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!

Rhythm

…So you see our very existence is a rhythm, of waking and sleeping, eating and moving, and that’s all we’re doing. Just consider what we do everyday. What’s it all about? Does it really mean anything? Does it go anywhere? It’s just we keep wanting to do this kind of a ‘hoop-dee-da’. So you can get a certain vision of life, where everything is seen to be a complex pattern of rhythm.

Alan Watts

New at Jess Poses Marketplace are 7 Hip Hop Bento poses; there are 2 couple poses and 5 male poses! Mahogany and I are finding the rhythm with the Hip Hop Couple 1 pose right here.
Also be sure to check out the amazing tattoos by CAROL G. The Time Male TaTToo comes in black or colour and you can find it at the CAROL G Mainstore!

  • Pose: Jess Poses – Hip Hop Couple 1 *NEW* @ Marketplace
  • Sander is wearing:
    • Time Male TaTToo Black [CAROL G] @ Mainstore
    • ::GB:: Strap mesh cap
    • ::GB:: Sweat line pants
    • ::GB:: 2Line sox
    • ::GB:: Flap sneakers
  • Mahogany is wearing: (will be updated later when I know what she is wearing :p )

Dog Days…

dog days plural noun

Definition of dog days

1: the period between early July and early September when the hot sultry weather of summer usually occurs in the northern hemisphere

2: a period of stagnation or inactivity

Merriam Webster
ARCBACK Denim Shorts and Polo Shirt

Did you know?

Dogs aren’t the only creatures uncomfortable in oppressive heat, so why does a dog get singled out in dog days? The dog here is actually the Dog Star, which is also called Sirius. The star has long been associated with sultry weather in the northern hemisphere because it rises simultaneously with the sun during the hottest days of summer. In the ancient Greek constellation system, this star (called Seirios in Greek) was considered the hound of the hunter Orion and was given the epithet Kyon, meaning “dog.” The Greek writer Plutarch referred to the hot days of summer as hēmerai kynades (literally, “dog days”), and a Latin translation of this expression as dies caniculares is the source of our English phrase.

  • Wearing:
  • Also in the scene:
    • JIAN Wonky Weenies :: Ducky PJs, Bunny PJs and Cute AF PJs Wanderers
    • LB_Hibiscus_Shrub{Animated}
    • ~ASW~ The Curious Garden Ground Cover
    • ~ASW~ The Crimson Cay Beach Grass
    • .:Tm:.Creation ~Wild Grass Red Flowers
  • Pose: <K&S> ~No problem~

The Float House – Interior

Click image for HQ version.

If you read my previous blog post you already know that The Float House is tiny. It’s one small room, with open doors on either side. I didn’t have to decorate the inside to show off the house, but the moment I saw it I knew I was going to do it. The Float House is perfect for spending a day on the shore; do some fishing and prepare it right there on the deck and maybe even stay the night and enjoy a morning swim in the sea. Sounds perfect to me.

This post is not sponsored by Nutmeg. I just love their designs and my inventory contains quite a lot of their stuff and, hell yes, I’m going to use them in my blog from time to time.

For pictures of The Float House exterior please see this post.

  • Never Totally Dead… The Float House @ Mainstore
  • Nutmeg. Seashore Pallet & Pillows
  • Nutmeg. Seashore Large Bowl
  • Nutmeg. Seashore Bowl Stack
  • Nutmeg. Seashore Pitcher
  • Nutmeg. Dacha Old Wooden Chest
  • Nutmeg. Country House Bench w/Grey Blanket
  • Nutmeg. Disarray Round Wooden Table w/Cloth
  • Nutmeg. Disarray Old Pitcher Lamp Linen
  • Nutmeg. Disarray Iron Wine Rack
  • hive // hanging devil’s ivy plant . dark

Coastal Sunset

I think I’m going to stay on the coast for the duration of the summer. It’s really nice, not too hot, and take a look at this cute little float house I found today by Never Totally Dead! Decorated with hanging wall planters by HJM Designs and interior decor by Nutmeg (I’ll show you a picture of that later in a post by itself).
The Float House comes with a chair containing single sits (the chair is unlinked so you can move it around) and the house has a resizer menu on touch. I’m showing the original size, which has a Land Impact of 32.
HJM Designs have made 5 different versions of The Bucket Wall Planters, I’ve used the Mixed Flowers and the Hanging Plant. The planters also come with an animated butterfly or bee, you turn the animation on or off by touching them. You can also change the texture of the wood by touching that; light or dark versions.

Heatwave

75° F in Northern Norway feels like this. It’s been like this for three whole days! It’s nice though, I’m going to enjoy it while it lasts because the average summer temperature where I live is 53° F.
Today I’m featuring the Raphael Shorts which is a new mainstore release by FKD Fashion for Men. It’s compatible with the Michael Tank and the Gabriel Button Shirt and you can colour match them as well. FKD items are fitted for Jake, Gianni and Slink bodies.

  • [FKD] RAPHAEL SHORTS *NEW* @ Mainstore
  • [FKD] MICHAEL TANK @ Mainstore
  • DUFAUX – belleza jake 2.0 – flip flops
  • !NFINITY Luca Choker
  • MINIMAL – Lovers Ring [JAKE] -Silver- R
  • Vango. Oscar Hair
  • WRONG Beer
  • Pose by WRONG