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Designing Worlds films the Home and Garden Expo – both episodes!

You can now see both episodes of Designing Worlds’ visits to the Home and Garden Expo on the web.

DW431 – Home & Garden Expo 2021 – I from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

In the first episode, we talk to Kaerri, the organiser of the Expo, talk to Danny Bourne or reBourne prefabs, a popular designer who has returned to Second Life after a long hiatus (and who could be seen on the previous week’s archive show), and see a range of exhibits, talking to some of their designers – Christiana of Needful Prims, silkiss of oobidoo, and Mizou Vavoom of Carpe Diem Design.

We also have a whistlestop tour of some of the places that really caught Saffia’s eye as she raced around the Expo very early each morning performing rolling restarts on the regions (or, as she referred to it, taking the regions for their early morning showers!), and, of course, a glorious slideshow from Wildstar Beaumont. Finally, we end with the traditional lantern ceremony that marks each day of the Expo – as it has done since 2012.

DW432 – Home & Garden Expo 2021 – II from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

In Part 2, we explore the beautiful Designing Worlds cafe, in a building created by Danny Bourne, and landscaped and decorated for us by undercoverlady, visit the fun location of Waffleville (created for tiny.dinkie/petite designers and shoppers) with Kaerri Rae, organiser of the Expo, and talk to Stingray Raymaker, Ambassador for the American Cancer Society in Second Life.

And we also take a look at the Home Decorating Contest, talking to four of the contestants: Prokofy Neva, Terra Tepper, Madison Granger and Corvi Ashdene. Wildstar Beaumont has also supplied one of his wonderful slideshows of the decorated homes too!

Finally, we take part in the beautiful lantern ceremony.

The Lantern Ceremony at the Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
The Lantern Ceremony at the Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

Designing Worlds visits the Home and Garden Expo – Part 2!

Designing Worlds Cafe at the Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Designing Worlds Cafe at the Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In our new episode of Designing Worlds, we are paying a second visit to the Home and Garden Expo. The Expo ran from 27th February to 21st March, and was a fabulous event with amazing displays of homes and furnishings, gardens and landscaping, and a range of art displays.

Join us at 2pm today Monday 29th March when you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds. Or join us for our Watch Party in the Designing Worlds studios in the Garden of Dreams at 2pm SLT.

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this show, we explore the beautiful Designing Worlds cafe, in a building created by Danny Bourne, and landscaped and decorated for us by undercoverlady, visit the fun location of Waffleville (created for tiny.dinkie/petite designers and shoppers) with Kaerri Rae, organiser of the Expo, and talk to Stingray Raymaker, Ambassador for the American Cancer Society in Second Life.

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we also take a look at the Home Decorating Contest, talking to four of the contestants: Prokofy Neva, Terra Tepper, Madison Granger and Corvi Ashdene. Wildstar Beaumont has also supplied one of his wonderful slideshows of the decorated homes too! To find out the results … see this post!

Houses in the Decorating Contest at the Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Houses in the Decorating Contest at the Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Finally, we take part in the beautiful lantern ceremony.

It makes for a gorgeous show, so do tune in or join us at 2pm SLT at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

And if you missed last week’s show – which was the first part of our visit to the Home and Garden Expo, you can see it here:

DW431 – Home & Garden Expo 2021 – I from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

To find out more about the Home and Garden Expo, visit the website: https://slhomeandgardenexpo.wordpress.com/ – and discover how you can be part of it next year!

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest: The Results!

A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

This year’s Home and Garden Expo Contest raised an amazing total of 177,945 Lindens. That’s over 18,000 more Lindens than last year, and a total of US$446,03.

The winners of the contest were:

1st Prize: Demri Nova and Carina Heartsong for House 1 – The Palomar by Maven Homes

House Number 1: The Palomar by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Demri Nova and Carina Heartsong
House Number 1: The Palomar by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Demri Nova and Carina Heartsong

2nd Prize: Sarabi2theextreme Resident & Yoni2sweet Resident for House 10 – The Beach House by Scarlet Creative

House Number 10: The Beach House by Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative, decorated by Sarabi2theextreme Resident & Yoni2sweet Resident
House Number 10: The Beach House by Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative, decorated by Sarabi2theextreme Resident & Yoni2sweet Resident

3rd Prize: angeleise Resident for House 12 – The Skwer by Maven Homes

House Number 12: The Skwer by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by angeleise Resident
House Number 12: The Skwer by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by angeleise Resident

The Writer’s Prize went to Prokofy Neva for her story and images attached to House 9 – The Mira by Maven Homes, with honourable mentions to Corvi Ashedene (House 3 – The Skwer by Maven Homes) and dergirlo Resident (House 6 – The Mira by Maven Homes).

House Number 9: The Mira by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Prokofy Neva
House Number 9: The Mira by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Prokofy Neva

You can see a full list of the prizes the winners received here.

In addition, all the contestants received the following prizes:

  1. 1k giftcard from Kes Styx from Multifarious Conceptions, or a custom build of their choice.
  2. One room of furniture of their choice from Roxy Bergiere of Love Everlasting Home & Garden Store to each decorator in the contest.
  3. And from Kaerri, the set of lilies that decorated the table in the Theatre on Hope 3.
Kaerri and Saffia in conversation at the Theatre on Hope 3, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Kaerri and Saffia in conversation at the Theatre on Hope 3, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

Designing Worlds visits the Home and Garden Expo Part 1

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In our new episode of Designing Worlds, we visit the Home and Garden Expo which ran from 27th February to 21st March, and was a fabulous event with amazing displays of homes and furnishings, gardens and landscaping, and a range of art displays.

Join us at 2pm today Monday 22nd March when you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds. Or join us for our Watch Party in the Designing Worlds studios in the Garden of Dreams at 2pm SLT.

In this show, we talk to Kaerri, the organiser of the Expo, talk to Danny Bourne or reBourne prefabs, a popular designer who has returned to Second Life after a long hiatus (and who could be seen on last week’s archive show), and see a range of exhibits, talking to some of their designers – Christiana of Needful Prims, silkiss of oobidoo, and Mizou Vavoom of Carpe Diem Design.

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also have a whistlestop tour of some of the places that really caught Saffia’s eye as she raced around the Expo very early each morning performing rolling restarts on the regions (or, as she referred to it, taking the regions for their early morning showers!), and, of course, a glorious slideshow from Wildstar Beaumont. Finally, we end with the traditional lantern ceremony that marks each day of the Expo – as it has done since 2012.

It makes for a fun-filled and well-packed show, so do tune in or join us at 2pm SLT at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

To find out more about the Home and Garden Expo, visit the website: https://slhomeandgardenexpo.wordpress.com/ – and discover how you can be part of it next year!

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Next week, in Part 2, we’ll be looking at the Designing Worlds cafe, created by undercoverlady, exploring the role of the tinies in their own village of Waffleville, looking at the beautiful houses decorated for the Home Decorating contest (and talking to some of the contestants), and talking to Stingray Raymaker, Ambassador for the American Cancer Society.

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Another show not to miss!

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

Prizes for the Home and Decorating Contest!

As of this morning, the total raised by the voting in the Home and Garden Decorating Contest is higher than last year’s – standing at 159,845 Linden Dollars – that’s 670.30 in US dollars!

Thank you all so much – but let’s keep the votes rolling in – the polls (aka RFL Kiosks) are now open on Hope 3 until 12 noon on Sunday 21st March!

 House Number 1: The Palomar by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Demri Nova and Carina Heartsong
House Number 1: The Palomar by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Demri Nova and Carina Heartsong

And we have a list of the fabulous prizes that will be won too, thanks to the generosity of the Home & Garden Expo merchants!

The results of the contest will be announced on Sunday 21st March at the Show and Tell event in the theatre on Hope 3.

House Number 2: The Villa Barona by Ecila Lane of La Petite Vie, decorated by Chloe Dolores
House Number 2: The Villa Barona by Ecila Lane of La Petite Vie, decorated by Chloe Dolores

1st Prize

Presented by Krystali Rabeni of LOVE SUPERSTORE: 5000L Gift card
Presented by Steele Wilder/Jennifer Steele of Chef’s House: 2000L Gift Certificate
Presented by Kammie2 Resident of Twisted Thorn Textures: 1K Linden Gift Card
Presented by eithne Blaylock of Crystal Witch: L$500 gift card
Presented by Marea2007 Praga of ART & FASHION (Woman/Man Clothing Line/Surreal Sculptures): A Surreal Sculpture

 House Number 3: The Skwer by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Corvi Ashdene
House Number 3: The Skwer by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Corvi Ashdene

Presented by raydenrider resident of XPOSEure: Complete Pose Collection from XPOSEure
Presented by Eric Bloodrose of Polymorph: 500L$ Gift Card
Presented by Annakari Genesis of Dragonsworn: 500 linden gift card to my store
Presented by Tiffy Vella of Eclectica: Eclectica-Curiosities-50’s-Kitchen-Wall-Clock- 6 colours
Presented by OnaJourney Resident of Journey’s End: Moroccan Elephant Fountain
Presented by Alidia Loire of .: RatzCatz :.: 1000 L$ Store Gift Card

 House Number 4: The Lido House by Hattie Panacek of Ex Machina, decorated by AvaJean Westland

House Number 4: The Lido House by Hattie Panacek of Ex Machina, decorated by AvaJean Westland

Presented by SimplifyKidd (Gordon Cole) of Things That Think: The Real Wardrobe + 60% off one product from Things That Think
Presented by Sethos Lionheart of Wythburn: Bistro Patio Set
Presented by Scottlong Resident of Scott’s Fabrications: $400L Gift Card
Presented by Cain Maven of Maven Homes: The Sonoma: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/The-Sonoma/18799007
Presented by kewlmonke Zepp of KoreTech: KoreTech MyDesk Pro
Presented by JolieElle Parfort of Art Dreams Gallery: A Painting of the winner’s choice

House Number 5: The Beach House by Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative, decorated by Terra Tepper
House Number 5: The Beach House by Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative, decorated by Terra Tepper

Presented by Chiana0 Resident of Widdershins: 3 items of their choosing from my store (per designer, no need to split)
Presented by Popikone Resident (Poppy) of N/A Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/141810250@N04/albums/page2: 5 of my art prints of choice from current expo ( as sold in vendors ) alternatively chose from my Flickr albums
Presented by SavannahRaye of The Reckless Angel: 1000L worth of gift cards
Presented by Coco Firegrave of @home: 1000L gift card
Presented by Lilith Sablatnig of LozMac Designs: 500 L$ Gift Card for LozMac Designs

 House Number 6: The Mira by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by dergirlo Resident

House Number 6: The Mira by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by dergirlo Resident

2nd Prize

Presented by Krystali Rabeni of LOVE SUPERSTORE; 2000L gift card
Presented by Steele Wilder/Jennifer Steele of Chef’s House; 1000L Gift Certificate
Presented by Kammie2 Resident of Twisted Thorn Textures; 500L Gift Card
Presented by Marea2007 Praga of ART & FASHION (Woman/Man Clothing Line/Surreal Sculptures); A complete Outfit for woman with real art texture
Presented by raydenrider resident of XPOSEure; 4 Fatpacks of Poses
Presented by Eric Bloodrose of Polymorph; Queen Nefertiti bust statue
Presented by Annakari Genesis of Dragonsworn; 250 linden gift card to my store
Presented by Tiffy Vella of Eclectica; Eclectica-Curiosities-50’s-Kitchen-Wall-Clock- 6 colours
Presented by OnaJourney Resident of Journey’s End; Elephant Cocktail Table

House Number 7: Casa Blanca by Danny Bourne of reBourne Prefabs, decorated by Tiny Twig
House Number 7: Casa Blanca by Danny Bourne of reBourne Prefabs, decorated by Tiny Twig

Presented by Alidia Loire of .: RatzCatz :.; 500 L$ Store Gift Card
Presented by SimplifyKidd (Gordon Cole) of Things That Think; The Real Shelf + 40% off one product from Things That Think
Presented by Sethos Lionheart of Wythburn; Hammock
Presented by Scottlong Resident of Scott’s Fabrications; $300L Gift Card
Presented by kewlmonke Zepp of KoreTech; KoreTech MyPhone 12
Presented by JolieElle Parfort of Art Dreams Gallery; A Painting of the winner’s choice
Presented by Chiana0 Resident of Widdershins; 2 items of their choosing from my store (per designer, no need to split)
Presented by Popikone Resident (Poppy) of N/A Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/141810250@N04/albums/page2; 3 art from my current expo or alternatively choose from my Flickr albumslbums
Presented by SavannahRaye of The Reckless Angel; 500L gift cards
Presented by Coco Firegrave of @home; 500L gift card
Presented by Lilith Sablatnig of LozMac Designs; 250 L$ Gift Card for LozMac Designs

House Number 8: Casa Blanca by Danny Bourne of reBourne Prefabs, decorated by Chic Aeon
House Number 8: Casa Blanca by Danny Bourne of reBourne Prefabs, decorated by Chic Aeon

3rd Prize

Presented by Krystali Rabeni of LOVE SUPERSTORE: 1000L gift card
Presented by Steele Wilder/Jennifer Steele of Chef’s House: 500L Gift Certificate
Presented by Kammie2 Resident of Twisted Thorn Textures: 250L Gift Card
Presented by Marea2007 Praga of ART & FASHION (Woman/Man Clothing Line/Surreal Sculptures): A complete Outfit for Man with real art texture
Presented by raydenrider resident of XPOSEure: 2 Fatpacks of Poses
Presented by Eric Bloodrose of Polymorph: Egyptian Falcon statue
Presented by Annakari Genesis of Dragonsworn: 100 linden gift card to my store

 House Number 9: The Mira by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Prokofy Neva

House Number 9: The Mira by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Prokofy Neva

Presented by Tiffy Vella of Eclectica: Eclectica-Curiosities-50’s-Kitchen-Wall-Clock- 6 colours
Presented by OnaJourney Resident of Journey’s End: Sakura Fruit Bowl Set
Presented by Alidia Loire of .: RatzCatz :.: .: RatzCatz :. Modern Leaves Lamps – Set
Presented by SimplifyKidd (Gordon Cole) of Things That Think: The Real Jewelry Box + 25% off one product from Things That Think
Presented by Sethos Lionheart of Wythburn: Lavender in Swan Planter
Presented by Scottlong Resident of Scott’s Fabrications: $200L Gift Card
Presented by kewlmonke Zepp of KoreTech: KoreTech MyPad Pro
Presented by JolieElle Parfort of Art Dreams Gallery: A Painting of the winner’s choice

House Number 10: The Beach House by Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative, decorated by Sarabi2theextreme Resident & Yoni2sweet Resident
House Number 10: The Beach House by Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative, decorated by Sarabi2theextreme Resident & Yoni2sweet Resident

Presented by Chiana0 Resident of Widdershins: 1 items of their choosing from my store (per designer, no need to split)
Presented by Popikone Resident (Poppy) of N/A Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/141810250@N04/albums/page2: 2 art works from the current expo as in my gallery
Presented by SavannahRaye of The Reckless Angel: 250L
Presented by Coco Firegrave of @home: 300L gift card
Presented by Lilith Sablatnig of LozMac Designs: 150 L$ Gift Card for LozMac Designs

 House Number 11: The Lido House by Hattie Panacek of Ex Machina, decorated by Gem Henly

House Number 11: The Lido House by Hattie Panacek of Ex Machina, decorated by Gem Henly

Story Prize (for best written or photographic story – you can see details of those on this page)

Presented by Krystali Rabeni of LOVE SUPERSTORE: 5000L gift card
Presented by Steele Wilder/Jennifer Steele of Chef’s House: 22 Item Food Platter
Presented by Kammie2 Resident of Twisted Thorn Textures: 500L Gift Card
Presented by Marea2007 Praga of ART & FASHION (Woman/Man Clothing Line/Surreal Sculptures): Surreal Sculpture
Presented by raydenrider resident of XPOSEure: L$500 GC
Presented by Eric Bloodrose of Polymorph: Vintage Couple Chair [PG]

House Number 12: The Skwer by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by angeleise Resident
House Number 12: The Skwer by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by angeleise Resident

Presented by Annakari Genesis of Dragonsworn: a job? I could use someone like that LOL… lets go with gift card 500 linden again. 🙂
Presented by Tiffy Vella of Eclectica: Eclectica-Curiosities-50’s-Kitchen-Wall-Clock- 6 colours
Presented by OnaJourney Resident of Journey’s End: Sakura Pitcher Bowl Set
Presented by Alidia Loire of .: RatzCatz :.: .: RatzCatz :. Twisted Fountain – All Styles in One (yet unreleased ^^)
Presented by SimplifyKidd (Gordon Cole) of Things That Think: The Foldable Blanket + 50% off one product from Things That Think
Presented by Sethos Lionheart of Wythburn: Teardrop Swing Chair
Presented by Scottlong Resident of Scott’s Fabrications: $500L Gift Card
Presented by Cain Maven of Maven Homes: The Eco IV: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/The-Eco-IV-Contemporary-Home-Unfurnished/1100288

House Number 13: The Villa Barona by Ecila Lane of La Petite Vie, decorated by Kesi Heartsong
House Number 13: The Villa Barona by Ecila Lane of La Petite Vie, decorated by Kesi Heartsong

Presented by kewlmonke Zepp of KoreTech: KoreTech MyPod Classic
Presented by JolieElle Parfort of Art Dreams Gallery: A Painting of the winner’s choice
Presented by Chiana0 Resident of Widdershins: 1 item of their choosing from my store
Presented by Popikone Resident (Poppy) of N/A Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/141810250@N04/albums/page2: of my art prints from current expo ( as sold in vendors ) alternatively chose from my Flickr albums
Presented by SavannahRaye of The Reckless Angel: ANY 5 items in store for free and 250L gift card
Presented by Coco Firegrave of @home: Camping set

 House Number 14: The Palomar by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Madison Gardner

House Number 14: The Palomar by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Madison Gardner

 

 

 

 

Back by Popular Demand – Talks in the Expo Theatre

After Tuesday’s very popular talk by residents of Bellisseria in the Theatre on Hope 3, we have rescheduled our talks for the weekend.

First of all we have the return of our Bellisserian friends to talk about life on the continent, in terms of design, community and events.

Then, on Sunday 21st March, at 2pm SLT, we will have our final Talk, a Show and Tell event, where where creators can bring their work and display and discuss it with the audience. These events are always very popular – and more so this time, perhaps, because we will also be releasing the names of the winners of the Home & Garden Expo Decorating Contest.

Vote for your Favourite Decorated Home!

The fourteen homes on Hope Street on Hope 3  have now all been decorated – and it’s time for YOU to come and vote for your favorite/s!

The way you vote is simple. There’s no need to bring your driver’s licence or any other form of identification – anyone can vote at any time!

Outside each of the fourteen houses in Hope Street is a kiosk for Relay for Life. You add your vote by paying Lindens into a kiosk – and the more Lindens you add, the more votes the house/s you have chosen will get.


If you like more than one house, it’s not a problem – you can vote for as few or as many of the houses as you want.

And every Linden you drop into a kiosk in Hope Street will go to Relay for Life!

You can read more about the houses and what the decorators tell us about them here.

 

 

Upcoming Talks at the Home and Garden Expo: Today with the Moles at 2pm And Kaerri at 5pm!

We’ve had a fascinating range of talks in the Theatre on Hope 3 in the first half of the Home and Garden Expo, and we’re now coming up to the final week, with some great interviews lined up.

Today, Friday 12th March, some of the Moles from the Linden Department for Public Works will be joining Saffia at 2pm SLT to talk about their work for Linden Lab with events, games and, of course, builds such as the continent of Bellisseria!

This will be livestreamed by Strawberry Linden at: https://youtu.be/Fv_7x0xq-Pg

And later, at 5pm SLT, Saffia will be talking to Kaerri Rae, the owner of Kaerri – but also the organiser of this Home and Garden Expo!

On Saturday, March 13th at 5pm SLT, Annie aka Undercoverlady of Undercover Landscaping, will be talking to Saffia about her work.

On Sunday 14th March at 2pm SLT, Saffia will be talking to Fairylynn Whimsy & Krysta Ember, the people behind the immersive Digital Living System.

On Monday, March 15th at 5pm SLT, Cinders Vale will be talking to Sandi Glas of Glas Houses.

On Tuesday 16th March at 2pm SLT, a group of Bellisserian residents talking about their homes and lives, and the community of Bellisseria to Saffia Widdershins.

On Thursday March 18th at 2pm, Liz Wilner, Duchess of Trikassi in Rosehaven will be talking about The Making of the Annual Royal Ascot, a special event that raises funds for Relay for Life of Second Life.

On Friday, March 19th, Saffia will be talking to Corvi Ashdene about her store, The Dark Fae.

Finally, on Saturday March 20th, we’ll have a second Show and Tell session, where creators can bring their work and display and discuss it with the audience. These events are always very popular!

 

 

Upcoming Talks at the Home and Garden Expo: Today with Patch Linden!

We had a fascinating range of talks in the first week of the Home and Garden Expo, and we’re now into week 2 with some great interviews lined up.

Today, Wednesday 10th at 2pm SLT, Patch Linden, Vice President of Product Operations at Linden Lab, will be talking to Saffia Widdershins in the theatre on Hope 3 about Linden Homes, Bellisseria and much more!

This talk will be livestreamed by Strawberry Linden at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWQ3MgOMBpA

And on Friday 12th at 2pm, some of the Moles from the Linden Department for Public Works will be joining Saffia at 2pm SLT to talk about their work for Linden Lab with events, games and, of course, builds such as the continent of Bellisseria!

This will be livestreamed by Strawberry Linden at: https://youtu.be/Fv_7x0xq-Pg

This will be followed by a group of Bellisserian residents talking about their homes and lives, and the community of Bellisseria at 2pm on Tuesday 16th March at 2pm SLT.

And we have more great talks with designers and event organisers to come! Below are just a selection of the talks – as designers talk to Saffia Widdershins and Cinders Vale.

Finally, on Saturday March 20th, we’ll have a second Show and Tell session, where creators can bring their work and display and discuss it with the audience. These events are always very popular!

Here are the finalists for the Home Decorating Contest!

A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The draw has now taken place for the fourteen finalists for the Home Decorating Contest.

These are the finalists:

House 1:  The Palomar by Maven Homes will be decorated by Demri Nova and Carina Heartsong
House 2: The Villa Barona by La Petite Vie will be decorated by Chloe Dolores
House 3: The Skwer by Maven Homes will be decorated by Corvi Ashdene
House 4: The Lido House by Ex Machina will be decorated by AvaJean Westland
House 5: The Beach House by Scarlet Creative will be decorated by Terra Tepper
House 6: The Mira by Maven Homes (NB for tinies, dinkies or petites) will be decorated by dergirlo Resident
House 7: Casa Blanca by reBourne Prefabs will be decorated by Tiny Twig
House 8: Casa Blanca by reBourne Prefabs will be decorated by Chic Aeon
House 9: The Mira by  Maven Homes (NB for tinies, dinkies or petites) will be decorated by Prokofy Neva
House 10: The Beach House by Scarlet Creative will be decorated by Sarabi2theextreme Resident & Yoni2sweet Resident
House 11: The Lido House by Ex Machina will be decorated by Gem Henly
House 12: The Skwer by Maven Homes will be decorated by angeleise resident
House 13: The Villa Barona by La Petite Vie will be decorated by Kesi Heartsong
House 14: The Palomar by Maven Homes will be decorated by Madison Gardner

There are three reserves:
Marianne Little
Popikone Resident ( ღpoppyღ )
Liz Wilner

You can see pictures of the Homes they will be decorating on the Competition page and, of course, you can go and see what they are doing on Hope 3!

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The finalists have until March 12th to complete their decoration – after that, all visitors to the Expo will be able to vote for their favourites!

A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Each contestant (or team) can decorate in any style they wish that suits their house, but they MUST include AT LEAST THREE items purchased from RFL vendors at the Home and Garden Expo.

People will vote for the final winner by donating to a kiosk set outside each of the houses. Each Linden donated to Relay for Life in these kiosks will count as a vote.

Timeline
1. Decorating to take place between noon on March 6th – the end of March 12th.
2. Voting will run from March 13th – the end of March 17th. Votes will be placed by adding Lindens into the kiosk in front of each house.
3. The result will be announced on March 18th.

In the meantime, why not take a look at what the decorators accomplished last time?


DW415 – Home & Garden Expo 2020 II from Richard Elen on Vimeo. Coverage of the contest starts at 19.25.

Last Day to enter the Home Decorating Contest!

A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Today, Friday March 5th, is the last day to enter the Home and Garden Decorating contest – but you have until midnight to get your entries in, either by the mailboxes on Hope 3, or through the web form at: https://forms.gle/tunqsajM9QXsQRwb6.

Your mission is to choose one of the fourteen houses set out on Hope 3 to be decorated. You can see details of all those homes on the Contest page on this website. Actually, to increase your chances of winning a place in the contest, you can choose THREE.

Details of how to enter the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Details of how to enter the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

To enter, click on the sign boards set out along the street of competition houses on Hope 3 which will give you the rules AND a competition entry form. Fill that in and post it in one of the blue mailboxes on the street (next to the sign) by the end of Friday, March 5th OR fill in the form on the web: https://forms.gle/tunqsajM9QXsQRwb6.

Timetable:
February 28th – March 5th – people apply for the competition, stating which house they would like to decorate.
March 6th – 12th – the competitors decorate their houses and gardens
March 13th – 17th – visitors to the Expo can vote on which house and garden they like best.

A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

People will vote by donating to a kiosk set outside each of the houses (these will be set up once decorating is finished). Each Linden donated to Relay for Life in these kiosks will count as a vote.

Competitors can work alone or in pairs or in a small team.

 

Join us for the 1st Lantern Ceremony

The Lantern Ceremony at the Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
The Lantern Ceremony at the Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us for the very first lantern release ceremony at 4pm SLT today, Sunday 28th February on the roof of the Theatre on Hope 3.

Sometimes people speak, but often the event takes place in comparative silence – a break from the busyness (and the business) of the Expo – a time to reflect, remember and mourn.

We invite you to join us each day at 4pm SLT for this ceremony which begins in darkness and ends as dawn breaks.