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!

The Witch’s Altar

Spellbound has an amazing new set called Black Magic at The Coven. If you haven’t heard of this event, it’s because it’s brand new! This is the first round. The event runs through November 29th. I decided to use the Spellbound set inside the adorable Witch’s Cottage by Violetility, which is also at The Coven. This set has a lot of beautiful pieces, and it’s really well done. I’m not featuring everything here, but the entire set is only $L1200. You can also buy each piece individually. Additionally, there’s an optional HUD for L$20 that will change textures of certain items in the set.

The Witch's Altar

If you’re a role-player or just love fantasy themed items this is a great event that shouldn’t be missed!

~Lucie

Credits
Turnip’s: Skydome with Enchanted textures add-on
Spellbound: Black Magic Set
Mystic Canopy
Indian Pouffe
Soft Pile Rug
Frame B
Carved Table
Wall Banner
Cube Candlestick
Tarot Deck
Goddess
Charging Pyramid
Books and Crystals
Frame A
Moon Chime
Violetility: Witch’s Cottage
we’re CLOSED: grass field dry 03 – random

Treasure Hunters!

Wizarding Faire ends in mere hours. This is the final day, but I couldn’t resist showing a few last goodies! This adorable dress is from The Little Bat, and it comes in various colors that represent the various houses of Hogwarts. I’m wearing the Gryffindor (or “lion”) colors. Anya Ohmai outdid herself with the creation of these adorable nifflers. Nifflers, as you may recall from The Goblet Of Fire, are adorable little treasure hunters that Hagrid introduces his students to during Care Of Magical Creatures. As you can see, there are many different options, both for rezzing and holding (there’s a second pose for holding not pictured here), and they come in a variety of colors. They are truly adorable, even if you’re not a Harry Potter fan (though that idea makes me sad, lol). My shoes are a new release from fri.day, available at Shiny Shabby. My hair is from Wasabi Pills, for the current (and soon to close) round of FaMESHed.

Treasure Hunters
I also promised in this post to show you the inside of the adorable little build Larkham & Co. did for Wizarding Faire. The stained glass windows are so lovely. The fireplace is empty, and I thought it a perfect place to rezz the floating candles available in The Little Bat’s Wizarding Decor gacha. These actually move, by the way! Also available at Wizarding Faire is this incredibly cool clock from EDYN. It’s based on the Weasley Family clock in the books. Like that clock, you can feature family members on this one! It has a hud and easy instructions, and it’s just SO COOL. So go check that out, along with all the other goodies at Wizarding Faire, before the magic comes to an end later tonight!

Watching the clock

~Lucie

Credits

Pic 1

Essences: Aribeth – pale 2 w/lipstick 5 (sold separately)

Maitreya: Lara mesh body

Buzzeri: Moka eyes – chocolate

Wasabi Pills: Whitney hair – Cinnamon FaMESHed

PXL: Funny glasses – Turtle – RARE (these were available at Candy Fair and may not yet be in the mainstore)

The Little Bat: House dress – Lion Wizarding Faire 2015

fri.day: Susie Q shoes – coal Shiny Shabby

!Ohmai Emporium: Nifflers (all colors and all stances pictured, except Hug A)

Turnip’s: Sky environment w/fall texture add on

Jian: Ash tree

Trompe Loleil: Rivershire Waterwheel

Infiniti: Sweet pose 01

Pic 2

Larkham & Co.: Little Wizard Cottage Wizarding Faire 2015

The Little Bat: Wizarding Decor Gacha – floating candles, detention table Wizarding Faire 2015

EDYN: Wizarding family clock Wizarding Faire 2015

KittyCatS breedable cat (my beloved Meowzers)

The Conquest

There is a new event opening at midnight, and I know some of you might be rolling your eyes and going, “another event?” But before you dismiss it out of hand, this one isn’t quite like the others because it is inspired by the wonderfully complex world of Game Of Thrones! So if you’re a GoT fan, this is definitely an event worthy of exploring. Here I am showing the beautiful weirwood saplings made by Roawenwood for this event, along with one of the stunning new skins from Glam Affair (available as a gacha) and a lovely gown from Les Encantadas.

Whispers in the weirwoods

Even if you’re not specifically a GoT fan, but love role-play, I am willing to bet you’ll find something to love at The Conquest. The Conquest is located on the Era Of Conquest role-playing sim, so if you’re interested in GoT role-play, definitely check it out. It’s an incredibly beautiful sim, and certainly worth a visit. You can also check out their website for more info.

~Lucie

Credits
Glam Affair: Eles skin – Asia 05 The Conquest
Truth: Ishya hair w/bangs add on – reds
Les Encantadas: Marge gown The Conquest
Buzzeri: Moka eyes – Chlorine
Repose: Blade prop & pose 3
Turnip’s: Skydome w/winter texture add on
Roawenwood: weirwood saplings The Conquest

The Safe House

I don’t know what it is about this little house of Soy’s for The Home Show 2015, but when I rezzed it my immediate concept was that it was like a safe house. I’ve had a couple of people go, Oh! Like for a zombie apocalypse? And that would certainly work, but I was thinking more along the lines of something out of Scandal or Homeland. Regardless, of whether you’re going for a spy safe house, zombie safe house or just a new house in general, it’s pretty cool and worth checking out!

The Safe House

The Home Show ends May 31st, so you have less than a week left! Be sure you don’t miss out.

~Lucie

Credits:
Soy: Machikouba house The Home Show
Jian: Ash trees, Yusri Bird Bath The Home Show
Turnip’s: Skydome with enchanted textures add on

Whatever will be, will be

“…the future’s not ours to see. Que sera, sera.”

Always liked that song, and for some reason looking at these pics made it pop into my head. Though as I was shooting, I was listening to Closer To Fine, by the Indigo Girls, and a line from that amazing song stuck in my head and became the title of the first picture below: “The less I seek my source for some definitive, the closer I am to fine.”

Apparently, I’m feeling a need to just let it all go, and accept and move on without obsessing. Easier said than done, but sometimes a worthy endeavor in and of itself!

But if you’ve got a desire to have your SL fortune told, I’m happy to do it… and with this beautiful set Sway’s did for the Fantasy Gacha Carnival, and the beautiful, futuristic, curve hugging ensemble ISON released at Uber (which totally feels like something Deanna Troi would wear in her off hours), I feel fully prepared to gaze into my crystal ball and see what it shows. The messy, sexy hair Tableau Vivant released for We ❤ Role-Play just adds to the mystique, don’t you think?

the less I seek my source for some definitive, the closer I am to fine

Then, just to add to my musically inspired post, when I looked at Cae’s recent Valentine’s release, I thought of the Kasey Musgraves’ song Follow Your Arrow, which is all about being yourself and having no fucks to give because you can never please everyone anyway. I’ve sort of always held on to that philosophy, at least to some extent. Even as child who was often the verbal punching bag of would-be bullies, I never cared much, and they knew it. Which sort of minimized the impact of their caustic words, particularly since – when provoked – I can have a viper’s tongue, and I’d give better than I got to defend myself (or others that needed it). Which again makes me think, in some ways, of an arrow… something that strikes when unleashed.

The beautiful skin I’m wearing is also at Uber, from Glam Affair. I went for one of the more fantasy inspired makeups, but there are plenty of more natural makeup options, so definitely check it out in person!

Follow your arrow

So… here I sit, with all these heavy philosophical thoughts swirling around in my mind, but hey, at least they have a great soundtrack!

~Lucie

Credits
Glam Affair: Ellie skin – Asia 03 Uber
Buzzeri: Lillian eyes – Amber
Tableau Vivant: Lupe – reds We ❤ Role-Play
ISON: Celestial bell sleeve top, Celestial maxi skirt (both in teal) Uber
Cae: Cupid’s Arrow
Ploom: B.Y.O.B pose 2 (curvy)
Sway’s: Fortune Teller Set Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Turnip’s: Skydome w/enchanted texture hud add on

Candy for sale…

It’s the final day for Candy Fair and I have some delicious goodies to share. This is a graphics/credits intensive post, so I’m just gonna shut up and share.

So many choices

Baked Goods

Nom

Sweet Shoppe

Cake Dreams

Here are the slurls to the Candy Fair booths for stores featured in this post.

tarte
Paper Flowers
A.D.D. Andel!
Pixel Mode
SySy’s
Organica
Fetch
Myrrine

~Lucie

Credits:
tarte. sweet shoppe
Organica: Cotton Candy Machine, Glass Front Fridge – pink Candy Fair 2014
Myrrine: Cafe table & tea set – pink Candy Fair 2014
Paper Flowers: Celebration Cakes (gacha) Book Worm Cake (in fridge), Tweet Tweet RARE, Elephant, Fleur Wedding Cake Candy Fair 2014
Paper Flowers: Bake Sale Stall Mahogany – full set (includes all treats on it) Candy Fair 2014
Pixel Mode: Lorraine Tea Cart – Old Blue, Lorraine Dessert Tray – Chocholate & Cupcakes Candy Fair 2014
A.D.D.Andel! Candy Apple-Tray-Red, Cotton Candy Tray-Purple/Green Candy Fair 2014
Fetch: Sweet Marquee Sign, Ice Cream Sign Candy Fair 2014
SySy’s: Candy Heart – BLUE love Candy Fair 2014
Lark: Dessert Table
Botanical: Aspen trees
Turnip’s: Skydome w/autumn expansion pack

Stormy September

Today I want to show you an adorable little shop from Roawenwood for the Home & Garden Expo. This is the “single” store version, but there are bigger versions, too. And honestly, though designed as a storefront, I think some of you more creative types out there could easily make one of these work as a living space, too. I’m calling this post and this pic Stormy September because that’s how this month has felt for me in RL… but it’s almost over and October is one of my very favorite months in the year. So I am really looking forward to putting this September behind me and moving into the heart of Autumn, my favorite season of all.

Stormy September

The Home & Garden Expo ends on Sunday, so if you haven’t been by yet, please make sure to check it out. It benefits a great cause and with 9 sims there’s really something for just about everyone!

Roawenwood at HGE

~Lucie

Credits
Roawenwood: Ravenshire Village single shop Home & Garden Expo
Pilot: Barrel Pumpkin Display
Botanical: Aspen trees
Turnip’s: Skydome with Enchanted texture pack add on

A place for dreaming

Now that it’s gotten a bit easier to get into The Arcade, I wanted to share some lovely home decor items you can find there. First up, tarte. This gorgeous Autumn Cottage is the rare, but every piece in this set is lovely.

Autumn Cottage

On my porch is one of What Next’s cute and comfy chairs, along with a rocking chair and knitting basket from vespertine. The doormat, complete with sleeping kitty, is from Sway’s. All of these items (not the pumpkin!) are available at The Arcade.

Cozy Porch

Inside, the walls and ceiling have an old, aged feeling that, if it happened in your RL house would probably be cause for repair work, but in SL it’s a lovely effect that creates a warm, lived-in feeling! This gorgeous bed is also by tarte, but it is a mainstore release. My sleeping puppy, is the Ispachi Florian puppy that is just too cute for words. And it breathes. It’s utterly adorable. The slippers are also from the Ispachi set, as is the chest against the wall by the windo. I’ve placed another of What Next’s chairs in the corner. All the rest of the items are from tarte’s set.

A room made for dreaming

Be sure to check out the official Shopping Guide to help plan your Arcade wish lists and shopping trips!

Credits:
Exterior
tarte: Early Autumn – Autumn Cottage – RARE The Arcade
What Next: Malmo chair – Fox The Arcade
vespertine: Autumn Home Essentials – rocking chair – wood, knitting basket The Arcade
Sway’s: Door mat – Cats The Arcade
11th Hour: Pumpkin lantern
Pilot: Barrel Pumpkin Display
A.D.D Andel!: Pumpkin cart and pumpkin basket
Dysfunctional Designs: mesh trees, orchard trees – apple
Half-Deer: Lighted Pathway – Planks – light wood w/moss
Turnip’s: Skydome w/autumn add on textures

Interior
tarte: dreamer’s bed – brass
tarte: Early Autumn – hanging wall art, worn chest, striped rug, pillow stack, rotary phone, old wood table, books & tea, picture frame (mint), tin vase & twig, small wall art The Arcade
Ispachi: Florian – Trunk – Eggshell, Flipflops – Pink, Sleeping Puppy In Basket RAREThe Arcade
What Next: Malmo chair – Blush The Arcade