It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

It IS beginning to look a lot like Christmas, all over the grid, thanks to the amazing designers, creators and event organizers – Second Life is full of holiday cheer and festive goodies to bring the season to life.

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I enjoyed decorating Chez Raynier while Gabriella was away.  I am hoping the festive feel will bring that sparkle to her eyes.  But only after I have had a few fun hours with all the toys and the train!  I hope your holiday season is proving to be a great one, now off to do more decorating, let’s hope I still fit in my Santa outfit!

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Decor 411:

flowey / winter drinks tray – (Available @ Collabor88)

Sway’s [Rocking horse] Ornament Gacha (Available @ The Garden December 15th)

ISPACHI [Snow Jar] Bloggers Pack (Available @ The Garden December 15th)

ISPACHI: Nollaig the Elf (Available @ The Garden December 15th)

[ARIA] Rosalind curtain (Available @ The Garden December 15th)

[ARIA] Carol ceramic tree – RARE (Available @ The Garden December 15th)

Lark – Cocoa Express (Available @ The Garden December 15th)

Sari-Sari – Snow Babies (boxed) (Group Gift)

MESHWORX ~ Ripple Table Wood SweetGum (Available December 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Trompe Loeil – Holiday 2013 Hearth Natural Wood (Available @ faMESHed December 1st 2013)

Trompe Loeil – Holiday 2013 Tree Natural [mesh] (Available @ faMESHed December 1st 2013)

Trompe Loeil – Holiday Couch With Pillows  (Available @ faMESHed December 1st 2013)
Lark – Frostivus Eve Set (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

[ keke ] boxed glass balls – frost RARE (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

floorplan. music snow globe / christmas RARE [c/m/nt] (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

<:*BoOgErS*:> Bears (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

<:*BoOgErS*:> Arcade Toys (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

O.M.E.N – My Fairytale – Beauty & Beast Ornament (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

 .Olive. the Santa Needs Cookies Candle Platter – Gold

[Commoner] Chatterbox / “Christmas”

Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time

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Scene 411: (All Items Available @ The Garden December 15th)

ISPACHI: Nollaig – Bloggers Pack ***

ISPACHI: Nollaig Gazebo – Mulled Wine (Autumnal Tone)

ISPACHI: Nollaig the Elf

ISPACHI – Nollaig : Wooden Reindeer Rocker

ISPACHI: Basic Merry Christmas Rug

ISPACHI – Nollaig : Lantern Cluster 1

ISPACHI – Nollaig : Lantern Cluster 2

ISPACHI – Nollaig : Windsor Bench (Texture Changeable)

SHOETOPIA Blogger Contest Reminder!

On October 15th, SHOETOPIA bloggers will be announced.  You still have time to enter!  I have put all the information I could here so you don’t have to wear out your soles.

Applications for bloggers are still open, you have until October 15th! Click to be taken to official blog for information.

The official ads were just recently put on FLICKR and a sneak peek of the build too! Check them out.

Official Shoetopia Website

Official Website Blogger Contest Info & Application (PLEASE NOTE: this is a 2 part application, so read very carefully what you need to do for a successful entry)

Official Flickr Blogger Contest

Here are my entries below: Taken August 15th & 17th 2013.  Best of luck to everyone!

Style 411: Entry #1 For Shoetopia 2013

Shoes from left to right
Kauna- Wingtip Brogues
Entente – Marche Shoes
Mr Poet Full Brogue Derby Shoes

Pants from left to right
Ispachi – Mason
FATEwear – Willard – Desert
Kauna – Trousers [LONG]: Black /w Black Belt

Pose – !bang bros

Style 411: Entry # 2 for Shoetopia

Credits: Left Middle Right

Skin-Glam Affair, League, Belleza
Hands-SLink Mesh Hands
Hair-Lelutka, Exile, Truth
Shoes-Redgrave, N-Core, Gos Boutique


Wizarding Faire – FATEplay

October 6th, prepare to embark on a roleplay journey of magic and mischief!  Wizarding Faire, brought to you by Mischief Managed Roleplay, from the 6th of October running through the 20th.  The list of designers is spectacular, and if you have any knowledge of the sim itself you know it is bound to be wonderous.  The already grand sim is gained a new addition,  Diagon Alley which is where the Wizarding Faire will be held.  Magical needs will be fulfilled and you may just find that rare artifact that you have been seeking.

I am geared up for my roleplay magical adventure in new FATEplay, available for Wizarding Faire.  This divinely fluid outfit comes in all your favorite house colors and the main outfit itself in gray and black.  The tie can be worn smart or loose and you can go with or without cloak.  Additionally there are beautifully detailed house colored scarves for those chillier days.  Here’s an extra perk in this Donald set – wand included! And not just any prop wand, no it has the Aguamenti spell built in as well as the pose!  We wouldn’t expect anything but brilliance from Damien Fate, and he certainly worked his magic on this set.

For more sneak peeks of this magical event, please visit:

Official Website Mischief Managed Roleplay

Official Flickr Group

And keep an eye out here for more coverage of the event which I am truly honored to have the privilege of covering.  Now if you’ll excuse me, I believe my familiar ran off with my recipe for Cajunspicium!

Style 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

Eyes-IKON Perspective Eyes – Aqua (Available at TLC The Garden)

*Hair-Exile::Far Behind AON (Available October 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Facial Hair-[LANEVO] BEARD – No.01 (Black)

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

Nails-{Wicked} Peach – Like A Sir Nails – Black

*Cloak-FATEplay Donald Cloak – Black (Available @ Mischief Managed Wizarding Faire October 6th)

*Shirt-FATEplay Donald Sweater (cloaked) – Black (Smart) &Donald Tie – Lion (Smart)  (Available @ Mischief Managed Wizarding Faire October 6th)

*Pants-FATEplay Donald Pants – Black  (Available @ Mischief Managed Wizarding Faire October 6th)

Shoulder Pet-!Ohmai: Mochi Kitten (Pet Ver – Head) (Available @ Designers United until October 4th)

*Shoes-[Valiant] Lexington Boots (Available at TLC The Garden)

Pose 411:

Built into the FATEplay Donald Wand – Aguamenti  (Available @ Mischief Managed Wizarding Faire October 6th)

Decor 411:

LARK – Librarium & Books (Former Arcade Gacha Event Item)

Ispachi – Necronomicon (Free gift on the Marketplace)

BAZAR Toronto House

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

Without Music The Silence Consumes

A brand spanking new Men’s Department goes live on October 5th, just in time to splash your fall with newness.  With 40 designers packing the TMD house this month, you will definitely come away with some great finds.  Here’s a few things to put on your watch list.

My stylish and materials ready hair comes from MONSO, I really love what MONSO is doing with hair, trendy and full of life, the strands look silky and lush and full.  I’m really keen on the way this Jay style pulls back into a small ponytail, the detail is superb!

Barmaley continues to gear both males and females with everyday wear, styles to live in, move in and enjoy the adventures of life.  This Zamok jacket has some great detail in the metals, zippers and check out the amazing labels, nice touch!

SORGO, making trendy and brilliant glasses left and right, the TMD glasses Steam are fun, in a variety of styles from wood to basic black and in glasses or clear versions so nerd up or sun up!

Ispachi, a name that has led the styles for dudes since I can remember, and keep advancing the styles and accessories to new heights.  My headphones are called Attero Futuristic Vintage, and they are legen…wait for it, …dary, legendary!  With a highly detailed hud, color change of the main phones, metals and get this, the headphones come with a music player you can hold or use as a prop.  How awesome is the LED glow!

Decor, yeah this category rocks every time, and one reason is FLOORPLAN.  Always witty, every detail completely fulfilling and perks of modification so you can enjoy FLOORPLAN items in various colors and prints.  You have to add a title of genius to FLOORPLANs creator, I mean she created a stache marquee, brilliant!  And brilliantly lit it is, bulbs with such detail and a nice subtle light.  Plug it in and enjoy!

All this and more to come for this upcoming October TMD round, for more ads and blogger previews, take a look at the official TMD flickr group.

Style 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

Eyes-IKON Perspective Eyes – Aqua (Available at TLC The Garden)

*Hair-[monso] My Hair – Jay/ Regular Pack 2 (Available October 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*Glasses-S O R G O – STEAM Black GOLD(SG) (Available October 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Facial Hair-[K]lean Body Shop TYLER Facial Hair – Beard 1 – Black

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

Nails-{Wicked} Peach – Like A Sir Nails

*Headphones & Music Player-ISPACHI [Attero Futuristic Vintage Headphones & Music Player] (Available October 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*Shirt-Barmaley Zamok (Available October 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Pants-FATEwear Jeans – Grip Billy & Fabric Belt

Shoes-Entente Sentier Boots

Pose 411:

MORPHINE Store My Reason

Decor 411:

*FLOORPLAN Mustache Marquee (Available October 5th @ The Mens Dept)

BAZAR Toronto House

* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

Blank Page

Draw me a smile and save me tonight
I’ll be your blank page waiting for you to bring me to life
Paint me a heart, let me be your art
I am a blank page waiting for life to start

Let our hearts start and beat as one together
Let our hearts start and beat as one forever



The 411:

Skin–Belleza- Jacob Tan

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


Glasses-Adjunct Eyewear – Resonance Glasses – Tortoise

*Shirt-FATEwear Shirt – Dylan

Pants-DECO – MESH Islander Shorts (splatter)

Feet-ISPACHI [Natural Men’s Feet] Rigged



EoD Paint Set Table w/Decor rez

floorplan. hello pallet / french

*{what next} Florence Shelf (arty) – VIPs get the sets for 50% for the next few days!

My Kitty Painting Assistants – KittyCats Tiger & Bella


* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

Man Space

The Men’s Department this round is a great place to get the guys in your life awesome Valentine’s Day gifts.  You know it can be hard to shop for dudes, especially if they are not very into clothes.  This is an aspect of The Men’s Department that I really like, it’s not all about clothes!  You have a wide array of decor and furnishings for your house.  In this case I made a small man space with all TMD items to give you an idea of the items you can put on your list for that special guy or gal in your life.  Again, another part of the TMD that I love, it’s not just for the dudes!

Isla Gaelach of Cheeky Pea created the amazing MapMe Antigue letters for this round and I gotta tell ya, mesh letters with map roads upon them, badass!  They also come in the non-antique.

floorplan has two items to offer this TMD and one is a must have for all Sci Fi and 80’s fans.  The Flux Capacitor!  It has beautiful detail and it flashes with subtle strobe light.  Also the oh deer wall decor, which I really like, the antlers are just perfect.

Grab a seat in the new Shell chairs from HANDverk, the detail is fabulous.

Not sure what to wear for Valentine’s day, go grab this great shirt/tie/cardigan ensemble from Pumpkin.  Two versions, one with hearts on the shirt and one in plain white.  Go for the hearts, that special someone will love them!

Don’t like to be perfectly shaved, me either, but clean up a bit more for Valentine’s day, especially around the mouth, makes that kiss a helluvalot better!  The jawline beards from bleak are perfect for this and come in dark and light.

Couple the cardigan with this modern looking metallic ring from KOSH, it has a matching necklace too.

Snatch up the new poses from POSEOLOGY, they work fabulously with mesh items!

Enjoy this round of TMD and have a great week!

Man Space

Man Space

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-Belleza- Jacob Men’s Dept Feburay 2013 (Available @ The Mens Department February 5th 2013!)
Hair-Atro Patena Ray
Eyes-.ID. Warrior Mesh Aqua
Facial Hair-bleak .Jawline Hair-Dark (Available @ The Mens Department February 5th 2013!)
Pants-ISPACHI Mesh [Renwick Jeans]  – Blue (Available @ faMESHed February 2013)
Shoes-FIR & MNA The Ashford Brogue Mens Red Striped Patent
Decor-[HANDverk]Shell & red, floorplan. oh deer wall decor & flux capacitor, :CP: MapMe Antique Letters  (ALL Available @ The Mens Department February 5th 2013!)
Structure-MESHWORX – Westside Loft

Game Day

The Mens Dept has an exceptional round this month, then again when doesn’t it!  The event location is going to be packed with items from so many varying designers  it’s bound to be a hit.

Who doesn’t want a new skin from Belleza for 150L!  Belleza is offering  an exclusive updated version of Jacob and he will be available at The Mens Dept on Febuary 5th.

This is such a great skin, versatile and has the stylin’ chin beard which is a favorite of mine.

Take a look at this go to 2 layer tee from the talented boys at 22769!  Everyone needs that comfortable shirt especially for Game Day!  Today is Super Bowl Sunday and the Niners made it so California is buzzing with football fever.  This tee combo was perfect for lounging on the couch to watch and gettin’ my barbecue on.  Have a great Sunday and don’t forget to mark the 5th for TMD.


Game Day

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-Belleza- Jacob Men’s Dept Feburay 2013 (Available @ The Mens Department February 5th 2013!)
Hair-Atro Patena Neo
Eyes-.ID. Warrior Mesh Aqua
Shirt-22769 ~ [homme] double tee Pi (Available @ The Mens Department February 5th 2013!)
Pants-ISPACHI Mesh [Renwick Jeans]  – Blue (Available @ faMESHed February 2013)
Structure-Trompe Loeil NYC66
Pose- Diesel Works Dante1


Today Mrs. Raynier and I decided to explore the beautiful roleplay sim Mischief Managed which is open to the the public today for approximately a week.  The build is entirely mesh, created by Anya Ohmai, the famous Platform 9 3/4 train is astounding.  It was the perfect place for us to take a rendezvous.  More information can be found on the official website, official flickr and a beautiful series of photographs on Anya’s flickr as well.

Gabriella is wearing this exceptional dress and shoes by Schadenfreude, available at Collabor88.  Take an hour or more to explore something this week, it will do you good.


What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair-booN GFR834 hair black

Hairbase-booN cropped hairbase

Hat-Entente Flat Cap

Eyes-I.D. Heterochromia Blue/Green (Available @ The Mens Dept-July 7th)

Glasses-K_gs Uail (Available @ The Mens Dept-July 7th)

Jacket/Shirt/Tie-B@R Slim Check Red Suit

Pants-ISPACHI Mesh [Executive Chinos] White

Shoes-Kauna  Brogues: Black&White

Pose & Prop-{.:exposeur:.} Dapper Canes (Available @ The Mens Dept-July 7th)

What Gabriella IsWearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep

Hair-DeLa Mesh Hair “Mango” Black

Eyes-Mayfly– Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Red Mahogany)

Dress-Schadenfreude Bisque Eala Dress (Available @ Collabor88 July)

Shoes-Schadenfreude Bisque Cygnette (Available @ Collabor88 July)


Location- Mischief Managed

It’s The Art Of Feeling Naked In Your Clothes

It’s The Art Of Feeling Naked In Your Clothes

Skin-NIVARO– Crow Skin summertone

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Glacial Dusk)

Hairbase-AITUI Standard Hair Base 002 Black

Facial Hair-Zovo Rocker (light) Black

Hat-Entente Peche Reservee Hat

Glasses-Entente Biblio Glasses

*Necklace –MG Eden Sun Pendant – Long (Available for  CHIC² from June 3rd – 24th)

Jacket & Shirt-Ispachi Brandt Cardigan MESH (Available for  CHIC² from June 3rd – 24th Opens at 4pmSLT)(Available for  CHIC² from June 3rd – 24th Opens at 4pmSLT)

Jeans-Kauna Jeans: Mid Blue (Available for faMESHed June)

Shoes-Kauna – Brogues: Black & White  (Available for faMESHed June)

Poses-Frooti (Available for  CHIC² from June 3rd – 24th Opens at 4pmSLT)(Available for  CHIC² from June 3rd – 24th Opens at 4pmSLT)

Building-Sway’s House [Summer 2012]