Beer and Conversation

I’m getting ready to take a week off, not only from work but also blogging as I’m going to visit M. Yay! I just let that sink in one more time, ha ha. One of the things, there are several, just saying, but one of the things I’m looking forward to is our conversations over meals or drinks. This brings me to an item I really want to show you before I leave.

No. 59 is releasing the F-Class Beer Tap, to match their F-Class Espresso Machine. The beer tap comes in 6 different looks/colours, each in two different versions; with Experience or regular prop attachment. Read the attached notecard for how to add Experience to your land/parcel.

Choose between six types of beer by touching the tap. It then rezzes a mug and you can watch as it pours you your beer of choice. When it’s done pouring, a mug is automatically attached to your hand (with Experience) or it asks to give you the beer (regular prop attach). The mug comes with a hold and drink animation that works together with your AO. The F-Class Beer Tap will be available at this upcoming round of the Man Cave event, opening January 17th!

  • No59 Beer on Tap F-Class Black B Exp @ Man Cave (Jan 17 – Feb 11)

I Dream of Spring

This world is filled with frozen lovers
The sheets of their beds are frightfully cold
And I’ve slept there in the snow with others
Yet loved no others before


These cold dark places
Places I’ve been
In cold dark places
I dream of spring

K.D. Lang – I Dream of Spring

“Be a person who can dream about Spring in the dead of Winter”, said Debasish Mridha. While I do think winter is beautiful, when it’s crisp and clear and the snow covers a frozen landscape. Today is not such a day, or rather, this whole past week. Instead of fresh powdery snow, we have sleet, slush and sticky grit. So I dream of spring; the warmth of the sun, budding trees, flowers in bloom, Dachshund puppies with clean bellies… and You and I, we are always together in my dreams.

  • GOOSE – Pergola and privacy screen @ TMD (until Jan 31)
    • GOOSE – Wooden pergola c/m (Footprint: 15 x 9, 18 LI)
    • GOOSE – Privacy screen c/m (4 LI)
  • Refuge – Spring Gala Set
    • Refuge – Spring Gala Table Purple c/m (3 LI)
    • Refuge – Spring Gala Chair Purple c/m (3 LI)
    • Refuge – Spring Gala Table Light Purple c/m (1 LI)
    • Refuge – Spring Gala Flags and Lights Purple c/m (1 LI)
  • Refuge – Ren Lantern – purple c/m (4 LI)
  • Aphrodite/Heart Homes Classic Piano
    • Classic Piano w/stool c/m (8 LI)
    • Musical Notes Book (2 LI)
  • LB_TulipTree.v2{Animated}4Seasons c/m
  • LB_WeepingWIillowShrub.v2{Animated}*4Seasons c/m
  • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}SeasonsSoft c/m
  • [ keke ] small leaf bush . all seasons . soft
  • [ keke ] fluffy grass . fall
  • (Fundati) Rocks and Boulders

Evening Escape

Disconnect and snuggle up.

Hallway, bedroom or kitchen, The Cornwall Set by Barley Home & Decor is perfect for creating any cozy space. It consists of a antique dresser with puzzle drawers, a hanging shelf and decor (pottery, candles and repurposed art). The decor is unlinked so you can use them anywhere. There are three different texture options for the dresser; Burgundy, Charcoal and Pale. Find the Cornwall Set at N21!

  • Barley – Cornwall Set c/m @ N21 (until Jan 12)
    • Barley Cornwall Set – Charcoal Dresser
    • Barley – Cornwall Set – Hanging Shelf
  • Cotton Flower Jar CHEZ MOI c/m
  • DaD – Climbing Ivy – seasons – c/m
  • Nutmeg. Warm Respite Set
    • Messy Armchair
    • Books
    • Lamp
  • Nutmeg. Disarray Old Jar Plant
  • Nutmeg. Vintage Small Table
  • Vintage Touch Old Roses Teacup
  • Vintage Touch Antique Library Phone

A Long Winter

We’re not even half way through January and I’m already waiting for Spring. It’s a while still, until April, which is when we can maybe start seeing any signs of Spring here. We might even get a couple of feet of snow in April so the patience game is real now!

The Young Ginkgo Tree by The Little Branch is lightly animated and comes with a season changer menu. You can just touch it and the menu pops up and you can change from Winter to Spring in just a couple of seconds. It’s Land Impact is 7 out of the box but as it’s Copy/Modify you can resize it to fit your needs. The Young Ginkgo Tree is available at the January round of Equal10 which opens today!

Want a small, open plan house with panorama view? The DaD Glass House is small, only 18.2x 11.2 and 37 Li (resizable, Copy/Mod). It even has a round window in the ceiling so when it’s not covered with snow you can watch the stars from the comfort of your living room. Touch any of the switches inside the house to turn on or off the snowy windows. The snow roof add on is sold separately. You can find the house and the snow add on in the DaD mainstore and marketplace.

  • LB_YoungGinkgoTree{Animated}*4Seasons @ Equal10 (Jan 10 – Feb 9)
  • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}SeasonsSoft
  • DaD “Glass House” c/m
    • DaD “Snow add on Glass House” c/m
  • GOOSE – Snowy sidewalks
  • NOMAD // Snow Landscaping Set

Loft Living

The NoHo Loft/Skybox by DaD is a modern grunge industrial inspired loft that maximizes space by utilizing the open floor concept, with large windows that provides natural lighting and built-in storage under the stairs leading to the mezzanine level. This is also Woofer’s favourite hideout. Aesthetically pleasing design with features like steel piping throughout and wood beams that gives comfort and ease style of living within a small footprint (28.2×17.5 resizable). It’s Land Impact is 103. The NoHo Loft is available at this round of FaMESHed.

Complementing the loft, DaD also just released the NoHo Living Set. The set includes a sofa with plush cushions in a soft black color encased by distressed wood adorned with steel piping. The table is a match piece with the top made from the same worn distressed wood and steel piping legs. Two textured rugs completes the entire set to give you comfort, warmth and a style that never goes out of fashion. The NoHo Living Set PG and Adult versions are available right now at Anthem!

And since we’re decorating an industrial loft, why not use the GOOSE Industrial Caged Lamps Set? The set consists of a hanging lamp, a standing lamp and a table lamp, with metal and wood details. Turns on/off by Touch. Copy/Modify. The lamps are available at the GOOSE mainstore and marketplace.

  • DaD NoHo Loft/Skybox c/m @ FaMESHed (until Jan 27)
  • DaD NoHo Living Set c/m @ Anthem (until Jan 30)
    • NoHo Sofa (10 Li)
    • NoHo Coffee Table (4 Li)
    • NoHo Rugs (3 Li)
  • GOOSE Industrial Caged Lamp Set
    • GOOSE – Caged hanging lamp (1 Li)
    • GOOSE – Caged standing lamp (1 Li)
    • GOOSE – Caged table lamp (1 Li)
  • LB_FiddleLeafFig{Mesh}*Potted
  • Adore King Bed Set * CHEZ MOI @ Cosmopolitan (until Jan 11)

Other items used:

  • -David Heather-Industrio Magazine Bin
  • -David Heather-Industrio Big Pile of Magazines
  • -David Heather-Balla Laptop
  • -David Heather-Headset
  • -David Heather-Balla Backpack
  • -David Heather-Balla Bags
  • -David Heather-Sneaker Box Open
  • -David Heather-Basketball
  • KraftWork Private Rail Car Bourbon Bottle
  • KraftWork Private Rail Car Bourbon Glass
  • Apple Fall Books & Map
  • Apple Fall Magazine Files
  • Apple Fall Industrial Sideboard
  • Apple Fall ‘Strength’ Fragment
  • VKC Wicker Dogbed DogPaws
  • [sau]Tooldog[5]
  • APS Travel Poster – Norway [framed]

January

It’s not exactly looking like winter outside my house right now, but this is how January usually looks where I’m from and if you’re wondering, yes it usually takes a while for the plow trucks to clear all the roads after the nightly snowfall. The rainstorm I’m experiencing right now is a blizzard just a little further north. I talked to my mum on New Year’s Eve and she’d given up shovelling snow for the day; she lit the fireplace and settled down indoors for the rest of the evening.

At Uber you can find a new release by The Little Branch; the Forest Pansy Tree. While it is the perfect tree for small gardens and courtyards, it is also found in open woodlands, thickets, woodland margins, limestone glades and along rocky streams and bluffs. The tree is lightly animated, 6 Li out of the box but it’s Copy/Modify so you can scale it down, or up, to fit your needs. Touch it for a season changer menu.

The Blue Hour

Twilight Hour. Indian blue, water of glass, trees glistening and liquescent.

Henry Miller

My last post this year and I’m dedicating it to a natural phenomenon which is called The Blue Hour. Where I live, we experience this light, during the Polar Night, in the middle of the day when the sun is at its highest yet still below the horizon. It’s magical and no picture can do it justice.

Contemporary casual comfort is what you get with the Nolan Living Set by DaD. The set consists of a sofa, armchair and pouf and you’ll find plenty of single-, friends- and couples (PG and Adult) animations in either. Customize the look with the texture changer HUD.

Outside the big glass windows of the DaD Glass House, you can see a new release by Little Branch; the Forest Pansy Tree. It’s a beautiful addition to your garden or sim, lightly animated as if swaying to a gentle breeze and it has a season changing menu upon Touch. I will give you a closer look of it in another blog post because I already have a great idea for a picture.

You can find both the DaD Nolan Living Set and the Little Branch Forest Pansy Tree at this round of Uber.

I’d like to give a warm welcome and a huge thank you to my newest H&G sponsor, Refuge. The first time I saw the Spark Lamps, which is a previous release, I thought they looked absolutely amazing and I wanted to show them to you too in case you missed them earlier. They come in different sizes and with three choices of metal, you can even choose with or without the shimmer effect. As a center light I’ve used the Cosmo Lighting, also by Refuge; it comes in gold or silver and the light strings has the same animated shimmer effect it looks beautiful. You can find the lamps at the Refuge mainstore!

  • DaD “Nolan Living Set” @ Uber (until Jan 22)
    • DaD “Nolan Sofa” (13 Li)
    • DaD “Nolan Armchair” (8 Li)
    • DaD “Nolan Pouf” (3 Li)
  • Little Branch Forest Pansy Tree {Animated}*4Seasons @ Uber (until Jan 22)
  • Refuge – Spark Lamps
  • Refuge – Cosmo Lighting
  • Dahlia – Denmark – Blanket – Beige
  • Apple Fall West Village Large Raspberry & Almond Macarons
  • Apple Fall 1st Day of Christmas Coffee Cup
  • Fancy Decor: Magazine Stack
  • Nerenzo – dark rug
  • DaD “Glass House” c/m (37 Li, footprint 18.2x 11.2)
    • DaD “Glass House Snow Add On” c/m (5 Li)

New Year's Eve Party

Celebrate New Year’s Eve monochrome style with the Happy New Year party pack by GOOSE. Available right now at Cosmopolitan and until December 28th. After that date it will be made available in the GOOSE mainstore.

This decor set is Copy/Modify and contains a cloth covered party table, wall sign, hanging decor, balloons, candy, bottles and glasses.

Summer Memory

Taking another look at the Hameau Provençal by La Petite Vie before Tlalli – The Fair Around the World – France closes on December 29. La Petite Vie has a whole collection of Provence builds and items and you can find their newest addition, the Hameau Provençal, exclusively and at a 40% discount at Tlalli along with lavender, grass and potted plants. Did you pick up the gifts at Tlalli yet? There’s one from La Petite Vie! Check out their mainstore for more Provence themed items.

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 Executive

Contemporary, elegant and minimalistic is how I would describe the Executive, a new living room set by Aphrodite Shop/Heart Homes that is out now at the Man Cave event. The couch comes with single and couple bento animations (PG and Adult version). The set includes the couch, coffee table, table decor, rug, wall art, two decorative shelves and a chandelier.

I’ve also included the Raleigh set by Barley Home & Decor, to give my living room a touch of Christmas, without going overboard. I also wanted to mix a little bit of rustic feel into this modern space and the Raleigh Side Table and decor does just that. This set was at the most recent round of Belle and should soon be available in the Barley marketplace.

  • Aphrodite/Heart Homes Executive – Couple Couch Set @ Man Cave
  • Aphrodite “The Bestman” Large Gift box
  • Barley – Raleigh Set
  • LB_FiddleLeafFig{Mesh}*Potted
  • dust bunny . wood beaded curtain
  • Dutchie industrial double wash table
  • Dutchie bathrobe black
  • Dutchie towel on the ground
  • CONTRAST – Auckland Skybox