Witching Hour

Tis the witching hour of night,
Orbed is the moon and bright. And
the stars they glisten, glisten.
Seeming with bright eyes to listen-
For what listen they?

John Keats

Over at Uber you can find both the Grafitti Banyan Tree by The Little Branch and the Scary House by DaD. The Witches Cauldron scene is available at the HJM Designs mainstore.

You need a spooky house you said? DaD’s Scary House is certainly spooky but it’s also charming! 90 Li and Copy/Mod, it comes with or without chimney smoke and it also has a snow addon.

The detailed textures and carvings on the bark are why the tree from Little Branch was named Graffiti; many visitors who have seen these trees have felt compelled to leave their marks on this majestic old tree. For the tree in my picture, they probably did that mostly during day time… Straight out of the box the tree is 22 Li, but as it’s Copy/Mod you can adapt it to suit your needs.

HJM Designs’ Witches Cauldron Scene is the perfect Halloween decoration for your yard. The witches animate on touch. 18 Li Copy/Mod.

  • LB_GrafittiBanyanTree{Animated}*4Seasons @ Uber
    • LB_BirdFlower{Limited} (complimentary item)
    • LB_Buffalograss{Mesh} (complimentary item)
  • LB_RedBudBush{Animated}*2Seasons} (GG)
  • DaD “Scary House” @ Uber
  • DaD “Let’s Party skully Anne” @ Salem
  • HJM Designs Witches Cauldron Scene
  • [MF] Giant full moon
  • (Fundati) Moss covered boulders

Quiet Before The Storm

This is not a weather report, although growing up on an island in the Atlantic Ocean automatically makes you watch the weather closely. I’m proud to showcase another fantastic build by Never Totally Dead… Azure & Son Seafood Co. has been on the docks since 1930 and you can see that it has lived through a few coastal storms. It is beautifully textured inside and out. The Seafood Market build is 74 Li and Copy/Mod. You can find it at this round of Cosmopolitan!

Imagining Provence

What does summer in Provence look like? In my imagination it looks something like this. I’ve never been there but when I try to imagine what it looks like, I can almost feel the warm Mediterranean air, I can see the lavender fields and blooming flower bushes, stone houses with Roman style tile roofs, walled villages, cobblestone roads and old men playing Bocce.

All the buildings in this picture, including the Bocce game, the makeshift table, the tray with apéro, the urns and the lavender field are part of Never Totally Dead‘s ‘A Walk in Provence’ gacha. You can play this gacha at their mainstore!

The beautiful Vintage Wrought Patio tables and chairs is available at the CHEZ MOI mainstore. The chairs contain single and couple (PG) animations, automatic prop rezzer and texture change options upon touch.

The fantastic looking trees are all from The Little Branch and you can see the Southern Magnolia Shrub and the Tulip Tree in this picture. The trees are extremely life like and animated like a gentle breeze is blowing and upon touch you get a season changer menu so you can easily change from summer to autumn. You know it’s time for that now! The Magnolia Shrub is available at the Ark event (last day today!) and the Tulip Tree is at the Sense event until October 8th.

  • The Little Branch SouthernMagnoliaShrub{Animated}*4Seasons @ Ark (last day)
  • The Little Branch LB_TulipTree.v2{Animated}4Seasons @ Sense
  • The Little Branch LB_Buffalograss{Mesh}
  • Vintage Wrought Patio Set * CHEZ MOI
  • Never Totally Dead… A Walk in Provence Gacha Set
    • Lou Mas (Rare)
    • Lou Caseto
    • Lou Bouvau
    • Lou Gabian
    • Lou Lavadou
    • Lou Bocho
    • Lou Vas
    • Lou Bancihoun
    • wall ciccadas decor
    • Apero Pastis dispenser
    • Lavender field
  • Skye Stone Path
  • GCS Bush roses in pot
  • GOOSE – Willow tree bench
  • Nutmeg. His Bike

Fall Celebration

Let’s take a trip to the countryside, breathe the crisp Autumn air, stay at the Stonehill Cottage for the apple harvest and have some home made cider by the firepit. Ahhhh…

The Stonehill Cottage by Galland Homes is a spacious one-bedroom cottage with an open floorplan on both levels. The cottage is original mesh, materials enabled, 88 LI, has windows that open on touch and is copy/mod.

Next to the cottage we have the Freeman Greenhouse, also by Galland Homes. It’s original mesh design, materials enabled and has a LI of 25.

For the celebration part, I’ve included the Riverdale Hay Set and the Cider Bar by CHEZ MOI. The Hay Couch comes packed with single and couple animations (PG or Adult) and the firepit includes options to turn smoke on or off, as well as the fire and sound fx. The Cider Bar dispenses temporary attached cider props to you and your friends!

  • Galland Homes – Stonehill Cottage
  • Galland Homes – Freeman Greenhouse
  • Riverdale Hay Set (Couch and Firepit) CHEZ MOI
  • Cider Bar Set CHEZ MOI
  • AS Bel air 1957 aqua
  • cinphul // animated curtains
  • Nutmeg. Laundry Day Clothesline
  • Nutmeg. Laundry Day Clutter
  • Nutmeg. Country House Bench w/Sage Blanket
  • Nutmeg&RK Poses. Old Stool w/Cloth Decor (Group Gift)
  • Nutmeg. Midsummer Brunch Cherry Box
  • Nutmeg. Midsummer Brunch Eggs & Milk
  • MADRAS Apple Basket (Free Gift)
  • [ keke ] garden ladder . white
  • [ keke ] stringed garden lights
  • [ keke ] still falling rowan arch
  • [ keke ] blow me away rowan leaves
  • [ keke ] small leaf bush . all seasons
  • [ keke ] fall oak leaves . whirling
  • [ keke ] short grass . fall
  • LB_AppleTreev2{4Seasons}
  • LB_SilverBirch{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_MysticBirch{4Seasons}
  • LB_WeepingWIillowShrub.v1{Animated}*4Seasons
  • (Fundati) Boulders
  • Skye Stone Path

Le Boudoir – The Little House of the Queen

Le Boudoir by NTD is an incredibly well made replica of the real Le Boudoir at the Hameau de la Reine in Versaille; nicknamed “the little house of the Queen” because Marie Antoinette would retire here by herself or with one or two of her friends. Get your own Le Boudoir for your sim or parcel at this round of Cosmopolitan, starting September 9!

Le Boudoir is 54 Li, copy/mod, and comes with a fence kit, texture changer HUD for the panel walls inside, fireplace and a hanging candle lantern.
  • Never Totally Dead… Le Boudoir @ Cosmopolitan
  • TLG FF2017 – DP Ruined Well
  • Fleuriste*AmphoreVENUS red
  • Nutmeg. His Bike
  • Nutmeg. Backyard Stool
  • Nutmeg. Lovers Bench
  • LB_Hibiscus_Shrub{Animated}
  • LB_MysticOak{4Seasons}*Animated
  • LB_RedBudBush{Animated}*2Seasons}
  • LB_AppleTreev2{4Seasons}
  • LB_WildOak.v2{4Seasons}*Animated
  • Skye Stone Path
  • .:Tm:.Creation Wild Grass v2
  • (Fundati) Boulders

Hippie Campers

New from CHEZ MOI and available exclusively right now at Cosmopolitan, is the Hippie Mini Trailer. It contains a HUD controlled texture changer with nine different options for the blanket/curtain and you can choose between ten different colours for the trailer. PG or Adult version, filled with adjustable single and couple animations with prop rezzer. You can also touch the attached cooler for a drinks menu that dispenses ‘wearable’ and temp attached drink props, which means no inventory clutter for you or your guests.

At the Never Totally Dead… mainstore and marketplace you can find Madame VavaRoom’s Van. Please observe that the van is an… Adult item. Containing some uhm, adult decor 😉

My campsite wouldn’t be a proper campsite without a campfire. I’ve used the Campfire Wood Benches CHEZ MOI for this and voila, it looks pretty amazing! You can find this item at the CHEZ MOI mainstore and marketplace.

  • Hippie Mini Trailer CHEZ MOI @ Cosmopolitan
  • Campfire Wood Benches CHEZ MOI
  • Never Totally Dead… Madame VavaRoom’s Van
  • -Nomi-Dreamland Deco Set- Banner and Dreamcatcher – Light Purple
  • LB_MysticBirch{4Seasons}
  • LB_GoldenBirch{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_Hibiscus_Shrub{Animated}
  • LB_Hill-v1{Low Li}
  • LB_Buffalograss{Mesh}
  • (Fundati) Moss covered boulders
  • AA Country Road

Rum Sunset

Little kisses
just because
…are the best.

Ba Mwen En Ti bo

I’ve been spending all of my SL summer in the tropics and I love it! Ba Mwen En Ti Bo, “Give Me A Little Kiss”, is the name of this charming rum bar by Never Totally Dead… and it’s their prize for the Skull-n-Bones hunt that’s open August 18th – September 18th. When the hunt ends, the prize will be gone! Feel free to play the whole hunt, or just visit the NTD store to grab the prize! it’s up to you! You can find info, hints, etc at the store! Happy hunting!

Flying carpet: Never Totally Dead…

Oh yeah, and if you’re not allergic to rum like someone I know… you can make your own Rum Sunset…

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. orange juice
  • 3 oz. light rum
  • 2 tbsp. grenadine
  • lime slices, for garnish

Directions

  1. Combine orange juice and rum. Set aside 1/3 of the mixture.
  2. Pour 2/3 of the orange juice mixture into 2 ice-filled glasses. Set aside.
  3. Mix reserved orange juice and rum with 2 tbsp. grenadine. Slowly pour into each glass so it settles on the bottom, creating an ombré effect.
  4. Garnish with lime slices.

Recipe snatched from http://www.delish.com

  • I’m wearing:
    • # 18 ARCBACK Trendy @ TMD
      • Hat
      • Sunglasses
      • Necklace
      • Bracelet
      • Belt
      • Shirt
      • Jeans

Higher Love

Gelato Car and Sunset Bistro CHEZ MOI. Outfits by Allure Couture. As always, you can click on each image to view a HQ version.

I’m happy to showcase several new releases today! Let’s start off with the most adorable ice cream vendor ever; the Gelato Car by CHEZ MOI, available at this round of Cosmopolitan which ends August 24th. Upon touch it gives you a wide selection of flavours to choose from and hands you temp attached ice cream. CHEZ MOI also just released the Sunset Bistro set – The lovely bistro table and chairs, comes with decor that upon touch gives you a temp attached cup of coffee. The set also comes with a texture changer HUD where you can mix and match the colours of the metal and chair cushions. You get one linked set of table and two chairs with a multitude of single and couple animations and automatic prop rezzer, and you can rez as many single chairs as you like, each containing 37 single animations. The Sunset Bistro set is available at the CHEZ MOI mainstore and marketplace.

Allure Couture has new mainstore releases out for both men and women and I’m wearing the Luca Slack Outfit; consists of slacks, shirt and shoes. The outfit comes in 7 different colours or as a fatpack.

The hat I’m wearing is part of the new release from ARCBACK; the # 18 Trendy set, available now at The Mens Dept. I’ll show you more of this outfit in my next blog post.

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.

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