Summer Getaway

Showcasing some wonderful creations by Dutchie today and as many of you I’m sure are aware, Dutchie founder Froukje Hoorenbeek is going to be unable to create this summer while recovering from back surgery (fractured vertebrae). To help pay for her post surgery rehabilitation Froukje has extended her marketplace offerings with several item bundles on sale; make sure to check them out if you’re looking for decor items for your home or sim.

Dutchie’s waterfront cottages are highly detailed traditional little wooden cottages with a unique architectural style and open plan layout, named after a beautiful lake area with marshes, grasslands & reed beds, popular for swimming and water sports. The cottages originally came in 3 colors: Raspberry, Sage, and Cornflower but Dutchie has now made a white version which is on sale at 50% on the Dutchie marketplace over the summer.

I’m only carrying the Dutchie lifebuoy ring (it floats and has sit animations) because that was the best way to also show the Vin Shorts by ERAUQS that I’m wearing. The Vin Shorts come in several colors and prints and are compatible with Belleza Jake (shown on me), Legacy and Gianni male mesh bodies. Just do it, guys, sag them shorts just a little and show a bit of underwear!

Decor:

  • Dutchie Special Edition Waterfront Cottage Loosdrecht
  • Dutchie mesh life buoys
  • Dutchie mesh garden set for 2 (also available for 4)

I’m wearing:


More Dutchie bundles below:

There’s also some Adult bundles on her Marketplace page if you have that option enabled!

An Expression of Love

Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.

Marc Chagall

The 3some Chaise by Lalou is now available in the Lalou mainstore. It comes packed with smooth animations; Solo, F/M, F/F, M/M, FFM, MMF, FFF, with many new combinations and animations. Matching the textures and style of the Mistress Chaise and the texture change HUD gives you 10 different color textures for the chaise and the pillows (separately) and 7 leg textures. Only 7 LI. Animations: 490 in Femdom variant, 331 in Maledom variant. For 1 to 3 sitters. Copy/Modify.

The ‘Inspired’ art clutter decoration is a new in-house release by KOPFKINO. It’s available in two versions. 4 LI Copy/Modify.

The Dutchie Mesh Trenchcoat on Hanger is a new addition to Dutchie’s collection of clothes decor, available in the inworld store and on the Second Life Marketplace. Read more in Dutchie’s blog.

  • PANIQ – Let The Be Light Shelf
  • Mithral * Scindapsus Pictus Display
  • =CaD= Clip Frame (add your own photos)

Let’s Eat!

It’s time for desserts, bon appétit! With Cinoe’s comeback to creating in Second Life and then inviting me back to their blogging team I just can’t help myself; I’m setting up this scene for decor and food only. The Role of Bees dishes look so delicious, I’m getting hungy just writing about them. You get pancakes, cream pie and pear pie served on a tray in a small pan. Touch the food to get utensils and eating animation (works while seated).

  • Nutmeg. French Cafe Plant
  • Nutmeg. French Cafe Bonus Plant
  • Nutmeg. Disarray Newspapers & Hat
  • MINIMAL – Cuba Car -11- Old Blue

Keep it Sweet

…like lemonade.

Serve the best lemonade this spring and summer with the Spring Juice 2022 from No. 59. The set includes 3 delicious lemonade flavors; each with a tray with a couple of drinks, a wooden box with a couple of bottles, both acts as dispensers, and a glass for you to wear permanently on the avatar. The No. 59 Spring Juice is available right now at Equal10.

The outfit I’m wearing is the Dustin outfit by Hoorenbeek; one of the new releases this spring in their line of cool ready-to-wear outfits. Complete and perfectly color coordinated from top to toe. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!


  • “KIller’s” Deep Sea Party Bar

Provenance

History can promote sales but if you buy a famous historical house you should darn well make sure you can afford renovations and upkeep. Al Capone’s Miami beach house was saved last year from demolition by a local campaign to preserve the estate after its owner announced he was going to have it torn down in favour of a modern build.

The stunning Palm Ave pool house from La Petite Vie is on sale at this round of Cosmopolitan. A pool house with provenance but at a reasonable price!

There’s pink champagne on sale over at No. 59 for Wanderlust Weekend and if you haven’t been yet you should definitely check out the goods at this round of Men Only before it ends on May 15th.

  • No. 59 Planberger Pinki 20cl BottleBox

Sander is wearing:

  • EGX. BOM Nelson hairbase (EVO X) @ MEN ONLY (through May 15)

Pose:

The Sunshine of My Life

If you’re thinking about creating a new outdoor sitting area for this summer, you’d want to take a look at Dutchie’s Outdoor Lounge Set which is now available at the Dutchie store and marketplace. The sofa comes in 3 sections, each containing a couple’s menu so in total it can seat 6 avatars. The touch menu offers 6 different cushion fabric colors and 4 different wood options. The sofa comes in PG and adult FM, FF, and MM versions. Read more on Dutchie’s blog.

If you want to know if a man is well dressed, look down. His shoes will give you insight to his taste and preferences and much more. I just love my new double monk strap shoes from Lapointe & Bastchild. Sophisticated in appearance, easy slip-off design. A versatile footwear choice, monk strap shoes look great with everything from a suit to jeans and shorts, which ensures they never go out of style. The L&B Swear Gage Monk Strap Shoes fatpack gives you 41 colors including both plain toe and burnished, rubbed toe styles. Optional socks.

I’m wearing:

  • L&B Swear Gage Monk Strap Shoes @ Alpha (through May 18)
  • L&B Swear Jett Chinos
  • L&B Swear Bryant Shirt w/Tee – Graphics
  • L&B * JAKEfit* Swear Jett Coin Necklace

Other items used:

  • -Belleza- Mesh Body Jake
  • / HEAD / lel EvoX JON 3.1
  • Vango. Joseph
  • -MONCADA PARIS- Malcom Eyewear
  • dust bunny . smoothie time . smoothies
  • dust bunny . fiddle leaf tree
  • DaD “Bamboo Divider”

Doo-Wop

Are the stars out tonight, I don’t know if it’s cloudy or bright, I only have eyes for you dear.

The Flamingos – I only have eyes for you

Both Mahogany and I love 50’s styles and fashion and the doo-wop. So when I was supposed to feature the Ice Cream Neon sign by Sari-Sari in a blog post, which comes in a regular and a retro version… We definitely hopped on over to Anthem, where the sign is on sale right now, to “have a look around”. We definitely purchased just about everything there. Then of course, we definitely had to include some of the items in this picture along with the ice cream sign. Mahogany’s hair, glasses and dress can all be found at Anthem. Go, go, go, get ready for the Sock Hop!

Decor:

Sander is wearing:

  • NO.MATCH_NO.SECOND. (male)
  • !NFINITY Luca Choker
  • L&B Swear Jett Short Sleeve Vintage
  • L&B Swear Jett Chinos

Mahogany is wearing:

  • Camo Etta Braids @ Anthem (through April 30)
  • Moncada Paris Monroe Eyewear @ Anthem (through April 30)
  • Pixicat Ruby Dress @ Anthem (through April 30)
  • MJN Melanin Magic (Gloss) Lipstick
  • N. Kolour Maitreya Medium Square Mesh Nails
  • Cae Simplicity Pearls Earrings and Necklace

Other items used:

  • CONNORBOY26 V8 DINER BUILDING
  • POSE BY FOCUS POSES: Vintage Car Couples Poses

Dress Code: Black Tie

Introducing the Classic Bar by No. 59 which is a new release out now at the Equal10 event. Included in the set: bar, bar stool, hanging light and some decorative bottles. Devices such as espresso machine or beverage dispenser are not included and must be purchased separately. Everything shown in the bar in this picture can be found in the No. 59 store.

There is no fashion trend that can measure up to the classic tuxedo and this is also why a tuxedo is the only option when the dress code is ‘Black Tie’. Now, it doesn’t have to be black but it has to be a tuxedo and for it to really count you have to wear the bow tie. So now you know.

A Little Bird Told Me..

Duk Apparel is participating in this round of the Man Cave event with the Jason collection; a snuggly knitted cardigan with hands in pocket, equally snuggly oversized plaid pants and a vest tee (not shown in picture). Available for Legacy Meshbody.

I did quit blogging home & garden products but it’s a new home from La Petite Vie, guys, I just can’t not blog it! The Casa Cristina is a beautiful contemporary Mexican style house. It has a living area and a bedroom and between the two is the walled in pool area. I love it. This gorgeous house is available at Bloom at 40% off during the event.

Also at Bloom is the Outdoor Sink from Sari-Sari; a big, vintage farmhouse sink for washing dishes or potting plants (decor only). Includes a wooden sink tray (unlinked) to put your decor on.

JIAN Pets updated their Green Cheek Conure to a Conures collection with 6 new conure colors in addition to the green cheek one and they’ve also added an always-flying companion and wanderer versions! These new versions are already available in redelivery updates of our green cheek conure if you already own it. If you don’t already own it they are on sale this weekend at the JIAN Pets mainstore.

  • JIAN Conures (UPDATED – mainstore sale this weekend!)

Old School

I’m working my way towards a break from home & garden blogging with this and one more post containing furniture and decor. There will be a change in my blogging going forward as I’ll be focusing mostly on avatar related creations like fashion and accessories. It takes a lot of time for me to set up a decor scene and then blogging it and right now I don’t have that amount of time available. So after my next post there will be no more pure h&g posts on here until time hopefully again allows me to do them again.

Wearing:

  • [ hoorenbeek ] NG Outfit – Dwayne
  • No59 Gin Glass B PermaWear (GET No. 59 GIN SUMMER RIGHT NOW FOR WANDERLUST @ MAINSTORE)
  • [ kunst ] – Sailor pipe

Scene:

  • Muniick – Roebling Lounge Gramophone 6 Piece Set
    • Muniick – Roebling Lounge Vintage Gramophone
    • Muniick – Roebling Lounge Gramophone Cabinet
    • Muniick – Roebling Lounge Stack of Classic Records
    • Muniick – Roebling Lounge Classique A Lancienne Watercolor
    • Muniick – Roebling Lounge Vin Rouge Watercolor
    • Muniick – Roebling Lounge Aged Chandelier (not shown)
  • Muniick Roebling Leather Club Armchair w/Blanket
  • NTD – Valpennac Curtains
  • NTD – Applique Flore
  • ..::THOR::.. Smokin’ Mountains Pipe Holder
  • [ kunst ] – Ashtray
  • Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 1
  • Hisa Van Der Linde Estate