Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree!

A Frozen Christmas - The SL Christmas Expo 2015The fifth annual Second Life Christmas Expo will run from December 3 to 14, 2015 and is a mega event that raises funds for Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL).  100% of registration fees, sponsorship fees, kiosk donations, hunt, raffle, auction, and vendor donation items are paid to Relay For Life of Second Life.  Relay For Life of Second Life is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and is a virtual version of The Society’s signature real life fundraiser – Relay For Life.  You can find more information about RFL of SL here: http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/ .

The 2015 Second Life Christmas Expo will consist of both holiday and non holiday items from some of the best creators and designers in Second Life, spread across 8 sims!  The Expo will feature special events, including live performances, djs, skating parties, a Snowman Building Contest, Hunt For the Bells, Naughty Or Nice, a Christmas Tree Lot, holiday raffles and gotchas, and of course photos with Santa! The Holiday Of Hope Ball, for the 5th year running, will be held at the Christmas Expo.  And returning to the Christmas Expo as a special event this year is the Avi Choice Fashion Awards.

Whimsical Happenings Lopsi TreeSince there are so many activities happening within the Expo, I wanted to highlight a few in today’s post.  My dear friend, the jolly elf Earth Nirvana of Whimsical Happenings is participating in the Christmas Tree Lot with an exclusive festive and spirited upside-down garden pot tree complete with presents under the tree.  The Lopsi Tree is a modern, unique and whimsical approach to Christmas Tree!  100% of the proceeds of the sale is donated to Relay for Life of Second Life, check it out.

SL Xmas Expo- Oceane Make-up, ZOZ slink nails & Wreath RingAnother fun event at the Expo is the Hunt for the Bells ’15, a $10L hunt with 100% donated to The American Cancer Society.  This year there is a photo contest (12/5-12/15) for the Hunt for the Bells hunt, with a grand prize of $10,000L giftcard with other prizes for runners-up.  To enter you must use at least 10 hunt items, submit a NC listing the items to Earth Nirvana and send full perm picture to Leala Spire for voting & social media placement.  Please keep the picture PG & tasteful.  Good luck!  In my photos above I’m using Spyfalle Holiday Party Paper Lanterns in the windows from the Hunt for the Bells (hint: “let it go”).

SL Xmas Expo 2015- Sage Noel Sweater Dress & Oceane Make-upSo many creators have designed 100% RFL donation items including the Sage Nice or Naughty Sweater dress (pic #1 & 2) available for males & females.  Sage has also created the exclusive Noel Sweater Dress (pic #3) for 50% donation available in a variety of colors.  Gloria is wearing Oceane Body Designs Pretty 1 pack eye make-up and lip color also a 100% to RFL.  Finally, the Cookies for Santa green snowflake draped table  is from Outside the Box, with 50% donation to American Cancer Society.  The SL Christmas Expo offers daily live entertainment, tons of events, hunts, freebies, exclusives all for a great cause.  You have until December 14th to stop by and explore all the wonders of the season!

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Potomac Signature Homes, Holiday Lane Bedroom FR

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Potomac Signature Homes, Holiday Lane Bedroom (close-up) FR

After a cup or two of hot chocolate, night fell on the North Pole and the Misses showed me my room for the evening.  The rustic charm of the winter lodge living room continued into the guest bedroom.  The Potomac Signature Homes Holiday Lane bedroom is a cozy retreat with an oak four-poster bed adorned with garland and wrapped in red and green wool tartan duvet, matching plaid lampshades and quilted wreath.  Oak side tables and dresser, snowflake rug, and a sparkling frosted Christmas tree complete with quilted handmade tree skirt, candle and string lights, ornaments, poinsettia, and “spinning” silver snowflake topper welcomes and charms the bedroom. The Holiday Lane bedroom is available at the SL Christmas Expo 2014!

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Potomac Signature Homes, Bed (close-up) FR

The side wall is decorated with Dreamscapes Art Gallery Christmas Forest wood trees which create the feeling of Christmas glow.  Finishing the bedroom is the comfy sage and poinsettia Jolly Velvet Chaise Couple Lounge, decked out with snowflake blankets and pillows by Circa Living and a charming holiday themed corner side table with wooden tree and Christmas signage by The Mustard Seed (both Homestuff Hunt gifts).

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Circa Living & The Mustard Seed Homestuff Hunt FR

On our shopping trip, I picked up some cute Christmas lingerie.  First up is Carrie’s Lingerie Holiday Grace lace and silk poinsettia print bra and boyshorts, part of the Penny Wishes Hunt (a portion of the sale is donated to RFL) at the SL Christmas Expo 2014 AviChoice sim.  I accessorized the Carrie’s Holiday Grace set with Purple Moon Cycle in Emerald & Topaz Set (Hunt for the Bells- 100% proceeds donated to RFL) and Cucbis dans la Chocolaterie Bracelet & Ring (Naughty or Nice Hunt), both items available on Sim 1 at the SL Christmas Expo 2014 until December 15, 2014.  Wreath with teddy bear and trees by Potomac Signature Homes.

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Carrie's Lingerie Holiday Grace Set

And, last is Mona Red Kitty Set, a red and black kitty cat printed boyshort and bra set by Blacklace Lingerie, part of the KittyCats Advent Calendar.  I’m also sporting Chop Zuey Hearts of Hope set, both items free for all.  Joy to the World, and look forward to a glimpse into Santa’s toy land tomorrow!

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Kitty Cats Advent Blacklace & Chop Zuey Joy

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Potomac Signature Homes, Frosted Christmas Tree

There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays!

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Park Place & Follow Us LR Wreath Framed

Are you getting excited for the holidays?  I know I sure am.  Today, I present another styling viewpoint for the holiday season.  This time we’re in homespun setting featuring items from the 2014 Second Life Christmas Expo & Breedable Fair, opening tomorrow, December 4, closing December 15, 2014.

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Follow Us Fireplace Framed

The fourth annual SL Christmas Expo is a mega event that raises funds for Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL). 100% of registration fees, sponsorship fees, kiosk donations, hunt, raffle, auction, and vendor donation items are paid to Relay For Life of Second Life. Relay For Life of Second Life is part of the American Cancer Society and is a virtual version of the real life Relay For Life. You can find more information about RFL of SL here: http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/.

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Follow Us Food Close-up Framed

The 2014 Second Life Christmas Expo and Winter Breedable Fair will consist of both holiday and non holiday items from some of the best creators and designers in Second Life, spread across 8 sims! The Winter Breedable Fair will feature a special one of a kind (OOAK) breedable auction. Both the Expo and Fair will feature special events, including live performances, djs, the Holiday of Hope Ball, Hunt For the Bells, Naughty Or Nice, a Christmas Tree Lot, Ornament Auctions, and of course photos with Santa!

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Follow Us Tree Framed

To create the quaint and charming homespun Christmas room I used Park Place English Study Set (Hunt for the Bells item, desk & chair with ottoman not shown) and Follow Us Sugar Snow Christmas Tree, Christmas Ginger Socks Fireplace, Santa’s Cookies & Milk Tray, Plum Pudding Sleigh, Christmas Wreath, Thanksgiving Cart, and Snowglobe Teddy (Hunt for the Bells).  The whimsical Follow Us Sugar Snow Christmas Tree with gingerbread men is one of my favorite Christmas trees presented this year, available in frosted and evergreen variety making the room cozy and warm.  To accent the style, I used exclusives found at the Expo including: Park Place animated snow globes in mason jars, Spyralle Folk Art Christmas Tree (Frost Green) & Christmas Black Enamel LanternTrue North Designs Small Poinsettia Bowl, PurpleMoon Seasonal Mesh Owl Xmas Spirit (Hunt for the Bells), and House of Avro Christmas Wreath with Bells. To finish the room, I added La Galleria Christmas Plaque w Bow (**free**), Park Place Words for All decorative accessory, and Serenity Styles Winter Rug.  There are over 95+ creators on 8 sim offering everything from fashion, jewelry, poses, home, and breedable friends.  After a long day styling the homespun room, I sat down to read a book while wearing Ever An’ Angel  Elegant Angle Gown in Cranberry and Purple Moon Cycle Set in Emerald & Topaz Jewelry (Hunt for the Bells).  Hope the homespun styling gives you inspiration and you head over to the SL Christmas Expo to spend lindens for a great cause.

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Cranberry Gown Framed

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Purple Moon Jewlery Framed

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Park Place & Follow Us LR Framed

Christmas Expo 2013 | Winter Wonderland

The great outdoors awaits us as we continue our journey outside to the Winter Wonderland of my Nordic Mountain Retreat, we met some amazing adorable animals and wild life friends.   I’m sure you are going to fall in love with at least one of them, so here’s a taxi The Christmas Expo 2013! Enjoy! 

Gloria & Standing Reindeer

Feature items available at The Christmas Expo 2013:

  • Reindeer: House of Avro, Rideable Rudolph Reindeer
  • Pink Coat: DG Designs, Petal Princess Coat
  • Necklace: Hearthaven Photography & Creations: Gold Leaf
  • Snow Boots: House of Avro, Winter Ankle Boots

Other items:

  • Skin: Belleza, Tara Arcade 4 (The Arcade Gatcha 12/2013)
  • Hair: Diva, Daisy/Type A Citrine (The Arcade Gatcha)
  • Mittens: 8F8, Owl Mittens Polar (The Arcade Gatcha)
  • Pose: LISP Bazaar, Mulberry Lantern Pose #1 (The Arcade Gatcha)
  • Green Pine Trees (background left): Sleepy Hollow Farms, Winter Pines (Snowed In Hunt, 12/1-21/13)
  • Green Redwood Trees (background right): Fi’s Creations, Winter Scenery (Snowed In Hunt)
  • Icy Fence Posts: Trident, Rustic Fence (Snowed In Hunt)
  • Leggings: Eden, Polka Dots

Elvis Reindeer & Elf

Feature items available at The Christmas Expo 2013:

  • Tree: Christmas Delights Decorations, Pillow Tree
  • Reindeer: Kaerri, Elvis the Xmas Deer
  • Outfit: Spyralle, Poinsettia Cowl Sweater
  • Shoulder Elf: Sweet Revolutions, Handing Drunken Shoulder Elf
  • Shoes: Spyralle, Poinsettia Booties
  • Pose: NanTra, CocoLoca 5
  • Hat & Sunglasses: Elysium, Fur Hat & Malene Shades

Other items:

  • Skin: Belleza, Tara Arcade 4
  • Hair: Clawtooth, Je t’aime
  • Leggings: Izzie’s, Ripped Glam Glitter Leggings

Tree of Gifts Pose

Feature items available at The Christmas Expo 2013:

  • Large Gift Boxes: Eternal Dream Poses, Tree of Gifts
  • Outfit, Shoes & Make-up: Ever An’ Angel, Turkish Delights Wrap Top & Trouser, Snow Days Knit Skate Boots

Other items:

  • Skin: Belleza, Tara Arcade 4
  • Hair: Clawtooth, Je t’aime
  • Icy Fence Posts: Trident, Rustic Fence (Snowed In Hunt)
  • Redwood Trees w/Deer: Fi’s Creations, Winter Scenery (Snowed In Hunt)
  • Pine Trees w/Rocks: Sleepy Hollow Farms, Winter Pines (Snowed In Hunt)

Black Tulip Ornament Prop

Feature items available at The Christmas Expo 2013:

  • Large Ornaments Prop: Black Tulip
  • Outfit & Shoes: LE, Christmas Bells
  • Gold Tree w/Red Balls: DaD Designs, Xmas Tree 2013 Gold
  • Red Ball (background left): FantaSea, Bobbing Bauble

Other items:

  • Skin: Glam Affair, Gemma/Europa 10D (The Arcade Gatcha)
  • Hair: Diva, Daisy/Type A Citrine (The Arcade Gatcha)

Citrus Red Sweater Dress

Feature items available at The Christmas Expo 2013:

  • Sweater Dress: Citrus, RFL Berry Sweater Dress
  • Snowman: Potomac Signature Homes, Frosty & Friends
  • Boots: LE, Christmas Bells Boots

Other items:

  • Skin: Belleza, Ashley BBB 1
  • Hair: Brianna, Gingers
  • Lamp Post: Bayview Market, Christmas Lamp (Snowed In Hunt)
  • Bench: Katink, Skating Pond 1
  • Snow: Soul Effects, Wintery Ground Cover (Snowed In Hunt)
  • Backdrop: TL Designs, Snow Dome

Blue Moon X-mas Tree Gown

Feature items available at The Christmas Expo 2013:

  • Christmas Tree on Stand: The House of Avro
  • Green Tree with Blue Stars (back left): Laudanum Lollipops, Twinkles Christmas Tree
  • Playing Teddy Bears & White Tree: DaD Designs, Teddy Bear “I See You”
  • Galloping Reindeer: The House of Avro, Rideable Rudolph Reindeer
  • Penguin: The House of Avro, Animated Penguin
  • Gown & Hat: Blue Moon, Vintage Christmas Gown

Santa on Roof

  • Santa & Reindeer on Roof: StoraxTree Designs (Advent Gift)
  • Colorful Trees (2 in doorway): DaD Designs, Xmas Tree (Christmas Expo item)
  • Gingerbread Door Branch: BananaN (Christmas Expo item)
  • Believe Bench: Wings of Enchantment (Snowed In Hunt)
  • House: Dragon Magick Wares Christmas Cottage (Marketplace item)