Beach Weather

Although springtime is heading quickly into summer, the monster winter that has just passed has not yet been banished from my mind. Fortunately, the wealth of summery items coming out lately is washing those icy memories slowly away. Today was the perfect day to relax on the deck of Cory Edo’s beautiful beach hut. This pose is one of Luna Jubilee’s latest, available at The Men’s Dept. Thanks to Stewart for helping me with the pose today.



Hair: [e] Lena by Elikapeka Tiramisu (@Collabor88)

Head: LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN by Jaden Art

Bikini: Baiastice_Jade Bikini-Origh by Sissy Pessoa (@Collabor88)

Shorts: Addams // Epiphany Short w/ Belt by Amalia Rainwood

Flip-Flops: ISPACHI [Summer Flip-Flops – Small] by Diarmuid Miklos

Bracelet: Bracelet: Zaara [Goa party] : Friend by Zaara Kohime (@The Arcade)


Hair: Exile Vindicated by Kavar Cleanslate

Skin: -NIVARO – Brando Skin by Reishi Prophet

Body: The Mesh Project Body by The Shops

Trunks: ::K:: Johnny Boardies Homme Red  by Kitt Ragu

Towel: The Loft Anchor Towel His Yellow by Colleen Desmoulins

Beach Hut: Trompe Loeil – Kiya Beach Hut Fruit Punch by Cory Edo (@Collabor88)

Pose: !bang – ache by Luna Jubilee (@The Men’s Dept.)

Flux Sur Mer

Flux Sur Mer is a beautiful new sim with several differently styled areas—it was the perfect backdrop for my photos today. As you can see, I am still experimenting with my new mesh heads and learning the ins and outs. I do like that there is a minimum of correction that needs to happen on a mesh head photo…I guess I can add that to my pros column! My luminous skin applier today is a new release from Ele Brandi of Modish.


Hair: Tableau Vivant Luce by M4rilyn Magic

Head: LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA by Jaden Art

Eyes: IKON Sovereign Eyes by Ikon Innovia

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx Leshelle

Skin: ::Modish:: Ivone LeLutka Applier by Ele Brandi

Jewelry: Gossamer Esmeralda Gypsy Queen by Maxi Gossamer (@Fameshed)

Bracelet: Zaara [Goa party] : Friend by Zaara Kohime (@The Arcade)

Top: coldLogic shirt – kylie – watermelon by coldLogic

Pants: -tres blah- Grace Cropped Jeans by Juliette Westerberg

Sandals: Maitreya Shiki Sangria by Onyx Leshelle

Pose: Del May Orderly Queue 9F by Del May

Luggage: AF Worn Luggage Bag by Apple Fall

Location: Flux Sur Mer


While I am a big fan of winter, sometimes I just want to remember that there are places where things are green and growing and it’s warm outside. Cory Edo’s beautiful Iona Conservatory provides an elegant open space for Isla Gealach’s daybed and other bright accessories. After I hide out in here for a bit I’ll be ready to face the New England winter once again.


House: Trompe Loeil – Iona Conservatory by Cory Edo (@Collabor88)

Wall hanging: junk. wannabe boho. wall hanging. red. by Tab Tatham (gacha item)

Plants: Dutchie potted plants by Froukje Hoorenbeek, Skye Bamboo Palm by Alex Bader

Chair: Zaara [home] : Block print wing chair by Zaara Kohime (former Arcade item)

Rug: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Around the World in one Day Rug by Paco Pooley

Daybed: Cheeky Pea Priyanka Daybed by Isla Gealach (@Uber)

Hanging lamps: Zaara [home] : Ethnic lanterns by Zaara Kohime (former Arcade item)

Table: *_*C-Outlet*_* Yusuf Table by Charles Hera

Standing lamp: Schadenfreude Hikari Lantern with Stand by Allegory Malaprop (@The Season’s Story)

Cushions: junk. wannabe boho. floor cushion. by Tab Tatham (gacha item)

Books: Apple Fall Books by Apple Fall

Cat: Fashionably Dead cat sitting by Toast Bard (former Arcade item)

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Looking Behind, Looking Forward

As I was visiting with my friend Mia today, we were talking about how we are not all that unhappy to see 2014 end, and look forward to the possibilities in 2015. So I asked my friend Bastion to help me out in bidding adieu to the year. As Mia and I agreed,  nothing says good riddance like salsa, so I chose one of my favorite Maná songs and a highly appropriate one for ushering out 2014. The whole album is fantastic, but Maná really excels when they arrange traditional songs like this one.

Bastion is sporting the new mesh body from the Mesh Project, and channeling Matt Bomer more than a little. Bastion is also a talented pose maker and made a wonderful one that aligned nicely with this theme, which I also include at the end of our farewell jig. So happy 2015, my friends, and may yours be the best year ever!

Probablemente estoy pidiendo demasiado
Se me olvidaba que ya habíamos terminado
Que nunca volverás, que nunca me quisiste
Se me olvidó otra vez
Que sólo yo te quise

Se me olvidó otra vez, Juan Gabriel, performed by Maná




Hair: ^;^CaTwA^;^ Sandy V1 Hair by Catwa Clip

Skin: -Glam Affair – Amberly II by Aida Ewing

Necklace:  MG – Necklace – Gypsy Flower Amulet of Antimony by Maxi Gossamer

Top: AJ Bryanna black (Omega Applier) by Amour Jewell

Skirt: Tee*fy Odette Skirt Scarlet by Azure Electricteeth

Shoes: Livalle Low Platform Pumps by Lindsay Warwick

Body: Belleza Venus by Tricky Boucher


Hair/Hat: Argrace Fedora Hat by Rika Oyen

Suit: Zaara Classic Suit by Zaara Kohime

Shoes/Socks: JD York Male by Dave Freeman

Body: The Mesh Project Deluxe Body by The Shops (Mirror location—you probably have a better chance of being able to get into this one!)

Pose: Crescent by Bastion Flare (edited)

Dances: Henmations Let’s Dance and Latin Fever by Hendrik Schroeder

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    You guys look amazing!


The new round of Collabor88 has opened with the theme of  “Modern Alchemy.” Oh, that such a thing existed in RL. Happily, everything I am wearing does exist, at least in pixel form. Modern alchemy achieved.

Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Rosa” (Onyx) by Marisa Kira (@Collabor88)

Skin: -Glam Affair – Lauren – America 01 by Aida Ewing (@Collabor88)

Sweater: (fd) Sleeveless Turtleneck – Navy by Toast Bard (@Collabor88)

Pants: ISON – side lace pants by Harry Hyx (@Collabor88)

Bracelet: Zaara : Banjara kadas by Zaara Kohime (@Collabor88)

Shoes: Ingenue :: Ivy Booties (Slink) :: Navy by Betty Doyle (@Collabor88)

House: Scarlet Creative Cabin in the Forest Mesh Prefab by Charlotte Bartlett

Chair: .:revival:. metal chair by Momentous (@TMD)

Basket: .:revival:. fire log basket by Momentous (@TMD)

Firepit: Dutchie Firepit by Froukje Hoorenbeek

Pose: !bang stand 408 by Luna Jubilee


Tonight the June round of the Arcade begins. This sweet style from Truth Hawks will be one of the styles available in the Truth gacha at the event. Now to decide….do I get up at 3am to get into the Arcade or do I not get up and hence have to wait a week or two before getting into the Arcade? SL problems, indeed.


Hair: TRUTH HAIR Sakura Hair with FLOWERS by Truth Hawks (@ The Arcade)

Skin: Essences – Emma *peche* brunette by Inka Mexicola

Eyes: AVELINE Hybrid Eyes – Naturals – Red Finch by Faust Steamer

Top: Zaara : [Mesh] Aamani wrap dress*print-sorbet* by Zaara Kohime

Trees: 8f8 – Double Young Sakura PINK and 8f8 – Double Young Sakura PINK with beads by 8f8

Pose: DM – Out of patience by DelMay


My parents enrolled me in dance classes when I was nine or so. I still have the pictures, and sadly I am always the one who had her costume on wrong, or who was doing something else entirely than the rest of the class. Soon after those pictures were taken, my parents decided that perhaps dancing didn’t quite suit. Or maybe the lessons were just too expensive to waste on an un-coordinated clod like me. They steered me toward piano and that was a much better fit for the nine-year-old me.

I wish I could say that age and maturity made me a better dancer, but nope, I still plod around like a draft horse. Some people are just too earth-bound for the flowing, flying artistry that is dance. So I am grateful for SL and this week particularly for Zaara Kohime and Truth Hawks, who allow me to sway and flow and not look like a Clydesdale doing it.



Hair: TRUTH HAIR Rowan by Truth Hawks

Skin: -Glam Affair – Magenta skin – Asia by Aida Ewing  (@The Season’s Story)


Bangles: MG – Bangles – Starry Night  by Maxi Gossamer (@Fameshed)

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Jewelled Dragon’s Egg by Maxi Gossamer (@Collabor88)

Dress: Zaara : Suhina sequin gown *emerald* by Zaara Kohime

Pose: Eliza Quixote


This week I ran into Bastion Flare at the Men’s Dept. and we struck up a conversation. Hooray for new friends! Bastion makes some lovely dance poses, one of which I used for today’s photo:




I edited the feet just a little with Animare to show off Glam Affair’s gorgeous Ballerina Feet. This particular pose is not available, but Bastion has some other lovely poses available on the Marketplace.


Hair: >TRUTH< Isla – espresso by Truth Hawks

Skin: Glam Affair – Lulu by Aida Ewing

Top: ISON – bandage suit (black) by Harry Hyx

Shorts: Zaara :  Neha spring shorts *kohl* by Zaara Kohime

Feet: -Glam Affair – Vanity Feet – Ballerina Fabric Black by M4ri1yn Magic

Pose: She Floats Down by Bastion Flare (not currently available)

Amacci~Updos Part 2

Amacci needs it’s own blog post for Hair Fair because Carina Larsen has dropped four stunning designs for women at Hair Fair this year. Carina is able to make hair shine like only the best shampoo commercials—or at very least what you would get at a very pricey hair salon! The Amacci booth can be found on the Hair Fair Port sim.














Hair: Amacci by Carina Larsen (@Hair Fair Port)

Skin: Izzie’s Jill Peach by Izzie Button (@TLC Boutique)

Eyes: IKON Vanity Eyes – Tome by Ikon Innovia

Earrings: Zaara : Sarayi wood hoops *gold* by Zaara Kohime

Top: Baiastice_Iman top-vanilla-size by Sissy Pessoa (@TLC Boutique)

In Bloom

Spring has finally made it to the northeastern United States. It was a long time coming, as winter definitely overstayed it’s welcome this  year. I am as big a fan of winter as you’re likely to find, but this year even my patience was tried. Nonetheless, my favorite part of spring is when the dogwood trees bloom, and that is happening all over the place today. There aren’t a whole lot of dogwood options in SL (somebody get on that, will you?), but there are some lovely spring foliage options available to get me through until someone does the dogwood justice.

Collabor88 opened today and Maxi Gossamer has released another beautiful set. Maxi is getting to be quite in-demand at monthly events and it’s easy to see why. My outfit is from the talented Zaara Kohime. Zaara’s designs are consistently of high quality and attractive design. When I get compliments on my outfit, it’s usually because I am wearing Zaara.



Hair: Magika [Hair] Honest by Sabina Gully

Skin: -Belleza- Mya Pale 3 by Tricky Boucher

Eyes: IKON Vanity Eyes – Glass by Ikon Innovia

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Isis Solar Magic by Maxi Gossamer (@Collabor88)

Dress: Zaara : [Mesh] Chaitra chiffon dress *leaves* by Zaara Kohime (@Fameshed)

Bracelet: MG – Bracelet – Summertime Easy living by Maxi Gossamer (@Collabor88)

Pergola: DIGS – Carmela Pergola – White [MESH] by Iris Maskelyne (@Fameshed)

Poses: Croire