Christmas Expo 2013 | Holiday of Hope Ball


16 hours left for the Christmas Expo and the Race for the Bells Hunt, so hop over and be immersed in Winter Wonderland.  HURRY!  The sim closes Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 10am SLT!!!!  Taxi please…

Tonight is the 4th Annual Holiday of Hope Ball, a Victorian Dickens formal ball, that benefits The American Cancer Society! The ball is from 4 to 8pm SLT and there will be raffles and door prizes ranging from 100L to 10,000L, with 20+ door prizes.  The entertainment for this evening is a rather nice fellow I recently met, Trader Whiplash & Nuala Maracas.  I’m very excited to attend this year’s ball and have enlisted a few good girlfriends to join me.  Please come out this evening and participated in all the wonderful activites to support The American Cancer Society! Taxi…

I had a hard time trying to figure out what to wear tonight.  I researched and goggled till my fingers fell off.  Charles Dickens was born in England in 1812 and passed in 1870, penning over 15 novels, 5 novellas and hundreds of short stories, including A Christmas Carol and Great Expectations.  The Civil War in American, 1861 to 1865, broke out in Southern and Notheastern United States.  One of my favorite movies, Gone With the Wind, conveys the struggle of the war in the Antebellum South.  It also showcased the lavish crinoline petticoat formal gowns of the elite Southern ladies.  So, my gown this evening is a nod to my inner Southern Belle with a dash of Dickens English Victorian mimicking the popular Bertha Collar (aka off the shoulder lace trim) and large crinoline hoop skirts.  I also fell in LOVE with the Purple Moon Relay for Life vendor special Royal Queen Acid Berry Gown available exclusively at the Christmas Expo2013.  So, if you like my gown selection for this evening hop over and check out Purple Moon’s store at the Christmas Expo!  Taxi…

Royal Queen Gown in Acai Berry for RFL2013

Other Purple Moon Relay for Life Gowns:

PM Marzia Gown in Blue for RFL2013

PM Amelia gown in green & toast

-- PM -- Aquarelle Gown in B&W for RFL2013

  • Marzia Gown in Blue for RFL2013
  • Amelia Gown in Green/Toast for RFL2013
  • Aquarelle Gown in B&W for RFL2013

My friend Kali Lane has embodied the traditional Victorian Holiday look for the Dickens Ball.

Kali traditional holiday gown

Christmas Expo 2013 | Lounge Around

RFL Christmas Expo 2013 (texture by Texworks)5 more days for the Christmas Expo 2013 and still tons of shops to check out.  This past Tuesday night was the Victoria’s  Secret Fashion Show which has inspired this blog post today.  I always watch, not because I have a need or desire to walk a runway almost nakies (as Kali say) but because I LOVE the concepts and creativity of the show.  It’s been a while since Glory modeled lingerie but Carrie’s Lingerie Christmas special, available at the Christmas Expo 213 supporting relay for Life, are too cute to not showcase.  Taxi please…

First up something to lounge around the house in while waiting to open presents on Christmas morning, the Carrie’s Lingerie Haley Plaid Holiday.

Carrie's Lingerie, Holiday Haley Plaid 2

Carrie's Lingerie, Holiday Haley Plaid

  • Loungewear: Carrie’s Lingerie, RFL Holiday Haley Plaid
  • Hair: Clawtooth, Surfer Rosa Strawberry Cream (not part of Christmas Expo 2013)
  • Skin: Belleza, Ashley BBB 1 Pale (not part of Christmas Expo 2013)
  • Bench: The Strawberry Box, Hamilton Christmas Chaise (Snowed In Hunt, 12/1-21/13)

Next up is the most adorable lingerie set with a skirt option, top hat & cane, Carrie’s Lingerie Cheri Holiday. I love any corset that come with skirt options because A) instant feminine, & B) it hide things (giggles).  What I really love about the Cheri Holiday set is the close resemblance to my favorite Victoria Secret lingerie from Tuesday night show (pic below).  Anytime you can mix a feminine skirts with adorable holiday prints and top hats, you know you are going to have a spicy good time! Hurry up and good get these cute lingerie sets at the Christmas Expo 2013!

Cheri Holiday 1

Cheri Holiday back

Cheri Holiday 3

  • Lingerie: Carrie’s Lingerie, RFL Holiday Cheri (Boots included)
  • Hair: Truth, Video Game Ginger (not part of Christmas Expo 2013)
  • Skin: Belleza, Ashley BBB 1 Pale (not part of Christmas Expo 2013)
  • Fireplace: Bazar, The Night Before Christmas (not part of Christmas Expo 2013)
  • Chairs: What Next, {what next} Cubby Armchairs (Past FLF, not part of Christmas Expo 2013)


Christmas Expo 2013 | Winter Lodge Living Room

Continuing on with my Nordic Mountain Retreat I created with items from The Christmas Expo 2013, we move downstairs to the Living Room/Great Room.  The downstairs space is small so utilizing key pieces that serve double functions is key.  Also, the lodges large stained glass windows peek out to the forest and wild animals friends, expanding the visual space.  Next post we venture outside and meet some new friends!  Taxi to The Christmas Expo 2013 please…

Winter Lodge Living Room

Feature items from The Christmas Expo 2013:

  • Christmas Tree w/Presents: The House of Avro
  • Noel Blocks (on mantle): BananaN
  • Snow Globe (on mantle): Black Tuilp
  • White Merry Christmas Tree: BananaN
  • Christmas Picture: Kaerri

Other items:

Christmas Expo 2013 | Cozy Loft

RFL Christmas Expo 2013 (texture by Texworks)The Christmas Expo 2013 opened on Thursday, December 5, 2013 and I want to highlight some home decor items you can pick up at Expo.  Taxi please…

The holidays are a great time to change up your home decor and play with different styles.  In Real Life, I live in warm Northern California, far far away from the Sierra, and I don’t use cabin or winter lodge style items in my holiday decor.  Every since Black Friday, I’ve gone a little nuts with all the holiday home hunts and events Second Life currently offers.  I’ve been wanting to create a Nordic Lodge style home for awhile now, but haven’t had a good excuse to purchase items for that style.  I found some pieces at the Christmas Expo that spoke to me, and I mixed and matched to create a cozy loft.  My starting point for the loft design was the Marmelade Nordic wall print (red/white tree with bow left, top photo) and the Ispachi Ski Shelf (available from Four Walls hunt).  I hope this glimpse will inspire you to pop over to The Christmas Expo 2013 and get decorating!

Quick Reminder:  Christmas Expo 2013 supports Relay for Life in Second Life and the American Cancer Society.  Each merchant offers at least one vendor item with 100% of the proceeds going to Relay for Life.  Merchant List here, Map here!

Cozy X-mas Loft

Feature items available at The Christmas Expo 2013:

  • Wall Decor, Candles, Snowflake Wall Lamp & Presents: Marmelade, Christmas Set
  • Cookie Tray (on Bed): Kittycat’s Creations, The Caroling Tray
  • Wreath: Eternal Dreams Poses, Caught in a Wreath
  • Cabinet & Cookie Stand: Marmelade, Christmas Set (resized)
  • Candle Tree: Marmelade, Christmas Set

Other items:

Christmas Expo 2013 is HERE!

RFL Christmas Expo 2013 (texture by Texworks)

The 3rd Annual Christmas Expo 2013 in support of Relay for Life of Second Life will open Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 10am SLT!  And, I have some exciting news, I was selected to be an official blogger this year! (Yay me) All the way back in 2011 (my first year in SL), I remember The Christmas Expo fondly!  I loved the Victorian snow dusted street and the beautiful displayed windows, it reminded me of my Dept 56 Dickens Village I used to place around the Christmas tree was I was a little girl.  I just finished exploring the 4 sims (yes, that’s right, four sims!) and it is pure magic.  I will blog items ranging from female fashion to home decor or more!  Don’t forget to dress in your finest for your photo with Santa (daily time slots), and take time to explore the ice skating ring, tree lot auction area with Relay for Life designer trees and exhibit hall.  I hope you enjoy all the wonderful creations from over 80+ SL designers!  (Map below!) 

Gloria at Christmas Expo

Exhibit Hall area of the Christmas Expo (see isn’t it charming). Coat Dress: Blue Couture (POE gift), Beret: Diva (Group Gift), Boots: Beetlebones (C88)

The Christmas Expo opens Thursday, December 5 at 10am SLT and closes Sunday, December 15 at 10am SLT! 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in SL, because the 2013 Christmas Expo is right around the corner! In support of Relay for Life of Second Life and the American Cancer Society, the 3rd annual Expo will open on Thursday, December 5th, 2013 at 10am slt and will end at 10am slt on Sunday, December 15th!

Spanning four SL regions, the Victorian Christmas Wonderland will delight people of all ages. SL residents will be able to shop for that perfect Holiday gift from our over 50 vendors, visit Santa and have pictures taken, and enjoy a “Naughty or Nice” gift! The beauty of the Expo build, the entertainment, and the peaceful, festive spirit will set the perfect tone for the holiday season.

Adjoined to the Expo this year is the Magic of Christmas Breedables Fair featuring the Breedables One-Of-A-Kind Auction for Relay! This exciting event is always highly anticipated raises a lot for RFL every year. That and many, many more fun happenings at the Fair which runs from Dec. 1-15th!

At the Xmas Expo, residents can attend one of the many events:
✻The Avi Choice Awards – The Avi Choice Awards ~ the annual awards presentation recognizing the people and talent behind SL’s amazing creations, completely chosen and voted on by SL residents. For more information on The Avi Choice Awards and how to purchase tickets, visit the website at:

✻Auction/Raffle – Many amazing items will be available for auction and raffle from some of SL’s best creators. 100% of the proceeds from the Expo’s auctions and raffles will go to Relay For Life of Second Life.

✻Race for the Bells Hunt!

✻Shopping – In addition to enjoying the many events, activities and features of the Christmas Expo, visitors can get a head start on their Christmas shopping at the more than 50 shops.

✻Live Music/DJ – Entertainment will feature many of SL’s top performers, live musicians, djs, and hosts throughout the Expo. See the ‘entertainment schedule’ part of the website for dates and times.

*The Naughty or Nice Gift Exchange

and MORE!

The Christmas Expo crew hopes you will enjoy visiting this year’s event and wish you a lot of fun exploring the sims and getting into the holiday spirit.

For full information and all the latest updates, please visit the Christmas Expo website:

Xmas Expo Map with Shops Assigned v


Entertainment Schedule

“Thurs DEC. 5th”

9AM -8PM ** Santa **

1PM Mankind Tracer Opens the Expo!
2 – 4PM DJ (Xmas CD) – ChaosRayne
5 – 7pm T1 Radio Nuala Maracas Host – Xyza Armistice
“Fri DEC. 6th”

11AM – 4:30pm ** Santa **
5-8PM ** Santa **
3-5PM DJ – Catalina Luckstone
6PM Xara Fiasco
“Sat DEC. 7TH”

7am 7 seas fishing johannes1977
9-10AM ** Santa **
2-8PM **Santa**
10AM – Noon DJRedRyder
Noon – 2PM DJ – Holocluck Henley
2-3PM Lyndon Heart
3-4PM Shining Starlets
4-6PM DJ – Aryon Dagger

7am 7 seas fishing johannes1977
9AM – NOON ** Santa **
2-8PM ** Santa **
1-3PM DJ – Sasha Fairywren
3-5PM DJ – Gem Sunkiller
5-7PM T1 Radio The Time Machine “60s Christmas” Host Sylis Fairywren

10AM – 2PM ** Santa **
2:30 – 4:30PM **Santa**
5-7PM “T1 Radio The Rock n Roll Garage
Chevelley Silentghost Host Sylis Fairywren

10AM – 2PM ** Santa **
6- 8PM LIVE MUSICIAN – sweetlily

10AM – 2PM ** Santa **
4-5PM LIVE PERFORMANCE “Quill & Quarrel Theater” Wit
5-7PM “T1 Radio Rockin Happy Hour
Trader Whiplash Host Ariel Goldrozen”

11AM – 2PM ** Santa **
2-4PM DJ – Mandy Lavarock
4-5PM CD – DJ Mallic Desoto
5-7PM “T1 Radio Rock n Roll Stew & T1 Trivia
Nuala Maracas Host Xyza Armistice ”

2:30 – 5PM **Santa**

NOON – 1 DJ (Xmas CD) Nickib27
1-2PM LIVE PERFORMANCE “Quill & Quarrel Theater” Wit
2:30 – 3:30PM LIVE PERFORMANCE “Quill & Quarrel Theater” Wit
4-8PM Holiday of Hope Ball with **Santa** (sponsored by T1)