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RFL Home & Garden Expo 2016 – Aphrodite Shop, Heart Homes & BaZar

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The RFL Home & Garden Expo 2016 is now open and will run to March 6th. It’s the largest and longest running event dedicated to Home & Garden in Second Life™ and raises funds for Relay For Life – The American Cancer Society. Read more about it on their extensive website.  As you can imagine, there’s all sorts of exhibitors from well known brands to up and coming designers, hobbyists and professional merchants. Each exhibitor is required to release two brand new 100% donation items and there’s also a wonderful 50% donation gacha section and even a special hunt!

This is possibly my last Expo post but it’s by no means least – and I’m showing items from Aphrodite Shop, Heart Homes and BaZar.

Aphrodite Shop make all sorts of wonderful and comprehensive furniture and decor sets, often on a theme. These include a lot of family and couples oriented sets, including some very cute nursery sets for babies and toddlers. They are also well known for their interactive kitchenware, centerpieces and themed food items. In addition they make some lovely garden items such as campfires, greenhouses children’s tea party sets and garden tea table sets.

The 100% donation items include a magnificent tiered cake stand with inspirational cupcakes, cookies and larger decorated cakes at the top. The double layered cloth table is also included and you can rez this as a coalesced piece at 25 LI. Permissions are Copy/Modify. Other donation items are the two boxes of inspirational cupcakes and cookies. These open on touch and close again to keep them fresh! Cupcakes are 14 LI and cookies 7 LI. Both are Copy.

aphrodite - RFL cakes n table

Aphrodite - RFL Cakes n Table closeup1

Aphrodite - RFL Cakes n Table closeup2

Aphrodite - cupcakes & cookie boxes

 

Heart Homes are a partner company to Aphrodite Shop, and they sell full room sets of furniture so basically, lounges, dining rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms… in addition there are some gorgeous homes and outdoorsy items like greenhouses and outside tea tables fully set. Some of these are themed, for example holiday lounge furniture, fantasy bathroom, Tuscan country bedroom set. The idea being that if you’re not a stylist, here’s a whole room of furniture already matched and no problem… just rez!

The 100% donation item is the ‘Model’s Bath Tub’, a humorous addition to your home in the shape of a high heeled shoe! The tub is 5 LI and Copy. You need to sit on the tub to fill the bath with plenty of choices – cool or hot steamy water, bubble bath, rose petals red or white, milk and chocolate. After all that, there’s an empty and clean texture which gives you a super shiny bath. Poses are single sits for ladies and gents – 9 and 6 – some of which add props to amusing interactive animations.

Heart Homes - Model Bath Tub - filling

Heart Homes - Model Bath Tub - shiny bath

 

BaZar is a well known and long established Home & Garden company run by Ria, whom I had the pleasure of interviewing some while back. A most pleasant person who tries her best to please her customers, of which there are many!

For the 100% donations items, Ria has made the “Glam Closets”, for both ladies and gents. Now you can rez these units separately or simply use the rezzer for the lot which is easier to use when you want the closets lined up properly. Extreme low Land Impact of only 15 for all this F.A.B. You’ve just got to have a wall spare in your bedroom for this lot. There’s two varieties – warm wood and a pristine white wood. I really couldn’t decide which I liked best and I suppose it would depend on your existing decor.

BaZar - glam wardrobe set male - wood

BaZar Glam Closet male - white

 

The detailing is wonderful, even a gent’s watch collection and a safe is included. Pick and choose your units or use them all.

BaZar - Glam Closet male - closeup1

 

BaZar - glam closet male - closeup3

BaZar - Glam Closet male - watch set

 

BaZar - glam closet male - closeup2

 

BaZar’s Hunt gift is the “GRS Chair”, LI 3, a modern classic with texture change wood and blanket. There’s also a simple version without blanket included in the gift and that drops the LI to 2. There are 6 poses for ladies and gents plus some interactive animations such as reading, drinking coffee and surfing your tablet. Here’s the white wood version by the white Glam Closets and you know you can never get Moz off his computers *laughs*.

BaZar - Hunt GRS Chair white

 

BaZar - Hunt GRS Chair

 

Finally, there’s the “Glam Ottoman”. A little beauty at 2 LI, Permissions are Copy/Modify. There’s texture change for beige, leather and softest blue – perfect for various decorations schemes.

BaZar - Glam Ottoman

 

Here’s me in a moment of contemplation about… what’s for dinner 🙂 Animations are 9 assorted poses for both ladies and gents plus 8 couples poses. You can also set access on this furniture in case you don’t want some of your friends leaping around on your pristine Ottoman!

BaZar - Glam Ottoman - contemplation

Direct Slurl to Aphrodite Shop on Hope 3

Direct Slurl to Heart Homes on Hope 3

Direct Slurl to BaZar on Hope 8

Stop Press! There’s an Expo photo contest on with thousands of lindens worth of prizes!! Everyone is invited… read all the details here.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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  1. I bought a “forever” home there. 😀 but now I see I need to go back for a closet. I mean, gosh. If I finally buy I home, I should at least unpack all these trunks full of clothes right? Love you Moz :***

    caoimhelionheart

    28/02/2016 at 2:12 pm

    • *laughs* Although I think models need a warehouse full of closets for all the clothes! ❤

      Moz Loordes

      29/02/2016 at 1:04 pm


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