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She’s marrying Bru.

Summer Sisters by Judy Blume has long been my favorite (stand alone, anyway) book. I bought it as a new release, in hardcover, back in 1998. It was quite the luxury purchase, even though as an immediate best seller, Barnes & Noble had it discounted pretty heavily. It was the first hardcover book I ever bought new, not counting textbooks.

I have read it every summer since. Sometimes I read it more than once in a year. I have passages of it memorized. I think of it randomly, and sometimes quote it before even realizing where the quote is from. Suffice it to say, I love this book.

I’ve wanted to do this scene, one of the most powerful in the book, for as long as I can remember. My first alt in SL was named Vix (the nickname of the character I am portraying here). And finally, after I finished reading it this summer, I decided it was time to just get it done!

"She's marrying Bru."

Also, if you haven’t read the book, this is something you find out in the prologue, though the actual scene portrayed above happens later in the book. So it’s not a spoiler, and you can still pick the book up and read it. And I highly recommend it, but I’m obviously biased.

You may have noticed a lack of blogging here lately. A lot has been happening in RL, but the main challenge I’ve had is issues with our ISP CenturyLink. We’re having exactly the kinds of problems SL most hates… latency and packet loss. Blah. It means I spend a lot of time in SL with things constantly rebaking, and that makes picture taking a challenge. They’re working on it. It’s somewhat better. But that’s why things have been quiet here of late. Hoping that changes, and soon!

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:

Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Cami mesh head
DeeTaleZ: Dorothy applier – Mixedtype – SE for Enchantment
Truth: Cerys hair – Browns
Izzie’s: Catwa tears applier
Blueberry: Jocelyn knotted top – Purple
Maitreya: Hipster basics – white
Infiniti: Forgotten Memories – Pose 8 w/props

Decor:

Cheeky Pea: City Loft Skybox
Scarlet Creative: Someone to Love Fan Decor
7 Emporium: Tape Recorder TR9-305 – stickered
Second Spaces: Photo Album display (old, marketplace only)
O.M.E.N: Dear John – Diaries & Love Letters
Fancy Decor: Postcard Bundle
vespertine: stack of letters 1 & 2
Plethora: Fan Mail Stack 2, 3 & 4

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The prodigal blogger returns

Hi! I’m back… and I hope all of you in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ours was quiet and lovely, just the way I like it.

So today I want to talk about the amazing Tannenbaum Market that opened this past week and runs through December 25th. This event features awesome designers with lovely holiday and winter goodies. There’s also one of the coolest gacha ideas I’ve ever seen… but I’ll get to that in a moment.

First, my outfit. It’s Valentina E. Couture, the sweater top is optional (the dress itself is strapless) and it comes in 4 colors. I chose the evergreen, and paired it with Ingenue’s cozy socks and flats. I love these socks because they have cuffs that are fitted to the Maitreya body (and also SLink Physique, fitted mesh and unrigged versions). I suck at resizing things, and with my fuller figured av, I always have to. The shoes are so cute and they look comfy as hell. I want a pair in RL, tbh. My wreath of lights is from Ohmai, also at Tannenabaum. It’s texture change and there is an unlit version, too.

Tis the season

Now, about the tree and the gachas at Tannenbaum. The tree is undecorated, in the stand, and was made by Botanical, and is available for sale for just L$250. It’s well worth it, as it’s gorgeous. But beyond that, the gachas are ornaments and decor designed especially for this tree! Which makes it easier to decorate. I love this idea so much. I love the concept that friends and SL families can come together, each with their own ornaments and decorate as a group. It adds a level of realism to a virtual world that I never even thought of before, but it’s such a lovely touch. I know some of you are gacha weary, and I feel strongly that they have their time and place (like gacha exclusive events such as The Epiphany or The Arcade), but this one is SO sweet and lovely. It was a brilliant idea, and I hope others have fun with it. I’ll be doing closeups of the ornaments featured on the tree in a later post because they’re too beautiful not to be seen close up.

The stockings on the mantle are from Lost Junction, also at Tannenbaum. I love the shape, the colors… they’re super adorable and realistic looking.

More soon…

~Lucie

Credits:
Fashion

On Lucie:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Jessica mesh head
Lara Hurley: Christy applier for Catwa – rose pale
Eula: Daria hair – reds
Buzzeri: Duo eyes – Forrest
Ohmai: X-Mas Lights Wreath – Serious – Lit Tannebaum
Valentina E. Couture: Noell sweater & dress – Evergreen Tannebaum
Ingenue: Edmee loafers – Hollyberry & Twinkle Toes socks Tannebaum

On Sephie:
Clef de Peau: Robin – tone 4 w/stubble tattoo
Exile: 6th Avenue Heartache – Raven
I.D.: September eyes – Amber
FATEwear: Cooper shirt – Tundra, Peter pants – Lagoon
FATEstep: Owen moccasins

Repose: Gifting group pose and props (with two poseballs hidden)

Decor:
Barnesworth Anubis – Maitland house (modified)
Fancy Decor: Wooden Snowflake B Tannebaum
R(S)W: Christmas Card Row Tannebaum
Lost Junction: Hangy Socks – Green – Stocking A, Hangy Socks – Red Print – All, Hangy Socks – Green – Stocking B Tannebaum
JIM: Rustic House (Christmas) Tannebaum
Botanical: Fir Christmas Tree Tannebaum
Silence: Tree skirt – red (Rare) Tannebaum
Studio Skye: Falling snow system (snow seen out of the window created with this amazing system)

(Details on tree decor in future post, but feel free to ask questions in the comments if you can’t wait!)

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A place for slumbering

The Home Show 2015 is still going, and if you haven’t been yet you’re definitely missing out on some great home decor items and builds. I’m not going to chatter on tonight, but everything in the below pic can be found at The Home Show, so check the credits and go hunt down the items you just have to have!

A place for slumbering

The Home Show runs through May 31st… here’s the slurl! And here’s a link to the sim map.

~Lucie

Credits:
Fetch: Artist Studio Skybox
Artisan Fantasy: Mission Bedroom Set bed, frame cluster, bedside table, trunk, Tripod Candle Group
oyasumi: retro chair – green
Brixley: Cecelia mirror
Soy: Hanging Edison bulbs – wide
Fancy Decor: Wood Clock – Black & Silver
Sway’s: Peony set – Flowerpot with plant
Culprit: Grrrmbah – Frenchie Pilot
Roawenwood: Canvas Yoga & Tai Chi Mat 1, Meditation Garden Potted Bamboo

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Home Sweet Home Show

The Home Show is one of my favorite events in SL. It’s always well designed, easy to navigate (great for someone who gets lost so easily) and looks adorable every year. Plus, there are awesome stores, and I always get to discover new things and fall in love all over again with old favorite designers. And anyone who knows me is fully aware of my obsession with changing houses in SL! In the below pics, ALL items except my Turnip’s skydome can be found at this year’s Home Show. Like the adorable little cottage from tarte, and the lovely garden shed from Sway’s, both seen below. The gorgeous trees are from Jian, a brand new store by one of the designers behind the beloved SL store Dysfunctional Designs.

Home Sweet Home Show

Falling in love again with a designer I already know? Oh, yeah. Look at these adorable fawns from Half-Deer. I dare you not to fall in love. And something new, to me at least… Terrashop! Look at the lovely tulips.

Shelter from the storm

Window Seat

Through open windows, dreams can enter

Be sure to check Home Show out today! It runs through May

The Home Show

~Lucie

Credits:
Outside:
Turnip’s: Skydome 2.0 (60×60) w/spring texture hud add on
tarte. weathered shack
Sway’s [Peony] Garden Shed (linked), [Peony] Flower box
Jian – Ash Tree (Triple), (Tall), (Large)
Terrashop: Rose Tulips, Pink Geranium on a Chair
+Half-Deer+ Sleeping Deer Fawn – Snow
+Half-Deer+ Quiet Deer Fawn – Chocolate

Inside
MudHoney Round Trestle Table – Pine
MudHoney Natalie Chair – Floral
Myrrine: Lemonade glasses from Lemonade Stand
Second Spaces – Rhodes windowseat – grey
Second Spaces – step shelves – brown
[Brixley] Cecelia mirror
Fancy Decor: Warm Words (Home), (Forever & Always)
Terrashop: Crocuses in the Cup