Caribbean Blue

The Little Branch is participating in the Vintage Fair with the Royal Palm. The Royal Palm is a species of palm that is native to Mexico, parts of Central America and the Caribbean, and southern Florida. A large and attractive palm, it has been planted throughout the tropics and subtropics as an ornamental tree and can grow over 80 feet! No beach should be without a slew of these majestic palms, in differing sizes to create a totally tropical beach feeling!

  • LB_RoyalPalmTree{Animated} @ Vintage Fair (until June 22)
  • Nutmeg. Seaside Calm Beach Chair w/Towel
  • Nutmeg. Seaside Calm Parasol

Just Beachy

Let’s escape for a moment and just be beachy. Allure Couture has the Kai swimtrunks and Enya swimsuit out at the Last Chance event and at Cosmopolitan I found the new inflatable speed boat from CHEZ MOI which comes packed with single and couples (PG/Adult) animations; some are fun and some are nice and snuggly. At Anthem I got some yummy Summer Gin from No. 59 so we can enjoy a drink on the secluded place on the beach where I found the Nautica chair and old military crate from Refuge.

  • Inflatable Speed Boat CHEZ MOI @ Cosmopolitan (until June 13)
  • No59 Gin Summer on tray @ Anthem (until June 30)
  • Refuge – Nautica Set
  • JIAN Pool Party Pups :: Dachshund Spinning Floater
  • TLC Seagull – Standing
  • Animated Seagulls (TrigiGifts)
  • Skye Pebble Beach

Hold Your Head Up Keep Your Head Up

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Lennox/Stewart – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

Here we are in our existances, trying to make sense of our lives and to survive. Despite the obstacles we encounter, we must move on.

  • LB_BottlePalm{Animated}
  • GOOSE – Maldives set
  • Trompe Loeil – Hensley Modern Pool

Almost to the day 15 years ago, Annie Lennox performed my favourite Eurythmics song, Sweet Dreams, live at 46664 Arctic concert in Tromsø, Norway. She performed before Nelson Mandela and thousands of people who showed up to support the cause. It was June 11th 2005. It was Northern Norway at its most beautiful. In the Midnight Sun. I was there, it was amazing.

46664 was a series of AIDS benefit concerts played in honour of Nelson Mandela by South African and foreign musicians between 2003 and 2008.

Time in a Bottle

If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I’d like to do
Is to save every day
‘Til eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you

Jim Croce – Time in a Bottle

Sari-Sari is participating at the June round of Anthem with three super romantic couple poses. Mahogany and I are using the Kiss01 pose. Sari-Sari’s couple poses are easy to use, just sit on the pose ball and the Adjust menu appears so there’s no need to edit and move the pose balls.

  • HPMD* Lamp bottles
  • HPMD* Garden Tree10
  • HPMD* Shrub
  • Konoha – Wild Natoma Grass

I’ve looked around enough to know That you’re the one I want to go Through time with…

The Enterpriser

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

Abraham Lincoln

The sim is slowly but surely coming together as we’re trying to get it done while keeping up with blogging and singing gigs and RL stuff. Some parts are finished but there’s still a lot of work to be done. This is a sneak peek from the town that houses The Bar, a few apartments and some cool stuff that we’re not revealing just yet.

I’m wearing the Ogden outfit by Hoorenbeek. It’s a complete outfit which includes jacket, dress shirt, slim fit jeans, belt, boots and glasses. The perfect business casual look! The outfit is compatible with Belleza Jake, Signature Gianni and Geralt, SLink male bodies and Classic avatars.

  • Pose: Rush! by SamPoses

Everything’s Gonna Be Alright

Everything’s gonna be alright (yeah)
Everything’s gonna be okay (no doubt)
Everything’s gonna be alright’
Together we can take this one day at a time

Sweetbox – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright

Let me just start by saying I’m not dead, nor am I in a mental coma, I’ve just always loved the optimism in this song by Sweetbox. Actually, maybe in some ways I have been in a mental coma. Not regarding love, but rather, of what my love has to deal with on a daily basis. We lead protected and somewhat naive lives in Norway and Oslo people trying to copy my northerner accent or wondering how many reindeer I have (Sami reference) is nothing, NOTHING, compared to what black americans have lived through for centuries. Yes, yes, before you go raging in my comments Norwegian Sami history is not good, but also not the point right now. And to people that right now are saying All Lives Matter, please don’t. Not right now. What you’re doing is stealing focus away from the Black Lives Matter movement and if you didn’t know it, it’s pretty darn important! So for right now, let’s all focus and work together to get rid of racism because it’s about f***ing time we do that!

Oh! Mahogany and I are snuggling close in the Art Studio photo scene by DiMi’s! You get the paintings on an easel, books on the floor, candles, crates with pillows, paper rolls and even a couple playful kittens and the rug. The rug contains single and couple animations (PG/Adult). Mahogany and I are using one of the Sweet Couple animations in the picture above. The scene is Copy/Modify and 29 LI. DiMi’s Art Studio is available right now at the Last Chance event and you can see a demo at DiMi’s mainstore.

  • Bee Designs Coastal Wall Decor
  • Build: Scarlet Creative Xander Skybox – Ground Version
Mahogany ❤️️ showing one of the single sits that are found in DiMi’s Art Studio. Thank you, love!

Stand for Justice

Yugen is participating in Stand for Justice with the beautiful Selah tree. This item is sold exclusively for the duration of the event and when it’s done it’s gone! 100% of the proceeds are donated to the Stand for Justice fundraising effort (read more below).

As usual you get four different models in the pack and low LOD versions as well for lower LI. HUD controlled texture changer for Leaf and Bark.

Also in this picture you can see the Kaori flower, also from Yugen. The pack contains three different shapes/flower clusters and a multi color HUD so you can change the color of different parts of the flower! 1-2 LI and permissions are Copy/Modify. The Kaori is available at this round of Cosmopolitan.

WHAT IS IT?

Stand for Justice is a fundraising effort in SL dedicated to raising funds that will be used as a split donation to Black Lives Matter, Black Visions Collective, Campaign Zero, the National Police Accountability Project, and a Split Bail Fund benefitting 38+ bail funds nationwide.

All items will be a 100% donation, collected by an avatar created for this purpose, StandforJusticeSL Resident.

The fundraiser started Friday, June 5th, 2020 (end date TBA).

Worth Fighting For

I used to think love wasn’t worth fighting for but when I saw you I was ready for war.

Showcasing the beautiful and versatile Angelo V-shirt from Nero. It comes in 8 different colours and is compatible with Belleza Jake, Signature Gianni & Geralt, SLink and Legacy male bodies.

From SHARP inc. I’m wearing the Viggo Septum. Viggo is a latinised form of the Old Norse name Vigge which stems from Vig (battle, fight). This means that Viggo is a warrior.

The lovely scarf is also from SHARP inc. It comes in three different sets; Earth, Mono and Sky. Each set contains two different color tones. I’m wearing the Concrete version from the Mono pack.

  • Modulus – Shelby Hat & Hair

The Gardener’s Cottage

DaD – virtual living is participating in this round of FaMESHed with the super charming Vintage Potting Bench and they’re at Uber with a stunning decor set named Rustic Garden.

I’m thrilled to welcome KOPFKINO to my blog, showcasing their Farmhouse Flair Gacha which is a previous release. KOPFKINO creates amazing decor and furniture as well as poses, be sure to check out their store!

  • DaD “Vintage Potting Bench” c/m @ FaMESHedCam 1 | Cam 2 (until June 27)
  • DaD “Rustic Garden Set” @ Uber (until June 22)
    • DaD “Rustic Garden – Bundles of beauty” c/m
    • DaD “Rustic garden – Fork planter wall- c/m
    • DaD “Rustic garden – Spade planter wall – c/m
  • DaD “Pink Hydrangea pot B” c/m v.1.0
  • KOPFKINO – Farmhouse Flair Gacha
    • KOPFKINO – Farmhouse Flair – Hutch RARE black
    • KOPFKINO – Farmhouse Flair – Breadbox
    • KOPFKINO – Farmhouse Flair – Utensils tray
    • KOPFKINO – Farmhouse Flair – Mortar and pestle
    • KOPFKINO – Farmhouse Flair – Clock black
    • KOPFKINO – Farmhouse Flair – Picture
    • KOPFKINO – Farmhouse Flair – Towel Rail
  • Nutmeg. Dreamy Pastels Rug
  • Nutmeg. Rustic Stool
  • dust bunny . woodland dreams . branch curtain
  • dust bunny . giant palm plant
  • Build: HISA – Forest Retreat