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PUBLISHER’S NOTE


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The time has come... There’s a lot of stuff going around in my head as I write this, and it has been that way for the last 2 months. Ever since I contemplated retiring from Second Life, I have had times where I thought maybe It is a mistake and after a week or so I will be wanting to log back in again. But I know it is the right time. I’m not going to make this publisher’s note a sad farewell or a lengthy post of my good and bad times in Second Life, because that’s not what I want it to be. I’m not ‘’leaving’’, I’m simply moving on to do more exciting things in real life, facing new challenges where I hope and strive to succeed. Second Life has been a tremendous part of my life for over 5 years. I have learned so much, met so many amazing, wonderful and talented people and after dabbling in a bit of everything, I found something I was truly passionate about. LTD was born with passion, dedication and commitment, not just from me, but the entire team. It has been 1 year since LTD launched, which really is such a short amount of time. That being said, during that time, we have achieved so much and reached a point where I’m happy and confident to leave the daily operations in the safe hands of my COO, Elvi Hartley (Elviramidnight). Elvi has been with the company since Day 1, witnessed many changes and has been a force within the team. LTD would not be what it is without her hard work and dedication for what we do, and that is why she is the perfect person to lead LTD in 2015. It’s funny, I started my Second Life working as an assistant at a small Home & Garden Magazine and now I’m retiring having created my own and I couldn’t be more proud. I’ll still be around, I won’t be deleting my accounts and I’ll still have some involvement with what’s going on. After all, it is my baby and I cannot wait to see it flourish in 2015 and years ahead. Thank you all for your amazing and continued support for what we do, Thanks to my hubby who has been there for me during it all, and thank you to the entire LTD family for sticking with me, my obsessive compulsive behavior and for helping to create a truly fantastic product. You are all amazing! Happy 2015 and here’s to the future!

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Happy New Year to all of you! Here is to wishing a Happy New Year to all of you! This year brings many changes for Love to Decorate and some of those changes come with a heavy heart. Our fearless leader, Editorial Clarity, will be stepping down from his position as CEO. I am still shocked, amazed, and humbled that he offered this opportunity to me. I find him to be very kind, passionate, and above all else fair. I have had some poor experiences with a boss in the past in Second Life®, and so I had some reservations before accepting the position. And! I am happy to admit that he has been such a wonderful CEO, manager, creative thinker, and leader. I am forever thankful for his trust, for his encouragement, and for his insight. I wish him the best of luck with his real life endeavors, and of course I look forward to our continued friendship. For this issue of Love to Decorate, we take you to on a winter adventure. All across Second Life® residents have decorated their pieces of virtual land to reflect the chilly season of the holidays. We have invited two featured designers for this issue, the owners Vespertine and Alouette. Interested in a wintry, cozy home? We’ve picked some of our favorites for this season and our stylists have done amazing landscaping projects to inspire you. Also in this issue, you will get a peek at winter adventures that you and your friends can enjoy with all the details provided. And, if you’re prepping for Valentine’s day, you may want to visit our featured sim, Silver Moon. Or, you may want to check out a new column we’re trying this month called, “Make it Your Own” where we teach you a neat trick to spruce up your decorating. Cheers to a new year, to changes, to friendship, and to decorating to our very heart’s content.

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Absinthe (sinontherocks) LTD EDI TOR IN CHIEF

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LT D STA F F PUBLISHERS Editorial Clarity & RicoRacer Flux CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Editorial Clarity CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Elvi Hartley EDITOR IN CHIEF Absinthe Montenegro CREATIVE DIRECTORS Editorial Clarity Absinthe Montenegro Esther Bailey GRAPHIC DESIGN / CHIEF OF LAYOUT: Jett Aldrin

LT D CON T RIBU TORS INTERIOR STYLISTS: Esther Bailey Elvi Hartley Britain Knave Augusta Godenot Editorial Clarity Absinthe Montenegro Strawberry Singh Tippy Wingtips Tracei Moore Jaysun Dagger Liat Reina Samuel Fallen Spliff Lytton Abihaska Jett Aldrin Jordan Giant Sawa Gothly U10 WRITERS: Zuleicca Resident Elvi Hartley RicoRacer Flux Britain Knave Augusta Godenot Absinthe Montenegro Mozart Loordes VeronicaLynn Parx Liat Reina PHOTOGRAPHERS: Elvi Hartley Morgan Faith Esther Bailey VeronicaLynn Parx Editorial Clarity Shawneese Offcourse Strawberry Singh Absinthe Montenegro Nikolai Warden Jordan Giant Abihaska Sawa Gothly Astralia Resident Lyrical Ember U10

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Vespertine

LT D J A N U A R Y/ F E B R U A R Y F E AT U R E D D E S I G N E R WRITER: LYRICAL EMBER • STYLIST: JORDAN GIANT • PHOTOGRAPHER: JORDAN GIANT


Teleporting onto a snowy patch of land, I look ahead to see a shabby-looking brick structure.  As I walk inside, I am absolutely overwhelmed by charm.  From timeless treasures you may find in an old attic, to adorable little hanging origami cranes, this store owned by Amelie Knelstrom is completely filled with amazing things that you will want to buy...


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Amelie’s hard work and dedication shows in every single one of her items. Everything looks like beautiful old treasure that’s had new life breathed into it, or something completely unique altogether that can make any space in your home special.  A favorite piece that caught my eye was a bed called the Jordan Wire Bed.  With it’s rustic frame and adorable texture-change blankets, what’s not to love?  Her talent is very apparent in each of her pieces, from cute little kitchen clutter accessories to remarkable beds and chairs. All of which have a lived-in-varnishing to make any home in Second Life feel cozy.  Everything you see in her store is full of character and charm. Amelie Knelstrom created an avatar in Second Life ® seven years ago, driven by a curiosity to be free to do whatever she wished.  She decided to pursue making furniture because she really enjoyed decorating.  She loved the way a close friend made prefabs and decorated them, so she took it upon herself to learn.  Her desire to make furniture lead to a great journey of creativity, and now the wonderful, quaint store that she has today.  Describing her style as “Eclectic, quirky, and sloppy,” Amelie draws inspiration from books, along with Scandinavian designs and culture.  When mesh began to gain popularity, she found mesh-making similar to sculpting, which she had

done as a child, so she found it easier than some learn. Her talent can be seen in pieces like the “Blanket Fort” that’s intricately layered with soft blankets and pillows, and the “Enchanted Garden Gate” that has every part sculpted to precision and textured to look realistic. Her favorite item she’s made has been her Bookworm Gacha. Amelie dreams to bring her creativity into real life more, and to create artistic objects, illustrations, prints, and animals in real life. The stores she admires and appreciates most are HPMD, Keke, Dust Bunny, Lark, Alirium, and Tres Blah. In addition creating dec one my stay stylish! Amelie states that she  loves to shop at stores such as Mikunch, Amitomo, and Pixicat for clothing in Second Life ®.  When asked about her experience in this virtual world, she states that her Second Life ® has been “Full of ups and downs and interesting people from all over the world.” Amelie Knelstrom, the owner of Vespertine, has been a real pleasure to meet, and I highly encourage you to come to her store and see for yourselves all the beautiful, artistic creations she has painstakingly made over the past few years.  Her work is unique, and very detailed.  Until we meet again, I encourage you to remember Amelie’s favorite quote, “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."


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Brave leaf borne on the breeze Emerald adventurer May trade winds grant your wishes!


The current issue of LTD is dedicated to a talented and brave young woman, Scarlet Chandrayaan of popular home decor brand, Alouette. Scarlet is battling with terminal cancer and has been given around two years of life based on currently known medical knowledge. She is just 26 years of age. Rarely do we consider our real lives when we play Second Life. We’re busy enjoying the creativity, escapism and social aspects available to us, making our grand plans, bruising our pockets and sometimes our hearts in the process. Amazingly, in all of this virtual flux, we manage to make friends that we come to enjoy, love and admire for their particular talents. So when we learn of a friend who is suffering in real life, naturally we want to help. ‘Leaf on the Wind’ was thought up originally by Scarlet’s dear friend, Nicola. It’s a fund raising event and its goal is to raise enough cash so that Scarlet can fulfil her wish to visit London in the United Kingdom and if possible travel around to additional places of interest and inspiration in England. Scarlet’s friend, Rors, has skilfully organised the event in Second Life and its on now through to February 1st 2015.

There’s much support from the Second Life Home and Garden community who have generously donated special pieces for sale on the theme, ‘All Things London’. Information on store locations and much more besides are available from the ‘Leaf on the Wind’ website - http://leafonthewindsl.wordpress.com/ and we’ll be talking more about what else folks can do to help later on in this article. Alouette is Scarlet’s baby in Second Life. So how did she get into making furniture and decor in Second Life? “I actually started out by making jewelry back in 2007. That then led to making poses in 2010, and then in 2012 when mesh was starting to become a bit more popular I decided that I really wanted to learn how to make it. One of the first mesh tutorials that I did was of a chair, and I think that's what kind of sparked my interest in furniture, and it just kind of exploded from there. I do use Blender, I find it to be one of the best programs for starting out on, and there are just so many blender resources out there for learning how to create mesh.”


We discussed the use of the Maya program and Scarlet thought that the price was really detrimental. At the moment she derives her main income from creating for her brand Alouette, but if she were to progress to making mesh outside of Second Life she’d consider Maya. “Blender works really well with SL, so I decided to stick with it.” We asked how Scarlet’s illness and treatment for it had affected her ability to create. Her greatest ally is her laptop since she can use it from bed if she is not feeling 100%. She tries to get ahead with work before a period of chemotherapy. This leaves her feeling extremely tired and not able to do a whole lot. She says, “Yeah, after the 48 hour chemo I usually sleep for a couple days. The shaking muscles and issues with memory are a bit rough sometimes too.” She’s a battler, though, and her regime is to, “Sleep a little, work a little...repeat LOL”. The most recent piece of news about Scarlet’s cancer treatment is hopeful. Originally her CA125 tumour/cancer marker was 130, a ridiculously high amount. At the beginning of

December it was down to 25, thanks to chemotherapy. Gene testing revealed that Scarlet’s liver has a receptor that exhibits abnormal behaviour which may be the origin of her tumours. With further liver centric treatment, Scarlet’s prognosis may improve. When asked about inspiration for design, Scarlet looked thoughtful. She has a particular style that is based partially on New England (she lives in Massachusetts, around 30 minutes or so from Boston) but it also has her own aspirations built in – that of producing soothing and comfortable, sometimes amusing pieces, that will please her customers. “I really love the homey and relaxed feeling that a lot of New England places but haha yeah, I don't think I could list just one place really, my inspiration comes from so many things. Whether it's from something I've seen, or a suggestion from a friend, and sometimes it's just a fun idea that I hope people will enjoy.”


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For instance, she really enjoyed working on the ‘Carousel Reindeer’, a Christmas piece that was a lot of fun for her to make and it shows in the joyful aspect of the decor. A proportion of Alouette furniture is made for nurseries and children and it’s a pleasure to walk around the Alouette store smiling with amusement at all the cute decor items. One of Scarlet’s favourite pieces is a toy moose, she says that it’s not really a piece of decor as such but it’s her favourite animal and she is proud of that piece. When we mentioned how soothing Alouette furniture is, Scarlet said, “I think that's a big part of why I make furniture like that. I've always tried to make SL as relaxing for me as possible and I think that's why I tend to make furniture that just makes me, and hopefully any customer, just feel comfortable.” And now a bit more about, ‘Leaf on the Wind’. Scarlet is at pains to praise her friend Rors, for the excellent job she has done in organising the event. “She really has done just an incredible job at it, and I'm truly humbled by the list of creators who are willing to donate their time and items to this. I feel so lucky to have friends that put this together.” Even before the event opened on January 10th, the donations had already superseded the L$100k mark. Scarlet remarked, “When Rors told me I was absolutely shocked, the event hasn't even started and they already have a big chunk of their goal raised, it's amazing.” The event goal is approximately USD$2500. This will enable Scarlet to obtain flights both ways, give her some extra

spending money and take into account price fluctuations. With the help of the Second Life Blogger Support group, donations have increased exponentially and at the close of the first day of blogger early access the fund had shot to L$244,128. There are a number of ways to donate. Firstly, the stores that are providing special items for sale will also have donation kiosks. Then there is an Event Auction with one off deals, each with a significant value to them. On the website - http:// leafonthewindsl.wordpress.com/ - there’s also a facility to donate directly to Scarlet via Paypal. Finally, for folks who would like to offer words of support, there is the ‘Postcards from Around the World’ scheme, organised by Arora from Australia. The aim is to get postcards from all corners of the globe and place them into an album which will be sent to Scarlet as a special gift. This is something to put a smile on her face and to let her know that many folks are supporting her and wishing her well. Often, the simplest of things can make more of an impact than the gift of money. Again, information is available on the website. We hope that readers will enjoy the rest of this edition of LTD named in honour of Scarlet and will visit the ‘Leaf on the Wind’ website and get involved! Alouette mainstore • Alouette on MP ‘Leaf on the Wind’ event website

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STYLING CREDITS... IMAGE ONE: Build: Alpine Hideaway by Alouette, Table: Autumn Entryway Table by Alouette, Candles: Log Tealight Candle Holder by Alouette, Rugs: Braided Rug by Dust Bunny, Bench: Outdoor Winter Bench by Alouette, Plant: Potted Maple Scrub Plant by Forest Floor, Door Mat: Home Door Mat by Sway’s, Plant 2: Potted Daisies by Alouette, Lantern/String Lantern: Glamping Lanterns by Alouette, Chairs: Adirondack Chairs by Alouette, Table: Emerson Side Table by ISPACHI, Bowl: Bowl of Marshmallows by Alouette, Plate: Plate of Chocolate and Graham Crackers by Alouette, Candles and Home Sign: Taken from the Repurposed Door Shelves by Alouette, Watering Can: Emerson Watering Can by ISPACHI, Fireplace: Victor Wood Burning Stove by Sway’s, Kettle: Kettle by Dust Bunny, Cage: Emerson Caged Pumpkins and Pinecones by ISPACHI, Sled: Sled with Logs by Pixel Mode, Sled 2: Sled by Dust Bunny IMAGE TWO: Chairs: Adirondack Chairs by Alouette, Lantern: Glamping Single Lantern by Alouette, Mooses: Morris, Mabelle and Marty Moose by Alouette, Table: Emerson Side Table by ISPACHI, Bowl: Bowl of Marshmallows by Alouette, Plate: Plate of Chocolate and Graham Crackers by Alouette, Candles and Home Sign: Taken from the Repurposed Door Shelves by Alouette, Watering Can: Emerson Watering Can by ISPACHI, Fireplace: Victor Wood Burning Stove by Sway’s, Kettle: Kettle by Dust Bunny, Cage: Emerson Caged Pumpkins and Pinecones by ISPACHI IMAGE THREE: Bench: Rainy Day Bench by Alouette, Planter: Pansy Fence Planter by Alouette, Plants: Single Pansy Planter by Alouette, Lemonades: Buckets of Lemonades by Keke, Book: Book with Glasses by Dutchie, Cat and Dog: Cherished Paws and Claws by ISPACHI, Honey: Honey by Lark, Sunflowers: Sunflowers by Lark, Tray: Summer Tray with Flowers by Keke, Cart: Metal Flower Cart by Alouette, Basket: Knitting Basket by Vespertine, Light: Amy’s Corner Lamp by Apple Fall, Box: Monogrammed Keepsake by Alouette, Rug: Getaway Rug by Alouette

IMAGE FOUR: Clock: Meghan Clock by Alouette, Fireplace with Books: Edgar Allan Poe Fireplace by Alouette, Mirror: Round Wooden Mirror by Alouette, Candles: Medieval Candles by Alouette, Books: My Box of Poetry Books by Scarlet Creative, Stool: Mont Blanc Step Stool by Atelier Visconti, Platter: The Odyssey Vineyard Platter by ISPACHI, Rug: Copenhagen Rug by Just Design, Cushions: Cushions by Love To Decorate (no longer available), Chaise: The Sylvianne Chaise by Alouette, Canvas: I Love You Canvas by Floorplan, Wall Art: Edgar Allan Poe Quote Frame by Alouette, Drapes: Bennet Drapes by The Loft, Canvas: Deer Canvases by Floorplan, Radio: The Odyssey Radio on Books by ISPACHI IMAGE FIVE: Shelf: Repurposed Door Shelves by Alouette, TV: Antique TV Bookcase by Alouette, Box: Box of Mail by Alouette, First Aid: Candy First Aid Kit by Alouette, Chair: The Bibliotheque Chair by Alouette, Cushion 1: Cushion - birdy by Alouette, Cushion 2: Cushion - bunnies by Alouette, Game: Let’s Play Scrabble by Apple Fall, Puzzle: Gettin’ Jiggy by Second Spaces, Drawers: Bookshelf Drawers by Alouette, Wall Art: Letter Tiles by Alouette IMAGE SIX: Fireplace: Bailey Fireplace by Alouette, String Lights: String Lights by Apple Fall, Fireplace Tools: Bailey Fireplace Tools by Alouette, Paper Houses: Small Paper Houses and Tree by Alouette, Candles: Hurricane Candles by Alouette, Rug: Art Deco Rug by Dutchie, Stool: Bailey Stool by Alouette, Tray: Tray with Coffee by Dutchie, Chair: Bailey Rocking Chair by Alouette, Cushion: Ikat Throw Cushion by Apple Fall, Books 1: Reading Pile by Apple Fall, Books 2: Bookstack by Vespertine, Bookshelves: Georgia Bookcase by Alouette, Plant: Schefflera Medium by Dutchie, Clock: Metal Floor Clock by Alouette IMAGE 7: Dollhouse: Castle Dollhouse by Alouette

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ALEXA TREFOIL LTD CONTEST WINNER

Stylist: Alexa Trefoil (Show Us Your Cozy Winner) Photographer: Elvi Hartley

Alexa Trefoil’s winning design as voted for by judges (Consignment, Alouette, Aria, Culprit, Junk, MudHoney, What Next & LTD Staff) in the LTD Show Us Your Cozy Contest in December 2014. As part of the prize package, the winner will have his or her design showcased in the January/February 2015 issue of LTD. And here it is.

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Dear Diary... January 18, 2015

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WRITER, STYLIST & PHOTOGRAPHER: EDITORIAL CLARITY I would have to say that this is my personal favorite style and definitely fits my own tastes, especially when it comes to interiors. I created this space with the idea of mixing elements, furnitures new and old, bursts and color and just waiting to see how it turned out. That is usually how I design a space, like an artist with a blank canvas. I just do things until I get to a point where I know how I want it to look at the end. Once that point is reached, the rest is easy. There is something for everyone in this space, whether it be the funky wall paper, the grand dining table or the beautiful bear rug. Mixing periods, styles and color is a great way to make your room unique and in this case...glam.


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STYLING CREDITS... Lounger: Decadent Divian by N4RS, Chair: Chelsea Side Chair by MUDHONEY, Table: Palace Dining Table Marble - ANGEL MANOR, Flowers: Luana Vases with Poppies ARIA, Place Setting: Casolare Place Setting - THE LOFT, Gold Swan: Rosalind Long Neck Swan - ARIA, Chandelier (Center): Rosalind Mini Chandelier - ARIA, Hanging Light (L/R): Geometric Pendant Light - APPLE FALL, Rug: Bear Floor Rug - [TIA], Bookshelf: Cindy Book Shelf ARIA, Floor Lamp: Chelsea Floor Lamp -MUDHONEY, Photoframe (Gold): Nemo Frame - APPLE FALL, Wallpaper: TRU Abstract Color & Light 10 - TRU TEXTURES, Side Table: Chelsea Console Table - MUDHONEY, Red Vase: Japanese Round Vase - LA GALLERIA

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HOUSE: IBI THE GACHA HOUSE GRANNY WINTER STYLIST: ABIHASKA


HOUSE: SCARLET CREATIVE - LAVENDER STYLIST: BRITAIN KNAVE


HOUSE: THE OAKWOOD MANOR STYLIST: ELVI HARTLEY


HOUSE: MONAISE STYLIST: SAMUEL FALLEN


HOUSE: DREAMERS COTTAGE STYLIST: SAWA GOTHLY


HOUSE: ALPINE HIDEAWAY BY ALOUETTE STYLIST: TRACEI MOORE


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House: Lavendar Brown House Prefab by Scarlet Creative SPA AREA: Tub: Oriana Bathtub by The Loft, Sink: Oriana Sink by The Loft, Mirror: Oriana Wall Mirror by The Loft, Chandelier: The Leighton Chandelier by The Loft, Towel Table: Insouciance Towels Table by Pixel Mode, Table: Hanging Table by Oyasumi, Shrub: Vase Shrub by Kalopsia, Soap: Wrapped Soaps by Vespertine, Towels: Stack of Towels by Dutchie, Lotions: Lotions by Apple Fall, Hair Dryer: Vivien Decorative Hair Dryer by Aria, Bathrobe: Bathrobe White by Dutchie, Candle: Scented Candle (Jasmine) by Apple Fall, Screen: Nouveau Screen by Apple Fall BEDROOM: Bed: Trieste Bed (Modified) by Aria, Bed Canopy: Annan Bed Curtain by Apple Fall, Bedside Table: Wrought Iron Console Table (White Marble) by ON*SU, Lamp: Murrow Table Deux Lamp (Modified) by Pilot, Rug: White Lattice Geometric Rug By La Galleria, Rug II: Animal Rug by Junk, Books: Books w/Deer Head Bookends by Apple Fall, Flowers: Gretchen Peonies in a vase by Aria, Clock: Dean Clock by Cheeky Pea, Mirror: Zoe Mirror (Silver) by MudHoney, Drapes: Tribeca Drape by The Loft, Curtain: Alda Kid's Curtain by The Loft, Blinds: Mesh Blinds Wide Long (Beech) by Lisp, Chair: Alexand Porter Chair (Sand) by The Loft, Side Table: Etienne Side Table by DIGS, Planter: Outdoor Movies Planter by Cheeky Pea, Vase: Bennet Magnolia Vase by The Loft, Shelf: Kensington Bookcse (3) by Apple Fall, Vanity: Secretary Desk Cream (Modified) by Apple Fall, Vanity Chair: Plantation Dining Chair (Honey Oak) by Apple Fall, Dress Form: Dress Form w/Dress by Apple Fall, Mirror: Wrought Iron Mirror (Modified) by The Loft

KITCHEN/DINING: Kitchen: Plantation Kitchen (White) by Apple Fall, Dishrack: Vintage Dishrack by Dutchie, Hooks: Rustic Metal Wall Hooks (Supplies) by Dysfunctional Designs, Fruit: [Emerson] Apples & Pears by ISPACHI, Trash Can: Arizona Kitchen Trash Bin by Bazar, Dining Table: Rustic Lace Table (Modified) by Scarlet Creative, Bench: Cobblers Bench Light (Modified) by Junk, Chandelier: Pearl Chandelier (Modified) by Apple Fall, Bread: Au Pain (Sourbread Baguette) by Apple Fall, Cheese Tray: Soiree Cheese Tray RARE by Tres Blah, Place Setting: Leslie Place Setting White (Modified) by MudHoney, Bottles: Ceramic Bottles by Apple Fall, Fireplace: Stature Fireplace RARE by Apple Fall, Wreath: Twig Wreath by Apple Fall, Wood: Woodstock by Apple Fall, Wine Cabinet: Bumby Wine Cabinet White (Modified) by Cheeky Pea, Candles: Plaster Candles by Apple Fall, Cabinet: Stockholm Entry Cabinet RARE by Apple Fall, Rug: Cafe Au Lait Hooked Herringbone Jute Rug by La Galleria LIVING ROOM: Sofa: Umberto Knole Sofa White by The Loft, Coffee Table: Pottery Dining Table (Modified) by Apple Fall, Chandelier: 5 Shade Antique Pewter Chandelier by La Galleria, Chair: Foundry Antler Chair (Cotton) by Scarlet Creative, Window Seat: Devon PillowTop Bench (Modified) by The Loft, Lamp: Milk can Lamp (Modified) by Floorplan, Rug: Fabrique by Apple Fall, Rug II: NOEL Frilled Furrug (Milk) by ANC, Skull: Springbok Skull by Apple Fall, Clock: Lantern Clock (Pewter) by Floorplan, Orchids: Orchids (Dipped in Silver) by Kalopsia, Books: Design Books by Apple Fall, Tea: Lemon Tea by Apple Fall, Flowers: Punch Bowl Flowers by The Loft, Dog and cat: Cherished Moments Paws & Claws RARE by ISPACHI, Teapot: Silver Tea Pot by Erratic, Open Book: Traveler Book & Clock by Bazar, Mirror: Mathis Mirror by The Loft

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Red is an excellent choice for a room when you want to stir up excitement. This color raises the energy level and works perfect for the individual who loves to host gatherings and want to stimulate conversations and draw people together. With red you will heighten the senses, create strong first impression and pump adrenaline like no other hue. For my set I choose to use red as an accent color to stimulate the senses and create an intimate environment.

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WRITER & STYLIST: ESTHER BAILEY PHOTOGRAPHER: LYRICAL EMBER Bed: Anfisa Bed – Kuro, Sofa: Declan Sofa – Kuro, Chair – Declan Chair – Kuro, Handcuffs & Whip - Handcuffs & Whip - Kuro, Desk – Office Desk Dark – Floorplan, Desk Chair – Office Chair Garnet – Floorplan, Bathtub – Vintage Bathtub Brass – Trompe Loeil, Chaise – Ram Chaise (Dark Chocolate) – Apple Fall, Screen – Nouveau Screen – Apple Fall, Sink – Lange Washstand – Apple Fall, Cabinet – Petit Ami Medicine Cabinet – Apple Fall, Toilet – Lange Toilet – Apple Fall, Boat Model – Harry’s Boat – Apple Fall, Plant – Huge Fan Palm – Apple Fall, Coat – Old Coat – Apple Fall, Shelf – Carved Corbel Shelf – Apple Fall, Frames – Ebenezers Frame – Death Row Designs, Moose Head – Trophy Moose – Riders, Shower – Toronto Shower – BAZAR, Bags – Travelers Bag – BAZAR, Diary – Travelers Diary – BAZAR, Vases – Travelers Greek Vase & Roman Amphora – BAZAR, Bear Rug – Bear Floor Rug – [Tia], Roses – Basket Of Roses – Thaino, Tray - Strawberries and Champagne - Stockholm&Lima, Tray - Hot Cocoa Tray - Stockholm&Lima, Star Mirror – Starburst Mirror Bronze – The Loft, Floor Mirror – Annie Oak Mirror – Spargel & Shine


We’re taking Love to Decorate outdoors! Bundle up! Put on your favorite hat and scarves, and go on a winter adventure with us. For this issue, our stylists created many scenic atmospheres to provide insight on how to decorate for this frosty weather. Ever wonder where to get the paths, trees, and even the snowcapped fencing? Well we all have it here, and we show you have to have a little fun. Spring is almost here, and soon our winter blues will turn into the warm light of the new beginnings. WRITER: ABSINTHE (SINONTHEROCKS)

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STYLIST & PHOTOGRAPHER: ABIHASKA Gazebo - Nollaig Gazebo (Frost) - Angel Gabriel (Winter Tone), Bench - [DDD] Streetside Bench, Tree - LB_Birch1_ with_season_change by Little Branch, Dead tree - LB_DeadWhitePine_ Winter2.1, Tree with lights - HPMD* Garden Tree08 with Lights, Path - [DDD] Overgrown Plank Pathway, Fence - 8f8 Granny's Winter Cottage - Picket Fence, Sledge - {vespertine}sledge/red, Bunny - +Half-Deer+ Bunny made a Lantern (Snow/Yellow), Fireplace - :HAIKEI: The Winter Cabin / GACHA {6}, Hanging Lantern - :CP: Willow Creek Lantern, Armchair - LAQ Decor ~ Basic Mesh Lounge Chair – Grey, Table - {anc} NOEL. : feather table / cocoa 3Li, Grass - KIDD GRASS*CIRULAR SPARSE SNOWY GRASS*10M 1, Puppies ISPACHI [CHERISHED MOMENTS] Paws & Claws RARE, Tea cups - _8f8 - La Petite Joie Cafe - Tea Cups Set, Rug - 8f8 - Granny's Winter Cottage Carpet, Birds - HPMD* Little Birds

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STYLIST & PHOTOGRAPHER: ELVI HARTLEY Tunnel: Wakagi Winter Tree Tunnel by Hayabusa Design, Lamp Post: Street Light by Dutchie, Bikes: Dreamers Vehicle by Vespertine, Fence: Split Rail Fence by Botanical, Road: Dirt Road by Happy Mood (modded)


STYLIST: JAYSUN DAGGER PHOTOGRAPHER: ABSINTHE House: Beguinage - The Cloister by Painter Meriman, Painter Designs - By Private Sale, Outdoor Fireplace: G&W Chimnea with fire and smoke by Green and Wild designs, Wall Lantern: JD Lantern with ornate arm by Jojo Deed, Birdbath: Bird Bath by Painter Meriman, Painter Designs, Adirondack Chairs: LISP - Mesh - Adirondaack Chairs by LISP Bazaar, Luminaria: Winter Deign Luminaria by The Broom Closet, Urns with Winter Plants: Winter Berries in an Urn by Anneone, Cardinal Birds: Cardinal Couple by Birds in Motion


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STYLIST & PHOTOGRAPHER: SAWA GOTHLY Paths: Enchanted Path by Studio Skye, Trails: Enchanted Trail by Studio Skye, Firs: Frosty Firs by Poetica, Oaks: Winter Oak Frost Lights by Poetica, Woods: Enchanted Woods by Studio Skye, Snow Hills: Snow Formations by Studio Skye, Tree Tunnel: Enchanted Tree Tunnel by Studio Skye, Tree in Bag: Winter Tree Brown by Trompe Loeil, Grass: Full Grass Field Seasonal by Lowell Creations, Snowman: Snowman by DRD, Hot Chocolate Stand: Lecon Winter Hot Chocolate Stand by Cheeky Pea, Lantern: kerosine lantern by [we’re CLOSED], Sign: Joy Sign by Alouette, Birds: Northern Cardinals by +Half Deer+, Fight Scene: Snowball Fight by Tylar’s Treasures, Start Finish Sled Scene: Sledding Party by {what next}, Penguins: [CHERISHED MOMENTS] Penguins by ISPACHI, Snow scene with headless snowman: Fun in the snow by Awesome Blossom (MP), Bunny: Bunny helps with the Decor (SnowHoney) by +Half Deer+, Reindeer: eating Reindeer by GOR CON, Reindeers: [CHERISHED MOMENTS] Reindeer by ISPACHI, Street Lamp: Christmas Village Lampost by {what next}, Roots & Rock: Snowy oak roots&rock by New Trails, Glühwein Booth: Gluehwein by Sari-Sari, Foxes: Fox Family with sound by = NM Landscape =, River and Riverbank: Riverbank by Studio Skye, Penguin: Penguin Gacha – Fishing by *MishMish*, Bears: [CHERISHED MOMENTS] Polar Bears by ISPACHI, Bench: Outdoor Winter Bench Black by Alouette, Owl: Owl Brown Blink by = NM Landscape =, Squirrels: Autumn squirrels- Totally nutz for you! by Aphrodite Shop, Sled: Snow Day Sled (pose ) with shadow by {what next}, Loveseat: Stargazer Landing Makesift Loveseat (Adult) by Cheeky Pea, Wolves: Polar Wolf with sound by = NM Landscape =

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STYLIST & PHOTOGRAPHER: STRAWBERRY SINGH Ice Rink: {what next} Winter Iced Over Pond by Winter Thorn, Penguins: MishMish Penguin Gacha by Aime Takaaki, Sled: {what next} Sled Rezzer by Winter Thorn, Trees: Wild Mountain Pine - LP - Cluster - D4 - FROSTY by Lilith Heart


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STYLIST & PHOTOGRAPHER: U10 Chair: The Winter Cabin by HAIKEI, Bench: Cobblers bench by Junk, Shovel: Snow shovel by Junk, Binocular: Binocular by Oyasumi, Basket: Snowballs by HIDEKI, Snow: Snow piles by DownDownDown, Snowman: SnOWWW!Men_LegsUp by Miamai, Target: Shooting Target by Nu-na, Crane: Crane the Lightbringer by HalfDeer, Stone statue: Marble Pantheon - Hera Vigilant by Lost Junction, Lantern: Japanese Hanging Lantern by EDO Daikoku-do, Stone Wall: Stone Wall by Organica, Pond: Enchanted Pond by Studio Skye, Stones: stones by 3D TREES, Road: IshiDatami by Zacca - Store Closed, Tree: Shrub - snowy by HPMD, Tree: BAMBOO by KIDD, Tree: BAMBOO by 3D TREES, Tree: Winter Larch by 3D TREES, Tree: Pine Tree by 3D TREES, Tree: Winter trees - dry tree by 3D TREES, Tree: Winter trees - oak galls II by 3D TREES, Bush: Seasonal Boxwood Bushes by Botanical, Bush: Thistle Bush by DECO, Grass: Sweet Garden Grass05 by HPMD, Grass: Winter Grass 2013 by HPMD, Grass: Wild Oat Grass by KIDD

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STYLIST & PHOTOGRAPHER: U10 ROOM Floor: Tatami [new] by MMG, Table: KOTATSU by NuLL, Fruit: Mikan by NuLL, Newspaper: Oyasumi times by Oyasumi, Teapot: Yokode Kyusu Set by CerberusXing, Chair: Wandering Clouds Zaisu by CerberusXing, Shelf: Retro shelf(records) by Oyasumi, Record player: Record player + headphones by Oyasumi, Light: ladder light by Oyasumi, Lantern: Paper lantern by Oyasumi, Movie poster: My vintage movies by Nordari, Wall decor: This and that wall by Zigana, Cart: librarian cart by Floorplan, Cabinet: Japanese Cabinet by NuLL, Plant: Koke Bonsai by NuLL, Doll: ICHIMATSU NINGYOU by NAMINOKE, Rice cake: KAGAMIMOCHI by NAMINOKE, Toy: Kendama by Oyasumi, Screen,Box: Taisho Decor by POST, Shelf: Low Display Shelf+Zabuton by NuLL, Pen Stand and Box: Table junk by Vespertine, Vase: Blioom by Art Dummy - Store Closed, Letter: Envelopes by Oyasumi, Book: Leaning book stack by Floorplan, TV: TV by GachaYa - Store Closed Box: Opened memories trinket box by Vespertine, Camera: Medium format camera by Vespertine, Film rolls: Darkroom film rolls by Floorplan, Fan: Memory collector by Junk, Bag: Travel Carryon by David Heather, Bag: Office Bag by David Heather, Blind: Sudare by Zacca - Store Closed, Cushion: Zabuton by Oyasumi, Toy: Table game by Vespertine TERRACE Sofa: Reston Corduroy Pinstripe Sofa by Cheeky Pea, Rug: animal rug by Junk, Table: NOEL. : feather table by anc Ltd, Tray: Louis’ Chalkboard Tray by Cheeky Pea, Mug: Owl Creature Comfort Mug by Schadenfreude, Book: Sankei Camera Tableau by POST, Ashtray: Haarlem Deco Ashtray by POST, Food: Apple pie by Vespertine, Ornament: hanging paper ornament/autumn by Vespertine, Light: Repurposed wheel light by Junk, Light: dreamers light by Junk, Fireplace: Wood burner by Junk, Firewood: Firewood holder by Junk, Poker: Iron Poker by POST, Bellow: Antique Bellows by POST, Tree: Winter Trees by Trompe Loeil, Can: Chloe’s Milk Can Willows by Cheeky Pea, Jar: Stardust jar by Vespertine, Lamp: Tripod lamp by Junk, Pine decoration: KADOMATSU by NAMINOKE, Ornament: New years ornament by 19MC, Candle: Neva’s Finial Wall Sconce by Apple Fall, Tree: bare birch tree by Vespertine, Bush: winter dog rose by 3D TREES CAFEBAR Wall light: WARIBISHI by Zacca - Store Closed, Curtain: White Paper Cranes Rain Curtain by ATTIC, Counter: Birch Bar by Apple Fall, Stool: Blumenthal’s - Hydrant Stool by Consignment, Lantern: Lantern temari by anc Ltd, Dish: Japaneseatelier/saucers by anc Ltd, Drink: Japanese green tea by Poche, Food: Rising Sun Delicates by 8f8, Kitchen: Kitchen All set by MMG, Server: Kunsteiner Tap by kunst, Bottle: Dragon & Orchid Home Pub Dark by Trompe Loeil, CoffeeMaker: CoffeeMaker by NIJI-YA, Cabinet: Candy Co. Cabinet by Consignment, Tea: La Petite Joie Cafe - Tea Tins Set by 8f8, Coffee: La Petite Joie Cafe - Round Coffee Tins Set by 8f8, Food: Summer orange tart by Poche, Food: Waffle rolls by erratic, Food: candy canes by erratic, Food: Cherry Voulevants by Apple Fall, Food: Christmas Pudding by Apple Fall, Table: Music table by Oyasumi, Chair: Metal chair by revival, Bag: Zelia Bag by MudHoney, Muffler: “Popcorn Trail” Crochet Spread 1937 by POST, Bear: Beary Lurvin by Ohmai, Mug: Owl Creature Comfort Mug by Schadenfreude, Food: Summer orange tart by Poche, Food: Little Cup of Cream by Little House of Curios, Food: Little Bowl of Sugar by Little House of Curios, Lantern: Lantern temari by anc Ltd, Plants: Winter bottles by keke, Book: Antique Ornithologial Text by POST, Photo: Memories by Oyasumi, Calendar: Calendar - 365days by Nu-na, Shelf: Magazine Shelf by HIDEKI, Hanger: Clothhangar by anc Ltd, Bag: Overnight Duffle - Goldfish by Lark, Art: New Arrival Painting by Apple Fall, Window: Window [Here I am] by Soy, Cat: 07 Sitting Down by fashionably dead, Cage: comet. / cage / by anc Ltd, Radiator: Parma short radiator by ARIA

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Instructions... STYLIST: TRACEI MOORE PHOTOGRAPHER: ABSINTHE Daybed: Snow Day by Trompe Loeil, Bag: Ophelia by MudHoney, Trays: Cocoa Tea by DDD, summer tray by Keke, Crown: Golden Laurel Leaf Crown by Yummy, Bottles: wine bottles by Dutchie, Cake: Fall Harvest by Apple Fall, Curtain: White Paper Cranes Rain by ATTIC, Make it your own: two glass of red wine by ARIA, Single Red Rose by Mesh plants

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What is needed...

two glass of red wine by ARIA

Single Red Rose by Mesh plants


STEP TWO

Resize the rose X: 0.09232 Y: 0.07375 Z: 0.19245 Place it neatly into the wine glass Make a copy of the rose to go into the second wine glass by holding "shift and dragging"

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Land Impact is important The wine glasses are 2 land impact Each rose is 1 land impact in total it will 4 land impact We can reduce the land impact by 1 by linking it all together


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LTD Magazine January/February 2015  

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