Sunday, September 29, 2013

Coffee House is Where I Want to Be

Dear Diary:

I must admit, in the morning, even before my feet hit the floor, the sound of the RRRRRR, (the grinder) and the blurb...blurb..blurb (water bubbling) wake me with a glorious mind-set.  Then the delicious smell filters down the hall way, infusing my nose with an aromatic bouquet.  And finally the beep...beep...beep of the machine indicates the end.  Finally I know the coffee is done and I can begin my morning.

I do need that cup in the morning.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: HeadTurners Aphrodite Brianna Special Edition (015)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Eye Makeup: elymode eyeshadow and liner (blue 2)
Lashes: FTL Eyelashes 502 Kirei
Hair with hat: [INK] Felting Beret with curly hair (at The Seasons Story)

Cami: basic cami (tinted)
Coat: Page 3 Duffle coat (turquoise)
Pants: Izzie's Skinny Jeans (brown)
Scarf: Decoy Izel Scarf (spring wind)
Boots: Decoy Jully Boots (cocoa)

Poses: Slouch Poses

Thursday, September 26, 2013

New Store to Me #8

Dear Diary:

I found a new store the other day and it proved to be a great place to buy a little of everything.  The name of the place is Yulicie ....hmmmm...just thought...wonder if that's a take-off on Ulysses.  But back to the boutique.

I like the build of the place.  It's very down-to-earth and has a comfortable feeling.  There's a hopscotch on the floor right at the entrance.  The inventory is not jammed into every spot so it's easy to walk around other customers.  The visual look is very appealing.

There's a wide variety of casual clothing, everything from jeans, spandex and tees to pretty feminine tops and dresses.  Many of the items have a HUD so you can change the look to stretch your wardrobe, as in my selection.

I'm wearing a spandex pant, with suspenders and crop tee.  It comes in 6 colours, and with five different HUDs that can be purchased separately.  The HUD allows you to change the tee to different themes.

The  Yulicie Mainstore also has a good selection of hair for men and women.  I chose the man's style since I wanted to wear a hat.  Shoes and boots are on the second floor, along with jewelry and a few poses.  It's a total department store.

Since I got a cup of cappucino from the Gacha machine at Yulicie, I visited Mug Shot Coffee House to enjoy sitting in the sun with the cat, who seems to be most unimpressed.

Visit Yulicie and browse through their items.  You'll enjoy your visit.

Good Night for now.

From Yulicie:
Hair with Hat: [y] Style (comes with different hair colours)
Tee and Overalls: [y] Nora Outfit (lime)
Shoes: [y] Slip on (black)
Cup: [y] Cup Cappucino II

Locations: Mug Shot Coffee House

Monday, September 23, 2013

Berry's Birthday Meme

Dear Diary:

Birthdays happen!  So Happy happy to Berry.

1. When is your birthday?  May 8th

2. Pick one person who shares your birthday and share what you know about them.
Martha Wainwright, sister of Rufus Wainwright, is a Canadian singer-songwriter who has performed not only with her brother, but also her mother, Kate McGarrigle.

3. List one notable event that took place on your birthday.  In 1886, John Pemberton, a pharmacist, first sold "Coca-Cola" as a patent medicine. 

4. Tell us about a holiday that falls on your birthday.  Under Bizarre Holidays, I found that "No Socks Day" falls on May 8th.  I'll have to celebrate that next year.

Happy Birthday to everyone who is having, going to have, or has had a birthday this year.  Let's all be around to celebrate next year too.

Good Night for now.

The First Day of Autumn in the French Quarter

Dear Diary:

This was a good colour combo for The Twisted Colour Challenge.  Fall colours were perfect to usher in the first day of autumn.  It's definitely my favourite time of year.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: Oceane Body Design Glammy Lipstick Orange 2
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Eye shadow: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery Smokey eyeshadow (gold) (no longer available)
Lashes: Mozz Cosmetics Eyelashes Version 2 (01) (no longer available)
Hands: SLink Mesh Rigged Hands (casual)
Hair: W&Y No. 137 (no longer available)

Dress: Ariskea  Eratine Dress (ginger) (for SL Fashion Week)
Shoes: Gos Boutique Lauren d'Orsay Truffle collection (chocolate)

Earrings: NHA Mirella (gold)
Poses: Kirin (for The Seasons Story)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Surrealism Brought Chaos to My Life

Dear Diary:

I think I always said that the Monday Memes by Strawberry Singh were both intriguing and challenging to me.  Well I admit this one was the ultimate!  I tried this several times and realized that I'm certainly not a Salvador Dali!!  {And never will be}

But it was a lot of fun to do.

Good Night for now.

In my picture:
Meshworx Express Question lamp
PILOT Traveler's Map (3)
chronokit wood tower clock
The Infinite Living Room comfy chair (no longer available)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Hawthorne's Dusk

Dear Diary:

The Twisted Colour Challenge has two colours that I really like as a combination.  Now that the weather has turned cooler, it put me in mind for a cozy sweater that had the right colour connection.

This is my favourite time of year so it's nice to be wearing something warm again.  Mornings have been nippy.  Fall is definitely in the air.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: HeadTurners Matt Lipstick (scarlett)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Lashes: Maxi Gossamer wild full thick (under construction)
Blush: Mock Natural Blush (stiletto)
Hair: Analog Dog Hair

Sweater and skirt: ur favorite one Lullaby (grey)
Blouse: Coco Designs Sleeveless blouse (white)
Shoes: Baby Monkey ballet flats (red suede)

Earrings: Caroline's Jewelry Large Hoop earrings (silver) (gift)
Glasses: je suis charmante (red)

Poses: Katink

Friday, September 13, 2013

Paraskavedekatriaphobic? Or Triskaidekaphobic?

Dear Diary:

AHA!!  Today will be bringing a lot of angst to the paraskavedekatriaphobics of all our worlds.

Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th [not the movie] and is considered to be one of the most widespread fears.  Some business people will not do transactions on this day.  Travel plans usually aren't made.  Dr. Donald Dossey is said to tell his patients, "Paraskevidekatriaphobia - when you learn to pronounce it, you're cured."

Last year the 13th landed on a Friday 3 times, each being 13 weeks apart.  Today was the first  in 2013 and another Friday the 13th is coming in December.

The term triskaidekaphobia, is the fear of the number 13 no matter where it is - any day on the calendar; the number of people sitting at a table; or hanging on a wall *smile*.  A lot of hotels skip the 13th floor as many clientele wouldn't stay there.

Nope...not phobic about either one of them.

What??? Me worry???

Good Night for now.

13: Miasnow Wall Hanging (SL Marketplace)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Memeception of Healthy Things

Dear Diary:

I love the memes that Berry puts out.  Sometimes they make me laugh; more often they challenge my brain; and always they make me want to try it.  And today's meme just did everyone of those for me!

I try to follow a healthy lifestyle with the right food, the proper vitamins and the NEWEST additions of edible seeds and nuts.  What an onerous job!  However, it's a great subject for the Monday Meme.

High five to the chia seed!

Good Night for now

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola Light
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Hair: LeLutka Moss

Cami: Cupcake Simple Shimmer tank (black)
Sweater: Miseria Ash Cardigan (umber)

Pet: E&D Designs Chia Pet (SL Marketplace)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Grannie Loves Orchid House

Dear Diary:

Today is not only The Twisted Colour Challenge, but it's also Grandparents' Day, so I thought I would celebrate both events.

I was very close to my grandparents, on both sides, and enjoyed spending time with them and listening to their stories [again and again and again!].  I was particularly close to my maternal grandmother and paid tribute to her last year at this time.

This year, it's my other grandmother that I'm acknowledging.  She was also unique but more like an elderly woman who loved to bake cookies.  And that can be so good too! 

Cheers to all the grandparents who have spent so many years loving and caring; nurturing and feeding; teaching and telling.  This is your day!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin and shape: Ruby Skins Sarah 2
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Hair: Truth Hair Sadie

Dress: Old Time Prims Lily (blue flowers on blue linen)
Shoes: PurpleMoon Narcissus ballerinas (purple)

Earrings and necklace: Dark Mouse Simple pearls (white) (not available on SL Marketplace)
Bracelet: Icing Princess pearl

Poses: oOo Studio

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Are You a Redhead? Natural or a Wannabe?

Dear Diary:

Not too long ago, I was reading about an event where all the participants who were invited had to have red hair.  The only stipulation was it had to be natural.  Coloured or tinted hair was not invited to the party!  The organizers were hoping to foster a greater sense of community amongst the redheads and encouraged everyone to tell of their experiences growing up as a "ginger". 

Sometimes people with red hair have been teased about their colouring and this shows up as a common thread throughout history.  Red hair was considered a sign that women sporting this hair colour were witches, in the 14th century.  Those women would be put to death without any other reason. Unknowingly at that time, it was genetics that gave natural redheads their pigmentation, inherited from an ancestor.  A parent may not have red hair but will pass that gene down to their children.  There have been articles stating that eventually red hair will be phased out of the genetic code but that has not been verified.

Since on an average, only 1-2% of the population have red hair, I thought I would look around my second world to see how many I could see with this colour hair.  Since we, in our second life, have a choice of our hair colouring, I envisioned more women choosing to be redheads.  However, I didn't find that many the day when I was looking, leading me to believe, on most days, the percentage is low in this world too.

I enlisted my two friends, Chloe and Sam, to help me with my quest.  I challenged them to pose with me, wearing any red hair they had in their closets.  I found a couple but only one that I felt comfortable wearing,  but I don't change my hair colour that much.  Chloe had more than I did as she often wears red, in particular a very bright, flaming red so she chose her favourite.  Sam is not much of a shopper so he only had one that he picked up as a gift.

It was an interesting experiment and I found that the variety in the reddish colour was limitless, everything from a bright orangey colour to a deep burgundy. 

Think I'll try being a redhead more often.  Is it true redheads have more fun?

Good Night for now.

On me:
Maitreya Aimee in Copper

On Sam:
ND Untamed in Raven Sunset (not sure where he got it but it was free)

On Chloe:
Analog Dog b-ffwd in Paprika

Monday, September 2, 2013

Labour Day is the Great White Way

Dear Diary:

I just finished some needed vacation [insert smile here] and it's running into a long weekend for me [insert BIG smile here].  Today is Labour Day in Canada, and is "an annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers", so says Wikipedia, therefore I decided I should follow that dictate and do some work in the garden.

I'm digging up some baby potatoes.  They're so good with lots of butter and salt.

Hope you all enjoy your Labour Day.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (sun kissed)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Hands: SLink Mesh Rigged hands (casual)
Hair: W&Y Hair bun with headband (no longer available)

Hoodie: [R] yellow pastel Bunnie Hoodie (SL Marketplace)
Shorts: Tutu Cutoffs (stonewash light) (SL Marketplace)
Boots: sf design rigged Wellingtons 

Shovel: Sandry's Farm and Stable Accessories shovel (dirty)

Poses: !Bang