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St. Patrick's Day 2015

St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow and Second Life is filled with hunts, freebies, group gifts, and gachas to help you celebrate (check out HuntSL).  First up, set the stage with StoraxTree Renaissance Rustic Armchair Blonde Olive (free gift @HomeStuff Lounge) Renaissance Rustic Loveseat Blonde Olive (free gift @FabFree Headquarters).  Layer the space with fun repurposed old wine barrels for tables and flower pots.  Cover the walls with whimsical shamrock signs from Serenity Style at the Luck of The Irish Gacha Fair (March 10-31, 2015), add some balloons, streamers, and floor clover to complete the festive mood.  As for the food, Aphrodite Shop has created colorful yummy speciality foods and sweets for the occasion, available on the marketplace or at their St Patrick’s Day Market.  Finally, in a forest of green, stand out in Alaskametro<3 Enigma white and gold lace dress (free March gift with FB code) accessorizing with smokey sage eye shadow, clover jewelry and ieQed Lolita Platform St. Patrick’s Edition green sparkly pumps with large gold bow detail.  Hope you have a jolly St. Paddy’s Day, grab the steals and deals around the grid and CHEERS!

St. Paddy's Day 2015 Gloria

Interior Design:

  • StoraxTree: Renaissance Rustic Loveseat/Chair Blonde Olive (**Free**), Woven Rug 65 & 68, Maith Thu Tree (**Free** gift on Clever Clover Hunt**)
  • Serenity Styles: Shamrock Wall Decor & Leprechaun Story Book @ Luck of The Irish Gacha Fair
  • Aphrodite Shop: Clover Spray Centerpiece, Balloons, Floor Clovers, St Patricks Beer Tray, Patricks Petit Cakes & Leprechaun Cookie Platter
  • Free Bird: Lucky Neon Sign (**Free**& Lucky Cute as a Bug Ladybug (Gacha item)
  • Decor Junction: Wine Barrel & Barrel Coffee Table
  • Shutter Field: Barrel Planter

On Gloria:

  • Belleza: Ashley Spring Skin (Past FLF item)
  • Alaskametro<3: Enigma Dress, White Gold (**Free** March gift with FB code)
  • Soonsiki: Glamour Doll Hair Fatpack (**Free** Soonsiki)
  • IeQED: Lolita Platform St. Patrick’s Edition

The end of smoky days…

Heart Homes | Paddy's Irish Pub Light Guiness

I’ve always loved the feel of supple leather, the grain glides gently over my fingertips revealing its’ story.  I adore large plush, tufted comfy brown leather club chairs.  They envelope you with a warm hug and instantly you are transported to smoke-filled rooms of swanky private men-only social clubs in the dawn of the new era, where exclusive membership was handed down through generations and tycoons of industry were making deals over Brandy and billiards. The bartender had the most coveted position, always in need and always an earshot away from breaking news.  Only rarely today will you find exclusive clubs of yesteryear; business is conducted differently, social drinking and moderate gambling is accepted.  Nowadays the distinctive club room style has merged into everything from steak houses, to office furnishings, to homes.  For a true gentlemans club experience you need a stately bar and Aphrodite Shop/Heart Homes has just released the perfect one, Paddy’s Irish Pub available exclusively at Room69 Event until March 20, 2015.  Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day and the tip-off to March Madness!  Paddy’s Irish Pub has 20 animations, 18 props and texture changer for wood, metals, & fabric with optional shamrock decor.  Heart Homes Paddy’s Pub is 23 prims, stools 1 prim each, and ideal for any occasion.

Heart Homes | Paddy's Irish Pub Side View Closer

A huge trend in interior design is home bars, or bar alternatives.  Totally understandable with upcoming spring sporting events, summer BBQ parties, home brewers and man caves.  So, I challenge myself to design an interior space in the masculine private social society style highlighting Heart Homes Paddy’s Irish Pub.  I used Scarlet Creative Work Live Loft, an urban industrial warehouse space as my backdrop, I loved the juxtaposition of concrete, brick and metal with the lush leather of Zerkalo The Infamous Set (free gift @ Shiny Shabby Event) and the rich wooden bar.   I created three separate areas, one to play chess, another to enjoy terrace views, and finally the last one tucked in the back corner for private chats, or a game of dominos.  So, if you are hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party, need a place to chill for the big game, or just love the look as much as I do, pop over to Room69 Event and pick up Heart Homes Paddy’s Irish Pub!

Heart Homes | Paddy's Irish Pub Chess Set Lighter

Heart Homes | Paddy's Irish Pub Corner View Window

Heart Homes | Paddy's Irish Pub Long

Structure: Scarlet Creative, Work Live Loft

  • Heart Homes: Paddy’s Irish Pub (Room69 Event)
  • Zerkalo: The Infamous Set (free @ Shiny Shabby Event)
  • Trompe Loeil: Astrid Chair Natural, Gyroscope Floor Lamp & Table Lamp, Cobble Hill Pencil Sketch, Ines Wall Fountain & Valiano Bistro Chair Set
  • The Loft: New York/Manhattan Prints, Linen Trim Rug Brown, Mara Console Table, Catch All Bowl
  • Apple Fall: Banana Plants, Palm Tree, Trellis Circular Rug & Empire Coffee Table
  • {theosophy}: Cheriton Side Table & Chess Set
  • StoraxTree: Modern Rug 237
  • Second Spaces: Domino
  • Pilot: Railroad Tie Chandeliers

Table for Two!

Romantic Garden Gazebo

Countdown!  T minus 4 days till Cupid’s arrow hits you!  Yes, I know some of you guys are in denial, but this Saturday is Valentine’s Day and today I created a romantic garden gazebo getaway that you can use all year-long with some special sweet touches from Aphrodite Shop/Heart Homes.  The design duo of Marina Ramer (Aphrodite Shop) and Jaylin Whitewood (Heart Homes) have created everything you could wish for this season of love including a special Valentine’s Market sim.  Check it out!  Taxi please…

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Marina & Jaylin have also created a special Valentine’s Day experience for you at their Casa de Aromas Restaurant.  This Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 4-7pm SLT, they are hosting a formal dinner event with a 4 course Valentine themed menu, role play entertainment, live singers, chef demos, and Valentine gifts for guests.  This will be the perfect romantic spot for you to take your loved one.  For single or couple tickets and more information, click here. Please note the single ticket experience is designed to chat, meet and greet with other single SL residents and will take place on the Valentines Ferry ship.  Ahoy!

Outdoor Giant Love Sign

Aphrodite Shop- Gazebo Entry

After your unique and one of a kind experience at Casa de Aromas Restaurant, cozy up at home in a romantic garden gazebo that will be your private retreat for many days and nights. Created using Barnesworth Anubis Garden Gazebo (Dec 2014 Collabor88 item) and furnished with Aphrodite Shop/Heart Homes Valentines release is a sweet and simple hideaway that you can design too.  The inside of the gazebo is intimate and inviting with Heart Homes Romantic Piano and Garden Cafe Set {with pillar candles} dominating the space. (Please note that both Heart Homes items are part of the Valentine Gazebo collection, a set that includes 3 private pavilions connected by rose-covered bridges with animations and looks best submerged in water.)  Because it’s Valentine’s Day and I love Marina’s sweet treats I had to display part of the Valentine’s Mega Party Pack {discounted 25%} including the Salad Buffet Table, Dessert Tables #1 & #2 with animated fondue and strawberry jelly cookies, and Valentine Heart Shaped Balloon Arches, Floating Heart Balloons, and Love Signs.  I also added some recent releases from Serenity Styles consisting of the Love Gatcha items for the With Love Fair 2015 (2/6-20/15).  Finally, I incorporated Finishing Touches I Heart You Stacked Planter (discounted) and I Heart You Candle Trio (free subscriber gift) that matches perfectly with the I Heart You Retro Living Room collection I previously blogged.  Some other items used in the gazebo are Alouette Cupid’s Arrow (past group gift), What Next Tivona Tree Lanterns, and Free Bird Love Neon Sign (free subscriber gift).  I hope you enjoyed the romantic garden gazebo and have a wonderful passionate Valentine’s Day!

Taxi to Aphrodite Shop Valentine Market please…

Aphrodite Shop- Piano & Dessert Table

Aphrodite Shop-Dessert Table #1

Aphrodite Shop-Buffet Table

Aphrodite Shop-Dessert Table #2

Aphrodite Shop-Garden Set

Aphrodite Shop-Garden Set, close -up

I’ll be Home for Christmas

Aphrodite Shop | Family Christmas Tree FR

I have more Christmas home decor for you today, this time traditional elegant from Aphrodite Shop.  The design duo of Marina Ramer and Jaylin Whitewood have created a whole Christmas Village in their main store sim, check it out!  They have designed everything that you can think of for the holidays from ice-covered bungalows, Hanukkah living room complete with cultural foods, couples animated decorative trees, holiday dining room table large enough to fit all your friends, family and invited guests, and my favorite is the Glowing Warm Christmas Set.  The Christmas set includes a trio of creamy taupe large club style armchairs and sofa appointed with embroidered decorative pillows, a marble ornament fireplace with Christmas stockings, garland, Christmas tree prints, and wooden trunk with hot chocolate and cookies for Santa.  Aphrodite Shop offers two options for a corresponding Christmas Tree, one with family animation complete with props and kids/parents animations, and the other for couples.

Aphrodite Shop | Glowing Warm LR Set FR

I finished the room with Park Place holiday accessories consisting of animated Snow Globes in Mason Jars (exclusive for the SL Christmas Expo 2014), Sleigh Card Holder, Words For All Sign, Toy Solider, Candy Cane Wreath, and Holiday Corduroy Drum Ottoman.  I really like this interpretation of a traditional Christmas with a blending of modern lines in furniture and highlights of red and green appliqué.  If you’re looking for a living room ensemble that can meld into your home, consider the Aphrodite Shop Glowing Warm Christmas Living Room and matching Christmas tree, it’s really beautiful.

Taxi to Aphrodite Shop please….
Taxi to Park Place please…..

Aphrodite Shop | Glowing Warm LR Set Fireplace FR

Aphrodite Shop | Glowing Warm Fireplace (close-up) FR

Thanksgiving Bounty


FT Tree of Life LR & Pumkpin Pie Kitchen Framed

In just 5 days Americans celebrate Thanksgiving with food, friends, family and football on the menu.  Grocery stores are brimming with shoppers planning their holiday feast.  My favorite part of the holiday season are the baked goods.  I love the smell of fresh-baked cookies, pies and cakes in the house.

FT Pumpkin Pie Kitchen Framed

Kitchen & Pie Rack Framed

I wanted to honor this special American holiday in Second Life by creating a Thanksgiving great room complete with living space and kitchen using a sunroom.  I mentioned in my last post to rethink the expected and I did that by transforming a sunporch into a great room.  I often feel that sunrooms are overlooked and only styled as breakfast nooks or porches, so if you have the space, as I did, make your sunroom a usable space that continues to celebrate your life for many generations.

FT Tree of Life LR Side View Framed

FT Tree of Life Living Room Collection Framed

The perfect autumn collection to mark the harvest season is Finishing Touches Tree of Life grouping available at 50% off at The Designer Warehouse Shopping Event (until Nov 27).  The Tree of Life set includes a tan herringbone sofa and chair, leaf patterned rug, walnut coffee table and side buffet featuring a tree of life design, a brick and wood fireplace, decorative carved wood leaf wall art, and assorted accessories.  A wonderful complement for the living room is the Finishing Touches Pumpkin Pie Kitchen set with baking animations and supplies, decorative gourd kitchen scale, matching walnut hutch with turkey pattern display plates and an apple quilt.  These are lovely pieces for any time of the year with soft soothing tones of cream, tan, brown, bronze, burnt sienna, and rust that will fill your home with warmth and charm.  I wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving, enjoy the food (& sweets), the friends and family, and I’ll see you at the Black Friday Sales!

FT Tree of Life Fireplace & Pumpkin Pie Hutch Framed

Structure: Heart HomesAutumn Lovenest II (see previous post, Bask in the Glow of Autumn) 

Kitchen:

  • Pumpkin Pie Set (Hutch, Island with Kitchen Scale, Stools, Baking Accessories, + Hat Boxes,  Apple/Pumpkin Quilt & Tall Side Table): Finishing Touches
  • Hanging Pot Rack & Menu Sign: Cozy Essentials
  • Fridge: Dutchie
  • Pumpkin Recipe & Pumpkin Pie Decor: What Next
  • Crate Stack, Recipe Tin, Baking Canister, Egg Basket & Milk Can: Floorplan
  • Plates, Glasses & Jug: The Loft
  • Turkey Plate Display & Autumn Branch: La Galleria (**FREE**)

Living Room:

  • Tree of Life Collection (Sofa, Chairs, Rug, Fireplace, Wall Art, Baskets {Log & Apple}, & Lanterns, Books & Candles): Finishing Touches
  • Autumn Wreaths, Gourd Urn, Table Lamps, Bench: Finishing Touches
  • Drapes: What Next
  • Blinds: LISP