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The final hours of Fantasy Faire 2016!

Fantasy Faire 2016 is coming to an end today, so if you haven’t been yet, hurry! Today I’ll give you a quick tour of the final five of the fourteen total sims.

First up is OtherWorld, sponsored by Cerridwen’s Cauldron. This sim is the home of the Literary Festival.

OtherWorld sponsored by Cerridwen's Cauldron

Next, Sapphire Mirror Lake, which is the arts and entertainment venue. On this sim, you’ll find two art galleries. One is below the water, so be sure to dive in to explore! Read more about it here.

Sapphire Mirror Lake - Arts and Entertainment Sim

Serenity is next on the tour. This sim is so lovely, with all the steps down to the water (or up from it, if you prefer). Here’s a list of stores you’ll find on Serenity, which is sponsored by The NeoVictoria Project.

Serenity Sponsored by the NeoVictoria Project

Tinker’s Hollow made me think of a place where Santa’s elves might vacation in the off season when they’re not needed at the North Pole! Sponsored (appropriately) by Epic Toy Factory, you’ll find the list of stores featured here.

Tinker's Hollow Sponsored By Epic Toy Factory

And last, but certainly not least, is Twilight Illusion, sponsored by Merchants of Dreams. Here’s the complete list of stores on Twilight Illusion.

Twilight Illusion sponsored by Merchants of Dreams

As I was sitting here writing this, my mom called to tell me that someone I used to babysit for who is only 27, with two little children of her own, has colon cancer. And this is just another reminder to me of how vitally important these Relay For Life events are. Because no one should have to live with this. This poor young woman lost her father to cancer several years back. She has a toddler and an infant. It’s just heartbreaking. She’s undergoing treatment, and we’re not sure what her prognosis is, but no one should go through this. And far, far too many people do. So it was yet another very sad reminder of why I relay. 😦

~Lucie

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Fantasy Faire 2016

Fantasy Faire 2016 is open and runs through May 5th. This event supports Relay For Life, which if you’re not familiar helps to raise money for cancer research. But it’s also a celebration of those who’ve been through cancer and lived to share their stories and a time to remember those whose battles could not be won with our still far too limited treatment options. Fantasy Faire features so many fabulous designers, with products for sale to help raise funds, and those creators have, as usual, outdone themselves with both their talent and generosity in giving to this great cause.

But the stars of Fantasy Faire each year are the amazing builds. This year there are fourteen sims in total. FOURTEEN. It’s crazy! There are ten shopping sims, an entertainment sim, a literary sim, a sim that commemorates and celebrates those lost and, of course, The Fairelands Junction, which is your portal to all of the other sims.

I took pics on all sims, and my goal is to share all fourteen pics with you. I have four to share right now.

First, sponsored by Arcadia, is Blackmoor. Blackmoor is dramatic and darkly mysterious and beautiful. I’ll be blogging a bit more of what I’m wearing in a future post, but my rain boots and umbrella are both Decoy and available at The Epiphany, as is the dress from Luas. If you click here to go to the official Fantasy Faire blog, you can see a completely list of stores you’ll find on Blackmoor.

Blackmoor Sponsored by Arcadia

Breeze, sponsored by Solarium, is colorful and really, really cute. It has a feel of being something out of a children’s book (at least to me). Here’s a link to the list of stores to be found on Breeze.

Breeze sponsored by Solarium

Sponsored by KittyCatS, I think Bright Haven is the sim where I’d most like to live! The cheerful, bright little cottages and the beautiful waterfront just makes it so quaint and charming. Here you’ll find the list of stores located on Bright Haven.

Bright Haven sponsored by KittyCatS

And finally, for today, Dangarnon. Sponsored by Death Row Designs, this darkly beautiful sim speaks (to me) of a bygone era. Click here for a complete list of stores on Dangarnon.

Dangarnon sponsored by Death Row Designs

For all of the information you’ll need to navigate this large event, I highly recommend going through the official Fantasy Faire website. And if you’re not into fantasy, but still want to help the cause, you will find plenty of donation kiosks throughout the sims to do just that!

~Lucie

Credits
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
MINA / !APHORISM! – Kate hair 02 The Epiphany
Luas: Folk dress – beige RARE The Epiphany
Decoy: Frolicking foes boots & umbrella – Purple The Epiphany

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Fantasy Faire 2013!

Fantasy Faire 2013 opened this weekend, and there is so much to see. Spread out over 8 sims, this event is part of the Relay For Life juggernaut helping to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

I love fantasy. I don’t RP but I love seeing other people’s pics for it, and I am really enjoying this chance to explore another side of myself. For Fantasy Faire you have the option of being assigned to four designers, and I chose that option. This blog post features two of those assignments.

First up, the Wonderful World of Meeroos! I am familiar with Meeroos. I had them back when I was breeding everything (or so it felt). I had stopped breeding entirely, but KittyCatS had seduced me back with their Halloween 2011 releases. Now, I have a new Roo! Her name is Meara, and she is a Winecoat Roo. She has lots of kitty friends to play with, and I am going to (try to) behave myself and just have her as a little furry friend, not a breeder. We’ll see how that goes! Regardless, she has reminded me why I loved my Roos so much. First off, they make the cutest sounds. You definitely need to hear Roo sounds if you haven’t. So, so cute. They sort of… Idk, chirp? And they bounce around, too. Meeroo starter packs come in these awesome chests, that when clicked open and play fabulously fantastical music and disperse pretty shimmery blue particles. The pic below is of Meara making her debut into the world from her cute little nest.

Birth of Meara

There are also plants available to help you decorate your Roo’s home! In this second pic, you can see my tiny baby Meara snuggled up near her “stump,” which is her home… and the plants are so pretty and really add a touch of flair and drama.

Sleepy Roo

You can learn so much more about the Meeroos at their website, or by visiting their Faire store on Lumenaria, which just so happens to be my personal favorite of the beautiful Fantasy Faire sims (though it’s not easy to pick!), as seen below.

Lumenaria

Another of my assigned stores was Ezura. I got this outfit and just kind of stared at myself for a while. I chose the purple because it is the official RFL item, but the outfit comes in many color choices, too. It’s sexy and sassy and so unlike the things I usually wear. I wasn’t really sure how to style it. Then I saw this hair from EMO-tions for Fantasy Faire and I knew I needed it. I was also sure I wanted to use my Huntress poses from Hopscotch, so that meant flat shoes… preferably boots. Lucky for me, Lassitude & Ennui released these gorgeous boots at Fantasy Faire! You’ll find Lassitude & Ennui on the Crimson Fields sim. Ezura is located on the Lotus Valley Dream sim.

Before the hunt

The headpiece is built into the hair, and I wanted you to get a better look at that, as well as this gorgeous skin from Glam Affair for Collabor88. I am actually wearing the bare version of Margot that came with makeup 04. I went to the Cosmetics Fair where you can find makeups for Margot, and this is makeup 03. EMO-tions is on the Evensong Woods sim.

Dreams of Artemis

I took both of these pics at Skye Castle, which is a lovely place to take pics. There are woods, and castles and it’s really quite beautiful and dramatic. A special thanks to my friend Jessica for recommending it to me!

Fantasy Faire is enormous, but there is a list of all the sims here. If you click on a sim name you can then see a list of every designer on that sim! This makes find things so much easier. You can also find pics of Faire finds on the official Pinterest board or in the official Flickr group. Remember, this is, above all else, a charity event, so you’re shopping for a great cause.

Credits:
Skin: Glam Affair – Margot – Bare – America w/makeup 03 add on (Collabor88 & Cosmetics Fair)
Eyes: IKON – Ardent – Pewter
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Mysteria
Hair: EMO-tions – Sunburst – Fantasy Red*
Outfit: Ezura – Velnyra – Purple*
Boots: Lassitude & Ennui – Edenion – Black & Silver
Poses: Hopscotch – Huntress 03 (pic 1) & 02 (pic 2)