Thursday, December 27, 2007

Happy New Year!!!!

I hope all of your dreams come true in 2008.

Love, Effie

Here are some places to find party decorations to ring in the New Year:

Crymzon Holiday - CLICK HERE to visit. (Jeon 55, 115, 72)

Divinity Home Store
- CLICK HERE to visit. (Minna 54, 155, 30)

Fairplay Designs & Art - CLICK HERE to visit. (Joiner 241, 37, 33)

FD Style - CLICK HERE to visit. (Wolpertinger 51, 99, 60)

Party Headquarters - CLICK HERE to visit. (Killtower 92, 87, 251)

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Monday, December 10, 2007

Effie's Epicurious Emporium

Well, I officially opened Effie's Epicurious Emporium! It was a lot of work to open a store, but I learned a lot along the way. And, of course, I'm quite proud of it. I want to give a special thank you to everyone that helped me along the way... Val, Gavin, Michael & Marty. And, another thank you to my friend Tho who was my first customer.

Effie's Epicurious Emporium
~Real Life Recipes

~Second Life Gadgets

Effie's Epicurious Emporium is a unique store converging the love of cooking and food with your Real Life and Second Life. You will find real life recipes to wow your taste buds. Some of the recipes are even Effie's real life avie's originals or adaptations of recipes.

You will also find gadgets for your Second Life kitchen such as a mixing bowl, serving bowl, marble rolling pin and cookie jar.

While you are at Effie's enjoy the hospitality. Free coffee and cookies are available.

Come visit us at Effie's! Bring your friends, sit down, have some coffee and cookies, browse the recipes and products, and have some good conversation.

To visit, CLICK HERE. (Agapema 231, 213, 52)

Friday, December 7, 2007

Winter Fun: Ice Skating

Since it's the Christmas Season and, at least at my RL home, there is snow on the ground, I thought we should make the most out of winter activities. To start things off, I have put together a list of places to ice skate in SL. Have Fun!

Robin's Nest
A friend of mine, Robin Vogel, built a beautiful ice rink on her land. It is a quiet place to ice skate with friends. Bring your friends or meet new ones. A skate vendor is next to the rink if you need skates. Use the teleporter at the bowling alley to access the skating rink. And, when you want to warm up from skating, have some fun at the bowling alley.

To visit, CLICK HERE. (Frontenac 114, 109, 252)

SS Galaxy
The skating rink on the SS Galaxy (a cruise ship that is 3 sims long) has a nostalgic place in my heart. It was the location I learned to skate in SL. The rink is enclosed by glass so that you can see the ship and the sky as you skate. The back of the rink is a flowing wall fountain. A skate vendor is at the entrance of the rink with several options including skates with a rudolph shoe complete with the big red nose.

To visit, CLICK HERE. (Galaxy MID 132, 198, 49)

Info Island

Info Island is the library island in SL. Abbey Zenith has created a gorgeous skating rink complete with ice spires towering into the sky, red and green decorations, and Santa Clause. Sit on Santa's lap and tell him what you want for Christmas. Don't forget to take a picture with your snapshot feature. A skate vendor is also at the entrance of this rink.

To visit, CLICK HERE. (Info Island 149, 74, 33)

Romantic Ice Skating

Romantic Ice Skating is a nice place for couples. It has a nice, large rink with beautiful Christmas decorations. You also have the ability to couple skate, ice dance and do some jumps with the ramps. There are nooks and crannies around for some intimacy including dance, cuddle balls, and romantic dinners. Romantic Ice also has a Skate and Winter Wear store. You can find skates, skating outfits, and even a snowball fight here. There are also free skates available.

To visit, CLICK HERE. (Yalu 18, 86, 155)

Inspire Snow Park and Ice Skating Rink

Inspire is a cozy skating rink lined with snowy and lit trees. The snow falls heavily all around you as you glide along. Bring your honey along too. There are dance balls around and a nice bonfire to cuddle next to. Like most of the rinks, there is a skate vendor by the rink.

To visit, CLICK HERE. (Butsu 223, 34, 37)


Mystery has almost 5,000 square miles of ice and stalls to skate around. There is an obstacle course to skate through. See Santa, do some shopping, and drink mulled wine and eggnog. A skate vendor and snowball throwers are near the frozen pond. Explore the rest of the area while you are there. The snowy hills and trees are beautiful. And, you can take a train ride to see the wonderful landscape.

To visit, CLICK HERE. (Mystery 144, 95, 23)

The Guided Tour Company

Well, this isn't exactly the best or most romantic place to skate. But, I found their products interesting. They have automated skating for singles and couples. It's automated like dance balls. You sit on the pose ball and it does the skating for you. A nice way to have your avie animated and you can have your fingers on the keyboard chatting. They have trial balls out. Try it out.

To visit, CLICK HERE (Mocha 55, 72, 26)

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Shop a Little... And View the Decorations

Well, I have finally finished the decoration of four shopping plazas in SL. Little did I know that I was going to give myself a crash course in building to accomplish the decorations for the plazas. It has been an extremely educational and busy couple of weeks.

Each location has FREE Gift Wrapping. You can buy the pre-made boxes for $0 and use them for your Christmas gifts.

Here are the locations of the plazas. Come browse and enjoy the decor!

Pacific Hills Square

Pacific Hills Square was decorated as a poinsettia paradise. You'll find large poinsettia trees, poinsettia plants, and planters with poinsettias and trees that I built myself. The snow is lightly falling in Pacific Hills, so you can grab a cup of hot chocolate from the snowmen.

To visit, CLICK HERE. (Electra 144, 164, 80)

Oceanside Plaza

Oceanside Plaza was decorated in the spirit of candy. You'll find red and white Christmas trees, giant candy canes, and a gingerbread house to explore. Red and green benches placed around the plaza give you a nice resting place when you need a rest from holiday shopping.

To visit, CLICK HERE. (Agapema 120, 118, 29)

Terrace Plaza

Terrace Plaza was decorated in the spirit of toys. You'll find giant wooden blocks fully textured and created by myself wishing you a Merry Christmas. Christmas trees in red and white lights are dotted throughout the plaza. Terrace Plaza is also the home of Effie's Epicurious Emporium which is due to open soon!

To visit, CLICK HERE. (Agapema 220, 174, 39)

Cascadia Plaza

I have to admit that Cascadia Plaza is my favorite plaza decorated in a snowy winter wonderland. The snow is falling, the grass is blanketed with snow, the trees are flocked with white, the penguins stand by their igloo, and ice sculptures of deer stand nearby. The snowmen also give out hot chocolate here to warm you in the beautiful cold snow.

To visit, CLICK HERE. (Electra 155, 77, 66)