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See you at the District!

What’s that noise? Could it be the sound of your $Lindens shaking because they know they’ll be leaving you soon when you get over to the new Truth District? Why, I believe it is!

Truth District Promo Ad

Oh my gosh, you guys. I know, I know. Malls come and go in SL and rarely are they amazing. But this new shopping district is so wonderful! Conceptualized by Truth Hawks and managed by Sophia Harlow, I might be a little biased as I love the two of them to pieces, but I’m being sincerely honest when I say this is a shopper’s heaven! Check out the list of resident designers!

AddiCt
Curio
DCNY
Ducknipple
Earthstones
Erratic
Glitterati
GOS
Grixdale
INDI Designs
Je Suis
League
Leezu!
MiaMai
MichaMi
Miel
Mudhoney
Nardcotix
NSD
PXL
The Sea Hole
Trompe Loeil Prefabs
Truth Hair
Whippet & Buck

Could you die? The sim was designed by Cory Edo, and it’s just oh so lovely! And for the opening [tomorrow, July 1st!!!], several of the designers have a special gift in their stores for members of the Truth District Update Group. Including a lovely hair named Becky from Mr. Hawks himself.

Style - See you at the District!

Please join the in-world group for all the latest news about the Truth District, and we’ll see you out there tomorrow!!

In this post:

Skin: Lustre in Glamour Puss 1 by Curio
Hair: Becky in Swedish by Truth [Free at Truth District!!]
Eyes: Sunrise Eyes in Turquoise by Fashism
Top: Twinkle Top in Painted Stars by The Secret Store [For the Twinkle Star Bazaar]
Dramatic Eyelashes by Exodi
Pose by Olive Juice

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accessories, Belle Belle, MV-SL-Business, poses, prefabs, sale, spruce up your space

Belle Belle makes me steamy!

Do you love living in luxury? Who doesn’t, am I right? Well, then you must be loving this month’s Spruce Up Your Space as much as I am! This weekend only, you can get this simply wonderful Sauna Zen-sation from Belle Belle for ONLY $150L! Check out the pics!

Style - Belle Belle Sauna Zen-sation

Style - Belle Belle Sauna, water break!

Style - Belle Belle Sauna, steamy!

Style - Belle Belle Sauna, Shower time

You know, every time I show something off from Belle Belle, I want to just take a million pictures because Leyla Firefly seriously puts some detail in her work! This thing is really just wonderful and SO serene, with the light tinkling sounds of the wind chimes that are hanging outside. You will need at least 326 prims available to rez it out, but wow, is it worth it! There are several sits in the benches, the steam can be turned on and off, and I seriously want the shower in my real bathroom, because the water pouring down looks like soft rain. This version is PG, but there IS a naughty version of the sauna with Belle Belle‘s “Passion Inside” menu driven poses. You know, if you roll that way. *wink* The adult version is NOT on sale for Spruce Up Your Space.

Remember, you only have until Sunday night to get the Sauna Zen-sation at Belle Belle for $150L. Afterwards it pops up to its regular price of $990L. Go now! Go!

Oh, by the way. I have my Sauna-zensation set up in my Calypso’s Cave which is also from Belle Belle. The sounds of the cave really mesh well with the sauna. Honestly, I’m totally relaxed!

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It’s A Click Christmas!!

Yeah…I dropped the ball on the 30 days thing. Whoopsie! 🙂

My friend Flix Saiman of Click Photography Props & Poses has gotten me into the Christmas spirit with the latest of his amazing collection – Xmas Living!

Style - Click - Christmas, Pretty!

Please excuse the glow on the photos. I’m still having that issue and it in no way is the fault of the set!!

The set is…well, amazing! There’s not much more I can say about it! All the furniture and pieces are so well done and the poses are awesome. There are poses for singles, couples, and even some for kids. I don’t have kids, but I dragged my boyfriend in to pose with me. [Yeah, like he suffered. ♥]

Style - Click - Christmas, Star

Style - Click - Christmas, Jump kiss!

Head over to Click and check it out. It really is something that any decent photographer [or someone who wants to be!] needs for this holiday season. 🙂

charity, hunts, limited time offer, MV-SL-Business

Halloween Hunt For Autism Starts Monday!

The Halloween Hunt For Autism begins on Monday, and I really hope all of you take part! You can find fab Halloween items, such as this Creepy Fireplace Facade from Funky Junk!

Review - Funky Junk - Halloween Hunt For Autism Gift

This hunt does require a $50L donation to get started, with the money collected going to Autism Speaks. Head to the starting point and pay your $50L. You’ll receive trick or treat bag to wear and the landmark for your next location. Be sure to wear your bag to get your treats! I believe there are 50 stores participating, but don’t quote me on that.

Normally I don’t endorse many hunts, but this one means a great deal to me. Two of my best friends have autistic children, and even though I have seen their daily struggles, I cannot imagine what it is they truly go through. Pay your $50L, get some good stuff, and help out a great cause. It’s win win. 🙂

charity, MV-SL-Business

Project Donate

I’m sure you’ve heard, but if you haven’t, Project Donate is starting up, with the first event benefiting the UNICEF Pakistan Flood Crisis and will run from September 4-19, 2010. This is a very worthy cause. I pulled this off of the Project Donate blog:

Facts about the 2010 Pakistan floods

(Data source: Reuters, dated 20 Aug. 2010)

* There have been more than 1,600 deaths.

* 4,000,000 people have been rendered homeless.

* 8,000,000 people have been identified as needing urgent assistance and medical care.

* Up to 20,000,000 people have been affected by the floods.

* Up to 3,500,000 children are in danger of contracting water and insect borne diseases.

* The floods have ruined over 1,600,000 acres of crops and 200,000 livestock animals have died.

WHAT YOUR MONEY CAN BUY

$6 [Approx. $1500L] can provide three 10-liter collapsible water containers for transporting and storing water.

$60 [Approx. $16,000L] can provide 20 sheets of tarpaulin, providing simple shelter or ground sheeting for several families.

$200 [Approx. $54,000L] can provide one recreation kit for 90 children to enjoy physical activity and play in times of emergency or displacement-containing items such as Frisbees, jump ropes, footballs, volleyballs, handballs, whistles, a chalkboard and chalk, etc.

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, on the flooding in Pakistan

“Mothers are fleeing flooded homes with nothing but their babies clinging to their backs; people waving for help from the top of stranded buses as the waters rise around them; desperately thirsty children drinking from contaminated water sources. The humanitarian tragedy in Pakistan has reached tragic proportions. But serious shortfalls in funding are limiting our ability to save lives as the crisis worsens”.

Now let’s talk hope

September 4-19, Project Donate which consists of some of your favorite designers, bloggers and SL residents are coming together to do something…to raise hope. Many have created items -several of them in under one week – and are donating a percentage, if not the entire profit, to the UNICEF Pakistan Flood Crisis Fund. You can start to view some of the items that will be out for sale on the Project Donate Flickr Group.

If you have any further questions regarding Project Donate, please drop a note card on Unicef Rainfall which is the account created by Truth Hawks, the founder of Project Donate, to answer any questions.

Please contact Keira Seerose for Vendor or Blogger applications.

http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/pakistan_55713.html

cars, fun, fun stuff, MV-SL-Business, sale

Vroom vroom!

I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for anything I can ride on in SL. Don’t get dirty! Cars, horses, pogo balls, bicycles…if I can ride it, I’m happy! I saw last night that Blackberry Jam was having a 50% off sale, and that it included their Kiddy Wheels cars, so I ran right out today and grabbed it!!

Aww, Piper thinks my driving skills need work.

Review - Blackberry Jam - Kiddy Wheels, female

The Kiddy Wheels is a car that you wear, so if it’s just you in the car, then you can vroom vroom anywhere you’d like to go! I always like that because sometimes I want to drive around in a place where I can’t rez something.

Now you CAN, however, buy a separate “saddle” for your car if you want 3 of your friends to ride with you. The saddle you DO have to rez to the ground. Then you sit on the invisible box [ctrl-alt-t to turn on your “Reds” so you can see it!] and your passengers can sit on the poseballs. Then…vroom vroom!

But don’t worry, this isn’t just for girls. In the pack there is a boy car too!

Review - Blackberry Jam - Kiddy Wheels, male

Along with both the male & female cars in the pack, there are different sizes for adult and child sized avatars. Currently during the sale, they’re available for $199L, and you can purchase the saddle for $50L.

Vroom vroom yourself over to Blackberry Jam and get rollin’!

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Bacchitecture!

So by now you’ve probably heard of the House & Garden Hunt that’s going on. But you might be asking yourself “Hey! Where am I going to put all my new furniture?” I have a suggestion!

Bacchitecture is one of the newest prefab shops to hit the grid, and oh! The houses are just lovely! Owner Bacchus Ireto was kind enough to drop some houses on me [um, not Wicked Witch style!] and I had so much fun rezzing houses to play in! Bacchus is the former curator of the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum, and draws his inspiration from American vernacular architecture, as well as the buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, and Robert A. M. Stern.

Let’s take a look at two of my favorites, the Llewellyn and the Lutsen!

Review - Bacchitecture - Llewellyn

Review - Bacchitecture - Lutsen

I am a huge fan of very tasteful, classic homes. I don’t usually get into the whole modern thing, and so these two prefabs worked really well for me! They are built beautifully, and the insides are just as pretty, without being overwhelming at all. That is really awesome because then you can decorate to your own taste without feeling like the house is forcing you into something. Yes, houses force!

There are several houses to choose from at Bacchitecture, so head on over and rez some out to look in. I bet you’ll find one that you just can’t live without!

Belle Belle, MV-SL-Business, skybox

Relaxing in Calypso’s Cave

Doesn’t this look like a beautiful sim?

Review - Belle Belle - Calypso's Cave, waterfall

Don’t you just want to go there and relax? Well, guess what? It’s not a sim. It’s a new gorgeous sky area from Belle Belle!

The new Calypso’s Cave is truly a marvel. At around 260 prims, it’s the perfect little secret getaway. And of course it is equipped with the Belle Belle Passion Inside animation system, so there are lots of cuddles, kisses, and….well, you know. 😉 But more than that, it’s just PRETTY!

Review - Belle Belle - Calypso's Cave

The stunning waterfall, the gorgeous “sunlight” streaming through a hole in the cave, little fish swimming serenely in the water, and pretty little fireflies lighting up the cave – well, gosh, what is NOT to like?

Calypso’s Cave also comes with the “Bliss Box” feature. You rez out a cute little cloud, set your desired height, and whoosh! You’re off and then it all rezzes out for you. It’s so very simple!! If you choose not to leave the cave up, you just call for your cloud again, and you’re safely delivered back to the ground, and everything de-rezzes. There is also an optional grotto entrance, in case you feel like just leaving it up, and the entrance acts as a teleporter to get you back where you want to go. It’s wonderful!

I’ve always enjoyed Leyla’s work, but I have to say – Calypso’s Cave may be the build that has impressed me the most. Get to Belle Belle and pick yours up! You won’t be sorry!

Belle Belle, landscaping, limited time offer, MV-SL-Business, poses, prefabs

Spruce Up Your Beach With Belle Belle!

Calling all lifeguards! This month’s Spruce Up Your Space theme is “Beachy Keen,” and this weekend you can pick up this Naughty Lifeguard Tower from Belle Belle for just $150L!!

Review - Belle Belle, SUYS weekend - Lifeguard Tower

The tower sits up to 10 avatars, and there are special couples animations, too! *wink wink nudge nudge* Hey, they don’t call it Naughty for nothing!

The Naughty Lifeguard Tower is copy/no modify, and comes in at 178 prims. It’s a must for your summer beach! Go this weekend and get it at Belle Belle!

click, contest, fun, MV-SL-Business, photography

CLICK Photography Contest!!

Hey, have you heard of the store CLICK before? No? Oh my gosh, why not?? Collaborating with some of the best posers on the grid, creator Flix Saiman makes some unbelievable photosets! These things are simply AMAZING. And guess what? CLICK is having a contest!!

CLICK photo contest ad 1024

Here are some of the important details!

RULES:

1. To be eligible for submission the picture must include a -CLICK- Prop with use of at least one pose from a -CLICK- Product.

2. Photos must be done in high resolution (exception is the Most Natural title. These will be accepted as snapshots ONLY to ensure no post-processing has been done). Photos should be perfectly square sized as a 1024×1024.

3. Only the photographer is eligible for the prize, not the model. Photographers may model in their own photos.

4. You may submit up to 10 pictures but you may only win 1 prize per category.

5. Photos for the Most Popular prize will be sorted and a max of 100 will be displayed for popular vote at The Renaissance Galleria.

6 Winners will be announced in The Best of SL Magazine Readers Group. You MUST be a member of this group to be eligible. [Contact Flix if you want to enter without being part of the group. Group space is of course at a premium these days, as we all well know!]

HOW TO ENTER

1. Please title all photos: -CLICK- Photo Contest (Title of picture, Your Name).

2. Place photo(s) in ONE folder titled: -CLICK- Photo Contest (Your Name)
**Even if you only submit one photo, please place the photo inside a FOLDER.**

3. Photos must be submitted as FULL PERMS. Submitting a photo grants -CLICK-, The Best of SL and all sponsors full rights to the picture. Photos will not be sold or altered (other than possible cropping or resizing, and typeface may be added for ads), but may be used for advertisements in The Best of SL Magazine or at any of the sponsor locations.

4. Failure to title photos properly or failure to submit a full perms photo will disqualify your entry.

5. Submit your folder to Click Memo by Midnight SLT on June 22nd. LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

I won’t get into all the prizes, but the first place winner? $10,000L, baby! Plus loads of gift cards, skins and clothes from places like Glitterati, Exposeur, Exodi, and more! In total, it’s worth over $46,000L!!

Head over to CLICK to pick up more information on the contest, and to get your posesets so you can take part in this wonderful contest!