Footloose Gypsy

Aphrodite Gypsy Tent Tres Chic 2This Gypsy Tent from Aphrodite Shop will speak to the wanderlust in everyone.  Beautiful artwork on silk scarves playfully tied together, a soft rug for seating and some plush pillows makes this a magical place to retreat from the world for a while.  I love the tiny lights strung along the front and inside.

Aphrodite Lanterns Tres Chic

Hang these lanterns in the trees or place them on the ground outside and enjoy the atmosphere.  These glass jars are in rich jewel colors and are filled with coins for luck, hanging ivy, jasmine, pebble stones and candles.

There are single/couple poses which include snuggle and eating.  The picnic basket and guitar can be placed where you want when the tent it rezzed and the lights on the tent can be turned off – though I don’t know why anyone would want to do that

This Gypsy Tent is at the current round of Tres Chic.

Landscaping items are from Dysfunctional, Organica, Reid Parkin’s Mesh Plants, Heart Garden Centre, Little Branch and Fanatic.


“Nurture is like psychic Wheaties.” ― Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Jian Beaumont Pool PatioJian has this Beaumont Pool Patio and I put it on the backside of our home, across the water from the Villa.  There is a menu for 7 different textures and off/on water.  You get both the PG and Adult versions when you make your purchase.  It is very well done with steps and a platform for the tub….at $L350 you’ll be so happy with this buy.

To connect the Pool Patio and the main are of our sim I used a bridge from the CLIFF TERRACE set from Virtual Nature.  I got it at least 2 years ago on the marketplace and it’s still for sale.  I noticed you can now buy this bridge separately from the here if you don’t need the whole set.  It is equally well made and has a rope on one side for balance.

The Asbury Beach Bar, Vellum Candles and Taradha Lights are all Jian group gifts.  All 3 items have color change menus.

Jian - Asbury Beach Bar

Made a quick sweep through the Wayward Carnival and The Seasons Story I’m always looking for something new to fill up the corners and tables and I found some fun things in both places.

Keke’s Milk Jug Flowers are at The Seasons Story – I put out the blue but got the white too.  I love how detailed these are and they’re so summery.  Poche has their Vitamin color summer dessert jar and matching summer dessert glasses for sale there and after another mad dash through there – I headed over to the Wayward Event.

Jian and {Zerkalo

The {zerkalo} Chair Swing is one of the first things I saw when I wound my way to the right past the main entrance.  Sometimes you see something you just have to take home with you and that was mine!  I made a mad dash through but plan on going back when I have more time.  The center is filled with rides that I can’t wait to try and find out if I puke in SL too.

I also put out the {zerkalo} Summer Day Orange Juice V2 that is at the current FaMESHed, 2 gotcha pillows from LISP Bazaar and the Ice Tub & Stand from 3D Republic.

jian vellum Jian - Taradha Lights

Old Toscana Villa

Villa Sogno

I had Lake Como on my mind after reading that George Clooney is selling his home for something more private (i.e. secure) further inland.  He’s always been outspoken about invasion of privacy issues – but being married to a high profile barrister who specializes in criminal and international law, human rights and extradition definitely changes the game.

Lake side Como

Thinking about Lake Como I had the urge for a villa and I found this incredible buy on the marketplace from Salome Design.  I went from the marketplace to the store and parked myself at the rez stands for a while.  They have Greek, Roman, Italian, Middle Eastern, African . . modern and ancient arhitecture . . it was great fun going through all their designs.

Villa Santuario courtyard

I chose the mesh Old Toscana Villa and it was perfect for setting up our place on the lake.  The inside courtyard comes landscaped and it was quite good – but since that’s my favorite thing I eventually removed some of it and used items from my inventory.

Villa pegola

Everything rezzed with the home makes it come in at only 75 prims which is an incredibly good prim count on a place this size (28×25 meters).  If you live on an open sim it’s set up for as much privacy as you can get – the gate locks and there are invisi prims which surround the villa to keep snoopy people out and allow for gate entrance only.  Those are also easily removed if you don’t need them.

villa upper terrace_014

Lakeside entrance, I used the 8f8 primavera in Toscana Hall segment, added some stairs by Horatio Clawtooth of Old World Designs Main Castle and Cottage Showroom  and the Feuilles Lantern from Apple Fall.  It was impossible to find those poles the gondola’s tie up to on the marketplace so I went to the Venice at Prada sim and found that kaedepan Akina is the creator of the gondola’s there – and the poles!  Akina very generously gave me one of her poles and if you’re looking for a gondola that can float the canals and fly in the sky, here they are on the marketplace.

Here is the rest . . .

[Ginger Line] Leaves Door Bell V1 @ The Golden Whip    Big  3 LI

Ice Tub & Stand 2 LI, Mesh Canopy Seat Camel 3 LI    Decor Junction

Stormwood: Tuscan Paving Stone Floor 1 LI
6 stone layout designs, bonus curb piece for edging or steps
option with/without grass (grass piece, 2 LI)     Stormwood on the marketplace

The Domineaux Effect   Low Impact Wall

4 sections to piece together (3 posts and one main section of wall) @1 LI each. When you link it you get one prim 🙂        TDE on the marketplace

Jian :: Beaumont Garden Sink (25 Linden Tue) 2 LI

[ zerkalo ] Garden Hammock – Floral – Adult 9 LI  @ The Chapter Four 7/15

The cypress tees and boxwood hedge are from Botanical.  I kept the ivy on the pergolas on both levels and fluffed it the up with pink hibiscus from Reid Parkins Mesh Plant and some hanging ivy from DysfunctionalityHPMD has great everything and I love their trees, shrubs and rocks!  Heart Garden Centre’s colorful Aubretia in pink and white mix well with the ground cover mound in their Daisies and Buttercups line of Wildflowers!