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*Quick Hits!*

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Happy Thursday to all! Just some new(ish) items from around the grid to share with you — all awesome!

The Loft: Colleen Desmoulins recently released her newest dining room, the Tyler Dining Room. It’s available in ebony or cherry, with tons of amazing detail (of course!). It also include texture change options on the cushions and some of the accent pieces, and Colleen has it set up so you can test out all the colors! Gorgeous!loft all

M.Fox: Miabella Foxley has been doing some amazing work and has really captured shabby chic like I’ve never seen in SL. Her newestΒ  is the Avery set, just released today (I believe) – and it’s beyond cute. Be sure to check out the typewriter animations :), and the suitcases are available in several colors. I love everything about this set!

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Belle Belle: I’m convinced that Leyla Firefly does not sleep. The speed at which she releases awesome new stuff is breathtaking. Right now, she has FOUR lucky boards set up – 2 in each of the Belle Belle shops – all set to give away this adorable Sweet Morning cafe set. It’s got a really sweet couple animation included, so be sure to grab your best gal or guy and head to the shop to try it out and wait for your letter to pop up!

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Please note that you must be a Belle Belle group member in order to win from the Lucky Boards – and you should really just be a member, anyway, because Leyla gives us the best free stuff ever! This month’s freebie for group members is this awesome sno cone machine!!! I love the details on this — and it does indeed give out tasty sno cones!!

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In closing, I’ll remind you of the 50% off sale currently underway at the new Second Spaces location on the Journey sim. Bargains! πŸ™‚

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Cool new things

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Happy Friday! πŸ™‚ Just a few new(ish) cool things from some of the grid’s finest!

Ambiance Furniture: Desiree Bisiani has recently released the Esmerelda Kitchen, and it is full of awesome. This is a BIG set, perfect for those with huge SL houses. The kitchen comes with fun poses and animations, for both singles and couples πŸ˜‰ and includes props like a sponge, spatula, etc to coordinate with the animations. It’s also texture-changing with 4 color options — my favorite two:

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What I really love about the kitchen is all the little details you see in the pics: knife block, cutting board, paper towel holder, canisters, etc. I also really like (because I’m such a geek about this stuff) that Desiree included wall shadows for some of the items. Look closely at the canisters and the spoon holder — they cast shadows on the backsplash. I love that!!

esmerelda accessories bothThere’s quite a bit of the set not shown here, including a gorgeous fireplace, so get over to Ambiance to see it all for yourself!

Winx Home & Garden – Whimsy Winx does an amazing job of ‘fantastical’. Her Lotus Water Temple series is something you MUST see in person. Pictures just can’t do it justice, and you need to feel these builds. Plus Oubliette is a gorgeous sim to visit and explore all on its own, and Whimsy has everything landscaped so wonderfully to complement the Lotus series…really, neither pics NOR words do justice, so just go! …after you look at my pictures that don’t do justice but that I worked hard on…

Lotus Water Temple – this is the biggest piece of the series – so many things you could do with this. It’s got two seating areas built in (and you can get the Bollywood theme or the Jade Tea Garden theme) and then some empty spots you can decorate yourself. The stairs may be my favorite part — I just love that they’re all smooth and rounded.

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In addition to the temple, you’ll find a Grotto, Fire Pit, and Gazebo all in the Lotus Water Temple style. When you land in Oubliette, facing the Winx sign, turn to your right and head to the water to see the temple. To see the rest of the pieces, take the TP (also at the sign) to the Winx Home & Garden display area. All gorgeous!

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Winx Home & Garden

Belle Belle – Leyla Firefly is now offering a Preferred Shopper / Gift Card program! I’m starting to see similar programs around SL, mostly with fashion designers, and I think it’s a great idea for any shop, regardless whether fashion, decor, or whatever! You need to join the Belle Belle group (which you should do anyway because Leyla has really cute group freebies) and then you can grab your Preferred Shopper card from the service desk at the shop. Essentially, every time you buy something at Belle Belle, make sure to wear your card and your discount credits will begin to accrue! From there, your card will act like aΒ  basic gift card: if you’ve accrued $L150 on your Preferred Shopper card, then you can turn around and use the card to buy something of that value or less. I like it!!

When I stopped by Belle Belle to grab more info about the program, I noticed a veggie garden out front that I hadn’t seen before. This may not be that new…but it’s super cute! I already love Leyla’s flower garden, and this is the same concept – a really cute little plot of veggies, complete with gardening tool and animation. I think I really just love the little plant terrarium (or whatever we would call that) most of all!

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Of summer, sex, and kitchens

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Happy weekend, dear readers. πŸ™‚ It’s gorgeous here in VA – time to get started on my summer semi-tan! In the meantime, a few fun things to share with you…

Antonia Marat of Artilleri & Artilleri Home has just released this gorgeous vintage-style kettle BBQ! She was kind enough to give away free copies to the first 10 people to provide their names to her on Plurk..and because I am a plurk fiend, I was like number 3. Yay me! Swing by Artilleri Home to pick up yours — it’s color changeable to 9 great options, and gives you yummy food! I enjoyed a kebab or two during the photo shoot.

grill allAwesome details and texturing (of course!), and a must-have for every patio, deck, and back porch this summer!

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Leyla Firefly is a busy girl over at BelleΒ  Belle, like always. πŸ™‚ First, a new item for the Lucky Boards — Tantric Lovin’! A beautiful, fantastical mini-getaway for you and your special someone. Climb inside for meditation, cuddling, kissing, and relaxing. I jumped in for some solo meditation, and got my ‘om’ on.

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Leyla has also updated her Arne Kitchen. Arne is already one of my favorite kitchens in SL – it’s one of the sets I included the very first time I blogged Belle Belle, and I think it’s just one of the best in all of SL. Leyla made some minor changes to the aesthetic, and it looks better than ever…and she also added some fun. πŸ˜‰ So, now we call it the Arne Passion Inside Kitchen, and I think you see where I’m going with this. Not only do you get incredible style with this kitchen — you also get 9 sexy ways to keep things cookin’. (See what I did there?) When Leyla sent this to me, she included a very sweet note (I totally ❀ her, btw) and gently suggested that I try the ‘Fork” animation. O. M. G. This is one of the most awesome unexpected touches ever — and the very specific reason I am blogging this — as you and your pal are pressed up against the refrigerator to…well, to fork…the ice dispenser just starts shooting out ice cubes all over the floor. I still giggle every time.

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I spammed my friends list until someone would agree to come “fork” with me for this picture — thanks to my pal Dagon Harrison for making it happen. πŸ™‚

Head over to Belle Belle to see for yourself, and be sure to stalk those Lucky Boards while you’re there!

*Designer Review/New Release* Belle Belle – Dafodil House

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A quick post to share another great release from Belle Belle designer Leyla Firefly! To accompany her furniture set of the same name, Leyla offers the Dafodil House – a cute, simple, and just-right sized prefab.

exterior bothI really love the little yard areas that are included – I had this rezzed up on my sky platform, so imagine how much cuter this would be on actual land! The yard areas add a nice ready-made landscaping to the house – very creative touch. πŸ™‚

Inside the Dafodil, it’s 2 large rooms downstairs and 1 upstairs. Dear readers, you know I am not a fan of the mega-houses we so often see in SL, and that’s why I say this is just-right sized. Plenty of room to fit in some nice pieces and lots of accents, but not so much room that you can never fill it. This would be an easy house to decorate to the point of “cozy”.

first floorThe pictures above are of the first floor. I love the large windows that let in plenty of natural light. The curtains are scripted to close, too, if you need the privacy. There is a small kitchen in the corner – just a sink and a few cabinets, and those can be removed if you choose. Upstairs is an L-shaped bedroom – which would be great for a sleeping area AND a sitting area — with a nice bathroom tucked into the corner.

2nd floorThe bathroom items can be removed, too. The house overall is 207 prims (155 of those are the kitchen and bath objects), and needs a parcel at 2560 sqm minimum.Β  You can pick up a mod/copy/no transfer version for $1990L at Belle Belle; the sale board is located next to the Dafodil furniture set.

Leyla also has the May freebie available in store now – located to the right of the main entrance – a super cute herb rack!

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*Second Spaces* 9 More Places! Part 2!

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Welcome to Part 2 of my 9 More Places! series. Not sure what this is about? Click here for the original post!

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I showcased Belle Belle in one of my holiday posts; I stated then that I really needed to spotlight the shop soon…and here we are. πŸ™‚ Leyla Firefly is the designer, and she has put together quite an extensive collection of very nicely detailed items, lots of extras, and a lot of focus on coordinating pieces. What I think is so awesome is that each of her furniture series really is that — a series of rooms, all in coordinating textures and styles. So, for each series, you’ll find a living room, kitchen, dining room. office, bathroom, and bedroom. Perfect if you’re hoping to furnish your entire place in one fell swoop! I had to restrain myself from taking pics of everything in the store – since I do want to tease you just enough so that you’ll run out and check out Belle Belle for yourself — so let’s jump into my favorites!

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