The Blue Hour

Twilight Hour. Indian blue, water of glass, trees glistening and liquescent.

Henry Miller

My last post this year and I’m dedicating it to a natural phenomenon which is called The Blue Hour. Where I live, we experience this light, during the Polar Night, in the middle of the day when the sun is at its highest yet still below the horizon. It’s magical and no picture can do it justice.

Contemporary casual comfort is what you get with the Nolan Living Set by DaD. The set consists of a sofa, armchair and pouf and you’ll find plenty of single-, friends- and couples (PG and Adult) animations in either. Customize the look with the texture changer HUD.

Outside the big glass windows of the DaD Glass House, you can see a new release by Little Branch; the Forest Pansy Tree. It’s a beautiful addition to your garden or sim, lightly animated as if swaying to a gentle breeze and it has a season changing menu upon Touch. I will give you a closer look of it in another blog post because I already have a great idea for a picture.

You can find both the DaD Nolan Living Set and the Little Branch Forest Pansy Tree at this round of Uber.

I’d like to give a warm welcome and a huge thank you to my newest H&G sponsor, Refuge. The first time I saw the Spark Lamps, which is a previous release, I thought they looked absolutely amazing and I wanted to show them to you too in case you missed them earlier. They come in different sizes and with three choices of metal, you can even choose with or without the shimmer effect. As a center light I’ve used the Cosmo Lighting, also by Refuge; it comes in gold or silver and the light strings has the same animated shimmer effect it looks beautiful. You can find the lamps at the Refuge mainstore!

  • DaD “Nolan Living Set” @ Uber (until Jan 22)
    • DaD “Nolan Sofa” (13 Li)
    • DaD “Nolan Armchair” (8 Li)
    • DaD “Nolan Pouf” (3 Li)
  • Little Branch Forest Pansy Tree {Animated}*4Seasons @ Uber (until Jan 22)
  • Refuge – Spark Lamps
  • Refuge – Cosmo Lighting
  • Dahlia – Denmark – Blanket – Beige
  • Apple Fall West Village Large Raspberry & Almond Macarons
  • Apple Fall 1st Day of Christmas Coffee Cup
  • Fancy Decor: Magazine Stack
  • Nerenzo – dark rug
  • DaD “Glass House” c/m (37 Li, footprint 18.2x 11.2)
    • DaD “Glass House Snow Add On” c/m (5 Li)

Hello 2020!

As we say good bye 2019 I’m thinking about what a year it’s been for me, in “both lives”. Well, I’m one who doesn’t separate the two, but I’m not going to talk about that right now.

What a year it’s been! I’ve only two years as a resident; a year and a half ago I started taking pictures and getting familiar with the viewer camera tools. I did a couple of blog post at the end of 2018, just for fun. Then in the beginning of 2019 I decided I wanted to give blogging a serious go so I found a couple of sponsors that were willing to give a total newbie a chance and the ball started rolling.

After seeing each other online for 8 months, M and I met up and went on vacation together in June. It was wonderful and the most significant thing that happened in my life in 2019 but I’m not going to talk more about that here.

In August I celebrated reaching 1K followers by hosting a photo contest, which was awesome fun for me and I got nothing but positive feedback from those who participated.

Blogging takes hard work and dedication, from the start. I pride myself with having a quality blog and a high Flickr engagement. What’s the use of having 5K followers if you’re not engaging them? Will they remember your picture? Will they notice the brand you’re showcasing? Will they read your blog? Click on that Slurl? No, no, no and no. Ok, now I got derailed for a bit. Or maybe not, because..

In October I was nominated for The Bloggies. Being nominated was a great honour and it told me that I had managed to successfully enter the SL blogosphere and that my blogging was being appreciated by others. To those who nominated me, I’m sending a big big thank you your way.

So what’s in store for 2020? There’s a trip to the US in the very near future. I’ll of course continue blogging and I’m sticking to my all-round style because I love the freedom it gives me, the versatility. Every product is different, every picture lives its own life and sometimes it has a story to tell. What else? Whatever happens, happens. I’m approaching the new year with a positive mindset and my dreams and hopes for the future intact. I truly hope you can say the same. If not, then I wish 2020 is the year of positive change for you. Make it so.

Oh, and today I’m blogging the 2020 Photo Booth by CHEZ MOI! A perfect addition to any New Year’s party, with single, friends and couple poses ready for your guests to take memorable pictures. You can find it at their mainstore and marketplace! And we’re looking mighty fine, wearing the Gage Tuxedo by Lapointe & Bastchild and the Laura Gown by Allure Couture.

  • Sander is wearing:
    • L&B Gage 3PC Tuxedo Premium Edition
    • Modulus Oli Hair
    • MINIMAL Lovers Rings
  • Mahogany is wearing:
    • Allure Couture Laura Gown @ Kloset
    • Truth Eternity Hair
    • Necklace, earrings and bracelet by Maxi Gossamer
    • MINIMAL Lovers Rings
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New Year's Eve Party

Celebrate New Year’s Eve monochrome style with the Happy New Year party pack by GOOSE. Available right now at Cosmopolitan and until December 28th. After that date it will be made available in the GOOSE mainstore.

This decor set is Copy/Modify and contains a cloth covered party table, wall sign, hanging decor, balloons, candy, bottles and glasses.

Summer Memory

Taking another look at the Hameau Provençal by La Petite Vie before Tlalli – The Fair Around the World – France closes on December 29. La Petite Vie has a whole collection of Provence builds and items and you can find their newest addition, the Hameau Provençal, exclusively and at a 40% discount at Tlalli along with lavender, grass and potted plants. Did you pick up the gifts at Tlalli yet? There’s one from La Petite Vie! Check out their mainstore for more Provence themed items.

The Hameau Provençal is a row of three charming two-story apartments. It’s Copy/Modify, footprint is 18 x 13 x 8.5 and has a 121 Li out of the box. You get 4 different styles/colours of doors and shutters and you can manually colour the doors and shutters on the Blanc version. The shutters open/close upon Touch.

The Most Wonderful Time (of Year)

Dear Santa, please define “Naughty”. Hopefully he won’t mind that we’re getting a little bit naughty while decorating the room with the Cock O’Clock and the Naughty Santa Ornament by Barley. The Juneau Candles, also Barley, are kinda hot too. You can find all these items at this round of FaMESHed X which lasts until January 6th.

  • Pose by ANIMOSITY

The Executive

Contemporary, elegant and minimalistic is how I would describe the Executive, a new living room set by Aphrodite Shop/Heart Homes that is out now at the Man Cave event. The couch comes with single and couple bento animations (PG and Adult version). The set includes the couch, coffee table, table decor, rug, wall art, two decorative shelves and a chandelier.

I’ve also included the Raleigh set by Barley Home & Decor, to give my living room a touch of Christmas, without going overboard. I also wanted to mix a little bit of rustic feel into this modern space and the Raleigh Side Table and decor does just that. This set was at the most recent round of Belle and should soon be available in the Barley marketplace.

  • Aphrodite/Heart Homes Executive – Couple Couch Set @ Man Cave
  • Aphrodite “The Bestman” Large Gift box
  • Barley – Raleigh Set
  • LB_FiddleLeafFig{Mesh}*Potted
  • dust bunny . wood beaded curtain
  • Dutchie industrial double wash table
  • Dutchie bathrobe black
  • Dutchie towel on the ground
  • CONTRAST – Auckland Skybox

Santa, You Got Mail

In my letter to Santa there is only one wish, one that can’t be bought. I’ll just keep it in my heart and hope that one day my wish comes true.

I’m wearing the L&B Havoc Sweater XMAS which is a VIP Group Gift – Wear your group tag and go pick it up at the L&B VIP room!

In front of me is HJM Designs‘ adorable Santa’s Mailbox Scene; a lighted tree, a squirrel, a bird, and Santa’s Mailbox sitting on a snowy rock. The bird animates by Touch. The scene is Copy/Modify and 5 Li out of the box. This item is available at the HJM Designs mainstore and marketplace!

The backdrop is DiMi’s magical “Winter Lights” scene; complete with lighted trees and grass, snow mounds, sled, snowshoes, a kitty in a basket and a snowman bear holding a sparkling lantern. Magical! The scene is 83 Li, Copy/Modify, you can edit linked all the items and move them around as you wish. Available at DiMi’s mainstore and marketplace now!

  • L&B * JAKEfit Turtle* Swear Havoc Sweater – Xmas
  • L&B * JAKEfit Cuffed* Swear Havoc Jeans
  • Milo’s Bazar Round Glasses Type C Smaller
  • lock&tuft – brennan cap & hair
  • MINIMAL – Lovers Ring [JAKE] -Silver
  • Hypnos – Traveller’s Backpack – CHRISTMAS VERSION
  • Pose by WRONG

Fuyu no Yume

I rarely remember my dreams anymore, I blame a busy life and maybe also not getting enough sleep ;p When I was younger I remembered my dreams and they very often involved wild animals, especially bears and wolves even though I’ve never seen those animals in real life. Where I grew up the most dangerous predator was the wolverine. I used to follow their tracks in winter because I wanted to see them, but I never did find any.

DiMi’s “Happy Bears” winter scene took me straight into a winter dream and with the beautiful new Irezumi tattoo by CAROL G it became this, a bit of a Japanese inspired scene.

The “Happy Bears” backdrop/scene is available at the Driftwood event until January 6th. It’s Copy/Modify and 79 Li out of the box. You can edit linked and move stuff around as you please. It has animated snowfall and the squirrel is animated by Touch. A demo is available at DiMi’s mainstore.

I just fell in love with the Irezumi tattoo the moment I saw it. Now, irezumi literally means ‘inserting ink’ in Japanese. The Traditional Japanese Tattoo “Irezumi” is the decoration of the body with mythical beasts, flowers, leafs, and other images from stories, myths and tales. The impetus for the development of the art was the progression of the woodblock prints and notably the “hero’s heavily decorated with Irezumi”. Wearing Irezumi is an “Aspiration” to life’s goals. You can find this Irezumi tattoo at Men Only Monthly, starting tomorrow, December 20th.

  • Irezumi Male TaTToo [CAROL G] @ Men Only Monthly (starts Dec. 20)
  • Milo’s Bazar Round Glasses Type C Smaller
  • BESOM HAIR~ Pendle hairstyle #002
  • !NFINITY Luca Choker
  • ::GB:: Around waist Kimono set
  • LB_YoungTibetanCherry.V2{Animated}*Blossoms @ Santa Inc. (until Dec. 20)
  • JIAN Stoats :: Static – Peer L
  • Pose by WRONG

Snow Covered

Second post today because I have so many awesome items I’d like to show you! Yes, I’m still at work and you might think I’m still procaffeinating but I’ve actually done some work and now I can upload the other picture I took yesterday and quickly, sort of, write this post. I think I’ll have a cookie with my coffee…

The beautiful Oak Tree Shrub by The Little Branch is a new release that is now available at Equal10. The Oak Tree Shrub is an intricately branched ornamental shrub with hollylike leaves. The dense foliage makes it the perfect specimen to fill bare spots or to create a privacy barrier. This shrub will make a beautiful addition to your landscape. Season changer menu is available upon Touch, it’s Copy/Modify and has a Land Impact range of 3-6.

The lovely house is the Southern Cottage by DaD, which is a previous release but the Snow Roof addon is new and waiting for you at the DaD mainstore and marketplace! If you don’t know the Southern Cottage from before here are the specs; It has a large porch that runs along 3 sides of the house. Inside you’ll find a spacious living room, a kitchen, 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and dining room/living room. Touch any of the switches to change colour of the exterior or any room. Windows open/close upon Touch. Footprint is 18×33 and Land Impact is 118.

Annnnd, I’d like to give a warm welcome and thank you to my newest H&G sponsor, GOOSE! Since I’m still covering stuff up with snow, it’s just perfect that GOOSE has recently released a snowy sidewalks building kit and snow covered decor; bench, lamp and a swing. You can find the Snowy Sidewalks kit at Tannenbaum (last days!) and the Snow Covered Set at their mainstore.

  • DaD “Southern Cottage” c/m
    • DaD “Snow Roof add on Southern Cottage” c/m
  • DaD “Vintage Rocking Chair” PG v.1.0 c/m @ Collabor88
  • DaD “Vintage Sled” PG c/m v.1.0
  • LB_OakShrubTree{Animated}*4Seasons @ Equal10
    • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}SeasonsSoft
  • GOOSE – Snowy sidewalks @ Tannenbaum
  • GOOSE – Snow Covered Set
    • GOOSE – Bench with snow
    • GOOSE – Lamp in snow
    • GOOSE – swing snow heart
  • (Milk Motion) snow pines

Procaffeinating

(noun)
the tendency to not start anything until you’ve had a cup of coffee.

Good morning! Are you like me and need a cup of coffee or tea to start your day? I’m at work. I have opened my work e-mail and I took a peek at the cases in our incident report system because I’m going to do some case work.. but first, I need coffee. It might be the absence of daylight that’s affecting me (it’s 10 a.m. and dark as night), I’ve been super slow getting started today.

It’s good then, that No. 59 has made this amazing espresso machine! It can make you espresso, espresso lungo, latte, cappuccino, house coffee, hot chocolate and tea! Just click the power button to activate the machine and flip through the menu shown on the display. Click [START] and you can watch as the machine makes your brew of choice, when it’s finished the cup or glass will attach to your hand with a hold and drink animation. There are two types of machines; one with Experience (activate the experience on your parcel following the instructions in the attached notecard) and one with regular prop attach. It also has a HUD controlled texture changer.

Oh, and I’m wearing the FKD 2019 Christmas sweater which I’ve previously shown with a different texture. Bold and festive! 😉

  • No. 59 Espressomachine F-Class Gastro @ Tres Chic
  • {what next} Colonna Sideboard – Wood
  • //Naberius// Decor: Redd’s Cafe Set
  • Sander is wearing:
    • [FKD] GEORGE SWEATER 2019
    • TORI TORRICELLI // Atlas Jeans //