Second Life Advent Calendars 2018

advent calendar ChiC buildings

 -- Updated Dec 7 --

It's that time of year again. I will be covering a few stops in the myriad of locations.  The Christmas Tree Lot is back up with new additions for fashion shoots should you need a spot for photos.

"Under the Tree" Group Gifts

The Chapter Four - gold gift bags (group-small fee)

FaMESHed - (white boxes under tree - free group)

12 Days

eBento Event - Dec 10 to 25 (free group - various designers)

Altamura - Dec 12th - 25th (gifts each day with mesh head gifts at the end. (group - small fee)

JUMO - Dec 12 - 25th plus New Years (no group required)

Cosmopolitan - December 15th and onward. Gifts are added to the tree for several days and available until the end of the year (she says hopefully remembering correctly).

Advent Calendars

LTD Christmas: December 1st - 21st participating stores will be releasing a Christmas/Winter themed Home and Garden  gifts. Free Group needed)

MEVA: December 1st to 24th. Male and Female gifts each day. Pay group.

ChiC buildings: December 1st to 24th. A gift a day of original home and decor items from the floor (not holiday themed).

Sway's: The twelfth year of hunting and gathering. No group needed.

Entice: Clothes for women. Free group needed. I haven't found the calendar but the poster with all the goodies is not too far from the entrance. Last year there was an avatar complexity ceiling to get into the sim.

Other calendars of interest (will be updated as more stores announce:

Aplique Chic -  (no group needed)

Wellmade (clothes; free group needed)

Firelight (hair- free group required)

If you want to visit even more calendars, check out the list at TeleportHub.

Fashion Alert

winter walk

Wherever your shopping adventures take you, don't miss the new Kimi boots from Baiastice at Uber.  Plenty of color choices for both boots and fringe, many mesh body fits.

Walk that snow!

Pose by: Helamiyo

A Homey Holiday

trompe loeil advent

:Sneak Peak:

If you have been around for a few years or more, you know about the Trompe Loeil tradition of the season -- a holiday inspired gacha.  I am not sure exactly when the first collection released but maybe six years ago?   Each collection is different of course and this season's offerings are stellar.

Find the items shown above and more here after December 1st.   Whether you win, trade or buy -- when you have collected all items your Advent Calendar Fireplace (available for free at the Trompe Loeil main store or at the event) will flame for a toasty and welcome holiday season.

Info here:

My favorite piece of the set is the mailbox.



The holidays are in full swing with plenty of events and excitement coming our way. 

I will be doing my best to point out great shopping and gifts as we move towards the new year.

Meanwhile, here are some super cute new releases that you can find at Cosmopolitan.

[G-SHOT] SEVEK Sweatshirt in many mesh body fits with a color, text and pompom changing hud. So cute!

adorsy - Sophie Jeans with various denim textures and either gold or silver accents. Maitreya only.


Decor: ChiC buildings.
Plant by 22769. Painting by Cheeky Pee.

Poses by: Pffiou

Black Friday

black friday

Midnight hues seem fitting with Black Friday on the horizon. Whether you shop the sales or shop the events --- OR shop the inworld stores, there are plenty of great items to be had this weekend.

From MEVA at We Love Roleplay --- Meva Feather Collar Black Womens (resizable and unrigged with a lovely finish in back for the walking away moment. Black, brown and white for both gals and guys.

KUNGLERS - Alice earrings come in various colors all with a touch of nostalgia. A necklace is also part of the release. Find them all at The Sense Event.

Vanity Hair's super sassy Stun Me style can be found at Tres Chic.

Makeup by alaskametro

And for a partial list of Black Friday Sales, check out this list.

Pose by: aDORKable

Midnight Fishing

midnight fishing

At Cosmopolitan:

[Cinoe] Fisherman's rest set includes wearable fishing rods as well as a bed. My favorites are the chair and the floats. My dad was a captain on a fishing boat and he would bring floats like these home with him --- found floating all the way across the seas. Very romantic.  These are very nicely crafted.   The chair has limited but top notch animations.

Loki - Cozy Winter GACHA items (two of many) :

Cherry Hearts Sweater
Cherry Leggings

Other colors are available and I am very impressed with the leggings; cozy warm fabric for cold winter nights.

NO.MATCH NO.TRY. braids with a young look. Lots of fun.

Since I am not a great fisherman, I will of course need something to pass the time with.

Bring in the Planberger wine release with both single bottles and ones in holders. Find them at the No.59 booth at Ultra.

Super cute boots by Eudora3D;  Haloke Boots
Petite Mort- Boho scarf



I headed over to Horizon Dream this eve planning on taking a photo in the old theater --- one of my favorite places. The old theater is aptly named and is indeed pretty darn old by now, but still some great memories there.

Instead I found a lot of new buildings, not a bad surprise.

My outfit of the eve hales from deviousMind, part of the  "Maeve" set for the Fantasy Gacha Carnival.

Lots of great pieces to try for and many pretty colors. This is one of the many "commons" you can win. So head over and try your luck.


Pose by: Diesel Works

The Seamstress Shop

Seamstress Shop

Going back in time at We Love Roleplay!

So much fun and perfect for adding a homey touch, Clothier's Display Dummies. With outfits in process or as waiting canvases, they definitely add ambiance to a room styling. 

Look for the Roawenwood booth.

Other item featured:

*bbqq*-Butterfly Sewing Machine-Dark
[Cb] Victorian Stacked Steamer Trunk (unreleased)
[Cb] Modern Industrial Stool - Dark (unreleased)
[[RH]] saihoudougu  - (Japanese Sewing Set)
LISP - Sewing Prints (antique and most likely nla)

eBody 8.6

eBody shopping

It has been a long wait but the new 8.6 eBodies are out (both classic and curvy).  Along with some body shaping tweaks here and there, there are some handy HUD additions as well.

Here's what's in the packs:

Also available eBODY NON UPDATABLE CLASSIC and CURVY. These are the same as full versions but will not be updated. Available at the eBODY STORE.

My Julia Top and Shorts are some of the new eBody clothing line.

My backdrop is the [Cb] Dressing Room Pose Prop available inworld and on the Marketplace.

Hair: Wasabi Pills Haley
Pose by: ChiC buildings

The Goodness of Gifts

november gifts

If you love getting gifts --- and really, who doesn't love gifts, then be sure and catch these while you can.

From MEVA for Monthly Midnight Madness a super cute dress in white (midnight to noon) and black (noon to midnight).  You will need your avatar complexity on low to reap these rewards. Check the webpage for more great MMM gifts including some sexy tied shows from ESSENZ. If the timing isn't right for you, you can pick up any of the MMM gifts from the Last Chance vendors.  Have fun exploring.

Sami's barely there lounging set is a group gift from Tachinni  at Cosmopolitan.

The striking Winter Cranes are from [[RH]] Design house as a group gift. This is a lovely store and well worth taking some time to explore.

My shoes -- **UTOPIA@Design** - "ODETTE"

Hair by Wasabi Pills (left) and Mina (right)

Poses by: SE Motion and LAP [nla]



Bright sun.
Warming whitewashed walls.
A perfect winter's day.

Stories&Co. Goldie Dress, one of the Shimmer versions. Maitreya, Slink and Vtech fits ---- at COLLABOR88

Kungler's Duda bracelets (copper, gold and silver metals are available) at Cosmopolitan

Hair: Wasabi Pills, Cleo

Pose by: BehaviorBody



Two new impressive releases come together at COSMOPOLITAN.

From A&D Clothing, the Monaco Suit, perfect for the upcoming holiday events. Many mesh body fits as well as legacy. A large variety of colors; I went with the classic look.

 From Paparazzi, the Urban View BACKDROP offers plenty of great shots in an arty limited hue design.

Meva April Aviator glasses
Body AARON by altamura

Pose by: VAGO

All That Glitters

All That Glitters

The All Hallows Eve, Day of the Dead celebrations have past and the winter holidays are on their way. Those with stores and public venues are already thinking bout this year's decor. Fashionistas "may" be planning their outfits for the busy festive season. If so here are some winners.

From Baiastice, the Annie Combo Set which has lots of choices including sheer and solid blouse and on-off mini skirts. Find all the pretty colors at FaMESHed.

I love all the Stories&Co. Signature Latex and Vinyl Leggings; so many pretty hues and a stylish sleek fit. But my very favorite is this gold version. Happily one of the new Annie tops is a great companion.

My holiday Tree Trio and wrapping paper box are part of a big release from ChiC buildings at Cosmopolitan.

Glasses: HAYSURIZA Eyewear Play with gold
Hair: eXxEsS : Ferrara

Pose by: Emozine

A Natural Touch

Branch Bed

Now this is SERIOUSLY cute!  With choices of grass, sand, snow or "no" bases and a texture change menu there is a good chance this will fit into your decorating scheme.

The Trompe Loeil Lysa Branch Beds come in both PG and A versions and can be found at FaMESHed this November. The default size is for large avatars and weighs in at 25 land impact. Downsized versions would be around 15.

After the holidays --  should you so desire -- the ornaments can be removed via the edit menu. OR, be in that festive spirit all year long.


Landforms by ChiC buildings
Grass by Dysfunctionality