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Home & Garden Expo (squeeee)

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Well hubbidy Hubba its time for the Home & Garden Expo yippeee ! I’ve been over and zoomed around – eyes wide and stunned by the glory of it all. Seriously, you MUST go !

Home and Garden Expo 2014, benefitting RFL of SL, opens on September 16, and runs through the 28th. Spread over nine sims, HGE features the finest in Second Life Home and Garden design product and creator tools. Over 85 participating creators have joined HGE, one of the first mega-events of the 2015 Relay For Life fundraising drive in Second Life.

Relay For Life of Second Life is in its tenth season, as Second Life residents across the grid band together to raise funds for Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society. The funds raised go to finance cancer research. During the 2014 season, RFL of SL broke the $415,000.00 USD mark for total funds raised.

This year’s HGE is supported by nine Platinum Sponsors and eight Gold Sponsors. It also includes, for the first time, a comprehensive shopping guide listing all donation items, new releases, hunt, raffle and gacha items. New rules and a new layout for HGE reduces lag and provides ample display space for each of the participants’ products.

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This is the map of allllll the stores covering  as you can see its a HUGE event. 100% of the funds collected from sponsors, exhibitors, contributors, Relay For Life vendors and kiosks, the Live Auction, Silent Auction, Raffle ticket sales, and the RFLofSL gacha machines,  get paid to RFLofSL, in support of cancer research. RFLofSL is an American Cancer Society fundraiser, but research for a cure is globally supported, with 15% of the research funds getting dispersed internationally.  After all, cancer is a global problem.

HGE Spargel & Shine Maison

As I was gliding about I spotted this home build by Spargel & Shine and instantly fell in love. Its called “Maison d’Ete” and is magnificent, its massive and amazingly detailed. Tess Spargel certainly out did herself with this show stopper, renaissance style design, rezzing drapes options, texture change windows, and warm marble fireplaces. I found myself peering at the little intricate details, the window knobs, the fantastical painted ceiling…Frankly I got a bit breathless ! There are also interior pieces to decorate with – which if time allows I will show later. (I’m fighting with my graphics card at the moment- we had a tiff)

HGE American Cancer Society Garden of Hope

I also wandered over to the American Cancer Society sim – which is part of the collection of Expo islands and visited the garden of Hope. It’s always one of my favourite spots and I visit it each year. Cancer isn’t all about dying, it’s about survivors (more survivors these days than ever) and of course it’s about hope. I love this inscribed stone – I think I photographed it last year, the words are lovely. It’s not all about shopping and there’s plenty to do and see and participate in such as hunts, classes etc. See the blog for more info right here: 7th Annual SecondLife  Home & Garden Expo

Instead of a lengthy list of landmarks, heres all the exhibitors and which Expo sim they are on – just get your map up and type in Home Expo, and a list of the sims with appear, tp to the one you want (or just visit them all!)

A.D.D. Andel! #1
Abby Lane #1
Absinthe & Others Historical Beverages #3
Apple Fall #3
ba – barnesworth anubis #8
Bee Designs #2
Beyond Prims #7
Black Tulip #P
Blueberry Hill #1
By Dorian #4
Casa #5
CIRCA Living #6
Cleo Design #6
Clutter for Builders #7
Convair #2
Cosmos Boutique #5
Culprit #2
DaD Design #5
Dekute Dekore #4
Digitize #8
Disastrous Beauty #1
Dominion Homes #6
Dragon Magick Wares #3
Dreamscapes Art Gallery #4
Dutchie #2
Dysfunctional Designs #3
Dwarfins #3
EED Home and Garden Center #2
Fabric Lab #7
Fairy Unique Designs #7
Funky Junk #8
Follow US #4
forest feast #1
Galland Homes #6
GF Creations #7
Glas Houses #5
Good Furniture #5
Heart Garden Centre #2
JOH Technologies #5
JoHaDeZ – Poetic Furniture #6
Kabuki Animations #2
Kaerri #8
Katy’s Kreations #7
Koko Ashworth Homestore #5
La Galleria #4
La Vieux Carre #8
Lok’s Low Prim Furniture #8
M.Law Designs #5
Maven Homes #8
meadowWorks #8
Meshopotamia #7
MESHWORX #4
Moco Homes Emporium #1
NACH Home Furnishings #1
Nexus Arts #3
N4RS #2
Organica Landscaping & Furniture #6
Overland Trail #3
Paper Flowers Home Decor #1
Park Place Home Decor #6
Percent Furniture & Lighting #2
Persnickity #3
Pestique #5
Pixel Fusion #4
Potomac Signature Homes #1
Prim Perfect #5
R(S)W Home & Garden #6
RE Blueprint Designs #5
Resplendent Rose #7
revival #2
River Beds #8
RNP Animations #7
Roawenwood #3
Serenity Style #3
Shabby Tabby #8
Spargel and Shine Homes #6
Steaming Ahead #4
striped mocha #1
Studio Skye #4
Thaino Designs #1
The Cube Republic #4
The Jewel Garden #1
The Vintage Touch #8
Thistle Homes #1
Tool Shed #7
Trappings Furnishings #1
Treasured Cove #7
Weekend Salvage #5
West Studio #5
Wood Works #3
Zwicked Textures #P