{ Pocketful of Sunshine }

Do what you want, but you’re never gonna break me.
Sticks and stones are never gonna shake me.
No, oh whoa

I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine.
I got a love, and I know that it’s all mine.
Oh, oh whoa

Wish that you could, but you ain’t gonna own me.
Do anything you can to control me.
Oh, oh no

Take me away
A secret place
A sweet escape
Take me away

Take me away
To better days
Take me away
A hiding place

There’s a place that I go,
That nobody knows.
Where the rivers flow,
And I call it home.

And there’s no more lies.
In the darkness, there’s light.
And nobody cries.
There’s only butterflies.

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CREDITS

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin – Eva TLC (Med 02 Bl) – Belleza **NEW** @TLC

Hair – Malea (blondes) – TRUTH **NEW**

Outfit – Fling Lingerie (tartan-honey) – Baiastice **NEW** @TLC

Shoes – Katya ballerina flats (tangerine) – Elysium **NEW** @TLC

Andrea Bench (coral light) – Mudhoney **NEW** @TLC

Upcycled Spring Door Decor – The Hive **NEW** @TLC

Springtime Wooden Signs – [Brixley] **NEW** @TLC

Candy Chickadee Bird (lemon) – +Half-Deer+ **NEW** @TLC

Sunflower Field – Little Branch ***NEW** @TLC

{ but I waited for you }

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STYLE CREDITS

On Me

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin – Eva (Special Fling Edition Med 3 Br) – Belleza **NEW** @TLC

Eyes – Alice (brown) Eyes – {S0NG}

Hair – Nayeli – TRUTH **NEW**

Outfit – Cycle Dress (violet) – LUMIERE **NEW** @TLC

Shoes – Odette Ballerina Flats (black) – Nardcotix **NEW** @TLC

Pose – Flora 04 – EverGlow **NEW** @TLC

Scene

Just a Picnic Set – Pixel Mode **NEW** @TLC

Gattera Ferrero Platter – Pixel Mode

Spring Living Daisies – Tres Blah *previous Gacha

Wrought Iron and Brick Wall Privacy Fence – Botanical

Mossy Oaks – New Trails

Stoney Path – Dysfunctional Designs

{ Somewhere Beyond the Sea } NEWness at TLC!

“Somewhere beyond the sea
Somewhere waiting for me
My lover stands on golden sands
And watches the ships that go sailin’
Somewhere beyond the sea
She’s there watching for me
If I could fly like birds on high
Then straight to her arms
I’d go sailing…”BytheSea_FINAL

STYLE CREDITS

On Me

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Alice “Lovely Day” (America 03 B) – Glam Affair **NEW** @C88

Hair – Gardner – *~*Damselfly*~* **NEW** @TLC

Outfit – Riviera Swimsuit (red) – [Haste] **NEW** @TLC

Shoes – Boho Sandals (white) – Glam Affair **NEW**

Jewelry – Wanderlust Charm Bracelet (Tropics) – Cae’s **NEW** @TLC

Accessory – BAIA sunglasses (yellow) – Tabloid

Scene

Build – Torquay Waterfront Beach House – {What Next}

Banana Plant – Apple Fall

Bon Voyage Refurbished Dresser, Travel books, plate of muffins, lifesaver & round rug – [ht:home] **NEW** @TLC

Armillary (Garden) – [PM]Pixel Mode **NEW** @TLC

Transient Luggage – Frogstar **NEW** @TLC

Bon Voyage Suitcase Prop – Sari-Sari **NEW** @TLC

My Camera – {What Next} **NEW** @TLC

Bon Voyage Patio Table & Chairs Set – [Tia] **NEW** @TLC

Pose – Road Less Travelled #4 (w/out prop) – Elephante Poses **NEW** @TLC

{ Until we see each other again }

“Together forever, never apart. Maybe in distance but never at heart.”

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As a Second Life user for nearly 7 years, I’ve seen my share of friends come and go.  Sometimes only temporarily, sometimes and very unfortunately all too permanently.  But one thing is true, if you invest in someone.. a friendship that starts in a virtual world, is and can be more real than anything.  We grow attached to people here just like anywhere else.  I’ve heard people say many times, how the people they’ve met through SL have become closer to them than even their ‘real life’ friends.  And it isn’t surprising that some people who might find it otherwise difficult to make friends due to social anxieties in the real world, feel more comfortable making friends in Second Life and opening up more about themselves.  SL is far more than a game.  I can’t even really call it that.  It’s a social venue of unbounded virtual proportions.  How many places can you meet and connect with someone from the other side of the world and hang out with them on a daily basis?  SL has brought countless people together.  And it warms my heart when I hear stories about those who have actually had the privilege of stepping outside of SL and meeting face to face in the real world as well.  To those that have, I envy you!  Those are special memories and proof of just how real these bonds really are.

So enough of the mushy stuff… the NEW Friends Pose “Bests” above will be coming soon (March 25th) from oOo Studio to the Color Me: Pink Event! The lovely little Daybed Decor set is from {What Next} and is available right now at the current round of The Liaison Collaborative: ‘Bon Voyage’.  The set is also available in 2 other color schemes as well if pink is not your thing. 😉  Check the credits below for the rest of the details…  And happy shopping everyone!

STYLE CREDITS

On Sydney (left)

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Elea (pale) – Lara Hurley **NEW** @SkinFair2015

Hair – Fynnea (light blondes) – TRUTH **NEW**

Dress – Sheer Dress (white floral) – Pixicat **NEW** @Kustom9

Shoes – Krissy Flats (rose) – Candydoll **NEW** @Kustom9

On Me (right)

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin – Tess Med 02 Lt Br (w/moles) – Belleza **NEW** @SkinFair2015

Hair – Delphine (browns) – TRUTH **NEW** @Uber

Eyes – Cheri (Grey) – {S0NG}

Dress – Valerie Dress – Bowtique

Shoes – Isabelle Heels (blush) – fri.day

Jewelry – Pearl Necklace & Bracelet (ivory) – Izzie’s

Accessory – Weekender Bag (off white) – Izzie’s **NEW** @TLC

Scene

Pose – Bests (three) – oOo Studio **COMING SOON** @ColorMe

Build – Flutter Skybox – Dust Bunny **NEW** @N°21

‘Paris in Spring’ Daybed, Vintage Suitcases, Camera & Photos – {What Next} **NEW** @TLC

Peons & Magnolias – [ keke ] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

{ Give you what you like }

Please wrap your drunken arms around me
And I’ll let you call me yours tonight
Cause slightly broken’s just what I need
And if you give me what I want
Then I’ll give you what you like

Please tell me I’m your one and only
Or lie and say at least tonight
I’ve got a brand new cure for lonely
And if you give me what I want
Then I’ll give you what you like

When you turn off the lights
I get stars in my eyes
Is this love?
Maybe someday
So don’t turn on the lights
I’ll give you what you like

Emotions aren’t that hard to borrow
When was the word you never learned
And in a room of empty bottles
If you don’t give me what I want
Then you’ll get what you deserve

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Last call for The Liaison Collaborative’s “Leather and Lace” round!  The event wraps up this round on March 1st, but there’s still a few days left to sneak in for some sexy shopping time.

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Venus – Belleza

Skin – Celeste 4 Dk (with Lips 6 gloss) – Belleza **NEW** @TLC

Hair – Birdy (blacks) – Lamb **NEW** @N°21

Eyes – Luna Eyes (Dk Grey) – S0NG **NEW** @Kustom9

Tattoo – Smoldering Temptress Mask – The {Wicked Peach} **NEW** @TLC

Outfit – Fifi’s Boudoir Corset (black lace) – {junbug} **NEW** @Kustom9

Shoes – Angel Shoes (black) – Just Design **NEW**

Jewelry – Gold Beaded Choker – (yummy)

Jewelry – Heritage Collection Necklace, Earrings, Ring – Empyrean Forge **NEW** @We<3RP

Jewelry – Avielle Bracelet (dramatic) – Earthstones **NEW** @TLC

Accessory – Malbec Wine Glass – Kunst

Pose – Pure Heat 9m – Ma Vie **NEW** @TLC

Corset Chairs – Stockholm & Lima **NEW** @TLC

{ Oh, you should listen to your heart } NEW at TLC & Shiny Shabby!

Oh, you should listen to your heart
Oh, it’s gonna tell you what you need
Take care of yourself
Don’t you worry ’bout me

We won’t break if we let go
You and I already know
We were bound to be set free
Eventually, so here we are now
You can say anything

You can say anything
You can say anything
You can say anything
Always say anything

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STYLE CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Sophie (Asia 01B) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Chapter4

Makeup – Freckles – theSkinnery **NEW** @Chapter4

Hair – Katerina – Entwined **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Top – Honey Pie Tied-up Shirt (tan) – {Reverie} **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Bottoms – Ava Shorts (d.blue) – KITJA **NEW** @N°21

Shoes – Neva Boots w/socks (sand) – Just Design **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Accessory – Avielle Bracelet (forest) – Earthstones **NEW** @TLC

Scene

Upcycled Horse Trough, Saddle Rack, Wagon Wheel – The HIVE **NEW** @TLC

Copper Mug, Biscuit Tin, Iron, Shabby Frames, Shabby Door, Old Iron – KUNST **NEW** @ShinyShabby (Gacha)

Windows & Wood Planks – {Reverie} **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Nile Bench (Worn) – Cheeky Pea **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Pulley Lamp – REVIVAL **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Old Gardening Shed – Breno **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Poppy Plantbox – Cheeky Pea **NEW** @N°21

Gnesen Shed (aged timber) & Timber Bench – POST

Summer Grass, Trees, Old Fence – [we’re CLOSED]

Scattering Feed & Bucket – Roawenwood

Chickens/Hens – Sculpty Creations Animals

Pose – Cool Sit – Del May

{ I tried to forget } NEW at The Liaison Collaborative

“i tried to forget
but you grew roots around my ribcage
and sprouted flowers
just below my collarbones.
all day I pluck their petals
but I have not yet ascertained
whether you love me
or not”

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STYLE CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Alice (Asia 02G) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Kustom9

Eyes – Cheri Eyes (Grey) – {S0NG} **NEW**

Lingerie – Pigalle Lingerie (lace – Sand) – Baiastice **NEW** @TLC

Rosalies Corset (floral) & Headpiece (rose) – .Enfant Terrible. **NEW** @TLC

Jewelry – Pearl Necklace (golden simple) – Izzie’s **NEW**

Jewelry – Eros Ring – ^^Swallow^^ **NEW** @C88

Shoes – Huelva Heels – .:KC:. Couture

Scene

Katya’s Chaise Lounge (cream) – Sway’s **NEW** @TLC

Fairy Curtains (cream) – Half-deer **NEW** @C88

Rose in Vase (pink) & Happiness Frame – Consignment **NEW** @TLC

Arrow Table – Floorplan. **NEW** @C88

Frilled Furrug (cocoa) – {anc} (NOEL Gacha)

Build – Lils Shotgun Cottage – llorisen **NEW** @C88

Pose – Pure Heart 06 – Ma Vie **NEW** @TLC

{ Whips and chains excite me }

Love may be in the air this time of year but sexual fetishes are also dominating in and out of closed doors.  Maybe it’s the long-awaited “50 Shades of Grey” movie that’s hit theaters or that under all the romance of Valentine’s Day, there’s a darker deeper desire begging to be unleashed.

Second Life has never been short on kinky fun. And although I’m definitely switching it up from what I’m accustomed to, I’ll admit that playing the domme for artistic purposes gave me a bit of that taboo naughty pleasure feeling. I’ll blame it on the array of sexy creations available at various events gridwide right now:  ROMP’s latest round “Fresh” offers plenty of options for the kinky enthusiast — the event continues for a couple more days, until Feb 19th;  sadly one sultry event, Burlesque, has already finished up before I could get this photo posted, but all items should be available in their respective stores; The Liaison Collaborative just opened on the 15th with it’s latest theme of “Leather and Lace”, inspiring sweet elegance but also fulfilling some darker fantasies — this round is more abbreviated than previous rounds so be sure to get on over to check it out before it ends on Feb 28th.

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STYLE CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Sophie Love in the Air (Polar 08G) – Glam Affair **Limited Edition**

Hair – Olivia – enVOGUE **NEW** (from Burlesque)

Outfit – Mynerva Dress (midnight) – Pepe **NEW** (from Burlesque)

Jewelry – Antoinette Choker (red) – BOOM

Accessory – “Hidden Love” Mask (black chrome) – Pink Acid **NEW** (from Burlesque)

Shoes & Stockings – Cherry Buns Heels – CerberusXing **NEW** @TLC

Scene

Industrial Hanging Cages – Souzou Eien **NEW** @ROMP/FRESH

Cabinet of Curiosities, Handcuffs, Shades Console Table – The HIVE **NEW** @ROMP/FRESH

Corset Chair (suede) – Cheeky Pea

Romantic Candlesticks (red), Key to my Heart/NOPE Wall Art – PILOT **NEW** @Collabor88

Pose – Yes, Mistress #2 – {NanTra} **NEW** @TLC

{ 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

{ Bleeding Out }

I’m bleeding out
Said if it’s the last thing that I do
Is to bring you down
I’ll bleed out for you
So I bare my skin
And I count my sins
And I close my eyes
And I take it in
And I’m bleeding out
I’m bleeding out for you.. for you

When the day has come
But I’ve lost my way around
And the seasons stop and hide beneath the ground
When the sky turns gray
And everything is screaming
I will reach inside
Just to find my heart is beating

You tell me to hold on
Oh you tell me to hold on
But innocence is gone
And what was right is wrong

‘Cause I’m bleeding out
Said if it’s the last thing that I do
Is to bring you down
I’ll bleed out for you
So I bare my skin
And I count my sins
And I close my eyes
And I take it in
And I’m bleeding out
I’m bleeding out for you.. for you.

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya **NEW**

Skin – Sia II (artic 05 A) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Leaf on the Wind

Makeup – Running Mascara – Shakeup

Mesh Ears – HUTUU – MANDALA

Mesh Eyelids – Slink

Hair – Echo (black & whites) – TRUTH **NEW**

Jewelry – Scarlett Heart Necklace (silver) – Ariskea **NEW** @TLC