Fuel Your Inner Child

December 1st, The Arcade is open and in full swing!  The chiming and clanging of the machines, the music from the carousel, the smell of cotton candy and confections, and the flashing of colorful lights paint this inner childs dream event.

I hope you were able to save up that gacha money and the machines are generous with their rares.  If you see me kicking a machine, do not fret, it likely isnt being nice and giving me something rainbow!  My inner child has a great time at the Arcade and I hope you do as well, the event takes a great deal of time and the creativity is boundless.  What treasures will you find, what is that one thing on The Arcade Shopping Guide that you must have?

This round my must have was the Love camera you see me wearing in the photos below.  Skillfully crafted from bbqq, it was a must have to capture the precious moments with Gabriella.

To make your Arcade experience more enjoyable, consider wearing a full body invisible alpha and taking off all those huds and gadgets to lessen your own lag.  Be sure to visit the many social networks and sites for the Arcade and above all, enjoy your time at this fun filled event!



Style 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

Eyes-.ID. Deep Intensified (TMD) – Aqua

Hair-Truth – Jon

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

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

Shoes-[ h ] All Stars – Men – Red

Pose-Diesel Works – Gabriel

Arcade Gacha Items 411:

Glasses-:NuDoLu: Mes lunettes DIY [chat] (resize) – Etoile Rubis (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

Ears & Tail-+Half-Deer+ Patchwork Army – Rainbow Cat  (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

Camera-*bbqq*-lomo camera-love(wear) RARE (Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

Arcade Gacha Events

The Official Photo Contest Rules & Information – Good luck to everyone who enters!

The Arcade Shopping Guide

The Arcade Flickr Group

(Available @ The Arcade – December 1, 2013)

You Never Forget Your First Doctor

Just in time for the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, Damien Fate has released a series of amazing time traveler themed outfits in his FATEplay line for Geeks ‘n Nerds fair.  The fair runs until December 8th and is packed full of great items to please your inner geek and nerd.

Who was your first Doctor, and which is your favorite?  I returned to Doctor Who with the 9th Doctor and enjoyed the short journey, but my love of all things Doctor Who became tenfold with aptly the 10th Doctor.  David Tennant will always be MY Doctor, and though I have a wondrous time watching the journey of the doctors to follow, Ten will always be my favorite.

Think you’ve seen it all? Think again. Outside those doors, we might see anything. We could find new worlds, terrifying monsters, impossible things. And if you come with me… nothing will ever be the same again!

Style 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

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

Hair-Truth – Jon

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

Hands-Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance)

*Outfit-FATEplay – David – Original

Shoes-[ h ] All Stars – Men – Red

Decor-floorplan. police box gacha / blue RARE (Prior Arcade Gacha Item)

Pose-Diesel Works – Gabriel

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


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


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)

Pants-L.inc 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 Couch.black, [HANDverk]Wave Rug.blue, [HANDverk]Super8Movie Camera, [HANDverk]Director chair.porn prop (Available at Cinema October 13th)

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

FAIR Preview-A Good Time

At 4pm SLT FAIR, a new CHIC Management event will open its doors!  The event will focus on a theme of time, each designer being inspired by one of the 24 hours in a day.  After September the event will open on the 3rd Saturday of each month.Each month we will try to include clothing, poses, mens products, skins, hair, furnishings, jewelry and hopefully one day shoes too, so that there is a broad range of product types.

HIISpose brings HISbath-time to FAIR, a versatile, rustic tub with built in poses.  It’s just right for when those late nights in the city turn to morning.

One of my favorite designers, Cheeky Pea has the most detailed and perfect old style T.V. available for FAIR.  :CP: Earnst TV is classic vintage, with animated screen and the most detailed electrical plug I have ever seen!  You can purchase this beauty at 4pm SLT at FAIR.  Keep an eye on the CHIC Management official site for the event SLURL and additional information.

Have a fantastic Saturday night!


What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair- Pocket Mirrors Eric

*Eyes-.ID. Warrior / Mesh Eyes / Aqua

Facial Hair-Zovo Beard Light, Aphotic Gloom A.G. Magnus Facial Hair Sideburns #1 Clean

What Gabriella Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Elle Dark Deep

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

Hair-TRUTH Guinevere – espresso

Lingerie-Zaara : 1 Aksaka lingerie *black/gold*

Structure-.emm ; how lucky we are {home}

Decor-:CP: Earnst TV (Available @ FAIR September 22nd at 4pm SLT) ,Zigana Weathered mirror for SUYS (Out now for 50L!) & Apothecary cabinet

Poses-HISpose-HISbath-time (Available @ FAIR September 22nd at 4pm SLT), Adorkable Poses-Elegant (Available @ Zodiac September 23 thru October 17th 2012)