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New Year New House

I had a great idea for my solo New Year’s Adventure. I was going to go hop on the train at Red Hook and take pics of people’s lovely Victorians and just enjoy this lovely area. I thought it was an amazing plan. Then I stood at the train station and no train came, and I couldn’t find a button to push to request the train. I was probably doing something wrong but I could NOT figure out WHAT.

I ended up giving up and getting in my car and going for a drive.

It was a great time for an early morning drive, but eventually I wound up at the end of Bellisseria and found the beach. Of course some how these lucky sods had these AMAZING beach views – just stunning. I parked and walked along the beach while the sun continued it’s dance upward. There is definitely something to be said for these Victorians on the beach.

I decided to drown my sorrows in some treats and just spend the rest of the day languishing in my own beautiful Victorian. Such sorrow, truly.

No such thing as too many macarons

I found a pretty cute grocery to stop in at. It actually had some sort of role play farmers market and vegetables with expiration dates. This is too much of a time commitment for moi. I am intrigued but no, just no.

Maybe? No, no no. No actual food that expires I cannot.

I ordered in Sushi, put on a movie and decided I was in for the night. The cats didn’t mind and truly, I crashed on the couch and didn’t have a care in the world. 2019 was good, and I’m not worked up about 2020. It will be fine. Every single year doesn’t have to be some groundbreaking event. Sometimes just making it happen is enough.

I did, however, wake up and move house.

Because – beachy Vic.

Gidge is 2020 In:

Earrings: (Caroline’s Jewelry) Kennedy Black Pearl Earrings
Shirt: (NO) Basic Tee – Fitmesh Slink Hourglass – Hangry
Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Slink
Head: .LeLutkaGreer 3.4
Shoes: Bleich – Mesh Dorothy – White [F Slink Flat]
Shorts: JustBECAUSE~Kelsie Shorts~FatPack~Hourglass
Body: Slink Physique Hourglass Mesh Body (Redux) V4.1.0
Hair: Tableau Vivant \ Starry Night \ Updo – [Review]
Shape: Juicy – Meghan Shape GIDGE Edit 2019
Skin: -Glam Affair – Amberly II – Asia 01 E

Gidge Goes Victorian

My Water Feature

I was feeling a bit adventurous and rolled the dice on getting one of the new Victorian Homes. Despite the fact that this moved me away from Cajsa – their siren song was just too compelling. My first try I got a lovely spot next to this beautiful water feature.

I have no complaints.

Of course I only had to ride my bike a short way to find people immediately ruining the beautifully curated garden landscape.

I was too dumfounded to let the paving stones rez. What the hell is that? What are you doing?

I get it if you wanna have a vehicle. At least have the sense to put it behind your house.

My friend Gogolita is the decor police – I may have to join her in this endeavor. These are so well done, it’s just tragic if people can’t maintain the look really. How hard is it not to put out crap that doesn’t match?

I’m giving these guys a pass, they might be trying to decide what they like.

Have you made the jump to the Linden Victorians? This is the time – get yours now and let’s make a community! I will put some coffee on and you can come over any time! I promise!

Gidge is at Home In a Victorian: 

Jeans: Maitreya Skinny Jeans  – #01

Nails: Flair

Shirt: (NO) Off Shoulder Tee – Fitmesh – Send Nudes? – M

Camera: AMITOMO.Bon Voyage Gacha [RARE] Vintage Twin-lens reflex camera

Shoes: Blueberry – Group Gift – Shoes Slink Flat

Earrings: Cae :: Lumi :: Earring 

Hair: Magika – Luxe Box: May (Size A)

Body: Slink Physique Original Mesh Body (Redux) V4.1.0

Head: Slink Visage Redux Ashlynn Head V 1.0.0

Ears: Slink Visage Redux F Ear Augment Short Point V1.0.0

Shape: Slink Visage Shape Ashlynn 2

Skin: .::Mother Goose’s::.courney LB

Eyes: Izzie’s – Whiskey Eyes (lights) purple

New Home: Oatley Sim

Living Large on the Gangway

I’m your trashy neighbor, sorry.

Well it happened, with a lot of help and encouragement from my friend Gogolita I managed to get a spot on Bellisaria on the newly opened Gangway. Fate would have it that Cajsa has a houseboat right in front of my house, which is backed by a park behind me and a lovely stretch of road in front. 

It’s a nice little suburban wonderland really. 

SO you know I just had to get all crazy trashy with A GIANT HELLO KITTY SLIDE. It’s not my fault, I had to. At least for a little while

Hair Fair Is Over, Thank Goodness I at least shopped.

Cajsa managed to get off the Hair Fair press releases this year, as I was completely swamped. But I did manage to get over and do my part shopping that awesome event, I picked up several new hairs and felt warm and fuzzy when they were really contributing to Wigs for Kids. Hair Fair is such an amazing event – I hope you went.

Happy Here

This little home may be my home base for a while. Pity my neighbors i’m about to decorate for Halloween!

Gidge Is Wearing:

Skin: Pink Fuel

Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya

Hair: KMH Hair F117 Unrigged (resize)

Eyes: Izzie’s Whiskey Eyes

Head: .LeLutka.Head.May 3.3

Swimsuit: Astralia x Sanrio – Summer Pool Friends (HelloKitty Swimsuit) M

Shoes: Astralia x Sanrio – Summer Pool Friends (Kuromi slippers) M

Necklace: Cae :: Trinket :: Necklace (Short)

Shape: Juicy – Meghan Shape GIDGE Edit  2019

Pool: N4RS

Castle Slide, Chair, towel and floatie: Astralia x Sanrio – Summer Pool Friends

10/08/2018 – Pastel Dream

Oh hello! Have you seen the latest release from Cheeky Pea? It’s already available in the main store so no need to fight the lag at some overcrowded event. The lovely Carolyn Gazebo set features a gazebo (obviously), but also all the furniture you can see in the pictures : chair, sofa, coffee table, side table, chiminea (with flames!), coffee tray, rug and mugs, cute knick-knacks, and the loveliest potted daisies. I vote that Cheeky Pea start releasing more plants in the future, she’s really gifted with them!

  

Credits :

  • Decor :
    • Cheeky Pea – Carolyn Gazebo
    • Cheeky Pea – Carolyn Sofa
    • Cheeky Pea – Carolyn Coffee Table
    • Cheeky Pea – Carolyn Side Table
    • Cheeky Pea – Carolyn Chiminea
    • Cheeky Pea – Carolyn Chair
    • Cheeky Pea – Carolyn Coffee Tray
    • Cheeky Pea – Carolyn Rug
    • Cheeky Pea – Carolyn Books
    • Cheeky Pea – Carolyn Bowls
    • Cheeky Pea – Carolyn Daisies
    • Cheeky Pea – Carolyn Glass Bottles
    • Cheeky Pea – Carolyn Hanging Candle Glass
    • Cheeky Pea – Carolyn Hanging Rocks Jar
    • Alirium – Gnome – Green
    • Happy Mood – Wild Grasses
    • Milk Motion – Meadow Grass
    • Turnip – Skydome
  • Rose is wearing :
    • Body : Maitreya – Lara
    • Head : LeLutka – Simone
    • Skin : Pink Fuel – Anja – Biscuit
    • Eyes : Banana Banshee – Erin 8
    • Shape : Banana Banshee – Rosie Shape
    • Hair : Truth – Gwen
    • Eyebags : Izzie’s – Eyebags
    • Nails : Alaskametro – Beachcomb Nail Art
    • Top : Neve – Altierre PJs
    • Trousers : Blueberry – Poppy Leggings
    • Shoes : Livalle – Flip-Flops – Citrus Coral

11/06/2018 – Vintage Fair – Part 6

I’m not a Home & Decor blogger, but once in a while I like to show some lovely pieces of furniture I find. Today is one of these days… with more amazing designs found at Vintage Fair.

All furniture and decor found exclusively at Vintage Fair (left to right) :

  • Noctis – Nettle farms – Herb ladder
  • Noctis – Nettle farms – Colonial chairs
  • The Little Bat – Vintage Butterfly Art
  • Noctis – Nettle farms – Dining Table
  • Noctis – Nettle farms – Hutch (full)
  • ChiMia – Vintage Oven (Pink)

13/05/2018 – Pink and teal make pretty

I am not feeling overly inspired to write anything today, but I wanted to show you a few gorgeous things that I found these past few weeks, at events, stores, or buried deep in my inventory. I’ll start with the hair. I’ve been in the Truth VIP group since the very beginning of the new concept, and some months I barely logged in, or if I did I was too busy with other things to really check what the gift was. So when I found Ginevra, last November’s gift, I just went wow. The super pretty glasses are free from Balaclava, they were the demo for this week’s Fifty Linden Friday offer. Make sure to check FaMESHed this month if you haven’t yet, the Tres Blah dress is yet another little wonder.

Credits :

  • Body : Maitreya – Lara
  • Head : LeLutka – Simone
  • Skin : Glam Affair – Ilary – America
  • Eyes : Banana Banshee – Iris 1 (New at Twe12ve)
  • Glasses : Balaclava – Olivia Readers – Jade/Silver
  • Lashes : Arte – Beauty lashes
  • Shape : Banana Banshee
  • Hair : Truth – Ginevra
  • Piercing : Little Fish – Brow rings
  • Eye-shadow : Zibska – Ilara Solo
  • Lipstick : Izzie’s – Spring colours Lipgloss
  • Ears : Mandala – Steking season 5
  • Tattoo : Dappa – Rozu
  • Dress : Tres Blah – Lula Dress
  • Nails : A:S:S – Nail Appliers – Aqua
  • Shoes : Ingenue – Holly Flats – Cotton (tinted)
  • Poses : Paper Rabbit
  • Backdrop : Backdrop city
  • Furniture from left to right :
    • Plant : Soy – Potted Pothos [Ssize]
    • Beanbag : Zerkalo – Shabby Chic Beanbag
    • Artwork : Monica Outlander – 2012 Sketch
    • Complete desk set : Cheeky Pea – Bailey Desk set
    • Plant : Dust Bunny – Guiana Chestnut tree
    • Records : Soy – Cluttered Records
    • Record shelf : Soy – Record shelf
    • Record player : What Next – Fleetone Retro Record player
    • Artwork : Acorn – Shadow Box Butterfly

 

 

The Arcade Closes at Midnight Saturday

This was when the aging smokestacks atop the monumental factories began to shut off one by one

“This was when the aging smokestacks atop the monumental factories began to shut off one by one. There were still plenty left running to keep the air over Detroit filled with that choking industrial aptitude, but you were never far from a hollowed-out factory, massive steel tubes on the roofs pointing up toward the sky with nothing left inside but dust and cobwebs. These giant pillars of concrete and metal now jutted high like extended index fingers from broken and casted hands, pointing toward something they would never touch.”
― Michael A. Ferro, TITLE 13: A Novel

This was when the aging smokestacks atop the monumental factories began to shut off one by one
The Arcade closes at midnight Saturday and if you let that happen without picking up the fabulous industrial pieces from NOMAD, you will miss out. The gacha has the delicious name of My Cozy Little Industrial Facility that cracks me up in the best possible way.
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She Sells Sea Shells at The Arcade

“Everybody needs a seashell in her bathroom to remind her the ocean is her home.”

22769 has a beautiful conch shell in their “Fisherman’s Delight” gacha at The Arcade. They have two great gachas there, one for picnickers and one for fishing fans. I was thrilled to find it because the oldest family heirloom in my family is a large conch shell. My seventh great-grandfather picked it up on the beach almost 370 years ago while on his honeymoon in Barbados in 1649. It has been passed down ever since and my cousin, being the eldest son of the eldest son, has it in his living room on a buffet similar to this one from Fancy Decor (another Arcade find.)

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Come Around and Talk It Over

It’s a fuzzy sweater time of year and I’m trolling the mean streets looking for what’s new and exciting.

Collabor88 opens it’s doors with a new round and I’m wearing some of the goodies right now. Continue reading

Candy Is Dandy

It all started with  a picture of hair that Sasy posted on Facebook. It has sprinkles on it and she was excited to go get it. I knew Candy Fair was coming up but honestly I hadn’t given it too much thought.

I can’t say why. I’m sure I’ve been before. So since I had a lot of free time on this lovely Saturday I thought HEY I should go check that out!  And I was amazed.  Continue reading