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The Arcade’s final hours…

The end of another round of the wonderfully addictive Arcade is upon us! Be sure to stop over and play the machines because sometimes these items are never sold again, and other times it can be a while before they are added to mainstore gacha collections! You’ll find a handy shopping guide here, if you need it!

I am featuring items from Pixel Mode and Theosophy’s Arcade offerings. Both have cute food related sets. Theosophy’s Whoa, Sweet Food Truck, Dude set is full of goodies, and Pixel Mode’s Le Petit Chef is perfect for all your summer BBQ needs. First up, Pixel Mode! All items in the below pic, except for the napkin dispenser and the utensil holder, are from Pixel Mode. The napkin dispenser and utensils are from Theosophy’s set.

Cookout

I set up the Theosophy food truck and got to work behind the counter. Hey, an av needs a summer job to pay for shopping, right? My cute top is from Maitreya for Collabor88, and my skin is another item from The Arcade. This is Glam Affair’s Livy.

Summer Job

~Lucie

Credits
Glam Affair: Livy skin – India 03 The Arcade
Wasabi Pills: Akiko hair – Rouge
IKON: Promise eyes – Quicksilver
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Maitreya: Ana top – tie dye love, BF jeans – dirty Collabor88
Cae: Shoreline necklace
SLink: mesh hands – casual

Decor
Theosophy: Whoa, Sweet Food Truck items The Arcade
Pixel Mode: Le Petit Chef items The Arcade
Turnip’s skydome w/spring textures add on
Organica: cosmos – yellow
[DDD]: Mesh tree w/rock

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The Goddess Of Events?

I’m feeling a bit like the Goddess Of Events right now… so many wonderful events.

This look features items from 7 different current events. My hair is Tableau Vivant for Collabor88, the dress is Coquet for The Theme Park, the garden table is Collage for TLC’s The Garden, and the food is also from The Garden, by Ispachi and my olive branch wreath is Lark for TLC’s The Boutique. The beautiful lemon trees are from Dysfunctional Designs for The Home Show.

Goddess At Sunset

My beautiful skin is by Essences for the new edition of The Seasons Story. This is Amaranth, and I love the glossy lips these skins have.

Goddess Of Wisdom

Be sure to check out all of these wonderful events!

Collabor88

The Home Show

The Liason Collaborative (The Garden & The Boutique)

The Seasons Story

The Theme Park

Photo taken at The Theme Park venue.

~Lucie

Credits
Essences: Amaranth TSS01 – Light Rose The Seasons Story
IKON: Promise eyes – Feldgrau
Tableau Vivant: Springer hair – Fall pack Collabor88
Lark: Olive Crown A The Boutique
Coquet: Athena dress The Theme Park
SLink: Mesh feet – Natural, Mesh hands – Relaxed & Flat
Pure Poison: Gladia sandals for SLink feet – Silver
Maxi Gossamer: Jewelled Owl necklace
MishMish: Tawny Owl
Poses: Pic 1 – Custom pose by Isley Oodles, Pic 2 – Infiniti – Basics 16

Decor
Collage:
Dysfunctional Designs: Citrus trees The Home Show
Dysfunctional Designs: Grape vines
Collage: Tuscan Heritage Garden set The Garden
Ispachi: The Odyssey : Cutting Board & The Odyssey : Vineyard Platter The Garden

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Spring at The Arcade

It seems that spring has arrived, at least if The Arcade designers have their say in it! You’ll find lots of things “spring” if you stop by, assuming you haven’t already.

One of my favorites is the Happy Gardener set from Pixel Mode. I love the details on this set, right down to the garden hose!

Garden Happiness

I wanted to show some of the details, particularly on two of the three rares in this set. The toolbox and the seed box are both rares. The birdhouse I just love so much (shocker, I’m sure, given my name and blog title!). The potting table is the third rare.

The Gardener's Treasures

Sway’s released this adorable little summer house, the fence set and the cute little garden gnomes as part of The Challenge recently. I thought they’d make a perfect little scene for a couple of other Arcade items. First, the gorgeous rare bicycle from Lark’s Farmer’s Market set, and also the clothesline from Tres Blah’s Spring Living set.

You can see full details on all the Arcade items using the shopping guide located here.

More Arcade from me soon! I’m still sorting through all my winnings!

~Lucie

Credits
Rustica: SkyMoon Environment
Pixel Mode: The Happy Gardener Set The Arcade
Lark: The Farmer’s Market bike (f) – Rare The Arcade
Tres Blah: Spring Living clothesline The Arcade
Sway’s: Andersen Fence, Andersen Half Timbered Summerhouse, Zwerg Garden Gnome (M), Zwergin Garden Gnome (M)
Alouette: Garden Party set
Organica: Cosmos flowers – pink
[DDD]: Frilly pines, Garden bed flowers – square end
Post: Old Garden spigot
Pilot: Garden tools
What Next: Garden Cafe
Alchemy: Little log pathway
Botanical: Aspen trees

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Grandmother’s Room

So, if you haven’t been to Enchantment yet you still have time. This fairytale inspired event runs through February. One of the awesome items you can grab there is this beautiful bed from Alouette. The sewing items are part of Dysfunctional Design’s new Fabric Shop for We Love Roleplay!

Grandmother's Room

Here’s a better look at the carved headboard.

Grandmother's Sickbed

Don’t miss out on this (and many other) gorgeous item(s)! Visit Enchantment before it ends!

~Lucie

Credits
Alouette: The Big Bad Wolf Bed Enchantment
MishMish: Little Red Riding Hood Clock – Black
Second Spaces: sick day pills, cough syrup
Pilot: Get Well Soon tray
Dysfunctional Designs: Lovely Lil’ Log Cabin, Fabric Shop We Love Roleplay
Kuro: String Lights Curtain
DIGS: Aisling Nightstands
Cheeky Pea: Yukon Kitchen Rug (tinted)

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Enchantment

Enchantment is a fair tale lover’s dream event. This second edition features items inspired by the story of Little Red Riding Hood, and there are so many wonderful things to be had. In this post, I will feature a few of the goodies you can grab at this event!

First up, this stunning gown from Miamai. The gorgeous red gown (appropriately) has a hood, and I love the lining detail inside the hood.

Red's Solitude

I paired this gown with the lovely Essences skin Harper, which is at The Dressing Room Fusion’s current edition. This version of Harper includes blonde brow and no brow options. Because I really love the style of the brows on this skin, I’m wearing the blonde, which I think are dark enough to work for gingery and lighter brown shades, too. This pose is also available at Enchantment, from Infiniti Poses. The Better To See You pack comes with a hud for SLink nails, naturally in several shades of red. However, here I wearing Flair nail polish.

Hands

Next up, I’ve combined Enchantment items with some items from other fantasy themed events currently happening. My gorgeous wolf is from Enchantment, and is worn as an attachment that then walks with you. It’s available in multiple colors, but I was drawn to the white. My boots are from Half+Deer, also for Enchantment. They come in multiple color options, all of which include a hud so you can customize things like the soles and laces to better suit your needs. The dress is from Sweet Poison for the Fantasy Room, and comes with a hud that includes three color options – all for just L$70, I might add. I decided that after a hunt, I’d probably be grimy, so I took to Marketplace and found some dirt tattoos from BINA. I will caution, though. In the description for these tattoos they say they are “SLink friendly.” I mistakenly took that to mean they came with appliers for SLink hands and feet, but they do not. Despite what the description says, to me it looked weird without dirt on my hands, too. So I bought Adam N Eve’s dirt, sand and blood SLink tattoo appliers. They include a hud for the nails, which is pretty cool, too!

Searching our hearts for so long

This skin is Essences’ Song. I wanted a bare skin that felt as if it had a bit of… raw nobility. Honestly, I’ll admit it. I was going for a sort of grown up Arya Stark look. And yes, I know Arya’s not a redhead. It’s called creative license, people! My dreads are from Tableau Vivant, and they include versions for both men and women. The crown is by tea.s for We Love Roleplay.

No one can tell us we're wrong

Finally, I fell in love with this dress and cardigan from Beetlebones. They come in a variety of colors, but I went for the traditional red for the cardigan and a grey print for the dress. My boots are fri.day’s Enchantment offering, and they’re crazy cute. The pose is another from Infiniti Poses’ Enchantment collection, and my hair is a recent Exile release.

Nowhere to hide

Definitely be sure to stop by Enchantment before it ends at the end of the month! Not only are all of these goodies (and more) available exclusively at the event, the event design itself is stunning.

~Lucie

Credits:
Pics 1 & 2
Essences: Harper skin – Doux TDR Fusion
Wasabi Pills: Dylan hair – cinnamon
IKON: Promise eyes – Apex
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Miamai: Blanchette dress – red Enchantment
SLink: Mesh hands – Casual
Flair: SLink nailpolish applier – set 200
MaVie: Celestial pose 6 (pic 1)
Infiniti Poses: Better to see you 4 Enchantment
Rustica: SkyMoon Environment
Atelier Visconti: Aurora elven arches, bench and fountain set

Pics 3 & 4
Essences: Song skin – Doux
Tableau Vivant: Hill – Dreads series
IKON: Promise eyes – Brown
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Sweet Poison: Sasha tunic Fantasy Room
SLink: Mesh hands – casual
BINA: Dirt tattoo
AE: Dirt, sand & blood SLink applier tattoos for hands & nails
Half+Deer: Red’s Wolf Hunting Boots – Brown Enchantment
Alchemy: Ferris The Great Wolf – Snow Enchantment
tea.s: Her Reign crown – Silver We Love Roleplay!
Glam Affair: Chainedlinked necklace – black & silver
Hopscotch: The Huntress 1 – pose & props 2
Rustica: SkyMoon Environment

Pic 5
Glam Affair: Sylvia skin – America – Base E w/Cheeks 04, Eyes makeup 01, Lipstick 03 H, & Nose 02 Collabor88
Exile: Quiet Afterthought hair – Naturals
IKON: Promise eyes – Mahogany
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Beetlebones: Little Red Hoodie Sweater – red, Little Red Mini Dress – grey Enchantment
fri.day: Hunter boots – wolf Enchantment
Lacuna: Semi-opaque hipster tights – Storm
SLink: Mesh hands – casual
Cae: Into The Woods necklace Enchantment
tea.s: Little Red’s Basket – blue Enchantment
Infiniti Poses: Running Scared 3m Enchantment
Pilot – Garden Supplies, Garden Tools
A.D.D.Andel!: Garden Tool Shed-Aged Wood, Firewood Stack-Smalll
[DDD]: Wood Chopping Stump
Rustica: SkyMoon Environment
Botanical: Aspen trees

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Don’t want it to end…

The hardest part of the holidays for me is when they end! I love the decorations, the lights… all the little things that make it magical. Of course, I understand it’s the limited time we use them that makes them so special, but it’s still always sad (for me) to see them go. I’ve had this pesky cold. Not enough to make me spend my days asleep, but it’s a distraction. So, I’ve been taking lots of pics and figured I’d blog some of them, finally, since right now I’m feeling pretty good.

First up… Christmas. On Christmas night I got to spend some quiet time with two friends. The munchkin and I were kind of sleepy, so we made our other friend finish wrapping presents courtesy of Kuro’s Wrapping Gifts prop set (at The Garden). I’m wearing PJs from FateWear and Isley is sleeping in the adorable Waiting For Santa sleeping bag set from O.M.E.N for Collabor88. The adorable dog is from Half+Deer for The Garden. The build is the gorgeous Trilby Dacha from Scarlet Creative, also at Collabor88.

Christmas Friends

Next up, this gorgeous sleigh from Pixel Mode Home for The Garden. There are multiple colors, but I liked the drama of the red & black. There are also Naughty (adult) and Nice (PG) versions, which made me giggle just a bit. It’s gorgeously detailed, and I don’t think this is limited to Christmas at all! I think you can use it all winter long, and you can go grab it at The Garden through January 10th! Especially since the blanket is texture change, making it more versatile. The ground blanket with champagne is included, too!

Sleigh

I have more pics to share, so here we go… this next one features Sway’s Wonderful Life living room set, which is also available at The Garden, as are the cute stockings from Barnesworth Anubis (they are one of the gacha items at this edition of the event). The strewn lights and boxes of Christmas decor are from Second Spaces, and the tree is also from Sway’s.

Christmas

While we were decorating, my naughty KittyCatS got into some mischief! The KittyCatS team really did an amazing job with these Naughty cats. The lights on them even blink, as you can see below. The tree skirt is from tarte. and is one of their gacha items for The Garden.

Naughty Kittens

This next collage features items from The Arcade, which has sadly ended. However, there are still yard sales (just do a search for Arcade yard sales in places), so if you want any of these things, and they aren’t in mainstores, you may be able to find them that way! The gorgeous dining room set is from tarte. and is another item from The Garden. The stockings in the dining room are from Dysfunctional Designs, and they are texture change. Also from Dysfunctional Designs is the cute Christmas tree photo collage on the mantle in the living room. The baking table, and much of the decor on it was from Pixel Mode’s Arcade set, and the hand mixer and tins are from Second Spaces Arcade set. The kitchen shelf was also an Arcade item, this time from Tres Blah.

Christmas Collage

This next pic features Cheeky Pea’s beautiful Yukon kitchen island, and is topped with lots of my Arcade goodies. Featured are items from Second Spaces, Tres Blah, Vespertine and Pixel Mode. If you’d like the name of anything specific, please ask! I normally would list it all, but I want to be sure I get this post done before the holidays are officially over (seeing as it’s New Year’s Day!).

Bake ALL the things!

I wish all of you a wonderful 2014. I want to especially say thank you to all the wonderful designers who have supported my blogging efforts, and to those of you take the time to read.

~Lucie

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Tis the season…

I feel like December has just been running away from me! How is it already almost Christmas?! Well, I have a few things to share, and I won’t ramble on (well, I will try not to) because I know many of us are rushing about trying to get ready for the holidays. But can I just say this about December? Holy events and sales! I do love December, even if it likes to sneak by me.

First up, I borrowed my BFF Rosa, and we got comfy in this adorable igloo from What Next. This igloo is What Next’s Arcade offering for this edition, and you have time still to go try your luck. I’m using the Oh Deer Rare version because I love the little mailbox that is included in the rares. Oh, the pretty, sparkly kittens keeping Rosa company (while I am on the lookout for polar bears!) are two of the Purr Balls from KittyCatS holiday collections. There will be more pics of holiday kittens to come because somehow I wound up with ten of them! I know, I know. I need an intervention. My adorable coat dress, hair and boots are both Collabor88 items. The dress is from The Secret Store, the hair (with hat) is Lamb, and the boots are Ingenue.

Polar Bear Lookout

Next up on the agenda! Blacklace always does the loveliest lingerie, and you can count on Mariska Simons for gorgeous seasonal versions, too. This set is one of the Oakley sets designed for those special festive moments. In my case, it’s relaxing on my new Tia sofa that I snagged at The Garden. I bought the entire living room set. I love the vintage design, and it’s hud controlled with texture change options. I’m using one of the seasonal ones, but it has plenty of gorgeous year round options, too. Speaking of vintage, how awesome is the space heater? I HAD to have that. It’s from 7 Emporium for The Mens Dept and it’s beautifully made, like all 7 items (and can be turned off). My hair is Melita, one of the six new styles Truth recently released, and I love the long, loose curls pulled over one shoulder. The house I am in is the Trilby Dacha, Scarlet Creative’s absolutely stunning Collabor88 home for December.

Santa, baby...

Finally, I have to show you this gorgeous new Glam Affair skin, Kaelyn. I love this skin. It’s just so soft and beautiful, which is classic Glam Affair. I am also debuting my new shape (only the face is different). I got bored! Rosa says I don’t look like “her Lucie” anymore, but I’m loving the change. My gorgeous eyes are the latest release from IKON, and they are mesh! You can find them at the current round of FaMESHed.

Kaelyn by Glam Affair

I hope to do a decor post tomorrow! I have so many wonderful Christmas goodies to show you.

~Lucie

Credits
Pic 1

PXL: Mia Black Label – Natural Peach
Lamb: Desire Lines hair – Sun Dried Tomato Collabor88
The Secret Store: Sarah Dress Coat – Blueberry – Collabor88
SySy’s: Diamond tights – Charcoal
Ingenue: Birgitta Boots – Noir Collabor88

What Next: Oh Deer Igloo – Rare The Arcade
Rustica: SkyMoon Environment
[DDD]: Frilly Pine Trees w/sparkles
Botanical: Aspen trees

Pics 2 & 3

Glam Affair: Kaelyn – America – 10F w/nose option 3
Truth: Melita hair – Dark reds
IKON: Spectral eyes – Green FaMESHed
Blacklace: Oakley Christmas lace w/bow mesh corset – red & green
SLink: Casual hands, medium feet
The Wicked Peach: Frostbite Nails for SLink hands
LVLE: Elena pump for SLink feet – Viridian

Tia: Deco Lounge – Cuddle The Garden
Scarlet Creative: Trilby Dacha Collabor88
Seven Emporium: Portable furnace The Men’s Dept.