Hameau Provencal

I find myself on the French Riviera as this round of Tlalli – The Fair Around The World is in France and La Petite Vie is there with the Hameau Provençal – A beautiful French country house with accompanying decor; a shed, lavender and grass, a young pine tree and a set of various potted plants. You can create your own serene French country town, just hop on over to Tlalli before it ends December 29!

I’m showing you the house today together with the potted plants. 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 Rat Hole

Looking at this building, I don’t think they serve food here anymore. Ah, it’s a small club! The Rat Hole is a new amazing build by Never Totally Dead… I’m not sure I’d eat the food here if they have any, but the music is awesome. This build is a great addition to your urban sim, 59 Li out of the box, touch it to rez a snow cap (19 Li). The Rat Hole is available right now at Cosmopolitan.

First Snow

The first snow came in the last week of October, here in Northern Norway. We got about 30 cm (a foot) of snow overnight and it stuck. The world looked like in my picture for several days after. Have you ever tried walking Dachshunds in a foot of snow? 😅

I’m happy to inform you that the “Snow Roof add on Beachyhead House” is now available! Find it at the DaD mainstore and marketplace.

The Snow Add On is 17 Li and Copy/Mod. To use it on your Beachyhead House, rez the “Snow add on Beachyhead House”, edit the Beachyhead House and copy the position and rotation coordinates of the house to the add on.

If you don’t own it already; The Beachyhead House is two floors with windows on three sides for views to the outside and for the light to pour in. It has a large deck in front, two large sliding glass doors open into the house. The doors can be left open so that you have an open floor plan, which makes it great for entertaining. Immediately to the left are 3 steps down that lead you into another large room. Next to the stairs is the staircase going up to the second floor that has a small balcony looking down to the first floor. The second floor has a large bedroom and/or other room.

Throughout the house you have a mixture of wood, brick and solid color textures to accentuate the home. Other features included in the home is the glass wall partitions that separates the rooms below and also borders the stairs and the top balcony. The Beachyhead House is 104 Li, Copy/Mod and its footprint is 35,5×28 out of the box.

  • DaD “Beachyhead House” c/m
  • DaD “Snow add on Beachyhead House” c/m
  • LB_SilverBirch{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_RiverBirchShrub{Animated}*4Seasons
  • [ keke ] short grass . winter .
  • (Fundati) Snow covered boulders
  • Skye Stone Path
  • Skye Land Forms

The Fishing Village

Just wow… Never Totally Dead… keep amazing me with their builds and with their newest release, the Old Boat Workshop, I can add another building to my sleepy fishing village. The Old Boat Workshop is available right now at We ❤ Roleplay at a nice 25% discount! The build is Copy/Mod and 92 Li out of the box. With it you get two unlinked dock pieces (15 Li each) and a wall lamp (2 Li).

On the left of the workshop you can see a glimpse of the Seafood Market and in the background is the Old Oyster House and the Ole Captain’s booth; all by Never Totally Dead…

California Dream

I’m happy to present the Chalet Californien house, by my most recent home & garden sponsor; La Petite Vie. It’s a beautiful open plan wood house, with living and kitchen area on the ground floor and a spacious open loft for your bedroom. The windows open and sliding glass doors leads you outside from the living room to a good sized deck. The house is Copy/Mod and 71 Li out of the box. Available at SaNaRae until November 17th.

  • La Petite Vie – Chalet Californien @ SaNaRae
  • La Petite Vie – Conifere
  • LB_Grass.V4.1{Mesh}
  • Concept} 04. El Charco. SunBed B. RARE
  • Concept} 07. El Charco. Couch B, C and D
  • Concept} 10. El Charco. Glass Lamp A and C
  • Concept} 13. El Charco. Table G
  • Concept} 15. El Charco. Canopy Triangle
  • Nutmeg. Seashore Pallet & Pillows
  • Nutmeg. Seashore Canopy
  • Skye Pebble Beach
  • Skye Driftwood

The Laguna House

At this round of Uber you’ll find this amazing build by DaD; the Laguna House is luxurious, modern, spacious and has a fantastic layout, with a beautiful infinity pool (with light system) separating the two wings. I already own a couple of homes by DaD from before I started blogging for them so I knew I was in for a treat. It still blew my mind when I rezzed it on the shore, it’s so beautifully and meticulously designed and it fit perfectly where I wanted it, between the river and the sea. Its footprint is 44,6 x 38,7 so make sure you have room for this on your parcel. It’s Copy/Mod so you can resize it down but I wouldn’t recommend reducing the size too much. The Li is only 135, which really is low for a build this size and with all its features.

For the landscape I have used all Little Branch and Studio Skye items. Here’s the full list, enjoy!

  • DaD “Laguna House” @ Uber
  • LB_FiddleLeafFig{Mesh}*Potted @ Man Cave
  • LB_CrotonPlant.v1{Mesh}
  • LB_RiverBirchShrub{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_WildBerryShrub{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_SilverBirch{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_FlyAgaric_Mushrooms_Cluster.v2{Mesh}
  • LB_Snakeweed{Animated}*Summer-B
  • LB_Grass.V4.1{Mesh}
  • dust bunny . areca palm plant
  • Trompe Loeil – Jiayi Lounger
  • Nerenzo couch sofa set “Kobe”
  • Nerenzo pathway
  • Skye River / Flowing
  • Skye Enchanted Pond (modified, trees removed)

Sanctum

I wanted to create a peaceful place for us to spend some quiet time together outdoors on our parcel, yet with the option of comfort and privacy. I saw the Byron Pavillion by DaD, and it’s perfect! The Byron hanging chair and climbing ivy, also by DaD. You can find the Byron Pavillion, the Byron Hanging Chair and the Climbing Ivy at the DaD mainstore and marketplace.

Trees, plants and grass are all from Little Branch. Inside the pavillion you can see their newest release, the potted Fiddle Leaf Fig which is available right now at the Man Cave event. I will give you a closer look of it in my next blog post.

  • -DaD- “Byron Pavillon” c/m -78 Li
  • -DaD- “Byron Hanging Chair” c/m – 9 Li
  • -DaD- Climbing Ivy c/m
  • Little Branch FiddleLeafFig{Mesh}*Potted c/m @ Man Cave
  • Little Branch WildBerryShrub{Animated}*4Seasons
  • Little Branch complimentary landscaping items (when you buy a LB product, you get complimentary items included in the box. Contents vary)
    • LB_BirdFlower{Limited}
    • LB_Buffalograss{Mesh}
    • LB_OakGrass_Fall*Summer{Mesh}
  • Skye Waterfall
  • Skye Enchanted Pond (modified)

Snake Oil Doctor

Medicine shows were touring acts that peddled “miracle cure” patent medicines and other products between various entertainments. They developed from European mountebank shows and were common in the United States in the nineteenth century, especially in the Old West. They usually promoted “miracle elixirs” (sometimes referred to as snake oil), which, it was claimed, had the ability to cure disease, smooth wrinkles, remove stains, prolong life or cure any number of common ailments.

Wikipedia

At the Hallow Manor event you can buy Never Totally Dead‘s Doctor Charles Attend’s Wagon. Dr. Attend sells the patented ‘Heal Everything’ potion, a miracle cure for only 5$! The wagon is Copy/Mod and 35 Li out of the box.

The Medical Chart, also by Never Totally Dead, is a Hallow Manor hunt prize (see hunt guide below). Be careful though, the chart has an evil streak…
Check out Mahogany’s blog post for more pictures of the wagon!

  • Sander is wearing:
    • not so bad . FREDDY halloween costume
    • [Timber Creek] Old Fashioned Spectacles
    • [MF] Daniel Bento Hipster Stache
  • Mahogany is wearing:
    • [Timber Creek] The Ruth McCoy Complete Ensemble

Hallow Manor Hunter’s Guide

When you arrive at Hallow Manor, you enter the gates to find a winding alley of goods that have been created with the macabre and frightful in mind. Once you have purchased everything your little black heart desires, you will enter the grounds of Hallow Manor’s cemetery, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the old estate.

You will have an opportunity to purchase a HUD in order to search for the lost keys to unlock the hidden prize room, or, if you so wish, purchase a master key HUD, to bi-pass the hunt.

WARNING:  THIS IS NOT A HUNT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.  

Keys move every 6 hours, and you must be within 15 meters of a key for it to register on your HUD.

HOW TO HUNT:

Buy a HUD at the event. There are three levels of HUDs.

BRONZE: (price: 50L) This HUD is for those who want to hunt for 10 keys. The keys can be hidden anywhere in the event area. You find the key and touch it. The HUD will record your touch. You can not touch the same key twice. You must be within at least 15 meters of the key for it to register. Once you have found 10 keys, they will unlock a single prize of your choice in the prize area. Once you have claimed your prize, the HUD will be deactivated. You will buy one Bronze HUD for every prize you would like to win.

SILVER: (price: 150L) This HUD is for those who want to get a prize but do not want to hunt for 10 keys. This HUD will automatically unlock one prize of your choice in the secret prize room. Once you have redeemed your prize, the HUD will be deactivated. You will buy one Silver HUD for every prize you would like to open without having to hunt.

GOLD: (price: 5000L) This HUD is for those who want all the prizes NOW! No hunting is involved. Just buy the HUD and teleport to the secret prize room to collect all of the prizes being offered and enjoy!

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!