Route 69

When we’re not on SL, M and I often watch horror shows together on Netflix (screen share in Discord for the win!). Her passion for the genre has opened my eyes to Norwegian horror as we’ve watched Cave and are now enjoying the Bloodride short stories. Villmark and Cold Prey are definitely also now on the ‘to watch’ list! This scene I’ve created doesn’t look anything like Norwegian horror though; no dark forest, no looming mountains or cracking glacier… but would you stay at the Wander Inn?

  • Tuesdays Old Fence @ Bloom (until April 4)
  • LB_WildEucalyptusTree{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_WildGrass*1Li{Dry}*Animated
  • Refuge – Aftermath Gacha
    • Refuge – Wander Inn Sign RARE
    • Refuge – Pool Sign
    • Refuge – Route 69 Sign
    • Refuge – Car Wash Sign
    • Refuge – Game Room Sign
  • Never Totally Dead… The Rat Hole
  • “Killer’s”Old Grunge House
  • DERELICT Filthy Motel
  • AS Parked Car+
  • (Fundati) Rocks
  • (Fundati) Cholla Cactus
  • (Fundati) Joshua Trees

Immersion

I grew up playing video games. Well I did more than play games, I played soccer and I played the French Horn in the school band but a large part of my free time was spent playing video games. I started with a Philips Videopac G7000 (Magnavox Odyssey in the US) and then went through all the Nintendos. Yes, I even got a Wii but never played it much. In 2006 I started playing World of Warcraft and stuck with it for almost seven years before I quit gaming altogether and started raising puppies instead.

Treized Designs has a new hoodie out at The Men & Women Jail this round. It’s obviously what inspired the gamer picture. It comes in several different textures and it’s fitted & rigged for Signature Gianni, Belleza, Legacy male bodies. The Mayza May Chair from Refuge looks real comfy, right? And it sparkles, like magic! Find it in their mainstore!

  • Wearing:
    • “TD” Arcade Hoodie @ The Men & Women Jail (until March 28)
    • “TD” Horizon Pants
    • Modulus – Leo Hair
    • .etiquette. Will’s Trainers
    • !NFINITY Luca Choker
    • MINIMAL – Lovers Rings -Silver-
    • Skellybones — TV Head Animesh Robot #1 COMMON (ADD me)
    • Skellybones — TV Head animesh robot #4 COMMON (ADD me)
    • HILTED – Biocube Pet – Light (Add Me)
  • Scene:
    • Refuge – Mayza May Chair
    • TA Game System
    • TA Games and Soda
    • HILTED – Neon Vapors – Booth
    • HILTED – Neon Vapors – Car
    • Pose by M E R C H

The Path

Never follow anyone else’s path. Unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. Then by all means follow that path.

Ellen Degeneres

Yeah, I’m not big on inspirational quotes but give me love songs, poems or some wise words and I’m listening… Especially if the wise words are coming from Ellen Degeneres. It’s Thursday, which means it’s almost Friday. I might celebrate almost Friday by posting two blog posts today! This first post is featuring the majestic looking American Chestnut tree from The Little Branch which is available at the Man Cave event. And the flickering Mystic Lantern by Refuge you can find at the Refuge mainstore. All items used are listed in the credits below.

  • LB_AmericanChestnut{Animated}*4Seasons @ Man Cave (until March 11)
  • LB_OakShrubTree{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_OakGrass_Fall*Summer{Mesh}2Li
  • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}SeasonsSoft
  • Refuge – Mystic Lantern
  • LOVE – SWAMP BUSH CLUSTER 2
  • (fundati) – Rocks and Boulders
  • Skye Stone Path

Harmony Through Union

In the black, there is some white.
In the white, there is some black.
In the wrong, there is some right.
In the dark, there is some light.

Unknown

Yin/Yang, a symbol of harmony, two halves that together complete wholeness. The DaD Yin/Yang round bed in black and white with decorative pillows and silk cascading throw blanket has plenty of animations (PG/Adult) to help bring that perfect unity between two. To complete the set is a small coffee table and rug. This set is available right now at FaMESHed X, sold together or as individual pieces.

  • Prive’ by DaD “Yin & Yang Bedroom Set” @ FaMESHed X (until March 6)
    • Yin & Yang Bed c/m, 13 Li
    • Coffee Table c/m, 2 Li
    • Rug Small c/m, 1 Li
    • Rug Large c/m, 2 Li
  • DaD “Nolan Armchair” c/m
  • DaD “Nolan Pouf” c/m
  • DaD – “The Time is Pipe Collection”
    • 01 -DaD- The Time is Pipe – “Will you…? Pipe boy” m/c RARE
    • 01 -DaD- The Time is Pipe – “Will you…? Pipe girl” m/c RARE
    • 10 -DaD- The Time is Pipe- Charlie Chapipe c/m
  • Refuge – Spark Lamps
  • LB_FIddleLeafFig{Mesh}*Potted
  • dust bunny . areca palm plant
  • hive // large palm plant . dark
  • hive // kentia palm plant II
  • MULLOY – AllWeHaveIsNow
  • Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 5 and 8
  • JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 10. Wanderer Tan Black
  • DaD “Laguna House” c/m

Sweet Love

Your heart has called me closer to you
I will be all that you need
Just trust in what we’re feeling
Never leave, ’cause baby, I believe
In this love

Anita Baker – Sweet Love

Sari-Sari has made the cutest macarons and yes, hugging mugs! The Sari-Sari Kawaii Macarons set includes a Box of Kawaii Macarons, Kawaii Macarons Plate and Mugs, and 3 types of wearable macarons (bear, bunny, and panda) with bento hold pose fit for m/f. You can find all the macarons at this round of Anthem.

The rest of the scene is made up of the Lissanna Set from Refuge to give the room a nice Spring feel. Chair, Pedestal Table, Wooden picture frame and Prism lights. This set is available at the Refuge mainstore.

  • Sari-Sari – Kawaii Macarons rezz/decor version @ Anthem (until Feb 29)
    • Kawaii Box of Macarons
    • Kawaii Macarons Plate and Mugs
  • Refuge Lissanna Set
  • LB_RiverBirchShrub{Animated}*4Seasons
  • Apple Fall West Village Belgravia Skybox

Red Lips & Wine Sips

The sun is back again after hiding below the horizon for over a month and the days inside the Arctic Circle are getting brighter. I cheated and got to feel the sun again earlier when I visited M, it was so nice.

For the tasting room, bodega or bar, you can now have the Bodega Barrel Bar by Aphrodite. A beautiful decor piece, with animations included (PG/Adult). It’s available right now at the Man Cave event.

I decorated our own tasting room witht the Barrel Bar, together with the Lara Table and Chairs from Refuge. The chairs come in 5 different colours.
The clock and the frames are from Tuesdays. You can choose light or dark face for the clock and it shows the time, day, month or season, even. Touch it to get a menu. The frames match the clock and you can display your own pictures by editing the frames, choose edit linked and select face to change the texture inside the frame.

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

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)