Since Arya has a big land renovation job on at the moment I am grabbing the chance to post again.  She is a slacker that girl.  Don't tell her I said that.  She gives me "the look".

While she is swanning about doing that I am hanging out with some peafowl.  Good times.

Sweater:  [[Z:E:N]]MEN'S AURON SWEATER - SNOW (Men Only Monthly)
Jeans:  N-Uno - Vlad Jeans (MOM)
Skin:  7 Deadly s{K}ins - GAV Cotton v2
Hat/Hair:  :CHEVEUX - M096Hair Browns (MOM)
Poses:  grafica ~ lansio (MOM)

Decided to keep away from the snow in this post.  Seemed a bit warmer here at The Gates of Melancholy and the place is a lot nicer than the name suggests.  I felt quite happy wandering about taking in the sights.

I met a horse.  I have called him Phil.

Sweater:  sharp by [ZD] BRIT SWEATER oxford (Men Only Monthly)
Jeans:  MGmen's_Jeans_Mipo_M 2 (MOM)
Shoes:  United Colors - Leather_Pastalas_all in 1 (MOM)

Hat:  [No Shirt Sherlock] - tartan cap
Skin:  7 Deadly s{K}ins - GAV Cotton HB v2
Scarf:  ::BarBarella:: mens dept -Winter scarf

Panicking.  Just realised how many days it is until Christmas.  Freaking out.  Far too busy to think about it all really.  Too much to do.  I feel like the White Rabbit.  May fall down a hole any day now.

While I calm myself down, check out the outfit.  More goodies and last days at On9.  Cruise on over.  You will thank yourself.

Hair:  Bens Hair Style - Anastazia Hair
Outfit:  [LAKSHMI]Fiona Outfit
Handbag:  Salvadori - Magenta 'Hecuba' Leather Mini-Handbag
Glasses:  HAYSURIZA Eyewear Chicago2 Moon
Shoes:  Garbaggio // Wrap Booties [SLink] - White

Ever feel under-dressed for something?  I did today.  The weird thing is I could have worn a jacket with this but chose to just go with the shirt and pants.  Not sure why.

Luckily in SL the cold is irrelevant.  Good that.

Sim:  It All Starts With a Smile.

Shirt and Pants: !BRAVURA Boite Noir! - Mix 'n Match Pants  Dark Navy and Mix 'n Match Shirt Grey (New Release)
Skin:  7 Deadly s{K}ins - Gabriel B5 Steam brow v1 SMOOTH
Pose:  Image Essentials -  Wander
Hair:  .:cheeky:.  Basti Hair! (Men Only Monthly)
Glasses:  //Mulloy - Dakko Glasses (MOM)
Necklace:  (luc) Halcyon Earth Bullet, Ancient Silver/Onyx (MOM)

This is not garb that is appropriate for winter sims so I scooted on over to The Trace - Fall because Tyson told me I had to.  It is soooo pretty.  I had a ball wandering around the place and checking it all out.

I have also enjoyed wandering about SL is this outfit.  How cool is it?

Outfit:  Apple Heart Inc. Complete Outfit (New Release)
Pose:  [KoKoLoReS] - Bento: Face & Hands poses (I don't have a Bento head yet but they still worked for me)

Hair:  MINA Hair - Indica (Whimsical)
Nails:  Nailed It - Molten Metal Set (On9)
Skin:  7 Deadly s{K}ins -Renske Apricot

Thought I would take a wander in SL and I found The Trace autumn sim and took a stroll on the boardwalk.

I also have another great lot of clothes from Men Only Monthly.  I am not sure I will take these off for a few days cos this outfit is awesome.

Jeans:  OUTLIER// Tapered Denim 3
Hoodie:  -NativeUrban- Shogun Wool Hood SLINK

Hat and Hair:  lock&tuft - russ
Skin:  7 Deadly s{K}ins - Gabriel B3 Steam brow v1 SMOOTH HB (Not at MOM)
Poses:  grafica ~ lansio

I have got more home and garden items to show you than  you can poke a stick at (that is a weird turn of phrase to be honest...I wonder where that came from?).

The items are from all over the place and are all awesome as hang!

Make sure you check Draftsman out if you haven't.  This is going to be THE next BIG event in SL!

Gate and Fencing:  .peaches. Woodland Fence (Draftsman)
Trees:  :: Panavia :: - Winter Tree "Fagus"(Draftsman)
Cottage:  Violetility - Quaint Cottage (Draftsman)

Table:  Stockholm&Lima: Community Table - DanceEdition (Draftsman)

Collection:  Serenity Style-Nostalgia Collection (SHINY SHABBY)
Coat  Hook and Accessories:  [-BLUE SKY-] "Propeller Coat Rack"(Draftsman)

Frames:  [-BLUE SKY-] "Double Picture Frames - Aviation"(Draftsman)
Table, Chairs and Nook:  Decor Junction / Shutter Field - Dining Nook Set - Rustic (Draftsman - flowers not included)
Mannequin:  {what next} Madeleine Mannequin (Recent Release)

Coffee Station:  {what next} Colonna Coffee Station (Recent Release)
Hatboxes:  {what next} Madeleine Hatbox - Stack (Recent Release)

I love making paper snowflakes.  Is the closest thing I have to real snow at the moment.  Summer is sneaking in and making itself felt where I am.  Today was hot:  jump in a pool hot.  I guess it was nice, but I am more of a rainy day kinda girl.

Still, whatever weather you like, you can find it here in SL and have some fun with it.

Sweater:  Ducknipple: Sweater vs2 (New Release)
Jeans:  ***ArisAris/B&W~Gara64~coziness ~ Jean (On9)

Skin:  7 Deadly s{K}ins -Renske Apricot (Coming Soon!)
Hair:  MINA Hair - Indica (Whimsical)

Man this coat makes me feel warm.  I could trudge around the Antarctic areas of SL and still feel comfortable!  Loving it.

It is part of the ensemble that I am wearing today from the new round of Men Only Monthly.  You need to trek over there because this round is off the charts!  Crazy good.

Shoes:  A&D Shoes -Seattle
Jeans:  MGmen's_Jeans_Mipo
Coat:  MGmen's_Coat_Mipo_M 2

Hat:  MGmen's_Hat_Mipo_Standart
Poses:  grafica ~ lansio

A brand new event has just hit SL called Draftsman and it is all about architecture and design.  I was in fangirl mode when I went over to snap some pics and drool on all the great stuff there.

It is a bimonthly event and promises to be a must-see event in SL.  

"Visitors travel through time and set eyes on a different architectural style each round, from prehistoric to middle-ages to Modernism.  With endless architectural styles there will always be a new, unique experience to discover."  Draftsman Website.

Here is what you can find there,  Make sure you check it out as my photos do NOT do it justice.

It is getting cold outside in SL, but I am pretending to be tough.  This chick doesn't look like she feels the cold at all.  Admirable.  Perhaps she is a relative of an ice queen.  If she breaks out into song, run!

But don't run off screaming just yet.  I have lovely things to show you.  Most of these items are at the new round of On9 which opened on the 9th.  Hop on over and take a looksee.

Eye Accessory:  .:EMO-tions:. * BRIGHT EYES... * (On9)
Bracelet:  Salvadori - Silver 'Le Chain' Wrist Bracelet (On9)
Skin:  7 Deadly s{K}ins -Valor V2 apricot
Necklace:  Zibska - Micheline Necklace (On9)
Lips:  Miasnow ... LIPS for EMBER   ~red vixen
Hair:  Mithral * Caffeine
Poses:  NanTra - Don't Look Back (Ultra)

Dress:  La Gazza Ladra -  Adoness - Offwhite (On9)
Shoes:  ::HH:: Hucci Memphis Pump (Group Gift)
Tattoo:  .::Nanika::. Swallow tattoo White (On9)

So, I got bored waiting for Arya and wandered off to do these photos.  Never fear, however, I will get her when she least expects it.  *Maniacal laugh*.

On a serious note though I would like to tell all my fellow-Aryalanders to stay safe and kia kaha (stay strong). It has been a rough week for us in the top of the South Island but worse for those on the east coast.  We are all thinking of you and it is awesome to see your 'can do' spirit coming through.  Aroha.

And, back in SL, Men Only Monthly starts on the 20th and here are a pile of great items to get you salivating (if fashion is your thing...).  In fact, everything I am sporting today is from MOM.

Sweater:  .:PARKER:.-Hudson Sweater.
Pants: .:PARKER:.-Hudson Pants.
Poses:  grafica ~ cariad

Hat and Headphones:  .:PARKER:.  Headset and Winter hat. Grey
Glasses:  MINIMAL - Ranger Glasses