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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year Resolutions: Happy 2014 – Glossom Resident Reporting…

"Here's to the bright New Year, and a fond farewell to the old; here's to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold." -- Anonymous

New Year, New Life! To not jinx the new year and being true to tradition, every end of the year we strictly follow a ritual at the stroke of midnight to enter the New Year on the right foot: wearing something white or blue or wearing something new, jumping on the chair, eating raisins or lentils, jumping from a bridge or swimming on cold waters to wash away the evil, just to name a few. These rituals are part of cultural and religious beliefs, to each country their own.

What would you like 2014 to bring you? The arrival of a new year brings high hopes and prospects of a better life and of new opportunities. It is time to reflect on ones actions and behaviors in the past year and to make promises of positive changes in one’s life.  Without further ado, let’s get a sheet of paper and pen and wisely note down this year’s resolutions, hopefully achievable ones. With a little luck we will not fall into old habits.

SLE went around Second Life asking residents what are their New Year resolutions? 

Thank you all for participating.

Celebrating 2014 in Second Life- Lanai Jarrico Reporting…

On December 31st, 60 seconds before midnight EST the famous Time Square  ball will begin making it’s 141 foot descent  on New York City’s Time square.  This tradition was first organized by Adolph Ochs; owner of The New York Times Newspaper on December 31, 1907. 

 Every year besides the wartime blackouts in 1942-43, the streets of  Manhattan, New York are filled in every direction with onlookers waiting to ring in the New Year with confetti, cheers, kisses, proposals and resolutions. For many it is a reflection of 2013 and what they can do to make 2014 better. Hopeful eyes fill with tears as they spread the emotions of change and celebrate with the world.

In Second Life, residents have the opportunity to stand side by side with friends from around the world as the ball drops upon the hour like a domino effect in the different time zones.  Sims across the grid are prepared to ring in the new year with glitzy parties, live music and events that will attract thousands. Whether you have plans in real life or unsure what to do, the parties will ripple across Second Life!

Here are some places around the grid that are celebrating the New Year in Second Life style.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Ring in the New Year with Bonaire Estates! December 31st from 7-9:30 pm SLT

You are cordially invited to join Bonaire Estates at their New Year’s Eve Party on Tuesday, Dec. 31st at the Caribbean Harbor Club! We will be partying from 7:00 p.m. SLT to 9:30 p.m. SLT. 
Since there are so many time zones represented in Second Life, we decided to schedule the party around the Eastern time zone midnight celebration. This wonderful venue has been decorated for Christmas, but now we have added party decorations for ringing in 2014!

You must come by and see the amazing ball drop that Henri DeCuir of Celebrations Fireworks created, and that we have purchased and put up at the club. It will be set to count down to midnight at 9:00 p.m. SLT. We also will have party hats with fireworks for everyone. There will be balloons and champagne, and cake!

The highlight of the evening will be live performances by two wonderful singers. First, we are honored to have the smooth, baritone voice of HammerFla Magic from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Then, Clarice Karu will grace the stage from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bring your dancing shoes, dress up to the nines in your best formal wear, and ring in the New Year with Bonaire Estates!

We look forward to seeing you there! Sending the limo:

PR- Suzanne Piers-Fromund, Bonaire Estates Events Manager

Interview with Musician Kev Tyson - Tea Couturier Reporting...

I was in Second Life looking for something to do and  wanted to listen to a live performer, so I browsed through the SL search guide to see who was performing.

 I came across Kev Tyson and the music genre he would be performing sounded nice. So I tp down to listen...

Sunday, December 29, 2013

You are Cordially Invited to a Very Special Edition of Lingerie Monday at The Topaz, Monday December 30, 2013 from 4-6 pm slt.


The incomparable Carrie's Lingerie is our sponsor for this sexy, classy and fun event. 
 We will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for best in Carrie's lingerie.  DJ Stu will be playing his favorite 80's tunes.  The Gems will be in the sexiest lingerie on the grid, for the one and only Carries.  Make plans now to join us and see why The Topaz isn't just another ordinary gentleman's club.  We are the best way to end your Monday.

Sights and Famous Landmarks in Second Life America- Piers Diesel Reporting...

Many have probably visited  one or several American landmarks in Real Life so it is important for second Life creators to not only get these locations authentically replicating the Real Life one but to also incorporate entertainment to keep people coming back.

I have found 5 landmarks which not only keep you entertained while on the sim but also resemble the Real Life landmarks in the US.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Stalkers in Second Life: Welcome to the Dark Side – Glossom Resident reporting…

A few years ago we incredulously witnessed the news of a SL romance ending in real life stalking, attempt kidnapping and crime of virtual passion. Cases like this are increasingly recurrent.

In Second Life stalkers see their art made easier with more ways to torment people and with more amenities to hide behind the screen, a supposedly safe and consequence-free place to impetuously pour out their frustrations on others, therefore, exacerbating their actions.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Tune In to a Live Stream Broadcast by Luver's Island -December 28th " Happy New Year 2014"

Listen to the shows at our website, on L.I.V. Stream during broadcasting times.


- 01 pm PDT| 22H CET Noma Falta Live Performing
- 02 pm PDT| 23H CET Joaquin Gustav Live Performing 

Or Directly on SecondLife at Pinkwater :

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Virtual Christmas Tale – Glossom Resident Reporting…

Once upon a time, in a virtual virtual world, and on a cold and snowy winter day there was a young Nicolas who, driven by sadness to observe such poverty around him, threw a bag of gold and silver through an open window to feed and to warm up the poorest ones’ bones. The streets were filled with laughter and happiness as Nicolas shouted “It is in giving that we receive”, in perfect synchrony with the sound of coins rattling on the streets.

For spreading good fortune and joy, Nicolas came to be known as Saint Nick. With a lump of coal for the price of gold and a nice piece of the finest meat (turkey) unreachable before, inhabitants gathered together around a warm fire for supper and fed their poor stomachs in celebration to the generosity of a young man. It was an unforgettable day whose story and joyful spirit passed on from generation to generation, the day of the masses, gatherings of the dear ones and the day of giving.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Avie Choice Award 2013 Results Are In and SLE Fans Have Spoken!- The SL Enquirer was Voted Favorite SL Media Source!

The soapbox speech

When a rock star friend told me I was going to win the Avie Choice Award for this category, I was unsure because I was up against some very talented sources. I stood here  for a while thinking about what to say after learning that SLE took home the award and a goody bag.

 It is an absolute pleasure to be a part of Second Life and do what I love; provide you all with continuous news from within SL and get to meet some of the coolest people from around the world.

 Looking back to 2004 when I was in The SIMS Online and thought it would be a neat idea to create a newspaper website for my circle of friends, never in a million years would I have thought that my work  and the work of a full blown Team of writers would be recognized as the most favorite SL Media Source in Second Life but here we are!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Fall Footwear Gift Ideas : Men’s & Woman’s Shoes & Boots - Tea Couturier Reporting...

With the frigid weather and snow on the ground both in real life and second life, it is important to have the right shoes or boots to keep you warm and cozy in both worlds while fitting the occasion and outfit you have on.

With Christmas right around the corner any of these selections would make a great gift for yourself or for someone else!

I have found 6 recommended shoes and boots for men and women for day wear, casual, work and evening.

Friday, December 20, 2013


The SL Enquirer: SLE’s UGLIEST CHRISTMAS SWEATER EVER CONTEST Enter...: Every year unsuspecting victims ends up receiving an ugly sweater thoughtfully given to them by a great aunt who spent time knitting i...

Social Anxiety Disorder: How Does Second Life Help Overcome This Anxiety? – Glossom Resident Reporting…

Shyness, anxiety, increased heart rate, shortness of breath, sweating, blushing, trembling hands, dry mouth, panic attacks, difficulty to speak and stuttering are very familiar symptoms to the worldwide community that suffers from Social Anxiety Disorder, also known as Social Phobia. The intensity of the symptoms varies from individual to individual with varying degrees of anxiety.

Social Anxiety is triggered by past traumatizing experiences of any nature, to name a few, bullying at school, aggression suffered in childhood and adolescence, prolonged illness or even as a consequence of  an economical crisis that generates unemployment thus leading to depressive states and social isolation, among others.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

How to Make Money in Second Life(c) – Shaneos Howlett Reporting...

Just like in real life – there is a mulititude of different  jobs available in SL.

 In this feature we take a close look at popular job positions, which are the best paying, including taking a look at some freebie options on how to raise funds.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tune In to a Live Stream Broadcast by Luver's Island -December 18th

Listen to the shows at our website, on L.I.V. Stream during broadcasting times.


- 12 pm PDT| 21H CET Aminius Writer Live Performing
- 01 pm PDT| 22H CET Jon Bazar Live Performing 

Or Directly on SecondLife at Pinkwater :

Give This Season to Second Life's Top Trusted Charities-Tea Couturier Reporting...

Charities in Second Life(c) help create awareness on a 
global scale and raise money for real life organizations. In SL, there are multiple events and fundraisers that can be found. It is volunteers who help in the fight for a worthy cause while providing special events and activities to residents in the virtual world.

However, just like in real life is can be hard to find the right charities which really help the causes they are working for. Also, If we donate, we want to know where the money is going directly too. I highlighted a few trustworthy charities that are raising not only money but awareness in SL while helping people around the world.

This charity raises money to help provide care and support for approximately 100 children in Awassa, Ethiopia, most who have been orphaned by the AIDS epidemic. The children are given the necessary nutrition, clothing, housing, education, and counseling required for a healthy upbringing, and in-turn, the opportunity to become a self-reliant and active member of the Awassa community. It focuses on the areas of
1.    Housing
2.    Education
3.    Health
4.    Counselling Support
5.    New Children Settle in
6.    Pre School Service


Virtual Tour of Europe in SL – Shaneos Howlett Reporting...

Today we are touring  the Virtual Europe sims in SL and viewing such gems as the Eiffel Tower and other famous landmarks 

 come along with us as we make our way along some interesting landmarks.

We begin the tour with the Eiffel Tower
Be prepared to spend at least an hour in this area – as this is a very large area with lots to see and do.

Monday, December 16, 2013

THE STATION; An Original Floating Club on a Steampunk Sim- Lanai Jarrico Reporting…

Steampunk is a 19th century Victorian or wild west culture depicting a post apocalyptic future.  It is based on fantasy and a science fiction hybrid sub-genre that features machines powered by steam, like spring propelled hot air balloons, steam engine trains, trolleys and other mechanical vehicles. Steampunk can also be associated with an artistic style in pseudo- Victorian fashion that incorporates mechanical parts, top hats, boots, monocles, pocket watches and digital gadgets.

Second Life Charities Highlight – Shaneos Howlett Reporting...

There are many charities within SL – here we highlight a few of the most popular ones to inform our readers who they are, what their fights are, and how you can help!

Relay For Life – American Cancer Society

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Spotlight on Myconos Island – Your Home Away from Home – Glossom Resident Reporting…

Welcome to Myconos Island. An amazing place that seems to be the work of gods is delivered to us by Edemon Gausman and ArtemisGreece Resident, fruit of this team’s commitment and passion. The reasons to visit and live in Myconos Island are immense.

Virtual Asia Tour – Shaneos Howlett Reporting

Today we are touring the Asian culture and their way of life on various sims in Second Life.

Our first stop is Tempura Island

Tempura Island features a luscious forest, relaxing walk ways, a Tai Chi Area and Meditation rest areas.  Another area of Tempura features a stunning castle with a majestic dance hall area.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sunday December 15 @ 4pm slt- "So You Think You Have Talent" Event for Keeping Kids Safe

Sunday December 15 2013 4pm 
Tina Turner in Concert for children.

Our So you think you have talent contest has been changed to Tina Turner in concert for children.  Come join the fun and show children how simply beautiful they are.  Dance to the Music of Tina Turner, enjoy the event and donate to help keep kids safe!

A New You for a New Year- Freewings Resident Reporting…

Many people in Second Life get bored of their appearance and want to look different. With plenty of stores to choose from it could be hard to find the perfect place to shop. Here’s an item by item list of some of my personal favorites to help you find what you are looking for.
Maya boots - Wow shape and skin, truth hair, slink hands

Get comfortable in your Skin by finding one that fits your style.
There are so many skins to pick from and so many features available in Second Life©.
Your skin is the first thing a person will notice other than clothes and hair, so it is important to pick a skin you love and that looks good. 

There are all different tones, cleavage, dimples, and freckles you can chose from as well as makeup you can add to your makeover to enhance your look. That being said, here are some skin and makeup stores to browse.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Sights and Famous Landmarks in Second Life Australia…. Piers Diesel Reporting...

Some of us may have been to Australia or know people from Australia and have either heard or read about the famous landmarks in Real Life.For those who have never visited Australian Landmarks in Real Life have the opportunity to visit them in Second Life.

This is just a small selection of landmarks that resemble famous Real Life Australian landmarks in Second Life for you to visit.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Dickens Project Returns for a Second Year

It was just a year ago that StoryFest Events SL created The Dickens Project in celebration of the Bicentennial of Charles Dickens’ birth.  For 13 days in December of 2012 over 30 hours of live voice performances from the works of Charles Dickens were presented.  The performances focused on A Christmas Carol, but including other works from the author’s vast canon as well. The Project featured an interactive streetscape environment which served as a frame work for the performances.  “It is still really about the words,” said producer Caledonia Skytower.  The Project was a success, drawing audiences of all sizes and from all around the grid for the various presentations.

On Friday, December 13th The Dickens Project will open for a second year, this time on Cookie courtesy of Thinkerer Melville.  Opening weekend performances will feature the Avatar Repertory Theater, Klannex Northmead, and Ms. Skytower herself.  As the Project moves into its first week it will follow the successful model of last year, presenting one section of A Christmas Carol each day, live in voice, featuring the talents of Kayden Oconnell, Ixmal Supermarine, Dubhna Rhiadra, and Corwyn Allen among others.  Residents of Second Life can enjoy the text of Dickens’ classic Christmas Ghost Story in part, or in full, at any number of convenient times. 

Bonaire Estates is proud to present their first annual Christmas Parade of Homes! December 14-15th

 Join us this coming weekend, December 14th and 15th Bonaire Estates is bringing this wonderful Christmas Parade of Homes to the grid! Please join us on this wonderful, self-guided journey.

Some of the residents at Bonaire Estates have graciously opened their homes to the SL community at large. They have spent many hours putting together beautiful displays of Christmas holiday decor and fun for you to enjoy.

Live Music & Venues in Second Life- Piers Diesel Reporting...

If you are a lover of music, listening to live talent in Second Life is a exciting and different way of enjoying music in various genres.

 In real life, many of us have gone or still go to concerts to hear our favorite band or singers.  Just as in the real world this is something which residents of Second Life are able to do too with from from all over the world all in one place. Attending venues which support and put on live events helps keep these kind of venues running and also encourages them to keep supporting artists in Second Life.

Here are a few popular venues that support Second Life artist’s by hiring them to perform for their guests.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

AVENUE-Zenshi Winter Fair Frost- Tea Couturier Reporting...

AVENUE who has partnered with Zenshi created a winter Fair Frost Fashion Show featuring designs across SL.

The designers who featured their collection were:
Petalos Clary from BaoBa
Liziaah Lavecchia from Liziaah
Thetra Blackheart from E -Clipse
Datrip Blackbart from Legal Insanity
Nevery Lorakeet from Les Petits Details
Honey Bender from Faster Pussycat
Roxy Olsonne from Féndty
BabyChampagne Sass from BSD Design
Zzoie Stipe from Zanze
Samantha Jones from Liv Glam
Aliza Karu from AD Creations
Zib Scaggs from Zibska
Bouquet Babii from Vero Modero

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tune In to a Live Stream Broadcast by Luver's Island -December 11th

Listen to the shows at our website, on L.I.V. Stream during broadcasting times.


- 01 pm PDT| 22H CET Khiron Ametza Live Performing
- 02 pm PDT| 23H CET Miky Andretti Live Performing 

Or Directly on SecondLife at Pinkwater :

7 Wonders of the SL World – Shaneos Howlett Reporting ...

The 7 wonders of the Second Life world reflect the real world ones.

 What we have discovered are a range of areas to explore that are available to the general public.  These include: The Great Pyramid of Egypt, Petra, Gardens of Babylon, The Colosseum and The Grand Canyon.

AVIE POLL: How Would You Define Happiness? Does SL Fulfill Your Needs? - Glossom Resident Reporting…

“Happiness depends upon ourselves”- Aristotle

For many, Second Life often serves the purpose as the search engine for happiness, being the common thread between RL and SL in the realization of dreams. 

Making new friends, finding romance, filling emotional gaps, accomplishing personal and material achievements. The reasons are endless.

Monday, December 9, 2013

You are invited to join the Sexy Bakers of The Topaz- December 11th

Please join us Wednesday, December 11, for Sexy Bakers At The Topaz.  Come see what the Gems have cooking up in their kitchen.  Does a hot, sticky sweet treat sound good?  All the satisfaction and no calories.  Can you handle the heat?

Also, while you are here be sure to enter our  12 days of Christmas raffle.  Each day until December 22, we will be giving away a very special prize.  Enter each day from December 11-22, to win that days prize.  In addition the stockings are hung for our beautiful Gems.  Drop a little gift in your favorite Gems stocking on your next visit to The Topaz.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
From The Topaz

SLE Stats- Nov 9th- December 8th- 32,372 Page Views in One Month!

Here are some of the top stories read in November!

SLE POLICE REPORT: Aquadrom Games Scamming Gypsy on the Loose! Susan Baguier

Scammer Report: Con artist Susan Baguier owner of Aquadrom Games is being blacklisted by SLE for bilking residents out of thousands of lindens in game winnings.

Shame on you Susan!

It is a fact the Gambling in Second Life is “illegal” and against the terms of service. To rid the community of all Gambling Casinos, auto play scripts were disabled by Linden Lab. However, gaming venues still exist and the machines used today are considered games of skill. Unfortunately,  gamer scammer exist too and seem to find ways to bilk unsuspecting residents out of Lindens.

This week, it was reported to The SL Enquirer that Susan Baguier, owner and operator of Aquadrom Games has been doing some shady business practices and abusing the gaming industry in Second Life. Her scam starts off with spamming unsuspecting residents and conning them into visiting her gaming venue.

Susan allegedly entices her victims by setting some machines with smaller payouts to gain trust and victims move on to the higher payout machines where the cost is higher to play.

 The unsuspecting victim plays with hopes of winning the big jackpot and then never receives the payout. Susan Baguier is being accused of acting as a concerned attendant and then logging off or reset the game and passing it off like it was an accident. Two victims of her scam have come forward to tell their story to SLE.


DATES: December 5th - 15th 
10am slt

The bells are ringing across the Christmas Expo and it is time to find them! Tp into any of the Christmas Expo sims and start hunting for gold bells, which are hidden in some of your favorite merchant shops! When you find a bell, right click it to pay it (each bell costs only 10 lindens, with 100% of the proceeds going to Relay for Life of Second Life). Below is a list of participating merchants & businesses, as well as hunt hints, landmarks, and slurls. Good luck!


Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude by Linda Lauren


I think about gratitude every day of the year.  When I am rising to greet the day and retiring for the evening, I give thanks for the blessings that have been bestowed upon me, and for the people in my life who bestowed them. My thanks does not just include family and friends.  It encompass the many people I come in contact, and the things that happen in my life during that year that elicit my appreciation.

I often read about how grateful people are during the holiday season and with social media and the Internet, we are inundated with streams of photos and information flying by our computer screens that are designed to illicit our gratitude. But once those streams fly past us, do we remember to be grateful?

When we show gratitude it’s like money in the bank. It’s  is a way of giving thanks because as the holiday season unfolds, so do our expressions of gratitude.  It is a time when we shine a light on the people in our immediate circle who love and honor us all year long.  They’ve embraced us and we, in turn, strive to do our best to show our thanks.  A little “thank you” really does go a long way, so why not stretch it and make it go long and wide?  Why not also extend your appreciation to the people you come in daily contact with who have been there in different ways, offering something vital just when we needed it?

Did the grocery clerk smile at you and make you feel good this morning?  Maybe the mailman delivered good news.  Perhaps someone held a door open for you when your arms were burdened with packages.  Did you say thank you to any of them?  Are they on your mind this year as you reflect on your blessings? More importantly, how are you honoring and showing your thanks? It’s never to late for gratitude, so let me get started with some ways to accomplish this special kind of remembering.

Write it out! Keep a gratitude journal and use the method of counting your blessings by writing them down, etching your appreciation in stone. You can even write the names of some of those people and events in your journal, thanking them. But be sure to at least three reasons you are grateful each day. Can’t think of three? Well, you are breathing, aren’t you? That’s one! You are reading this positive article. That’s two. You get the idea and soon the number on your list will grow and change daily.
Be kind! Pass along an act of kindness for every act of kindness you receive. You would be surprised at how the little things you do can add up to an abundance of joy to the lives of those you touch, whether they know you’ve touched them or not. You’ll gather a lot of positive energy you way for the kindness in the action you take.

Embrace spirit through Prayer! This is another great way to give thanks. To be prayerful is to be connected with your spiritual foundation by way of an expressed intention.  Send your intentions out to the universe this way enforces our belief system, no matter what that is.

Follow the above suggestions as you move through the season and share in the spirit by adopting the attitude of gratitude and applying some of the thoughts I’ve shared. I promise you it will make your spirit bright and your attitude positive.

originally published by on November 27, 2013 in Inspiration
By Linda Lauren 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Life and Times of a Second Life(c) Super Model Ms Carley Benazzi-Tea Couturier Reporting...

Life as a model in SL(c) can be as long as you want it to be. Just like real life, the more experience and respect you gain in the industry, the easier it  gets to attract the big fashion houses in SL.

In the past, SL had models and Super models. Just as RL super models modelled for the big fashion houses in SL and were always first choice when work was needed such a print or runway. Their names and reputation in the industry became renowned and you would recognize them by their names instantly as a super model.
There are still a few SL super models around who are now part of the SL industry, still renowned for their contribution to the modelling world. 

One model in particular is Carley Benazzi.

 I was fortunate to have a chance to chat with her between photo shoots for a well-known fashion label.