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It's time … to ride the lanterns – and Party!

Well, it will be time at 4pm SLT today, Sunday 22nd March.

Throughout the weeks of the Home and Garden Expo, we have had calm, peaceful times at 4pm each day when the lanterns are released. It provided a space for meditation and reflection. We thought of those who have gone before us in the fight against cancer, and also those who are fighting cancer, or supporting others through it.

Today, as the Expo comes to an end, we will celebrate this event with one last explosion of joy and thanksgiving for all those we love and have loved, all those who have stood together with us on the fight.

Tonight, with special music supplied by DaveOSaurus, we will watch those lanterns rise … and some us will RIDE them into the night sky.

And then we will come down into the gardens at the Designing Worlds cafe and dance until 6pm!

Designong Worlds Cafe

We’ll also be announcing the result of the Home and Garden Expo Decoration Story competition – so don’t miss it!

 

The Winners of the Home and Garden Decorating Contest – and a Little Addition

All images by Wildstar Beaumont

The Home and Decorating raised 159,288 Lindens – that’s US$615.93 in total!

You can see a list of the prizes they won here.

The winners of the contest were:

Decorating Contest - House 8
Decorating Contest – House 8

1st Place: Jarrod Beck for House 8: Lil Victorian by Painted Pixels

Decorating Contest - House 4
Decorating Contest – House 4

2nd Place: Ororeia Resident & Kyra Nachtigal for House 4: The Skwer by Cain Maven

Decorating Contest - House 5
Decorating Contest – House 5

3rd Place: House 5: Aja Direwytch for Barn House by RVi Design

In addition …

We invited the competitors to submit stories to go with their homes, if they wanted to, and several did. You can read these stories by clicking on the signs by the gates of each house. We were so impressed by the stories that we decided to run a second competition for the best three stories.

Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

These will be judged and the results announced at the Final Lantern Ceremony at 4pmSLT on the roof of the theatre on Hope 3 – when we all ride the Lanterns (more details about that to come).

And that will be followed by a party in the gardens of the Designing Worlds cafe at the Expo (designed by undercoverlady), dj’d by DaveOSaurus.

If you would like to donate a prize/s for the story competition, there is a form here: https://forms.gle/m7K6ks2U6uoooCX1A

 

Find out the results of the Home and Garden Decorating Contest!

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest

The Home and Garden Decorating Competition is now finished!

The winners will be announced at 2pm SLT today at the Decorating Street – which will give people a chance to inspect all the houses (and maybe donate a little more to Relay for Life of Second Life!

And to whet your appetite for the announcement of the results … here are the fantastic prizes that stores have generously donated!

Participating Store First Prize Second Prize Third Prize
=EC Designs= Gift Card – 1000L Gift Card – 750L Gift Card – 500L
Ashbourne & Co. Fine Jewellers L$500 gift card L$250 Gift Card L$100 Gift Card
Casa de Bebe Gift Card L$2500 Gift Card L$1500 Gift Card L$1000
Dench Designs Raithby Kitchen Collection (Kitchen, Sink & Fridge – All Animated) Sherwood Collection (Log Seating, Campfire, Tree, Table – All Animated)
Spilsby Collection (Seating, Fountain, BBQ, Prep Table – All animated)
Digitize 1000l Digitize Gift Card 500l Digitize Gift Card 300l Digitize Gift Card
DINKIE DUDS TEA CUP PLANTER WALL ART GOLDEN VASE SET
HOME SWEET HOME PICTURE
DLS: Dreamin’ Leaf Studios DLS Atelier Work Table & Work Stool DLS Atelier Daybed
DLS Atelier Entrance Rug
Dragonsworn 200 gift card 100 gift card 50 gift card
FaceDesk – Creative Creations Love Nest Season Tree – ADULT Kingston Elegance Bedroom Set *PG* Animesh Penguin Pet
FlyingArts LL$ 400 Gift Card (can be split into 2 L$200 for a duo win) L$ 200 Gift Card
Galland Homes Galland Homes L$1000 Gift Cert. Galland Homes L$500 Gift Cert.
Galland Homes L$500 Gift Cert.
GardenCenterSimona Gift Card 2000 LS Gift Card 1500 LS Gift Card 1000 LS
Highgod Originals HighGod MiniFrig No.1 (original mesh item) HighGod StonerShelf Lamp (original mesh item)
HighGod LitSmall Stoner (original mesh item)
IC From Within – Original Art by ilyra Longing for May by ilyra chardin (2D Art)    
Kitty Creations 2500 gift card 1500 gift card 1000 gift card
LoPo 1000L$ gift card 500L$ gift card 250L$ gift card
Love Everlasting Home & Garden Store a furnished Country Romance Cottage a modular rooftop garden with greenhouse our new “Spring Karma” bedroom & living room set
LozMac Designs La Lune Table Set – Texture Change Side Table, Candle Lantern, Plant, Working Analogue Clock. Also – Rug Set, Witchin Winter Table, Texture Change Cocoa Mugs & Texture Change Curtains La Lune Table Set – Side Table, Candle Lantern, Plant, Working Analogue Clock. Also – Rug Set & Witchin Winter Table La Lune Table Set – Side Table, Candle Lantern, Plant & Working Analogue Clock
Lumino    
Main Street Designs L$1000 gift card L$500 gift card L$250 gift card
Mara Telling: photography
Mara Telling: la mer (photo on resizable canvas)
   
Maven Homes The Palomar — Unfurnished Gift card for 50% off next purchase
Gift card for 25% off next purchase
Opi – Mesh Curtains & Pillows Arched Tied Drape – Lace with Roses Royal Drape – Natur Luxury Drape – Rose
Simply Designed Any 2 items from my store Any 1 item from my store
Any dozen cupcake of their choice
studioDire L$1000 Gift Card L$750 Gift Card L$500 Gift Card
Sugarfish Sugarfish – Toolbox w/ Tulips Sugarfish – Tin bucket w/ Roses
Sugarfish – Tin bucket w/ Roses
The Grove Country Club Estates One free month of rent at The Grove One free month of rent at The Grove One free month of rent at The Grove
Three Wishes Studio A photo session of your choice with a partner or alone A portrait session with a minimum of 3 portraits at the end A profile portrait
Unflat Stuff 10 items to choose from the shop 8 items to choose from the shop
6 items to choose from the shop
Varriale Designs Varriale Gift Certificate 7000L Varriale Gift Certificate 4000L
Varriale Gift Certificate 2000L
Widdershins 500L Gift Card 250L Gift Card 100L Gift Card
XPOSEure L$500 GC L$200 GC L$100 GC

Home and Garden Expo extended – and so is voting in the Decorating Contest!

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Home and Garden Expo has been extended! The last full day will be March 22nd, so you all have time to look around and enjoy all the fabulous displays!

Homes in the Home and Garden Decorating Contest

We’ve also extended voting in the Home and Garden Decorating contest. Voting will now close at midnight on Friday 20th March, and there will be a special party in the Designing Worlds cafe on Expo 3 with live singers where the results will be announced on Saturday 21st.

Designing Worlds Cafe at the Home and Garden Expo

So why not come over and register your vote for your favourite home?

And to help you choose, later today we’ll be posting more details of the homes and the stories behind them!

Designing Worlds pays a first visit to the Home and Garden Expo

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

This week, Designing Worlds is paying the first of two visits to the wonderful Home and Garden Expo!

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

From 2pm today, Monday 9th March, you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist at: https://www.slartist.com/browse-dw-videos-1-date.html.

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) for this week only at the Theatre on Hope 3, part of the Home and Garden Expo.

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We explore our beautiful Designing Worlds cafe at the Expo, created by undercoverlady.

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We talk to Kaerri, the main organiser of the Expo, about the work that goes into the event, and Maxwell Graf, an old friend who’s recently returned to Second Life with a stunning new build.

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we take a ride on the monorail to explore a special selection of Linden Homes. All this, and more – including a selection of Expo photos from the wonderful Wildstar Beaumont.

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

So do join us for our special watch party at the Expo, or watch on the web!

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Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Visit the Expo at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/170/35/23 (or, indeed, any of the regions Hope 1 – 9)

Find out more at the website: https://slhomegardenexpo.com/

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Come and see the houses in the Home & Garden Decorating Contest – and then vote for your favourite! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%203/5/41/23

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SkyeRyder Varriale speaks at the Home and Garden Expo!

Today, Saturday 7th March, in the Theatre at 2pm SLT, SkyeRyder Varriale, of Varriale Designs, will be talking about her beautiful homes – and about the landscaping that forms such an important part of the concepts she explores.

And Skye will be offering a giftcard worth 7,000 Lindens to be spent at her store for one lucky winner of our prize draw (open to all attendees)!

Be sure not to miss this!

Voice
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%203/116/218/30

Maxwell Graf speaks at the Home and Garden Expo!

Today in the Theatre at 2pm SLT, Maxwell Graf of Rustica, who has recently returned to Second Life with an exciting new house!

He’ll be talking about that, about using voxels, about his views on Second Life and other virtual worlds, and other things as well.

Maxwell’s talks are always informative and great fun – make sure you don’t miss it!

Voice
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%203/116/218/30

Voting has now started in the Home and Garden Decorating Contest!

Voting in the Home and Garden Decorating Contest is really easy – and you can join in by exploring the newly decorated homes on Hope 3!

All the fourteen houses have been decorated, and RFL kiosks have been placed outside each home.

Every Linden you pay into the kiosks counts as a vote – you can vote as much and as often as you like, and you can vote for as many houses as you want!

Voting will close at midnight SLT on March 12th.

For information on the individual houses, click on the house name signs outside each home on Hope 3. You’ll find stories, links to pictures and blog posts!

More information about the individual houses will be posted here soon.

Come to today’s Show and Tell at the Theatre!

Today in the Theatre at 2pm SLT, we are offering a  chance for creators to bring in some of their latest (or most loved) creations, and show them off to fellow creators and Expo visitors.

These Show and Tell sessions are always fun – and a way of showcasing some remarkable creations!

So come along – and show us what you’ve got!

Text and Voice
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%203/116/218/30

Elizabeth Burleigh of Ashbourne & Co. Fine Jewellers and Blue Moon Atelier Gallery talks at the Expo!

Elizabeth Burleigh will be talking to Saffia Widdershins at 2pm SLT about her work and about Relay for Life of Second Life.

Elizabeth Burleigh is the alter-ego of real life mythic artist & author Mary Layton. In Second Life, she is the jewellery designer for Ashbourne & Co.

She says: “In 2008 m’colleague, Gryffyn Ashbourne and I founded our own jewellery line, in the tradition of the great jewellery houses of Europe.”

Her artwork is displayed at the Blue Moon Atelier Gallery In Caledon II.

And Elizabeth will be offering a giftcard for her store for one lucky winner of our prize draw (open to all attendees)!

The talk will be in Voice
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%203/116/218/30

Meet DeGirlo, owner of Flying Arts, at today’s Talk at the Home and Garden Expo!

Poster for DeGirlo

DerGirlo juggles an artistic nature, a philosophical soul and a scientific nature. A modern renaissance gal who has actually worked those type of fairs. She loves nature, books, walks, motorcycles, photography, as well as art and creation in all it’s forms.

She’ll be talking to Saffia about her store, Flying Arts. Eclectic and sometimes eccentric offerings of food, furnishing, fashion, fun , buildings, photo props, landscaping and more. Flying Arts creates whatever catches the imagination and offers it up to enrich your enjoyment of Second Life.

We’ll be seeing some of this at the Talk tonight – and DeGirlo will be offering a special gift from Flying Arts for one lucky winner of our prize draw (open to all attendees)!

Text (a little voice from Saffia!)
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%203/116/218/30