Shop ’til you Drop!

Haute Couture Dress Boutique

I love shopping as much as the next girl, my mom would often say “let’s shop till we drop.” When I learned that the October theme for The Challenge is Shopping, I was excited to create something in Second Life I’ve always dreamed of in real life, my own boutique.  Not only did I design and furnish “Glory’s Haute Couture Shop” with some of my favorite shoes, dresses, and hats, but I expanded the idea into a small seaside district, with “Glory’s Sweet Treat Shop” next door (previously blogged here).  Concentrating on my point of view (POV), of showcasing California interior design and styles, I attempted to create my favorite place on earth, Carmel-by-the-Sea.  I thought my tribute to Carmel build would fit perfectly into the monthly themed ? feature.

Carmel is a small coastal artist community situated on the Monterey Peninsula in Northern California. It is noted for cobblestone streets, small boutiques, art galleries, and being dog friendly.  One day I would love to own a second home in the Carmel Valley, but for now I have wonderful memories of important milestones, like my 18th birthday, spraining my ankle once or twice on the irregular pavement, and ordering a Ramos Fizz at the Del Monte Bar & Grill at the age of 5 (ok, so I guess I should have specify virgin cocktail, please).

Dress Shop Front Door

I used the Black Tulips My First Store exclusive release as the corresponding storefront for both the boutique and sweet treat shop, creating uniformity and consistency in the boulevard. All the merchandise is arranged on Hate This Store Displays with fashion sketches indicating the variety of items. Cleo Designs Tete a Tete chairs with tea set frame the shop windows and the Fitting Rooms are in the corner of the store.  I transformed a Hate This Display Table into a check out area, pairing it with Fetch Shopping Corkboard and Kuro Shopping List.  If you are a designer looking to redesign your store, or ever wanted to fantasize about creating your own store, pop over and pick up these exclusive creations made for The Challenge.

Check Out area

Butterfly Hats

Safari

Gowns & Dresses Full

Cleo Designs Fitting Rooms

Dear Shoes Full

Hucci & ieQed Shoes

Mondrian & Pin-up Hucci

Delicious Delights

Candy Fair- Sweet Shop Framed

Do you have a sweet tooth?  If you had a choice between a box of chocolates or lingerie, would you select candy?  Did you ever want to be baker?  Well, I’ve created an old-fashion sweet shop that answers all your desires.

Sweet talking w:bear

He whispered sweet nothings…

The Candy Fair 2014 is well under way and offers a delicious delight of dubious delectable from clothes, accessories, shoes, candy, poses and home decor.  As an interior designer, I was inspired by a mix of speciality gift shops from yesteryear and my local ice creamery.  “Glory’s Sweet Treats” offers an array of cotton candy, pick candy, ice cream, milkshakes, occasion cakes, cupcakes, seasonal treats, fresh-baked yummies, tea, coffee, and some darling plushies you’ll want to take home.  With multiple seating areas inside and al-fresco, we can cater to all your sugar pleasures.  Enjoy the photos and let me know if you want to visit (I’ll keep the build up until the 14th).

Taxi to Sim 1

Taxi to Sim 2

Candy shop main counter

Alouette: Shelf, Candy Jars, Stools, Counter, Fetch: Sweet, Sugar Spice Signs & Organic: Milkshake Machine

Sugar & Spice Sign:Shelf

Alouette: Counter, Organica: Milkshake Machine & Shakes, & Fetch: Sugar Spice Sign

Window cafe set

Myrrine: Candy Tree, Bistro Cafe & Roses Tea Set, Fetch: Sweet & Sugar Spice Sign, Blueberry Hill: Retro Candy Signs, Alouette: Candy Jar, Shelves, Counter, Stool, Chevron Chairs, & Organica: Cotton Candy Machine

Sweet Shop left side-candy machine

Blueberry Hill: Retro Candy Machine & Retro Candy Signs, Alouette: Shelves, Counter, Candy Jars, Stools, Organica: Cotton Candy Machine, & Myrrine: Roses Tea Set

Blueberry Hill: Retro Candy Signs, Alouette: Shelves, Counter, Candy Jars, Stools, Chevron Chairs, Myrrine: Candy Tree, Bistro Cafe & Roses Tea Set, & Fetch: Sweet, Sugar Spice & I Scream for Ice Cream Sign

Blueberry Hill: Retro Candy Signs, Alouette: Shelves, Counter, Candy Jars, Stools, Chevron Chairs, Myrrine: Candy Tree, Bistro Cafe & Roses Tea Set, & Fetch: Sweet, Sugar Spice & I Scream for Ice Cream Sign

Special Treats

Left Side Shelf

Alouette: Candy Jars, Aphrodite Shop: Cakes & Treats

Halloween & Chocolate

Halloween Shelf: Alouette: Candy Jars, Aphrodite Shop: All Cakes

4th of July & Dr Who sweets

Alouette: Candy Jars, Aphrodite Shop: 4th of July Treat & Dr. Who Cakes

Valentine day shelf

Valentine Shelf: Alouette Candy Jars

Right Side Candy Shelf

Alouette: Candy Jars, Aphrodite Shop: Cakes, Apple Fall: Plum Pudding, Cherry Jubilee & Cookies

1st birthday

Blueberry Hill: Retro Candy Sign, Aphrodite Shop: Circus Party Set

Gazebo

Blueberry Hill: Retro Candy Signs, Sway’s: Sweet Set in Cotton Candy, Heart Candy Poufs, & Myrrine: Bistro & Roses Tea Set

Cafe at sunset

Goodnight, sweet dreams sweetheart!

The End of Days.

Fetch Tiffany set framed

One of my favorite monthly home and garden shopping events (& sponsor), The Collage has closed their event location and is restructuring into a store based event.  I will keep you posted and in the meantime, The Collage designers will provide the official Collage bloggers with their latest releases and offers.  But don’t worry, some other monthly home & garden shopping event I represent are The Challenge and The Designer Warehouse Shopping Event.  Hans Inshan, creator of Serenity Style and co-owner of The Feeling event (on hiatus till Fall) designed and released the cute retro frame art available for $1L at the main store.  I paired the frames with [fetch] Tiffany Chair, Rug & Dresser and Cleo Designs Tea Tray Set, both designed exclusively for The Challenge August theme Vintage/Retro.  Go grab the cute frames from Serenity Style and stay tuned for updates on new home & garden products.

Taxi to Serenity Style…

Taxi to [fetch]…

Taxi to Cleo Designs…

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