Bandana Day kits now available – Help us help Wigs for Kids

Hair Fair 2019 is coming soon! Be a part of Hair Fair by helping to create a bandana which will be sold as a 100% donation to Wigs For Kids! Read more for details! If you haven’t created things for SL I promise…it’s easy!

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Bandana Kit Box Poster.pngGrab your kit on Marketplace

Hair Fair is a little over a month away, starting on August 17th 2019. Each year we ask the community of Second Life to help us further by creating Bandanas that we sell during the event and round out the event with the last day being the official Bandana Day.

Each year we receive bandanas either textured variants of the bandanas we provide in our kit or unique mesh created by those that want to help support this cause. We invite anyone interested to grab the kit available and help add to the money raised through this annual event, this is the 12th Year of Bandanas and we are so moved by everyone’s eagerness to help. You do not have to own a store or be a creator to help, look at the information to see how you can participate, thank you.

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More Houseboats Are Coming!

47853360331_dce030a508_k.jpgMore Houseboats Are Coming! by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

If you’ve been waiting for that dream houseboat get ready! According to Patch Linden, in less than 24 hours …40 regions of houseboats are coming! Yes, 40!

46937055495_8ae0006e43_b.jpgSecond Life Map by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

The map shows the regions have been moved into place and are located to the east of the Bellisseria landed regions. As yet there appears to be no causeway and/or bridge leading to this area. So those within the boating community should be delighted. It’s only a short trip via watercraft.

47063895464_86e2ceae5f_k.jpgMore Houseboats Are Coming! by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

There is still a considerable amount of land that is heavily landscaped with public areas for gathering. Lovely beaches, conversation areas, picnic areas, and cuddle spots are dotted all over them. So get ready, I also imagine there will be some leaving the landed Linden Homes to try for them so you might even get an opening for a parcel if you’re lucky.  F5 is your friend.  Linden Homes are available for premium residents. Check out premium membership details at Second Life.

46937073835_ddca1275d8_k.jpgMore Houseboats Are Coming! by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Linden Living: Moving In

40779447573_226655b1fa_k.jpgMoving Day by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Hi everyone. So my mailbox is fixed, and I’ve got a proper Linden Home again. Now, comes the fun part, deciding which home style I like, and getting my furniture in.  This has been pretty difficult. I’m leaning very heavily on the Winchester, and currently moving into that one for now.

The biggest issue I see is how to divvy up enough LI for the space so I can have a bit of everything I think I need. I’m very sure I want a kitchen, living room, dining, and outdoor recreation. It’s the upstairs bedroom that is conflicting me, I would like a bedroom as well as a work room which I can use it for both.

46956662414_afa8a83b8a_k.jpgWindow Treatment by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Initially I decided since I had 5 areas to decorate I would evenly assign LI to each space with a starting point of about 70 LI per space. Seemed simple enough, if I was happy with an area that was still under 70 LI I could reassign additional LI elsewhere or keep as I might want to spawn cars as needed.

This is actually quite a challenge for me considering I’ve lived with nearly whole sims to rez out as much as I please for 10 years. I’ve already started installing a kitchen, and plan on working it out from there.

46956663844_5936e0bd46_b.jpgCoffee Break by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

The Lindens keep teasing us with news that more homes are coming soon. I’ve been watching the map and they certainly are making progress. They’ve also updated to include security orbs, as when they went live the ban lines were ugly and as you can imagine, that just ruined the esthetics here quick. So the solution was to feature security orbs, and there are quite a few rules for them as we don’t want to suddenly find ourselves returned home from the street on a bike ride, or sent home when flying over (personal aircraft are quite popular here). So that should help at least keep my hot tub clean. For more information about the security orbs check the forum announcement from Patch Linden here.

40779445473_7e3e9a75fd_k.jpgYou kids get off my lawn by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Also, shout out to my fellow neighbors on Bellisseria – keep it weird. The random t-rex, the police chases, broken down buses..ya’ll make my day. But stay out of my hot tub.

Worn in all:
Body: Slink – Hourglass
Head: LeLutka – Chloe
Skin: DeeTaleZ – Mina – MixedType
Eyes: Euphoric – Enigma Eyes – Ice
Nails: Empire – Almond Nails – Short

Curtains:
Hair: DP YumYum – Hair Fair (Gift 2016)
Top: The Secret Store – Hazel Tank Top – Mint Leaf
Bottom: The Secret Store – Cora Belted Shorts – Mint Leaf
Items: Soy, Minimal, Dust Bunny, Malone, Fashionably Dead, Second Spaces, YS*YS, Jian, RC Cluster, Cheeky Pea

Kitchen:
Hair: DP YumYum – 78AHF – Brown
Necklace: Mai Bilavio – Initial Pendant W
Top: RKKN – Tay’s Sweater
Bottom: Coco Designs – Ripped Crop Jeans – Blue
Pose: FoxCity – Taxi
Items: Schultz Bros, MadPea, Second Spaces, Floorplan

HotTub:
Hair: DP YumYum – 78BHF – Brown
Top: Tee*fy – Ashley Top – i<3
Bottom: Blueberry – Jimena – Denim Shorts
Shoes: Tetra – Air Sneakers – White
Pose: Hopscotch (modified)
Items: Roost, Omg it’s.., Studio Skye, Botanical, Half-Deer, Heart Garden Center, Tres Blah.

Moving:
Hair: DP YumYum – 78BHF – Brown
Top: Tee*fy  – Ashley Top – i<3
Bottom: Blueberry – Jimena – Denim Shorts
Shoes: Tetra – Air Sneakers – White
Pose: Everglow (modified/no longer available)
Items: Fancy Decor, Hive, RC Cluster, Studio Skye, What Next, Heart Garden Center

Ya know, you’re probably thinking right now, why is does that place have a slurl and not this place? Look, do you see all those stores? I didn’t plan on having to slurl all of them. I certainly didn’t think that out well when thinking ooh I can have an outfit change and take another photo. I haven’t blogged in like 6 months so I’m rusty and over ambitious. But I assure you, all of the above stores can be found in search or marketplace, and if not there they’re closed. I might feel guilty and come back and populate them more but search is right there.

Linden Homes – Bellisseria – A New Beginning

46746251775_30807e370d_o.pngBeachy Linden Homes by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

The new Linden Homes of Bellisseria are quite the buzz at the moment. They were showcased at the 2019 Second Life Home & Garden Expo, and then went live. They feature traditional starter homes, and houseboats on 1024 plots available to residents with premium memberships. To read more about them check here. You can swap house styles any time you like by clicking your mailbox. I like that flexibility. Additionally, they’ve included a folder of assets you may need like the street path texture to extend your walkway to your home, and maybe even use for a patio. Exterior walls and columns, interior wall textures, hedges, plants, are all nice to have.

47661941091_904ed28bb9_o.pngLinden Home Content Creation Pack by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

I used a variety of windlights on my exploration as they took place at different times, and also tried to find something that made it just feel visually amazing. It’s been fun playing with them here.

I was lucky to even get a Linden Home, as they are proving very popular. I can see the charm immediately. It’s a neighborhood with a suburban feel. Streets connect everywhere so you can enjoy a leisurely drive, bike, or skate. Walks are nice, and they help you get out and meet new people. There are common areas and parks. There are beaches, and waterways for watercraft. So the area is doing exactly what Linden Labs is hoping for –immersion.

They are currently sold out, but you never know when someone might abandon one, so I would wait about a month or so. According to the wiki and signs around the community, more are coming soon. Additionally, the map shows another area to the far north that looks to be under development as well. From what I’ve inferred from the article, this may have a different look or style while retaining a neighborhood feel.

46937876284_8bf97cbb5d_o.pngWhen life gives you lemons… by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

Sadly, however my mailbox which controls the house had a script error and my house disappeared. So I’m currently camping on my parcel awaiting resolution on my support ticket. It’s happened to a few others as well and is a simple fix according to the forums. I’m patient, and having fun until then.

Reign – Glamping Trailer – Dots Mint #19 {Gacha}
Soy – Metal Pipe Dinette
Lisp – Mesh – Firepit Bowl
Goose – Light Strings
Concept – Chiringuito. Armchair. RARE {Gacha}
Concept – Green House Chair A {Gacha}
Heart – Truchet Gardens
Heart – Summer Hanging Basket

Linden Creation Items:
LH – Traditional – Wall Kit – Column – Tall
LH – Traditional – Wall Kit – Short
LH – Traditional – Street Path texture on prim for walkway/courtyard

46746258595_b6bf2375c2_o.pngLinden Homes – Hartnell Community Beach and Pool area by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

I’m actually pretty lucky as while I have a neighbor on either side, to the back and across the street are parkland. I’m also a quick walk to the beach and houseboats, while still in a very greened hilly area. I can easily walk to the community pool as well.

I’ve been spending a great deal of time wandering and motoring around the regions here. I’ve noticed some interesting things along the way. Sections while all having the same sets of houses, sometimes have a different feel based on street layout, amenities, terrain, and then personal esthetics of the residents.

46746256105_6fbe050467_o.pngLinden Homes – Rutherford – Roundabout by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

I’m particularly enjoying some of the long avenues, as well as the roundabouts. When I came over to visit Gogo, I walked around and found a roundabout section I fell in love with. The houses to the south of it were higher up in the hills so their view is of the roundabout and then downwards to the water. It’s very pretty, and instantly made me want to move in.

46937880364_e664c8a3e0_o.pngLinden Homes by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

The regions to the west and as they move south have a different feel than my own, and also completely different from the few regions I’ve visited over on the east coast. I’m really happy that they’ve created these hills and mountains and variation.

46746261385_05c0ed0e58_o.pngApple Fall – Linden Home – Open House by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

If you are interested, the creator behind the Apple Fall brand has a home here, that is as of this post has an open house going on. You can enter and check out the home he’s decorated with his own creations, and very prettily landscape with his and others items on the outside. It’s interesting how he’s accented his roof peaks with Mesh Roof Truss Header By Kate McCridhe.

Taxi: Apple Fall’s Linden Home Open House

47609050232_18930ce204_o.pngLinden Homes – Winchester Model with RoostDill Hurst Garage with Walkway by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

My neighbor has installed the Dill Hurst Garage with Walkway from Roost which compliments the house styles here nicely. If you are a resident here and looking for solutions you might want to check their store out.

Taxi: Roost Homes

46746254005_7dfbe7d4f8_o.pngLinden Homes Bridge by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

I am very happy with my decision to move here. I highly recommend coming over and walking around the regions here to see if this something you’d like. I do have some things I would like to see changed like the public areas are deeded to a Linden public works group. It would be nice if you were a homeowner here to be able to be added to that group so you can rerez a car out when away from your parcel. Even with rezzing on a timed basis it would be nice to rez out a bbq and meal at the local park for an hour or so.

There are ‘rezzing areas’…I just haven’t located them yet. I’m just saying it would be nice to rez my car out wherever I am, after getting out to talk to someone instead of locating one of these areas, going to it, then rezzing, and leaving. Also, yes, I know wearing wearable transportation is a workaround, but my Benz is a little classier than that thank you very much.

32719304107_bd72c918d3_o.pngLinden Homes – Adorable Garden Customization by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

I also have a concern as to how esthetics are able to be maintained. I’ve seen a few instances of some strange add ons that do not compliment the theme. Are we able to report them? Will action be taken? Some people have managed to beautifully blend some fantasy with reality (yes, you with mushrooms for trees, that was beautiful – well it was beautiful with the windlight I was using at the time). Some have just reduced their parcel to mainland hell (I’m looking at you with the prim you rezzed out for a garden wall and put an rl pastoral picture on it – think of your poor neighbors! They can’t even abandon and find a new place to escape you). Yes, I know, I can derender it, and even forever if it’s that offputting, but still, again, I’ve seen others deviate from traditional, but amazingly pulled it off well (aka the crime scene house).

Another concern is, some areas the Moles have landscaped quite nicely, while others seem to be lucky they even have trees. I noticed many along the western coastline seem to have care taken to their common areas, and even sport additional walls along street corners. I saw a few sims with hardly anything other than some trees, leaving them very plain in comparison. I hope they revisit those areas for improvement. For example, West Allen has some street corners with a nice wall cornice with iron grates, Everfaire has lovely rocked, and grassy common areas. All these details generate atmosphere. Then places like Holliday, have that lovely 3 parcel lengths of the park, but only a rock cluster, a few bushes, and a bench. More rocks, more bushes, and benches would be nice. As I explore I am finding others with just lanes, perhaps there is something behind and in between the homes but it’s minimal. Also, some of the curved road bends are hard to drive over, there seem to be some physics issues with them.

46746259915_69a8b8c6dd_o.pngEnjoying the community pool with friends by Whimsy Winx, on Flickr

A note to my fellow neighbors — please take the time to explore. It’s fun to walk, bike, skate, and drive here. Many people are enjoying the waterways as well. It’s nice to see them out in the common areas. Don’t be a stranger if you see me out and about. Say hello! I’m not stalking you (yes I am – well really I’m checking out where to buy your dandelions), and will protect your privacy (honest! – by privacy I mean I won’t slurl to your house unless for a reason it’s of a public matter – like an open house), but I might showcase what an amazing landscaping job you did (what you got going on inside is your business not mine).

Hair Fair NOW OPEN

Hair Fair NOW OPEN

Hair Fair 2018 has been open for a few days. Now is the perfect time to hit the fair and get new hair for your weekend plans!

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Hair Fair 2018 Map - Now Open

A fully comprehensive post of all styles and stores at this years Hair Fair is on our massive post HERE

A quick rundown of the landing point teleports

Blonde

Noirette

Redhead

Brunette

Cam Sim Foils

Cam Sim Streaks

We hope you will join us from now until the 7th of October where all purchases from Hair Creators from all over Second Life will donate a portion to Wigs for Kids (minimum 15%) All bandana, Hares and Donation Kiosk donations are 100%.

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Hair Fair 2018 – Sims, Slurls and Styles

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Hair Fair will open from 0.01am SLT 22nd September and close 11.59pm SLT 7th October.

The list of Hair Stores participating in Hair Fair 2018 is below, as well as their releases exclusive to this event. The list is divided by Sim location. Slurls are included but direct teleporting is not available. To use the slurls once at the location of the event, copy slurl to chat then right click and show on Map. This will give you a beacon to navigate towards. We do hope that you visit all the booths at Hair Fair as every creator has done their best to provide their best for this event.

Donation amounts vary throughout the event, but all items do donate a minimum of 15% to Wigs for Kids. There are also Kiosks for direct donations, and Bandana Booths that donate 100% of all purchases.

There are no Fees to join…

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Hair Fair 2018 – Join Demo Group

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Hair Fair 2018 Join Demo Group

Each year the day before Hair Fair starts the participants send their demos to our demo group. This is so that you can spend a day trying all the styles in advance and know before you arrive what styles you want to purchase. It helps not only you have fun trying everything, but also decreases lag at the event, with fewer people trying on demos during.

We urge you to join the group in world – secondlife:///app/group/2e30d166-f3e5-e2de-ff72-b3da2d06ded2/about – copy and paste into local chat to join. Or you can click the poster near our subscribo .

 

See you at Hair Fair 2018…

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