My Perfect Vacation

My Perfect Vacation

“So many books, so little time.” ~ Frank Zappa

My Perfect Vacation

My perfect vacation would involve a few things: a cozy spot, solitude, and a collection of books. (I might throw in a fridge with water and a fresh supply of cantaloupe, spinach and heirloom tomatoes too plus a good music collection.) Sway Dench made my favorite kind of spot with her little boho wagon for The Liaison Collaborative—a cozy spot for one or two. With a variety of poses built into the seat and the porch and stairs outside, it’s a fun prop or playhouse, and it makes a perfect set for a cozy reading getaway.

My Perfect Vacation

Imagine being curled up in this cute little wagon with your favorite book (today’s being Alison Lurie’s Foreign Affairs), some great music on the turntable (Andrew Bird’s “Pulaski at Night”), and a cute comfy outfit. My dress is part of a full ensemble from Moonbubble Gothly that she is selling at District 5. I stole the artsy cute dress with top and skirt and abstract texture for the look. My shoes are Lindsey Warwick’s darling heels that she sold for 21 Shoe (which is available in other colors). Piled around me, of course, are Murakami books, made by MiaSnow Myriam, who is also a fan!

My Perfect Vacation

Sometimes fresh air and quiet contemplation is needed, and then I sit out on this chair from Sway Dench that she made for the Australian theme for The Dreaming Tree. With several single AND couples poses and texture change on the pillows, it’s a decorator’s dream. The modern angles of the chair are offset by the cushions so this can mix in with a very modern or eclectic décor easily.

My Perfect Vacation

I know Shylah Honey made this hair for Fantasy Gacha Carnival but it’s good for every day wear, especially with its pulled back prettiness. Once this gacha is done at the Carnival, it will be in the regular store, so you haven’t missed it. My pretty skin is Sawsan Secretspy’s special for Designer Circle, sold at a discount for the event. And psst, but Krystal Jenkins put her jewelry on sale a couple days ago and I think the sale is still on. I snagged these brainy girl earrings for a steal.

My Perfect Vacation

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Sunhild Rigged Mesh Big Pack by Shylah Honey for Damselfly, available at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Eshe Darktan by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at Designer Circle *

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

Dress: [ bubble ] Camden Dress by Moonbubble Gothly for [ bubble ], available at District 5 *

Earrings: Helix – Earring – Platinum by Krystal Jenkins for Krystal

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

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: [L.Warwick] Miranda -High Platform Wedge- Modest Mahogany by Lindsey Warwick for L.Warwick

Wagon: Sway’s [Willow] Living Wagon . boho / Adult by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at The Liaison Collaborative *

Furnishings and décor:

  • Sway’s [Willow] hanging candle glass . boho by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at The Liaison Collaborative *
  • Sway’s [Willow] Plant by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at The Liaison Collaborative *
  • Sway’s [Willow] stack of books . boho by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at The Liaison Collaborative *
  • ::GUDU::  RugRug_L by Bersten for GUDU
  • *Joke Factory* Refrigerator monster blue by Missileman Adzebills for *Joke Factory*
  • Sway’s [Boomerang] Chair . Melbourne / PG by Sway Dench for Sway’s, for The Dreaming Tree *
  • Sway’s [Willow] Table . boho by Sway Dench for Sway’s, available at The Liaison Collaborative *
  • Zigana . Branch light . sun by Nalena Fairey for Zigana
  • LISP – Funky Lispette Record Unit by Lainy Voom for LISP
  • LISP – Victoire Lamp Left – Noir by Lainy Voom for LISP
  • LISP – Tearose Lantern String by Lainy Voom for LISP
  • BOOKS ~Murakami Collection by MiaSnow Myriam for MiaSnow

Sunday Afternoon

Sunday Afternoon

A Sunday well-spent brings a week of content.

Sunday Afternoon

It’s a lazy day in my household, made doubly so because it’s Mother’s Day so all my normal cooking and cleaning is off my hands. I bought a new book on Kindle (“The Golem and the Jinni”), did some online work, enjoyed a fine dessert of fruit and whipped cream and chocolate sauce and chocolate chips made up by my son, and generally lazed around.

Even when it’s a lazy Sunday afternoon in SL, I have to dress fashionably and Paul Lapointe and Bastchild Lotus have made this ridiculously easy. Start with the mesh boho top Bastchild Lotus made (yes, she modeled this one) with Paul’s amazing textures and scads of options available via their handy texture-change HUD (not just solids but also prints). Buy the top, wear it over and over by switching elements out.

Sunday Afternoon

Then there are the great boyfriend jeans from Paul with their own texture-change hud that allows you to choose the denim color, buckle texture and belt leather texture. Put the two together and you have infinite possibilities.

So really it all comes down to how you accessorize. I found the necklace and earrings ridiculously inexpensively offered by hadarah Steamer (along with other pieces—I admit I went a little crazy). My shoes, one of Maxi Gossamer’s offerings for Collabor88, have color change for the gems and the leather. Throw in neon nails from Giela Delpaso and it’s all matchy-matchy in a nice way.

Sunday Afternoon

My leisurely furniture from Sway Dench that she is featuring at The Men’s Dept is named after one of SL’s most dashing gentlemen, Stephen Venkmen. I have known Stephen for some time now, and I will attest he is as kind and decent up close as it would seem. The furniture includes a mix of unisex and definitely masculine poses plus some sweet couples poses. (I didn’t test the adult version, natch). And the signed baseball on the shelf is a cute touch.

My glowing natural skin is evidence of Shyla Diggs’ skill with Tricky Boucher’s palette. I love the blush of the skin, the sexy but not overdone make-up and the proportionate coloring through the face. My updo is one of Carina Larsen’s newest hairstyles with a texture change band holding my hair back. It’s sleek made casual and provides versatility for many different looks.

Sunday Afternoon

“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Hair: Amacci Hair Klara ~ Brown Auburn by Carina Larsen for Amacci *

Skin: -Belleza- Ria SK 3 Br by Shyla Diggs and Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – evergreen by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available atStuff in Stock *

Top: L&B Swear “Boho” (W) – Blouse by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus forLapointe and Bastchild *

Jeans: L&B Jeans “Classic Boyfriend” (Shoes) by Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus forLapointe and Bastchild *

Jewelry: Celtic Necklace and Earrings by hadarah Steamer for Casual Lies

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Neon Set – Natural HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro for Slink

Sandals: MG – Sandals – Bejewelled Genie Princess by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at Collabor88 *

Furnishings:

Standing pose by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Time Is On My Side

Time Is On My Side

Time is on my side, yes it is
Time is on my side, yes it is

~ “Time Is On My Side” by The Rolling Stones

Time Is On My Side

Ennui in Paris is a fine thing. It suits. A bit of rambling about one’s home with the Parisian lights twinkling below does wonders for the intellect and one’s mind. It’s how Foucault made his name, how Derrida deconstructed, how Barthes wrote his Mythologies. In a skybox like the one from Tya Fallingbridge, the Clock Tower available at FaMESHed, with its functional clock (you can set to your time and chimes on the hour) and interchangeable city scenes, including this of Paris, you can experience your own sweet time around the globe.

Time Is On My Side

I have donned a gorgeous outfit from SamanthaSJones. I love Sam’s use of color and texture in her outfits, her sense of proportion and material and pure style. Every piece she turns out is classy with well-done textures. Pink stiletto pumps from Senzati0n Domenitzo, which she offers with a color change HUD for six different shoe colors, punctuate my at-home look. (I am in Paris—I HAVE to be chic, even in a state of ennui.)

As for the skybox, I can go on about the fine features of this abode, including the open stair case upon which the clock from the window is projected, the lofted bedroom and the beautifully appointed bathroom, complete with couple’s shower (functional) and his and hers sinks.

Time Is On My Side

Of course, a skybox like this can’t remain empty so I outfitted it with Tobias Convair’s sectional (seen above) from FaMESHed and Cory Edo’s terrific Ines collection, also from FaMESHed. The Branch Screen is absolutely exquisite and decorates this loft beautifully as well as the other pieces including the chair and ottoman. You can mix and match these pieces with others you have owned—they are not necessarily meant to be used together, though I show them here so you can see them (and how well they go in this loft, incidentally).

Time Is On My Side

Aida Ewing is offering a gorgeous new skin at Collabor88 in Sylvia. This time she went all out, offering several nose options, cheek makeups, eye makeups and lipsticks as well as eyebrow shades. It’s really quite a bargain, especially for such a gorgeous skin. Imagine the possibilities. I loved putting on Truth Hawks’ newest long straight ‘do, which is also at FaMESHed. I chose the teal tipped hair to match my outfit. I love that his HUDs offer so many color options.

Time Is On My Side

Go ahead, go ahead and light up the town
And baby, do everything your heart desires
Remember, I’ll always be around
And I know, I know
Like I told you so many times before
You’re gonna come back, baby

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Samira – Gingers by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: Glam Affair – Sylvia  America – Base D with Glam Affair – Sylvia – Eyes Makeup 03, Glam Affair – Sylvia – Lipstick  03 D, Glam Affair – Sylvia – Cheeks 03 and Glam Affair – Sylvia – Nose 01 by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: [Brixley] Mist Eyes – blue by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at Kustom9 *

Outfit: [LG] Boutique-[ WINTER-13] Little To Much Hud 1 by SamanthaSJones for LivGlam *

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Neon Set – Colors HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: Essenz – Dallas by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at The Style Icon *

Free-standing poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

Skybox: [PM]Pixel Mode  – Clock Tower Sky Box by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode, available at FaMESHed*

Furniture and décor:

+CONVAIR+ Modern Leather Sectional.white.adult by Tobias Convair for Convair, available at FaMESHed *

Trompe Loeil – Gilded Bed {Adult} Tan Ornate by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil *

Trompe Loeil – Ines Floor Lamp Red Diamonds
Trompe Loeil – Ladder Shelf Natural + Books
Trompe Loeil – Ines Triangle Plate Decor Metal
Trompe Loeil – Ines Coffee Table Natural
Trompe Loeil – Ines Ottoman Atlantic {A}
Trompe Loeil – Ines Chair Atlantic {A}
Trompe Loeil – Ines Branch Screen
Trompe Loeil – Ines Wall Fountain by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, all available at FaMESHed *

Zigana . rug . stripe (modified) by Nalena Fairey for Zigana

*ionic* Northern star by lakua Arriaga for ionic, available at The Chapter Four