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Gallant Estates opened its doors to the public at the end of October 26th, 2017. It is a venture by Gallant Magazine, a publication dedicated to Men’s Fashion and Home & Garden which launched in March, 2017. The region, a Homestead, is intended to be a companion location for the magazine, as is explained on the Gallant website:
Gallant wants to provide readers with the interactive opportunity to see many of the scenes showcased in the magazine as they appear in Second Life. Until November 5th, readers can visit this newly decorated sim for decor ideas or take pictures with the sim as a backdrop. Feel free to drop us a note with any feedback or ideas for future home & garden scenes.
Given the November 5th deadline, I’m leaving it very short time frame for people to visit, but having spend time exploring with Caitlyn, we can certainly recommend dropping in.
Primarily designed by the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Divos Titanium and Pahkah (Parker Droverson) with support of their partners, Apple Fall, the region had an autumnal look at the time of our visit with hints of Halloween, the region presents three furnished homes to be explored along the C-shaped main island, with a barn conversion towards the east end of the region, which is very imaginatively done and a genuine showcase of decor and design.
The western end of the island, by contrast, offered an upland setting, overlooking the bay, where a house sits on a rocky outcrop, perfectly decorated for Halloween. Between the two sits a small farm, the farmhouse facing the landing point and offering another setting for internal decor suggestions.
Enormous care has been taken to provide a natural landscape to explore and for photography, with tall hills and mountains surrounding the setting, all of which is sitting under an atmospheric windlight – particularly if you’re using something like Firestorm and can easily tweak your cloud maps.
I understand from Divos that the region will close for a time to the public after November 5th in order to be redressed ready for the next issue of Gallant Magazine. I hope to keep track of at least some of the region designs as they are made public, Gallant Estates offering a unique way to see design concepts for house and home.
In the meantime, I recommend that if you have the time before the end of November 5th, you drop into Gallant Estates and explore the current design.