Rest

Rest

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ~  John Lubbock, The Use Of Life

Rest

Summer doesn’t always have to be about tending your garden or sowing your vegetables or mowing the lawn. Sometimes it’s just good to lie down and take in the sunshine, enjoy the breeze and the flowers. I am doing that with some new outdoor furnishings. First a great cushion Sway Dench had made with several poses, perfect for a garden reverie. I love the sheer curtains and the whole idea of a place to just daydream.

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Sway has also made some lovely garden benches in several colors (neutral or colors) that you could scatter about a garden or even a plaza, they are so nicely made. They include several unique poses—not just the boring sitting around kind.

I visited the Aloha Fair and got this great little dress from Antonia Millar that includes several different lovely summery floral textures on a texture-change HUD.  I ran to No21 and had to get this jewelry set from Diaxm. I think it’s absolutely gorgeous, all mesh, with great textures and design. We need more jewelry like this in SL!  My great little wedges are Eudora3D’s offering at Uber, with a great HUD that allows texture change on the metal, the two straps and the wedge itself. I loved playing with the different color combos and if you buy two or more color ways, you can mix and match the colors across the HUDs.

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My chair and umbrella I found at the Aloha Fair as well. Myrrine made four lovely different chairs with an umbrella that has a texture change built in to match to any chair. Love the textures. Love the restful recline.

Kavar Cleanslate premiered this great side fishtail braid at Uber. He includes little starfish you can add to the style, but I wasn’t feeling the mermaid vibe this time. The hair looks terrific with this gorgeous skin from Inka Mexicola in one of her newer revamped shades.

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Hair: Exile::Rising Tides by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Uber *

Skin: Essences – Tila {medium02} cranberry by Inka Mexicola for Essences *

Eyes: #adored – siren eyes – kelp by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Dress: EMPORIUM – Flowers Dress by Antonia Millar for EMPORIUM, available at the Aloha Fair *

Jewelry: Ariskea { Turquoise } Mesh Necklace and Bangle by Diaxm for Ariskea, available at N° 21

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: :[P]:- Slink Applier [NAILS]:// Sheene by Aikea Rieko for Plastik *

Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Eudora 3D Nereida Wedges by Eudora3D for Eudora 3D, available at Uber *

Décor:

  • Sway’s [Walter] Park Bench . green by Sway Dench for Sway’s, created for The Challenge (available in neutrals and colors)*
  • Texture change parasol and table and Relax chair long waited by Myrrine for Myrrine, available at the Aloha Fair *
  • Sway’s [Dreamer] Garden Lounger . meadow by Sway Dench for Sway’s *
Sunshine

Sunshine

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. ~ Walt Whitman

Sunshine

This morning I woke to perfect sunshine, lovely warm air that wasn’t too humid, a dozen peaches, and the anticipation of my little cousin (she’s 12) coming to visit. I made a peach cobbler (gah, the putzing with the peaches!) and frozen yogurt (awesome) and we had burgers for lunch. Then I took my cousin and son to the pool in this brilliant weather and cleaned the kitchen. It was just a lovely day, full of sunshine and the contentedness of small joys.

So I didn’t feel a need to dress up in any manner more than something pretty. I started with this loose dress from AvaGardner Kungler, who is a pro at textures, colors and proportions. Ava always brings elegance to her fashions, even the most casual, and this outfit feels rich even if it’s not “dressy.” I paired it with lace leggings from Tatyana Ultsch, who is also a pro at textures. These leggings will work with asses and mesh bodies but also come as pure system pieces with add-ons, which I prefer. My shoes are darling wedges that Senzati0n Domenitzo is offering in a gacha at the Aloha Fair.

Sunshine

Sawsan Secretspy, who is one of the most prolific skin makers in SL, I swear, is offering this gorgeous skin for the Aloha Fair. In several bright, sunshiny make-ups, it’s sure to add warmth to your look. My hair is one of Queue Marlowe’s newest, loose curls casually pinned up in back with her ever gorgeous textures. And my pretty, delicate hanging earrings are Maxi Gossamer’s new offer for Uber.

Sunshine

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night. ~ Steve Martin

Hair: AD – val – dark blondes by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Iwana Tan 02 by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at the Aloha Fair *

Eyes: #adored – siren eyes – kelp by Constance Daehlie for #adored

Dress: (Kunglers) Mirian dress – Rose by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers *

Leggings: :::i::: Lace Leggins Style2 – trans (1) by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya::: *

Earrings: MG – Earrings – Ashira Hoops 3 by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Uber *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Izzie’s – Slink Metallic Nails Applier Huds (hands & feet) by Izzie Button for Izzie’s

Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Essenz – El Paso (Fatpack 1) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at the Aloha Fair *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin