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How You Liven

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  • NhicksNhicks Posts: 1,580 Member
    How fun is the pits @lisa17ann ! Super creative idea for game lanes of horseshoes since we don't have a real bowling alley, which would be a Great idea by the away. Looks like Bell and her friends are really having fun! Curious, do her friends know about her little problem? I think Bell needs her own spin off legacy :wink:

    Your interior design is so lovely! I want pillows!!! I love your picture collages and that pool is beautiful and seems so peaceful yet fun atbthe same time! I can see a great party being hosted there! Great art/music studio! Love the vine plant and that radio is too cute! Yup, want that too!! Great legacy home! Thank you for sharing!! :smile:
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  • lisa17annlisa17ann Posts: 2,738 Member
    Thanks @Nhicks :) I'm almost done rebuilding my legacy home and *gasp* it's very modern inside and out lol I've ran out of money tho so I have to wait for them to make more :D I think that's a great idea for Bell to have her own spin off legacy! She's almost a YA and once she is I'll be saving her to my library for just that reason!! ;) And, I totally agree with @Manssom this thread is super fun! :)
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  • NhicksNhicks Posts: 1,580 Member
    edited June 2016
    Uh oh, am I rubing off on you?!?! Lol! Well I can't wait to see this modern inside and out home! If its anything like your last one im jelouse already. :smile: I also can't wait to read up on Bell and see how your worlds expand with duel Legacies! I'm so happy you all like this thread! I do too! :smiley:
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  • fabtiffsimfabtiffsim Posts: 1,008 Member
    pronterus wrote: »
    This is a great thread @Nhicks ! Doing the Week 1 thing :)


    This is Dr. Domingo de Guzman, local crime lord, art smuggler, and vampire. I mainly use him for taking screenshots for my story called Undead with Benefits. The Doc has many minions who are human, vampire, or ghoul, but his most notable ones are the ghost of a knight and a clever foreigner who can't speak much Simlish. He likes listening to classical opera, planning museum heists, and chasing away cats.

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    I love this so much @pronterus nice work
  • NhicksNhicks Posts: 1,580 Member
    Isn't Dr. DOMINGO de Guzman hideout amazing! I agree @fabtiffsim ! I'm glad you stumbled across this thread too! Fell free to Share or comment anytime!! :smiley:
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  • pronteruspronterus Posts: 2,166 Member
    Glad you love the Doc's hideout @fabtiffsim @Nhicks !
  • NhicksNhicks Posts: 1,580 Member
    edited June 2016


    Week Five



    Topic - How You Dine-en ;)


    Does Your Sim(s) like to hit the town and Dine at that Fancy New Restaurant up the street or at Their Go To Burger Spot the next world over? Or do they prefer to nibble on a biscotti in the cozy atmosphere of their Favorite Cafe or Hit the Club Scene and Grab Something from the favorite Bar? Well, We want to See It!! If your Sim is a Backyard Grillen or I'm gonna eat my Grilled Cheese in front of the TV and I refuse to go out no matter how safe it is! We want to See that Too!!

    1. Snap your Sim(s) Dine-en ( In or Out LOL ) at 1 or 2 Locations.

    2. Tell Us Where Your Sim Is, the Occasion, & the Location (world)

    3. Snap 2 Exterior Shots ( 1 per Location ) of Where Your Sim is Dine-en

    4. Snap No More than 3 Interior Shots ( Per Location ) of Where Your Sim Is Dine-en

    * 8 Pictures Total
    ** You can Share Your Creation or Someone Else's, But Please Give Credit Where Credit Is Due



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  • NhicksNhicks Posts: 1,580 Member
    edited June 2016
    Restaurants are popping up All Over Londans' Worlds, and they seem like they've done so over night! Londan does love a good tasting meal. She is quite an accomplished cook herself but does really enjoy going out from time to time especially when the paparazzi aren't on her tail. Try as she may, on this first Occasion a lovely date night with her boyfriend Saint West was secretly captured by a Staff Member in Training at the Hottest Sushi Bar in ANY Sims Worlds - M.O.D. Sushi Bar ( Made On Demand Sushi Bar ) Located in Wendenburg. The restaurant was closed to the public except for Londans' and Saints' Security Detail ( Real Townies But Fit Perfectly in with my Story LOL ) SO imagine Their surprise when they were on the cover of every magazine! I guess you can't find honest help these days. Yes, the employee was fired, but that's not the point! Londan sued and now owns the restaurant.

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    That disgruntled Employee is now a bit of a stalker. He now works at Fast Food Restaurant located in the Magnolia Promenade and Here he has captured Londan with her Best Friend Rihanna Fenty.

    That Burger Joint
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    *Disclaimer all images were taken of Builds Own, Operated, Created, Designed, and Built by me NHicks or MzHicks in the Gallery ;)



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  • ManssomManssom Posts: 4,159 Member
    How I dine-en. The latest pack is super fun and I have made two restaurants
    so far. Creating them is very fun, but it is also in my opinion very fun running them!

    Zeth and Zachary will visit both my restaurants for this showcase. Zeth is actually
    the proud owner of Chili Rockers and I am planning on buying my second restaurant
    Black Leaf Garden as well. Just not sure if I should ditch Chili Rockers totally or own
    two restaurants. Isn't that a bit much though? And is it even possible. We'll see.

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    This is Chili Rockers, located in Windenburg Very small, but cosy!

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    Zeth and Zachary are getting a table.

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    Look at these two lovebirds :) They recently got engaged btw, yay!

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    Delicious? Not sure, but it sure has potential!



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    This is Black Leaf Garden. Let's do the whole town, LOL! No but on a more serious
    note, we're here for a bit heavier meal. This japanese inspired restaurant has a lot of
    deliciousness to offer. At least, let's hope so. Also located in Windenburg, by the way.

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    Getting a table :)

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    Work it work it work it!

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    And this is their delicious meal. Pretty cool huh :)
  • SakuraLeonSakuraLeon Posts: 272 Member
    Wow @Nhicks your restaurants look so beautiful inside and out. Your sims look like they are having a good time! And I am loving the colours of your diner, they work so well together with the build and employee uniforms!

    And @Manssom your restaurant looks so luxurious. I think your whole town is the most modern and clean one I have ever seen. Everything looks so neat and in place! Lovely work!

    xxxx
  • SakuraLeonSakuraLeon Posts: 272 Member
    edited June 2016
    These new restaurants around town have really got Jennifer excited. And there have been a couple of cool places around town she has wanted to visit.

    The first one they visited was the family friendly Rosebud diner. This restaurant had a great atmosphere, wonderful service and such an awesome theme.

    Here it is -

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    And here is the inside -

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    "Can I take your order please?" :)

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    ... Later in the week she wanted to try something more experimental, and 'hip'. So her and the family made their way to The Hungry Hipster.

    Here it is -

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    Its a bit of a tight squeeze inside, but still managed to get the pics! Here is the downstairs where there is a the kitchen, a bar, toilets and some more seating.

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    And here is the upstairs -

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    Jennifer and the family managed to get a nice window table. Their food is a bit to experimental for them, but they are still enjoying it!!! Hey, who's that watching them???

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    All builds made by me, and can be downloaded here -

    The Hungry Hipster - Rosebud Diner

    I would love for all the Americans out there to give me some feedback on my diner. I've always loved the style but never been to one myself :)

    Thanks all, and happy simming!!! xxx

    ♥♥♥
    Post edited by SakuraLeon on
  • NhicksNhicks Posts: 1,580 Member
    Thank you for sharing @Manssom ! I live both if your restaurants and how is it going owning 2? Money Money, I feel a mansion expansion coming on :wink: I love the wall bubble thingy, I want to play in them LOL. You shot through the wall divider is epic and that food pic cracked me up! The food is pretty bizzar LOL. Black Leaf is so cool and edgy!

    Thank you for your kind comments @SakuraLeon ! I love your restaurants!!! Rosebud is so so cool and fun! I would have never know you've never been to one! So true to the style of some of your classic themed diners! Well done! Beautiful work! Gosh I want a Burger now, Lol!! I can see the family had a great time! I would to!! Jennifer's son is getting so big!! Are there talks of trying for more cute ones? Love Love Love the hungry Hipster! Great name and location! I Jennifer has a stalker too! Thank you so much for sharing!!!
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  • ManssomManssom Posts: 4,159 Member
    Oh I sold Chili Rockers, LOL! I'll admit, I was more interested in Black Leaf Garden and that is the current
    restaurant I am using now. It's doing very good by the way! I have managed to earn A LOT of perk points
    and done some serious perk shopping :) One table can pay up to 900-1000 bucks now so the money has
    really started to roll in. Not that they needed it, but still. Having a job is fun :)

    And I agree about the food by the way. I dunno how they came up with some of these things, lmao!
    But I would sure like to know what (or maybe who?) inspired them :)
  • ManssomManssom Posts: 4,159 Member
    SakuraLeon wrote: »
    And @Manssom your restaurant looks so luxurious. I think your whole town is the most modern and clean one I have ever seen. Everything looks so neat and in place! Lovely work!

    xxxx
    Thank you :) I love The Hungry Hipster! You really nailed it and the simmies look super cool :sunglasses:
  • NhicksNhicks Posts: 1,580 Member
    @Manssom I have yet to actually play the restaurant as an owner. Any tips you can give me? I still haven't figured out how to turn a profit with my boutique LOL
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  • ManssomManssom Posts: 4,159 Member
    I communicate a lot with the staff :) I also help out with their work if I can. In this case it usually comes down to
    carrying out empty plates and glasses. I also found that you can actually snatch someone's meal and eat it yourself :tongue:
    Maybe not the nicest thing, but some guests sure likes to take their sweet time!
  • NhicksNhicks Posts: 1,580 Member
    LOL @Manssom ! Stealing the customers food, you're too much Lol! Thank you for the pointers! I'm goingbto give playing as an owner a whirl but first we have to get through all of these wedding plans :wink:
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  • NhicksNhicks Posts: 1,580 Member
    Okay @Manssom , How do I make a profit? I only made 75 dollar profit, I only played one sim day BUT my star rating did go up. It is fun like you said but my sim was running around comping drinks LOL.
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  • ManssomManssom Posts: 4,159 Member
    edited June 2016
    It takes a bit of time before you make a lot of money. For me it was partially about collecting perk points and then
    buying rewards. Ingredient discount small and large helps, and also well funded foodies and tidy tippers :) I know tidy
    tippers can be bought more than once and the more you buy the more tip you get.

    I can also recommend getting patient patrons and fast eaters. They don't help with the money but they are very nice to have.

    Also don't forget to raise the price of the food yourself when you get more stars. I have 5 stars at the moment and the
    price markup is at 300%. Works like a charm and I don't even have any advertising anymore because I don't need it. Last
    night my sim went home with over 5000 bucks after a 12 hour "session" :D I have played a lot, LOL!

    The last thing that I mentioned before is the staff. Make sure their skills goes up! :)
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  • ManssomManssom Posts: 4,159 Member
    I should also have mentioned, I had it a little easier when I started with Black Leaf Garden.
    The rewards I earned during Chili Rockers was transferred to Black Leaf Garden :) So I didn't have to buy
    a few of them again. That's pretty neat and I guess that means they are tied to the sim, and not the restaurant.

    And just one more thing, if your chef/s can handle it, make sure you only have the most expensive meals on the menu :smiley:
  • NhicksNhicks Posts: 1,580 Member
    My sims just dropoed 100 grand into this investment so they need it to pay out LOL. Thank you @Manssom ! My chef us a real sweet heart but needs some training LOL. Still cooking just Bacon and eggs LOL. Thats nice to know that rewards transfer. Thank you for your help!!!!
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  • ManssomManssom Posts: 4,159 Member
    Yeah that's a lot of money :) You can buy a lot of bacon and eggs with that, LOL!
    You are very welcome and I hope it helps :smiley:
  • Wazowski_VegetaWazowski_Vegeta Posts: 35 Member
    Woa so many cool sims and backstories here! I'm looking forward in seeing more of them, I might show off mine soon :D
  • NhicksNhicks Posts: 1,580 Member
    Woa so many cool sims and backstories here! I'm looking forward in seeing more of them, I might show off mine soon :D

    I would have to agree with you! I look forward to you sharing!!
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