Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A Hallowe'en Preview

Dear Diary:

I'm not very big on Hallowe'en.  As a kid, it was fun going "trick n' treating" with my friends.  It was always a big competition to see who could fill a pillowcase first with all kinds of candy.  That was the fun part.

But I never had the imagination or the creativity when making a costume.  My Mom could sew but not without a pattern so I usually dressed as a ghost or witch, two easier things, at least for me...and my Mom.

But my friend Chloe LOVES Hallowe'en so when she told me about some of the scary themes around the grid, I agreed to tag along while she shopped.  I did get caught up with it and we put together a fun Hallowe'en scene.

Hope you have a scary Hallowe'en night (with a pillowcase full of candy, of course)!

Good Night for now

Chloe is wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: Catwa Tumble
Skin: Insol Ashley
Blood: Izzie's nose bleed
Hair: Tukinowaguma Edfeldt
Dress: Arisaris Gara59 (dirty gown) (at ON9 til Oct 28)
Nose Ring: SlackGirl Crossed nose piercing (gift)

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: sf design count (SL Marketplace)
Costume: katatOnik dirty doctor costume (at Salem Macabre til Oct 31)
Mask: Bamse Baron mask (golden)

Decor: Toiz bath sink and square mirror set (at Salem Macabre til Oct 31)

Friday, October 21, 2016

We're The Same...But Different

Dear Diary:

I love shopping!  But more than that, I love a good sale.  When I saw Murray was having a 50% off sale, I called Chloe up and said, "Put your sneakers on.  We're going to do a marathon!"

I had my eye on this coat for a long time.  I tried it on...tried it on again...and then got Chloe to try it on.  We both liked the versatility it provided along with great colour choices.  When I told her about the reduced price, we both just had to buy it.

Chloe is a "dress-up" girly girl so she chose the longer version with matching purse while I chose the short version.  The HUD gives you a choice of showing the buttons (as on Chloe's pockets), and choosing belt metal colours with bling or not.  (Guess who chose the bling??)  The coat also comes in a medium length.  There are a variety of colours from soft tones to brighter selections.  It is a super buy for both of us.

Murray is also offering sales on accessories and hair, at the mainstore and on Marketplace until October 23rd.

Good Night for now.

Chloe is wearing from Murray
Fontaine Cashmere coat (grey) (long version)
Grace Leather bag (grey)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Insol Ashley
Head: Catwa Tumble
Mani / Pedi: The Wicked Peach Cocktails
Hair: Diva Averil
Necklace and earrings: Maxi Gossamer Beatrice
Shoes: Mutresse Genovia

I am wearing from Murray
Fontaine Cashmere coat (praline) (short version)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Izzie's Romy
Lipstick: Pink Fuel Glossy Pout Lipstick (olive)
Mani / Pedi: DMZ Blizzard
Hair: Tameless Hair Beatrice
Leggings: Maitreya suede brown
Scarf: BoHo HoBo scarf brown stripes (no longer available)
Boots: Gos Boutique Hunter Ankle Boots (hazel leather)
Pose: Kirin

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Get Rid Of The Jeans! Time To Look Classy

Dear Diary:

The other night I felt like getting "fancied up" and flying off to some exotic place for a quiet drink.  I had to do a bit of shopping first, since I'm more of a casual girl at heart so I needed something classy to put on. But I knew I wouldn't have any problem finding things to spend my lindens on.

The shopping went well and I had no trouble finding a dress that made me feel spectacular, along with shoes and jewelry.  Oh Yeah!  Love it when everything comes together without really trying!

I found this wonderful spot that was just what I was looking for.  The sim, Patron, was extraordinary with so many things to look at.  I spent hours looking around but my focus was finding a secluded spot for a sparkling drink.  I finally found an area with a comfortable chair, great ambiance and a very attentive butler.  My drink was cool and colourful.  

I certainly intend on visiting Patron again.  Breathtaking!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Izzie's Romy
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Lashes: MC Falsies
Eye shadow: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery Smokey Eye (gold) (no longer available)
Lipstick: Izzzie's Romy (rust)
Mani / Pedi: Shakeup! (basic darks)
Hair: nomatch NO MEANING

Dress: Prism Oksana Brocade (black gold)
Shoes: Elysium Amber Chunky shoe (yellow) (at Project 7 til Oct 30)
Earrings: Ricielli koko earrings (deep gold)

Location: Patron

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving In Canada

Dear Diary:

It's time to celebrate Thanksgiving in my part of the world on Monday, October 10th.
I love the smell of the turkey cooking in the oven; the anticipation of mouth watering desserts; and the swooping entrance of family and friends who all are eager to join in.

As in my first world, I invite some close friends to help me celebrate in my second world.  It's usually the three of us - Chloe, Sam and myself - but this year, Chloe asked if she could bring a new friend, Quincy who is new to our second world.  "Of course!" I said.  "The more the merrier."

We all agreed that we are so thankful for good friends, plenty of food and peace in our country.  We wish that for everyone no matter where they live.

Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

Good Night for now.

Turkey dinner from La Galleria Dinner Party II V8 Round Table for 4 (Bronze and Travertine)

Monday, October 3, 2016

Admiring The Beauty Of Autumn

Dear Diary:

This is my favourite time of year!  The mornings are cool but by the afternoon it has warmed up to a pleasant temperature.  Yes, you probably need a light sweater but no heavy jackets yet.  It's Indian Summer in my part of the world and there is nothing I like to do better than walk out into the countryside to enjoy the changing scenery.

The leaves in my world are changing every day - from green to lime; from green to yellow; and from green to red.  It's a sensory delight!

It's incredible walking in the woods early in the day, finding a peaceful spot to stop and drink a cup of coffee while reading the morning paper.  What a wonderful space to sit and relax.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Izzie's Romy (pale)
Lipstick: Izzie's peach (in skin selection)
Mani / Pedi: alaskametro Fall Runway Nail Art
Hair (with cap): no.match NO JOKE

Tee: Meli Imako Ladies Vest Tank Top (SL Marketplace)
Sweater: Meli Imako Ladies Oversized Cardigan (SL Marketplace)
Leggings: Maitreya leggings (cedar disco)
Boots: Tetra Double Wrap bootie with socks (olive)
Earrings: Mandala Senjyu (Africa)
Watch: RealEvil Industries ReVox Cora

Pose (with coffee and paper): in chair

Location: Cheeky Tiramisu Cafe