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Fantastical Adventures

If you enjoy role play or fantasy in SL, there are multiple events going on right now that you should definitely not miss! First, I want to point out Fantasy Faire because this RFL event is for a great cause (to raise money for cancer research), and it ends on Sunday! There are a LOT of sims to this event, but fortunately the organizers have created a great page on their website that will help make navigation a bit easier.

The dress I am wearing in the picture below is from Luminary. This is the RFL donation color, and the dress is named Annette. Augurer of Luminary wrote “Why I Relay” notecards and put them in each demo box. Each outfit she did has the name of someone close to her, someone who has battled cancer. These personal stories really tugged at my heart, and the dress I’m wearing was named in honor of her cousin who has twice beaten breast cancer. I think this story resonated with me because in the past three years my grandmother’s beaten not one, but two separate types of breast cancer (and also a third cancer, a rare form of lung cancer). I plan to share why I relay soon, but in the meantime, please be sure to check out this fabulous event. Luminary is located on the Hopes Horizon sim.

The beautiful table set is Senza from Pixel Mode for The Garden’s Tuscan inspired edition, which ends on the 10th.

Sustenance

Also, from The Garden is this beautiful wine platter from Ispachi. I figured you can never have too much wine, fruit and cheese! The hair you see in both of these pics is from Calico for We ❤ Role-Play.

Wine & Cheese

The Fantasy Collective’s current round has a pirate theme. It’s a lot of fun, and it gave me an excuse to go buy this awesome dress from Junbug. You’ll find the hair from Tableau Vivant at the event, as well as the table and the grog and gold (which came from the O.M.E.N/Moi collaboration item). The food is from Ginger Line’s Farmers’ Snacks set, which is available at We ❤ Role-Play. It's We Love Role-Play's first birthday, and if you've not been to this event you're definitely missing out!

At the pirate's table

~Lucie

Fashion Credits
Pic 1:
Glam Affair: Mokatana skin – The Diva (former FLF item)
IKON: Promise Eyes – Mahogany
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Calico: Rym hair – Ginger Reds We ❤ RP
Luminary: Annette dress – Purple Fantasy Faire 2014
SLink: Mesh hands – Casual & Relaxed
Marukin: gaze poses – the grey lady

Pic 2:
Lara Hurley Skins: Ivy – pale – sweet smokey eyes w/moles & brick lipstick tattoos
IKON: Promise eyes – Industrial
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Tableau Vivant: Drake hair – Fall The Fantasy collective
Junbug: Lady Leather – blue
SLink: Mesh hands – Flat & Casual
A:S:S: SLink nails – chipped matte
Letis: SLink hand tattoo – rosary
Rustica: Instant Pirate Kit – eye patch The Fantasy collective
Adorkable: Nippy pose – 10m

Decor Credits
Pic 1:
Dysfunctional Designs: Medieval Utility Building – Inn
Dysfunctional Designs: Quaint Tavern Hearth
Pixel Mode: Senza Tempo set (table, benches, tray w/wine and grapes, lights, rug) The Garden
ISPACHI: The Odyssey – Vineyard Platter The Garden

Pic 2:
Dysfunctional Designs: Medieval Utility Building – Inn
Frogstar: Salty Pirate Tavern table and stools – Dark The Fantasy collective
O.M.E.N: Grog and gold coins, mugs and pitcher The Fantasy collective
Ginger Line: Farmers’ Snacks We ❤ RP
POST: Humboldt candlestick – stump

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When it rains, it pours…

I’ve never really understood the cliche “when it rains, it pours” because, well, sometimes when it rains, it just drizzles! Regardless, you’ll be perfectly set for rainy days if you have this adorable mudroom Second Spaces has out for The Home Show! I’m using one of Lark’s Home Show items here, the lovely rug. I thought, this rug is a good one to hide muddy footprints, with the lovely browns and the gorgeous pattern. Functional design, we call this! My home is Alouette’s Home Show release The Cordelia, which is so cute and you simply must go see.

Mudroom

Once you’ve cleaned up from dancing in puddles, you can venture into the cozy kitchen. I removed one of the doors in the Cordelia to turn it into an open room that would serve as a kitchen. Of course, I’ve seen kitchens with doors before, and a nice feature of this house is the doors stay open unless you close them, so you could leave the door on, too. My kitchen is by Follow Us for The Home Show, and includes a well stocked fridge and lots of fun poses. The pretty green hutch you can see on the right side is Second Spaces other Home Show release.

Comfy Kitchen

All that playing in the rain is bound to stir up an appetite. Fortunately, the sun’s come out just in time to light up the lovely dining table, which is the Lethbridge from Organica (and makes me want to watch Doctor Who, and if you get that reference, major geek points to you!), and is also a new release for The Home Show.

Ready for dinner

Be sure to stop by The Home Show before it’s over at the end of the month. I will have more to show you from there soon!

~Lucie

Credits
All pics:
Alouette: The Cordelia House The Home Show

Pic 1:
Second Spaces: Max Mudroom – Tan The Home Show
Lark: Desert Yoga Rug 2 The Home Show

Pic 2:
Follow US: Cottage kitchen & fridge The Home Show
Bazar: Toronto – Living room rug The Home Show
Second Spaces: Lillian Hutch – green The Home Show
Cheeky Pea: Roux Coffee Station & Shelf
What Next: Spring Clean Gacha – Kitchen Broom & Mop Deco (former Arcade item)

Pic 3:
Organica: Lethbridge Set – Coalesced The Home Show
Cheeky Pea: Roux Coffee Station & Shelf
What Next: Spring Clean Gacha – Kitchen Broom & Mop Deco, Spring Clean Bucket – Cream, Housekeepers Box Decor – Green (former Arcade items)
Bazar: Toronto – Living room rug The Home Show
Kalopsia: Clock – Mountain Painted – gacha The Home Show
LISP: Dolly Laundry Room – Red
Botanical: Aspen trees
Rustica: SkyMoon environment

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My bags are(n’t) packed…

I’m getting ready to go away for our 10th anniversary, but I wanted to quickly share some of the goodies from The Home Show. No time for my usual chatter, so just trust me that it’s all awesome and you need to go. Like. Now.

Backyard Brunch

Lemon Breeze

The Cordelia

The Reed Family

More from The Home Show when I return! See ya on the flip side…

~Lucie

Credits:
Alouette: The Cordelia House The Home Show
Mudhoney: Leslie Patio Set The Home Show
DIGS: Briggs candlesticks – Brass The Home Show
DIGS: Briggs Planted Vase The Home Show
[DDD]: Orchard Tree – Citrus The Home Show
Pixel Mode: Chandelier – Long – Pewter The Home Show
Lark – Farmer’s Market items – Manchego Cheese, Croissants, Preserves, Honey, Bike (RARE) past Arcade items
[DDD]: Gardenbed – Flowers – SemiCircle
What Next: Garden Paving Stones
Zigana: leaf .firefly grass
Botanical: Aspen trees
Organica: Cosmos – yellow & pink edged
Barnesworth Anubis: Planters (gift, available at The Home Show), Flowering Vines
Sway’s: [Heart] Garden Arch The Home Show
Kuro: Forest loveseat – white The Home Show
[DDD]: Cattails – Greeny
MishMish: Duck A – Brown, Duck B – White, Duck B – Green The Home Show
Rustica: SkyMoon environment
My pet KittyCatS

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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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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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Always time for shoes & books

I wanted to squeeze in one final Shoetopia post, and this time I’m pairing with another Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair look and some home decor.

LaRoo released three new styles at Shoetopia, named Kim, Khloe and Kourtney. I’m wearing the Kourtney booties in these pics. All three are awesome, and I will absolutely be sharing the other two styles in the future. I paired these adorable booties with Fishy Strawberry’s Geeks ‘n’ Nerds ensemble. The pieces are sold individually and come in a lot of color options. I love tartan, so I had to wear that! My cute book poses are from Nani, and can also be found at Geeks ‘n’ Nerds.

There's always time for shoes & books

I decorated more of my Neva Captain’s Home from Scarlet Creative (at the current round of Collabor88). I love the fireplace in this house (note: I added fire, it’s not included). It’s so charming and rustic. The desk set is from Lark’s Bird Nerd set, another Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair item. The cocoa tray on the little rug is a new release from Dysfunctional Designs. It’s scripted to be cocoa or tea and also has multiple texture options. The Geek wall art is from Collage, and I’m pretty sure you can guess what event that is available at! The Winter Is Coming blocks set is from floorplan’s Geeks ‘n’ Nerds offerings, perfect for any Game Of Thrones fans.

Winter Is Coming

Here is a pic of my backyard, featuring a new release from Sway’s… the Christmas tree! This tree comes in lots of colors, but I went au naturel since I was putting it in my yard. Inside, on the cozy rug are some books that are part of Sari-Sari’s Geeks ‘n’ Nerds set, as is the Whovian Tea Time set on the desk. The egg decor and calendar are other items that make up Lark’s Bird Nerd set.

Winter in the woods

Be sure to check out Shoetopia, which closes tomorrow night! And the Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair is also a must visit event, especially for those who love geeky and nerdy things!

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion
Glam Affair: Katya – Jamaica 08 E
Magika: Dusty hair – color pack 1
IKON: Perspective eyes – Oak
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Fishy Strawberry: Bookworm Mesh Cardigan – Brown Tartan, Freshman Skirt – Brown Tartan, Ivy League Tank – Beige Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
SLink: Mesh hands – Casual & Mouse
LaRoo: Kourtney booties Shoetopia
Nani Poses: Book Nerd props (poses built in) Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair

Decor
Scarlet Creative: Neva Captain’s House Collabor88
floorplan: Winter Is Coming blocks Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
[DDD]: round lil rug – dark, cocoa/tea tray – light
Fabuleux: Xmas Reindeer Light RedStar
Sway’s: Lamp [meow] unplugged – wood, Christmas tree (B) snowed
Lark: Bird Nerd set Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
Sari-Sari: Whovian Tea Time, Closed Book Props 1 & 2 Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair, Black & White Christmas
Collage: Geek Art Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
Half+Deer: Carved Woodland Animals – Red & Grey Fox (previous Arcade items)
What Next: Pine Ridge Campfire, Kettle, Lantern, Pine Ridge Chair – plaid blanket & checked blanket
Alouette: Turn On The Light Candle Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair, Tall Autumn Hurricane Candleholder
Kuro: Cookie Tree
Rustica: SkyMoon Environment

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Shoetopia is almost here!

Shoetopia has to be one of the year’s most highly anticipated events, and it opens later this week! This is a charity event that benefits Soles 4 Souls, and I’ve seen a preview of the build and it’s stunning. In addition to some of SL’s finest shoe creators, there is a gacha component (because we all need our gacha fix) that will feature a wide variety of items.

I know I am really exited about this event. In this post, I present to you one of the many items that will be available at Shoetopia when it opens November 15th. These adorable flats are from Sax Shepherd Designs, and they come in a wide variety of colors and texture options. They also have a version for SLink feet and a version for system feet, so those of you who aren’t SLink feet wearers can still buy these adorable shoes. They’re like what would result if a saddle shoe and a Mary Jane got together and had a baby. I’m a huge fan of both saddle shoes and Mary Janes, and so I just love these! I am wearing the SLink version, btw.

Shoetopia Preview: Sax Shepherd Designs

I recently bought this beautiful Barnesworth Anubis house at The Garden event (now out at the Mainstore). The minute I saw it, I knew I needed it. I love these rustic style homes, especially for autumn and winter, and I think this will be a lot of fun to decorate for the holidays. Right now you only get to see the outside because the inside, well… it’s cluttered (and not in a good way) with furniture and, uhm, moving boxes (hah).

I am wearing a sweatshirt from Mon Tissu that’s been on my personal “to buy” list for ages. I decided to treat myself to something (that wasn’t from an event, as has been the case so much lately), so I went and checked out my Wishlist to remind me of what I’ve been wanting. I don’t know if you’ve seen the SL Wishlist website, but it’s awesome. I find it an easier way to keep track of the things I want to buy in the future than using the Marketplace favorites list. If you don’t have one of these yet, check it out! With the holidays coming, it can be a helpful thing to use to help friends out with gift buying. I’ve been told more than a few times by my friends that they don’t ever know what to give me because of my blogging. I know it’s hard to shop for my fellow blogger friends, so I figured this is a cool, free and fun way to keep track of my future “must-haves” and if someone is generous enough to give me a gift off it, I’m very grateful. Chrome has an extension for it, and you just click a little box from the Marketplace page to add things to your list. It’s really handy when you’re browsing!

<3

Finally, my new eyes are from A.D.D. Andel! I don’t typically wear mesh eyes. See, I have this nasty habit of wearing folders and I just know me… I’d wind up bald and stark naked with 20 pairs of eyes on. On top of that, I am the world’s fussiest person when it comes to SL eyes, and for ages now (probably well over a year) the only eyes I’ve liked are from IKON. But I have always thought that it might be fun to play with heterochromia, and have different colored eyes in SL. My RL great-grandmother had heterochromia, and she had one grey-blue and one hazel-brown eye. I always thought it was lovely, and I really think these eyes are, too. My gorgeous, adorable skin is Elvi from Glam Affair. This is a Collabor88 release. There are a lot of makeups available for Elvi, in the lovely America tone at the new round of Collabor88 so definitely check it out!

Elvi by Glam Affair for Collabor88

I will have more from Shoetopia soon! Be sure to check back.

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion
Glam Affair: Elvi skin – America 09 G w/moles Collabor88
Magika: Sudden – Color Pack 1
A.D.D. Andel!: Clarity eyes – Hazel & Green/Brown
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Mon Tissu: Oversized shirt – Heart
One Bad Pixel: Flowers jeans – black
SLink: mesh feet – natural, mesh hands – casual
Wicked Peach: Glitter nails
Cae: Alchemy ring
Sax Shepherd Designs: Saddle Jane shoe Shoetopia (coming soon!)
Embody: Footsie 5 – Shoetopia Gacha

Decor
Barnesworth Anubis: Bozeman Barn
Digs: Pumpkin Seat – Green – Rare (previous Arcade item)
Rustica: SkyMoon Environment

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Enchantment

SL has become so saturated with events that I am kind of feeling exhausted and overwhelmed by them all. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of events that I absolutely love and would be really sad to see end. It’s just that lately I feel like every time I blink, there’s a new event! I say this as the owner (but not creator) of two events. I love my events like they are my babies, so it’s hard for me to say that I think there are too many in SL. But I do. So it takes something really unique, or a special and short term event (like Skin Fair or the highly anticipated Shoetopia) to grab my attention these days. Enchantment does just that. It’s also only every three months, with exclusive items and/or colors. Based on Grimm’s fairy tales, this event is perfect for those who love dramatic, fantasy themed items. The first round is Snow White. The build is spectacular, and there is a wide variety of items, many of which can be used just for every day fun as well as fantasy/RP. You can read more about this new and exciting event here.

My gorgeous gown is from Junbug for Enchantment. It comes in a wide assortment of colors, and all of them are stunning. Junbug is a new to me store, and one I’m thrilled to have discovered! The tiara I’m wearing is a Glam Affair release for FaMESHed, and seemed perfect for this ensemble. It also comes in a lot of color options, which makes me happy! My skin is also Glam Affair, from the new Elvi line which is part of a youth-inspired skin line from Glam. The apple pose prop is from Vanity Poses for Enchantment.

Care for an apple?

I really had fun with these poses. The apple cart is from The Garden and is by Trompe Loeil. The spilled baskets are Dysfunctional Dolly Designs (aka [DDD]). My hair is a new release from Exile, and the romantic, messy updo seemed perfect for a possibly slightly evil queen.

Sweet but tart

Also from the current round of The Garden is this gorgeous camping set from What Next. My outfit is another item from Enchanted by The Library. This ensemble is inspired by the Once Upon A Time television series take on Snow White.

Guardian of the Camp

In this look I am wearing the adorably sweet new Lucie skin from Izzie’s. I was incredibly touched by this release, and consider it an absolute privilege to have been granted such an honor.

Lucie Skin by Izzie's

~Lucie

Credits

Look 1
Glam Affair: Elvi skin – Europa 12 H
Exile: Dream Of Paradise hair – Naturals pack
Glam Affair: Princess Tiara FaMESHed
IKON: Perspective eyes – Black
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Junbug: Snow White gown – Black Enchantment
Paper Couture: Gemstone Heart Set – earrings
Maxi Gossamer: Rejuvenated Stitched Heart necklace
SLink: Mesh hands – Mouse (r) & Relaxed (l)
The Wicked Peach: Blood Drip nails (for SLink hands/feet)
Vanity Poses: Bad Apple 2 & 4 Enchantment

Look 2
Izzie’s: Lucie skin – Pale w/rust lips, moss shadow & eye gloss tattoos
Truth: Arianna hair – Reds01Fade
IKON: Perspective eyes – Pewter
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
The Library: Snow outfit Enchantment
SLink: Mesh hands – Relaxed (r) & Bag (l)
Maitreya: Stagioni boots – ash green
Hopscotch: The Huntress – props & pose 2

Rustica: SkyMoon Environment (used in both scenes)