{ Here Comes the Sun }

It’s been a long winter over in my part of the world… teasing us with a hint of Spring here and there, but never quite sure if it will last. I even know a few SL friends out west and north that are still having to put up with snow!   Around SL, Spring is clearly here and in full swing, reflected in the fashions hitting the stores as well as the beautiful home & garden items debuting.

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I have been taking full advantage as I try to get my own home in SL decorated for the season and if you’re looking to do the same, I highly recommend you not miss this new event “The Garden” by The Liason Collaborative that just began this week and will run through May 10th.  This round’s theme is English Garden Party and they have some amazing items out by many of your favorite home and garden designers like {What Next}, Cheeky Pea, and LISP as well as some up and coming ones like Alouette featuring the gorgeous Garden Party set and RageWorks who designed this very lovely detailed Gazebo.

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In addition to The Garden, many of the other events and new store releases are featuring pastel shades to compliment and lots of floral patterns are the trend.  I picked up this frilly and feminine top over at Tee*fy and found the wide legged linen pants at BOOM out for FLF last week to match perfectly.  The poses I’m using are NEW from oOo Studio and are out today only for Fifty Linden Fridays, so be sure to grab those!  Rhonda-Close_FINAL

Now I’m all dressed up and ready for Spring soiree because… here comes the sun!

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Alyx (Peach, Natural Eyes) – Pink Fuel **NEW**

Makeup – Lip Lustre (Orange bonbon) – Pink Fuel **NEW**

Eyes – Eternal Eyes (green) – IKON

Hair – Oh Baby Doll (Fair) MESH!lamb.

MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Skyla Ruffle Sleeve Tank (floral) MESHTee*fy **NEW**

Bottoms – Miami Linen Pants (Margarita) MESH*BOOM* (exclusive color for past FLF)

Shoes – “Adele” Wedge Pumps MESHG-Field **NEW**

Jewelry – Petite Fleur Ring (gold) MESHMaubray

Jewelry – Esra’s Giant Teardrop Necklace & Earrings MESHMaxi Gossamer

Purse – rhea saffiano bag (cream) MESH::{u.f.o}:: (for the Arcade Gacha)

POSES

“Rhonda” Singles – oOo Studio **NEW** for FLF

SCENE

Garden Party Set MESHAlouette **NEW**  @The Garden

Rustic Gazebo MESHRage Works **NEW** @The Garden

Flowers and Grass – Kidd Landscaping

LOCATION

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{ I took the one less travelled by }

For those that have visited Neva River sim, you’ll remember this spot almost certainly.. nearly at the beginning of entering this green, lush valley following along the riverside… there is a path through covered trees, curling overhead.  It’s almost like a gateway in and of itself, and it begs you to stop and take it in.  If you haven’t been to Neva River Sim yet…. you are in luck!  After many requests, she has extended the closing date and decided to let it remain open until April 7th!  It’s definitely a must see.

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So back to the path….. unsure of where it would take me, I had no doubt that it would lead to beautiful places.  That is, if i stopped to take it all in.  Much like life.  The journey we are on is uncertain.  I, for one, don’t like not knowing what’s up ahead.  But sometimes you have to just take it one step at a time.  Stop along the way, and take it in.  Enjoy each day for what it gives you.  Don’t be afraid to tread your own path.  It’s sure to lead you to beautiful places.  🙂

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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. 

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Alyx (Peach) w/orange bonbon lip lustre – Pink Fuel – **NEW** @Skin Fair

Hair – Video Games (Dark brown) MESHTruth – **NEW** @Arcade

Eyes – Eternal Eyes (Gray) – IKON

Makeup – Vita Eyeshadow (Olive) – *elymode*

MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Aamani Wrap Dress (Sunshine) MESHZaara – **NEW**

Shoes – Marilyn Sandals MESHGos Boutique

Necklace – Kandula Necklace (Gold) MESH*League*

Ring – Petite Fleur Ring (Gold) MESHMaubray

POSE

Photo 1 – Lookbook #2 – oOo Studio – **NEW** @Pose Fair

Photo 2 – 1920s – oOo Studio

LOCATION

Neva River Sim – Opening extended to April 7th!!