{ Welcome to the Dead & Breakfast }

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Dark and morbid yet elegantly gothic..

..the Dead & Breakfast Inn invites you to come stay for fright or two.  

Eat, drink and be scary!  The company and accomodations are to die for!  

This is our busy season so please remember to book a head.  

Warning!! Abundance of pictures ahead! I had a bit too much fun getting into the Halloween spirit this past weekend and put together a creepy version of a vintage Bed & Breakfast with all the wonderfully spooky creations that were out in Second Life this past month.  HauntedInn-Entry_FINAL

Entryway / Guest Book

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Dining Room / Entertaining Area

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Sitting Room / Lobby

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Details in Review

Come and stay if you dare…

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CREDITS

Outside / Exterior

House – Wildrose Manor – Dust Bunny *tinted texture

Dead & Breakfast Sign & Halloween Pumpkin Candleholders – DRD

Scarecrow – [ zerkalo ] **NEW**

Back to Black Gacha: Cemetary Gate – Apt. B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Stone Wall – Kalopsia

Graves & Old Trees (brown) – L12

Stoney Path – [DDD]

Entryway

TAG Gacha: Secretaire (RARE) – [Deadwool]

TAG Gacha: Hotel Paranoia – Black Jack (coatrack) – Remarkable Oblivion

TAG Gacha: Cuddle Creepers – Rip the Skele-dog (RARE) – Jian

Wayward Halloween Gacha: Dead & Breakfast Sign – [Brixley]

Mystery Mansion Gacha: Suitcase Pile & Wall/Floor bloody textures – DRD

Worn Luggage Bag – Apple Fall

Writer’s Room Gacha: Oil Lamp – Pixel Mode

Rolltop Desk Set Accessories – [noctis]

Dining Room

Halloween Decor Set: Console, Ghost Frame, Skull, Donuts, Eyes Jar, Candles, Halloween Flags, Dining Table, Chairs, Bench, Rose Vase, Blood Bottle & Glasses – GizzA

TAG Gacha – Lenore Set: (dead) Roses, Rug, Candlesticks, Cabinet (white), Table & Urn – Mudhoney

TAG Gacha – Spiderweb Rocking Chair – {vespertine}

TAG Gacha – Gothic Diva: Abstract Sculpture – NOMAD

Mystery Mansion Gacha: Creepy Doll (minus chair) – DRD

TAG Gacha – Dining with Death: Skelly Dinner Guest (eat), Table Settings – *Shai*

Back to Black Gacha: Chandalier – Apt. B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Boney Candle Holders – Schadenfreude **NEW** @C88

Witching Hour Candy Apples – {What Next} **NEW** @C88

Baxter Cake Stand w/Cupcakes – The Loft **NEW** @C88

Garden Gacha: Old Book Pile – {anc}

Broken Antique Mirrors – Medieval Fantasy

Body under Blood Stained Rug – House of Avro

Relaxed Roman Shades – Mudhoney

Arcade Love Curtain Pane – Scarlet Creative

Sitting Room

Back to Black Gacha: Sofa (RARE), Chair, Rug, Drawers, Light (candelabra), Pumpkins – Apt B **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Halloween Decor: Frames – GizzA

TAG Gacha – Family Tree – {vespertine}

Halloween Bottles – DRD

Musical Clock Gacha: Perpetuum Mobile – [ContraptioN]

Mystery Mansion Gacha: Chandelier w/webs – DRD

Door Curtains – Kalopsia **NEW** @ShinyShabby

 Wearing

Mesh Head – Jessica – CATWA

Skin/Appliers – TAG Gacha: Bloody Ghost 6 w/Bloody Hands – [theSkinnery]

Wayward Halloween Gacha: Zombie Eyes (red) – .{PSYCHO.Byts}.

Hair – Rhea – AMACCI **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Wayward Halloween Gacha: Vanessa Dress Black (RARE) – FAIDA & Fallen Gods

Sweet November Gacha: Mink Fur (gray) – Silvery K. **NEW** @GachaGarden

TAG Gacha – Victorian Mourning Hat (Mystery RARE) – Kalopsia

Jewelry – Anais Necklaces/Chokers/Ring – Plastik **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Hocus Pocus Gacha: Mr. Bigglesworth (gray) – Birdy

Poses by Manifeste & Kirin

**Please Note any items from Wayward Halloween and TAG Gachas may not be available in stores right away to play.. Mystery RARES are exclusive to the event during it’s duration only**

{ 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)

{ Need a little help with my swing } The Liaison Collaborative is OPEN!

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Hello lovelies… Spring is in full force here in the northern hemisphere, the world is bright and green and the days are getting longer so you can spend more time soaking up the sun!  For many people, it also means spending a lot more time being active instead of sitting behind the computer.. A time to rejuvenate and re-prioritize is never a bad thing.  We all need a little break from once in a while.  The Liaison Collaborative and the lead lady in charge, Katya Valeska is no exception.  The event is running it’s last round currently before taking a little hiatus for the summer.  But we’ve been assured, it will be back in full swing in a few months!  So for now, come enjoy this month’s offerings with a very male-friendly and focused theme of “The Gentleman’s Club”.  Ladies, don’t let the theme scare you, there are still plenty of unisex goodies as well as masculine inspired female fashions.  This round just opened May 15th, and will continue to run until June 10th.  Hope to see you there!

CREDITS

On Her

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Head – Visage “Emma” – Slink

Skin/Appliers – Alyona (champagne – RBf) – [theSkinnery] **NEW**

Hair – Beans 01 – Magika

Outfit – Breakfast Club Shirt Dress (pink/green) – Valentina E. **NEW** @TLC

Shoes – Penny Flats (w/socks – color modified) – Fri. **NEW** @C88

Accessory – Gentlemen’s Glasses (rose) – Izzie’s **NEW** @TLC

Pose – Nonchalance – LePoppycock **NEW** @TLC (Gacha)

On Him

Mesh Body – TMP

Skin – Sean (Tone 6) – Tableau Vivant

Mesh Ears – HUTUU – MANDALA

Hair – Lane (dark browns) – Damselfly **NEW** @TLC

Top – Marty Golf Shirt (pink) – Kastle Rock Couture

Bottoms – Preppy Plaid Pants (slate) – Apple May

Shoes – British Loafers (blue) – Redgrave

Accessory – Men’s Sweater Tied Around Neck – Meli Imako

Pose – Pocket 03 – *Everglow* **NEW** @TLC

Scene

Golf Clubs Vintage PNP (white/pattern & black/pattern) – =EliBaily= **NEW** @TLC

Bilbo Shrubs & Potted Birch – Little Branch **NEW** @TLC

Hannah Outdoor Lounge (cream) – Second Spaces **NEW** @C88

Golf Cart (Country Club Beige) – {What Next} **previous Gacha

{ 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

{ 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

{ Lost Love’s Letters }

Some things you can’t go back to, some things need left alone
Don’t mess with a memories of a life passed on
Oh the tumbling reservations at the heart of my mistakes
Oh some things you can’t go back to cause you let them slip away

I don’t wanna be a witness to a path that’s overgrown
I don’t wanna see this house not be a home
‘Cause time has taken toll on what we couldn’t see
No I don’t wanna be a witness to the end of you and me

How am I gonna make each moment better than the last
How am I gonna make it better if I can’t go back

Oh the tumbling reservations at the heart of my mistakes
Oh some things you can’t go back to cause you let them slip away
Oh some things you can’t go back to

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya **NEW**

Skin – Amberly II (America) – Glam Affair

Hair – Topaz (Blondes) – TRUTH **NEW**

Dress – “I will break your heart” dress (blush) – Valentina E. **NEW** @TLC

Build – Portobello Corner Store – Apple Fall **NEW** @TLC

Arora Vanity Set – [Fetch] **NEW** @TLC

Heart Wardrobe – [Brixley] **NEW** @TLC

Old Metal Bed & Barbed Wire Chandelier – Junk. **NEW** @TLC

Arabella’s Desk Set – Kalopsia **NEW** @TLC

Antoinette Floor Length Mirror – Alouette **NEW** @TLC

Rug & Pouf (pink) – PILOT **NEW** @Collabor88

Birdcage – The Loft **NEW** @Collabor88

Amy’s Accessories: Baskets & Books – Mudhoney **NEW** @FaMESHed

Vintage Alarm Clock – {What Next} **NEW** VIP GROUP GIFT

Desk Lamp – Fri.home

Lavender Plant – Dutchie

Memories Boxes – Tea.S (previous Gacha)

Break-up Survival Kit: Tissue Box – [Commoner] (previous Gacha)

Vintage Frames – *ionic* (previous Gacha)

Cats #2 & #10 – Fashionably Dead (previous Gacha)

Pose – Pit Stop – Del May

{ A Winter Picnic for You, Me, and (Cari)boo! }

Winter is coming!!! The Liaison Collaborative is currently open and gearing up for the change of seasons with the theme: “Winter Harvest”.  You will find home & garden goods, fashion items as well as poses from a list of amazing creators.  Get prepped and ready for the snowfall on your sim or as you journey around the grid.  This round runs until Dec 10th!

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STYLE CREDITS

Skin – Grace (Med 3 Blk) – Belleza

Makeup – Beauty Marks 1 & 3 – Belleza

Makeup – Rosy (full) – The {Wicked} Peach **NEW** @TLC

Hair (w/hat) – Natasja – MINA **NEW** @TLC

Eyes – Bewitched Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri **NEW**

Mesh Hands – Slink

Top – Kristen Knit Dress w/ Cashmere Scarf (noir/silver) – Valentina E. **NEW** @TLC

Bottoms – Josie Pants (Suede – dk) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes – Winter Wedge Boots – League

SCENE & POSES

Winter Harvest Picnic Set – {What Next} **NEW** @TLC

Large Snowy Firs, T2C Campfire & Stacked Firewood – Botanical

Gnesen Farm Shed (aged) – POST

Winter Grass – Zigana

Shurbs (bare) – [we’re CLOSED]

Tree Stumps & Reindeer – e-brink

Enchanted Forest – Studio Skye

Comfy #4 – Everglow **NEW** @TLC

{ The sun is up.. so cool me down } NEW from oOo Studio & GizzA

Hello lovely people… Well in the northern hemisphere of the world right now, it’s practically nearly just about almost summer now.  At least that is what my thermometer is telling me.  The days are getting hot, hot, hotter and the A/C is crankin.  Walking outside for any length of time with the sun beating down on me and I’m ready to dive into a pool.  Yes I’m a wuss.  I won’t lie.  I’m not a hot weather girl.  Too much Michigan in me.  So you won’t find me heading out in the heat of the day without a cold bottle of something to keep me cooled off.

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Fortunately, oOo Studio has a great new set of poses just for that!  Out today for Fifty Linden Fridays is a set of 5 poses all with a cold one in hand (bottle prop included) perfect for those hot summer days.  Also, newly released is this sporty set by GizzA complete with sneakers and color changing HUDs for your top and bottoms. Each color set has 3 options, for a total of 12 color choices in all.

Happy Shopping!  ❤

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Ria (Sunkissed #8) – Belleza

Hair – Tanya (Pancake)– Wasabi Pills

Eyes – Ascension Eyes (Apparition) – IKON

Fantasia Lashes – Gaeline

Mesh Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Outfit – Sport Life Tank Top & Pants (candy) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes – Strapped Sneakers (candy) – GizzA **NEW**

Accessory – CutePod (Moda Swipe) – *Zanzo*

Nail Appliers – Hello Dave

POSES / SCENE

Alexis Pose #3 – oOo Studio **NEW** @FLF

Waterfront Dock, Lights and String Lights – {What Next}