Friday, March 29, 2013

Up...Up and Away!

Dear Diary:

Ah yes!  It's travel time again.  Not for fun this time.  This time I need to fly for work.  I WILL have a good time.  I know that.  And it WILL be informative.  I'll learn.  But still...

It's trying to remember everything I need to have.  Passport? Laptop? Itinerary?  And of course - money?  Waiting for the taxi at 4 am, closing my eyes for a few seconds of rest and trying to understand why I need to be at the airport SO early, is beyond my comprehension this early in the morning.  Of course it's the Easter weekend so I have to fly out the day before I wanted to because the flights were booked.  Wow...I'm working up a headache just thinking of what's ahead. 

Next week, when I arrive home, I'll tell everybody about the wonderful time I had and I'll mean it.  It's a good thing the preparation fades quickly.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: W&Y No. 148

Business suit: Meli Imako Mesh business suit (tinted) (SL Marketplace)
Shoes: Aleida Malene pumps (Indian Summer) (no longer available)

Suitcase: Agencia de Viagens (Travel Agency) Mala de Viagem (travel bag) (free)

Pose: Magnifique Poses

Location: City of Toronto

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Wearing Denim at the Spa

Dear Diary:

Ohhhhh....the thought of going to a spa is a WONDERFUL consideration!!  The idea of being pampered, polished and painted certainly appeals to me right now.  I'm not sure I would be wearing denim unless it was in a towel but I would wear anything to spend a day being totally indulged.

For the Twisted Colour Challenge this week, I'm wearing something I would wear in my first world.  When I put it together, my lives melded into " I truly have this dress hanging up in my closet?"

**Rummaging through the summer clothes as I type**

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: SEVEN Glossy Lipstick (peachy brown)
Blush: Mock Cosmetics blush (stiletto)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Eye shadow: Mock Cosmetics Miss Vanity
Hair: LeLutka Salome
Headband: Lelka's Ribbon headband (denim) (SL Marketplace)

Dress: Earth & Sky Designs Claudia Mesh summer dress (green)
Vest: Meli Imako Mesh Ladies Denim Vest open front (SL Marketplace)
Shoes: YS & YS Pilar wedges (denim)

Earrings: Maxi Gossamer Zaadori (jade and gold)

Poses: Ma Vie

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Today is the First Day of Spring. Yeah - Right!

Dear Diary:

Spring arrived this morning at 7:02am, or so I heard.  I wonder if they forgot my part of the world?  Yesterday it snowed - wet, heavy stuff - so it meant waiting for the snow plow to come by, shovelling quickly, so I could get on my way to work.   Flowers in my garden are still under a metre of snow so I'm getting the winter blues.  Where could I go to get that spring feeling?  I'm lucky I have a second world to find a great spring-like place.

I flew out to Izzie's.  She transforms her sim to match the season.  It's a wonderful place to take pictures, and of course to shop.  I had on my winter coat, and boots but to sit under the tree, with apple blossoms, butterflies and a sweet little bird beside me, brought a warm feeling to my mind and a supreme relaxation of all the muscles that ached from the shovelling.   

Now if I don't look out the window, or go outside for the next month or two I'll be fine.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Coat (hood up): !gO! corduroy coat (blue)
Boots: BAX Prestige Boots (blue suede)

Earrings: Mood fumo

Pose: in the bench
Location: Izzies

Monday, March 18, 2013

Hemingway in the Sienna

Dear Diary:

When I first read the colour name for the Challenge this week,  I immediately thought of the author, Ernest Hemingway, a very prolific writer who often set his books in Spain.  He lived and wrote in Cuba for a time but always returned to the warm climate of Pamplona.  Thinking of this, I wanted to fly off to Spain, to somewhere with no snow!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: Aleida lip A (012) (no longer available)
Blush: Glamorize Glowing Blush (red)
Nail Polish: Love Soul (copper)
Hair: W&Y 1 Prim hair

Sundress: DCNY One piece dress (yellow)
Shoes: Gos Shoes Espadrilles (yellow)
Hat: Gos Shoes Floppy hat and scarf (yellow)
Purse: Septem Essentia 7 colors (gold)

Sunglasses: Dark Mouse Cateye glasses (Marilyn) (no longer available)
Bracelets: Mandala Takara bangle

Poses: Olive Juice (no longer available)

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Dear Diary:

When I was six, my Mom enrolled me in dance classes.  I took ballet and it was ok but I wasn't really the swan-type girl.  I loved the tap lessons.  So when I recently read an article stating that tap dancing was making a comeback in popularity once again, I was thrilled. 

Apparently, tap was taught in Canadian schools until the Second World War but stopped when the metal from the taps, was needed for the war.  Later, tap was divided into two different fields - the Broadway tap and the rhythmic tap - but presently they seem to be melding into one. 

Now the search is on for a tap course at a North American university.  There are programs for jazz or contemporary dance but as yet, tap courses are hard to find.  It would be nice to be able to get a credit for tap as you can for the other dance disciplines.

I still dig out my tap shoes and take a weekly lesson with a few of my "old" dancing buddies.  No more tapping to "Tea for Two" for us!  It's Radiohead or Queen now!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Dance outfit: KaWaii PaPer dancing star (black set) (SL Marketplace)
Shoes: lassitude & ennui Spectator shoes

Ballet bar with mirror (SL Marketplace

Pose: elymode Dance pose (gift)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Crucible's Pom is the Colour of the Week

Dear Diary:

Every week I look forward to seeing what the colour combination is going to be for The Twisted Colour Challenge.  And every week, I shake my head, muttering, "Where does Sookie get these colour names from?"  I just love how her mind works and wished mine could think like that.  So - here's my interpretation of "Crucible's Pom"!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Lipstick: Izzie's Dark Vibrant Lipstick (red)
Blush: Mock Natural blush (leather)
Scarf and hair: Iren Ladies scarf

Jacket: coldLogic austin coat (charcoal)
Pants: Ison high waisted cigarette trousers (gray)
Purse: The Secret Store Girly briefcase (coral)
Boots: GF Rose bootie "Diva" (orange)

Sunglasses: HOC Industries Ladies sunglasses

Poses: !Bang

Thursday, March 7, 2013

A New Store to Me #3

Dear Diary:

The other day I was looking for some new hair accessories, something perky to give me a springy feeling.  When I flew in to the store to check out some items, I got a triple bonus!  It was 3 stores in one!!

The main store is Wertina, a clothing store.  There's a good variety of casual clothes, covering jeans, tees, and shorts.  There are some cute dresses, ranging in design and colour.  I picked up the dress I'm wearing.  It has a plunging back not shown in the picture so it could serve as something more dressy.  As I walked through the store, it became .charme, a small shop for some unusual hair accessories - flowers and headbands.  I picked up a perky daisy headband that made me feel like spring.  As I turned around, I noticed an alcove with yet another store, Frozen, that supplies poses, where I picked up this pose for rainy weather.

Since the colour of my dress is "rainbow", I wanted to find a dark, rainy sim for a photo.  2304 Rain fit the bill.

Check out this 3 in 1 store when you get a chance.  It's full of surprises and can be a very productive shopping experience.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
From Wertina:
Dress: Eleonor Rainbow

From charme
Hair accessory: Soucis headband

From Frozen:
Pose and newspaper: Newpaper pose

Location: 2304 Rain

Monday, March 4, 2013

What a Great Burst of Colour!

Dear Diary:

I'm really enjoying The Twisted Colour Challenge for the diverse colour combinations that Sookie has come up with.

The two colours this week, Wooley Cinnamon, conjured up thoughts of a warm colour duo sewn into an outfit to keep you cool.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (sunkissed)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Eye Shadow: Mock Cosmetics Morrocan Indifference eyeshadow
Lashes: Glow Hollywood lashes (Greta Garbo)

Pants, top and Headwrap: Artizana Kayes (orange)
Hands: SLink Meshed Rigged hands
Feet: Gos barefeet arched

Earrings: Mandala Senjyu earrings (Africa)
Necklace: Saga Snake necklace (gold) (no longer available)
Bracelets on right arm: Ticky Tacky Umoja Bangles (no longer available)
Bracelet on left arm: Uzuri Furaha bangle (no longer available)

Poses: Diesel Works