Posted in Artisan Fantasy, Bound Box, Catwa, Collabor88, Events, Maitreya, Pale Girl Productions, Second Life, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative

Sweet Misery

Yes, once again, I’m going to play the coward and not write erotica. However, I do have a delicious song for you to enjoy. I also want to tell you about this Naomi Bra & Panty – Strip Me Collection by Vanilla Bae that can only be found in the May Bound Box. If you’re not familiar with Vanilla Bae, I suggest you go now and discover the latest in interactive clothing. You can assign “masters,” make it public, or set it to private. What is the interaction? Well, the top can be releases one panel at a time until it’s completely off, as can the bottoms. VB has also made other clothing with interaction menus…so if you’re a freak like me, you definitely want to check out Vanilla Bae and you’ll definitely want to subscribe to the hottest subscription box on the grid.

Amel Larrieux – Sweet Misery

I wish I didn’t feel it
I know it just ain’t right
But it seems to pop up in my head,
morning, noon, and night
I just can’t release it
the memory of you
mama never told me love would leave
me so damn blue
And I got
Misery, ’cause I know loving you’s a sin
You got me
On my knees, praying that I don’t give in
Baby
You and me, never ever could have been
So I got
Misery, ’cause I’ll love you ’til the end
You said the you loved me
That I’m the only one
But what you call monogamy
Is lying ot everyone
Well I gave you your freedom
But that’s not the end of that
‘Cause you reach in and stole my heart
And now I want it back
And I got
Misery, ’cause I know loving you’s a sin
You got me
On my knees, praying that I don’t give in
Baby
You and me, never ever could have been
So I got
Misery, ’cause I’ll love you ’til the end
I’m so blue, can’t let go of you
I’m so blue, can’t stop loving you
I’m so blue, can’t let go of you
I’m so blue, can’t stop loving you
You give me sweet misery
And I got
Misery, ’cause I know loving you’s a sin
You got me
On my knees, praying that I don’t give in
Baby
You and me, never ever could have been
So I got
Misery, ’cause I’ll love you ’til the end
my cross to bear
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wearing:
hair: +Spellbound+ Control  (*new* Bound Box May)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: [theSkinnery] Katy (Catwa Applier) toffee (*new* @ C88)
brows: –SU!- Blair Eyebrows +CATWA APPLIER
tattoo: Juna Gacha: Veronique tattoo – Rare 1 (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
* Vanilla Bae * Naomi Bra & Panty – Strip Me Collection  (*new* Bound Box May)

*AF* Capturado Cross Blk (used default pose)

 

Posted in Bloom, Bueno, Fancy Decor, Fashion, Home Decor, Mina Hair, Phedora, Prism Events, Red Fish, Second Life, Self Reflection, shoes, shopping

Stop & Smell the Roses

Shopping heaven has begun, with some major events kicking off like Bloom and Epiphany, then there’s Luxe Box and Kustom9…not to mention Uber is just around the corner and then another round of FaMESHed! Yes, I know there are even more events than that going on…let’s not forget the Fifty Linden Friday rolls around every week…not to mention so many other events that are still going on like ON9…my goodness the list is endless. What I love most is that with almost everything having finally made the conversion to mesh and the prim allowance increase on land, we can finally fill our shelves with tons of gorgeous little knick knacks and flowers, picture frames and more. So, shopping is even more fun that ever. I no longer have to stop myself from buying those adorable collectibles, because I can proudly display them all now.
If I’m completely honest, I can tell you without hesitation that unpacking all my little treasures and finding homes for them all is one of my favorite past times in Second Life. When its all said and done, I can just sit back, play some great tunes and enjoy the fruits of my labor…and sometimes I can literally stop and smell the roses..like the ones on my shelf.

smell the roses

wearing:
hair:  MINA Hair – Inkie [Windy Ponytail] RARE (*new* @ Epiphany)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: RedFish – Scafan tattoo (*new* @ Thrift Shop)

**RE** Simone Heart Collar
[Fetch] Messy Sleeper – Sunshine Mask (*new* @ Bloom)
[Fetch] Messy Sleeper – White Shirt (*new* @ Bloom)
[Fetch] Messy Sleeper – Geo Pants (*new* @ Bloom)
Phedora ~  Clelia Platforms (*new* @ Bloom)

pose by !bang floor sits 3M

scene:
{anc} Cardboard boxes [natural]
Fancy Decor: Desk & Cabinets v. 2 (FLF April 14, 2017)
tarte. flask (mustache) RARE
8f8 – Mange Destin 06 – Rich chocolate truffles
03. Garbaggio // Plant Pot 03 c/m (*new* @ Bloom)
Can’t Even — Golden Vase with Twigs (*new* @ Bloom)
Fancy Decor: Ladder Shelf v. 2 (FLF April 14, 2017)
[Commoner] Framed Art / “Stop & Smell the Roses” (*new* @ Bloom)
BUENO– Laptop Blessed
Fancy Decor: Potted Crocus (Pink/black) (*new* @ Bloom)
Can’t Even – Lily Painting (*new* @ Bloom)
02 Fancy Decor: Opulent Egg (emerald) (*new* @ Bloom)
01 Fancy Decor: Pearl Embellished Egg RARE (*new* @ Bloom)
!gO! SteamTeddy +Ace+
PILOT – Treble Clef [Gold]
[Commoner] Gun Vase with Rose (*new* @ Bloom)
Ariskea[Blush] Teapot Peonie  [Fushia] (*new* @ Bloom)
*AF* Origami Dove – Music
03 Fancy Decor: Opulent Egg (amethyst) (*new* @ Bloom)
Ariskea[Blush] Cane Chair [Blue] (*new* @ Bloom)
Ariskea[Blush] Chair Pillow [Sweety Bloom] (*new* @ Bloom)

Posted in Events, Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping

Waiting Games

Electronics have become the common go to method for passing time. Its evident in waiting rooms around the world as people stare into their phones and tablets. Most of us take them everywhere. Hopefully, we put them down while we drive! I do, so should you, but no lectures today. ☺ I hate to admit how attached I’ve become to my smart phone and other electronics to be honest. The cats and dog have been trained to avoid cords and to use caution when humans are holding their phones. Fortunately, I rarely run into a dead battery, but there have a been a few times that I’ve had to put them all down so they can charge and the waiting game begins.
waiting
Its always when my electronics are temporarily out of reach or commision that I remember all the things I need to do with them or to them. In turn, I’m creating an even bigger need for them, which then makes the waiting all the more agonizing. Those that know me well know that I have no tolerance for boredom. I will always find a way to amuse myself no matter what the situation. I am an only child that spent a great deal of my early childhood in isolation. I have a fantastic imagination and I will find adventures at every turn. I’m sure we all played the “hot lava” or “sharks/gators in the water” games when we were kids, right? Hopping from one piece of furniture to another…taking great care to never touch the floor, while giggling and squealing with delight as we narrowly miss our imaginary doom. Now here we all are in a virtual world playing with virtual clothes and furnishings and still escaping doom! At least escaping it for a while anyway…*giggles*
waiting still
I realize I’m sort of rambling, but that’s how my mind works sometimes. Welcome to the madness! What started this train of thought? I’m glad you asked. Yes, you did ask…this conversation is happening in MY mind and it was there that you asked just that question. Now, hush and let me answer. *grins*
I was putting together the scene above to display the Ramses Collection from Fancy Decor for the September round of The Arcade, which we are all anxiously waiting for…see what I did there? I know I mentioned the set a few days ago and teased you with a sneak peak, but  there are 19 pieces available in this set and each piece is exquisite. In the previous post about the collection I indicated that the chairs and sofa come with a hud that allows you to change the color of the fabric. I showed you a gorgeous purple chair. As I put this room together I knew I had to show you the luxurious silver suede. Isn’t it stunning?
Okay, so why insert myself in a picture about furnishings? Because I’ve been waiting days and days for the dress I’m wearing here and since the post is called Waiting Games, its only right that I show you something else that I waited on, right?
See, what’s happening here is that I’m showing you a way to fill that little void of time between now and when The Arcade actually opens, plus you’re going to want to look your best while shopping, right? Naturally all the details are below…Happy Shopping! ♥

wearing:
*Dura-B&G*70 – (*new & exclusive* @ Fetish Fair
CATWA HEAD Dyana
L’Etre – Hestia Mesh Ears
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
=Zenith=Leather Belt Gloves (All colors) – Maitreya (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
[Cynful] Bring The Sexy Back – (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
#EMPIRE – Forsythia (leg straps)
.K-Otic. Tripp Sneakers

scene:
Fancy Decor: Edward Bookcase (August Collabor88)
*AF* Origami Dove – Music
-tres blah- Workspace – Print and Books
PILOT – Treble Clef [Gold]
Fancy Decor: Luxe Picture Frame (August Luxe Box)
Fancy Decor: Leaning Frames
19 Fancy Decor: Pyramid Obelisk (black)
Fancy Decor: Potted Aloe
14 Fancy Decor: Ramses Bookends
Apple Fall Amelie Magnifiers
-tres blah- Eclectic Collection – Globe (Classic)
Lark – Imaginarium Librarium Treasures (store is closed)
Culprit Ancient One

10 Fancy Decor: Ramses Wall Panels
02 Fancy Decor: Ramses Sofa RARE
15.erratic / lsm – magazine & news
7mad;Ravens Folded Sketch Book
07 Fancy Decor: Ramses Chandelier
13 Fancy Decor: Ramses Cocktail Table
Apple Fall ‘Lucky Numbers’ Cigarettes & Tray
.Shi : My Journal [Black]
Apt B // Raw Materials Gacha – Plate Sculpture
12 Fancy Decor: Ramses Side Table (white)
Fancy Decor: Wire Crystal Candle (August Luxe Box)
05 Fancy Decor: Ramses Rug
Fancy Decor: Luxe Console (black) (August Luxe Box)
11 Fancy Decor: Ramses Side Table (black)
*LODE* Decor – Snapdragon Vase Big [dark violet]

06 Fancy Decor: Ramses Chair
04 Fancy Decor: Ramses Console
09 Fancy Decor: Ramses Art
15 Fancy Decor: Decorative Box
08 Fancy Decor: Ramses Lamp
16 Fancy Decor: Decorative Orb
floorplan. rotary phone / black
[Commoner] Break-Up Survival Kit / Little Black Book
Second Spaces – Cluttered House – charging station

poses by Del May

Posted in Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life

Pants Are Overrated

For a good portion of the world, it is summertime. For me that means unbearable heat and humidity. I hate sweating, but I do appreciate the warm weather. I appreciate that, more than any other time of the year,  I can enjoy fewer layers and I find comfort in some of life’s simplest pleasures.  Ice cream, smoothies, iced coffee, capris, sandals…oh the list is endless. Yet, one of the simplest things that I find myself loving so much during the summer months is sitting comfortably at home wearing no pants and no bra!

Pants

You hear it across the web on multiple platforms, particularly by gamers, “Pants are overrated!” Well, I couldn’t agree more. While the idea of some people sitting around in the underwear communicating with people around the world might inspire disturbing images for some, I find it comforting and humorous. I’m notoriously guilty of wearing little more than you see here while curled up with my laptop, the remote, and/or a good book.
Its funny how my mind has changed about such things as I’ve gotten older, because once upon a time…ok, in my twenties…I swore by the mantra, “It doesn’t matter if its comfortable or not. What matters is that it looks good!” Now, I don’t know if its my age or if fashion has gradually embraced the necessity for comfortable clothes, thus creating more attractive styles. Perhaps, its simply my perspective and I’ve become a little more selective when shopping for clothes in the real world. Either way, my mantra has changed and now I’m more concerned with whether or not my apparel needs to be ironed. I hate ironing.
Thank goodness neither are a concern in Second Life, but lets embrace the “NO PANTS are the best pants” manta anyway!

 

 

wearing:
TRUTH HAIR
 Thea (*new* @ Uber)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Roses Skull – Leg Tattoo [CAROL G]
SPIRIT – Eli top (*new* @ Uber)
Apple May Designs – Aiko Panties – Sky (came with dress in VIP Group gift)

scene:
=EliBaily= Ivy
*AF* Tulips in Log Planter – Mixed Lg
Bazar-Forest – Flower pot  (part of the Forest Dining Set)
:CP: Leanne Door Cosy FairyTale (*new* @N21)
*AF* Potted Gerbera Daisies – Red
Toro. Tropical plant + Worn out Wooden Stepladder

pose: Frozen – Daisy Poses (*new* @ Tres Chic)

Posted in Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life

Home

“Home is where my habits have a habitat”
Fiona Apple

I don’t do a lot of decor posts, but you can bet when I do I am crazy about the way it all looks. I have a few go to stores in SL that have long been my habitual furniture stores and so long as Cheeky Pea is in SL, Isla Gealach’s creations will have a place in my virtual home. I’ve watched her store grow over the years and I love that it has gotten the recognition it deserves. I could gush about her store for hours, but lets not digress.

I am continuously surprised by the amazing creations I find for my home across the grid and events like Uber are one of the reasons I have discovered some new ones. You like that little segue? LOL…If you haven’t gotten over to Uber yet, you’ll definitely want to check out the Desert Rose Set by Cheeky Pea. This set even has new animations and poses that will not disappoint you.

cheeky.jpg

This round of Uber is a must shop, but then again so are Summerfest and N21. So much shopping, so little time…and lets not mention my linden allowance. I’m pleased as punch that I was able to tie some old stuff with some new stuff to make my virtual home reflect my spirit.

I was also fortunate enough to do the same with my avatar. Snagging this delicious lingerie set from Reverie and pairing it with accessories, both old and new. I am one happy little shopper!

wearing:
Tableau Vivant \\ Yoann hair (*new* @ Summerfest)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
LUXE. Choi Lip Ring (*new* @ N21)
[atooly] mia spiked hoops .silver.
(Yummy) Talisman Charms – Dreamer  – Silver   (*new* @ N21)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
{Reverie} ‘Belles’ Lingerie Set  (*new* @ Uber)
arm & thigh chains: Zaara : Raksha Body jewelry (*new* @ Uber)cheeky1

Furnishings & Decor:
sofa, rug, pouffe, lanterns & coffee table: Cheeky Pea Desert Rose Set (*new* @ Uber)
uK – Starfish Frame Set Blue
PILOT – Flower Mirror [Ombre Teal]
:CP: Delilah Blossom Sheer Curtain
:CP: Old Fence Frames
end tables: *ionic* Small coffee table
+Half-Deer+ Baby Kraken – Tangerine Drop (*new* @ Summerfest)
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Ocho the Pacific Octopus (*new* @ The Arcade)
LISP – Mesh – Newspaper and Coffee – Blue
*AF* Flower Cart Paperwhites
cats: Mutresse-Witty Cats (*new* @ The Arcade)

poses: double take

cheeky2

Posted in Fashion

Live or Die

“Live or die,” she says as she dropped the transplanted hosta into its new home in her garden. The she carefully placed some cool from the shade rocks at its base and smiled, “I hope you like your new home.”

Taken out of context, I think my friend might come out sounding a bit careless. However, she actually loves plants and has this amazing green thumb. We had wine while sitting in her garden this afternoon and she made me realize that sometimes life is just that cut and dry. Live or die. It’s a choice we have to make. As I figure out how to live a new life, so shall that plant. Let’s hope that like me, it chooses to live.

*giggles* One really hosta make a choice eventually, don’t they? And I choose to live…in both lives. And in Second Life, I don’t need a green thumb to surround myself with beautiful hostas, because Artisan Fantasy has made the ones pictured below and they are gorgeous!

Pictured Above:

[ARIA] Torino potted double stemed Orchid A
[ keke ] refurbished sofa – wood

=EliBaily= Ivy (1li each on the ground)
*AF* Hosta Mound Green w White Flowers (5li each)
hair: [elikatira] Olivia
dress: .Enfant Terrible. Flora Dress Maitreya Violet
shoes: #EMPIRE – Ophrys
necklace: :BAMSE: Button Necklace – Love
bracelets: NOMAD // Dreamer Bracelet (right arm)
NOMAD // Brass Gamer Bracelet // RARE (left arm)