Visit here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Patron/128/128/38
Patron has many new things and I popped in to have a look. The owner/creator, Eliza Wierwight, was around so I had a nice little chat with her about some of her new products. The Patron store is a delight itself just to see and visit and the new topiary and florist arrangements are so vibrant and beautiful. I talked with Eliza a little about her work as I have in the past and wanted to ask her again about something I thought I remembered her once telling me. She confirmed she does all her work by hand on a laptop and trackpad and draws with her finger, no mouse. She's only ever owned laptops and said if she used a desktop she couldn't move her working life around it. She is currently in the process of building a bonsai deck off one side of the main building and went on to say she's fine with "putting in the work to reinvent or enhance areas but at the same time won't kill off the build, as it's like coming home for most of her customers." Eliza does have many regular customers. I move around SL a lot and told her I see her works all over the grid.
I wandered around out in the gardens and yards and gallery some too. Besides all the new things in the main store she also recently released her Secret Garden Environmental artefacts kit. There are many small changes and additions all over. I took a few pictures of some of the new things and one of the main attractions is the Lakeme (topiary lady) which is named after the opera http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qx2lMaMsl8 and Eliza's smiled and said, "... had a lofty moment while creating her". It's never boring with Eliza. Time for another visit and while there check out all the new items then don't miss her outdoor gallery which to me is like an explore in itself, her household furniture and food items, clothes, art works, landscaping and the whole area. Direct link above.