Round My Hometown

My first memory of riding in a streetcar was when I was about five years old.  The green line from St. Charles into the French Quarter was my very first journey.  I recall we went to eat at the Camellia Grill on S Carrollton Ave of the River Bend area of New Orleans – a true staple that I miss greatly, now residing in Los Angeles.  I ordered the bananas foster pancakes, my favorite still to this day.  Once we had eaten, we boarded the streetcar and I recall finding the machine quite intriguing, for it looked like a train car and I kept referring to the driver as the conductor.

When I saw this great streetcar perusing flickr, I had to go see it for myself and it certainly brought back that memory of my first streetcar ride.  I miss the little things like this from my hometown, and though they are restructuring to have streetcars in Los Angeles again, it is just not the same as taking that journey down the hundred oak covered avenues of New Orleans.  If you ever get the chance, I encourage you to ride one.

49L Sale For Dudes is underway and will last until September 26th.  You can see all the offerings on SeraphimSL as well as the official 49L Sale For Dudes website.


Look 411:

*Skin-Tableau Vivant Lucis Skin – Tone 07

Hat-Entente – Castro

Facial Hair–Sacred- TYLER Facial Hair – Chops – Black

*Glasses-Adjunct Serragio Readers (Available for 49L Sale For Dudes until September 26th)

*Shirt-DStore T-Shirt Skully (Available for 49L Sale For Dudes until September 26th)

*Tattoo-[ZENTRO] Love hate tattoo (Available for 49L Sale For Dudes until September 26th)

*Pants-Rispetto Designs – Tepore MESH Jeans (Available for 49L Sale For Dudes until September 26th)

Pose 411:


Location 411:


* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!




Hair Fair Preview – Amacci

There’s a place for us
Somewhere a place for us
Peace and quiet and open air
Wait for us

Hair Fair 2013 opens to the public tomorrow July 13th!  Though I am not an official blogger for the event, I am a 110% supporter of the event and its amazing cause.  For more detailed information on Hair Fair, please click the link in the banner to view the official blog!

Designer Corina Larsen of Amacci generously sent me a copy of her offering for this years Hair Fair.  This male style is called Tom and it is just gorgeous.  With a superbly matched hairbase, I did not have to do any tweaking to the hair whatsoever.  There is absolutely no photoshopping done to the image therefore the hair is unaltered.  It looks amazing doesn’t it?  We fellas don’t get many long styles and one thats pulled back in a nice neat color changeable band, yeah get this item on your to buy list, it is not only very versatile but you are helping out a great cause at the same time.

Be sure to remember that with any large event like this, it is wise to limit your prims and scripts.  I wear a full body alpha layer and nothing more, so I am just a name popping about the event and not contributing to the lag.  You can find one in your system folder, just search full body alpha and it should come up!  Have a great shopping experience at Hair Fair and I’ll likely bump into you there, literally.

Don’t forget the FATEwear sale is going on now, go get the great original mesh items for 50% off!

While perusing my feed reader, I saw this great sim covered by Julliette Bergen at Rebels Without A Blog.  Julliette takes gorgeous photos of so many sims, and for that I am thankful as she not only shows us her talent which is ever growing into amazing, but she informs us of new places to take photos.  Give her blog a look, you won’t be disappointed!

The 411:

Skin–Belleza- Jacob Tan 0

*Eyes- Vision by A:S:S – Adref eyes – forever yours 

*Hair & Hairbase-Amacci Hair Tom ~ Night (Available @ Hair Fair 2013 July 13th)

Facial Hair-Unorthodox Guapo 5 o clock Shadow

Hands-[CheerNo] Hands_V3

Shirt-FATEwear Shirt – Samuel – (B) Scripted (M)

Pants-FATEwear Pants – Marty – (F) Scripted (M)

Poses-sorgo – portrait (Available @ Fi*Fridays) & expressive poses jimmy

Location-Derailed/Crash Boat

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

The Land of Heart’s Desire

“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.”
― W.B. Yeats, The Land of Heart’s Desire


The 411:

*Skin–Belleza- Mathieu SK BOS (Available @ The Boys of Summer)

*Eyes- Vision by A:S:S – Adref eyes – forever yours 

Hair-Action- Zack

Facial Hair-Unorthodox Guapo 5 o clock Shadow

Antlers-Schadenfreude Ceryn Flora Antlers (mesh ribbons) (Available @ Collabor88 July 8th 2013)

*Necklace-L&B Swear “Drift” Men’s Choker (Available @ The Boys of Summer)

*Fairy-*MishMish* Lil Fairy – Amoriata (Pink) (Available @ Collabor88 July 8th 2013)

Hands-[CheerNo] Hands_V3

Face Paint-UtopiaH- Painted Face [Natural in Blood] (Available @ The Boys of Summer)

*Pose-marukin [solstice] persona (Available @ Collabor88 July 8th 2013)

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay, Wasting Time

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-Fruk – Jeremy skin shade 5 Dark brown

Eyes- [Crash Republic] Candi Eyes – teal

Hair-Truth Jon Black & Whites

Facial Hair-Entente- Facial Hair B – Beard Deux – Black

Glasses-Adjunct Eyewear – Resonance Glasses – Dark Brown

Hands-[CheerNo] Hands

Shirt-FATEwear Shirt – Bill

Pants-FATEwear Pants – Frost

Shoes-[monso] My First Sneakers

Otter Buddy-!O: Sea Otter Pet [Maroon Pelt] (Available @ Summerfest ’13)


[ba] seaside pier example – 40 x 16 meters (Available @ The Garden June 15th thru July 10th)

BALACLAVA!! My Little Ukulele (Available @ Summerfest ’13)

.: Standby Inc. – [Gentleman] Beach Radio  (Available @ The Arcade June)

{what next) Sandbridge Ice Cream Cart – Blue (Available @ The Garden June 15th thru July 10th)

<:*BoOgErS*:> Box Kite Rainbow (Available @ Summerfest ’13)

Pose-MMMA 1322

49L Sale For Dudes – June

The 49L Sale For Dudes June round starts on the 17th of the month.  You really can’t beat the 49L price!  Check out the official blog in the next few days for the participating stores and slurls to pop up for the June round.  Here is a little taste of what you can grab for your closet.

Skin-Fruk – Jeremy skin shade 5 Dark brown

Eyes- [Crash Republic] Candi Eyes – teal

Hat-[UD] StrapBack Fitted – Run UDG – Straight Brim V.1 (Available June 18th for 49L Sale For Dudes)

Facial Hair-Fruk Host stubble – Black all shades

Hands-[CheerNo] Hands

Shirt-DStore America Polo (Available June 18th for 49L Sale For Dudes)

Bracelet-Noodles – Button Cord Bracelet Brown (Available @ Summerfest ’13)

Pants-[ JP ]:dsg. Kalaheo JNS. // blue // MALE

Pose-Poseology Luciano 4

Structure – [ba] south beach penthouse skybox (Available @ Collabor88 June 8th)

Past Perfect

Intrigue Co. has just released a really fun blast from the past pretty darn hilariously awesome new addition; Pixel pets!  Little computerized, yes functional pocket pals to wear and enjoy!  Talk about amazing right?!  They will be available for this June round of collabor88!

It made me think of toys of the past, when times were simpler and I had dreams of owning a ranch, raising cattle and growing all the things.  I went to this great new sim to me, GOSH! and reminisced about those times in my childhood.  I even encountered a friendly horse that would not get out of my shot, at one time he was practically eating my hair.  It was quite humorous!

Sometimes its good to get introspective and get your nostalgia on.  I encourage you to do the same, maybe pick up one of these adorable Intrigue Co. Pixel Pets, they come in wolf, meow and hiss.  Collect all three!

I am wearing a refresh of Mathieu from Belleza, available for Belleza Best Buys.  from June 7th 0:00  up to June 9th 23:59!

Have a great rest of your week and a grand weekend.

What I Am Wearing:

Skin–Belleza- Mathieu BBB SK 2 (Available for Belleza Best Buys.  from June 7th 0:00  up to June 9th 23:59!)

Eyes- [Crash Republic] Candi Eyes – teal

Hair-Exile::Vindicated Blacks

Hands-[CheerNo] Hands

Shirt-<kal rau> Casual Longsleeves_Indian

Pants-Kauna – Jeans [SHORT]: Blue w/ Black Belt

Keychain-Intrigue Co. – Pixel Pets – Meow (Available June 8th for Collabor88!)



The Arcade June – Time Time Time See What’s Become Of Me

The Arcade is officially open!  I hope you have saved up your gacha monies in a milk jar or the like, you’ll be glad you did when you set foot onto the Arcade and hear the chimes and dings of the gacha machines!

What a creative place to be this Summer, with fun in the sun and leisure themed goodies that just keep wowing me with the love and immense detail that goes into these splendid creations.

Check out these useful links for your shopping extravaganza and good luck!

Blog The Arcade Official Site

Flickr Photostream: TheArcadeSL

Flickr Group: The Arcade SL

Join our in-world group by clicking here


All decor items @ The Arcade

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-Birth Vince Skin (straw) clean

*Eyes- .ID. Essentials TMD / Mesh Eyes / Blue-Green

Facial Hair-Zovo Lazy (light) black

Hair-Redgrave Chris – Black

Hands-[CheerNo] Hands

*Shirt-[R3] – Tyson Shirt V3

Shorts-Entente Vacances Shorts

Headphones – (fd) Radio Phones – Navy The Arcade

Boots-ILO Work Boot [crappuccino] The Arcade



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!

49L Sale For Dudes May 2013

The 49L Sale For Dudes May round begins on the 18th.  As always you can’t beat the price, so check out the official blog tomorrow for the participating stores and slurls for your 49L shopping spree.



What I Am Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Dylan Tan 2

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

Hair-Exile Vindicated Blacks

Hands[CheerNo] Hands_M#11 L [Mesh] & [M#12 R [Mesh]

*Pants-Legal Insanity – fabio boxers (Available May 18th for 49L Sale For Dudes)


Pose-Poseology Tyler

C88 May 2013

The 8th has arrived and a new creatively charged collabor88 has opened!  May is a month that merges from Spring to Summer, warmer weather, and visions of sunny afternoons spent at the beach.  The continually impressive Cory Edo brings to this round a gorgeous beach bungalow and decor.  I am not a beach person but this beautiful bungalow is extremely versatile, sitting on a beach or on a waterfront plateau, you will want to add this to your Second Life

With matching decor, you get a fabulous Summer color palette.  Hanging planters and antique cabinets will fill this bungalow with charm and comfort.  Check out the great life preserver decor, it hides the controls for doors and windows!  For more amazing images of the bungalow, please visit the official Trompe Loeil website.

In this interior shot, I am wearing a few items from The Mens Department May collection.  Belleza has brought a special edition of Jonas to this round of TMD.  Jonas was the first skin I purchased when I joined Second Life  so to see him back in action was a great blast to the past and a reminder of how much I have always liked this skin.  For a mere 150L, I suggest you get on over to TMD and snatch it up!

My retro shirt is from bleak who have quickly become a favorite of mine.  The pattern of this shirt was just too hard to resist and fit perfectly with my nostalgic mood.

Check out my realistic hat from DECO!  I usually do not wear baseball caps in Second Life because I have yet to find one that I like.  I’m very picky about ball caps, they can’t be too high or too big of a brim.  I like a cap that is fitted, snug and soft.  This is just that cap!

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-Belleza- Jonas SK THE MENS DEPT Available May 5th @ The Mens Dept)

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

Hat-DECO – MESH Ratty Ballcap (navy) (Available May 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Hands[CheerNo] Hands_M#11 L [Mesh] & [M#12 R [Mesh]

*Shirt-bleak .MrNiceGuy Shirt- GoldTimes  (Available May 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Pants-[ JP ]:dsg. Manoa JNS. // blue //

Shoes- XIAJ  Low Chucks

*Structure & Decor: (All Available @ Collabor88 May 8th 2013)

Trompe Loeil – Beach Bungalow Teal and Yellow
Trompe Loeil – Hanging Tri-Planter Orange
Trompe Loeil – Beachside Cabinet Teal Plain

Pose-Expressive Poses – Derick 7

*Promotional Copy – Thank you!