Believe in Tomorrow

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.

Audrey Hepburn

There is still so much beauty in this world I have to believe that one day soon I can enjoy it fully again, together with the love of my life. That we all can be together with our loved ones. Let’s believe in tomorrow. I’m blogging so many beautiful things here, find the details below. Happy Friday everyone and stay safe!

  • Trellis Bench * CHEZ MOI @ Tres Chic (until April 10)
  • LB_Bougainvillea.v2{Animated}*Multiflowers @ LOOK (until April 24)
    • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}*Seasons*Soft
  • DaD “Vintage Pink Peony Wheel Wreath” c/m @ Anthem (until April 28)
  • DaD “Hydrangea Flowers Set” c/m @ Uber (until April 22)
  • Tuesdays Old Fence @ Bloom (until April 4)
  • GOOSE – Path of Hope

I Feel Fine

I’m thrilled to welcome B-Made to my blog! B-Made creates some of the coolest decor for your sim or parcel, check out their website and follow their Flickr! Their latest release is the Tiffi Car, which comes in several different colours (HUD controlled) and in versions Flat Wheel and Non Flat Wheel. It’s also comes with animations! Now available in the B-Made store.

I’m wearing a new release by Treized Designs; the Ekko Chronobreak Outfit. Pants and hoodie together and the fatpack gives you a multitude of texture options. The outfit is available at this round of Men Only Monthly.

  • Sander is wearing:
    • MINIMAL – Lovers Ring [JAKE] -Silver- L & R
    • ::GB:: Flap sneakers (Belleza) Black
  • The Scene:
    • B-Made Tiffi Car [FLAT WHEEL]
    • _i7_urban studio_shanty town set
    • _i7_urban studio_trashcan prop
    • DERELICT Filthy Motel

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

Run Away With Me

NTD‘s La Fontaine du Triton is such a beautiful piece I was wondering for a long time how I could do it justice in a picture. Until I realized I already had the scene set up, it just needed a few adjustments, a couple in love and voilá! It turned out a classic.

The fountain is a fantastic centerpiece to your city square or a park. You can turn the water on and off by touching the statues. Available at this round of Cosmopolitan.

  • Never Totally Dead… La Fontaine du Triton @ Cosmopolitan (until March 21)
  • GOOSE – Victorian mooring dock @ Cosmopolitan (until March 21)
  • Ex Machina – Soho Modular Building Set Road Base
  • Ex Machina – Soho Street Lamp
  • Ex Machina – Picadilly Info Kiosk

The Docks

Filled with inspiration after rezzing the new Victorian Mooring Dock from GOOSE I was tempted to decorate the whole sim like this! It would be way too time consuming though, I do have other blog posts to work on, so I pulled only two copies of the dock and managed to stop when I had the picture I wanted. The Victorian Mooring Dock is available right now at Cosmopolitan.

Never Totally Dead… had the beautiful Vintage Booth released for the Valentine’s Shop & Hop in February. Several texture options for it and it should be available at their mainstore now.

  • GOOSE – Victorian mooring dock @ Cosmopolitan (until March 21)
  • Never Totally Dead… The Vintage Booth
  • Ex Machina – Soho Modular Building 1 series
  • Ex Machina – Soho Street decor bundle
    • Soho Street Lamp
    • Soho Street Wall Lamp
    • Soho Tower Clock
  • Ex Machina Info Kiosk
  • Apple Fall Vintage Truck RARE
  • Cybersculpts the last cargo steam/sailing ship
  • Skye Pebble Beach
  • Skye River Set – End fan

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

The Princess Chambers

Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.

William Goldman – The Princess Bride

Going with a romantic fantasy/fairytale setting today as I feature two new beautiful creations; the Moonflower Tree from The Little Branch and the Florin Daybed from Barley Home & Decor.

Moonflower is one of the most romantic plants you can grow in a garden. The gorgeous, trumpet-shape flowers unfurl in the evening and stay open until the sun rises. With the tree from The Little Branch you get the choice of Moonflower colour upon Touch. I chose the yellow flowers for my picture. The tree is also lightly animated, like it’s swaying to a gentle breeze. Available right now at the Equal10 event!

The also very romantic Florin Daybed by Barley Home & Decor is available at the Enchantment event. It comes with single and couples animations in PG or Adult/Threesome – including MMF & FFM. Available in colours Green, Pink, Blue and Yellow. The canopy is detachable.

  • Barley – Florin Daybed Yellow @ Enchantment (until March 2)
  • LB_MoonFlowerTree{Animated}MultiFlowers @ Equal10 (until March 5)
  • LB_BirdFlower{Limited}
  • LB_CrotonPlant.v1{Mesh}
  • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}SeasonsSoft
  • DaD “Byron Ruined Tower”
  • DaD – Climbing Ivy

Courage

Develop enough courage
so that you can stand up
for yourself
and then stand up
for somebody else.

Maya Angelou

Good morning!

The Zelkova Serrata V.2 Tree by The Little Branch is a new release that is available at Cosmopolitan. A tall widely spreading Japanese tree of the elm family that is often grown as an ornamental and and used in bonsai. The tree is a symbol of a number of Japanese cities and prefectures. These 100% original mesh, highly detailed with realistic textures and animated foliage. A choice of four seasons are readily available upon Touch. Owner permissions allow Copy & Modify to ensure that each item can be adapted to suit your unique needs. The Zelkova Serrata v.2 has a low Land Impact rating of 3 to 7, which grows as item is modified to a larger size.

We’re entering the last day of this round of Cosmopolitan, after the event ends this item will be made available at The Little Branch mainstore and marketplace.

  • LB_ZelkovaSerrata.V2{Animated}*4Seasons @ Cosmopolitan (until Jan 25)
    • LB_Buffalograss.v2{Mesh}Animated

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.

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.