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Christmas Expo

Sage Noel Dress -Ivory & Pink various colours - Christmas Expo ! Argrace hair NEW KOYOMI

Couple of items I plucked out of my inventory to share today, both on sale at The Christmas Expo. Above is the “Noel” slinky dinky sweater dress from Sage. Absolutely love this ! I’m wearing the cream & pink version, so the pattern of the snowflake is pretty subtle – other colours available which have more of a contrast. Dont forget 50% of each of these dress sales got To the Race For Life fund ! Newwww hair-do from Argrace which is dead cute called Koyomi. Tights are from Sweet Tea, these are my winter essentials. $100L a pack with several colours in each, traditional leg and applier versions included – brilliant!

The Dark Fae's Holiday gown 100 donation

You all know I’m not a gown kinda gal, but when I saw this from The Dark Fae – I felt all Chrismassy! Superb mesh dress, with a button up back detail and several colour options to choose from. I’m wearing it over my Slink mesh body, great fit too.

Second Life Christmas Expo blog

The Dark Fae

Sage

All jewellery by Eclectica

Argrace

Sweet Tea

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2015 Second Life Christmas Expo!

Christmas Expo - Santa's Sleigh ride

Tada! The Second Life Christmas Expo has flung open its doors and you’re gonna find SO much to do and see and buy. I popped over ahead of the opening to scope the place out, naturally I hopped on Santa’s sleigh and took a ride around. Really a beautiful way to get your bearings and have a little snowy fun. Here’s the Expo’s own word to introduce the event:

“The 2015 Second Life Christmas Expo will consist of both holiday and non holiday items from some of the best creators and designers in Second Life, spread across 8 sims!  The Expo will feature special events, including live performances, djs, skating parties, a Snowman Building Contest, Hunt For the Bells, Naughty Or Nice, a Christmas Tree Lot, holiday raffles and gotchas, and of course photos with Santa!   The Holiday Of Hope Ball, for the 5th year running, will be held at the Christmas Expo. And returning to the Christmas Expo as a special event this year is the  Avi Choice Fashion Awards.”

Christmas Expo -Photo with Santa

“The fifth annual Second Life Christmas Expo will be held on December 3 to 14, 2015 and is a mega event that raises funds for Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL). 100% of registration fees, sponsorship fees, kiosk donations, hunt, raffle, auction, and vendor donation items are paid to Relay For Life of Second Life. Relay For Life of Second Life is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and is a virtual version of The Society’s signature real life fundraiser – Relay For Life.”

You can also get your photo taken with the Big Guy himself  here – sweet! Opening hours are – here. I will be posting a few of my favourites over the next couple of days and I was going to poke Zan to go try her luck on the hunt – so expect more news soon !

Second Life Christmas Expo landmarks & exhibitors list

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Optimism I Haz It (Serious Cheapie).

I’m waiting for the RL sun to break through the grey clouds and I can get outside and do some Spring cleaning in my greenhouse and until that happens I started some SL hunting and to my pleasant surprise the first find is excellent, trust me that rarely happens.

intrepfurn

OMG that rattan sofa is so freakin old style it’s probably high style now.  Check out this close up.

rattan

Classic kitsch now and such good quality as well.  I’m definitely keeping this even if I just use it as a prop.  You do also get the 2 pictures, vases and the cushion I’m sat on and it’s not that there is anything wrong with them at all, again shop quality and low primmed but I’m resolving to keep my packed invent down to a reasonable number I just can’t bring myself to bin the excellent “love chair” as it’s called in the pack.  Comes with some good poses for him and her including the guitar playing which you can see is also included in the cushion.  The cushion gave me a laugh as it’s actually got a proposal pose in it and a refusal pose, a really nice touch.

shop

I’ve not bought this either, it’s in the shop and it looks suspiciously innocent but it also has a cleaning, floor sweeping, wall leaning etc poses in it but also a NAUGHTY Menu! since I’m a SL singleton I wouldn’t really get any use out of it but if you like to keep your naughty menu driven items secret this might be something you’re interested in.

I’m going to have a good mooch around when I get back inworld to grab the LM because this shop has a massive amount of items outside and in fact although I will try to give you the LM close to the prize you will probably find it’s outside you land.  If that happens then you simply walk inside the main shop and a clue is given for the hunt items…easy to find as well…but don’t be confused by the writing above the little purple box because it says “last donation and also Last Donor, just pay it the 3Lds and the giftie is sent to you.  BEST of all the 3Lds all goes towards the American Cancer Society! I would have paid much more for this prize and this cause but at least the token price of 3Lds means that even those on limited incomes can grab a goodie and donate to a great cause.

PS I’m putting the link for the site with the LM’s and pictures but you’re going to see a few more of them here as well.

Optimism Hunt Site

HC Premium Creations

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Home & Garden Expo part deux

HGE Cleo Design - Shabby Tabby Autumn mantel decoration

It wouldn’t be the Home & Garden Expo if I didn’t get to share something from Cleo Design would it?! The lovely Cleom Bailey sent me some of her items over and I adore this brand spanking new bench. It’s just so pretty and cozy, perfect for Autumn. It has single and couple poses included plus a working little cubby hole underneath. Ohmai gosh….

HGE Cleo Design Shabby Tabby

…the fabric on the pillows are gorgeous! Cleom always seems to have textures in her work that make me want to stroke them, I usually spend an age just eye-balling them.  The fireplace is also by Cleo Design, a good solid classic piece that will keep you cozy right through to winter . On the mantle is a lovely item from Shabby Tabby called “Autumn mantel decor, its only 4Li and is sooper pretty, it really looked at home up there. Actually I’ve got a few more items from Shabby Tabby to show you later – patience !

Cleo Design @ The Home & Garden Expo

Shabby Tabby @ The Home & Garden Expo

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Home & Garden Expo (squeeee)

2014 Home and Garden Expo Logo 512

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.

Home Expo - Master Map 1024

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

 

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The Magic Of Christmas Breedables Fair

FREE mesh reindeer pj's - THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS BREEDABLES FAIR

It wouldnt be Winter if I didnt do at least one post containing a onesie right? This pretty terrific set of PJ’s are set out as a free gift from Biobreeds at the Breedables Fair. I love love LOVE them, sooper snuggly buggly , the pattern is dead cute and they fit like a dream. The Breedables Fair is running alongside the Christmas Expo that I told you alll about yesterday. I had to mooch and try not to get lured to buy yet more stuff – cause I adore breeding pets in SL !

Breedables Xmas Fair MAP & Exhibitors List v2

Info map above so you have an idea of where you favourite stores are or explore a few new ones. The sims are really gorgeous to walk around and pretty much lag free. The naughty or nice gift boxes are also out – touch them, if youve been good you will get a gift! If, like moi, you have been bad, you’ll get a lump of coal.

“The Fair will again feature that amazing ONE-OF-A-KIND Breedable Auction For Life.  This spectacular fundraising event is one of the highlights to the Breedable Community every year when they raise an astonishing average of 2 MILLION lindens every year and all proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society.  This auction is one to post on your calendar… and not to be missed..  there is nothing quite like it! “

MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS BREEDABLES FAIR – Sponsored by: Meeroos

Magic of Christmas Breedables Fair 1 – Sponsored by: Meeroos

Magic of Christmas Breedables Fair 2 – Sponsored by: Meeroos

Breedables blog for all info

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Higgeldy Piggeldy

CIRCA - table & chairs set -  Eclectica Flora summer hat NEW! Eclectica Hollywood shoes  coldLogic louise dress - [ba] mesh prefab bungalow

Ohmaigosh, only a couple more days for The Home & Garden Expo ! I still have SO much to share with you , sooo in a brave all out attempt not to miss (too much anyway) I’m going to post a LOT …feel free to ignore my rambling and eyeball only ! Here I am sat on the patio of yet another home by the talented Mister Anubis, that I just couldn’t refuse to own. It’s a mesh bungalow style build, a really spacious layout with lots of rooms and features built right in. Its even got a fireplace on the patio ! Check it out, you can’t fail to notice the quality of the build. I’m having a coffee (as per usual) lounging on the [CIRCA] – “French Persuation”  table and chairs set, absolutely love the animations in the chairs and the wearable props are top notch! (thank you Cherelle xx) Ohhh just a teaser, I’m wearing the new “Flora” sun hat by Elcectica, isn’t it just gorgy?! As with Tiffy’s jewelry pieces, this has SO many options on colour for lots of parts, hair included, or without if you prefer . (Thanks Tiffy xx)

CIRCA

Another item from [CIRCA] is this Ocean Traveller Ladder set, beautifully textured pillows, set before a shelving unit crammed with nic naks and a pretty potted fern.

Home & Garden Expo BA

Inside, the Barnesworth Anubis bungalow is just as well-built as the outside, I’ve placed these stunning pieces by  Dekute Dekore, a new-to-me designer, but one I shall definitely go visit when the Expo is over to see more ! Incredible realism on both the couch and chair…and SO low prim, plus great poses, whats not to love.

Home & Garden Expo Cobblestone RFL items

Couldnt resist sharing these items from Cobblestone with you..so bright & breezy. The ladder inspired shelf is so right now and the framed prints would jolly up any home ! Both these pieces are RFL items I believe…so dig deep !

The Home & Garden Expo web site (all landmarks and hunt info here)

Eclectica (for the Flora sunhat)