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A Stroll Through the 2013 RFL Christmas Expo – Part 4

As I continued to walk the cobbled streets of the Peace sim at the 2013 RFLChristmas Expo, I was again struck by the number of great stores occupying this space.  Many are well known to me, such as Evie’s Closet and Aphrodite Shop.  Oh, and in case you don’t know about Aphrodite, they have the nicest café at their in-world location, very family/kid friendly.  Do check it out. Nice way to spend some time with your SL children.

I decided to begin today by visiting some merchants not so well known to me.  DG Designs offers clothing and jewelry.  The RFL vendors included two candy-ribboned formal gowns, and I liked the swing dresses on another wall.  I wasn’t sure if they are mesh or not, but I believe they are.

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My actual favorite in the store was the Gatcha machine, offering some really cute holiday pendants.  I played the game and got three fun ones to wear this season, and a duplicate to give to my sister. I may go back for more. DG Designs is also participating in the Expo Bell Hunt and has a Naughty/Nice gift for you to click. Continue reading

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A Stroll through the 2013 RFL Christmas Expo – Part Two

This was another splendid day for strolling at the 2013 Christmas Expo Sims, benefitting Relay for Life of Second Life and the American Cancer Society.  You could almost feel the crispness of the chilled air and hear the rustling of the last autumn leaves, clinging for life to the ice covered tree branches.  The Victorian setting was, and continues to be, perfect for walking along, peaking into windows that almost frost with your breath, then slipping inside for warmth and some pleasant shopping experiences. Today I visited the Hope sim, starting with the anchor store and sim sponsor, LivGlam.  Glam is so appropriate for this venue.  The Expo shop for LivGlam is stylish and overflowing with product.  So packed, in fact, that I had to step gingerly to avoid bumping into things, but it was worth the visit.  Beautiful items to chose from, including the dress that was offered in the Relay vendors….Breath Again.  Superbly continental.

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As I mentioned in my earlier article, proceeds from all items sold in the Relay vendors go directly to the American Cancer Society for their continued research and aiding individuals diagnosed with cancer and their families.  Thank you so much for your generosity LivGlam. Just a door down from LivGlam I found Libby’s Holiday Store.  The shop featured many bright and cheery Christmas themed craft items, most with a sparkling hue.  Libby’s has a fantasy feel to it, because of the shimmer she paints with.  No drab colors here.  Even the balloons sparkle.  In fact, one of Libby’s RFL vendors contains balloons with a hugable teddy  bear and the other has a sled pulled by the jolly old elf himself.  So, if you like your decorations with sparkle, make a point to visit this shop. Continue reading

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Tribute Week The Bridge of Tribute

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Kara Dresler – Owner of K-Code

To end our Tribute Week, we covered the Bridge of Tribute City to its shopping district. Like other sims Tribute City has its own affordable High Street, with items not only for older residents but for newcomers as well. On the streets of Tribute there are several stalls owned by . residents so you don’t always have to go into the stores to get nice clothes. The stores of Tribute are also varied from builders skit stores, to dresses to stores that showcase Tribute former pride and glory the NexGen vehicle back in the days when they were known as the Flying Tigers.

The Stores themselves, when you’ve managed to pull yourself away from dancing at one of the many events that are held in the city, have items with different price ranges from 0L$ to 950L$. It also an extremely newcomer friendly city with newcomer hubs and stores like Enteral Appearance who give dollarbie skins and shapes for male and female avatars. and Miss Jewell whose items start at an affordable 150L$  and so much more. So much we actually have a list of them in the Torch side office at Tribute.

KcodeTribute is not only a good place for consumers but for business owners as well Kara Dresler,, owner of K-CODE states, “ I love Tribute City, it is a really great place for setting up a business! Jessii Warrhol-Giano, one of the city owners, is also a fantastic event manager so entertainment is definitely one of the city highlights. Tribute clubs are among the best ones in Second Life, the DJs here offering visitors very good music and great time. In addition, people can always find a wide array of events that, along with the great clubbing experience, brings a lot of traffic and consequently a very good exposure for your business. A team of friendly and experienced managers are always there to help you setting your business and to offer you promotional packages in order to increase your brand awareness. The streets here are very lively, there are visitors everywhere all day long and I am really happy to be a part of this wonderful city and to have such a great feedback from my Tribute satellite store”

If you are interested in setting up your own store, Tribute City is a great place to start, with a great traffic affordable stores and stalls.

That’s it, Tribute Week is over! Go and check it out!

Things to Do in Second Life – Week of June 2, 2013

Check out some of the fun and exciting things to do and see in Second Life this week:

Music & Festivals:

Berry Festival, 4th Edition! After the great success of the Berry Party on 2010, 2011 and 2012, HullaBaloo presents the Berry Festival 2013, from May 20th through June 23rd. This event is hosted and supported by SL Kids Community, and it’s absolutely family friendly. For more information, be sure to visit http://bit.ly/16W6KQb.

Glastonbury Pop Festival:  Throughout June, London City celebrates the Glastonbury Pop Festival with performances from the many popular bands and acts who’ve appeared in London City this past year with a month-long tribute to the world of pop music, complete with contests and prizes. For more details, visit http://mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk.

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Things to Do in Second Life – Week of May 26, 2013

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Fundraisers:

World Goth Fair: The World Goth Fair is an annual Second Life event, officially sanctioned by the folks at World Goth Day to benefit the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. The event runs from May 15th through the 31st and features a massive amount of vendors, musicians and two huge areas to explore. For more information, be sure to visit http://bit.ly/12sy0pG.

2013Relay for Life: for team registration and more information, please see the official websites:

http://rflofsl.intuitwebsites.com/

https://www.facebook.com/rflofsl

Home & Garden Expo 2013: The annual Home & Garden Expo returns, and it’s the most exciting expo so far! With over 100 exhibitors of stylish home products, 30 exhibitors of breedables, raffles, auctions, 11 sims and a full entertainment schedule, make sure come help Relay For Life. Everything opens at noon on May 24th, visit http://bit.ly/18c4A3Y for more information.

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Things to Do in Second Life – Week of May 19, 2013

Check out some of the fun and exciting things to do and see in Second Life this week:

Fashion & Shopping:

The 100 Block: Depraved Nation is hosting their 3rd fashion fair in the month of May. In addition to the Sales Venue, come see live DJs, musical performers, even a photo contest with prize package giveaways. The 100 Block will feature 100 stores and 16 sponsors creating a new, exclusive item specially for the event. What’s better than 116 brands offering new & exclusive items? Each exclusive will be priced at 50% off the normal selling price! For more information, be sure to visit http://bit.ly/10u9IaP.

Egoisme Milano: Visit the new Egoisme Milano for a real Italian shopping experience! Browse the stores for fashion, skins and free gifts or sit with friends and listen to music under the glass-domed roof. This mesh build is a wonderful place to take photographs and even hosts art galleries and live events. Live the dolce vita, at Egoisme Milano.

We Love Roleplay: We Love Roleplay is a monthly shopping event that seeks to promote creators who offer high quality, roleplay-centric content. Featuring over 40 unique and awesome vendors, We Love Roleplay is your place for some of the coolest stuff around. For more information, be sure to visit http://bit.ly/13ZZLGx.

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Things to Do in Second Life – Week of May 12, 2013

Check out some of the fun and exciting things to do and see in Second Life this week:

Art, Photography, & Exhibitions:

Future Worlds:  Come to the Art India Gallery as two artists show their visions of a possible future. Future Worlds features The Lab by JadeYu Fhang and Mind Melter by Thoth Jantzen. Take the teleport at the landing spot and prepare yourself for something amazing.

The Nine Art Planets: The Art Planets is an art installation to give visitors nine different emotional feelings, reflected through subconscious minds. Inspired by a variety of immersive artists, this is one installation you don’t want to miss.

Virtually Real: The most exciting experiences in virtual reality are not so much the ones that totally alter the viewer’s perspective of what’s real as the ones that are able to expand, augment and enlarge the real. It is in its relationship with the real, rather than attempting to substitute itself for the real, that the most original use of virtual reality is found. This is Virtually Real.

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Things to Do in Second Life – Week of May 5, 2013

Check out some of the fun and exciting things to do and see in Second Life this week:

Art, Photography, & Exhibitions:

The Nine Art Planets: The Art Planets is an art installation to give visitors nine different emotional feelings, reflected through subconscious minds. Inspired by a variety of immersive artists, this is one installation you don’t want to miss.

Virtually Real: The most exciting experiences in virtual reality are not so much the ones that totally alter the viewer’s perspective of what’s real as the ones that are able to expand, augment and enlarge the real. It is in its relationship with the real, rather than attempting to substitute itself for the real, that the most original use of virtual reality is found. This is Virtually Real.

Wall of Fear: A strong and high wall awaits visitors at LEA 19: The Wall of Fear. Wall of Fear suggests the possibility of greater understanding, so face your fears and watch the surprising results and insights form. The Wall of Fear is brought to you by your first grade English teacher, Amalgamated Bank and Perdue Chicken.

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Spring Days: Day 1 Tribute City

The days of Spring is here, the snow has melted, the flowers are beginning to blossom and there is a warm breeze in the air. It’s time to put away your winter rags and go shopping for a new Spring Wardrobe. So where do we go to find it? Tribute City of course.

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This Week In Second Life – Sep 23rd

Continuing events:

Arts:

Virtual Reality by Mexi Lane In 1995 Mexi Lane painted a picture titled Virtual Reality. Today, with the technology available in SL, Mexi is turning the painting to reality.

UWA Artists’ Choice Water Show The fourth Artists’ Choice exhibition from the University of Western Australia focuses on water as a theme. The full sim exhibition has been flooded to 100m with each of the 20 artworks on a separate island. Boats and swim balls are provided and there is an underwater park to enjoy. Go bumper boating and get some culture at the same time!

Bryn Oh’s Virginia Alone Virginia Alone is the real life story of an blind elderly lady living with mental illness. In her solitude she recorded her thoughts over 20 years on hundreds of cassette tapes which can be found and listened to in the environment. Virginia Alone is exhibiting in both Second Life as well as at the Santa Fe New Media Festival.

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