Scarlet Creative & Apple Fall @ Collabor88 March!

Home – a place to call yours, a sanctuary often also used for work and play.  We all want that perfect space to call ours, to live within and enjoy life.  This round of Collabor88 has that utmost importance of living in mind. Especially true are the exquisite offerings from Scarlet Creative and Apple Fall.

The Work Life Loft from Scarlet Creative is just that perfect space to live, work and have a grand time!  Fill it with whatever you desire, any type of style will do, for its your space to do as you place.  Spacious it is, with a great deal of open space and natural lighting, the creative possibilities are truly limitless.

Fill it with the extraordinary decor from Apple Fall you have come to love, new additions have a feel of whimsy and a bit of the masculine and they are just perfect for this lovely abode.

Available now @ Collabor88!



Collabor88 is a stargazers heaven!  Reach for the stars and do it in style.  The beautiful creations abound as always and the night will be filled with extraordinary things.  If you have not had an opportunity to visit this round of Collabor88, I urge you to do so as soon as possible – the creations are just amazing.


Scene 411:

7 – Jukebox DC108C

7 – Star Map

7 – Star Science Poster

7 – Seven Scientific Telescope

7 – Telescope Box

7 – Shortwave Gauge Box

7 – Shortwave Radio

7 – Shortwave Communicator

7 – Shortwave Microphone

7 – Shortwave Speaker

7 – Mathematics Worksheet

AF Leather Beanbag (Dots)

AF Pillar Candles

AF Spindle Lamp Blue

Scarlet Creative Catching Comets Mesh House

Shoetopia – Apple Fall

Just three days left to get your shoe fix satiated at Shoetopia!  My comfortable and versatile shoes are from Apple Fall, one of many colors that look great with any outfit.  For all the Shoetopia information check out the official website.

Quick taxis:

Main Landing Point for SHOETOPIA 1 (Apple Fall is here!)
Main Landing Point for SHOETOPIA 2

Style 411:

*Pants-FATEplay – From Matt – Original ( Available @ Geeks ‘n Nerds fair)

Shoes-AF Chuck Shoes (Piano)  (Available @ Shoetopia November 15th 2013)

Structure-MESHWORX – Urban Oasis (Available @ faMESHed November 1st 2013)

Pose-Diesel Works – Spartan

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

Shopping Spree

A man in a suit, dapper and sharp exuding confidence and intrigue.  Perhaps these are the qualities of a suit that creator Zaara Kohime envisioned when she created this magnificent Zaara classic suit for men.

In a multitude of colors and a hud full of shirt colors and tie patterns, this suit means business.  I could not decide what colors I wanted, and by the time I had narrowed it down, it was best to just get the fatpack to mix and match my suit needs.  I am happy with the choice, an investment in my attire.  To see the vivid hud and all of its options please visit the official Zaara website.

A dashing suit needs the perfect shoes and Lapointe & Bastchild have just released three new styles of dress shoes for men at Shoetopia.  I wear the exclusive 100% donation pair of Traditional Lace-Up, which come with a hud full of built in socks and sock-less options that equally come with a skin matching hud.


Dressing up your home with finery is as much of an enjoyable and fulfilling venture as your attire.  Fine metals, gold filigree, silver inlay and textures from far off lands create an ambiance of decadence.  Apple Fall has finery down to an art, truly resplendent decor that can be used in such a wide array of decorating needs and styles.  Antique pieces, artistic patterns and plush suede, give the gift of finery to your home with this beautiful Black & Gold set from Apple Fall at Collabor88.

All of this splendor is housed in the unique and extraordinary Scarlet Apple Neva Captain House, themed in Industrial Chic, it is truly a wonder to be seen.  You may not find a more unique abode to dwell within than this.  See for yourself at Collabor88.


Style 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

Eyes-.ID. Deep Intensified (TMD) – Aqua (Available November 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Hair-Action Paul Veganic

Facial Hair-[K]lean Body Shop TYLER Facial Hair

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

Suit-Zaara : Classic Suit

Shoes-L&B “Dress Shoe” Traditional LaceUp (Available @ Shoetopia November 15th 2013)

Decor-Apple Fall (Available @ Collabor88)

Structure-Scarlet Creative for Scarlet Apple – Neva Captain House (Available @ Collabor88)

Pose & Prop-!bang – tossed boxes (Available @ Shoetopia November 15th 2013)


Peaceful Easy Feeling

We are past the midway point of the month of September and the amazing items keep coming!  Autumn is a time of calming down from Summer, making way to prepare for Wintertime.  It is my favorite season, the cool weather is a welcomed reprieve from the heat.  The rustle of leaves, a nice warm tea, and sitting on the porch at home is a memory I have from my childhood that will never fade.

The beautifully crafted rocking chairs below are from What Next and remind me of the rocking chairs mon Papa and mon Mama had on our back porch since I was born.  I had my own, a little version of the cherrywood of their larger chairs and we sat outside talking and enjoying the wonders of life and the simplicity of a lovely Autumn afternoon.

The chairs are available for Fifty Linden Friday, come snatch them up for some memories of your own.  The rest of the decor and house are from other events this month, check out the credits for more information.

Scene 411:

*{what next} Bramley Rocking Chairs (On sale for Fifty Linden Friday!)

*[ba] treasure box – cherry (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*AF Backgammon Table (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*AF Potted Plant (Exotic) (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*AF His Cabinet (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*floorplan. record player / chevron RARE (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*.:Standby Inc. – CH Gatcha – Latte (Flower) (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*Lark – Imaginarium Librarium Treasures (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*Lark – Imaginarium Librarium Roots (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*[ba] mansfield converted barn (Available @ Collabor88 September 8th)

*7 – Hanging Bulb -Single (Available September 5th @ The Mens Dept)

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!




Summertime is upon us, and many designers in SecondLife are in the fun and sun mood!  New releases from FATEwear and ColdLogic will have you in a plethora of styles for the beach or the pool parties that are surely to abound.

FATEwear just released six different style swim trunks and briefs along with a ton of beach towels to wear with them.  As usual, Damien Fate offers a wide array of colors and designs, conveniently located in his spiffy HUD which makes buying that FATEpack (fatpack) so appealing.  All those colours at your fingertips!  Even if you are not much for buying fatpacks, the single colours are just gorgeous and sure to please.  You can see them all on the official FATEwear blog.

ColdLogic has also released some beautiful bikinis for the ladies, and they are sure to please both wearer and admirer alike!  I really love that FATEwear and ColdLogic will release items on the same day, it makes shopping for Mrs. Raynier a great deal of fun, and as you can see below, we enjoyed our new threads quite a bit.

In addition, Apple Fall just released a gorgeous mesh pool that had to placed at Chateau Raynier.  We have a very forestry type sim, and it fit just great in the spacious back yard area.  There are three options for the water, which I really thought was a nice consideration to the buyer.

What Next has tons and I do mean tons of beach and summer fun items.  From the beach towels and parasols to adorable cafe sets, we are really spoiled in our recreational areas with these funtastic creations!  The Garden Cafe Table & Chairs are for the RFL Home & Garden Expo –  7 sets will be exclusive to the Expo while it’s open. The blue and green versions are 100% donation items for RFL.   You can get all the information on RFL Home & Garden Expo at the official blog.

I hope your week is going well and that you get some time for fun in the sun to splash it up!

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-Birth Vince Skin (straw) clean

*Eyes- .ID. Essentials TMD / Mesh Eyes / Blue-Green (Available May 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Facial Hair-Zovo Lazy

Glasses-K_gs Bracco

Hair-Exile Vindicated Blacks

Hands-[CheerNo] Hands

*Pants-FATEwear Trunks – Spitz

What Gabriella Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep
Eyes-Mayfly– Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Red Mahogany)
Hair: TRUTH Tymber-espresso
Necklace-Cae :: Catnip :: Necklace (Available @ Avatars For Animals)
Outfit-coldLogic bikini – sydney.peony
Shoes-GOS Boutique Barefoot – Flat


Couples: D.Luxx Poses – At Sunset

Gabbys Pose: Purple Poses Beach Ball Prop

Chance’s Pose: D.Luxx Poses


*{what next) Garden Cafe Table & Chair (Available Exclusively for RFL Home & Garden Expo May 24th thru June 2nd 2013)

*{what next} BeachBelle Beach Towel & Parasol

{af} Splash Pool (Azure)

*Promotional Copy – Thank you!


Collabor88 has opened its doors with a brand new mesh build and a stunningly charming theme of New Romance!  Full of vibrant colors and lively patterns, the entire collaboration speaks of Spring and new beginnings.  Shed those parkas and heavy wool mittens, it’s time for sheer flowing materials, wispy wind blown hair and the fun of the outdoors.

The new layout of the build is grand.  I was able to move around nearly effortlessly and it rezzed rapidly.  I always take my draw distance down to the minimum and lower the amount of avatars to render to help with the load.  The vibrant color scheme is brought to us by Sugar Heartsdale, entitled New Romance it truly does conjure up love and life which I embrace wholeheartedly.  Freshen up your SLife, head on over to Collabor88 at its new build and enjoy the blast of colors!


Always impressive Apple Fall brings to March’s Collabor88 a slew of decor for your home, cafe, shop, whathaveyou!  From the pooch lamps to the steaming hot pizza ready to serve on your iron (or cream – not shown) table and chairs, you’ll surely want to add the goodies in the stunning retro fridge to your lovely little space.  A touch of that vibrant coloring is sparked with the bunting like a rainbow cherry on top of this GR88 theme!

Stunningly spacious and detailed, Barnesworth Anubis brings to the New Romance theme a gorgeous skybox.  The Haight apartment is San Francisco at its splendor.  Just look at the view from the bay windows, trees and pastels, it’s Spring come to life and the only limit is your imagination.  Let the sunshine in and may it brighten up your world!

All decor & structure available @ Collabor88 March 8th 2013!

*[ba] haight apartment skybox

*{sa} Pup Lamp (Dalmation)

*{sa} Takeaway Pizza

*{sa} Sweetheart Table (Iron)

*{af} Sweetheart Chair (Iron)

*{sa} Retro Fridge {Cherry}

* Promotional Copies – Thank You!




The Mens Dept – Hemingway Dreams

March 5th brings us a new round of the Mens Department!  What a round it is too, with just about everything you need for a new look, a fresh set of accessories and furnishings.  I love the variety we get at TMD, it just feels like being a kid in a candy store.

Hemingway Dreams

I am wearing this great jacket from villena, which comes in male AND female sizing!  A great texture HUD is included for the scarf and it also comes in moss.

You likely know by now I love facial hair, and the more realistic to how I like it in real life the better.  This TMD round FRUK has a great skin line for us, but they also put out this FREE facial hair.

Insufferable Dastard is my choice for eyes for mine are aqua and it is not the easiest shade to find.  This round they are offering the Glare series in many different colors to suit your eye needs. joins the TMD family this round bringing two hairstyles this month.  I am wearing the Seth, it has a nice swept back motion but I did have to wear a hairbase with it or it was a bit too far back for my shapes forehead.  Keep this in mind when you try the demo so that you can get the feel of  how it will lay on your avatars skull.

K_gs is back with a very stylish set of glasses.  I am a huge fan of K_gs for eyewear because the creator has so many options, from changing the texture of the frames to the lenses and that makes it so versatile for the wearer to go sunglasses or reading glasses with each set.  This particular pair is very much like my 2nd pair of glasses I wear in real life so it was a must have.

HANDverk has some great chairs and home accessories this round.  I am only showing the Swan chairs in red and white but there is a nice brown available also.  The side table with lamp and coffee made me think of Hemingway for some reason thus my blog post title.  Great detail to add to any home, shop or whathaveya!

These great animal prints are from vespertine which never fails to create fun items for your SLife.  I really love the cat one the most, I am a cat lover after-all   You really do need to see these in person, they have such great detail and the color palette’s are divine.

That’s all I have for you today, hopefully if I can find some energy later I’ll bring you a bit more of the great items from TMD.  Have a great week!

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone    Seth-Hair (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Eyes-.ID. .ID. Glare [TMD] / Mesh Eyes / Aqua / (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Glasses-K_gs Domino 1.00 (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Facial Hair-Fruk face fuzz – Free goatee (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
*Jacket-.:villena:. – coat M [M] camel/dkbrown (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Shirt-A:S:S Slick v-neck – Aqua
Pants-.:villena:. tucked up jeans M/M dark blue Henninger Jeans
Decor- All (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)*[HANDverk]Swan
*[HANDverk]Nelson Side
*[HANDverk]Half Nelson
{vespertine- animalia paper print

Structure-[AF] NEW YORK Studio Apartment
Pose-Poseology Rodney 5
*Promotional Copy-Thank You!

The Arcade – Scarlet Apple

The Arcade is only 1 day away!  How fantastic is this photo booth by Scarlet Apple?  Pretty brilliant!  It is not only the RARE item for their gacha, but you can also find them at the Arcade venue for your personal use!  And yes, you can use it, it is fully functional!  With poses and a very impressive hud to change your facial expressions, all you have to do is sit, choose your pose then hit ESC and that will pop you into mouse look which then gives you the actual shot you will take with vintage framing and everything.

I have been a huge fan of Apple Fall, he is an extraordinary creator, master of mesh and just simply brilliant.  Everything Apple Fall makes has such magnificent detail and you know that he loved creating it and wants you to enjoy it in your SecondLife.  Not only is he an amazing creator but he is one of the absolute nicest fellows I have ever had the privilege to have a conversation with.  A true artist with a great heart, it’s no surprise this photo booth shows those two fantastic qualities he possesses .

Keep hording those Lindens, take out a loan, because you will want to play the Apple Fall/Scarlet Apple gachas, they are full of stellar items.  I’ll do a part two as soon as possible to show off the plethora of geek extraordinaire items packed in this same gacha.

The Arcade – Scarlet Apple

Scarlet Apple Photo Booth HUD

Scarlet Apple Photo Booth HUD

*{sa} Photo Booth  (Available March 1st 2013 @ The Arcade)

*Promotional Copy-Thank You!

With Love Hunt

Winter is full of fun and festive activities, and we are only 2 days into December!  Some of that holiday fun is brought to the grid by CHIC Management’s With Love Hunt.  This hunt is fabulous, and one I looked forward to each year long before I was a blogger.  The hunt items are always so lovely and at only 10L, for the exceptional quality, it’s more than worth it!

December brings about the need to feel cozy, comfy and warm.  Bundling up and spending time with your friends, family and loved ones by the fire, while the snow falls softly outside, blanketing the world in white.  Sadly we do not get snow in Hollywood, but like so many things that I am unable to experience in my real world, SecondLife makes it possible.

I’ve been rather sick, so forgive the delay in bringing this great hunt to my humble little blog.  As many of you know, Mrs. Raynier and I have been struggling moreso with our varying illnesses, and spending far too much time laid up sick in bed than either of us can stand.  That also cuts our time together down, which makes us grumpy and sad.  We try to stay connected as much as possible, through texts and little short calls.

This great pose and prop by Adorkable Poses made me think of our text messages to each other, little sweet silly things to make each other laugh, messages to say hey, I am thinking of you and love you.  That has been ongoing quit a bit for us this weekend since I came down with a horrible stomach flu and on top of it, I have the good old fashioned flu.  The combination has been brutal and I am likely rambling since I have a fever and feel like road kill, so forgive my chatty fingers.

So many items in the With Love Hunt are for home and hearth.  I absolutely love the chalkboard from Evolve, it truly had the perfect message for this whole hunt and my sappy heart.  The kitchen set from floorplan is simple yet so lively, with color change table and varying colored chairs, you can surely find a place for it.  The entertainment center is from Alouette and is so detailed, with that same cozy feel that really all the hunt items posses in my eyes.  The Manhattan table lamp is from Apple Fall which always produces amazing items, the shade alone is so detailed, you really get lost in the map pattern.

My ring is from Kunglers, it’s rather gorgeous with an earthy boho feel.  It comes with a matching necklace too!   A great his and hers winter set from SAKIDE is also available at the hunt.  I am wearing the SAKIDE First Frost Pull in grey and it just has the look and feel of a well made Aran knit sweater aka Irish knit sweater.  My comfy fun  reindeer slippers are from EPIC, I don’t think I will take them off anytime soon, just look at that face!

I topped my hunt look with an item from the Arcade, the coveted Miamai_TCS_Unicorn SUPERRARE Sparkles hat!  Because if anything can make me feel better, it has to be a unicorn hat!

Forgive my laziness but I’m going to leave out credits as I am wearing what I usually do, and have listed out the hunt items in my rambling.  All slurls to the hunt participants can be found here.

Have a great rest of your weekend and happy hunting!


With Love Hunt