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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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I’m in the mood for love

Aphrodite special offer - NEW

Oh wow you’re going to adore these new items from Aphrodite. These stunning gazebo’s are in this current round of Cosmopolitan, and boy-oh-boy also at a discount price whilst they are there. Above is the Gazebo combo pack, all three make for a beautiful display, possibly for a romantic sim location or even at home. Imagine an evening spent in these, romance deluxe ! You can buy the combo pack of all three, which I think is  great value package (Includes the 3 different gazebos, the bridges and walkways and the dance floor as extra!):

MESH 302 LI complete
COPY partially MOD/ NO transfer
Regular price: 1850
20% off price: 1480

Aphrodite special offer NEW!!

So lets take a look at each individual gazebo. My personal favourite is the one with the piano (naturally), its got SO many things to do, playing the piano, singing & serenading. Heres the blurb so I don’t forget anything: This piano includes a total of 35 custom animations!
~♥~ 3 solo animations: play, sing and sit
~♥~ 7 duet animations for playing & singing together
~♥~ 9 tender couple animations with kisses, cuddles & snuggles
Includes decorations, red roses, flowers changer options, lamps, soft candle lighting, optional lamps & lights
23 Wonderful piano love songs, playable by the music book.
~♥~ Animated bridge for couples with almost a dozen of flowers options to change and 26 animations including proposals, dances, kisses and cuddles.
MESH 62 LI complete. COPY partially MOD/ NO transfer
Regular price: 850
20% off price: 680

Aphrodite special offer

Next is the gazebo cafe set, adorable and utterly romantic. I love that it has the new system of attaching the props to you without having to go to your inventory and locate them – just click YES on the pop-up (which I now notice isn’t obscured by the main menu yay!) Even the rose garlands and swags have texture changes available for colours, I stayed with classic red but the pink option was delightful too. Blurb :

~♥~ Single chairs with 13 animations with automatic attachment system props (cafe, Petit fours, napkin etc)
~♥~ Couples bench with 7 singles and 12 couple animations
~♥~ Animated bridge for couples with almost a dozen of flowers options to change and 26 animations including proposals, dances, kisses and cuddles.
MESH 72 LI complete
COPY partially MOD/ NO transfer
Regular price: 650
20% off price: 520

Aphrodite special offer NEW

The third gazebo is the relaxing hangout – champagne on ice, a crackling fire, would certainly round an evening off to snuggle up in one of the chairs and relax in front of the fire no? Everything is so well detailed and for the amount of decoration included the prims are very low really. It is all soft linked – meaning you can add and subtract as you wish, keep items from sets to go in your home – such as the piano or chairs etc. Anyyyway here’s the write-up:

~♥~ Animated couple sofas with 8 couple animations for sitting together and kiss.
~♥~Animated champagne bucket, rose petals, chandelier
~♥~ Menu controlled realistic fireplace & rug
MESH 71 LI complete
COPY partially MOD/ NO transfer
Regular price: 650
20% off price: 520

These discount prices are only available at this round of Cosmopolitan ! Thanks Marina ❤

Cosmopolitan

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Ballroom or Bordello?

Spent a little time looking through my notices and came across one for the Genre event which is new to me.  The premiss is ” Genre is a new monthly event that focuses on celebrating the different cultures within SL” and even better nothing is priced over 100Lds.

urb100glassThis is The Annex’s offering of a completely sumptuous mesh dress with a very Victorian/steam punk inspired look.  Red Damask is the name with rich draped blood red Damask over a satin black underskirt. The low-cut top allows a lot of cleavage and the straps on the arm flex really well.  The main body of the skirt is non rigged  which means it doesn’t flow as much as a unrigged mesh and in fact I saw the demo of this on someone else and my first thought was it’s a sculpted skirt but it’s not, that still didn’t put me off trying the demo for myself and especially since it’s on special off of only 100Lds I was so pleased with it happily snapped it up but definitely try the demo first.   It’s so regal and, going to say it again, sumptuous.  Almost forgot to say gloves and veiled hat are also included.

The hair is another offer from Curio Obscura at Genre .and it’s from one of my fav quirky shops in SL.  I chose the “Victorina Ladylike” style but the is another equally as stylised hair option.  A very stylish thick look, piled high with thick ringlets.  Certainly a unique look.

GlassThen I turned off the light and walked “through the looking glass” and WOAH…..

urb100You enter a wonderland.  A large ballroom stuffed with all the weird and wonderful things we love about Alice in Wonderland.   I’ve already missed last Saturdays  ball but there is another one this Saturday so I have made a note of the time and I’m hoping to get there myself.  This is a massive build over many sims (yes I’ve forgotten how many).  I frequent it and never get bored because behind every door is  a stunning room or display.  The heart of all the sims is The Red Rose Theatre  a palace that would equal Versailles in opulence.  Open to all, you don’t have to be dressed up to the nines but this is a place to put on your full length gowns or best suit and tie and just go OTT.  Even if you’re not into dressing up you’re still more than welcome.  This isn’t a “naughty” place and you won’t find certain pose balls but what you will find it many areas to just sit and relax from the formal to the casual, pools and stables and plenty of gardens to wander.

A nice touch is that most of the furnishings are for sale but instead of having to TP to the shop you can just click and buy the item as it’s placed out in the palace AND WOW I’ve just seen in their blog that they now have whole suites for rent as soon as I rezz inworld I’m off for a mooch around for myself.

The Rose Theater and Art Gallery

The Rose Theater Blog

Genre