On Island Time

As the winds are blowing strong and cold and the temperature has crept down to 25F, I dream of a more comfortable lifestyle in a tropical environment. Thank you, my love, for sharing this dream with me and for giving this picture that something extra I needed.

The Hori Male Tattoo by CAROL G is an amazing looking horimono full-body tattoo. It comes with choice of 4 intensities and is available in colour and/or black version with appliers for Belleza, Legacy, Slink, Signature, Omega and BoM. The Hori Male Tattoo is at this round of Men Only Monthly!

  • Hori Male TaTToo [CAROL G] @ MOM (until Feb 15)
  • RIOT / Nick Boxer shorts – Belleza Jake
  • Bauhaus Movement – Takishima Bracelet (Gift)
  • !NFINITY Luca Choker
  • MINIMAL – Lovers Ring [JAKE] -Silver-
  • [Deadwool] Undercut hair
  • WeArH0uSE [breeze] BackdropV1 (walls removed)
  • LB_OakShrubTree{Animated}*4Seasons
  • Nutmeg. Her Flip Flops
  • Nutmeg. His Flip Flops
  • Nutmeg. Old Wooden Boat
  • !Pandemonium – Off Sim Rotten Pier
  • Skye Pebble Beach
  • Sander’s Pose by WRONG

Courage

Develop enough courage
so that you can stand up
for yourself
and then stand up
for somebody else.

Maya Angelou

Good morning!

The Zelkova Serrata V.2 Tree by The Little Branch is a new release that is available at Cosmopolitan. A tall widely spreading Japanese tree of the elm family that is often grown as an ornamental and and used in bonsai. The tree is a symbol of a number of Japanese cities and prefectures. These 100% original mesh, highly detailed with realistic textures and animated foliage. A choice of four seasons are readily available upon Touch. Owner permissions allow Copy & Modify to ensure that each item can be adapted to suit your unique needs. The Zelkova Serrata v.2 has a low Land Impact rating of 3 to 7, which grows as item is modified to a larger size.

We’re entering the last day of this round of Cosmopolitan, after the event ends this item will be made available at The Little Branch mainstore and marketplace.

  • LB_ZelkovaSerrata.V2{Animated}*4Seasons @ Cosmopolitan (until Jan 25)
    • LB_Buffalograss.v2{Mesh}Animated

Garden Getaway

Featuring two new releases and an older one from CHEZ MOI today! The Allure Chat Set is a modern and comfy patio set, perfect for any outdoor space like balconies, patio, gardens or backyards. The set is available in PG and Adult versions, packed with single and couple bento animations, automatic prop rezzer. Touch the firepit for FX menu. Change textures of the armchairs with their respective HUDs included in the box. The Allure Chat Set is available right now at Cosmopolitan. The round ends tomorrow, but don’t worry, if you can’t make it there it will be available at the CHEZ MOI mainstore right after the event.

The Corner Hot Tub CHEZ MOI is perfect for small spaces. Touch the control panel to access the hot tub menu – bubbling water in motion, particle steam and hot tub sounds for a realistic experience. Available in both PG and Adult version, the Hot Tub has room for 1-2 people and includes lots of single animations as well as couples cuddles and sex animations (Adult version only). Find it at Tres Chic!

To make my Garden Getaway complete, I’ve used the Douillet Pier from the Douillet Outdoor Set CHEZ MOI, which Mahogany had stashed in her inventory. The Hanging Blanket has 16 female and male animations and comes with some “wearable” props. Trees and grass all from The Little Branch and the beer is brought to you by No. 59.

  • Allure Chat Set CHEZ MOI @ Cosmopolitan (Until Jan 25)
    • Armchair: 2 LI | Copy | Modifiable
    • Armchair with Blanket: 4 LI | Copy | Modifiable
    • Firepit: 4 LI | Copy | Modifiable
    • HUD for Armchair and Armchair with Blanket
  • Corner Hot Tub CHEZ MOI @ Tres Chic (Until Feb 10)
    • 17 land impact | Modifiable | Copy
  • Douillet Pier CHEZ MOI
  • LB_ZelkovaSerrata.V2{Animated}*4Seasons @ Cosmopolitan (Until Jan 25)
  • LB_DogwoodBush{Animated}Mesh
  • LB_Buffalograss.v2{Mesh}Animated
  • No. 59 SixPack ISTC PilePale Rezz

Rural Life

I’d like to welcome Tuesdays to my blog! Tuesdays is a Home & Garden creator who offers beautiful Mesh creations for your home; if you’re looking for timeless classic or antique furniture and decor, Tuesdays is a good place to look!

I’m blogging quite a few things from their store today, as well as the new releases; the Petite Table & Frame and Cage Sconces that are available at this round of Cosmopolitan. The table is available in painted or stained textures. The frame is fully loaded with 12 original works of art. Both can be resized, and are 1 LI at their original size. The Sconce Cages come as a set of 4, with 4 different textures. They come with bonus candles, that turn on or off. The Sconce Cages are fully resizable, and are also 1 LI at their original size.

Check out Mahogany’s beautiful version/scene here.

  • Tuesdays Petite Table & Frame – Painted @ Cosmopolitan (until Jan 25)
  • Tuesdays Cage Sconce – Bronze @ Cosmopolitan (until Jan 25)
  • Tuesdays Drama Stools
  • Tuesdays Water Pitcher
  • LB_RiverBirchShrub{Animated}*4Seasons
  • dust bunny . tabletop plants . monstera leaves
  • dust bunny . tabletop plants . sword leaf
  • dust bunny . darling hanging plant
  • hive // hanging devil’s ivy plant . light
  • Nutmeg. Dacha Old Wooden Chest
  • Nutmeg. Disarray Wicker Basket
  • Nutmeg. Old Oriental Carpet
  • Apple Fall Hetton Barn Conversion

Flâneur

The French have the perfect word for it: ‘Flâneur’. It means to stroll around aimlessly but enjoyably, observing life and your surroundings. Baudelaire defined a flaneur as ‘a person who walks the city in order to experience it’.

Gemma Burgess

Lookie! GOOSE made their first living room set! The Crupet Living Room Set (PG/Adult) is a full living room set with couches (containing animations and texture changing options), coffee table, shelves, plant and wall art and the set is available at Cosmopolitan for a few more days. Buy the full set or separate pieces.

DaD has made the most fun lamps, “The Time is Pipe Collection” is available at this round of The Ephiphany. Touching the lamps gives you a menu for the lights; on/off, intensity, colour and access. I have chosen to use four lamps that fit my living room, but there are actually 10 different lamps in the collection so make sure you take a look here for the full gacha key.

  • GOOSE – Crupet Living Room Set @ Cosmopolitan (until Jan 25)
    • GOOSE – Crupet couch c/m (9 LI)
    • GOOSE – Crupet single couch c/m (2 LI)
    • GOOSE – Crupet coffee table c/m (1 LI)
    • GOOSE – Crupet Wall art c/m (1 LI)
    • GOOSE – Crupet shelves cabinet c/m (1 LI)
    • GOOSE – Monstera plant c/m (2 LI)
  • DaD – “The Time is Pipe Collection” @ The Epiphany
    • 06 -DaD- The Time is Pipe- Detective Pipe (4 LI)
    • 07 -DaD- The Time is Pipe- Macho Pipe (4 LI)
    • 09 -DaD- The Time is Pipe- Thinker Pipe (4 LI)
    • 10 -DaD- The Time is Pipe- Charlie Chapipe (4 LI)
  • No. 59 Gin Import on Tray
  • [[IK] Ellen Living – Plant
  • -David Heather-Balla Tablet
  • -David Heather-Industrio Magazine Bin
  • Fancy Decor: Filament Hanging Lights
  • Fancy Decor: Magazine Stack 3
  • Apple Fall Leather Moccasins
  • Apple Fall Books Arrangements
  • KraftWork The Finnish Farm Skybox

Beer and Conversation

I’m getting ready to take a week off, not only from work but also blogging as I’m going to visit M. Yay! I just let that sink in one more time, ha ha. One of the things, there are several, just saying, but one of the things I’m looking forward to is our conversations over meals or drinks. This brings me to an item I really want to show you before I leave.

No. 59 is releasing the F-Class Beer Tap, to match their F-Class Espresso Machine. The beer tap comes in 6 different looks/colours, each in two different versions; with Experience or regular prop attachment. Read the attached notecard for how to add Experience to your land/parcel.

Choose between six types of beer by touching the tap. It then rezzes a mug and you can watch as it pours you your beer of choice. When it’s done pouring, a mug is automatically attached to your hand (with Experience) or it asks to give you the beer (regular prop attach). The mug comes with a hold and drink animation that works together with your AO. The F-Class Beer Tap will be available at this upcoming round of the Man Cave event, opening January 17th!

  • No59 Beer on Tap F-Class Black B Exp @ Man Cave (Jan 17 – Feb 11)

Run!

I will run for ice cream. That’s it. Oh, and if a zombie is chasing me. I keep fit, just in case.

Treized Designs has two new releases for men right now; the Wildking Hoodie which I blogged in this post and the More Than Jogger pants.

More Than Jogger fatpack comes with 12 different textures for the pants and 6 colours for the ropes. Fitted and rigged versions for Signature Gianni/Geralt, Belleza and Legacy bodies. You can find it at this round of The Men Jail event.

  • “TD” More than jogger @ The Men Jail (until Jan 28)
  • “TD” WILDKING HOODIE @ UniK (until Jan 28)
  • .etiquette. Will’s Trainers
  • !NFINITY Luca Choker
  • MINIMAL – Lovers Ring
  • Modulus – Oli Hair
  • Pose by Bauhaus Movement

I Dream of Spring

This world is filled with frozen lovers
The sheets of their beds are frightfully cold
And I’ve slept there in the snow with others
Yet loved no others before


These cold dark places
Places I’ve been
In cold dark places
I dream of spring

K.D. Lang – I Dream of Spring

“Be a person who can dream about Spring in the dead of Winter”, said Debasish Mridha. While I do think winter is beautiful, when it’s crisp and clear and the snow covers a frozen landscape. Today is not such a day, or rather, this whole past week. Instead of fresh powdery snow, we have sleet, slush and sticky grit. So I dream of spring; the warmth of the sun, budding trees, flowers in bloom, Dachshund puppies with clean bellies… and You and I, we are always together in my dreams.

  • GOOSE – Pergola and privacy screen @ TMD (until Jan 31)
    • GOOSE – Wooden pergola c/m (Footprint: 15 x 9, 18 LI)
    • GOOSE – Privacy screen c/m (4 LI)
  • Refuge – Spring Gala Set
    • Refuge – Spring Gala Table Purple c/m (3 LI)
    • Refuge – Spring Gala Chair Purple c/m (3 LI)
    • Refuge – Spring Gala Table Light Purple c/m (1 LI)
    • Refuge – Spring Gala Flags and Lights Purple c/m (1 LI)
  • Refuge – Ren Lantern – purple c/m (4 LI)
  • Aphrodite/Heart Homes Classic Piano
    • Classic Piano w/stool c/m (8 LI)
    • Musical Notes Book (2 LI)
  • LB_TulipTree.v2{Animated}4Seasons c/m
  • LB_WeepingWIillowShrub.v2{Animated}*4Seasons c/m
  • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}SeasonsSoft c/m
  • [ keke ] small leaf bush . all seasons . soft
  • [ keke ] fluffy grass . fall
  • (Fundati) Rocks and Boulders

Evening Escape

Disconnect and snuggle up.

Hallway, bedroom or kitchen, The Cornwall Set by Barley Home & Decor is perfect for creating any cozy space. It consists of a antique dresser with puzzle drawers, a hanging shelf and decor (pottery, candles and repurposed art). The decor is unlinked so you can use them anywhere. There are three different texture options for the dresser; Burgundy, Charcoal and Pale. Find the Cornwall Set at N21!

  • Barley – Cornwall Set c/m @ N21 (until Jan 12)
    • Barley Cornwall Set – Charcoal Dresser
    • Barley – Cornwall Set – Hanging Shelf
  • Cotton Flower Jar CHEZ MOI c/m
  • DaD – Climbing Ivy – seasons – c/m
  • Nutmeg. Warm Respite Set
    • Messy Armchair
    • Books
    • Lamp
  • Nutmeg. Disarray Old Jar Plant
  • Nutmeg. Vintage Small Table
  • Vintage Touch Old Roses Teacup
  • Vintage Touch Antique Library Phone

A Long Winter

We’re not even half way through January and I’m already waiting for Spring. It’s a while still, until April, which is when we can maybe start seeing any signs of Spring here. We might even get a couple of feet of snow in April so the patience game is real now!

The Young Ginkgo Tree by The Little Branch is lightly animated and comes with a season changer menu. You can just touch it and the menu pops up and you can change from Winter to Spring in just a couple of seconds. It’s Land Impact is 7 out of the box but as it’s Copy/Modify you can resize it to fit your needs. The Young Ginkgo Tree is available at the January round of Equal10 which opens today!

Want a small, open plan house with panorama view? The DaD Glass House is small, only 18.2x 11.2 and 37 Li (resizable, Copy/Mod). It even has a round window in the ceiling so when it’s not covered with snow you can watch the stars from the comfort of your living room. Touch any of the switches inside the house to turn on or off the snowy windows. The snow roof add on is sold separately. You can find the house and the snow add on in the DaD mainstore and marketplace.

  • LB_YoungGinkgoTree{Animated}*4Seasons @ Equal10 (Jan 10 – Feb 9)
  • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}SeasonsSoft
  • DaD “Glass House” c/m
    • DaD “Snow add on Glass House” c/m
  • GOOSE – Snowy sidewalks
  • NOMAD // Snow Landscaping Set