Category Archives: Blog posts

Friday 5th April: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

Silent Auction
Silent Auction

We’re getting ready for the last weekend of the Expo – and things are already starting to come to a head.

Firstly – some of the Silent Auction boards are closing TODAY, so get down to Hope 7 and put your bids in – there are some fantastic bargains still to be had.

The boards are open for bidding at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/144/218/27

Silent Auction
Silent Auction

There are two Live Auctions planned – the Nita10 Greywolf Memorial Auction which will be for breedables, and will be held on Saturday 6th April at 12 noon SLT

Then there will be the OOAK (One of a Kind) Live Auction on Sunday 7th April at 1pm SLT. Highlights includean original artwork by Bryn Oh, two unique Teager animesh horses, and your own Designing Worlds show on the subject of your choice.

Both Live Auctions will be held in the Main Theatre: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/126/163/27

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Classroom
The Classroom

Classes
12:00 noon – Ava Jhamin – Photography for Bloggers
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/224/110/27

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Talks and Discussions
2pm SLT: Sandie Slate
Sandie will be talking about the programs & services from the American Cancer Society available within Second Life.
Voice

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

4pm SLT: Lantern Release Ceremony
Every day at 4pm, there is a special lantern release ceremony from the roof of the Main Theatre at the Expo.

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

Sometimes people speak, but often the event takes place in comparative silence – a break from the busyness (and the business) of the Expo – a time to reflect, remember and mourn. Set your windlight to midnight and join us – or watch from afar.
Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/120/188/50

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Linden Homes Preview
Have you visited the special preview of the new Linden Homes? There’s traditional homes – and houseboats too!

Linden Homes: Houseboats - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Linden Homes: Houseboats – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Thursday 4th April: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

And we’re into the final week (sob) of the Home and Garden Expo. So far we’ve raised over L$2,168,000, and with bids coming in for the Auctions and votes for the Home and Garden Decorating Contest, that will be rising over the last few days!

Incidentally, the Home and Garden competition has ALREADY raised more than 200,000 Lindens – in fact, at the moment it stands at L$214,414 – which is approximately US$869!

So keep on shopping – but don’t miss these other wonderful events today!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Classes
10:30 am – DeAnn Dufaux – Working with AO maps
12:00 noon – Christina Bellamora – Design and Inspiration
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/224/110/27

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Show and Tell at the Expo!
Show and Tell at the Expo!

Discussion:
2pm SLT: Show and Tell!
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!
Text and Voice
Location: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/126/163/27

Valentino Armani
Valentino Armani

5pm SLT: ValentinoArmani
Valentiono will be talking about mesh and Script X LAG for vehicles in Second Life – and there will be the opportunity to take a test drive.
Text

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

4pm SLT: Lantern Release Ceremony
Every day at 4pm, there is a special lantern release ceremony from the roof of the Main Theatre at the Expo.

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

Sometimes people speak, but often the event takes place in comparative silence – a break from the busyness (and the business) of the Expo – a time to reflect, remember and mourn. Set your windlight to midnight and join us – or watch from afar.
Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/120/188/50

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Music Theatre
Grab that dance partner and head over for some fun entertainment at the stage today. Good times and good tunes all in support of Relay For Life of Secondlife at the Home Expo!

Music Theatre
Music Theatre

5-7pm: T1 Radio Mixed Bag with Fiz Underwood
Today at the Expo Theatre T1 Radio is bringing DJ Fiz Underwood and his Mixed Bag of Tunes. Get those dancing shoes on and head on over!
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/91/178/27

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Linden Homes Preview
Have you visited the special preview of the new Linden Homes? There’s traditional homes – and houseboats too!

Linden Homes: Traditional - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Linden Homes: Traditional – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Silent Auction
The boards are open for bidding at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/144/218/27

Silent Auction
Silent Auction

We have set up the auction boards for the silent and live auctions, and WOW, we have some amazing gifts.

Come along to view these amazing offers – and place your bids!

Wednesday 3rd April: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

House 14 - Atlantis Lava Beach Cottage
House 14 – Atlantis Lava Beach Cottage

And we’re into the final week (sob) of the Home and Garden Expo. So far we’ve raised over L$2,100,000, and with bids coming in for the Auctions and votes for the Home and Garden Decorating Contest, that will be rising over the next week!

Incidentally, the Home and Garden competiotn has ALREADY raised more than 20,000 Lindens than it raised last year – a jump from L$155,817 to L$179,740! That’s over US$730.

So keep on shopping – but don’t miss these other wonderful events today!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Classes
11:00 am – Wolfsong – Building a Working Mailbox
1:00 pm – Kryptonia Paperdoll – Photo Tips
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/224/110/27

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

4pm SLT: Lantern Release Ceremony
Every day at 4pm, there is a special lantern release ceremony from the roof of the Main Theatre at the Expo.

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

Sometimes people speak, but often the event takes place in comparative silence – a break from the busyness (and the business) of the Expo – a time to reflect, remember and mourn. Set your windlight to midnight and join us – or watch from afar.
Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/120/188/50

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Music Theatre
Grab that dance partner and head over for some fun entertainment at the stage today. Good times and good tunes all in support of Relay For Life of Secondlife at the Home Expo!

Music Theatre
Music Theatre

5-7pm: T1 Radio Rockin Happy Hour with Trader Whiplash
Today at the Expo Theatre it’s time for T1 Radio’s Trader Whiplash who will be playing some Rock n Roll! Trader is co-owner of T1 Radio and longtime volunteer with the Relay For Life of Second Life.
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/91/178/27

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Linden Homes Preview
Have you visited the special preview of the new Linden Homes? There’s traditional homes – and houseboats too!

Linden Homes: Houseboats - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Linden Homes: Houseboats – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Silent Auction
The boards are open for bidding at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/144/218/27

Silent Auction
Silent Auction

We are setting up auction boards as we receive objects and/or notecards, and WOW, we have some amazing gifts.

Come along to view these amazing offers – and place your bids!

Tuesday 2nd April: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

House 13 - Old Savannah Rowe House
House 13 – Old Savannah Rowe House

And we’re into the final week (sob) of the Home and Garden Expo. So far we’ve raised over L$2,000,000, and with bids coming in for the Auctions and votes for the Home and Garden Decorating Contest, that will be rising over the next week!

So keep on shopping – but don’t miss these other wonderful events today!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Classes
1:00 pm – Deyanira Yalin – Jewelry 103
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/224/110/27

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Relay for Life of Second Life
Relay for Life of Second Life

Talks and Discussions:
2pm SLT: The Relay for Life Team
Today we’ll be joined by Stingray Raymaker from the American Cancer Society, and senior members of the Relay for Life of Second Life team. We’ll be talking about how they got involved, what their work entails, and their hopes and plans for this year’s Relay
Text and Voice
Location: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/126/163/27

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

4pm SLT: Lantern Release Ceremony
Every day at 4pm, there is a special lantern release ceremony from the roof of the Main Theatre at the Expo.

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

Sometimes people speak, but often the event takes place in comparative silence – a break from the busyness (and the business) of the Expo – a time to reflect, remember and mourn. Set your windlight to midnight and join us – or watch from afar.
Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/120/188/50

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Music Theatre
Grab that dance partner and head over for some fun entertainment at the stage today. Good times and good tunes all in support of Relay For Life of Secondlife at the Home Expo!

Music Theatre
Music Theatre

5-7pm: T1 Radio Rock n Roll Stew with Nuala Maracas
Today at the Expo Theatre it’s Rock n Roll Stew with Nuala Maracas. Nuala is co-founder of T1 Radio and longtime Relayer. She served as the chair for Relay For Life of Second Life for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. She’ll be on the expo stage as a T1 Radio DJ. Come on out for some great Rock n Roll!
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/91/178/27

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Linden Homes Preview
Have you visited the special preview of the new Linden Homes? There’s traditional homes – and houseboats too!

Linden Homes: Traditional - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Linden Homes: Traditional – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Silent Auction
The boards are open for bidding at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/144/218/27

Silent Auction
Silent Auction

We are setting up auction boards as we receive objects and/or notecards, and WOW, we have some amazing gifts.

Come along to view these amazing offers – and place your bids!

Please cast your vote/s in the Home and Garden Decorating Competition

It’s Voting Time in the Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition!

All the sixteen 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!

Visit the houses at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/5/45/27

Vote for the Home and Garden Decorating Competition!
Vote for the Home and Garden Decorating Competition!

Voting will close at midnight SLT on April 5th.

For information on the individual houses, see below – and also click on the signs outside each home. You’ll find stories, links to pictures and blog posts!

All pictures of the individual houses were taken by Wildstar Beaumont – and many thanks for his amazing work!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

House No. 1:
The Hayashi Loft, created by Kai Mannequin of B I G B U L L Y

House No.1 - The Hayashi Loft
House No.1 – The Hayashi Loft

The Hayashi Loft was decorated by ana1isa (aka Ana).

Candidates were asked to choose at least three items from RFL vendors at the Expo to decorate their homes.

House No.1 - The Hayashi Loft
House No.1 – The Hayashi Loft

Ana chose the following:

1. pergola roses & wisteria from Evolving Images – item on ground level
2. “For Friends” Beach Table “Spring” from Aphrodite – item on ground level
3. Ogina set – sideboard from Organica – items on level 2
4. [PA] Millennium Living Room Set from PA store – sofa on level 2 & chair on level 3
5. Homestyle Hotel – Bed from Sahi Design – item on level 3

House No.1 - The Hayashi Loft
House No.1 – The Hayashi Loft

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

House No. 2
The Del Mar Farmhouse, created by Dean Ashby of Redgrave Homes

House No.2 - The Del Mar Farmhouse
House No.2 – The Del Mar Farmhouse

It has been decorated by Denise Rowlands, Babydoll Tracy(aka ℬαвуđσℓℓ), MiaSofia1987 (aka Mια ) and CaseyGarced (aka Casey)

You can see more about the house here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/denise_rowlands/46573772955/
And there is a story about the house here: https://slhomegardenexpo.com/stories-from-the-houses/#delmar

House No.2 - The Del Mar Farmhouse
House No.2 – The Del Mar Farmhouse

Candidates were asked to choose at least three items from RFL vendors at the Expo to decorate their homes.
Denise and her team chose the following:

  1. Convergence 22 by Sebastian Pandu (first room on left side of house/his office)
  2. OW Old crate of green onion v2 (kitchen back step)
  3. [Schultz Bros.] Fire Hydrant – Classic Red (front far right if facing house)
House No.2 - The Del Mar Farmhouse
House No.2 – The Del Mar Farmhouse

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

House No. 3
La Casa Blanca, created by Al P. aKa of also Known as

House No.3 - The Casa Blanca
House No.3 – The Casa Blanca

It has been decorated by smallxbig (aka LilCutie)

House No.3 - The Casa Blanca
House No.3 – The Casa Blanca

Candidates were asked to choose at least three items from RFL vendors at the Expo to decorate their homes.
LilCutie chose the following:

Altana Camelia Planter by Kaerri
Nerium Oleander Red by Bee Designs
Tropical Pot by Broken Creek Decor

House No.3 - The Casa Blanca
House No.3 – The Casa Blanca

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

House No. 4
This house is the Rothko House, created by Kaerri Rae of Kaerri

It has been decorated by KharmaObscura (aka TwistedFetische)

House 4: The Rothko
House 4: The Rothko

You can see pictures of the house here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kharmaobscura

House 4: The Rothko
House 4: The Rothko

Candidates were asked to choose at least three items from RFL vendors at the Expo to decorate their homes.
TwistedFetische chose the following:

Salacity – Coffee Cup Chair
ANTICA Industrial Wire Standing Lamp
ANTIQUES*AmphoraVERONA

House 4: The Rothko
House 4: The Rothko

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

House No. 5
The Palomar, created by Cain Maven of Maven Homes.

It has been decorated by Chant Lyric.

House 5: The Palomar
House 5: The Palomar

If you visit the house, click on the sign ABOVE the house sign, and you will get a folder of information about the house and its background. – including a full inventory list.

There are also pictures of the house here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/58903384@N04/
Chant has also written a feature about the house which you can read here: https://slhomegardenexpo.com/stories-from-the-houses/#palomar

House 5: The Palomar
House 5: The Palomar

Candidates were asked to choose at least three items from RFL vendors at the Expo to decorate their homes.

Chant chose the following:

  1. Fundati’s Great Grass II (square)
  2. ~GD~ Bailey Tufted Ottoman
  3. Eclectica Curiosities- Edwardian –
  4. :: N :: Thea Mirror, Bronze – :: NEWCHURCH ::
  5. [Ds] Chesterfield Coffee Table
House 5: The Palomar
House 5: The Palomar

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

House No. 6
Casa Miraflores, created by Tess Spargel of Spargel & Shine Homes.

House 6 - Casa Miraflores
House 6 – Casa Miraflores

It has been decorated by Sarabi2theextreme (aka ڪαЯαßϊ Ğєяαяd ڪt.Cℓαíяє™) with Yoni2sweet.

You can (if you are a Facebook member) see more here: https://www.facebook.com/SexySarabi

House 6 - Casa Miraflores
House 6 – Casa Miraflores

Candidates were asked to choose at least three items from RFL vendors at the Expo to decorate their homes.
αЯαßϊ chose the following:

  1. PrimPossible 1 Prim Metal Overhead Sofa Lamp V2
  2. Fort la Latte Panorama by Jarrod Beck in Metal Frame
  3. {Elementals} Office Clutter {Boxed}
House 6 - Casa Miraflores
House 6 – Casa Miraflores

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

House No. 7
The Treehouse, created by Mike of Loggin’ Off Homes

It has been decorated by CaMeRoN Messinez and Luna Silbermann (aka Luna Messinez)

House 7 - The Treehouse
House 7 – The Treehouse

You can see more about the house here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cameron_messinez/sets/72157704296024772
They have written a story about the house here: https://slhomegardenexpo.com/stories-from-the-houses/#treehouse

House 7 - The Treehouse
House 7 – The Treehouse

Candidates were asked to choose at least three items from RFL vendors at the Expo to decorate their homes.
CaMeRoN and Luna chose the following:

1. Water Barrel with planters – by Pamela Darkmatter from ~Darkmatter~
2. [Park Place] Heart Keys Wall Decor – Oak – by DeAnn Dufaux from [Park Place]
3. [Park Place] Geese Table Decor – by DeAnn Dufaux from [Park Place]

House 7 - The Treehouse
House 7 – The Treehouse

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

House No. 8:
The Iolaus, created by Emileigh of Vicious Decay

It has been decorated by TeylaGrace (aka Tey Murphy)

House 8 - Iolaus
House 8 – Iolaus

You can see more about the house here if you are a Facebook member at: https://www.facebook.com/teyla.murphy.3

House 8 - Iolaus
House 8 – Iolaus

Candidates were asked to choose at least three items from RFL vendors at the Expo to decorate their homes.
Teyla chose the following:

Aroha Kiwi Stump Planter
~ASW~ the Hadley Plant Set
~ASW~ The Hadley Sofa

House 8 - Iolaus
House 8 – Iolaus

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

House No. 9
The Anini, created by Robert Galland of Galland Homes

It has been decorated by Ava Jhamin

House 9 - The Anini
House 9 – The Anini

You can see more about the house here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/58871101@N03/

Candidates were asked to choose at least three items from RFL vendors at the Expo to decorate their homes.

House 9 - The Anini
House 9 – The Anini

Ava chose the following:

  1. Art By Etamae The First Step
  2. Art By Etamae Stripped Bare
  3. CJ Creations Spring Water Trough Planter
House 9 - The Anini
House 9 – The Anini

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

House No. 10
The Stacey, created by Sandi Glas of Glas Houses

It has been decorated by Sabina Valeska

House 10 - The Stacey
House 10 – The Stacey

You can see more about the house here:
Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83mhp6UU5Bw&t=11s
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/sabina.valeska

House 10 - The Stacey
House 10 – The Stacey

Candidates were asked to choose at least three items from RFL vendors at the Expo to decorate their homes.
Sabina chose the following:

1. (Fundati) Turbine Fan by Mr. Fundati
2. Umbrella Ducky Pond by Chiana Oh
3. Origami Candle Holders by Chiana Oh
4. Thus Magic – Twin Sakura Trees by Thus Yootz
5. The Green Door – Rocking Chair by Brick Swansen

House 10 - The Stacey
House 10 – The Stacey

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

House No. 11
This house is Stone Cottage, created by Roxy Bergiere of Love Everlasting Home & Garden Store

It has been decorated by Devin Vaughn

House 11 - Stone Cottage
House 11 – Stone Cottage

You can see more about the house here: https://devinvaughn.blogspot.com/2019/03/home-garden-expo-design-challenge-stone.html

House 11 - Stone Cottage
House 11 – Stone Cottage

Candidates were asked to choose at least three items from RFL vendors at the Expo to decorate their homes.
Dev chose the following:

  1. Lunaria. Purple Tulip Field
  2. 2 copies: Gacha Hedge Set by Felix *Bullet* 1 Prim (Dev played the gacha many times, and this is the item he choose to use)
  3. [BMS] Hydrangea // Flowerpot
    (Dev used used in the house The Looking Glass TLG – The Torch Singer Chaise, and TLG – The Torch Singer Chandelier which are Relay gacha also, but he owned these already)
House 11 - Stone Cottage
House 11 – Stone Cottage

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

House No. 12
Kent Spring Cottage, created by Ulaa Coronet-Blackwood of Funky Junk

It has been decorated by Engelsstaub (aka Staubi Reilig)

House 12 - Kent Spring Cottage
House 12 – Kent Spring Cottage

You can see more about the house here:
https://staubissecondlifeblog.blogspot.com/2019/03/home-decorating-competition.html
https://www.flickr.com/photos/137216052@N04/40531547813/in/dateposted-public/
https://www.facebook.com/engelsstaub.resident/posts/1521758787960633?notif_id=1553929632327503&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic

House 12 - Kent Spring Cottage
House 12 – Kent Spring Cottage

Candidates were asked to choose at least three items from RFL vendors at the Expo to decorate their homes.
Staubi chose the following:

  1. ~GD~ Unicorn Lamp – white
  2. *TRB* – MANOR CHAISE – ASIAN PALACE
  3. *TRB* Terrace Tulips WEDDING
House 12 - Kent Spring Cottage
House 12 – Kent Spring Cottage

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

House No. 13
Old Savannah Rowe House, created by Alex Parke of Parke Ave. and Posh

It has been decorated by Kavita Carnell

House 13 - Old Savannah Rowe House
House 13 – Old Savannah Rowe House

You can see more about the house here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/161481804@N08/

House 13 - Old Savannah Rowe House
House 13 – Old Savannah Rowe House

Candidates were asked to choose at least three items from RFL vendors at the Expo to decorate their homes.
Kavita chose the following:

  1. Magnum Opus [MO] Nautical Comfort Basket
  2. Magnum Opus. [MO]Love
  3. Magnum Opus- [MO] Glowing Double Hearts
  4. Magnum Opus- [MO] The Red Chair
  5. Fat Bird [FB] Tropical Plants
  6. Fat Bird -[FB] Botanical Series
  7. Evo’s Kitty Katz Warehouse- Bird Cage. by Max Pitre
  8. BIGBULLY Theo Vanity Set – Cabinet – Mirror- Basin- and Pendant Lamp
House 13 - Old Savannah Rowe House
House 13 – Old Savannah Rowe House

There’s also a little story about people who live in the house:

The story of the people who lived in the house
Kavita and Grapto live in this house, they been together since they met in Second Life back in 2007. They are both very artistic and love to play music and learn about Art and Design. They love traveling and travel a lot and they love to cook for friends and family and therefore have lots of lovely things in the kitchen.

House 13 - Old Savannah Rowe House
House 13 – Old Savannah Rowe House

In the house they like a mix of modern and old, and now have collected the things over the years. They keep things from travels or family or friends have given them special gifts. To them the things have a history and every thing has its place.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

House No. 14
Atlantis Lava Beach Cottage, created by Moco Scribe of Moco Homes

It has been decorated by Lizzy Gracemount (aka Lizzy Austen)

House 14 - Atlantis Lava Beach Cottage
House 14 – Atlantis Lava Beach Cottage

You can see more about the house here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/27541465@N02/albums/72157707615752465
http://lizzysgrandadventures.com/sl-home-garden-expo-2019-deco-contest/
https://www.facebook.com/LizzyAustenSL/posts/646788979089417

House 14 - Atlantis Lava Beach Cottage
House 14 – Atlantis Lava Beach Cottage

Candidates were asked to choose at least three items from RFL vendors at the Expo to decorate their homes.
Lizzy chose the following:

  1. Hope 3 Mixed Flowers Boat Planter Vendor
  2. Hope 9 RFL HG split Vendor -SR Tropical Drinks
  3. Hope 9 RFL HG split Vendor -SR Breakfast Bistro Set
House 14 - Atlantis Lava Beach Cottage
House 14 – Atlantis Lava Beach Cottage

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

House No. 15
Villa Sirocco, created by Eku Zhong of Culprit

It has been decorated by Prokofy Neva

House 15 - Villa Sirocco
House 15 – Villa Sirocco

You can see more about the house here:
https://3dblogger.typepad.com/second_thoughts/2019/03/my-entry.html
https://twitter.com/Prokofy – use the hashtag #H&GExpoDeco )

House 15 - Villa Sirocco
House 15 – Villa Sirocco

Candidates were asked to choose at least three items from RFL vendors at the Expo to decorate their homes.
Prokofy chose the following:

  1. [Figure 8] Classic Contemporary Chair Wood (White) and [Figure 8] Conversion Coffee Table
  2. [V/W] Canapes Double Tray (dispenser)
  3. {CdB} Larsson Vanity Table_Red
House 15 - Villa Sirocco
House 15 – Villa Sirocco

Pssst! There are lots of secrets to be discovered in this house! Have you found the hidden room?

House 15 - Villa Sirocco
House 15 – Villa Sirocco

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

House No. 16
Getaway, created by Jenny Ashland of Painted Pixels

It has been decorated by Wιʟʟα Cαʟʟιdoяα (willahmina) and Eᴍiʀi Gʀαcє Ƒuʀi Zαηє ĐuƁỗis (graceland.zane)

House 16 - Getaway
House 16 – Getaway

You can see more about the house here:
https://www.facebook.com/willahmina.resident
https://www.facebook.com/CallidoraLandscapes/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/134234582@N02/

House 16 - Getaway
House 16 – Getaway

Candidates were asked to choose at least three items from RFL vendors at the Expo to decorate their homes.
Wιʟʟα chose the following:

  1. ~The Green Door~ Beach Lounger (Upper outdoor patio)
  2. [Ds] Vindustria Decor – Round Table v1 (Living room)
  3. Daydreams Pottery (Living room)
House 16 - Getaway
House 16 – Getaway

 

Designing Worlds visits the Home and Garden Expo – Part 1

In this episode of Designing Worlds Saffia and Elrik are paying the first of two visit to Second Life’s amazing Home and Garden Expo, which raises funds in aid of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

The show goes live on Monday 1st April at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in the Designing Worlds studio on Garden of Dreams.

Second Life Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Second Life Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

They talk to one of the organisers, Kaerri Rae, and visit some fascinating stores, meeting designers – and learning about the super-secret region that arrived for the opening!

Second Life Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Second Life Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And of course they also visit their base at the Expo, the amazing Rainforest Cafe (designed by undercoverlady) on Hope 2.

Second Life Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Second Life Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And, of course, they’ll also be witnessing the much-loved Lantern Ceremony.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

More information about the Second Life Home and Garden Expo

Second Life Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Second Life Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Website: https://slhomegardenexpo.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HomeAndGardenExpoSL/

Places of Interest:
The Home and Garden Decorating Competition
The Theatre (where Talks and Discussions happen)
The Music Stage
The Auction Theatre
The Classroom
The Gachas
The Lantern Ceremony

Second Life Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Second Life Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Monday 1st April: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

House 8: Iolaus
House 8: Iolaus

And we’re starting the final week (sob) of the Home and Garden Expo. So far we’ve raised over L$2,000,000, and with bids coming in for the Auctions and votes for the Home and Garden Decorating Contest, that will be rising over the next week!

So keep on shopping – but don’t miss these other wonderful events this weekend!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

4pm SLT: Lantern Release Ceremony
Every day at 4pm, there is a special lantern release ceremony from the roof of the Main Theatre at the Expo.

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

Sometimes people speak, but often the event takes place in comparative silence – a break from the busyness (and the business) of the Expo – a time to reflect, remember and mourn. Set your windlight to midnight and join us – or watch from afar.
Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/120/188/50

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Discussion:
5pm SLT: Show and Tell!
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!
Text and Voice
Location: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/126/163/27

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Linden Homes Preview
Have you visited the special preview of the new Linden Homes? There’s traditional homes – and houseboats too!

Linden Homes: Houseboats - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Linden Homes: Houseboats – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Silent Auction
The boards are open for bidding at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/144/218/27

Silent Auction
Silent Auction

We are setting up auction boards as we receive objects and/or notecards, and WOW, we have some amazing gifts.

Come along to view these amazing offers – and place your bids!