Sunday, September 24, 2017

Reading A Book Is Stimulation For The Brain

Dear Diary:

When I saw that "The Liaison Collaborative" was having a literary theme, I had to fly out and see what they were offering.

I think everyone knows that I love to read.  I finished reading "The Dinner" in July and enjoyed the story immensely.  It tells of two families who go to dinner to talk over an issue they have with their sons.  The dinner contains twists and turns, jumping to the past and talking of potential results for the future.  You can read a short review here. I understand there's a movie soon to be out based on this book.  

I'm now reading "The Lightkeeper's Daughter", a mystery, by Canadian (and Ontarian) Jean Pedizwol.  I'm just into the beginning chapters so can't comment on how much I like it or not.  Read about it here.

My picture shows exactly how I like to read in my first life...after supper when I can relax; with my dog sitting across my feet; and a good book to keep me company.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Felicity
Eyes: Arte Toda eyes
Eye Shadow: Alaskametro Matte Mist
Lashes: SlackGirl Sweet Baby Lashes
Mani / Pedi: A.S.S. metal dreams
Hair: Tableau Vivant Elle (at Collabor88 til Oct 6)

Top and Pants: Indented Monroe top and overalls (green) (at Tres Chic til Oct 5)
Sneakers: Ingenue Elke sneakers (pineapple) (at Collabor88 til Oct 6)
Glasses: Haysuriza Eyewear Fox #2 (tortoise shell)
Nose stud: Amala the circle nose stud
Arm cuff: Ama
Ring: Meva Bento ring (gold)

Dog: Jian Splendid Spaniels Tri Colour Companion

Pose with book and book pile: Sari Sari Bookworm (bento) (at The Liaison Collaborative  til Sept 30)

Flowers: What Next sunflower pitcher

Sunday, September 17, 2017

A Wedding In The Fall Is Exciting

Dear Diary:

When I got back from vacation, I saw the announcement that The Trunk Show had a wedding theme.  Lately I've been intrigued by wedding dresses so I just had to fly out and see the venue.  I wasn't disappointed.  I tried on several dresses, shoes and accessories.  It was a difficult decision but I was sold on the dress by GField.

The high-low hemline is very pretty with the lace scallop edge.  The lace overlay give a rather innocent look for the bride-to-be.  It comes in a variety of colours and I usually pick the traditional white but since it is autumn, I thought a creamy colour would be more appropriate for the season.  Having a bouquet of sunflowers is also very "fallish" to me and adds to the theme.

The shoes, by Empire, complimented the lace in the dress.  The shoes come with a HUD so can be used for many different outfits.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Sylvia
Beauty Mark: OHeMO (store under construction)
Eye shadow: Slack Girl soft shadow
Lashes: Arte mixed styles
Manicure: Alaskametro Fall runway nail art
Hair: Tableau Vivant Akira

Dress: GF Ellen hi-lo dress (ivory) (at The Trunk Show til Sept 18)
Shoes: Empire Tropaeolum (at The Trunk Show til Sept 18)
Headband: Tomoto starstarstar headband
Earrings: Purple Moon Ireth (brown opal)

Sunflowers: Maru Kado

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Trying To Get Back To Routine

Dear Diary:

Yes, I'm trying to get back to the work routine again.  When I thought about going back to work, it seemed easy...get up earlier; have some clean clothes on hand; and make sure I knew what I was doing and where I was going.  Sounds easy, right? But no.  There's so much more to it than that.

First I had to stock the 'fridge with enough food to be able to make my lunches and suppers.  That's a chore in itself.

I got my laundry up to date and manage to get my schedule all set for the next few weeks but it was an effort.

I really think not only your body goes into vacation mode, but your brain does too.

Oh well.  I'll be back to normal by next weekend...hopefully.

Good night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Sylvia
Eye shadow: Arte Spring Shadow
Lashes: Arte lashes
Lipstick: Smudge sheer gloss box (no longer available)
Mani / Pedi: Wicked Peach Spring basics (no longer available)
Hair: no match NO ACCESS

Dress: C'est la vie Jetta (brown) (at The Chapter Four til Oct 1)
Sandals: Maitreya Gold (taupe)
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer shell Teardrop (sea pearl)
Nose stud: Amala The Circle Nose stud
Watch: kunst Regan

Grocery bag: Concrete Flowers (no longer available)

Location: Docklands Grocery and Cafe