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.

On Island Time

As the winds are blowing strong and cold and the temperature has crept down to 25F, I dream of a more comfortable lifestyle in a tropical environment. Thank you, my love, for sharing this dream with me and for giving this picture that something extra I needed.

The Hori Male Tattoo by CAROL G is an amazing looking horimono full-body tattoo. It comes with choice of 4 intensities and is available in colour and/or black version with appliers for Belleza, Legacy, Slink, Signature, Omega and BoM. The Hori Male Tattoo is at this round of Men Only Monthly!

  • Hori Male TaTToo [CAROL G] @ MOM (until Feb 15)
  • RIOT / Nick Boxer shorts – Belleza Jake
  • Bauhaus Movement – Takishima Bracelet (Gift)
  • !NFINITY Luca Choker
  • MINIMAL – Lovers Ring [JAKE] -Silver-
  • [Deadwool] Undercut hair
  • WeArH0uSE [breeze] BackdropV1 (walls removed)
  • LB_OakShrubTree{Animated}*4Seasons
  • Nutmeg. Her Flip Flops
  • Nutmeg. His Flip Flops
  • Nutmeg. Old Wooden Boat
  • !Pandemonium – Off Sim Rotten Pier
  • Skye Pebble Beach
  • Sander’s Pose by WRONG

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

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

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]

R & R

I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend so far! Right now I’m waiting for SL’s GOT TALENT Round 2 to start because Mahogany is one of the contestants and it’s very exciting as only 6 contestants remain!

Showing you a few new things today, so let’s start off with the lovely canoe in the foreground, a pretty decor item for any parcel or sim, made by La Petite Vie and available right now at the SaNaRae event.

The gorgeous Potted Birch is the latest release by Little Branch and is available now at Cosmopolitan Event.

The beautiful and cozy Sienna Pergola Bench by CHEZ MOI is available at Sad November. The Benches has room for 1-4 people and it comes with 96 animations in PG version and 156 animations in Adult version. Texture changer HUD for the pillows and seats.

California Dream

I’m happy to present the Chalet Californien house, by my most recent home & garden sponsor; La Petite Vie. It’s a beautiful open plan wood house, with living and kitchen area on the ground floor and a spacious open loft for your bedroom. The windows open and sliding glass doors leads you outside from the living room to a good sized deck. The house is Copy/Mod and 71 Li out of the box. Available at SaNaRae until November 17th.

  • La Petite Vie – Chalet Californien @ SaNaRae
  • La Petite Vie – Conifere
  • LB_Grass.V4.1{Mesh}
  • Concept} 04. El Charco. SunBed B. RARE
  • Concept} 07. El Charco. Couch B, C and D
  • Concept} 10. El Charco. Glass Lamp A and C
  • Concept} 13. El Charco. Table G
  • Concept} 15. El Charco. Canopy Triangle
  • Nutmeg. Seashore Pallet & Pillows
  • Nutmeg. Seashore Canopy
  • Skye Pebble Beach
  • Skye Driftwood

The Laguna House

At this round of Uber you’ll find this amazing build by DaD; the Laguna House is luxurious, modern, spacious and has a fantastic layout, with a beautiful infinity pool (with light system) separating the two wings. I already own a couple of homes by DaD from before I started blogging for them so I knew I was in for a treat. It still blew my mind when I rezzed it on the shore, it’s so beautifully and meticulously designed and it fit perfectly where I wanted it, between the river and the sea. Its footprint is 44,6 x 38,7 so make sure you have room for this on your parcel. It’s Copy/Mod so you can resize it down but I wouldn’t recommend reducing the size too much. The Li is only 135, which really is low for a build this size and with all its features.

For the landscape I have used all Little Branch and Studio Skye items. Here’s the full list, enjoy!

  • DaD “Laguna House” @ Uber
  • LB_FiddleLeafFig{Mesh}*Potted @ Man Cave
  • LB_CrotonPlant.v1{Mesh}
  • LB_RiverBirchShrub{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_WildBerryShrub{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_SilverBirch{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_FlyAgaric_Mushrooms_Cluster.v2{Mesh}
  • LB_Snakeweed{Animated}*Summer-B
  • LB_Grass.V4.1{Mesh}
  • dust bunny . areca palm plant
  • Trompe Loeil – Jiayi Lounger
  • Nerenzo couch sofa set “Kobe”
  • Nerenzo pathway
  • Skye River / Flowing
  • Skye Enchanted Pond (modified, trees removed)

Standing Out

Being stylish means standing out yet fitting in at the same time.

Bridgette Raes

Yes, that is a fashion quote but it totally applies to other stuff too! Like the colourful Croton Plant by Little Branch. It was recently out at Cosmopolitan but it should soon be available in the Little Branch mainstore.

Croton is an extensive flowering plant genus in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae. Its bright colors draw the eye like a moth to a flame.

It is 100% mesh with realistic and detailed textures and would make a perfect addition to your gardens and landscapes.

There are also complimentary landscaping items included. Land Impact is just 3, but as permissions are both copy & modify can be adapted to suit your needs.

  • Little Branch Croton Plant v.1
  • Little Branch WildBerryShrub{Animated}*4Seasons
  • Little Branch Complimentary Landscaping items (included in most LB purchases you’ll find complimentary items, contents vary)
    • LB_Snakeweed{Animated}
    • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}SeasonsSoft
    • LB_FlyAgaric_Mushrooms_Cluster.v2{Mesh}
    • LB_Buffalograss{Mesh}
  • Skye Waterfall 2
  • Skye Cliff & Tower Set

The Halloween Robbery

The Bauer family were preparing for their Halloween party, blissfully unaware that the Störtebeker crew were coming to steal their vegetable harvest…

The beautiful Olive Tree Shade by Little Branch is available now at Equal10. These stunning trees will add a Mediterranean touch to your gardens and landscapes.

100% mesh with detailed and realistic textures and animated leaves giving that very life-like appearance. There is a choice of four seasons to choose from via an easy to use pop-up menu. Land Impact ranges from 4LI – 7LI but as permissions are both copy & modify can be adapted to suit your needs. You will also find a selection of complimentary landscaping item inside the box.

The adorable Veggiemites skeletons and the Scarecrow with bearcubs, both by EED, are amazing additions to your Halloween garden decor. Resizable on touch. Copy/No Mod.

If you’re looking for Halloween decoration for water, then take a closer look at the Pirate Skeleton Rowboat by HJM Designs, yarr! It comes with ambient sound. Touch the boat to start/stop the sound. This item is Copy/Mod.