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.

After Sudden Snow

There is something hauntingly beautiful about abandoned ruins that have been left to the natural state of decay. They speak of passage of time, often evoking a connection to history. You can find the DaD Byron Ruined Tower at their mainstore. It comes with single sits and couple animations (PG/Adult) and season changing climbing ivy. It also has a snow add on.

Together with the old ruins I’ve put something new – The Young Tibetan Cherry tree by Little Branch, a new release now available at Santa Inc. until December 20th.

The Young Tibetan Cherry is an ornamental tree with a truly magnificent bark and stem system consisting of a polished mahogany-red color with peeling circles. The pendulous mid-green leaves contrast well against the coppery stems making this tree a spectacular addition to your landscape. These 100% original mesh creations are highly detailed with realistic textures and animated foliage resulting in a true, life-like appearance. A choice of four seasons are readily available via an easy to use pop-up menu to keep your landscaping current. Owner permissions allow Copy & Modify to ensure that each item can be adapted to suit your unique needs. This item has a low Land Impact rating of 3 which grows as item is modified to a larger size.

  • Little Branch Young Tibetan Cherry.V1{Animated}*Blossoms @ Santa Inc.
    • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}*Seasonal
  • DaD “Byron Ruined Tower” – c/m
    • DaD “Snow Add On Byron Ruined Tower” c/m
  • Skye Land Forms
  • Skye Waterfall
  • Skye Enchanted Pond (modified, trees removed)
  • Skye Cliffs
  • Fundati Boulders

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.

Freezing Over

As if I don’t have enough snow and cold in real life, I went ahead and made it snow outside The Bar @ HaVen. While I was finishing up the ground cover, Little Branch released a new tree so I figured I’d take a picture of it right here before I clutter up the parcel with all sorts of wintery bushes, trees and decor.

Little Branch is at this round of Uber with another beautiful tree; the Zelkova Serrata. Delicately animated like it’s moving to a light breeze. Touch it to bring up the season changer menu. My picture shows the Winter version. The tree is at 7 Li out of the box, but it’s Copy/Mod and resizing it will change the Land Impact.

I dug up the Tree Sled Rezzer from my inventory. It’s a past release by CHEZ MOI so you can find this in their mainstore and marketplace. You and your friends can have some fun in the snow, just click the sign to rez a sled, choose either male or female animation and off you go! Be careful not to swoosh off world!

  • Little Branch ZelkovaSerrata{Animated}*4Seasons @ Uber
  • Tree Sled Rezzer CHEZ MOI
  • (Fundati) Snowy rock
  • Skye Land Forms
  • Skye Pebble Beach
  • Landscapes Unlimited HEBRIDES 1/4 Sim Corner Environment [6.0]

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…