Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A Winter Walk In The Cold

Dear Diary:

I found a beautiful spot for a cold winter walk.  My winter is so long, I like to get outside as much as I can.  It does make the cold weather more tolerable.

I visited The Retreat the other day and it is a winter wonderland for sure.  At the landing point, you go through gates and follow the path along, passing many interesting buildings.  There is signage along the way to let you know where you are going.  I came to a fork in the path and chose to go right, walking into a bower of trees, shielding the snow from the gravel path.  Following it along, I came to a beautiful little chapel, very welcoming and peaceful.  It was truly an amazing discovery.

If I had chosen to go left, I would have come upon the Galicia Cultural Centre. Inside there is a display of many photographs that are beautifully done.  They are for sale at a reasonable price.  Adjacent to that building, is a night club that displays a super dance floor.  I haven't been back at night to check it out but I'm positive it's a busy place.

This is a area for all to visit and have a remarkable "snowy" experience.

It's strange when blowing on your fingers to warm them up doesn't help.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Izzie's Romy
Blush: Izzie's winter blush
Hair (with hat): Truth Snow Kitty

Parka: Aphorism winter parka (blue) (at The Season's Story til January 31)
Leggings: Maitreya leggings (black)
Mittens: Pixel Mode mittens (blue)
Scarf: Mr Poet wide scarf
Boots: fame femme knitted uggs (camo) (at The Crossroads til January 28)

Pose: WetCat 

Location: The Retreat

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A New Store To Me #16

Dear Diary:

I can't remember where I saw this store mentioned but when I read about it I was intrigued so I just had to visit.  I fell in love with the clothes immediately.  The store is Agata!!

There is a great variety of clothes, mostly casual, but very stylish.  I tried on dresses, with scarves and without; a cute long tee that would be a nice sleep shirt; and a dress with jacket.  I picked out the suit right away as one of my favourites.  It came in 4 colours - white, black, gold and the plum I'm wearing.  You can wear it as an outfit or jacket and skirt separately.  The fit was quite good.  I needed to tweak a bit but that often happens.  I also tried on a cocktail dress and then put on a fur wrap over.  The combination was stunning so I think I'll pop back for that.

Coincidentally, after I bought my suit, Kustom 9 opened up and Agata offered a cute two piece outfit in 6 colours - black, brown, tan, red, pink and my choice, blue.  I had to buy this too!!  If you purchase the fatpack, you are able to change skirt and sweater colours

The store is nicely laid out with no crowding of merchandise.  It seems new things are being added frequently.  There is a group to join that will provide news of things to come.

Fly out and have a look!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing from Agata:
(left): Agata Olive outfit (plum)
(right): Agata Terry knit two piece (blue) (at Kustom 9 til Feb 10)

Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Izzie's Romy
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Lashes: MC Falsies
Eye shadow: alaskametro Matte Mist
Hair: nomatch NO ESCAPE

Boots: HH Lilou Fringe Booties with HUD
Rings: Izzie's celestial midi rings
Watch: RealEvil Industries Revox Cora watch

Pose: an lar

Friday, January 13, 2017

Skating In The Tropics

Dear Diary:

I live on a tropical sim with lots of sand, sun and palm trees...in my second world that is.  In my first world, it's lots of snow, snow and snow!!  So when my SL neighbour built an ice skating rink in between the sand dunes, it made me want to don my skates and go for a few turns around the rink.

I enjoy skating on an outdoor rink.  There's something about the atmosphere that makes it more exciting than skating indoor.  There's also the excitement of skating on an outdoor rink on a tropical sim!!  How much fun is that!!  

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Izzie's Romy
Hair: D!va Erika

Skating dress: Dead Dollz (9) Avatars on ice (Lutz Eggshell)
Skates: Abranimations Super Ice Skates

Pose: in skates

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Christmas Clean-up Is Always Sad

Dear Diary:

I start decorating my house for Christmas in early December.  I put up lights; I get out the Christmas place mats; I decorate the trees (one in every room); and I chill the egg nog.  I do this in both my worlds and I love doing it.  Unfortunately, I have to take it all down at least sometime and put it away for another year to come around.  To me, it's always sad to see how bare my house looks when everything is put away but I knew it had to be done.  So yesterday afternoon, I started.

It seems that getting the decorations out and up goes much faster than getting them down and in! Hopefully they will all go into the storage area until next December.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Izzie's Romy
Hair: EMO-tions Faith

Sweater: Myst Fashion Mesh Snowflake Nightshirt (blue) (SL Marketplace)
Leggings: Izzie's nordic leggings
Slippers: Meli Imako cozy boot slippers (blue) (SL Marketplace)

Ornaments in box:
what next new year's 2017
La Galleria mesh ornament wreath
Jian festive potted tree
La Galleria nutcracker
La Galleria Christmas mat 

Box: Meli Imako carboard box (SL Marketplace)

Pose: Niqotine (no longer available)

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year 2017

Dear Diary:

Good Night for now.