Friday, December 18, 2020

Christmas Places: Rebel Yell and Christmas Town

By Gemma Cleanslate


Christmas at Rebel Yell is always special because of the depth of decoration and the many activities available to all visitors. Skating, snowboarding,skiing, sledding... take your pick, If it too cold outside you can go bowling or play pinball.

This year they have a marvelous display of the hometown of Santa, Rovaniem in Lapland. Read the history at the entrance. 

Santa is there and is so proud of his home he is showing it off in so many ways.

He is driving couples around in a sleigh, having dinner with people, listening to their wishes , supervising his elves at the workshop and doing a wonderful job!

I even found him having a happy dance on top of his train.
He has set up horses for riding with your honey, or alone. I found a fishing hole and sat for a while trying to catch something to no avail but it was fun.

The Gingerbread Bakery is filled with goodies and I had to stop for some roasted chestnuts on my walk through the village. 

There were many visitors wandering the town and nearby woods on horseback checking out all the venues  . Go visit!

After that visit I stopped at the Holly Jolly Cafe at the Christmas Expo  for a live show   DaliLu  (DaliLuuDj)  and group singing. She has a lovely delicate soprano voice that charmed the audience. It is great to see the good that the Expo does every year for the ACS and this year was no exception.

Well it was a bit later than other openings however Laura Liberty got it done. I was so happy to see Christmas Town come to life again. This venue has everything! There are shops where you can pick up anything you have forgotten for decor, numerous outfits for any party, and much more. One thing I always like to visit is the New Years Eve shop. Check out all the decor you need and food and drinks , of course , Champagne .

This year there is a new item I think, unless I missed it last year... Jigsaw puzzles you can buy and actually make own photos into a puzzle~! The old make your own card is still available to work with and take home. There are spots around the lovely ice lake where you can just sit , relax by the fire and watch the skating. There is also a scary sled ride if you have the nerve. Look for the underground entrance and good luck!

Skating here is so much fun. The ice is delightful and one can use the skate balls or  your own AO. The best part is entering the magnificent Castle. This is an experience you must not miss.The ride through is a guided tour that takes you back in time to all the favorite old and newer Christmas movies beloved by all. I am happy to be reminded of those not to miss again on TV.

There is a music attachment to use while skating through. I love it!

Hopefully Santa will be there and you can get a picture before you leave.

Gemma Cleanslate

Friday, December 11, 2020

Power Up For Charge Syndrome

By Fritter Enzyme,

The palet for the holiday season is mostly red, green, and white. The palet of the Charge Syndrome sim is one of hope and brilliantly played pastels. Not at all your typical holiday sim. Yes, it has ice skating and snow. But you must see this delicious snow.

 Pastel blues and greens are most everywhere. Trees are so full of lights, the land glows. Get to the top of the mountain and do the rope slide down. There are many ways down, and many rope slides around to use.

Take a leisurely stroll by the ocean. It is so enjoyable surreal to cruise about this world on one of their bicycles. This is a great place to come for relaxation, photography, music, and to learn about the cause they support. Then go for a fly about' to find all the hidden features and hideaways. Each will please your eyes and soul. I did enhoy the "Calm Radio" Christmas jazz music going down. This is a very peaceful place to just relax for a while.

Learn at the landing point about helping out "Power Up For Charge. This is a charity sim, so this season help out the best you can. And as always, tip the venue if you dig it. Even a single Linden helps and shows appreciation.

Fritter Enzyme

Monday, December 7, 2020

Bayou Du Chat Noir

By Fritter Enzyme

What a trip it is going through this bayou late at night. It is lush with vegetation and culture. And it is very cat themed. So what is not to love. The buildings are beautiful at night, all era settings inside and out. Everything just glows. You will be lucky to find a hotel room available, or land. It is a popular place. 

There are art galleries where you can 'bayou' some pictures (I know, bad pun), and a few cool bars. There's a nice library as well. Do take some time to check out behind the buildings in the downtown area. Some old-timer coin-operated machines are around to play with. 

The graveyard is nice, great for Halloween season. Look for the green voodoo shop downtown as it is a must-see. Maybe get a reading and get your voodoo on. Talk to the swamp spirits, seek their wisdom.

Kitty Vinji and Kylie Quinn share duties of running the sim. They host fun events time to time. Halloween is a major event, but check out the bayou Christmas. I knew Kitty from her previous store, the Dapper Cat (which is now a barber shop), in a different bayou that we both lived in. They have set out to make their own place, and they very much succeeded. 

You do need to hand out at the Love Shack for a real good time and some great tunes. The atmosphere is perfect! Get your info card at the landing site. Have fun, and always support the sims you dig!

This link will bring you to Kitty's temporary gacha store and nearby Cat Museum:

Fritter Enzyme