Everything’s coming up roses!

Tylar's Treasure- Rose Arbor & Lunar Seasonal FlowersHappy February!  Today is my big birthday, the one I’ve been dreading for years…..the one I’m in denial about.  As I look at the scope of my life, I should have done more, traveled more, seen more, failed more, accomplished more, basically the next half of my life, I need to create adventures and live life fully.

Tylar's Gazebo Feb 2016Today’s post continues the Valentine theme only this time bringing the love outdoors with Tylar’s Treasures Rose Arbor offered for 50% off at Perfect Ten (2/1-15/16).  The rose patterned draped arbor includes a chaise lounge with dance, single female poses and 44 intimate couple animations.  Behind the arbor is Tylar’s Treasures Valentine Proposal Gazebo scene with pink trees & shrub.  The gazebo animations include couple dancing, cuddling, kissing, wedding proposal and acceptance kiss pose, available at the main store.  Also shown in the first photo are Lunar Seasonal Designs menu driven heart flower beds and planter, offered at Perfect Ten for 50% off.  Have a great Groundhog Day; Punxsutawney Phil & I will be ringing in our special day and wishing for an early spring!

Structure: Trompe Loeil, The Karin Cottage (Sky)

  • Finishing Touches: Trio of Roses & Hearts (Pink), Trio of Roses & Hearts Topiary (Pink), Roses are Red Hanging Heart, Crazy Daisies Birdhouse Trio, Victorian Rose Bench, Victorian Rose Swan Planter, Roses Are Red Topiary, Roses are Red Woodland Bench & Summer Garden Tiered Dessert Tray
  • Alouette: Pansy Fence Planter (White) & Pansy Plant
  • Apple Fall: L’Olivier
  • A.D.D.Andel!: Potted Plant Lavender
  • [DDD]: Rose Bush (Potted)
  • O.M.E.N: Dear John – Diaries & Love Letters Mail Box
  • Lunar Seasonal Designs: Menu Driven Planter & Bed of Heart Flowers (@ Perfect Ten, 50% off)
  • Tylar’s Treasures: Rose Arbor, Valentine Proposal Gazebo & Tiered Candleholder (Pink)
  • Jian: Beaumont Brick Path & Boxwood Shrub (Hedge)
  • LISP: Rain or Shine Table & Chairs (Texture Change)
  • What Next: Antique Heart String Lanterns

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)