Endless Night

As if the night had said to me,
‘You are the night
and the night alone understands you
and enfolds you in its arms.’
One with the shadows.
Without nightmare.
An inexplicable peace.

Anne Rice – Interview with the Vampire
The Moonlight Lounge.

You are welcome inside, but you might never leave. A collaboration with Mahogany is always a lot of fun, this time we decided to decorate almost the entire build we’re showing you today; The Vintage Tower by MadZaza. It’s a tower alright. Four stories high. The two first floors are rough looking, but the two top floors have beautiful floors, wallpaper and fireplaces. We made the third floor into a living room, there’s a balcony that goes all the way around it and you can step outside through the double doors. You can open the windows, but they are all barred. A safety precaution, maybe?

A Symphony in Black and Red.

The top floor works nicely as a bedroom. The Vintage Tower is such a cool build and a lot of fun to decorate! You can see Mahogany’s blog post here.

  • Living Room:
    • [Tia] Drape Room Dividers
    • [Tia] Laced Chairs
    • [Tia] Laced Fireside Chair Table
    • DRD GV – Gothic Vampire Throne
    • DRD GV – Gothic Vampire Sofa
    • DRD GV – Gothic Vampire Sidetable
    • ::TA:: Absinthe Set Nerenzo – many candles
    • {Nostalgia} Bookcase Small – Dark Granola.
    • The Royal Treatment Trophy His. Granola.
    • The Royal Treatment Trophy Hers
    • hive // rose vase . red
    • Nutmeg. Brass Candlesticks
    • Nutmeg. Forgotten Library Bust
    • Nutmeg. Forgotten Library Candlesticks
    • Nutmeg. Forgotten Library Book Pile
    • Apple Fall West Village Spring Fauna Fatpack
  • Bedroom:
    • Nutmeg. Brass Candlesticks
    • Nutmeg. Forgotten Library Bust
    • Nutmeg. Forgotten Library Candlesticks
    • Nutmeg. Forgotten Library Book Pile
    • Nutmeg. Forgotten Library Rose
    • *AF* Capturado Cross
    • *AF* Capturado Padded Wall
    • *AF* Capturado Utility Shelf
    • DRD GV – Gothic Vampire Throne
    • DRD GV – Gothic Vampire Sidetable
    • DRD GV – Gothic Vampire – Bedside Chair
    • DRD GV – Gothic Vampire – Bed Drapes – Solid
    • DRD GV – Gothic Vampire Bed
    • DRD GV – Gothic Vampire – Bedside Lantern
    • DRD – Bloodcroft Castle – Chaise
    • DRD – Bloodcroft Castle – Side Table
    • DRD – Bloodcroft Castle – Carpets
    • Nerenzo – many candles
    • TA Style Shoes Set
    • TA Sensation Naughty Set
    • Dahlia – Griffin – Cage
Vintage Tower Basement.
Vintage Tower Exterior.

Green Thumb

The Happy Hobby Gardener Pt. 2.


Inside the greenhouse is plenty of room for your plants, shelves, tools and potting stations. I’m off to a good start here I think; I got my EED potting table and hanging planters with different herbs. The potting table is a new EED mainstore/marketplace release; it’s a decorative item, with a playing cat, potting and garden tools and strawberry planters. I also have my CHEZ MOI garden shelf in here and it’s filled with potted herbs that are all included with the shelf, but not linked, so you can choose to use them separately or with the shelf and move them around as you please. You also get a lemon tree for your greenhouse or garden when you purchase the shelf! In my previous blog post i showed the outside of the greenhouse, which is available at the CHEZ MOI mainstore and so is the garden shelf.

  • EED’s deco POTTINGTABLE
  • EED’s POTTED CHIVES, BASIL and CORIANDER dark
  • Garden Shelf CHEZ MOI w/potted herbs and lemon tree
  • Shabby Greenhouse CHEZ MOI
  • dust bunny . dwarf fruit trees . red and green apple tree, clementine tree and cherry tree

The Wild Garden

The Happy Hobby Gardener Pt. 1


I like doing yard work. Cutting grass, trimming trees, moving rocks. I haven’t done much planting though, but I suspect I might like that too if I ever get a garden that’s my own. Then I’d want a greenhouse like this one from CHEZ MOI; with a mixture of glass and bricks it’s a fantastic piece of garden decor all on its own and with the lean-to shed I’d have everything I need to be a happy hobby gardener. The cute little shed in this picture is made by HJM Designs. It comes with exterior and interior decor, 8 single animations, prop rezzer, and there’s a texture change menu upon Touch. You can find both the greenhouse and the shed in their respective mainstores (slurls below). I’m showing you the inside of the shed in this post and tomorrow, or later today depending on where you are in the world, I’ll have another post showing you the inside of the greenhouse.

  • Shabby Greenhouse CHEZ MOI (20LI, Modify/Copy)
  • HJM Designs – Lean To Garden Shed (17LI, Modify/Copy)
  • Botanical – Sunflower
  • Kathy`s Garden Wild Path
  • HEART – Wild Grasses
  • (Fundati) Boulder
  • Skye Beach
A happy hobby gardener 🙂 Outfit by Tori Torricelli.

Looking Forward

There is a stirring in my soul; a restless, wild anticipation.
I am staring out into the horizon, as far as I can.

I can’t see what’s beyond it — but I can feel it.

Lang Leav
  • Milo’s Bazar Integral Glasses **Coming Soon!** @ Marketplace
  • [i.mesh] – Hairbase#5
  • Volkstone Dean Facial Hair
  • Volkstone Messy Brows
  • L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2018
  • CATWA Daniel Head

A New Day

The sun will
always rise and
dogs will always
be happy to see you

Hanging on to the summer and the beach a little longer to showcase a couple of items now available in the CHEZ MOI mainstore and marketplace; the Hawaiian Tiki Bar which comes with drinks dispensers that hand out wearable drinks with drinking animations. The bar contains animations for bartending and the chairs for the seated customer, it’s awesome! Then there’s the Sombrero Tiki Bench which matches the bar perfectly. You’ll find plenty of single and couple animations in that one – I took this picture while sitting on the Tiki Bench. I’ve also used previously blogged items to make my tropical resort look good; in the background in this scene you can see the Carolina Wooden Patio Set (I changed the colour of the umbrella and the chairs to white for this picture). This set is available now at The Liaison Collaborative. The Rustic Patio Couch from the Tropicaliente Gacha Set is also back there and it’s available at The Gacha Garden. Slurls below!

Beachin’

Yes, we’re still in vacation mode, Miss Soulstar and I. We spent the whole Sunday at the beach, just relaxing and enjoying each others company and we were wearing the new swimwear by Allure Couture; for the guys there’s the Kai Swim Trunks and for the ladies the Enya Swimsuit. Both outfits come with fitted sandals. For the swimwear we had several colours to choose from, so today we decided to match and wear blue. Here’s your ice cream, love!

  • Sander is wearing
    • Allure Couture – Kai Swim Trunks and Sandals-Belleza Jake
    • [Deadwool] Undercut hair
    • !NFINITY Luca Choker
    • MINIMAL – Lovers Ring [JAKE] -Gold- L and R
    • Dahlia – Ukiyo – Floral Icecream – Pistachio and Black (Hold)
  • Mahogany is wearing
    • Allure Couture – Enya Swimsuit and Sandals
    • Rowne Salon Sasha Hair
    • Earthstones – Forever in My Heart Necklace and Earrings
    • MINIMAL – Lovers Ring [Maitreya] -Gold- R
    • Jess Poses Hat and Glasses
    • Mahogany’s pose in picture #2 by Jess Poses
  • Scene:
    • Hawaiian Tiki Bar CHEZ MOI
    • Nutmeg. Seaside Calm Set
    • Dahlia – Ukiyo – Spilled Bucket – Brut
    • Dahlia – Ukiyo – Floral Icecream – Pistachio (Stand)

Dusk You and Me

A romantic evening for two or a casual family lunch; the Carolina Wooden Patio Set by CHEZ MOI not only looks inviting, it contains everything you need to have a wonderful time with your loved one or your friends and family. In the texture changer HUD you’ll find 12 different colours for the umbrella and the cushion chair. The chair contains a multitude of female and male animations and some for toddlers! It also contains a prop rezzer, for meals and drinks. The Carolina Wooden Patio Set is available exclusively at The Liaison Collaborative between August 3rd and August 26th.

  • Carolina Wooden Patio Set * CHEZ MOI @ The Liaison Collaborative
    • Carolina Wooden Table, 5Li
    • Carolina Wooden Chair, 1Li
    • Little Flowers, 3Li
  • :::ChicChica::: Wine Slushie Tray
  • Skye Twin Palm 1 and 2
  • Skye Beach
  • Heart Wild Grasses

Tropicaliente

Gacha Tropicaliente Pool Party by CHEZ MOI

Yesterday I said I was featuring one of two new sponsors. Today I’m featuring the other one. And oh man, have I got some cool stuff to show you! The Tropicaliente Pool Party by CHEZ MOI is a fun and cozy addition to your garden. The pool sits up to four people and contains 22 single animations. The patio couch contains 24 single and 15 PG couple animations. The rainbow float contains 16 single and 5 couple animations. I had a blast trying out the shark float which contains 3 single animations. The Tropicaliente Pool Party Gacha is available to play NOW and until August 31st at The Gacha Garden. For more information on how the gacha machines at The Gacha Garden works, read here.

  • Tropicaliente Pool Party Set by CHEZ MOI @ THE GACHA GARDEN
    • Tropicaliente Garden Pool CHEZ MOI
    • Rustic Patio Couch (PG) CHEZ MOI
    • Shark Float CHEZ MOI
    • Inflatable Rainbow CHEZ MOI
    • Tropicaliente Tent (PG) CHEZ MOI (Seed of Inspiration)
  • Other items:
    • Orchid Colors CHEZ MOI @ Mainstore / Marketplace
    • Concept} 13. El Charco. Table G
    • Apple Fall L’Olivier
    • dust bunny . areca palm plant
    • JIAN Pool Party Pups :: Dachshund Spinning Floater
Play the Tropicaliente Gacha Machine 20 times to receive this item.

Dark City

The trash container and pallets are included in the build. The trash container opens, by the way.

Featuring one of two new sponsors today! This is +[MadZaza]+ and +[MadZaza]+ does wonderful dark builds, like this first one; the Vintage Factory. On the outside it looks like any other old industrial brick building in the city, but inside you’ll find someone has made a home of it. There’s a huge basement. You’ll find on/off light switches next to the door. The staircase leads you up to the living quarters; three big rooms, with amazing floors and wall textures and beautiful windows that open. I’ll make sure to take some pictures inside later, but for now do check out Mahogany’s blog post because she already took some!

Sidewalk, Scaffold, spray cans, tires and barrels are not included.
  • +[MadZaza]+ Vintage Factory @ Mainstore / Marketplace
  • [IK] Street Style Set
    • Scaffold
    • Stack of Tires
    • Barrels
    • Backpack
    • Sprays Set
  • FIN – Biscayne Beater Topless {Road Racer}
  • Astaro Boxvan
  • Dutchie gift: trash
  • ~UrBaN SpIrIt~ Old Streetlamp
  • [sau] utility pole
  • THEORY MANHOLE COVER 4 WITH STEAM
  • Filler builds by Urban Jungle and Z.O.E.
  • Sidewalks and roads by Mahogany and me

Sander’s 1K Photo Contest!

When reaching 1K followers on Flickr I thought about ways to thank you all in a much more fun and engaging way than me just simply posting a thank you photo and here it is! I invite you all to participate in Sander’s 1K Photo Contest!

All you have to do is think about what the term simple pleasures means to you; the little things in your life that brings you much joy, and portray this into a photo. Tag the photo #Sanders1K (make sure you spell it right so I can find it!) and upload it to Flickr between August 1st and August 31st. EASY PEASY! Oh and people, keep it tasteful, meaning no porn. Artsy nudity is fine 🙂 The entries will be judged by an impartial jury, so I can sadly not accept bribes ;p HAVE FUN EVERYONE! You can post as many entries as you want and I hope to see a lot of you participate!

★·.·´¯·.·★ THE PRIZES! ★·.·´¯·.·★

1st place: L$ 10.000 sponsored by The Bar @ Haven
2nd place: L$ 5.000 gift card sponsored by Lapointe & Bastchild
3rd place: L$ 3.000 gift card sponsored by Never Totally Dead…
4th place: L$ 1.000 gift card sponsored by FKD Fashion for Men
5th place: L$ 1.000 gift card sponsored by Pink Cream Pie

4th and 5th place are actually a shared 4th place; one male and one female prize for that one 🙂

❤ Thank you so much to the amazing sponsors and FOCUS Magazine & Gallery for boosting this and also for their involvement in and support of Second Life photography and art! ❤

Winners will be announced about a week after the contest closes.

Have fun everyone, cheers!