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Lovely by candlelight. (Freebie).

I was only at Noctis about a week ago to see if there was a new GG but sadly for me it was the old one, previously blogged, so as soon as the notice came out about a super timely gift I was off over there and you can see by my outfit that was just this morning.

You get both wearable and rezzable versions of these wine bottle candles.  It does come with a pose just not the one I’m using.  Only 1 prim each so rezz away.

I love Noctis it’s a shop, or two, packed with heavy Victorian/Gothic furniture and decor sets which are up to date with mesh and reasonable prim counts.  I’ve always wanted a Victorian Mansion and although God knows, I own a few builds which come close to what I dream of so far nothing has grabbed me but the best thing is that one day I know I will.  Anyhow check out Noctis and check out both shops as in the 2 shops you get 2 colours and so far I’ve just grabbed the red bottles and I’m not sure what the colour in the other shop is.

REMINDER.

I’ve mentioned Orchard Heights before but I just wanted to give another MASSIVE SHOUT OUT!  I’m still in the group but I’m going to have to leave it as there is so much put on for group members I really feel so sorry that I don’t have the time to become more involved in this amazing group/sims/roleplay etc  They have movie nights, dances, parties, breakfast mornings, coffee mornings, speed dating, even bloody GYM and YOGA sessions!!! They have 14 sim packed with things for you to do, cycling, fishing, bowling etc and undoubtedlyy because we’re almost at the haunting hour there will be a massive Halloween event to top that all off.  Every time I’m doing something and the notice comes out a large part of me twinges in disappointment that I just don’t have the time to go.

Although I’ve given you the LM to the renter’s office you DON’T have to be a renter to join them for any event and although “roleplaying” is in the title all they seem to want is people to come and spend time on their sims and just have a FABULOUS SL with them.

PS Just in case you’re wondering the candles do give off a really exc glow, I just dimmed the picture for effect.

Noctis (Babbage)

Noctis (St Johns Wood)

Orchard Heights (Rental Office)

Orchard Heights (Blog)

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Yes…Its Time

Im so excited…its time for Fashion For Life ! In its sixth year raising money for the American Cancer Society. Sooo many designers, new & old…all with exclusive items for the event..gatcha machines..a hunt..a raffle…and so much more ! Im kicking off my FFL blog with one of my favourite suits…its called “mimi” and is by SF Designs..(thank you Swaffette xx) I already have a different colour of this in my wardrobe..but this is a special exclusive colour just for FFL ! Duck egg blue..scrummy shade..

In the box you get two versions, plus the most darling little matching clutch bag & shoes. If you dont pick this up at the FFL event..you wont be able to buy it later !

Next I have a gatcha dress..just 50L a pop, and its mesh ! Its by Silken Moon..and has some lovely detailing on it..easy to wear. Ive teamed it up with a necklace form Caroline’s Jewelry..and I SO love this ! Sweet key with a teeny clock set into it…tying in nicely with this years FFL theme “its time”..available with black or white pearls..havent taken this off yet ! Im also wearing a skin from one of the specially created “Hygeia” line by MyDear..a donation item..tres chic..totally lovely…get buying ! (loads of skin tones and makeups)

Last for today..but not my last blog for this event is from SF Designs…if youre into gowns or Tuxedo’s…this is what you need. The Speranza gown for us ladies and the co-ordinating Speranza Tux for the Men. Such a wealth of detailing its hard to know where to start..but if you think of SF Design as the “Rolls Royce” of this type of attire..you wont be far wrong. The gown has full and slim skirt versions..a prim bodice that makes it sooo much more three dimensional..the fabric looks heavy and lush..and moves so gracefully its hard not to keep twirrrrling around ! Also in the box is a stunning pair of shoes to wear with it. If youre liking my skin, its also availble at the FFL event, by Hush and called “Amy”, Im still wearing this two days later..its totally adorbs. I chose sultry sage in the honey tone…more shades on display !

Im not big on describing menswear..but Steve looks super handsome in this tuxedo..no? Im big on cuff and cufflinks..such a lovely touch…also has shoes with it..so no worries about searching out a pair ! Thanks Swaffette x

Fashion For Life

Fashion For Life Blog

Some info from the organisers also :

So what’s New for 2012?

This year, Fashion for Life spans an incredible TEN lag free sims with over 200 stores selling the latest fashions, accessories, hair and unique designer items made especially for this event. There will also be gacha areas, a hunt, a raffle and a SALE- all with the end goal of raising funds for the American Cancer Society via SL.

The sims will be laid out in a cross formation and will represent the theme “Its Time…” with builds representing stages in time:  past, present, future and timeless. All building and landscaping have been created by some of SL’s top designers and builders to produce a beautiful environment for your charity shopping sprees!

Alongside the fabulous fashion, there will be a sim dedicated to providing a minimum of 12 hours entertainment and activities every day, so you can socialise, have fun and meet new people too.

Our sims have been kindly sponsored by ‘Dream Seeker Estate Corporation’ which has drastically reduced admin expenses, helping to free up even more money for Relay for Life.

Harper Beresford, Fashion for Life Lead executive says:
“Fashion for Life is not just about fashion and it’s not just about fund raising-it’s about supporting the members of our community in SL who have been touched by cancer.”

Cancer touches everyone. We sincerely hope you join us in this kick-off event for Relay for Life in SL, helping raise money for the American Cancer Society.

 

 

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The Home & Garden Expo 2011

One of the biggest events of the year has kicked off, the  fourth Homes & Garden Expo, and I was giddy was excitement after receiving my press pass to get a sneaky preview before its crazzzzy busy (thank you Cleom Bailey!) There are ten sims of goodies to peruse, yes TEN! It runs until the 22nd of this month so plenty of time to work your way around and see it all. The expo will cover all areas of home and land decor in SL. It gathers together many of SL’s greatest architects, furniture makers, gardeners and landscapers, some well-known and some not so well-known, in a grand display to Second Life shoppers and visitors.

Each Exhibitor will be selling two items which make their debut at the Expo and those sales will go to benefit Relay For Life, along with all proceeds from this year’s, always popular Scavenger Hunt, Auction and Raffle.

 As you can see I found a couple of quiet corners to sit and relax, there are some stunning displays dotted around to enjoy and appreciate.

Lisp had some gorgeous items out, this umbrella set caught my eye, stacked with poses and so unique.

Dont forget to keep an eye out for some beautiful gifts as you walk about, Lisp had this oh-so-pretty day bed that came with two styles of lamps, and a new designer to me “Julia” had a super side table out complete with wine giver as a pressie (Julia also had a house out as a gift but I havent had time to rez it yet booo). Check out the superb details on Julia’s creations, certainly a store I shall investigate later. (thanks Lisp & Julia!)

If you’re an outdoorsy type, there’s also things to interest you..AZ Emporium had a simply fab selection of camping equip, the bed for this tent was amazing, you could close the mozzy nets,unmake & make the bed, plus nortiness in the poses *blush*.

As things hotted up and the official open time went by I flew off to the higher numbered sims before it got crowded and I met up with Sandi Glas of Glas Houses, my first real-life designer in the pixel flesh so to speak ! Sandi was most gracious and rezzed up another lawn chair for me to sit on while we chatted. Sandi has been designing Homes for 2 years and although she wasnt trumpeting the fact shed won awards I spotted it while I was profile snooping her (busted big time huh) Turns out shed won two  at build-off competitions hosted by what was once called the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum, and is now Virtual Museums, Inc.

I had a wander about as Sandi mentioned she had a “beachy” type villa on display and I’m  a sucker for those, you HAVE to go see it, its one of her relay for life items and is totally different from anything Id considered for a beach theme before (think sharp white walls,dark crisp wood,angles & curves). The homes are solidly built,and very “warm” , you know the type of place you walk into and its empty, and immediately in your head you’re arranging your own furniture in it? Main store if you miss her pitch is here: Glas Houses . Lovely to meet you Sandi and thanks!

Andddd finally I found Cleo Designs ! Cleom Bailey is on Sim 4, which is chock-a-block with goodness . I just had to show you this lounger,its pretty fabulous…loadsss of poses and the back of the relciner even changes position as you sit up and down…I LOVE that!

Inside the pretty white house (which is also for sale) I found this piano set, I can’t express how pretty it is, its Cleom’s Relay for Life item, priced very reasonably at 200L you get all that you see in the photo. I was particularly impressed with the music it plays..go try it out ! (and its verrrrrry low prim yay!)

The Hall stand also caught my attention, a real steal at 100L, perfectly executed with great details and a pretty pose,as usual with Cleom’s designs you see it and wanttttt it ! (isn’t the little bag hanging up just toooooo cute??!!) Dont forget to mooch outside..there is a glorious arbor complete with couches,floaty curtains and tables that will make you swoooon. If you miss Cleo Designs at the fair here’s the main store: Cleo Designs (but you wont see the exclusive RFL items there!)

Hope you enjoy the event as much as I am/have, I suggest you do a couple of sims a day, I got a bit OVER excited doing so many in one go. There is so much to see and do, heaps to buy and snaffle up..and if you’re wanting to learn some new skills, Builders Brewery are also holding lessons & classes in all sorts of creating hurrrah! There are also live music sessions, parrrtay! In each sim there are teleporter boards & maps, you really wont get lost, I just flew around all ten sims and landed in the middle where the info boards were, brilliantly organised and easy to navigate, bigggg thanks to the organisers *squidge*

Further info :

Official website: http://slhomegardenpatioexpo.wordpress.com/

The fabulous sponsors : Shameless Bits, Prim Perfect, Pre Fabulous, Cozy Homes,  KittyCats, Antique Artistry, UrbanizeD Homes, Stonewood Homes, Zoe’s Garden, The WoodShed,

The sims: Home expo 1  Home expo2    Home expo 3   Home expo 4   Home expo 5   Home expo 6   Home expo 7   Home expo 8   Home expo 9   Home expo 10

The scavenger Hunt start point: Scavenger Hunt

Building classes : Builders Brewery (schedule of classes available on site) Or for more info see here : http://slhomegardenpatioexpo.wordpress.com/expo-classroom/

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Got Water?

The Little Big Shop Event

I’m always keen to get involved with events that support a real life charity, and today Tala Swan (of ello poppet fame !) contacted me about her latest project. Some of you might recall we covered an event by Tala & Yasmino Gossipgirl  the “Little big shop” fair a few months back. This time its similar but it will support “The water project”. (see here for info about this organisation http://thewaterproject.org/ )

Whenever I see those adverts on television, where children have to walk miles to get a bowl of water, or even worse are forced to drink dirty water and try to cope with the effects & diseases that has, my hand digs deep. I think a lot of us may be a wee bit guilty of taking our fresh water supply SO much for granted!

Little big shop is an awesome concept, briefly…its about Larger stores & creators helping the smaller / newer people. Advice is given & support. Each little store is teamed up with a big one for the event..its kinda sweet but actually VERY smart.

Sooo the best of both worlds, raising awareness & cash for The water project and sharing  knowledge with other creators..cool huh ? Apart from that..its also damm fine shopping yay!

If you’re a creator and are interested in applying for a spot in the event, please contact Tala Swan (notecard is prolly bestest) If you’re an artist and would like to apply to make an installation at the event, you need to contact Faint Paulse. The brief I read sounds devine…I cant WAIT to come see it all !

The event runs for a whole month (hurrrah!)  April 15th to May 15th – this is a heads up for designers & artists (as deadlines are tight to get everything organised-you’ll need to make contact soooon!) and a whistle wetter for us shoppers ..I will remind you nearer the time also !

Here is the rather illustrious list of sponsors for the event :

Four Yip -Artist
Am Radio – Artist
Tala Swan – TLBS Co- owner – Ello Poppet
Maddox Dupont -MAD Designs
Lavinia Laviolette
Faint Pulse – ladies with lunch
Yasmino Gossipgirl – TLBS Co -owner – Honey and Vingar 
LovelyMiwako7399 Menna – Outrageous Glamour INC.
Pennelope Thiessam – Owner od Rumor