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WBCMlogo2014-Do you have a favourite cake recipe? Share it with Prim Perfect – and you can help us raise money to fight against cancer!

Every September, the UK charity Macmillan Cancer Support holds the biggest coffee morning in the world – and this year, we’ll be holding our own event for the second time – and we want YOU to join in!

It’s Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event, where they ask people across the UK to hold a coffee morning and raise money for people living with cancer. In 2013, 154,000 people signed up, raising a record £20 million. In the UK, people bake cakes to sell at coffee mornings that they host at their homes, their places of work, their schools, colleges and universities …

And here in Second Life, people organise coffee mornings too.

Last year, we held a very special coffee morning at Prim Perfect, where we raised £85.00 (over US$100) through the sale of virtual cake – and we will be doing it again this year.

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But this year we are inviting people across the grid to join us by holding coffee mornings of their own – in their stores, cafes, and virtual homes. We will either supply cakes for you or you can donate your own – and get your friends to share their favourite recipes too!

We’ll be holding an event – a party at the Prim Perfect offices. We’ll be posting more details about times closer to the event!

How do you sell virtual cake?
Well, we thought our virtual cake was rather good value! We asked people to give us their favourite cake recipe, and put it inside a virtual cake. Then when someone bought the virtual cake, they received a real recipe – so they really had whole cakes, that they could make over and over again – and there were a lot of really delicious cakes to try!

Some people made really exquisite Second Life cakes that you could take to display in your own kitchen.  Others made simple cakes following our instructions, or even simply gave us a recipe and we made the cakes for them. So, you see, anyone can take part!

We’ll be printing instructions on how to make a simple Second Life cake in the new issue of Prim Perfect, and giving away tools to help you make a cake with the inworld copies of the magazine.

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On the grid, all the money we raise from cakes and donations will go to an avatar we have created especially for the event – Macmillan CoffeeMorning (with a registered name of CoffeeMorning Resident). But if you host your own event,  you can donate to our Just Giving page. or directly to Macmillan Cancer Support.

How can I contribute?
1. You can come to the coffee morning and buy some cake!

2. You can make a cake, add your favourite recipe, and send it (full perms) to Macmillan CoffeeMorning (coffeemorning Resident), who will be putting them out on offer for the coffee morning.

3. Or you can send your recipe to Macmillan CoffeeMorning inworld or at primperfect@gmail.com – and we will bake a cake for you!

4. You can host your own coffee morning anywhere on the grid – and send the money to our Just Giving page. This money will be registered (so we can see how much we raise through the coffee mornings) and will be sent securely and directly to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

5. Or you can simply make a donation through our Just Giving page, or directly to Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Casa – the new initiative for homes and gardens – opens today – and you can see the Designing Worlds show about it on the web!

Created by Reven Rosca of PRIME and Meshopotamia, and Kaerri Rae of Kaerri launched Casa today, Friday 1st August 2014, with a collection of high end stores and designs in the Home and Garden market, as well as the work of several artists.

And there will be a Grand Opening Party on Saturday 2nd August at 2pm at Casa.

Casa

Casa

Make sure you watch the show too – where you can see what Cain Maven’s new home on Casa looks like furnished, according to some of the ideas discussed on the show, as we explore how we can define quality in a virtual market. And we learn more about mesh templates and how they can be used in building. And there are some thoughts on the gacha phenomenon too – which will be the subject of an article in the next issue of Prim Perfect – part of our exciting relaunch (of which more soon!).

Casa

Casa

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Mesh Creative - Show and Tell

Mesh Creative – Show and Tell

Join us at 1pm on Sunday 25th May at the Prim Perfect Headquarters in Sund, Second Norway, for the latest of our popular talks, produced in association with Mesh Creative.

As you can see from the poster, we have a great line up of regular speakers and guests including Meshworx, Rustica Home, Botanical, Rustica, Heart Garden Centre, The Domineaux Effect and Shai. This session offers an opportunity for Show and Tell, with designers demonstrating their latest work (or work in progress) and discussing it with our audience.

And they will also be talking about their work in general, and discussing problems that they have encountered. They’ll give advice, share ideas and insights into the creation process. There’ll be ample opportunity for you to ask questions too.

And there will be a chance to explore Prim Perfect’s beautiful new offices …

So do come and join us at 1pm on Sunday 25th May on the garden terrace at the Prim Perfect offices on Sund!

 

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Mesh Creative & Prim Perfect Mesh Talks

Mesh Creative & Prim Perfect Mesh Talks

Join us at the new Prim Perfect Headquarters in Sund, Second Norway, for the latest of our popular talks, produced in association with Mesh Creative.

As you can see from the poster, we have a great line up of regular speakers and guests. These top designers will be talking about their work, showing examples and discussing problems that they have encountered. They’ll give advice, share ideas and insights into the creation process. There’ll be ample opportunity for you to ask questions too.

And there will be a chance to explore Prim Perfects beautiful new offices too …

So do come and join us at 12 noon on Saturday 19th April at the special studio above the Prim Perfect offices on Sund!

And take a look at the offices too!

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Prim Perfect: Issue 51 - April 2014 - Cover

Prim Perfect: Issue 51 – April 2014 – Cover

The new issue of Prim Perfect is out now!

They say that only February is the romantic month, what with Valentine’s Day and all that … but surely it’s “In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love” as Alfred, Lord Tennyson says … and that goes for men not so young – and women of all ages too!

So in this issue we are celebrating the disappearance of winter and the coming of spring with an issue all about romance … you may even find a few stray (and unusual) Valentine thoughts have crept in too!

We’ve looked at romantic venues this month, with the lovely region of Oubliette being our Region of the Month.

Prim Perfect: Issue 51 - April 2014 - Region of the Month

Prim Perfect: Issue 51 – April 2014 – Region of the Month

I explored Oubliette – and Ode – and talked to its creator, Saiyge Lotus. Carissa Starfall has picked out ten wonderfully romantic places, while Ceejay Writer’s poem chooses ten … er … unlikely venues!

The Designer of the Month has a distinctly romantic flair too, for it is Elicio Ember of Cerridwen’s Cauldron, who is interviewed by Joonie Jatho.

Prim Perfect: Issue 51 - April 2014 - Designer of the Month

Prim Perfect: Issue 51 – April 2014 – Designer of the Month

In her Spotlight on Business this month, Qwis Greenwood looks at two stores that have a decidedly romantic bent.

We have three new series for 2014. Firstly, we are producing a series of room decoration articles. Each issue, Samantha Ohrberg will design a different room with items from the very best creators in Second Life – and tell you where you can get the items displayed!

Prim Perfect: Issue 51 - April 2014 - Furnishing a Show House

Prim Perfect: Issue 51 – April 2014 – Furnishing a Show House

Secondly, we are reflecting a popular activity in Second Life by starting a regular restaurant review column. Each month our dinners will go out to dinner at a Second Life restaurant and discuss the ambience, the food, the service – and the cost! Join us for the first of our restaurant visits.

Prim Perfect: Issue 51 - April 2014 - Restaurant Review

Prim Perfect: Issue 51 – April 2014 – Restaurant Review

Thirdly, we’ll be taking a look at popular games in Second Life, starting with the perennial Tiny Empires. What is this game – and why do people play? Ethan Westland finds out for us!

In our nonprofit news section, Beq Janus tells us about the launch of Relay for Life and the plans for the 2014 season – and beyond – and there’s an article on our One Billion Rising event.

In our regular features, Rosamoo Mendelsohn tells us all about those very special new awards – the Hunties! There’s exciting news from our TV shows Designing Worlds and Happy Hunting!, available on Treet TV.

There’s more in our series on working with mesh from Beq Janus, too – and a special gift for you!

Our team of talented photographers, led by Wildstar Beaumont, Samantha Ohrberg, Winona Wiefel, Judith LeFevre, and Honour McMillan, bring you some of the most artistic eye candy from across the metaverse.

Prim Perfect: Issue 51 - April 2014 - Introduction to Romance

Prim Perfect: Issue 51 – April 2014 – Introduction to Romance

All this with News From the Grid and more!

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So how can I get Prim Perfect?
If you prefer to read the magazine online but not inworld, there are choices. Firstly, there’s the wonderful Calaméo system, which allows you to moves smoothly through the pages, giving you the feeling of reading a real magazine. You’ll find Issue 51 here – and please do leave a comment!

Prim Perfect: Issue 51 - April 2014 - Games People Play

Prim Perfect: Issue 51 – April 2014 – Games People Play

But, if you like to download your magazines to read as you commute to work, or in the bath, or wherever, you can also download a pdf of the magazine from Calameo – or print it out!.

You can get the latest issue inworld – and copies of all our earlier issues too – at our head offices at Sund in Second Norway.  It has a great cafe to relax in while you’re reading the latest issue too!

We also have subscribe-o-matic kiosks throughout Second Life – so you can just click to subscribe. You’ll be sent a copy of the latest issue, and then you’ll receive your issues regularly!

Or you can have it delivered to you each month as an IntelliBook, by joining the Prim Perfect Readers group inworld. It costs nothing to join and, apart from delivering the magazine each month, we won’t overload you with chat or messages!

In addition to delivering the Intellibook version of the magazine, you’ll also get a link to the online Calaméo version of the magazine, so you’ll be able to access that too.

Prim Perfect: Issue 51 - April 2014 - Romantic Places

Prim Perfect: Issue 51 – April 2014 – Romantic Places

How to Join Prim Perfect Readers

  • Inworld, open Search.
  • Search Groups for Prim Perfect Readers.
  • Click to join

So … enjoy! And let us know what you think of our new edition!

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Cake Against Cancer poster

Cake Against Cancer poster

Join us at our Head Offices as we hold our own inworld coffee morning on Friday 27th September in support of Macmillan Cancer Support’s Biggest Coffee Morning in the World!

We have coffee and cake for you – and each virtual cake gives you the recipe – so you can have your virtual cake, and eat it in your First Life!

And with each recipe set at only 50 Lindens, you could amass quite a few new and exciting recipes!

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There’ll be music too – from DJs Victor Mornington (11am – 1pm SLT) and David Abbott (1pm – 3pm SLT).

The cakes will be available all weekend.

So come and join us, help us raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support – and enjoy some delicious cakes too!

Come for Coffee!

Come for Coffee!

Learn more about Macmillan Cancer Support here: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/
See our Just Giving Page here: http://www.justgiving.com/PrimPerfect

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Come for Coffee!

Come for Coffee!

The Macmillan Coffee Morning is this Friday (27th September) when we’ll be holding a special coffee morning at the Prim Perfect Head Offices from 11am – 3pm SLT.

There will be virtual coffee and cake … and fantastic music from DJs Victor1st Mornington (from 11am – 1pm) and David Abbott (1pm – 3pm). 

Cake Day

Cake Day is Coming!

And there will be cake too … people have been sending in their recipes – and you will be able to buy these – along with a slice of virtual cake!

All the money raised will go to Macmillan Cancer Support – you can also donate directly at the Prim Perfect Just Giving site (the name of the person behind the site is Saffia’s real life identity).

If you’d like to contribute a cake (or a recipe) of your own – go here.

And don’t miss the Coffee Morning that Metaverse TV will be holding too!

Their Coffee Morning will be held on Pearl Island, part of the Metaverse TV installation, which has been home to The Gerry Blache Virtual Project for a few months now.  Entitled, “A Wonderful Gift,” a film streams in-world at the Island, in which Gerry talks about her diagnosis of cancer, her experience with the professionals, and family around her. Metaverse TV runs the film in five parts, and Pearl Island is open 24/7.

Talking About Cancer on Pearl Island

Talking About Cancer on Pearl Island

It is Gerry’s wish that anyone wishing to do so would donate to the Macmillan Organization and the wonderful Macmillan Nurses.  The more money raised, the more accessibility to this invaluable service that can be facilitated.  A collection box is located on Pearl Island, where Metaverse TV has been been accepting donations on behalf of the Macmillan Fund.

The coffee morning at Metaverse TV will start at 7am and continue until “we drop!” they promise.

So why not take in both coffee mornings on September 27th, and support a really wonderful charity?

Coffee at Prim Perfect

Coffee at Prim Perfect

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