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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

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!

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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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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

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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!

Sunday 31st March: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

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

And we’re coming to the second weekend 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!

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Classes
11:00 am – Sunnie Beaumont – Learn to Write Poetry – Fibonacci Poetry Form
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/224/110/27

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Valentino Armani
Valentino Armani

Talk
2pm SLT: ValentinoArmani
Valentino 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
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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The Music Theatre
The Music Theatre

Music Theatre12-2pm: BLOGGER APPRECIATION PARTY with Tril MacLeod –
2-4pm: DJ Ari & Adam (The A-Team)
5-7pm: T1 Radio Time Machine with Trader Whiplash

So head on over to the Home & Garden Expo and bring that dance partner … it’s gonna be a GREAT day!

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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!

Saturday 30th March: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

House 8: Iolaus
House 8: Iolaus

And we’re coming to the second weekend of the Home and Garden Expo. So far we’ve raised nearly 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!

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Classes
11:00 am – Dee (Dictatorshop) – Prim Manipulation
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/224/110/27

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Reven Rosca
Reven Rosca

Talk
2pm SLT: Reven Rosca
Reven will be talking about Taking It Easy in Second Life – we suspect there may be an element of Show and Tell here too!
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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The Music Theatre
The Music Theatre

Music Theatre
Today’s lineup at the Expo Theatre is, once again, full of amazing talent and longtime Second Life performers.

Sat, Mar 30
4pm: Grace McDunnough
Grace throws down a variety of acoustic cover and original sets with an old guitar, rich lyrics and powerfully raw vocals.

5pm: Melenda Baptiste
Melenda Baptiste’s incredible range and mixed genre, makes her show one not to be missed.

6pm: Quartz
Quartz is a singer and multi-instrumentalist with many years experience as a semi-professional musician in RL. He is also a songwriter and has composed numerous of his own original songs. His genre is an eclectic range of classic, progressive & indie rock and his powerful rich voice will grip you.

7pm: RyAnne
Ry Anne is an American singer who began singing with a choir at age 8. She is influenced by Beatles, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera and many others. Her voice ranges in styles from soothing ballads to rock and upbeat pop to folk.

So head on over to the Home & Garden Expo and bring that dance partner … it’s gonna be GREAT day!

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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!

Friday 29th March: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

The Stacey
The Stacey

Today’s important news is – the Decorating phase of the Home and Garden Expo contest has come to an end, and the voting will start later today!

The sixteen houses have now all been decorated and later today RFL kiosks will be placed outside each one. 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!

But in addition to this, there is plenty going on at the Home and Garden Expo today!

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The Classroom
The Classroom

Classes
11:00 am – Dee (Dictatorshop) – Prim Manipulation
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/224/110/27

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Sandie Slate
Sandie Slate

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

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: 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!

Thursday 28th March: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

Home and Garden Expo - At the Rainforest Cafe. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo – At the Rainforest Cafe. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

NB – if you have a picture of the Expo that would would like to appear at the top of the daily news page on this blog – place a link to it in the comments on this page!

We’re now into our second week, and there’s plenty going on at the Home and Garden Expo!

The Classroom
The Classroom

Classes
10:30 am – DeAnn Dufaux – Take the mystery out of assigning permissions
12:00 noon – Christina Bellamora – Design and Inspiration
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/224/110/27

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Sandi Glas
Sandi Glas

Talk
5pm SLT: Sandi Glas
Sandi will be talking about Glas Houses, her store, and the pains and pleasures of building in Second Life.
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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

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!

The Music Theatre
The 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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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!

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Home and Garden Decorating Contest
The winners of the sixteen houses in the Competition are listed here. – and they are now hard at work, planning and decorating their homes.

House 9: The Anini by Galland Homes
House 9: The Anini by Galland Homes

Come and see how they are getting on – you will be able to start voting on the results on March 29th!

For more information about the decorators, see here!

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Linden Homes Preview
And finally, 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

Wednesday 27th March: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

Home and Garden Expo - At the Rainforest Cafe. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo – At the Rainforest Cafe. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

NB – if you have a picture of the Expo that would would like to appear on this blog – place a link to it in the comments on this page!

We’re now into our second week, and there’s plenty going on at the Home and Garden Expo!

The Classroom
The Classroom

Classes
11:00 am – Wolfsong – Building a Djinnie Bottle
2:00 pm – Annakari Genesis – Marketing
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/224/110/27

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Cain Maven
Cain Maven

Talk
2pm SLT: Cain Maven
Cain will be talking about his new houses, the new Linden Homes and a little of everything!
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

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!

The Music Theatre
The 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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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!

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Home and Garden Decorating Contest
The winners of the sixteen houses in the Competition are listed here. – and they are now hard at work, planning and decorating their homes.

The Home and Garden Decorating Competition

Come and see how they are getting on – you will be able to start voting on the results on March 29th!

For more information about the decorators, see here!

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Linden Homes Preview
And finally, 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

Tuesday 26th March: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

We’re now into our second week, and there’s plenty going on at the Home and Garden Expo!

Classes

The Classroom
The Classroom
11:00 am – Bluezy Bleac – Dealing With Lag
1:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Deyanira Yalin – Jewelry 102
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!

The Music Theatre
The 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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Talk
5pm SLT: Marcel Mosswood
The benefit of hand-in-hand managing art gallery with her real life teenager son
Location: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/111/220/33
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Marcel Mosswood
Marcel Mosswood

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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!

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Home and Garden Decorating Contest
The winners of the sixteen houses in the Competition are listed here. – and they are now hard at work, planning and decorating their homes.

House 7: The Treehouse by Loggin’ Off Homes
House 7: The Treehouse by Loggin’ Off Homes

Come and see how they are getting on – you will be able to start voting on the results on March 29th!

For more information about the decorators, see here!

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Linden Homes Preview
And finally, 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

Monday 25th March: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

We’re now into our second week, and there’s plenty going on at the Home and Garden Expo!

Classes

The Classroom
The Classroom
12:00 noon – Doobie (lillycraft) – Paint in the dark with InvisiLights (invisible light Sources)
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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Talk
5pm SLT: DeeAnn Dufaux
DeeAnn will be talking about talking about her store Park Place and discussing her latest creations.
Location: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/111/220/33
Voice

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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!

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Home and Garden Decorating Contest
The winners of the sixteen houses in the Competition are listed here. – and they are now hard at work, planning and decorating their homes.

House 13: Old Savannah Rowe House by Parke Ave. and Posh
House 13: Old Savannah Rowe House by Parke Ave. and Posh

Come and see how they are getting on – you will be able to start voting on the results on March 29th!

For more information about the decorators, see here!

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

 

The Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition

All the decorators have now been assigned hourses and are hard at working creating beautiful spaces.

The decorating phase ends at the end of Thursday March 29th. Then YOU will be able  to vote of the house you like best, by paying Lindens into the RFL kiosks set out in front of each house.  Voting runs from noon on March 29th – end of April 5th. All times are SLT.

These are the houses, and the names of the finalists who are decorating them. Why not stop over and see how they are getting on?

    • House 1: Hayashi Loft by B I G B U L L Y
      Decorated by ana1isa (aka Ana)

      House 1: Hayashi Loft by B I G B U L L Y
      House 1: Hayashi Loft by B I G B U L L Y

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    • House 2: Del Mar Farmhouse by Redgrave Homes
      Decorated by Denise Rowlands, Babydoll Tracy(aka ℬαвуđσℓℓ),
      MiaSofia1987 (aka Mια ) and CaseyGarced (aka Casey)

      House 2: Del Mar Farmhouse by Redgrave Homes
      House 2: Del Mar Farmhouse by Redgrave Homes

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    • House 3: La Casa Blanca by also Known as
      Decorated by smallxbig (aka LilCutie)

      House 3: La Casa Blanca by also Known as
      House 3: La Casa Blanca by also Known as

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    • House 4: The Rothko House by Kaerri
      Decorated by KharmaObscura (aka TwistedFetische)
House 4: The Rothko House by Kaerri
House 4: The Rothko House by Kaerri
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    • House 5: The Palomar by Maven Homes
      Decorated by Chant Lyric

      House 5: The Palomar by Maven Homes
      House 5: The Palomar by Maven Homes

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    • House 6: Casa Miraflores by Spargel & Shine Homes
      Decorated by Sarabi2theextreme (aka ڪαЯαßϊ Ğєяαяd ڪt.Cℓαíяє™)

      House 6: Casa Miraflores by Spargel & Shine Homes
      House 6: Casa Miraflores by Spargel & Shine Homes

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    • House 7: The Treehouse by Loggin’ Off Homes
      Decorated by CaMeRoN Messinez and Luna Silbermann (aka Luna Messinez)

      House 7: The Treehouse by Loggin’ Off Homes
      House 7: The Treehouse by Loggin’ Off Homes

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  • House 8: Iolaus by Vicious Decay
    Decorated by TeylaGrace (aka Tey Murphy)

    House 8: Iolaus by Vicious Decay
    House 8: Iolaus by Vicious Decay

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  • House 9: The Anini by Galland Homes
    Decorated by Ava Jhamin

    House 9: The Anini by Galland Homes
    House 9: The Anini by Galland Homes

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  • House 10: The Stacey by Glas Houses
    Decorated by Sabina Valeska

    The Stacey
    The Stacey

    Sabina has created a wonderful video of her decorating – which you can see here:

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  • House 11: Stone Cottage by Love Everlasting Home & Garden Store
    Decorated by DevinVaughn

    House 11: Stone Cottage by Love Everlasting Home & Garden Store
    House 11: Stone Cottage by Love Everlasting Home & Garden Store

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  • House 12: Kent Spring Cottage by Funky Junk
    Decorated by Engelsstaub (aka Staubi Reilig)

    House 12: Kent Spring Cottage by Funky Junk
    House 12: Kent Spring Cottage by Funky Junk

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  • House 13: Old Savannah Rowe House by Parke Ave. and Posh
    Decorated by Kavita Carnell

    House 13: Old Savannah Rowe House by Parke Ave. and Posh
    House 13: Old Savannah Rowe House by Parke Ave. and Posh

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  • House 14: Atlantis Lava Beach Cottage by Moco Homes
    Decorated by Lizzy Gracemount (aka Lizzy Austen)

    Atlantis Lava Beach Cottage by Moco Homes
    Atlantis Lava Beach Cottage by Moco Homes

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  • House 15: Villa Sirocco by Culprit
    Decorated by Prokofy Neva

    House 15: Villa Sirocco by Culprit
    House 15: Villa Sirocco by Culprit

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  • House 16: Getaway by Painted Pixels
    Decorated by willahmina (aka Wιʟʟα Cαʟʟιdoяα)

    House 16: Getaway by Painted Pixels
    House 16: Getaway by Painted Pixels

 

Sunday 24th March: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

We’re now into our second week, and there’s plenty going on at the Home and Garden Expo!

And we have our first video from the Home and Garden Decorating Contest:

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Classes

The Classroom
The Classroom

11:00 am – May Halstead – Setting Up a Blog
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/224/110/27

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Talks

Sina Souza
Sina Souza

2pm SLT: Sina Souza
Sine will be talking about her Artworks
Location: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/111/220/33
Text

Krystali Rabeni
Krystali Rabeni

5pm SLT: Krystalli Rabeni
Krys will be talking about her building in Second Life, her store LOVE, and supporting the community,
Location: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/111/220/33
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.

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!

The Music Theatre
The Music Theatre

3-4pm: Relay Rap
5-7pm: T1 Radio Time Machine with Trader Whiplash

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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!

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Home and Garden Decorating Contest
The winners of the sixteen houses in the Competition are listed here. – and they are now hard at work, planning and decorating their homes.

The Getaway
The Getaway
Come and see how they are getting on – you will be able to start voting on the results on March 29th!

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Linden Homes Preview
And finally, 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