a man 4 all seasons's Blog

a blog about the weird and wonderful virtual world that is Second Life

Posts Tagged ‘Relay for Life Second Life

Home & Garden Expo 2017 – My Little Department Store

with 6 comments

*~*~*

What a beautiful store this is, it’s “Verdalina’s Department Store” and is a new release by Spargel & Shine Homes, currently at the RFL Home & Garden 2017 Expo . It’s a classically styled building with three floors, four side rooms, three balconies and a nifty elevator to get you there. It would be great for a shop, business, boutique hotel or even a home! Land Impact is 257 when rezzed and the Footprint is 16 by 24 metres. A chrome light is included so you can put as many copies around as you like. The Elevator is a joy and such fun to use. It’s animated, and does not need reprogramming for every new location. Simply step through the doors and click on the control panel. You’ll automatically go into a pose and a menu will appear asking you which floor you want. Once there, you just click on “stand” at the bottom of your screen and walk out through the doors.

 

Now I bet you could make an excellent home of this. The rooms would be cosy and not too big and you wouldn’t have stairs to worry about. So, I thought I’d decorate some of the rooms with furniture from the Expo… see what you think!

*~*~*

Here we are on the ground floor which is open plan and contains a central lift. Both sides have large picture windows and side arch windows. This is just a section, really, because there is more space in the opposite direction. I was using the Moroccan set from Bazar. And yes, herons live in Morocco too, I checked!

*~*~*

Here’s a close up with the fire off. Still looks beautiful with the cool, white stones. You can use the suite with gold or silver hints via texture change. I love the tassels on the sofa and carpet.

*~*~*

On every floor, you’re going to have a lift area (at least in the main section). There are sliding doors to the smaller side rooms that go off the main sections. So why not make a feature of this area? The Heron has already pecked the lift doors so that they are opening, revealing the control panel on the wall.

*~*~*

One floor up and we’re in the main section here, with three French windows that open onto a balcony. There’s a lovely feeling of light that flows into the room and it feels airy if you leave a couple of doors open. His and Hers day beds, perhaps!

*~*~*

Finally we’re on the top floor and you can see one of those sliding doors to the side room. The windows have that beautiful wrought iron panel work that casts fancy shadows into the room. Silly me left cookies on the table so you can’t really blame the dalmatian! This makes a nice drawing room or lounge but could equally be a main bedroom.

I hope that’s given you some decorating ideas!

*~*~*
Here’s the Home & Garden items I used in detail, including direct SLurls to the Expo stalls. Items not in the Expo, I’ve noted.

OUTSIDE

Verdalina’s Department Store by Spargel & Shine Homes on Hope 9

~aKa~ – Banana tree in Creme planter
~aKa~ – Feather palm in Creme planter
Wishing Fountain – By Dorian

All from The Little Branch (not Expo)
WildSassafras.v2{Animated}
WildGrass*1Li{Lavender}
WhiteFlowers1{Rounded-Field}
WildGrass*1Li{Green}

Botanical by Kriss Lehmann – Summer Linden Small (not Expo)

INSIDE ONE
Verdalina’s Department Store – ground floor looking towards front of the building
by Chiana Oh – ‘between earth and sky I’ -Picture-
by Chiana Oh – ‘between earth and sky II’ -Picture-
~aKa~ – Banana tree in Creme planter – modified for colour
~aKa~ – Feather palm in Creme planter – modified for colour

BaZar – “Morocco” lounge set
~BAZAR~Morocco-6 table-hunt item
~BAZAR~Morocco-Curtain
~BAZAR~Morocco-Chandelier (gold) – also silver version
~BAZAR~Morocco-Sofa – PG and Adult versions
~BAZAR~Morocco-books
~BAZAR~Morocco-Cactus
~BAZAR~Morocco-Candle lamp
~BAZAR~Morocco-Side table – texture change for gold/silver
~BAZAR~Morocco-Carpet
~BAZAR~Morocco-Fire table – can be on or off
~BAZAR~Morocco-Potted plant
~BAZAR~Morocco-Tea set
(set also has a Pergola)

Fancy Decor – Floor Globe (gold) (not Expo)
TLC Home Collection – animated Heron (not Expo)

INSIDE TWO
Verdalina’s Department Store – Half-open lift to all floors! –
Mesh India – Pillow Rug Decor – LI 4
~aKa~ – City wall art – LI 1
ChiC Buildings – Tall Circle Shelf with Plant – LI 2
TLC Home Collection – animated Heron (not Expo)

INSIDE THREE
Verdalina’s Department Store – Second Floor looking towards balcony
Papillon – Catnip Basket Fairy Shelter – LI 6 – this is a Home for Papillon Breedables Fairies!
ChiC Buildings – Butler Table and Garden Candle Trio
Bee Designs – Iron day bed – LI 16 – Friends & Cuddles Menus

Raindale ~ storage bench – LI 5
Raindale ~ storage ottoman – LI 2
Raindale ~ Flower bucket 3 – texture change flowers
Raindale ~ cupcake tray (H&G expo hunt)

~aKa~ – Industrial Pendant Lamp Black & Copper – LI 2 – this is long and I had some of it in the next floor. Can be Modified!
~aKa~ – Four Seasons Daybed – LI 4 – Male & Female sits and Romance menus
~aKa~ – Tubular Barstool – Black&Leather – LI 1

INSIDE FOUR
Verdalina’s Department Store – Top Floor
Spargel & Shine Homes  – Lucero Cabinet & accessories and Rug Multi-Floral 1, rug is not Expo

::Newchurch::
:: N :: Gemma 2 Chair – LI 4 – girls & guys solo sits
:: N :: Gemma 2 Sofa – LI 6 – male & female solo sits and couples Menu
:: N :: Gemma 2 Chair-and-a-Half – LI 3 – male & female solo sits and couples Menu

House Shelf with Tall Legs Trendy by Feather & Nest – texture change inside & out

Twisty Twigs Vase Duo L – Pinstripes As – Storax Tree (not Expo)

TLC Home Collection – Dalmatian looking at cookie on table from Animated Puppies gacha (not Expo)

*~*~*

That’s all for today, folks. I’ve shown the majority of the Expo blogger items that I picked up in my posts this last week. Of course there are many more sets, pets, landscaping and home items to be seen over the 9 Sims. You’ve got until June 4th – Happy Shopping!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Advertisements

Home & Garden Expo 2017 – Garden Idyll

with 4 comments

 

As it’s a bank holiday weekend, I thought today we could have a Garden Idyll.  You know the sort of thing – nothing to do but laze around in the garden (with no thought as to actually gardening) or scurry indoors to the sun room for tea if the skies turn grey.

As usual, you can click on the pictures for the larger versions, and all items are detailed below with direct SLurls to the Home & Garden 2017 Expo stalls.

First of all, we need a Sun Room, so here’s one By Dorian, a lovely medium sized building that is both cosy and manageable for a small garden.

*~*~*

The daft sheep by Toys Design invites you to sit on him, and my daft Shib has already taken up residence in that fabulous Ficus Alcove by Organica. The fountain is also By Dorian, flower buckets by Raindale.

*~*~*

Items by Organica, the potted “Hens & Chicks” are the Donation items. These are Sempervivum succulent plants and they are often used on roof gardens for their variegated colour display and drought resistant properties.  I’ve also included the paving stones tile, Hyacinth plants and Hyacinths in Pots which you can purchase in a FatPack at the Organica stall.

*~*~*

The other side of the Sun Room is a bit of a grove for faeries.  These beautiful items (including the fairy meadows) are all by Deelish-ous Designs and I do urge you to visit their stall at the Expo, its one of the most enchanting.

*~*~*

Fae folk in the trees…

*~*~*

… and taking a nap in a matchbox! Can you believe this cute little item is only 4 Land Impact?

*~*~*

Inside the Sun Room are lots of items to remind you about gardening *laughs* .  I just love that potting shelf with a multitude of pots and a watering can – it’s part of a gacha by Feather & Nest.  The patio set is by Bee Designs and is one of their Donation items. You even get the grass and flowers with it. Garden Candles are by ChiC Buildings and they’re giving off a warm glow and that magnificent Fig Tree and Swan Deco on the wall is by La Luna Nature & Art.

*~*~*

Meanwhile, at the other end of the Sun Room, you can see I’ve been doing some work on the car.  I dragged the paint machine inside in case of rain showers!  Gacha item by Mesh India.

*~*~*

With rain clouds threatening, it’s time to retire to the forest where we can huddle around the fire and stuff our faces courtesy of Raindale’s wonderful Forestholm gacha. I went to get some more sandwiches and when I returned, this was the scene awaiting me. Comatose dogs and some forest wildlife encroaching on my tea! Only the kitten was alert and I’m not sure if she was just eyeing the cupcakes 🙂

*~*~*

Here’s the Home & Garden items in detail:-

OUTSIDE
[ Organica ] Cobblestone & Moss Framed Landscaping Tile
[ Organica ] Hyacinth – various colours in FatPack
[ Organica ] Potted Hyacinths – various pots in FatPack
[ Organica ] Ficus Alcove 1 – LI 17
[ Organica ] Potted Hens & Chicks (RFL Blue)
[ Organica ] Pail Potted Hens & Chicks – half pot to place against wall

By Dorian – Wishing Fountain – LI 9
By Dorian– Summer House – LI 22
Sit on me SHEEP Male by Toys Design – there’s also a female Sheep, both Donation items

Raindale ~ Flower buckets 1 – 3 – 5 colours for petals – 1 – 2 LI – Copy/Modify

All by Deelish-ous Designs – as below
Fairy Flower Meadow Blues
Fairy Flower Meadow pink/reds
Fairy Flower Meadow orange/yellows
Fallen Log Hope Bench ~RFL 2017 Deelish-ous Designs Hunt item
Fairy Jars Display Tree
Fairy Sleeping in Matchbox 4 LI

+Half-Deer+  – Shiba Inu – Sleepy (not Expo)

INSIDE
Mesh India – Car Decor Paint Machine LI 13 – from gacha on Hope 5

Bee Designs – Wrought Iron Patio Set

ChiC Buildings – Garden Candle Trio

Feather & Nest – Items from Gardening Gacha
Feather & Nest – Gpg – Gardening Shelf – Rare
Feather & Nest – GPg – Crate with Pots
Feather & Nest – GPg – Pots with Spring Bulbs
Feather & Nest – GPg – Pots with a Garden Trowel

La Luna – Nature & Art: Fig tree mesh LI 3 – large tree resized to 1 LI
La Luna – Nature & Art: Swans in love ( Mesh LI 1 )

PLAAKA Rhubarb(on soil) – from Rhubarb Set (not Expo)

FOREST

Raindale ~ cupcake tray (H&G Expo hunt gift, hidden at Raindale Booth on Hope 6)

Forestholm gacha – 50L$ per play, 50% goes to RFL – this is on Hope 5
Raindale ~ Forestholm cushion – 6 solo sits
Raindale ~ Forestholm cushions (deco)
Raindale ~ Forestholm bonfire – on/off, particles & sound
Raindale ~ Forestholm bench – 7 solo & 6 couples poses
Raindale ~ Forestholm table
Raindale ~ Forestholm tea set
Raindale ~ Forestholm fallen tree – 9 solo & 7 couples poses
Raindale ~ Forestholm basket
Raindale ~ Forestholm lantern
Rare ~ Raindale ~ Forestholm swing – 14 solo & 7 couples poses

Animals:-
TLC Home Collection –  Sleepy Dalmatian from Animated Puppies gacha

JIAN Munchkin Kittens gacha – Siamese Companion Kitten
JIAN :: Squirrel (Wanderer) from Squirrel Tree Set
JIAN :: Nightingale Bird from Nightingale Tree Set
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds gacha –  14. Sleepy Adult

Landscaping:-
Fairy Flower Meadow Blues – Deelish-ous Designs – Expo!

Enchanted Woods v2 – 4 (clearing) – Studio Skye
8 Conifers .. 2 Prims(A)(2) (1m to 64m <-resizeable->) by Tobias Novi on MP

*~*~*

That’s all for today. In my next post I’ll be showing you the new house from Spargel & Shine, plus some excellent furniture.  So until then…

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Home & Garden Expo 2017 – Dream Boat

leave a comment »

 

Hope you’re all enjoying the Home & Garden Expo 2017!  The Expo raises money for Relay For Life of Second Life® (RFL of SL). Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fund raising event, and RFL of SL is one of its virtual counterparts. You can find more information about RFL of SL – HERE

I thought today, we’d do a bit of fantasy with 3rd Eye Perceptions’ amazing Wind of Change Boat. This stunning piece also has the Paper Birds as a separate item and in the photo I’d actually added this to my avatar, along with the lamp.  After much fiddling with both those pieces, which are really décor, I managed to get some good shots.  The boat has solo animations for ladies and gents.

 

I’m also showing the two Donation items from Jz for Men – board shorts and open shirt.  Jz is on Hope 7 and has some really nice mesh body compatible/standard sizing  apparel.

Later on, I went to Orcadi Island and met the hound who insisted on being in the photo. I don’t think the kitten was very happy about that!

*~*~*

Here’s details of the Home & Garden pieces I used:-

3rd Eye Perceptions on Hope 4 (direct landmark)

Winds of Change Boat Lounge (basic)
Winds of Change Paper Birds

Duvet Day – Milan Lantern

efoxhound_dog_v3.32
Nicehoon Langer at Tomato Park

JIAN Munchkin Kittens gacha :: Calico Held Kitten
*~*~*

Details of avatar and apparel:-

Jz for Men on Hope 7 (direct landmark)

Denim Board Shorts – standard sizes XS – XL and mesh bodies for ADAM, AESTHETIC, SLINK and TMP
Jz for Men – Plain n Plaid Open Shirt – blue – standard sizes XS – XL

!!Smesh – sunglasses subway

Hair – Damselfly – Zain (non rigged) in dark browns HUD

7 Deadly s{K}ins –  Omega head applier – Devan Walnut v1 hairbase
7 Deadly s{K}ins –  Omega body applier – Walnut Trail V2 – GUYS department location

CATWA Daniel Bento Head
ADAM Mesh Body V1.4b
CATWA animated eyes n tears

*~*~*

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Dream Home in New Zealand

with 4 comments

 

KraftWork has a new house out – it’s called the “KraftWork Bach” and it’s available at the brand new round of Cosmopolitan.  New Zealand was the inspiration for this prefab with its sleek and elegant lines and wide deck out front.  It reminds me of loft living but with a more homely feel to it.  You could have it as a sky home or on a beach waterfront in an urban type background,  those are only two possibilities.  More details on the house in my information below.  Here, I’ve set it in some native landscaping which would have also had flowering Hebe bushes – if only I could have found some! Don’t forget, you can click on all the pictures for huge versions.

 

Nearly all of the furnishings are Donation items from Hope 4 –  RFL Home & Garden Expo 2017.  Have you been yet?  It’s a wonderful 9 sims worth of all sorts of H&G goodies and there’s also a hunt on. Each designer has provided two 100% Donation items.  Direct landmarks included in my information below.  From the Expo website, this is  a very useful guide to all the stores at the Expo so you can’t possibly get lost… can you *laughs* – HERE.

The KraftWork Bach has a delightful loft area with full views out of the glass wall. I’d find this a little too open for a bedroom myself, so have furnished it as an artist’s studio.  After all, with that excellent New Zealand light, it’d be a pity to waste it on a bedroom!

 

 

I used the back room as the preferred bedroom. Actually you could remove the divider (the other side is kitchen units) and you’d have one huge downstairs room for open living.  No sooner than I’d turned my back to check possible windlights for the photo,  the darn spaniel had leapt on the bed and gone to sleep – cheeky thing! There’ll be complaints about dog hair on the sheets now 🙂

 

 

This is a lovely area for a chillax zone! That colourful wall art you see is also included in the KraftWork Bach house.  KraftWork really spoil us with extras.  Look at the way the light falls in this picture. There’s some very clever lighting been done here, and it makes the house feel so inviting and peaceful.

 

 

Here’s all the Home & Garden items I used:-

KraftWork – “KraftWork Bach” New Zealand House – available at new round Cosmopolitan
Land Impact – 110, 26 by 56 footprint – Copy/Modify – includes house, deck, curtain and wall art in the pack! Pleas use the rezzer to rez it otherwise you’ll have trouble.

[ zerkalo ] – Seaside Treasures gacha – Lighthouse – LI 3 – currently at Shiny Shabby
[ zerkalo ] – Seaside Treasures gacha – Seashells – LI 3

JIAN – Splendid Spaniels 18. Upside Down Sleeper

Landscaping:-
Mesh Oxeye daisies (leucanthemum vulgare), Tropical Cordyline Plants (cordyline australis), Tree Ferns (dicksonia antartica) – Cube Republic

Mesh Grass 4-season – The Little Branch on MP

Vita’s 3D ground textures on- Vita Camino on MP

Heart Botanicals – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – various colours in pack

Home & Garden Expo 2017 items (with direct landmarks):-

Velvetena
Pieces from the Artist Loft gacha
She’s a Workaholic Desk
Hunt gifts – breakfast tray, wall sign, book pile and cacti tray

Chiana Oh – Original Digital Artwork
“Between Earth and Sky” series of three paintings on original Mesh picture frames – 1 LI each as rezzed. Materials have been enabled to give extra depth. Also check out this artist’s website

Eklektikos
PALLET BED – LI 14 – Copy only – 3 couples menus
BED LIGHT – LI 18 – Copy
PALLET CHAIR2 – PEACH – LI 4
Eklektikos offers a variety of items and they create for Biggies, Petites and everything in between.

Dark Matter
Seashell Plants gacha items – #2 and #3- Transfer only

3rd Eye Perceptions
Winds of Change Paper Birds – LI 2

*~*~*

You can all rest now after that massive post!  I’ll be back again soon with some more EXPO items, and those will be a couple of the houses, I think. So until then…

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Home & Garden Expo 2017 – Breedables

with 5 comments

*~*~*

Well, I promised you cuteness today and lots of it!

For this post, I’m covering the Breedables on Hope 4. Breedables are Pets that are interactive, loveable (usually!) and also have babies. There’s generally a huge and lucrative market for sellers of baby boxes – whatever Breedable they may be – as the folks who breed them uncover new traits and special editions. That’s what makes the Breedables such fun. Not only do you get a delightful pet or two but you can also do things with them. Some of the Breedables can be ridden and raced – such as the horses. Most Breedables require food and other needs such as vitamins and medicine occasionally, these have to be purchased and the costs taken into consideration if you decide to go in for breeding. Please check your land rules to see if Breedables are allowed, sometimes they are not due to the scripting. However, there’s a big “awwws!” factor to them all and also more than a little bit of addiction. Look out for Groups associated with various Breedables, they are a big help when you’re first starting off and you’ll make lots of friends, too.

Hope 4 is sponsored by the Wonderful World of Meeroos. These adorable little chaps have been going for quite a while in Second Life® and they were amongst the first of the Breedables. They have a mythology, many breed lines and quite a lot of associated décor, for instance Meeroo homes (called Stumps because they were originally tree stumps). Meeroo donation items include a number of ribbons in different colours which will house various numbers of Meeroos. That means the little chaps won’t run off but will be contained within a preset radius on your land. Meeroos have really gone all out with the ribbons and if you visit their stand on Hope 4 you’ll see that each colour of ribbon raises awareness of different types of cancer. Other donation items are the revolving World Statue and the Meeroos Bookshelf.

Direct landmark to – Meeroos

*~*~*

 

oYo Breedables have all sorts of cute animals that are both interactive and have babies. I spoke to Furget of oYo Breedables, I was lucky enough to catch her this morning when I went over to Hope 4 to take more photos. oYo’s donation items are the Fuzzies. They are cute little gremlin like creatures who can talk and do things. They have all sorts of toys that they will play with, for example there’s an interactive piano. They will jump around and some will even sit on your shoulder. The special edition mini elephants can be found as the gacha item. You’ll find that oYo also have Breedables like elephants, dogs, wildcats, pigs and dodos – yes, dodos! Their newest venture are the horses which are still in the Beta stage but will be released very soon. The Clydesdale and Shetland are the newest ones and the Arabians have been recently updated in all their splendour. These are beautifully realistic horses and amongst the nicest SL horses I’ve seen. They will also race and you can train them to go faster – great fun! Here are some of the baby boxes you’ll get when you buy those starter packs.

Direct landmark to – oYo Breedables

 

*~*~*

Stray Cats Breedable specialise in the cutest of kitties and have various breeds including Siamese, Bengals and Tabbies as well as some very exotic looking furs. You’ll find a gacha of these which will randomly give you a little boy or girl kitten which you can then birth and coo over. Check out the cats that are rezzed around the Stray Cats stand and see if you can resist!

Direct landmark to – Stray Cats Breedable

*~*~*

For more information on the Relay for Life Home & Garden Expo 2017 with SLurls to all the 9 sims please check out – HERE.

That’s all for today, I’ll be back next time with some interior design items from Hope 4. So until then…

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Home & Garden Expo 2017 – Welcome!

with 3 comments

 

My first post for this year’s RFL Home & Garden Expo, and it’s a big welcome.  The sims open at 12 pm SLT today and run to June 4th so there’ll be plenty of time to wander around and enjoy all the exclusive donation items.  I’ll be including large pictures for the multi designer scenes – so please click on the picture to enlarge it for a really good view.

*~*~*

The Home and Garden Expo raises money for Relay For Life of ®Second Life (RFL of SL). Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fund raising event, and RFL of SL is one of its virtual counterparts. You can find more information about RFL of SL – HERE

 

Expo exhibitors are required to have two 100% donation items at the Expo. These items must be new and exclusive to the Expo for the duration of the event.  100% of registration fees, sponsorship fees and donation items are paid to Relay For Life of Second Life. 50% of the proceeds from the gachas will be paid to RFL and 100% of the 10L hunt items.

*~*~*

I’m assigned to the Hope 4 sim which is an interesting mixture of interior and exterior designs and buildings plus breedables – which I love!  After I’ve blogged most of the stuff from Hope 4, I’m free to blog designer from the  other eight Hope sims.  Today, it’s a garden scene with some really lovely items.  Don’t forget to click on the picture for a larger view.

Here’s what I used in the picture – SLurls will be direct landmarks!

Fairy Flower Meadow Blues – LI 5 – Deelish-ous Designs
RFL donation gift 1 – Welcome Ostrich – LI 8 – Darkmatter
OTB! Shabby Greenhouse – LI 14 – Outside the Box
OTB! Potting Table – LI 12
.::Hazeel::. Hope Stones – LI 6
.::Hazeel::. Hope Sign – LI 4
FLOWERBED tra w LILAC&LAVENDER – LI 7 – EED Home & Garden – Exquisite Eye Decoration.
FLOWERBED tra w MIXED FLOWERS – LI 8
FLOWERBED tra w BIRCH&HYDRANGEA – LI 15

Tomorrow, I’ll be tackling the Breedables on Hope 4 – there will be cuteness!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂