Emerald Isle!

Waterfront BarnFirst, a big congrats goes to the team behind the SL Home & Garden Expo 2016 who raised $4,010,116L for Relay for Life of Second Life, benefitting the American Cancer Society.  Second, a warm thank you to all my readers who supported the cause.  The RFL-SL fundraising season continues with the 10th Anniversary Fashion for Life from March 6th-20th.  This year the offerings are vast on nine sims with daily entertainment, fashion shows, $10L hunt, live auction and photo contest, all details here.  If I have some free time this week, I’ll try to showcase some of the items but in the meantime please check out my nearest and dearest friend, Rhiannon Colclough blog, Fashion is Fun!

Park Place Swank & Gacha Good March EventsThis coming Thursday will be St. Patrick’s Day and I’ve always marked the occasion with a holiday themed blog post. As I was looking through past entries, I noticed I’ve never featured outdoor decor.  Today’s scene was created with Brook Hill Living, Park Place, Tylar’s Treasures, Serenity Styles, Sway’s, What Next and Chez Moi.  I’m very excited to share with you a new home builder, Brook Hill Living who recently released the Waterfront Barn last week and the Chilmark House at the Expo.  The Waterfront Barn is available in two version, shabby or posh with four dock options, two gazebos, and an open floor plan, available on the marketplace or in-world store.

Park Place Gold Plaid Garden SetPark Place Home Decor is currently participating in two monthly shopping events; Swank and Gacha Good.  The Gold Plaid rattan patio set and Garden Chair Planters (gacha item) are offered at Gacha Good until March 31, 2016. Emerald Isla Garden Cart, Flower Basket (Pink & Red), Magazine Basket, and Purple Tulips in Twin Vase are available at Swank until April 1, 2016.

Park Place Planter ChairsTylar’s Treasures has the Nautica Collection on sale for 50% off at Perfect Ten (3/1-15/16).  The Nautica Collection includes arbor bench and planter {first photo}, crate, wall decor, stool, table decor, and is texture change (4 options). Also available for 50% off at Perfect Ten are The Mustard Seed Willow TreesLunar Seasonal Designs Blooming Shamrock Basket & Planter and Dreamland Designs Riverside Rustic Bedroom Set {display inside}.

Chez Moi March 2016 Group GiftTo finish the deck styling, I used Chez Moi new March group gift, the super fun and colorful Lemonade Stand.  Touches of spring were added with Sway’s Hana Tulips in wooden bucket & rain boots, available at The Liaison Collaborative (3/7-3/30), and Floria Hanging Plants flanking the door.  Whimsical Stone Garden Decor animals/insects {sleeping cat, ladybug, snail and frog} by Serenity Style add a humorous twist.  Through the window we can see Serenity Style Ly One Way Set, available at Gen-Neutral (3/12-4/2).  Finally, I added hints of shamrock decor with Free Bird horseshoe wall plank (free group gift), free lanterns I picked up at Swank Luck of the Irish event, and the lucky clover plant stand hunt gift from The Artist Shed (Poppin’ Penguin Hunts 3/1-31/16).  Hope you have a great weekend and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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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

Top o’ the Mornin’ to ya!

Purple Moon St Patrick's Day dress 2014

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 

This is a day that everyone loves.  You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate, just have fun and drink some green beer.  And don’t forget to celebrate by embellishing your Second Life home with a few decorative green furniture pieces (like below).  Instantly your home has holiday spirit and will become party central where everyone feels comfortable and loved.

Homestuff Hunt items- Office Overview 2

For me in RL, I was invited to a St. Patty’s Day party by my 80/90-year-old neighbors (aka they needed a designated driver) and for evening plans, it’s pub crawl nite with my European coworker, who can drink me under the table before we enter the bar (aka they needed a designated driver).  But, my Second Life plans are very exciting, I’m throwing Snowflake (our cat) her 1st Annual Shamrock Party with all her feline friends.  I needed a good strong chair to hold up to all the scratching, Park Place’s FREE Gold Corduroy Chair & matching table (Wee Little Leprechaun hunt item) is perfect.  I accessorized with  a few furry bears for amusement and served cookies and nonalcoholic green beer (on a foot stool), so all alley cats can enjoy a good time…

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For the 2 legged guests, tables are set with muffins, Hot cross buns, Irish Coffee and green beer are placed around the room.  Blending natural tones offsets the green chairs and decorative ornaments.  For the party, I will wear Purple Moon’s  Patty Gown in White/Green (PM group gift, above) and for bed (after the party) Blacklace’s Infatuated Green Lingerie (below).  Happy St. Patrick’s Day, there are lots of hunts dedicated to the holiday; it’s worth checking out here!  Enjoy and I would love to see how you decorated your home, share with me on Facebook.

Trompe Loeil FB chairs

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Irish eyes are smiling…

Gather your lucky charms…

It’s Friday which mean lots of St. Patrick’s Day parties and I’m your resources for events, hunts, people and places to see this weekend.  You know the saying, everyone is Irish on St. Paddy’s Day!

First up, where to go? Well if you check out the Second Life destination guide you will see a couple of places to hang out and get your barely on. (If you have any events or parties to add, please do so in the comment section)

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Next up, what to wear?  You know me as the ultimate shopper, scoring bargains and finding hidden gems along the way.  I will show you a number of different outfits to celebrate this weekend fun without having to spend too much money.  My focus will be on There Alway After Me Lucky Charms hunt that is available until Sunday, March 17th, a few group gifts and a large selection of marketplace finds.  There are a few other St. Patrick’s Day hunts but I didn’t have time to hunt for the prizes.

Vero Modero hunt gift

PS marketplace find & grn toe shoes

Sin Original green gownMadrid Solo St

KR MM board shamrock babydoll

KR MM, dancing lep & garden ladder

  • Baby doll Dress & Shoes: Kastle Rock, Shamrock Light, MM board
  • Jewelry: Lucky Clover set, Second Life marketplace
  • Hair: Ali & Ali Hair, Pax Light Copper
  • Decor: Greymyst, Dancing Leprechaun with gold pot (on stool), lucky charms hunt
  • Decor: Poems of the Mist, Flower stand, lucky charms hunt gift
  • Decor: Clover rug & sofa, Pickle design, Second Life marketplace
  • Decor: Green & Gold Shamrock Garland, Second Life marketplace

Magnolia Designs, Green tank, grn bolero, blk pants

KR group gift

Abia Capalini Lucky Charms outfit & top hat

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PM St Pat's dress, decor

Clover skin & hat