This month we visited the family-oriented region of Pleasantville to find out how the families who live there will be celebrating Christmas – and see how the school children at Hardknock Elementary are looking forward to it too!
Ethan Westland has been out exploring and talking with the owner, Mindy Metaluna, while Java Jetcity has been exploring some of the landmarks of this little town.
Tricia Aferdita has been talking to our designer of the month, and exploring the special Christmas home she has created. Sway Dench of Sway’s is famous for her lovely set pieces with animations and, of course, the fabulously cute Cookie Bears – you can see a special Christmas one on my shoulder in my editorial photo!
We have a great story about the Christmas coming-together of two national sims, London and Norway, to celebrate a very special real life tradition – Cain Maven tells us all about that. And we have Christmas fiction too – Ceejay Writer has a tale about the misfortunes of Santa in Second Life, while Wildstar Beaumont has created a special Christmas comic set in New Babbage (and based on the Designing Worlds show we recorded there).
On a serious note, Heavenly Villa looks at the problems that some families might experience in real life at Christmas, and has suggestions for ways of dealing with the Christmas stress. And Beq Janus finds out all about the Christmas Expo for Relay for Life in our Charity News. We were there, of course – in a beautiful pavilion designed by Eliza Wierwight of Patron.
This month we have something special in our Linden Homes. We have not just one but an entire set of Mountain homes in a specially created winter landscape – and we asked a whole team of designers – those who have stalls at the Second Life Home and Garden Market Village – to furnish them for us. I think you’ll agree that they did a fantastic job! Honour MacMillan interviewed the designers, while Beq Janus explored the homes.
Qwis Greenwood has been mentoring the Pathfinder programme, and this month Cara Ametza and CarpeDiem Turbo have been advising the Pathfinders. Find out what they had to say!
Pitsch Parx is on hand to give advice about using colour in design, and there’s more news about the series of Designer Challenges, as well as the most recent bargains from Spruce Up Your Space.
Then there’s a look at what is happening with the Designing Worlds and Happy Hunting! shows on Treet TV.
Once again this month, we have free Prim Perfect gifts for you. Of course, gifts are only available in Second Life through our inworld Intellibook version, but if you are reading this on the web, read on to discover how you can get your inworld copy too.
And our team of talented photographers, led by PJ Trenton, Judith Lefevre, Tricia Aferdita, Winona Wiefel, Wildstar Beaumont, and Honour MacMillan, bring you some of the most artistic eye candy from across the metaverse.
All this with News from the Grid and more!
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