{ I’ll give you a tip… }

..the toast is tasty!

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The Gacha Garden is still going strong if you haven’t had a chance to check it out.. full of all sorts of fun and whimsical items.  The event runs until August 22nd so get on over to play. Then stop by and I’ll fix you up some tea and cake for a post-shopping treat! Nom nom nom! 😀

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Eles 07 A – Glam Affair

Eyes – Celestial Eyes (winter) – [Buzzeri]

Lashes – Mesh Alpha Lashes – Izzie’s **NEW**

Hair – Yenna (basics) – MINA **NEW** @GachaGarden

Outfit – Yum Yum My Cafe Gacha: Head dress and Seed of Inspiration Exclusive Dress – {amiable} **NEW** @GachaGarden

Pose – Loli #2 – {Imeka}

Scene

Tea Shop Gacha: Tea Shop (RARE), Bike (SOI), Tea, Sugar, Lemon, Mini Cakes, Cake, Register, Desk – *Tentacio* **NEW** @GachaGarden

Language of Flowers Gacha: Chill green & purple – Paper Moon **NEW** @GachaGarden

Flagstone, Farrow Garden Wall, Rico’s Clock – Apple Fall

Boxwood Shrubs – Botanical

Hanging Plant – Heart Gardens

Sandwich Board Sign – {What Next}

Bisou Tables/Chairs – [Pixel Mode]

Bread Shelf – HIDEKI (previous Gacha)

{ Shining how we want, Brighter than the sun }

Countdown to Summer!!!BeachyKeen-FULL_FINAL-rv

So Izzie Button of Izzie’s in SL is not only a talented fashion/skin creator, but quite the sim builder as well.  Over the years, she has adjusted the sim that surrounds her store for the seasons and never ceases to amaze me with her flair for the cute and whimsical in her decorating.  This summer she has created the perfect little beachy getaway with several little islands throughout and so many fun picture spots or little nooks to kick back and enjoy the crashing waves on the shoreline. You’ll find lots of lovely little friends running around building sandcastles, soaking up the sun and getting in some summertime selfies.. just watch out for the crabs!

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Summer V3 (Jamaica 06F) – Glam Affair **NEW** @C88

Mesh Mouth – SweetLips V1.4 – PXL

Eyes – Crystal Eyes (ocean) – Buzzeri

Mesh Ears – HUTUU – MANDALA

Hair – Randa – TRUTH **NEW**

Outfit – MeiMei Dress (plants) – GizzA **NEW** @On9

Shoes – My Flower Sandal (beige) – [monso] **NEW** @Uber

Jewelry – Esmeralda Gypsy Queen Necklace – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @FaMESHed

Accessory – Panama Bag (red/gold) – [sYs] **NEW** @TheChapterFour

Accessory – Sunnies (lime) – Tres Blah **NEW** @C88

Poses – Sumi Pack – {Imeka} **NEW** @TheChapterFour

Location

Izzie’s Mainstore Sim

{ Za vas! Mother Russia } Shiny Shabby Ends Soon!

The current round of Shiny Shabby: “From Russia With Love” will be ending in just a few short days. Get on over to shop from all the fantastic designers until May 14th!  Here’s a sampling of some of the awesome things you can find there…

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STYLE CREDITS

On Me

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Grazia (Asia Shiny Shabby 03 A) – Glam Affair **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hair – Diana – Tableau Vivant **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Top – Rushka blouse & vest – MOON AMORE **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Bottoms – Ripped Denim Shorts (faded) – Blueberry

Shoes – Gabriela (fire) – Duncan Giano **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jewelry – Irina Rings – IEQED **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Accessory – Vasilisa Purse Gacha: 003/1 – MIAMAI **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pose – Sits 01 – #1 – {Imeka}

Scene

Volga House & Bed (pillows only shown) – CONCEPT **NEW** @ShinyShabby

“A House is not a Motel” Gacha: Couch & Sit (Russian) – {Reverie} **NEW** @ShinyShabby

“Moscow Nights” Gacha: Rug2, Table – Zerkalo **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Alina Chairs w/pillows – Pixel Mode **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Vodka Bottles, glasses, Soviet Propaganda Posters – [Kunst] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Vending Machine – 7 Emporium **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Old Farmer Chair – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Gitane Gacha: Derbake (geometric), Daff (rabbits), Oud (Classique) – Cinphul **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ Begin Again } Classic Romance @ The Liaison Collaborative

WARNING! Commentary ahead….

I think there’s definitely different camps when it comes to the notorious V-Day.  Whether we like it or not, Valentine’s Day comes every year taunting us with it’s candy hearts and mushy cards, it’s overpriced flowers and cutesy teddy bears, and then there’s the chocolate…  Not that I have anything against chocolate.  😛  And I have heard the arguments: “Why only celebrate love one day a year?? Pffft!”  “Valentine’s Day was created by Hallmark to sell more stuff.”  “Valentine’s Day should be called Extortion Day.” And perhaps it’s true that one shouldn’t simply save up all the romance for a single day.  And what if you have no one to romance with?  There are plenty of reasons to not be obliged to celebrate this particular holiday…

Yet, I can’t help but be drawn into the romantic feel of this time of year.  Post-Christmas let-down and winter doldrums leave you feeling deflated.. so having a little love in the air definitely can breathe new life into you.  And that doesn’t mean you have to have ‘the one’ in your life… no need to feel pressure to run out and get a significant other just for February 14th.  Sharing the love works on many levels, and is a pretty awesome upper.  It makes people happy and feel good.  And I don’t know about you, but making people happy makes me happy.  So share it with family.  Share it with friends.  Share it with your favorite furry animals.  Maybe this February you’ll still be single, so what.  Forget the date. Love blooms in all seasons.  But I guarantee you that happiness in your heart will draw others in like moths to a flame.

Be happy and Be Loved! ❤

This round of The Liaison Collaborative themed around “Classic Romance” inspired me to put together a scene straight out of a chick flick.  And I’ll admit that although I wasn’t too excited at first about going all romantical, a little help from a friend brought me out of my funk and feeling ready to begin again.

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He’s a good sport letting me clean him up from his typical bad boy look and making him stand for hours pretending to woo me (Thanks, Cyp!). 😛

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I hope you enjoy this little brunch date at the cafe story in pictures… and remember to check out TLC for these and more romantically inspired goodies!

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CREDITS

Scene:

Buildings – Portobello Corner Store & Carnaby Row Store – Apple Fall **NEW** @TLC

Buildings – Chelsea Townhouse – Apple Fall **NEW**

Bisous Tables / Chairs – Pixel Mode **NEW** @TLC

Streetlights – Dutchie

Feuilles Wall Lantern, L’Olivier Planters, Cafe Table (rose), Neva’s Kitchen Shelf (RARE), Bags of Flour – Apple Fall

Sandwich Board Sign – {What Next}

La Petite Joie Cafe Gacha: Cappuccino Order, Decorative Wall Clock, Awnings, Cafe Chairs, Menu Board – 8f8

Rose Vases – {Imeka}

Cage Shelf – HIDEKI

Scriptor Word Art (Coffee) – DIGS

Vintage Porch Mailbox, Aspen Trees – Botanical

Car – HM TO 20GT M White – HaruMotors

Pigeons – Sculpty Creations Animals

City Trash Can – 7 Emporium

Newspaper Box – URBAN JUNGLE

Trin’s Outfit:

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya **NEW**

Skin – Ellie America 02A – Glam Affair **NEW** @Uber

Hair – Esther (Blondes) – TRUTH **NEW** @Uber

Eyes – Cheri Eyes (Ice) – SONG **NEW** @Kustom9

Dress – Classic Romance Dress (blush) – Coquet **NEW** @TLC

Jewelry – Pearl Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings (ivory) – Izzie’s **NEW** @TLC

Shoes – Dolores (black) – CandyDoll **NEW** @Kustom9

Flowers – Bouquet No. 46 – Gumi’s Shops

Cypriss Outfit:

Mesh Body – The Shops **NEW**

Skin – Rays (Tone 3) – Tableau Vivant

Hair – Taro (bento) – Taketomi **NEW**

Outfit – Vartan male outfit (shirt,pants,shoes) – Fashionatic

Poses:

Picture #1 – (His) Walking Male 01 – Apple Spice

(Hers) Bisou Chair animation – Pixel Mode

Picture #2 – Taking Over Me – Exposeur **NEW** @TLC

Picture #3 – I Remember – An Lar Poses **NEW** @TLC

{ Live in the present }

Do not look back and grieve over the past,
for it is gone.
And do not trouble about the future,
for it is yet to come.
Live in the present
and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.
~ Norse Proverb

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STYLE CREDITS

Skin – Brooke (Med 07 Br) – Belleza (Uber Oct Round)

Makeup – Beauty Mark 1 & 3 (Mae Skin from V&C Fair) – Belleza

Hair – Royal Command (variety) – EXILE **NEW** (Mystic Realms)

Eyes – Crystal Eyes (Winter) – Buzzeri

Lashes – Dolly & Flutter Falsies – Candy Mountain

Mesh Hands – Slink

Outfit – Tweed Rayna Romper – DRIFT **NEW** @TLC

Top – Ygritte Fur Vest – DRIFT **NEW** (Mystic Realms)

Shoes – Savanah Thigh High Boots (dark snakeskin) – Baiastice **NEW** @TLC

Jewelry – Medieval Collar & Bracers – DRD

Companion – Dire Protector (Earthen) – Alchemy **NEW** (Mystic Realms)

POSE & LOCATION

Miwa Pose #4 – {Imeka}

Studio Skye Winter Sim

{ Love is a fruit in season at all times…and within reach of every hand }

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Claudia (SK #2) – Belleza **NEW**

Hair – Tricia (Dark Browns) – +Elua+ **NEW** @Hair Fair

Eyes – Crystal Eyes (Winter) – Buzzeri **NEW** @Kustom9

 Lashes – Dolly Falsies – Candy Mountain

Mesh Hands & Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Outfit – Erika Halterneck Dress (denim) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes – Sophia Heels (pearl) – Ingenue

Jewelry – Part Time Boho Princess Earrings (red) – Maxi Gossamer

Accessory – Flowery Mini Bag (Red) – {Imeka}

Accessory – SOSI Shades – Le Primitif **NEW**

Nail Appliers – Hello Dave

POSES / SCENE

Julliette Pose #2 – {Imeka} **NEW**

Location – {Imeka} Sim