Boho Rings

Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross,
To see a fine lady upon a white horse;
Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
And she shall have music wherever she goes

-English nursery rhyme

 

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Hair: TRUTH HAIR Gaea by Truth Hawks (Truth VIP group gift)

Skin: Glam Affair – Alexa – Catwa Applier – Artic 01 by Aida Ewing (@Collabor88)

Eyes: Catwa Mesh Eyes by Catwa Clip/ Euphoric Eftelya 2 by demi Placebo

Head: Catwa Catya (bento head) by Catwa Clip

Hands: VISTA PROHAND (Bento) by VistaMesh

Earrings: Cae :: Flurry by Caelan Hancroft (@The Season’s Story)

Rings: lassitude & ennui Boho ring set for Vista Bento Hands by Jackal Ennui

Shirt/Sweater:  neve top – duo plaid – by coldLogic

Pose: Kokolores

Lumi

A new round of the Liaison Collaborative has begun, and this lovely winter sled from Sway Dench caught my eye. The winter weather is a Bernese Mountain dog’s favorite time to be outside, and to my delight Nicehoon Langer of Tomato Park has made a lovely Berner to add to my SL. There are several different breeds available from Tomato Park.

 

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The REAL Berner in my life!

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Hair: TRUTH HAIR Irenka [+Hat] by Truth Hawks

Head: Catwa Catya (bento head) by Catwa Clip

Sweater: KITJA -Yuna Sweater BEIGE by Kitja Rexie

Jeans: neve pant – bitten denim by coldLogic

Socks: fame femme: Kama Unisex Socks by Clarysa Damiano

Shoes: fame femme: Kama Unisex Boots by Clarysa Damiano

Sled: Sway’s [Lumi] Sled . mutes by Sway Dench (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Dog: Tomato Park BMountain_dog_v3.31 by Nicehoon Langer

Location: Studland Bay

Happy Trails

One of my favorite Christmas memories was a family visit to Alaska. During that visit all 15 of us (yes, I have a huge family) piled into a sleigh pulled by four gorgeous black Clydesdales. I have always wanted to live in a place like that, but unfortunately it would mean dealing with 6 months of darkness so I ended up in more temperate climes. During the Tour of Lights this year I visited the Elite Riding Academy sim at Tamarillo, where I saw several beautifully appointed carriage and sleighs pulled by the gorgeous horse avatars from Elite Equestrian. They are still running so you can try them out if you like. I enjoyed them so much that I wanted to put one on my homestead at Studland Bay, so I have rented one from Elite Equestrian. You can purchase all the materials and lay the trail yourself, but I found it easier and more cost effective for the time being to rent. It is an actual avatar bot that pulls the sled, but the team at Elite Equestrian will help you customize your carriage or sleigh and help you choose a horse. The other difference between this and other rides is that you cannot call the horse at will, it does a continual loop and pauses at stops for people to get on. Still, it is a gorgeous set up and the Elite Equestrian team was helpful and happy to explain the process. I do hope to learn how to do it myself eventually, but for now I am enjoying the carriage ride around the estate. Studland Bay is public access but it is not fully landscaped yet, but if you want to get a closer look please feel free to visit.

Best wishes to you and yours this holiday season.

 

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Horse avatar: RealHorse Percheron by EliteEquestrian

Wagon: Spider Phaeton by EliteEquestrian

Location: Studland Bay

Fall Into You

I really liked this pose from Katya Valeska of An Lar poses, but with the crazy autumn I had I never got the chance to use it. Now that the holidays are upon us I am getting a chance to get to some of the items that fell by the wayside. First of all, the Bento female hands from Vista have been so much fun to play with. You know when you’re trying to take a photo but your index finger is stuck in your sweater/coat/whatever? That happened to me with this sweet coat from Neve at the Liaison Collaborative. I used the Fate Hand Poser for Bento hands to take care of that little issue. Very cool. And of course I had to blog Stewart’s gorgeous Deadwool coat from the Signature Event.

 

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Stewart:

Hair: [MALO] F04 Hair by Malone Brandi

Skin: -Labyrinth- Brock Skin Catwa Applier by Labyrinth Starchild

Coat: [Deadwool] Admiral pea coat – brown by Masa Plympton (@Signature Event)

Jeans: *JB* Shawn – Mesh Jeans by Annie Melson

 

Eliza:

Hair: Tableau Vivant \\ My Holiday Evening – Browns by M4rilyn Magic (@The Arcade)

Skin: Insol: face Sarah (CATWA) by AlMercury (@Tres Chic)

Hands: VISTA PROHAND (Bento) by VistaMesh

Head: Catwa Catya (bento head) by Catwa Clip

Eyes: Catwa Mesh Eyes by Catwa Clip/ Euphoric Eftelya 2 by demi Placebo

Coat: neve coat – snow neutral by coldLogic (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Tights: Izzie’s Cozy Tights by Izzie Button

 

Pose: An Lar Fall Into You by Katya Valeska (gacha)

Location: Studland Bay

Free Bird Tour of Lights 2016

The Tour of Lights Sponsored by Free Bird has begun, and I’ve had a lovely couple of days checking out resident’s homes and holiday decorations. This is the second year I have participated and it has become one of my favorite SL holiday traditions. So many different creators went into the decoration of my entry, but special kudos must be given to Cory Edo of Trompe L’Oeil for the stunning Noelle cottage which is at Collabor88 right now, and the magical Advent Calendar which is available at The Arcade.

 

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Start at the Free Bird Store and click the sign for the first landmark. Each stop on the tour will have a sign where you can get the landmark for the next stop on the tour. There are 31 stops altogether. This is an open house event so feel free to wander around and admire everyone’s holiday decorations!

 

Location: Studland Bay

 

Grateful

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Stewart:

Hair: [MALO] F04 Hair by Malone Brandi

Skin: -Labyrinth- Brock Skin Catwa Applier by Labyrinth Starchild

Jacket: ILLI – Brown Pilot Jacket by equitum (@The Men’s Dept.)

Pants: BlankLine Tapered pants [Beige] by Kureha (@The Men’s Dept.)

Shoes: [Deadwool] Strider boots by Masa Plympton (@The Men’s Dept.)

Eliza:

Hair: MINA Hair – Haley by Mina Nakamura (@Ultra)

Shirt: Ghee Marsala Cable Knit Turtleneck by warm clarity

Dress: ALT By Truth – Cadet Dress by Cruise Michigan

Tights: Izzie’s Cozy Tights by Izzie Button

Boots: =Zenith=Winter Lolita Long Boot with Socks (Begie) by Zenith (@ Whimsical)

 

House: Trompe L’Oeil Fisher Point Cottage by Cory Edo

Mailbox, Stool and Pumpkin: Serenity Style – Indiana Harvest by Hanstrid Inchan (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Bench: Trompe L’Oeil Ceres Bench by Cory Edo

Sack, Rake: Sari Sari Laying Sack and Rake by stupidmonkey (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Rug: dust bunny . braided rug by lxlnoel

Garland: {what next} Autumn Leaves Garland by Winter Thorn

Pose: An Lar All my Life by Katya Valeska (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Memoria

En la memoria de la piel
Te extraño
Donde no te pueda ver
Te extraño
Con el sol en la mirada
Con las luces apagadas
Cuando no te puedo ver amor

-En la memoria de la piel, Rosana

 

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Head: CATWA HEAD Catya  by Catwa Clip

Shoes: Ingenue :: Madison Booties (Maitreya) :: Sand by Betty Doyle (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx Leshelle

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Sugar by Truth Hawks (Truth VIP group gift!)

Jeans: [sYs] MELLOW jeans (Maitreya body) – raw (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Sweater: [sYs] SONIA dress (SLINK Hourglass body) – coffee (@Mesh Body Addicts)

Pose: (marukin) [tulip] elizabeth by Valencia Southard (@Collabor88)

Location: Yasminia

 

Rider

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Hair: TRUTH HAIR Ember by Truth Hawks

Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for CATWA Heads *Face Gwendoline* NORDIC by Steffi Villota(@Uber)

Head: Catwa Catya by Catwa Clip

Eyes: Catwa Mesh Eyes by Catwa Clip/ Euphoric Eftelya 2 by demi Placebo

Necklace:  Cae :: Everly :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft (@Cosmopolitan)

Top: neve outfit – rider sherpa by coldLogic

Jeans: ISON – celen jeans by Harry Hyx

Boots: fame femme: Liana Boots Socks by Clarysa Damiano (@The Liaison Collaborative)

Pose: An Lar Opal Series by Katya Valeska (@The Liaison Collaborative)