Protecting Our Lands


The 411:


Skin-Sacred- TYLER skin (Available @ We <3 Roleplay)

Eyes- [Crash Republic] Candi MESH Eyes – teal

Hair-Exile-Broken Strings:Midnight

Facial Hair- Sacred- Facial Hair – combo – Beard 6  (Available @ We <3 Roleplay)

*Shirt-bastard – Poetshirt Linen Seamed(Available @ We <3 Roleplay)

Kilt-bastard – utilitykilt Leather (Available August 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Shoes-T.E.D. Kith Boots


Skin-Belleza Jacob Medium

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Emerald

Hair-/Wasabi Pills/ Dylan Mesh Hair – Night shadow

Facial Hair-EMORTAL CONCEPTS~Facial Hair Tattoo~Full Black Beard

Shirt-bastard – Poetshirt Leatherplate (Available @ We <3 Roleplay)

Kilt-bastard – utilitykilt Blackwatch (Available August 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Shoes-T.E.D. Kith Boots

Poses-Bounce This Poses

* 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!

Call Me Maybe!

Call Me Maybe

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Jacob Tan BBB 0 (Available for 400L until March 3rd)
Hair-Redgrave Jacob
Eyes-.ID. Warrior Mesh Aqua
Glasses-[Iruco] gacha / blow glasses (bk) (Available March 1st 2013 @ The Arcade)
Watch-(Yummy) Polyex Sports Watch – Red (Available March 1st 2013 @ The Arcade)
Necklace-.Olive. the Folded Golden Paper Letter Necklace – C (Available March 1st 2013 @ The Arcade)
Pants-.:villena:. tucked up jeans M/M dark blue
Socks-Schadenfreude Sheer Dark Rainbow Amortentia Stockings
Shoes-The Secret Store – Vintage Roller Skates – Red Leather (Available March 1st 2013 @ The Arcade)
Backpack-~Tableau Vivant~ Backpack – Black (Available March 1st 2013 @ The Arcade)
What Gabriella Is Wearing:
Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep

Eyes-Mayfly– Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Red Mahogany)
Hair: TRUTH Crys – espresso (Available @ faMESHed  March 2013)
Glasses-[Iruco] gacha / Butterfly sunglasses (red) (Available March 1st 2013 @ The Arcade)
Jewelry-Cae :: Bejeweled ::  Set (Available @ faMESHed  March 2013)
Shirt-Emery – Mesh Top Roback Black (Available @ faMESHed  March 2013)
Pants-Emery – Mesh High Waist Denim Short Hope Dark (Available @ faMESHed  March 2013)
Shoes-(LaRoo) Folded High Tops (Available @ faMESHed  March 2013)

Location: The Nest


HANDverk released two beautiful skyboxes that I am thoroughly impressed with.

The  Longchamp skybox is HANDverk’s first store release of 2013 available in the single and double.  The Longchamp is a simple, elegant, all mesh skybox for either residential or commercial use. It is ultra low prim and the single size can fit on as small as a 512 sq.m. parcel.

What immediately came to mind when I rezzed the skyboxes on our sim was that it could be so many different things! I will be using it for a library/study as well as a vacation apartment.  You can utilize it in so many ways and at the low prim count it is sure to appeal to many different needs.

Going with the study first, I packed it full of Dutchie furniture, wanting to highlight the elegant spaciousness of the skybox itself and to focus on the mesh version of the maledom chair that Dutchie has packed full of animations to enjoy.

As many of you already know, this weekend was GOS Boutique’s first release of this exceptional open toed line.  I dubbed it GOStastic Saturday, and sent Mrs. Raynier to buy all the fatpacks!  It was worth every single penny.  The shoes are exquisite but the added convenience of GOS’s fluid and fast new ONEtime skin matching hud makes it so the frustration is gone from wearing beautiful shoes.

Mrs. Raynier has always had a hard time matching her skin to her shoes, something always seeming off and her grumbling and cursing can be heard throughout our sim!  But those days are gone.  She loaded the hud up, hit configure, picked her Belleza skin, hit sync and wallah she was matched to perfection.

The photo below has absolutely NO Photoshopping done to the ankles or shoes.  The only place I used PS was to smooth out a line in the library stack and by the ceiling.  The shoes are that damn good!

For in depth coverage of the new GOS Boutique line, please check out the official blog and the great posts from my fellow lady bloggers Harlow Heslop Strawberry Singh.

Now if you will excuse me, I need to get my lovely wife stripped naked save for the shoes!





What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone
Hair-Atro Patena Ray
Eyes-.ID. Warrior Mesh Aqua
Facial Hair-Entente Facial Hair B – Goatee Un – Black  & NIVARO Beards – chopburns_black
Glasses-Adjunct Eyewear – New Browline Readers – Black
Suit-FATEwear Suit – Christopher
Shoes-Kauna Brogues: Black

What Gabriella Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep
Eyes-Mayfly– Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Red Mahogany)
Hair: TRUTH Dawson-espresso
Jewelry-EarthStones Nataliya Earrings & Necklace Spectrum
Dress: GizzA – Hankie Dress [Orient](Available @ Limited Bazaar)
Shoes-GOS Boutique Grace Sandal – Gold

DecorDutchie side table, Persian rug, standing library lamp, library wide part 1 no shadow,cast iron fireplace, Dutchie maledom chair 2.0

Scotch-Kitchen Korner Scotch Whiskey (not available)

Structure-*[HANDverk.architecture]Longchamp Skybox.single (only 16 land impact!)

*Promotional Copies-Thank you!

Happy Holidays From The Raynier’s!

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

This holiday season has been filled with tremendous amounts of beautiful and fun festive items for all of us to enhance our virtual worlds with.  By far my favorite is this brilliant collaboration from PILOT creator Kaz Nayar and EXPOSEUR creator Rubystarlight Writer!

Full of couples poses, including a girl/girl and a group, it is like a holiday party in this exquisite original mesh snow globe.  Picture perfect for your holiday greeting cards, you can grab your own at either PILOT’s main-store or EXPOSEUR’s main-store, how convenient!

I stole Mrs. Raynier away from studying for a little bit to do our Christmas photos.  We did not have time to show you the rest of the poses, the girlfriends and group, but maybe if we get a chance tomorrow we can do a part deux of this beautiful creation.

From our entwined hearts to yours, we wish each and every one of you the most joyous, resplendent  wonder filled holiday season and the best possible New Year to come.  May it bring you every dream in your heart, love, happiness and a wealth of prosperity, but most of all, great health to enjoy it all!

Close Up Worth A Thousand Words

Close Up Worth A Thousand Words

All I Want For Christmas Is You!

All I Want For Christmas Is You!

Whispers Of Love

Whispers Of Love

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

You Are The Greatest Gift

You Are The Greatest Gift

What I Am Wearing:
Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone
Hair-Exile 6th Avenue Heartache:Midnight
Hairbase-Belleza- Tan Dark hair base (Included w/Ethan Frost Available @  FROST thru January 2nd 2013!)
Eyes-.ID. Glimmer Contacts / Mesh / Aqua (Available @ The Arcade Gacha Events December 2012) 
Scarf-FATEwear Ron – Holiday RF (Subscirber Gift!)
Suit-FATEwear Suit Smith Volcano
Glovs-FATEwear Glove George – Holiday (Subscirber Gift!)
Shoes-FIR & MNA The Ashford Brogues Green Neon
What Gabriella Is Wearing:
Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep
Eyes-Mayfly– Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Red Mahogany)
Hair: TRUTH Sassy 2 – espresso
Gloves- Baiastice Velvet long gloves – red
Dress-coldLogic dress – frost.scarlet
Jewelry-EarthStones Romance
Shoes-Maitreya Gold Liaison – Raven
Pose & Prop-PILOT & exposeur – Snow Globe

The Men’s Dept-December: It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go.  A world of snow and festive lights abound in SecondLife.  Events have holiday themed items and goodies for all to join in the festive cheer.  The December round of The Men’s Department is filled with such items and as I always encourage, do not look at this event as a MEN ONLY event, for there are far too many great things to get there for everyone.

A few of those items kicked off December for Mrs. Raynier and I.  Decorating the house and Christmas tree a bit earlier than I usually do, we ended up having a nice afternoon in our home, by the fire, with a few of our beloved kitties.  That we ended up in a tangled mass of blinking lights and love is no surprise.  Thanks to a wonderful collaboration from Cheeky Pea and oOo Studio, we found the holiday spirit.

Mark your calendars for the December round of The Men’s Department, opening on the 5th!

TMD December

TMD December

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair & Hairbase-Exile

Hairbase-Entente Hairbase – B&W – Midnight black

Sexy Action News:Midnight

Facial Hair-Zovo Beard Goatee Black

Eyes-.ID. Mesh Warrior Eyes Aqua

Shirt-Kauna – Winter Jumper: Snowflake Red (Available @ faMESHed  December 2012)

Pants-22769 ~ [homme] grandfathers pants black (Available @ The Mens Dept-December 5th)

Shoes-Entente Cousteau Shoes

What Gabriella Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep

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

Hair-TRUTH Dawson – espresso

Shirt-Kauna – Winter Jumper: Snowflake Pink (Available @ faMESHed  December 2012)

Pants-(CM) TightAss Skinny Jeans -blue

Shoes-(LaRoo) Shearling Boots – Pink  (Available @ The Arcade Gacha Events December 2012)

Decor-:CP: Tynebank Antler Tree (Available @ The Mens Dept-December 5th)A.D.D.Andel! Seasons Snowglobe-Rainbow Sunshine RARE (Available @ The Arcade Gacha Events December 2012)

PILOT – Christmas Village [Arcade] (Available @ The Arcade Gacha Events December 2012)ANA_GingerbreadMan 15_Bloggers [bxd] RARE (Available @ The Arcade Gacha Events December 2012)
MudHoney Sweater Stocking (pink/green) & MudHoney Felt Ball Garland
Christmas Tree & Train-EarthDwellings Less Primmy Christmas Tree – Tasty, EarthDwellings – Christmas Train Track
Pose & Prop-Cheeky Pea and oOo Studio – Bright Lights


FAIR-We Will Stand Tall And Face It All,Together

FAIR is going strong and so is this eventacular month of October!  It is finally cooling down in Southern California, which is divine considering just last week we were in the double digits.

It is one of those days where waking up to cloudy skies and the sun peeking through makes for a lush ambient lighting that I wanted to recreate for this image.

I am wearing the Ryan skin, offered by Tableau Vivant for FAIR.  It is a nice medium tone that can be used by quite a different array of styles.  Make sure you demo it as I used a windlight heavy situation for this photograph and the tone will likely look different on your actual avatar.

The bed is a collaboration from Art Dummy and flowey and it is so lovely and clean, simple and fresh, you do not want to get out of it!

Gabriella’s hair is Reema from Alice Project for FAIR.  I like the bangs they add a softness to the style that is beautifully feminine.

We really love the nordari weathered afternoon shelf/cabinet unit.  The colors are fun and very Autumn-like.

Our morning coffee is a perfect What Next blend of crisp, full bodied and absolutely original flavor, the Rise & Shine coffee tray has it all, even the mail!

I hope you are having a great week and that you get time this weekend to peruse what FAIR has to offer you.

FAIR Location


FAIR Shopping Guide at SeraphimSL

We Will Stand Tall, And Face It All, Together

What I Am Wearing:

*Skin-Tableau Vivant-Ryan Skin-8am (Available at FAIR)

Hair-Redgrave Cruz Black

Eyes-.ID. Warrior / Mesh Eyes / Aqua

Hands-[CheerNo] Mesh Hands

Shoes-Slink MESH Feet

What Gabriella Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep

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

Hair-*Alice Project* Reema with bangs (Available at FAIR)

Shoes-Slink MESH Feet

*Decor-{what next} Rise & Shine Coffee Tray, flowey & * art dummy! – sleepless bed, Nordari weathered afternoon (All Available at FAIR)

Structure-[AF] PARIS Apartment (Available @ FaMESHed  October 2012)

*Pose-oOo Studio Park Collection All #5

*Promotional Copies-Thank You!

Brothers In Arms

Brothers In Arms

Photos Nikolaidis released a series of beautiful mesh kilts this weekend through his store A:S:S.  I will always think fondly of the A:S:S store and creations, for it is the shop I have been a customer of since arriving on the grid.

I can recall the day I found A:S:S.  I was perusing the search feature for male clothing, but I wanted something unique and slightly alternative.  I do not have a good enough memory to recall the search terms that led me to Pho’s great brand, but I’ve held tightly to the landmark ever since.

Each time I created a new character or a buddy wanted some cool guy clothes that blended well in multiple genres, I handed the A:S:S landmark out.

Do you recall your first shop that you found and fell in love with in SecondLife?

The kilts are lovely! I am showcasing the three tartan patterns available, but there are also solid colors as well.  The belt is a thing of beauty, with intricate design and it just looks like you mean business wearin’ it.  Ladies, do not discard this kilt, you will look sexy in them too!

It was a  lot of fun setting this scene up, and getting some much needed use out of my great mesh tavern.  My Highlander complained about no wenches being in the tavern but I was excited to have my pints and battle with the new guy in town.  Psst, it’s Gabriella’s MALT!  Making his debut.  Lookin’ good cherie, lookin’ good!  I still look very French no?  Kilt and all!

Thanks Pho, I had a great time doing this photograph with your lovely kilts.

What Ciaran Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Ashton Medium

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Emerald)

Hairbase-VCD  01c


Facial Hair-EMORTAL CONCEPTS Facial Hair Tattoo~Full Black Beard &  NANUK Birken beard

Necklace-MG Celtic Cross – Medium – SILVER

Shirt-T.E.D. from Rabal2 Set T.E.D. /Shirt Full/green

Kilt & Belt-A:S:S– Long-kilt – Tartan, green & Belt for long-kilt – Brown v2

Shoes-T.E.D. Kith Boots Brw

Weapon-LR Weapons Claymore

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair-Exile Thunderstruck:Midnight

Hairbase-Entente B&W – Midnight black

Eyes-.ID. Flare [Mens Dept.] / Mesh Eyes / Blue-Green (Available @ The Mens Dept October 2012)

Necklace-KOSH- COPECK NECKLACE [antique] (Available @ The Mens Dept October 2012)

Facial Hair-Zovo Light Beard

Shirt,Bracers, Boots-T.E.D. from Draken Set

*Kilt & Belt-A:S:S– Long-kilt – Tartan, red & Belt for long-kilt – Grey v1

Sword-Primus Weapons Valyrian Sword MESH

What Cameron Is Wearing:

Skin-BIRTH Thor Skin (light)

Eyes-poetic colors classic gen4 – last sun (Available @ The Mens Dept October 2012)

Hair-Exile Broken Strings:Honeycomb

Shirt, Bracers, Chest Straps-T.E.D. from Rabal2 Set T.E.D. /Shirt Full/brw

Kilt & Belt-A:S:S– Long-kilt – Tartan, blue & Belt for long-kilt – Brown v2

Boots-T.E.D. Koth Boots Brw

Weapon-Valkyrian HighLand ~Claidheamh Mor’

Structure & Decor-Morphe Inc. Medieval Inn & Tavern Props-Mesh

Pose-D.Luxx The Dudes

CINEMA: Wild Addiction

Wild Addiction

What Sefina Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Tan

Hair-TRUTH Azrea Streaked w/Roots – treacle

Eyes-.ID. Moody / Mesh Eyes / Aqua /

Nails-Izzie’s – Metallic Gradient Nails

Bracelets-MG – Bangle – Ramona 77 – Chain  (Available @ Collabor88 October 8, 2012) Peek a boo Panties Pansy Purple

Stockings-erratic / ripped stockings – thigh / black

Shoes-N-core SHARK XtremeHeel II “Galaxy”

What Eliza Is Wearing:

Skin-Izzie’s – Gala Skin pale

Hair-TRUTH Marina w/Roots – beach

Eyes-Mayfly Liquid Light Eyes (Spring Field, w3)

Nails-Izzie’s – Metallic Nails

Lingerie-Zaara 7 Chanchal Lingerie *ruby*

Shoes-N-core COQUETTE “Black”

What Chase Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Dylan SK 



Eyes-.ID. Heterochromia Blue/Green

Tattoo-[Sleepy Bozer] Ocean Planet

Pants-FATEwear Pants – Jack – Lagoon

Shoes-J’s Short Boots Laceup (Skull)

Structure-floorplan. johnny’s dance studio (Available at Cinema October 13th)

Props-floorplan. photo bulletin board, [HANDverk]Porno, [HANDverk]Wave, [HANDverk]Super8Movie Camera, [HANDverk]Director prop (Available at Cinema October 13th)

Pose-!bang – taming the wild (Available at Cinema October 13th)

Petites Kingdom

I remember the first days as a new resident to SecondLife, I was completely lost and confused. I had come from a very heavy roleplay background, mostly fantasy and mythological based. Creating characters like Sidhe, Dragons, Centaurs, Satyrs and other preternatural beings was highly appealing to me, and when I stepped foot in Second Life, that was the first thing I wanted to do.

My pursuit for fantastical things was a rough start, but once I dug around using search I came across what to me was the foundation of my fantasy based Second Life. Fallen Gods, Inc. is where I bought my very first fantasy skin, a dark nearly black skin that was for my otherwordly creation that was basically made of shadows, thus the dark skin. Fallen Gods was the choice for me, and I was highly impressed by everything within the store and the detailed island that the store resided upon. When I think fantasy, I think Fallen Gods so when Petites came out and Fallen Gods was on board with the amazing frenzy that is Petites, I had to get one.

Unfortunately the female Fallen Gods Petite avatars were out first and the male came later, so I waited very impatiently for the release. When release day finally came I rushed to get mine and what you see below is my creation using the Petites avatar to create a very wimsical and bardish Fae being, Riley.  We even created a little home for them on our sim.

Gabriella and I have had a great time creating our petites since their release, and we are always seeking out fun things to use for them or add to their very tiny yet still huge wardrobes!

But enough about my love for Fallen Gods and Petites, let’s get to something of complete amazement in a small package. I’m talking about Petites Kingdom a petite sized sim made especially for the wee little ones!

For me, Petites offer up the whimsy and wonder that we lose when we move from childhood to adulthood. Those wonder filled moments that have you imagining the dead tree down the street is really a dragon in disguise, the backyard is a treasure filled forrest that faeries live within and you swear you can see them out of the corner of your eye, but they are too fast and wisk away on colorful wings, giggling at your slow reaction compared to their swift movements from flower to flower!

Even if you are a bigguns aka a non-petite normal sized avatar, come check out the amazing build of the Petites Kingdom sim. I encourage you to see the fantastic images done by the ultra talented Strawberry Singh on her official blog here.

Now on to even more spectacular small sized fun that is sure to be hugely rewarding! The Crystal Hunt will be starting on the opening day of the Petites Kingdom sim. on Saturday, September 29 @ Noon SLT. The hunt will start at noon SLT with celebrations starting at 3pm SLT and going until 9pm SLT. Big or small all are welcome!

Here is a taste of what you can find in your adventure!

Petites Kingdom

What Riley Is Wearing:

Avatar-Fallen Gods Inc.-PETITES Male Elves Sunkissed

Hair-Exile Andrej:Rouge (resized in world)

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Petite Eye (Absinthe)

Hair Feathers-PIDIDDLE FeatherExtensions – SilentSnow Set (resized to fit avatar)

Outfit-Fallen Gods Inc.-FLEURS petites male +Fallen Gods Inc (Available Saturday, September 29 @ Noon SLT for the Crystal Hunt)

Headpiece-Balderdash Sticks and Stones headpiece (petites)

Wings-Seven’s Selections Thread Leaf Wings, Teal

Weapons-MacMoragh and Muse Petite Spear (Available Saturday, September 29 @ Noon SLT for the Crystal Hunt)

What Kenzie Is Wearing:

Avatar-Fallen Gods PETITES Elves Tan

Hair-Wasabi Pills Orion Petite Mesh Hair – Night shadow

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Petite Eye (Capri Blue)

Crown-~tc~ Petites Whimsical Finery

Wings-Seven’s Selections Filigree Wings, Silver, Jewel, Blue

Outfit-Fallen Gods Inc.-FLEURS petites female +Fallen Gods Inc (Available Saturday, September 29 @ Noon SLT for the Crystal Hunt)

Weapons-Falcon Weapons Forge-AURORA – ELYSIUM – PETITE v2.01 (UNITY) – BOW & MacMoragh & Muse Petite Spear * Fish Buckets (Both Available Saturday, September 29 @ Noon SLT for the Crystal Hunt)

Crabbies-ThatChick ~p~ Cushion Monster Seat – Red (Both Available Saturday, September 29 @ Noon SLT for the Crystal Hunt)

House-Rustica – La Petite Maison de Maille