As mentioned in my previous blog post, I find the venue for the Second Life™ Shop & Hop Events a little bit bewildering. I could easily get lost in it without ever knowing if I have seen it all. One way to lower my fomo is to approach this event in sections. Thankfully SL has a page with separate landmarks for each section. Basically, each section is a sim and you can wander from sim to sim without using these landmarks of course, but that’s what trips me up. For me it was easier to make a tour of each sim and then hop to the next one on the list, to make sure I hadn’t missed anything. This event will run until January 2nd, so we have a bit of time to take it nice and easy.
I found the Swear Lapointe Bastchild booth this time around on the Tinseled sim and treated myself to fatpacks of their Watchdog Jeans and Pilot Roll Sleeve shirt. For me there is just something so damn sexy about a simple, well executed, realistic looking outfit in SL. Rolled up sleeves are not exactly suitable for winterwonderland situations, but you can always make an outfit with the jeans and a coat and then when you pop in a cozy café, you can switch to the shirt, to add a bit of realisme to your SL experience. There’s also a free version of the shirt available with a seasonal pattern.
Once I was on a roll, I was zipping through the Shop & Hop event like nobody’s business, picking up gifts left and right, but also taking a moment to enjoy all the festive decorations. After all, if one is invited for Christmas dinner, one would be amiss not to compliment ones hostess with the mostest on her fabulous centerpieces. But back to the gifts now.
Here you see the Frozen Backdrop by Irresistible, Winterstump with lamp and animated rabbit by W&Co., Santa Paws Lil Reindeer by Backbone and Neatly Folded Blankets by Half-Deer. The black hoodie I’m wearing is also S&H gift by AB, but to be honest I’m not familiar with the brand and can’t remember what their booth looked like. The hoodie came in handy for something logical the wear in this snowy backdrop though.
Credits (for anything not mentioned yet above)
Right, and now I’m to my sofa to watch and episode of An American Aristocrat’s Guide to Great Estates. I’ve always loved grand houses and castles, ever since I was a wee lad. I even spent some holidays in a somewhat dilapidated castle in Belgium in my youth. It was one of those youth holiday camp situations. I never went for the other kids. For me it was always all about the castle. Even back then I liked to touch doors and walls and imagine all the lives they had witnessed. I hope I’ll be wandering around in some great British estate in my dreams tonight.