gorgeous items, so be sure and venture inside!

Right: Seniha. Tamara Dress group gift for Maitreya, Slink and Belleza. Free group.

[VO.Z] Rose Heels for Maitreya and Slink. Some color change options. Free group.

A very feminine white tattoo with mehndi from Carol G (teleporthud.com group gift)


Poses by: exposure and BehaviorBody

Food To Go

food on the go

A new food truck has arrived in town courtesy of the 22769 guys.  Plenty of tasty breadstuffs and of course COFFEE.  The truck is the rare in this multi-piece gacha set available at Gachaland (formerly Gacha Guardians).

On the go food immediately reminded me of the Belly Store gacha from MEVA awhile back. Wandering around my virtual storage locker I find the set; perfect! Now you might not be able find these in the gacha room at the shop as they are not new.  Still, fun to remember the days. Nope, I was wrong! Find them HERE and have some fun!

Perfect for the beach and a bikini.



The Blossom Spring Jacket and Dress from HashTag comes in a variety of denims with hud for customization. You can wear the dress alone, the jacket alone or layer. Great fit.  Find it at The Chapter Four.

Earrings antique and a hunt gift if I remember correctly.

Hair: no.match - No Aim



Poses by: aDORKable and Pose It

Land of Rainbows Hunt



The Land of Rainbows Easter Hunt is almost over, so tomorrow's post is going out today :D.

The good news is that non-premium folks can now get in -- that's hasn't been the case before unless you were really lucky.  Expect to spend some time. There are 70 eggs and while most are out in the open and some quite large, there is a lot of ground to cover.

Items include lots of bunny themed goods which isn't really my thing, so I will show you a few of the great gifts you can find. There are a few that I missed even though I looked REALLY hard, but you should be able to find all of these shown.

Up top a gorgeous chair from Consignment. It includes a texture change menu.  See previous post for fashion credits.



These lovelies are from Apple Fall.


And this birdhouse from The Art Shed.


This packed full of details Ostara Egg Painting Cart is from Adorably Strange Wares.


Poses by: the chair