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The Writer’s Winter Retreat (Part 2)

This post is a continuation of my last one, which can be read here. Again, it’s graphics/credits heavy so I won’t say much!

This gorgeous set, from Pixel Mode for The Arcade, was part of what inspired the story and the scene.

The Writer's Desk

Mr. Mousley Comes Home

Snow Bunnies

A cozy corner

I’ll be tearing down the scene in the next couple of days… so if you want to stop by to visit it, you have until around 6 am SLT on December 28th!

The Writer’s Winter Retreat

If you’re interested in the contest results, you can read about the top three here. I was truly honored to come in second. Thank you so much!

~Lucie

Credits
Pixel Mode: Willow Log Cabin Winter, Candles – Birch, The Writer’s Room set (Writer’s Room set is at The Arcade)
Half+Deer: Mr. Mouse w/door and snow tracks- Earth Tones set, Snow Day Bunnies – Choco (Bunnies at Collabor88)
Junk: Fireside chair – Dark
What Next: Cedar Log Hatstand (shrunk down to mouse size), Charlotte End Table, Cabin Sign 1 – Welcome – rare (past Arcade release)
Alouette: Plate of Christmas Cookies
Aria: Adelaide decorative book and green tea
Apple Fall: Cottage Dining Stool, Cottage Dining Table
Sari-Sari: Gluehwein Mug, Portable Stove
Consignment: Rope Heart

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Almost Autumn

Where I live, Autumn comes early. And the truth is, that’s just fine by me. It’s my favorite season. By late July, I’m ready. Already, the leaves on the aspen trees here are hinting at turning, there is a crisp bite to the evening and morning air, and I know we’re just a few short weeks from full on autumn. So I decided it was time to do some fall decorating at home in SL.

I’ve blogged the Trompe Loeil Rivershire Waterwheel three times (counting this) now, which shows you how much I love it. I wish there was a larger version, with a few extra rooms. I’d live in it constantly. But it still works perfectly for blog posts, and in this case I was imagining an autumn getaway cottage. The beautiful fireplace library is part of a set from Ravenghost (as is the rug) for the current round of We ❤ Role-Play.

Fireside

I thought this little corner near the beautiful staircase would make a perfect breakfast nook. My old man KittyCatS Meowzers photobombed (well, okay if by photobombed one means I posed him there, then yes, he photobombed). DIGS recently released this lovely Iversen dining set that is simply perfect for smaller spaces like this one.

Breakfast nook

~Lucie

Credits
Trompe Loeil: Rivershire Waterwheel
Ravenghost: Library Fireplace & Rug We ❤ Role-Play
Dysfunctional Designs: Library bookpiles, Rustic book bench A
What Next: Charlotte Floor Pillows – Autumn
DIGS: Iversen dining set – teak
floorplan: milk bottle vase
Art Dummy: Nourish breakfast items past Arcade
junk: wannabe boho rug 1 past Arcade, cube pouffe – greyhound
Half+Deer: Sleeping Italian greyhound – fawn w/bed
Culprit: Pretty Pear teacups

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Champagne & Music

I was in a mood to decorate, and I had this lovely living room set from Atelier Visconti for The Garden. I wanted a dramatic coffee table, and DIGS has this tufted coffee table that felt it would go perfectly with the rest of the set. I added DIGS end tables and lamps from Pixel Mode’s Josephine (also at The Garden), and voila! But then I needed a piano, and ofc some books… and assorted decor. After which point, I was fairly tired so I relaxed on my Alouette piano.

Sing me a song

But I was all dressed up, so I decided that maybe I needed to go out for a drink. Except I wasn’t really feeling in the mood for company, so what to do? Ah! A solo glass of champagne in my clock tower bar.

Drinking alone in the clock tower bar

~Lucie

Decor Credits
Pic 1:
tarte: studio skybox
Atelier Visconti: Helena living room set The Garden
DIGS: Narvik end tables, Dalkeith tufted coffee table – Grey suede, Leaf mirror – black
Alouette: Georgia bookshelf – black, Evelyn Piano – black
MishMish: Foodies – tea time tray (Rare) Past Arcade
Pixel Mode: Play It Again Sam wine rack, Josephine lamps The Garden
Collage: Flowers wall art
Standby: Antique camera w/stand – bronze Collabor88
Half+Deer: Sleepy Italian greyhound – black
Dysfunctional Designs: Orchard tree – citrus

Pic 2
Fashion Credits:
Glam Affair: Rose skin – Asia 07
LoQ’ue: Mezcal hair – light reds
IKON: Promise eyes – Mahogany
Mon Cheri:Falsies lashes
Baiastice: Yara dress – teal
SLink: Mesh hands – bag & casual, mesh feet – high
SLink: Priscilla plateau heels – grey glitter (former 21 Shoe exclusive color, many other colors available)
Wicked Peach: Diesel nails for SLink
Repose: Champagne glass prop from To Us pose (available August 9th)

Decor Credits:
Pixel Mode: The Clock Tower skybox
Trompe Loeil: The Dragon & Orchid Home Pub – Dark
Erratic: Vodka, Rum, Mixer set (rare) from the Cocktail Bar set Past Arcade
Keke: champagne bubblissimo bucket – silver Past Arcade

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Hair Fair is HERE!

Hair Fair is one of my favorite events of the year. Not only is it fun to go try all the new hairs, Hair Fair benefits an incredible charity called Wigs For Kids. You can read all about Hair Fair 2014 on the official event blog.

As with previous years, Hair Fair 2014 features a clean, easy-to-navigate layout. Since I get lost so easily at events, this is something I’ve always really appreciated. I feel the event organizers go to great lengths to try to make it a fun environment that is as low lag as possible. But this year’s build is just so, so cute on top of all that other good stuff. I had to snap a couple of pics. As in previous years, you’ll find redelivery terminals scattered around the sim, in case lag gets the better of you or you accidentally decline an offer.

Hair Fair 2014 2

Hair Fair 2014 1

For my first Hair Fair 2014 post, I chose one of Ploom’s new styles, Carrie. I love the sleek, somewhat retro feel to this hairstyle. It’s so elegant! I paired it with a sunset colored dress from SySy’s, which goes so nicely with my adorable fri.day wedge heels available at The Seasons Story.

Summer sunset

My beautiful skin is Essences Galadriel, which is also available at The Seasons Story in the new skin tones (which I just love). My jewelry is from Cae, for The Dreaming Tree, so hurry… you can still grab this set for a discount for the rest of today!

The dirigible plums need sun

You will find Ploom on the Brunette sim at Hair Fair. The Hair Fair blog has a fabulously informative post about this year’s event. It breaks down each of the four sims by stores and also features a handy map!

~Lucie

Credits
Essences: Galadriel Skin – medium 01 The Seasons Story
Ploom: Carrie hair – reds Hair Fair 2014
IKON: Promise eyes – green
Cae: Soleil jewelry
SySy’s: Cirella babydoll dress – peach
SLink: mesh hands – casual, mesh feet – medium
fri.day: Rebecca wedges – black The Seasons Story
Ploom: Regal pose 3 – Curvy
Alouette: The Morgana House
floorplan: Dirigible sapling
What Next: Owl doormat
Half+Deer: Lighted pathways – star
Rustica: Skymoon Environment

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Arcade Afterglow…

The sounds of a seaside boardwalk. The fun of the games. The seemingly endless stuff you can win. The Arcade is wonderfully exhausting. So, here I am, in my gorgeous Scarlet Creative home from The Arcade, sitting in comfy Junk chair from the Arcade, surrounded by various Arcade goodies, like my cute little Kerfluffle sheep from Half+Deer. And my adorably messy Tableau Vivant hair!

Arcade Afterglow

All that pretend lever pulling makes an avatar hungry… thankfully MishMish had some yummy goodies in their machine, so I can have breakfast in my Scarlet Creative bed.

Breakfast In Bed

I made a lot of new friends… Intrigue and Schadenfreude have adorable little critters that just HAD to come home with me.

Bunbits & Kitts

Definitely be sure to check out this event… as usual it’s pretty freakin’ fantastic.

~Lucie

Credits
Glam Affair: Aria skin – Asia – Combination 07E The Arcade
Tableau Vivant: Petit hair – SleepyHead – Rare The Arcade
IKON: Promise eyes – Industrial
Baiastice: Orly lingerie – Lace Coral
SLink: Mesh hands – casual, mesh feet – high
SySy’s: Samya shoes for SLink – Bronze OneWord

Scarlet Creat Mesh House Rare The Arcade
Scarlet Creative Mountain Lodge Bed Rare The Arcade
+Half-Deer+ Kerfluffle Sheep – Choco Milk & Pinto The Arcade
junk. morrison leather chair. The Arcade
junk. morrison wall art light. The Arcade
junk. morrison wire lamp. The Arcade
*MishMish* Foodies – Breakfast Tray RARE The Arcade
Schadenfreude bunbit: rani, cog, geni, hya The Arcade
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Figaro the Classic Tuxedo Kitten, Oliver the Gray Tabby, Calypso the Calico, Milo the Red Tabby, Chance the Scottish Fold The Arcade

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The Time Travelers’ Clock Tower

Pixel Mode has an absolutely amazing release at FaMESHed this month, and if you haven’t been yet you really owe it to yourself to go check out this skybox. I’ll be honest… I am rarely even the skybox sort. I like having doors to the outside. But the moment I saw this, I feel head over heels in love. It’s so unique and quirky, but beyond that the detail on this build is utterly exquisite. The surrounds on this skybox include a version called Earth View. My sister Isley saw it and said it was like a view from the TARDIS. My inner geek loved this, and so I decorated this while trying to imagine what the Pond’s suite in the TARDIS might’ve looked like.

The furniture in this first pic is also from the current round of FaMESHed, from Trompe Loeil.

TARDIS Suite TARDIS

This build has a gorgeous loft, with a bathroom off of it. I set this up as the Pond’s bedroom.

Dreams of Melody

Here are some pics of the bathroom. The shower is fully functional, with both single and couple poses. It can also be removed.

Wash time away

Lessons for Sochi

This is a must have build for any sky dwellers who, like me, prefer the unusual and love richly detailed builds. Be sure to check it out!

~Lucie

Credits
Pixel Mode: Clock Tower Skybox FaMESHed

Pic 1:
Trompe Loeil: Ines Chair Nostalgia – Rose & Plum, Ines Coffee Table – Natural, Ines Wall Fountain, Ladder Shelf Natural + Books, Ines Floor Lamp Tan Diamonds all @ FaMESHed
Half-Deer: Romeo & Juliet Hedgehogs Mingle
Imeka: Heart Cookies

Pic 2:
Trompe Loeil: Gramercy bedroom suite – Black/Silks
MudHoney: Fleur Runner
LISP: Slippers Decor
Apple Fall: Baby Dresser – Mahogany, Crib – Mahogany, Baby Changer – Mahogany, Nelly the Ele, Lotions
Intrigue: Plushie Pals: Otis the Pug
Pixel Mode: Love Doves Wall Art

Pic 3:
Schadenfreude: PurpleyPink & YellowPink Flower Votive Candles Mingle
Vespertine: fresh peppermint soap/unwrapped, gardener shrub soap/unwrapped, pack of soaps, hand creme, tea tree lotion, sheabutter lotion
Pixel Mode: Towels (from Natural Hot Tub set – not pictured here, but post featuring it to come soon)
Dutchie: towel on the ground, linen chest, bathrobe blue
MudHoney: Eva Mirror

Pic 4:
Dutchie: trash basket
DIGS: Leaf Mirror – White
What Next: Candles (from Rosa pallet shelf and tinted)
Apple Fall: Scented Candle – Sandalwood

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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