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

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

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.

Carroll’s Oysters

He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.

Jonathan Swift

Yeah, it was most likely a woman… So I’m still down the shore (I recently learned that’s what they say in New Jersey when they’re at the beach). I guess having grown up on a small island in the North Atlantic Ocean has left its mark because I love it here; it’s peaceful and the sound of the ocean and the seagulls soothes the soul. Also, Carroll’s Hot Topless Oysters are simply the best in Second Life, just sayin’.

  • Never Totally Dead… Oyster is Your World Gacha @ Mainstore
    • Old Oyster house Rare
    • Oyster is your World outdoor sign
    • Oyster is Your World stringlight
    • Oyster is your World Table
    • Oyster is Your World Bench
    • Oyster is Your World Pile of boxes
    • Oyster is your World decorative sign
    • Oyster is your World – BAR
    • Oyster is Your World Beer Pack (wear)
  • Other items:
    • [we’re CLOSED] large deck light V2
    • [we’re CLOSED] walkway
    • [we’re CLOSED] light tree
    • BackBone Life’s a Beach – Rope Fence
    • Nutmeg. His Bike Green v2
    • hive // trawler boat at sea
    • HJM Designs – Beach Piling Poles
    • HEART – Wild Grasses
    • AA Country Road

Memories

Memory is the best of all gardens. Therein, winter and summer, the seeds of their past lie dormant, ready to spring into instant bloom at any moment the mind wishes to bring them to life.

Hal Boyle

Some of the best memories are made in flip flops, yes? Enjoy what’s left of the summer, people! I’m wearing a new tattoo, called Memories, by CAROL G for Men Only Monthly (opens July 20th) and # 17 by ARCBACK, which is a pair of denim shorts, for this round of Man Cave (open now!).

The Abandoned Barn

Available exclusively and ONLY for this upcoming round of Cosmopolitan; The Abandoned Barn by Never Totally Dead. It’s an amazing build, it really looks like it’s been abandoned but someone cared for it enough to keep it from falling. It’s beautifully textured and comes with a texture changing HUD where you can choose between 6 different textures; Red, Milk, Green, Old, White or Creepy and if you’re a member of the Never Totally Dead in-world group there’s a bonus texture called Sunshine.

When NTD says something is exclusive, they really mean it, because you can only get it in this round of Cosmopolitan, when it’s gone it’s gone! Cosmopolitan opens on July 14th.

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/No%20Comment/111/18/23

Texture changer HUD.