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Autumn Leaves

I spent a couple of weeks working on setting up a skydome for a last call autumn pic. I’d hoped to get it up Thanksgiving weekend, but we had too much fun in RL. So here it is, just before I move into holiday/winter frenzy!

When I got to thinking about this post, I decided on the title Autumn Leaves. I liked the play on words, as we transition into winter! We had a freakishly warm autumn here in Colorado (not good for wildfires). But tonight it’s properly cold and snowing and both things make me feel settled and peaceful.

In my Turnip’s Skydome, however, it’s still looking pretty autumnal. If you look closely, there are a few signs a touch of snow fell recently, but mostly it’s about a cozy stone cottage, sitting by the fire, enjoying cozy blankets and settling in with a warm pumpkin spice latte and some good books.

Autumn Leaves

LAQ’s second mesh head is called Maxine. It’s gorgeous, and feels very impish when worn with the default skin applier Evelyn (included in HUD w/purchase)! It’s one of the heads that feels most “me,” although I readily admit I am a bit of a chameleon when it comes to my avatar’s face. Of course, the LAQ heads are OMEGA compatible out of the box, but I definitely recommend demoing skins that aren’t made for them specifically, as they won’t all look right.

Thoughtful & Thankful

Finally, this last pic is really a collage of 3 pics. I strongly encourage you to follow the link to Flickr to see it full size so you can take in all the details.

Thanksgiving Cottage

Hope those of you in the US had a lovely Thanksgiving!

~Lucie

Credits:

Fashion
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Maxine mesh head w/default applier
IKON: Sovereign Eyes – Dusk
Truth: Deja Hair – VIP GROUP GIFT (you can still join the group for L$350 and get it in the gift fatpack)
Neve: Off-Kilter outfit – plaid
Cae: Gilmore bracelet (recent group gift)
Izzie’s: Thigh high knit socks
fri.day: Charity boots – Buck

Decor

Exterior
Trompe Loeil – Kenna Cabin
+Half-Deer+ Lighted Pathway – Stars
Lark – FC Autumn Bucket
Lark – FC Autumn Crate (B)
{what next} Bramley Rocking Chair (rustic) – Autumn
{what next} Autumn Bicycle Decor
{what next} Fall Harvest Wheelbarrow
{vespertine- autumn wooden sign}
[we’re CLOSED] grass field dry 03 – random
JIAN :: Red Fox Burrow
Jian – Ash Trees
Little Branch: WildGrass*1Li{Autumn}
Sari-Sari – Cart with Leaf Sack
Sari-Sari – Laying Sack and Rake
Botanical: Aspen trees
Turnip’s: Skydome with Autumn add-on

Interior (by area)

Table/kitchen
[ARIA] Savannah Dining Table
[ARIA] Savannah Dining Chairs
PA // FOOD – Turkey
Lost Junction: BYGASG – Vegetable Plate (gives vegetables)
Lost Junction: Holiday Party – Butterdish
Lost Junction:BYGASG – Bread Plate (gives bread)
{what next} Fall Apples Centrepiece (VIP Group Gift)
{what next} Spiced Pumpkin Cocktail Tray
dust bunny . autumns calling . plate setting
dust bunny . autumns calling . wine bottle
{what next} Autumn Leaves Wreath
Cheeky Pea: Autumn Step Frame White
hive // winter hutch
NOMAD // Swedish Bowl with Apples
KittyCatS Breedable cat
O.M.E.N – Family Dinner – Mason Jar Lit Candles
Sway’s [Tess] Plates & Cups
Kalopsia – Pumpkin Cup – Stack
Kalopsia – Pumpkin Teapot
Apple Fall Pumpkin – Sweet Dumpling I
Sari-Sari – Cafe Happy – Kitchen Jars
Kalopsia – Painted Jar – Red
MishMish – Sweet Fall Table w/table cloth Light
MishMish – Mini Pumpkin Pies
{vespertine} – poetic autumn / fresh apple pie 3
{what next} Autumn Picture Shelf 1
Trompe Loeil – Antique Kitchen Sink
Trompe Loeil – Antique Wood Cookstove Ivory
Trompe Loeil – Antique Icebox Ivory w/crate
Ariskea[Mellow ] Autumn Poppy Flower [Orange]

Living Area
DISORDERLY. / LD / BOOKSTACK / PILED
DISORDERLY. / LD / DECAYED URN
Cheeky Pea: Kendra Cozy Fireplace Cuddle Blanket
Trompe Loeil – Kenna Woodstove short stack
DIGS – Larkspur Fire Tools
JIAN Sleeping Husky Gift (The Arcade December 2016 Round)
Cheeky Pea: Autumn Hues Cuddle Seat
Lark – FC Basket of Blankets
{what next} Autumn Picture Shelf 2
Kalopsia – Cecilia’s Shelf – Iron
8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow – Coffee Table
{what next} Vermont Hot Chocolate Tray (Pumpkin Everything)
ISPACHI [EMERSON] Pumpkins on Stack of Books
+Half-Deer+ Kerfluffle Sheep II – Autumn Love
Cheeky Pea: Rainy Cuddle Couch Autumn (PG)
Cheeky Pea: Autumn Hues Pinecone Wall Hanging

Phew… that was a lot to credit. If I missed something, please let me know and I’ll tell you what it was!

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Temptation (NSFW)

I rarely do anything that’s NSFW. In fact, this might be the first time I’ve ever had nudity on this blog. But I was photographing a vendor ad for Repose, and I decided I really loved the pic and wanted to do my own spin on it and blog it. This pose gave me a fun opportunity to use two of the Tableau Vivant hairstyles for The Arcade. They’re all very dramatic and awesome for photography. I am wearing Erratic’s sexy lingerie release for the current Collabor88, and my alt has on a sexy lingerie set from Blacklace. This scene was taken inside the new Asian Loft skybox from DaD that is available at The 24 event. It’s a limited edition, so be sure to check it out!

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The Writer’s Winter Retreat (Part 1)

This is the first part of a post based on my contest entry for Love To Decorate’s Show Us Your Cozy contest. I didn’t just create a scene… I created a story for it, and my last post leads to this story. So if you missed that, be sure to check it out here. So, here’s the story… and the first set of pics. More to come, and this will be credits intensive since there’s a lot of detail.

Winter was rapidly approaching, and with it, Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. The Writer had deadlines, but had spent so little time with her love thus far this holiday season.

Perhaps, she thought, a winter respite was needed… a retreat from the chaos of the holidays, from the parties of nameless faces and the crowds of the mall. Someplace where she could relax, do her work and yet still share plenty of quiet, intimate moments with the love of her life and their beloved pets.

A cabin in the woods, one cozy room with all the festive warmth of Christmas, an antique writer’s desk where she could get tend to her work, a comfy sleeping bag for two in front of a roaring fire… an idyllic winter wonderland, perfect for sledding, building snowmen and warming up in a natural hot spring fed pool. This was where to hibernate this December, though they would not be alone… tucked away in a quiet corner of the cabin, a special little family was also celebrating this Christmas!

Perhaps a bit of magic happens here, in this cabin in the north… a special kind of Christmas magic, where animals roam peacefully, and a worn old garage hides a mysterious and beautiful sleigh. Could it possibly be? But surely that’s just a myth!

Welcome to the lair of the Writer’s Winter Retreat… a peaceful, cozy holiday awaits, complete with cocoa, wine, good food, plenty of romance and a dash of Christmas magic.

The Writer's Winter Retreat

For winter dreams

A mysterious old sleigh

Writers, Mice & Pears

The Mousleys' Christmas Eve

You are all invited to visit the Writer’s Winter Retreat. It will be set up at least through Christmas.

~Lucie

Credits:
Pixel Mode: Willow Log Cabin Winter, Naughty or Nice Sleigh – Black/Red, Lighted Reindeer – Birch (reindeer is at FaMESHed), The Writer’s Room set (Writer’s Room set is at The Arcade)
Artisan Fantasy: Snowden Peaks – Wreath Red Flowers, Snowden Peaks – Christmas Tree We ❤ Role-Play
What Next: Pine Ridge Double Sleeping Bag, Christmas Chocolatier Drinks Tray, Winter Cubby Armchair (tartan), Winter Cubby Armchair (red), Winter Harvest Picnic set
Alouette: Christmas Tree Bookshelves, Ho Ho Ho Decoration, Gingerbread House, Christmas Countdown Sign
Dysfunctional Designs: Frilly pine trees, Lovely Lil’ Log Cabin Fireplace, Traditional Stocking – Buttons, Cocoa/Tea Tray – Light, Christmas Tree
Half-Deer: Mini-Mr. Mousie – Warm Tones, Mini-Mr. Mousie – Earth Tones, Lighted Pathway – Stars – Snowy, Sleepy Italian Greyhound in Dog Bed – Black
Junk: firewood holder, wood burner (wood burner from The Arcade)
Ispachi: Basic Merry Christmas Rug, CHERISHED MOMENTS- Polar Bears, Huskies, Snowy Owls The Arcade
Consignment: The Garage Collection – Garage RARE The Arcade
Culprit: Occasional Table Teak, Festive Pears, Partridge in a Pear Tree
Mudhoney: Eva Centerpiece, Sweater Stockings & Garland
Zigana: holiday spirit – books, grandpapa`s ski`s
Note: The gift boxes under the trees are from Alouette, What Next, Mudhoney and Aria… if you’d like to know which a specific box is, just ask or come check it out in person!

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Shoe Therapy!

I don’t know about the rest of you, but this has been the kind of week where I could seriously do with a ltitle SL retail therapy. Well, fri.day has come to the rescue with an amazing shoe sale that began today and runs through February 16th!

I decided to throw together a closet full of some of the shoes you can snag for 50% off during this sale. There are so many great options and colors to choose from, so be sure to check it out yourself.

fri.day shoe sale

Here’s the sale ad with all the details!

Shoe Sale!

And here is where you can grab the shoes!

~Lucie

Credits
Trompe Loeil: Enakai Wavebreaker house Collabor88
[ARIA]: Bianca free standing closet – FaMESHed
fri.day shoes: River.Boots (Rawhide), Bowtie.Pumps (Pink), Maggie.Heels (Jade), Lovegood.Heels (Wine), Miranda.Heels (Navy), Jane.Heels (mint.dots), Amelia.Heels (Heat), Cotton.Mary Janes – Ladybug, Cotton.Mary Janes (R) – Panda, Allison.Boots – Punch

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No Room To Walk

So I went a little crazy with goodies from The Arcade. I said I wouldn’t go nuts this time… well. You be the judge of how that worked out.

No room to walk

Since I have three floorplan tents, I had my BFF Rosa come over to a slumber party. We each have our own Art Dummy alarm clocks, set to our time zones (she’s Central, and I’m Mountain). Our matching PJs are from Blacklace, and we’re both wearing slippers from Conspiracy Theory (that were at the last round of The Arcade).

Sleepover BFFs

If you click through on any of these pics, you can hover for notes on where each item is from. Or you can just ask me. My adorable house is from Trompe Loeil for Collabor88. It reminds me of my RL dream house, or at least similar to that style, so I had to snag it, and you still have time to head there and grab it, too!

These piglets from Ohmai just make me smile. If you click through on this pic, you’ll get the name of each one. Harry Porker is probably my favorite! Check out The Arcade Shopping Guide for all the awesome goodies, and hurry because it ends tomorrow!

Piglet Collage

Finally, not Arcade related, but from another event ending this weekend… this utterly adorable skin from La Petite Morte for My Attic. It’s only L$95 and includes zinc nose tattoos. I snagged one for myself and then sent my six year-old over there. Isn’t Alma cute??? I’m a terrible “mom.” I must’ve not put enough sunscreen on her because her cheeks are burnt… btw, her hair is from Magika where there is a 50% off sale happening.

Alma Summer 2013

Credits
Lucie:
Skin: Glam Affair – Zara – America – Clean
Hair: Truth – Charlize – Reds04
PJs: Blacklace – Chloe – Teal
Slippers: Conspiracy Theory – Mouse
Hands: SLink – Flat (R) & Gesture (L)
Tent: floorplan – Sleepover Tent – Citrus

Rosa:
Skin: Izzie’s – Asia – Medium
Hair: Truth – Rory – Pumpkin
PJs: Blacklace – Chloe – Pink
Slippers: Conspiracy Theory – Teddy
Tent: floorplan – Sleepover Tent – Cloud

Alma:
Skin: La Petite Morte – Ophelia T4 m1
Eyes: IKON – Horizon – Verdigris
Hair: Magika – Little [01]
Dress & Hairbow: Little Ones Couture – Dorothy Dotted Dress – Lavender
Pose: Built into Culprit’s Dragonfly Cottage front porch