I have had a marvelous time the last few days shopping. The most fun was at Summerfest, when finding not only great items to wear, but also an incredible assortment of furniture pieces that were not gatcha items… that was just so wonderful. I love gatcha stuff, it is fun, but it has gotten very depressing that the only way to ever get a set of something you really love, is to play for it, and can cost you a fortune to only end up coming up short. Accessories, little bits and pieces here and there, no problem, but full sets of furniture and homes etc, those things that you want copiable, just do not work the same way with gatchas for me.

I love what Trompe Loeil has done in the past, lamp collections, and I would love someone to do clocks. I do not know how this happened, or when, but I have a thing for big clocks now in SL. I think I am going to blame Junk for that one, their recent clock at The Arcade is just divine. But I was lucky with that one. Anyway, rambling. The stunner of a beach hut is from Trompe Loeil at this months C88, and if you do not have it already, I urge you to go and get it now…I also urge you to run to Trompe Loeil mainstore for their SALE that ends today. You will need to have the full amount to purchase, but 50% is refunded back, make sure the SALE signs are still up though, as I am no sure what time that ends.

The hut is the perfect little size for a weekend away, just enough room for a bed, and some furniture for your clothes, and then the rest is front and back porches. I love it, and when I was in New England years ago, I saw a few such huts and fell in love with them.

I am a Pisces, and that means nautical, and fishy stuff is my bliss, it will of course depend on the quality, but Pilot has that in spades. The cut out wood panels at Summerfest had me at hello, honestly, I would build a whole house with them if I could. I loved adding them to the hut as though they were shutters, and then additional pieces by Cheeky Pea brought it all together.

The perfect location for me to slip into my new cossie by Maitreya, that fits the Lara body like a glove, but even tighter, just how you want your bathing suits to look. It comes with a hud that texture changes the lovely braiding detail for the halterneck and between the plunging neckline, all in all a sophisticated and desirable look for the poolside or beach.

Piling up my gorgeous Exile hair to get it out of the way, and it is the perfect way to spend time in the sun…how do you spend your imaginary summers – it is Winter for me, so I have to pretend 😛


Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Foundry @ The Deck (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

Kiya Beach Hut Aqua – Trompe Loeil @ Collabor88

Kiya Lounger Lemon & Aqua – Trompe Loeil @ Collabor88

Delilah Earth Sheer Curtain, Bed, Mirror, Prints, Console, Rug – Cheeky Pea

Fish Cut Out – Pilot @Summerfest

Location –

Poses by –

CnS poses – Singles Pack


Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Lara Mesh Body – Maitreya

Karin Mesh Head – LeLutka 

Milla Head Appliers , Lara Body Appliers – League 

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands & High Feet – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : League

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 230 – Flair


Full of Grace – Exile @ Collabor88


Caia One Piece (Lara Body) – Maitreya @ Summerfest