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Designing Worlds visits the Home and Garden Expo – Part 2

The monorail
The monorail

In this episode of Designing Worlds we’re paying the second of our two visits 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 8th 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 our studio on Garden of Dreams.

The auction
The auction

In this show, we take the monorail to talk to Reven Rosca about the auction and other entertainment that took place at the Expo, we explore some of the designs on display and talk to undercoverlady, who designed our lovely Rainforest Cafe. We also take a look at the homes that were created for the Decorating Contest (and if you want to find out who the winners were, you can read all about them here: http://bit.ly/2YZksoj)

Casa Miraflores
Casa Miraflores

And once again, we conclude with a short visit to the beautiful Lantern Ceremony.

More information about the Second Life Home and Garden Expo
Website: https://slhomegardenexpo.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HomeAndGardenExpoSL/

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

Home and Garden Decorating Competition: The Winners!

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition

The winners of the Home and Garden Decorating Competition have now been announced!

The contest raised over 241,000 Lindens, which is about US$975 – a really fantastic amount for Relay for Life of Second Life!

In first place is …

House 6 - Casa Miraflores
House 6 – Casa Miraflores

House No. 6 – the Casa Miraflores, which was decorated by Sarabi2theextreme (aka ڪαЯαßϊ Ğєяαяd ڪt.Cℓαíяє™) with Yoni2sweet.

House 6 - Casa Miraflores
House 6 – Casa Miraflores

Their shared prizes are:

SkyeRider Varriale Varriale Designs 10,000 credit note for Varriale Designs
Tess Spargel Spargel & Shine Homes Gift Card L$3000
Plato Novo %Percent Up to $1000L worth of items from my store
calaveritas resident inner demons 500L gift card
Chiana0 Resident by Chiana Oh 500L Gift Card
Snakelady Melody HHVET Victoriana L$200 store giftcard from HHVET Victoriana
Roxy Bergiere Love Everlasting Home & Garden Store Fully Landscaped Autumn Picnic
Rik Gervasi Unflat Stuff 5 items to choose from the store
Chelsmith18 Oi Bae! The Bosque Boutique
Tiffy Vella Eclectica Eclectica Curiosities-Formica&Chrome Kitchen-choice of colour
dergirlo Resident FlyingArts Rock Pond Tall Trees seen here : https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/FA-Rock-Pond-Tall-Trees/12013395
Margo Hollak The Warehouse Gallery Any 3 pieces of art in my gallery

In second place is:

House 5: The Palomar
House 5: The Palomar

House No.5, the Palomar, which was decorated by Chant Lyric.

House 5: The Palomar
House 5: The Palomar

Her prizes are:

Tess Spargel Spargel & Shine Homes Gift Card L$1000
Plato Novo %Percent Up to $500L worth of items from my store
Chelsmith18 Oi Bae! Oi Bae! 500L gift card
calaveritas resident inner demons 300L gift card
Chiana0 Resident by Chiana Oh 250L Gift Card
Snakelady Melody HHVET Victoriana L$100 store giftcard from HHVET Victoriana
Roxy Bergiere Love Everlasting Home & Garden Store Fully Furnished Home Office
Rik Gervasi Unflat Stuff 3 items to choose from the store
dergirlo Resident FlyingArts Beach Day (something new 5 li loaded animations up to 2 avs)
Tiffy Vella Eclectica Eclectica Curiosities anodised Saucepans Set
Margo Hollak The Warehouse Gallery Any 2 pieces of art in my gallery

In third place is …

House 10 - The Stacey
House 10 – The Stacey

House Number 10. The Stacey, which was decorated by Sabina Valeska

House 10 - The Stacey
House 10 – The Stacey

Her prizes are:

Tess Spargel Spargel & Shine Homes Gift Card L$500
Plato Novo %Percent Up to $250L worth of items from my store
Chelsmith18 Oi Bae! Oi Bae! 100L gift card
calaveritas resident inner demons 150L gift card
Chiana0 Resident by Chiana Oh 100L Gift Card
Snakelady Melody HHVET Victoriana L$50 store giftcard from HHVET Victoriana
Roxy Bergiere Love Everlasting Home & Garden Store Celtic Garden Living Room Set
Rik Gervasi Unflat Stuff 1 item to choose from the store
dergirlo Resident FlyingArts Light Sakura Rain Seen here : https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/FA-Light-Sakura-Rain/14236395
Tiffy Vella Eclectica Eclectica Curiosities Tea and Coffee Pots
Margo Hollak The Warehouse Gallery Any 1 piece of art in my gallery

All the finalists will receive a plaque and two participation prizes:

serra Qendra serrated A gift pack of the serrated Art Collection for RFL H,G&B 2019
Kaerri Kaerri 1,000 Linden giftcard from Kaerri

A huge thank you to all our contestants and to the Expo visitors who gave them such magnificent support!

House 6 - Casa Miraflores
House 6 – Casa Miraflores

The Contest will be back next year!

 

Sunday 7th April: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

Main Theatre
Main Theatre

It’s the last day of the Home and Garden Expo, the last day to check out all that Shopping!

But there are still events you don’t want to miss as well.

The Grand Auction
There’s the main auction today, starting at 1pm in the Main Theatre with some fantastic OOAK (One of a Kind) artefacts and offerings – including:

Bryn Oh's The Rabbicorn and Daughter of Gears
Bryn Oh’s The Rabbicorn and Daughter of Gears
  • An original artwork – The Rabbicorn and Daughter of Gears by Bryn Oh
  • A product photo session with Kess Crystal
  • 4 hours decor with consultant Tahiti Rae
  • 20.000 L$ Gift Card – Reina Photography
  • Artworks by Marcel Mosswood, Artemis Corner, illicit Sculpture and more
  • Your own episode of the TV series Desigining Worlds (on a place, event or organisation of your choice)
  • The Winter Palace of Altheim by Cassie Writer
House 6 - Casa Miraflores
House 6 – Casa Miraflores

Before the auction itself starts in the Main Theatre, we will be announcing the results of the Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest!

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Music Theatre
Music Theatre

Today’s Entertainment at the Home Expo Music Theatre!

10am: Home & Garden Brought to Life by L’Amour Productions! Come and enjoy this fabulous runway production! L’Amour Productions is bringing the fabulous ‘fashion meets home & garden’ show, Home & Garden Brought to Life! This annual show is an eye catcher and one not to miss!

1-3pm: DJ Gem Sunkiller
3-4pm: Nuala Maracas or Madelyn Majestic
5-7pm: T1 Radio Time Machine with Trader Whiplash

Later on in the day, grab that dance partner and head over for some fun entertainment at the stage again with DJ’s Gem Sunkiller, Nuala Maracas (or Madelyn Majestic) and Trader Whiplash. Good times and good tunes all in support of Relay For Life of Secondlife at the Home Expo! It doesn’t get much better than that, as we wrap up the Entertainment at the 2019 Home & Garden Expo!

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4pm SLT: Last 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

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.

But the LAST Lantern Release is very different – a time to celebrate the Expo and all we’ve achieved. And we RIDE those lanterns into the heavens!

Set your windlight to midnight and join us – or watch from afar.
Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/120/188/50

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

The Nita10 Greywolf Memorial Auction -for Breedables at 12 noon SLT

Zooby's
Evo Fairies at the Auction

We have an annual Breedables Auction at the Home and Garden Expo, but this year it’s very special.

It’s named in honour of Nita10 Greywolf, a long-standing breedables fan, a strong supporter of Relay for Life of Second Life, and a very courageous woman.

Perhaps only her closest friends in Second Life realised quite how ill Nita herself was. Once a powerful DJ, she had lost her voice to throat cancer, and it had spread.

Nita Greywolf
Nita Greywolf

Several nights ago, she made a call to the RFL Volunteers group, asking for help. And OldeSoul Eldamar took her call.

She was clearly in great pain. In real life, she was surrounded by her family, and she and they knew she had very little time left. But she wanted to do one last thing in Second Life. She wanted to make sure her breedables went to benefit Relay – and also go where they will be loved.

She passed them all – ultra rares that she had been breeding especially – to OldeSoul. And he arranged for them to be passed to the Auction, which we have named in honour of a very brave lady, who thought at the end of how she could help others through her gift.

OldeSoul ended the call with a hug, and much love. Afterwards, he learned that she died about an hour later.

She has donated Barnyard Duck Nests, Amaretto Horses and Evo Fairies. There will be other breedables on sale – Kittycats and Fennuxes, and we thank their donors too.

And there will be a very special Evo Fairy, created in her memory.

RFL Evo Fairy
RFL Evo Fairy

KhrysT Lords of Evo has organised the creation of a special limited edition Evo Fairy, shown in the picture above. There are only 50 available, and 20 will be sold at the Auction today (the others will be available at later RFL events).

So please come and join us at 12 noon today … and make this an auction to remember.

Breedables Auction being set up!
Breedables Auction being set up!

Saturday 6th April: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

Breedables Auction being set up!
Breedables Auction being set up!

The last weekend of the Expo  is here – and things are heating up!

The big event for today will be the Nita10 Greywolf Memorial Auction which will be for breedables, and will be held at 12 noon SLT in the Main Theatre: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/126/163/27

(There will also be an OOAK (One of a Kind) Live Auction on Sunday 7th April at 1pm SLT. )

And don’t forget that more 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

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Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition

There is still the time to vote in the Home and Garden Decorating Contest!

We have now raised over $240,000 – and have extended the voting time by 12 extra hours (till noon on Saturday 6th April) in the hope that we can raise the total to L$250,000.

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!

So come over and view these beautifully decorated homes!
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/63/32/27

And you can read all about the Homes EITHER by clicking on the Information signs outside each house, OR by reading the Competition page here!

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Special Talk – by popular demand!


11am SLT: Carrie Tatsu

Carrie will be back at the Expo, to talk about the fantastic new release from Zooby’s, her long established store – animesh babies
Voice
Location: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/126/163/27

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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

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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

Entertainment at The Home Expo Theatre on this last weekend of the event is full of great music provided by some of Second Life’s TOP performers.

2pm: Satin & Erin
Satin Galli and Erin68 Frog are two of SL’s best live vocalists! Being a real life couple, they perform a mix of duets and solos of favorite cover songs. Their spirited banter and laughter, interaction with the crowds, and top vocals make for a fantastic hour of entertainment!

3pm: Wolfie Starfire
Wolfie Starfire, also known as Meg Groves, took interest in theatre at a young age, and aspired to be successful in the worlds of both music and film. She took many singing, acting and dance classes, and dabbled in the film and commercial industries. Meg is currently pursuing a BFA in Acting at Coastal Carolina University.

5pm: Keeba Tammas
Keeba Tammas is one of the finest female vocalists in Second Life. A professional vocalist for many years, Keeba was in a variety of bands in the eighties. She also did voice overs for cartoons and commercials. A seasoned performer in SL as well, Keeba is a very sought after female vocalist here in our virtual world. From the first song to the last she delivers a power packed punch … belting out her songs with tremendous energy and shear raw talent.

6pm: Djembe Dragonfire
Djembe Dragonfire’s background includes many years of professional musical experiences including conducting, teaching, and performing, he has sung in a major opera chorus, sung solos in many churches, and even sang back up vocals on a CD produced for a contemporary vocal artist. Djembe has taught instrumental and voice private lessons and also in music programs in public schools. His voice is amazing and if you haven’t been to one of his shows, you especially need to head over the The Expo today!

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/91/178/27

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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

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest – Voting extended!

House 16 - Getaway
House 16 – Getaway

There has been a fantastic response to the Decorating Contest, and we’ve raised nearly a quarter of a million Lindens! That’s the equivalent of over 1,000 US dollars.

To reach that total, we’ve decided to extend the voting by 12 hours until mid-day on Saturday 6th April.

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

Please, come along and take a look at the houses for yourselves – and vote on the (1 Linden into the kiosks outside each house will represent one vote).

There’s some fantastic decorated houses here – so please come over and take a look: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/63/32/27

House 6 - Casa Miraflores
House 6 – Casa Miraflores

There are fascinating back stories or engaging social media attached to many of the houses too – you can get links by clicking on the house signs, or read the web page: https://slhomegardenexpo.com/decorating-contest/

House 5: The Palomar
House 5: The Palomar

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

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The Classroom
The Classroom

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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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