Friday, December 31, 2010

Spring is in the air in London!

There was a definite feel of Spring in the air today in Mainland London ~ West End.
The gardeners come back after their break, to start work on the gardens... Apparently Spring will start to get sprung today and its only the first of January!
The beauty of virtual worlds is the ability to roll the seasons forward because everyone has seen enough snow in both lives!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

London's Ultimate Christmas Party!

Saturday night saw the first of London's Christmas parties! Mainland London's Regent's Park played host to an amazing night. Christmas cheer abounded not only in the music but in the costimes as well. There was dancing in the open air amidst the snow and everyone was warmed by the bon fires.

Bar Soho Manager Tayla Tigerfish ran a great party, with plenty of festive cheer and tunes both old and new. Party goers danced into the wee hours of the morning while sipping hot cocoa under the clear London Sky, dotted by star light.

We'd like to thank everyone who joined us for the first Christmas party held in Regents Park. And from all of us in Mainland London, to all of you...Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Camden , Mainland London

Construction of the first residential district of Mainland London, Camden, has begun!

This area will represent a residential street in the real life Camden. Along with the standards we set forth in previous estates, these London Homes will have a few more aminities and perks for our residents.

Construction of these brand new homes is scheduled to complete by 17 December, just in time to celebrate the Holidays in London!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Merchants of Mainland London - Rett Gentil

I sat down with a long-standing merchant with London Soho, Ms Rett Gentil earlier this week.

Zach: Why did u decide to start a shop?

Rett: I came to SL almost five years ago, with some knowledge of building, in another virtual world, I even taught building. When I came to SL, I was very taken with the idea of designing clothes.

Zach: What does your shop sell and where do you get your inspirations?

Rett: I sell women's clothes that are sexy, but still classy. I design everything from scratch, including some textures, but not all. I like to design clothes that I would wear.

Zach: What advise do you have for aspiring designers in SL?

Rett: Photoshop is a very important program for designers, I went out and bought the book, "Photoshop for Dummies" and learnt from scratch. I have my own very successful business in RL, so as soon as I had a few dresses, I rented a tiny store.
I made enough money to cover the rent, since I have always believed in personal service. If someone wants to see how a dress looks, I will model it for her.
I design my clothes for the woman who wants to look well dressed. I also do a bit of fantasy. I have two Cowgirl outfits that are wildly popular. Also, I have a British schoolgirl outfit that sold well too.

Zach: What made u decide on having a store in London Soho?

Rett:I think Torric invited me to come see Soho. I felt really welcome and warm when I was there. I felt I had always been a part of London Soho. I absolutely love London Soho. Billy built my store, and it was wonderful.

Zach: What do you have to say to people wanting to rent and start a shop?

Rett:The first thing I look at, when I am thinking about a new store is the traffic. It is of utmost importance Secondly, There is the amount of rent to consider. Also, what kinds of attractions are going to draw people into the Sim.

I like that the owners of the Sim are going to be personally involved in settling merchants in. I also like to look at the architecture of the stores, and how many prims are allowed. I also like to be allowed to customize the interior colors, and the floors.

The writer, Zachary Zufreur is the Owner of SACHI Luxury Group, at MainLand London, London West End.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

West End Opens Friday - 10 December!

Construction of Mainland London's West End has been completed and it's official opening is Friday 10 December.

We have sampled builidings from all over West End, from Regents Street To Saftesbury Avenue. We've also included such notable buildings as the London Palladium, The Lewis Buidling, The Klein Building, Nelson's Column and more!

West End has been constructed around a central point, the pub. The Drunken Duck is located center stage and will play an important role in continuing the development of the Mainland London Community. It's your good old fashioned neighbor hood pub. A place to come enjoy good drink and good friends.

West End has actually been open for a little more than a week, and the inital response has been over-whelming. Join us on Friday 10 November for the official opening party and through the weekend as we celebrate the arrival of this amazing sim.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Merchants of MainLand London: K-CODE.

by Zachary Zufreur

In the spirit of the holidays, let's take a closer look at the shops in MainLand London.

Had an interesting time hanging out with the owner of K-CODE, Ms Kara Dresler. Here’s what she has to say about her high fashion mainstore at London Soho.

Zach: Hi Kara, why made you decide to start a shop in the first place?

Kara: To be honest, K-CODE was a project I started in order to release my daily stress but I ended up being more stressed, finding good places to display my outfits and searching other ways to promote the brand is not easy.

Zach: What does your shop sell and where do you get your inspirations from?

Kara: For the moment, I am creating and selling women clothing. Designing digital clothes, besides of being a bright-funny-colorful experience for me, is also a very challenging one. It is always a good idea to take a look around and challenge our mind in exploring new area. We never know the special things we might encounter by trying something new!

Zach: How do you define yourself with K-CODE?

Kara: The K-CODE project is now just the adventure of me, a simple traveler in this three-dimensional cyber world. I was so amazed to realize that this space, digital as it is, it is also incredibly full of human emotions that we really have to watch our actions and words! If we are not careful enough, we just might step on somebody's dream.

Zach: What made u decide on having a store in London Soho?

Kara: Why do I have a store in Soho??!! Because Soho is a GREAT place for business, of course! A lot of people come here every day either to have fun in the club or just to have a taste of London! The Sim owners successfully added such a great British flavor to the SIM!

*Pauses momentarily*

If you want good sales; if you wish to have a store in a wonderfully designed Sim; if you like to work with reliable sim managers that are always there when needed;


All you have to do is rent at London Soho! I’m enjoying it!

Zach: What do you have to say to people wanting to rent and start a shop?

Kara: Like all good places, both in SL and Rl, the people that brought it into existence create the highest value. Billy Arentire and Torric Rodas. the owners of the SIM, are a great team , friendly, helpful and highly professional. I am so happy for the opportunity to work with them! There have done a lot of great things in London SOHO.

The writer, Zachary Zufreur is the Art Director of SACHI Luxury Group, London SOHO, Regents Park and West End London.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Regent's Park Makes Destination Guide!

We are fortunate yet again to be included in Second Life's Destination Guuide. This time it's Regent's Park and we are featured in the Winter Activities Destinations.

Regent's Park is playing host to the 2010 Winter Fest, filled with fun activities such as the sleigh ride, snowball fights, ice skating and so much more! We have tons of free holiday goodies in the ginger bread house and a naughty snowman you just have to see!

Click Here to Visit Regent's Park in Second Life

Monday, November 29, 2010

Regent's Park Christmas Tree Farm

Regent's Park, located in Mainland London, celebrates the Holiday Season with a FREE Christmas Tree for everyone! Just visit the Regent's Park Christmas Tree Farm and choose from one of 12 decorated Christmas Trees! Can't decide? No need to, these trees are FREE so you can have a different one as often as you like!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Winter in Regent's Park

by Zachary Zufreur

Are you ready for something grand, white, and fun?

Wait for it…

Wait for it…

In the spirit of holidays, Mainland London brings the beauty of winter to Regents Park!
If you haven’t seen it, you are in for a treat!

Amidst the white grandeur, is a sophisticated and carefully crafted Winter Fest!

What’s exciting?
1. The breathtaking snow landscape
2. The gorgeous night view!
3. Free Skates - Grab you free pair of skates as you explore the area.
4. Free Tour - Hop on the sleigh as it gives u a free tour of London Soho and Regents park!!!
5. FREE Candy! don’t forget to drop by the candy store to get your freebies. =D

So come on down now and check it out!

Zachary Zufreur

The writer is the Art Director of SACHI Luxury Group - SACHI Luxury Photos, London SOHO, Regents Park.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Nelson's Column

We are pleased to announce that Nelson's Column has arrived in West End! This bespoke recreation of the column was completed by builder Billy Arentire over a 24 hour period spanning 19-20 November 2010.

Click Here to visit Nelson's Column in London's West End

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Welcome to The Regent's Park

In real life The Regent's Park covers 410 acres and includes stunning rose gardens. It is one of the Royal Parks of London and is in the north-western part of central London. It contains Regent's College and the London Zoo. The park has an outer ring road called the Outer Circle (4.3 km) and an inner ring road called the Inner Circle, which surrounds the most carefully tended section of the park, Queen Mary's Gardens.

In Mainland London we have captured the feeling of The Regent's Park and included some of its key features such as Queen Mary's Garden. Our greens keepers tell us that the roses in the garden will be tended every day and will last well into the winter months.

The New User Experience is located along the main edge of Regents Park and contains additional information new players will need in order to learn the more detailed aspects of viewer 2. This valuable information will help integrate them into the Second Life community, and Mainland London in particular.

Two new residence stand on "Park Road" and have breath-taking views of the park and canal. Each of these homes has a front and back garden as well as a front facing balcony. Privacy gates face onto the park and the foot bridge that allows access to the entire park.

We also see the return of the London Cows, life sized ornamental statues that once dotted the London landscape can now be found in Regent's Park. A representation of "The Lost Bow" statue is also present nestled amongst the lush landscape.

Shafts of light break through the autumn tress lighting the pathway to a small shopping district where select merchants and designers will be able to display their goods to our growing community.

A visit to Mainland London's Regent's Park is as close as you can get to the real thing, except you don't have to pay for the train ride! To visit The Regents Park, click here.