21 Shoe Event – July Round

Hey everyone – welcome to the July round of the 21 Shoe event! As always, I am showing you what this event has to offer this month, because we all love shoes! This event is for 1 day only, so get to these stores as fast as you can!

This round there are only shoes for Slink feet. Also, Zaara has joined the list of designers for this round, and her shoes have been quite the talk of the town so far. So check out her shoes (as well as everyone else ^^), and be sure to check out the group gift near the 21 Shoe vendor ^^

 

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erratic
Demo not found, 299L

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Hucci
Demo, gift vendor, 395L

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ieQED
Demo,  299L

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KoiKoi
Demo, 295L

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Zaara
Demo, 350L

 

How to look good in Second Life for less

Indyra – Merci
Essenz – Toronto

Hey guys! I was just reading a conversation not too long ago on how to look good and not break the bank. Well, if you stop at the Cosmopolitan Sale Room, they have some good items there this round! I am wearing the Merci dress from Indyra Originals, along with the Essenz Toronto shoes in black. Essenz is currently having a 50% off sale at their mainstore to celebrate their 1st anniversary. So my suggestion? Grab these shoes, and then check out their mainstore ^^

Indyra – Minka Crystal necklace & rings (black)
LeLutka – Francine (dark brunette – Burnt)

Indyra also has a set of jewelry for sale at the Cosmopolitan Sale Room. This LeLutka hair can be found currently at Hair Fair. The flower hair accessory is color changeable, and can be changed into copper, black, white, gold, silver, or platinum. Hair Fair has a number of free or dollarbie hairs that is sure to make you look fabulous.

Even though I got this skin from June’s C88, you can still get a nice skin from Glam Affair for a bargain price. For today only, you can get this lovely skin for only 50L at the Glam Affair mainstore. This skin is just a sample from their new line of skins – you can click through to Aida’s Flickr to check out the different shades. If you miss out on the sale today, you can always check out the current round of C88 and grab the Kallisto skin. Or, you can check out the sexy ROMP event and get additional tones.

Poses: Corpus

Morning Thoughts

 

 

Styling Credits

Hair: ISON – Diamond dark tones (currently at Hair Fair)
Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Pippa: Teal Lace High Waisted Bralett Set (only 99L for TGIF – ends Friday)
Skin: -Glam Affair – Summer skin – Jamaica 02 G
Shoes: Kenvie -The Lookies Studes
Earrings: Chop Zuey – L’Africaine Earrings

Makeup:
-Glam Affair – Summer – Lipstick 03
[mock]Blackest Night Shadow (edited)

Pose: Bazar - Roya – Dining set

The Terrace Lounge and Grille

Outside the Terrace Lounge & Grille

Hey everyone! If you don’t already know this, I love food in SL. I have found that since mesh, there really hasn’t been a strong presence of animated/consumable mesh food (think Kitchen Korner). If anyone knows of any, let me know!

Today I want to talk about a restaurant that I went to in SL. I have always wanted to go to a full service restaurant in SL, but no one is ever there when you go, nor responsive when you page them. Enter the Terrace Lounge and Grille.

Waiting for first course to arrive

When I arrived, I was greeted by Jorden Andrew. As my dining companion and I were shown to our seats on the patio, I couldn’t help to think that this was just like a real life restaurant ^^  The restaurant decor looked modern, which is more than I can say for other establishments. We ordered a bottle of Chardonnay wine and waited for the first course to come out.

Grilled shrimp

Our server was the lovely Jewell Munro (Jewells). We ordered the grilled shrimp for our first course. A sample of what’s on the menu can be found as follows:

 

[ Sample Menu ]

Appetizers
Sushi Sampler
Six colossal Shrimp Cocktail
Vegetable Egg Rolls
Grilled Beef & Chickpea Fava Bean Croquette
Soups
Salads

Main Courses
Lamb Shanks
Grilled Salmon
Beef Wellington
Spinach Walnut Lasagne (Vegetarian)

Desserts
Key Lime Tart
Heart Shaped Black & White Tart
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Strawberry Crepe
Heart Shaped Chocolate Cake

A selection of Red, White & Sparkling Wines and non-alcoholic beverages.

I think they have just changed their website because I was able to see this on their website, but it’s no longer there. Instead they recommend you ask your server for the most up-to-date menu.

 Before we began eating, we were given a set of utensils to use. I was impressed with the different animations that they had, so I kept trying them until I found the one for the fork and knife that matched up to the way I was holding them.

Roasted Red Pepper soup

Neither one of us have had roasted pepper soup in real life (although the Sabra roasted red pepper hummus is so yummy!), so we decided to get it today.

Finally – the main course arrives! Of course, I was looking for the chicken on the menu. Because, I love poultry. But I looked, and looked, and they had none :( That would be my only critique about this place – how does a place that has options for vegetarian, beef, lamb, and seafood not have any poultry? Maybe the chicken farms aren’t up to par lately – it wouldn’t surprise me one bit. So I ended up having the Spinach Walnut lasagna, which made me feel a bit better for not being able to get chicken with my meal. After all, who can be sad while eating a pasta dish? My companion ordered the grilled salmon. He was jealous of my salad, so I let him have some of mine.

Chocolate- covered Strawberries

I had said it would be a good idea to share dessert, so we split the chocolate strawberries. At this time Jewells told us that she wanted to give us a gift to remember our experience at their establishment. It was a framed photo of us sitting – probably taken shortly after we were seated. I haven’t rezzed it at home yet, or else I would had taken a photo of it. During our meal, I had noticed that other people were at the restaurant, but I only knew that because I was looking at my radar. I never actually saw them, which I think is a good thing. My companion and I did talk about how would the place be like if it was at capacity.

The Terrace Lounge and Grille serves breakfast and afternoon tea, and also has several other venues to spend time with that special someone. I would love to come back here to have breakfast with some friends, or check out the cottage. It’s important to support places like this in Second Life because if we don’t they won’t be around for too long. I can think of at least 2 resort places that I wanted to visit, but by the time I was ready to go, they had closed their doors.

And yes, I know this is not a fashion post. But what fun is shopping for all of the fashion if you don’t have a place to wear it? :D

Fiction for a Cure

 

Hey guys! Even though the Rhapsody event is now over, I got inspired to do this photo after visiting a photo studio and discovering that they had the stage from Hopscotch there. Since I had bought a dress from Pixicat, I figured, “Why not?” I have not seen the items in the stores yet, but you can always ask the creators about them!

During the Rhapsody event, I found out about a Relay for Life fundraiser called Fiction for a Cure. According to the website:

Second Life—Fiction for a Cure is a Second Life event bringing First Life authors online through events and prizes donated for silent and live auctions 7/11-18. The events and auctions will take place on the American Cancer Society island in Second Life . The events include classes and readings. Fiction for a Cure will culminate in a life auction of books and fiction opportunities on Friday July 18th.

 

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When I went to the place, I took pictures of the various raffles and silent auctions that they had. I think some people will be very happy residents with the prizes that they will get ^^

 

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So stop by before the 18th and check it out!

 

Styling Credits

Previously at Rhapsody

Stage: *~*HopScotch*~* Rock your world by Chandni Khondji
Dress: Pixicat - TheDark.Dress by areve
Nails: -{ZOZ}- Piano Keys Gold Polish by zozicon

Other items

Skin: -Glam Affair – Summer skin – Jamaica 02 G
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Emma Mesh Hair – Black coffee
Microphone: Embody Hand Microphone Prop for IDOL 2, 3 & 4

 

Last Dance

Last day for Rhapsody!

Hey guys! I hope that you have all shopped ’til you dropped at Rhapsody! The doors close after today, so make sure you stop by to get those final items! ^^ With the help of  Valentina E and Circa, I have put together a disco dance party that is sure to be groovy…who wants to come dance with me? :)

The floors even light up as you walk across them – awesome…

Styling Credits

@ Rhapsody

Dress: Valentina E – Jewel Cocktail Dress ( Ocean) by valentinaevangelista
Disco ball, multi light floor, records: Circa by Cherelle Capra
Pose: an lar [poses] Ambient Series by Katya Valeska

Hair: Truth - Electra
Skin: -Glam Affair – Coral – Jamaica – Lotus G
Shoes: Hucci - Riverton Sandal Silver – Midnight
Slink hands and feet

 

Bring on the Hair Fair!

Hair Fair 2014 Logo with dates

 

Many of you have been waiting for the Hair Fair to take place. Don’t worry – I’ve been one of them. But I think my roommate takes the cake on how long she’s been waiting :D The 9th annual Hair Fair runs from July 12th to the 27th.

For those who like to shop at charity events, you will be happy to know that a certain percentage of the proceeds goes towards Wigs for Kids. Each merchant has designated a certain amount of their earnings to donate to charity, so you would have to look to see what percentage your favorite hair designer has decided to donate.

So, there are 4 main sims – Rhodium, Platinum, Iridium, & Osmium. Hey, I like the periodic table, especially this one. But I think Brunette, Blond, Noirette, and Redhead make for much better names, don’t you think? :) . If you look on the Hair Fair website, every store has been mapped out for you, and the slurl shows you where the store is. Why not take you there directly, you ask? Well, no matter what landmark you use, everyone lands at the landing point – just use the beacons to guide you to where you need to go.

Moon – Hatchet Wound (ombre)

My first hair to kick off Hair Fair is the one from Moon by Silent Acoustic. When I tried on the ombre shades, I loved how the colors made my eyes pop. I also wanted to blog this hair because I figured everyone else would be blogging the more well-known stores first.

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Shirt: Pruitt (pineapple) | Shorts: Smyth (green)

coldLogic is having a 50% off sale currently. Since the E2V vendors were not functioning properly over the past several days, the sale has been extended. So I figure you have a day left to take advantage of the great prices. coldLogic makes some of the best mesh in Second Life – I think everyone that wears mesh clothing should own at least one thing at this store.

See you soon, guys!

Styling Credits

Hair: MOON{Hair}. Hatchet Wound (@ Hair Fair)
Shirt: coldLogic - pruitt.pineapple
Pants: coldLogic - smyth.green
Skin: -Glam Affair – Summer skin – Jamaica 02 G
Earrings: Chop Zuey – L’Africaine
Pose: Manifeste
Location: DeLeon Springs