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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

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…


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

4th of July Party!

HOuse & bike

America’s big birthday is coming on Friday, July 4.  This day is very important to those of who celebrates freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  The 4th of July is noted for firework, back yard BBQs, and family vacations at the beach, but it is much more than that.  For my 4th of July tribute, I used the Dragon Magick Wares Take The A-Frame red, white & blue house with large deck an exclusive item from The Designer Warehouse Shopping Event to create the perfect party backdrop.  The Star Beaded Curtains hanging on the windows from Lunar Seasonal Designs are also exclusive at The Designer Warehouse, available until July 10, 2014.

Taxi to The Designer Warehouse please…

exterior dark sky

Aphrodite Shop has a new release, the 4th of July mega party pack with a yummy buffet table including: burgers and fries, red, white & blue lasagna and spaghetti, fried chicken and hot dogs, plus a scrumptious desert table with ice cream cones and cupcakes, and of course unlimited beer buckets, patriotic paper lanterns and RBW balloon arches, Americana beach blankets and umbrella, bikes, and a fire pit (50% off for full pack purchase).  If you are having a party, or just want to celebrate this glorious Independence Day with me, then pop by Aphrodite Shop and allow Marina Ramer to cater.

Taxi to Aphrodite Shop please…

Food table - Aphrodite buffet

Close -up buffet  fries, lasanga, burgers

Desert table

Lakehouse Living | The Collage

Sitting Area

A new round of The Collage is opening on Monday, June 23rd with designs ranging from shabby chic, to classic, to Victorian.  The designer’s new releases will be available at the new Collage location, now open year round.  Today’s inspiration for my great room are the soft peaches and muted sea greens from the Cozy Essentials Lakehouse Collection dining set.  I imagined radiant metallic reflects of translucent seashells that washed up on shore.  I create two separate spaces in my Trompe Loeil Willoughby Lakehouse, a sitting area and dining room.  To enhance the soft blush tone from the Cozy Essential rug in the living room, I used Dreamscapes Art Gallery Olivia rose painted shelf and table.  I finished the sitting room with Spargel & Shines Home Annie Antique Travel Set, Dreamscapes Milla leather armchair and couch (May/June release), and some Cozy Essentials plants, ferns and decorative accessories.

Dinner Table & Sweets

To divide the space, I utilized Cozy’s Lakehouse Collection Entrance Table with two-sided photo frame, filled with close up pictures of seashells. The dining and buffet tables are filled with sweet treat courtesy of Aphrodite Shop, Death by Chocolate new release (not part of The Collage).  Cozy Essential’s Lakehouse Dining Collection includes; mahogany dining table, 6 sea green chairs, peach rug, buffet table, candle display, lamps, chandelier, mirror, clock, entry table with texture change picture frames, ferns, potted plants, fireplace {not shown} and decorative accessories.  The dining room set is a nice addition to any home.  Taxi please…

Hutch and Dinner Table

Summer Garden Wedding!

Greenhouse, outside bluebell and jonquils

This week is rather busy for me.  My neighbors who I’ve been looking after for over a year now, will be celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary.  I know, 70 years together, rather amazing in the day and age when couples hop in and out of love like changing their socks.  So, all 6 of their kids, plus significant others and grandkids, and 100+ great grandkids are descending on them for the big party this weekend.  I’ve been helping out with all the details and arrangements.  Tomorrow, I’m taking the missy to get her hair done and finally convinced her to purchase a new dress for the occasion.  It got me thinking about all the SL weddings I’ve seen on Facebook and I want to highlight a few special Aphrodite Shop products that would be perfect for summer garden parties, weddings, anniversaries, or even recommitment ceremonies.

Greenhouse from outside left

For my candlelit pretend wedding, I used the Aphrodite Shop Summer Flower Greenhouse (white wood) to house the reception food including: the Seafood Buffet, White Swan Champagne Fountain, Sunny Beginnings Wedding Cake and Nexpresso Luxury Coffee Machine.

Buffet table & cake table

The Summer Flower Greenhouseavailable in white wood or oak with texture change floor, sliding glass doors, interactive plants, modifiable build (with removable walls or doors), couple animated sofa/lounger, chairs, table, pouf, and water feature is perfect for hosting parties, or lounging on a lazy Sunday afternoon.  Today it will serve as the reception food buffet area for a grand 70th wedding anniversary celebration!  The greenhouse can be purchased in-world or on the marketplace.

Greenhouse - outside right (swan table)

Since June is the perfect season for shellfish, the Seafood Buffet is ideal for large parties, or a big appetite, and by purchasing the complete set, you save 40% off.  The set includes champagne, lobster, crab, trout, salmon, shrimp, oysters on half shell, and more.  If you are planning on hosting a summer party buy this interactive set with delicious, mouth-watering food good enough to gain a few pixel pounds.

Seafood table #1 (overhead)

Seafood Table #2 (Canapes, shrimp, mussels, oysters, etc)

No party is complete without a champagne fountain.  There is something so special, elegant, and glamorous about a Swan Champagne Fountain and your summer bash needs one, available in 2 colors, silver or white with interactive glasses that include sound, movement, and unlimited refills.

White Swan inside (lori Choice)

Swan Fountain Table #2 (outside)

I love my sweets and Marina Ramer and Jaylin Whitewood, creators of the charming Aphrodite Shop and Heart Homes designed yummy and appealing cakes and pies for our enjoyment.  At the recent Wedding Expo, they released 3 new layered wedding cakes with texture change tablecloths: the classic & traditional Forever & Ever, a sunflower inspired Sunny Beginningsand garden party perfection Summer Daisy.  Each wedding cakes has three different layer cake flavors.  The design partners also recently launched the Victorian Sponge Cake, Boston Cream Pie, and New York Cheesecakewith or without domes.

Sunflower cake

Cake & Swan tables )outside w:Gloria)

The final drops of scrumptious taste every party needs is the Nexpresso Coffee machine, available in silver or gold.  This is truly a gourmet coffee machine and offers a dozen different blends with realistic steam and sound when brewing.  All of the Aphrodite items are available in-world and on the marketplace.  Pop over to enjoy all the yummy food and drink.  Taxi please….

Coffee Machine

Wedding Cakes outside (Daisy)