The 411:


Hair-ARGRACE Peyton A – Black

Eyes-ZOVO Eyes Earth

Glasses-K_gs Tahua 1.00

*Outfit-FATEplay – Henry – Gryffindor

*Wand-FATEplay – Henry Wand – Incendio

Shoes-Entente Hemming Shoes

Shoulder Dragon-[MB] Pocket Dragon – Welsh Fireball (Merlin’s Beard – I do not believe the store is inworld anymore)

Pose-Purple Poses Eric 05


* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

The Men’s Dept – June

The June collection of The Men’s Department will open on the 5th which is fast approaching.  Can you believe it is already June?

Take a look at the official TMD flickr for some great previews and be sure to tuck away some Lindens for your shopping, the collection is great yet again!



What I Am Wearing:

Skin-Birth Vince Skin (straw) clean

Eyes- .ID. Warrior / Mesh Eyes / Aqua

Glasses-K_gs Domino 1.00

Facial Hair-Zovo Lazy (light) black   Sid-Hair (Available May 6th @ The Mens Dept)

*Tattoo-.:Boss Tattoo:. – Sweet Sacrifice [Faded] (Available May 6th @ The Mens Dept)

*Shirt-D R O P . Layered Tee (Mono Pack)  – comes with a great hud for color change ease (Available May 6th @ The Mens Dept)

Pants-[Pumpkin]Baggy jeans (Available May 6th @ The Mens Dept)

Shoes-Entente Rayon Shoes (Available @ faMESHed June 2013)

Decor-MudHoney Bar Credenza (Available May 6th @ The Mens Dept)

Pose-Poseology (Available May 6th @ The Mens Dept)

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!

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


The Arcade Gacha Events: December!

December 1st is just around the corner, and with the Winter holiday it brings about a spectacular December round of the Arcade Gacha Events!  An event that I personally can not resist, for I am addicted to gachas and the atmosphere of the old time penny arcade and carnival just makes my inner child ecstatic!

Anyone who spends even a minute with me will quickly learn that I am a total geek, a clown and a big kid.  This event could not be more appealing unless it had dancin’ gators singin’ Jambalaya with me.  The moment I step foot on the boardwalk of the Arcade location, I grin.  And not some super model grin, no, not even the stoic royal family grin, nope not me.  I lay on the huge cheesy grin because that moment I see those gacha machines, the colors and light, the new beautiful carousel, my inner child takes over and runs for the doors.

With a firm push of hand and sneaker to the doors, I immediately looked around with big eyes and bouncing heels.  The chime and ding ding clatter clang of the gacha machines sang the melody that would boost my determination to get all the shiny things to take home to Mrs. Raynier.  For how better to woo your lady fair or dashing lord than to bring them treasures aplenty, laid at their feet!

The addition of the amazing pinball machine gachas, the claw machine and fortune teller,  had me reminiscing about my childhood.  I emptied my pockets into all the machines and was extremely lucky to get a few things right away that would be in my booty of treasure to bestow upon ma cherie amour Gabriella.  No matter what it may be, if it has rainbows or pink, I have to get it for Gabby!

A few machines were not so nice and I called them several curses in French and may have kicked them a time or twenty.  But that is the fun of the gachas, you might get really lucky on your first round, you may still have that elusive shiny item not come to you after 583 tries!  Yeah, I get the gacha fever, and my inventory swells due to it.  So I hope like me, you planned ahead and tucked away your gacha monies, because this round is beyond my vocabulary to describe properly, you simply have to see it to believe it!  Oh and don’t tell Mrs. Raynier, she isnt gettin the tiara, it’s mine!

The Arcade Gacha Events-December

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair & Hairbase-Exile Revolver: Raven

Facial Hair-Zovo Beard Goatee Black

Eyes-.ID. Mesh Warrior Eyes Aqua

Shirt-FATEwear Shirt – George – VolcanicTundra

Pants-FATEwear Pants – John – Lagoon

Shoes-[ JP ]:dsg. Sneaker Senesy / Multi-color

Gacha Booty (Available @ The Arcade December 1st 2012)

#13 *katat0nik* (sky/candy bunny) Stuffed Animal Purse
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Doodle the Rooster
MG – Necklace – Love Teddy Bear – BRONZE
Noodles – Glass Slipper Tiara Gold/Sapphire
PIDIDDLE – My Special Treasures – Some Gumballs
[ glow ] studio Birdy Glasses (gold2)
[Aux]Fly Free – Pegasus (RARE)
*A special thank you to all the creators & designers who so generously offered their items to the event bloggers.  Your creations are appreciated by this humble Cajun.

TMD: Song For A Blue Guitar

Song For A Blue Guitar

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Facial Hair-Zovo Beard Shaggy Dark Black 2

Hair-[CheerNo]Meshair Logan Dark 3.4

Eyes-.ID. Spark [Mens Dept.] / Mesh Eyes / Aqua (Available @ The Mens Dept-November 5th)

*Make-Up-A:S:S Glam-rock-glitter – silver

Hands-[CheerNo] Mesh Hands

*Necklace & Ring-KOSH ADAIN silver (Available @ The Mens Dept-November 5th)

Bracelet-erratic / leather chained bracelet / black

Watch-MANDALA Hokusai Bracelet /BLACK Silver Metal

*Pants-[CheerNo] Pants_CowboyStar_Black (Available @ The Mens Dept-November 5th)

Guitar-K_gs Guitar ESG345

*Pose-HISpose HISguitar

*Promotional Copies-Thank You!

Where The Streets Have No Name

Where The Streets Have No Name

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair-Iruco hair28M

Eyes-.ID. Warrior / Mesh Eyes / Aqua (Previously at TMD)

Glasses-K_gs Forgen 1.01

Facial Hair-Zovo Beard Shaggy Dark Black 2

Hands-[CheerNo] Mesh Hands

Shirt-Iruco High neck jumper (Border-A)

Pants-Jeans-*Connors* JEANS S&L [M] Iron Blue (Mesh)

Location- Pretty Island (Sim Open until the end of October)

Pose-Iruco 16

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

Concrete Jungle Where Dreams Are Made

Concrete Jungle Where Dreams Are Made

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hair- Pocket Mirrors Adriano

Eyes-.ID. Warrior / Mesh Eyes / Aqua (Previously at TMD)

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

Shirt-chronokit Shirts 04 PolkaDot Red (NEW)

Jeans-*Connors* JEANS S&L [M] Iron Blue (NEW)

Boots Redgrave Walkers – Black

*Structure-[ba] NYC apartment skybox (Available @ Collabor88 October 8, 2012)

Pose-STAKEY Gentleman