~~LeLutka @ Sol Mañanero Surf ~~

Continuing our stroll through the small shopping area at Sol Mañanero Surf, we find LeLutka…

The LeLutka Shop on Sol Mañanero Surf

Several months ago, Jac was speaking with Azufr3 Catteneo, well known Second Life DJ and clothing creator, about possibly displaying some of his shorts here on Sol Mañanero Surf.  Jac had tried them and liked that they had the prim string and the fit was tight legged, wetsuit style.  Azu thought about it and soon after, brought the LeLutka brand to our beach.  First up were the men’s shorts and swimwear.  Very hot and quite different with the prim piece for a more ‘natural’ look.  Then came the release of some awesome swimwear for ladies created by the design geniuses of LeLutka.  If you are familiar with the LeLutka brand, you know that these suits offer great texture and style along with some awesome prim pieces too!

LeLutka QUADE Swim-Mini in Dimbrown

While the LeLutka team only display swimwear in their shop here, you can shop for hours on their home sim!  This team can put together some of the most amazing looks for both women and men, from skin to hair to shoes to separates to amazing couture outfits.  They are definitely a must see in the fashion world and having their shop on Sol Mañanero Surf provides a peek in to that world!

Until next time, keep shopping, surfing, and exploring!


Credits:  Swimwear: Quade SwimMini by LeLutka in Dimbrown;  Hair by Truth, Lulu in Sangria;  Location… waterfall on Sol Mañanero

~~Namiko @ Sol Mañanero Surf~~

Continuing with my little series about shopping at our beach – today, I’ll tell you a bit about Namiko!

Namiko at Sol Mañanero Surf

Namiko offers a range of ladies’ and men’s swim wear – cute bikinis and hot boardies along with wetsuits too!  The textures and prints are great and were inspired by the textiles found in worldwide surfing destinations.  Namiko also sells surfboards that sport beautiful designs and are a unique size – between a traditional short and long board in Second Life.

The Maya Bikini by Namiko

Keala Mimistrobell, Namiko’s owner+creator,  is a long time Second Life’r who was a pioneer in the Second Life surfing community.  She set out with a plan to not only support SL surfing but also pass on a portion of her profits to the real life Surfrider Foundation.  The Surfrider Foundation, is a grass-roots organization founded in 1984, dedicated to keeping our oceans, waves and beaches protected and enjoyable.  Namiko’s line of beach/swimwear work great for both surfing and diving, so be sure to check it out!

’til next time, keep surfing, shopping, and exploring!


credits:  bikini by Namiko – Maya in Cereza; hair by Truth – Danielle in Sangria;  location is again, a waterfall at our home!

Hello All!

Jac and I were talking the other day about the blog I started for Sol Mañanero Surf on blogger… and we thought, why limit it to just our sim and estate?  We both agreed that it might be rather fun to blog about what our experiences in Second Life.   So, here we are…and with our tag line being – Our Second Life – the sun, the moon, the water, and the stars – we are covering it all.  We will consider the stars to include the beaches, the waves, the people, the estates, the sims, the music, the fashion and all of the creations found.  I had only just started the other blog, so I’m not sure if I will transfer it or not, but I wanted to try wordpress as a host as well.  So here I am 😉 

In Second Life, Jac and I exist upon our sim, Sol Mañanero.  We have our home on our main sim with the public beach as well.  Our home is a limited release by Patch Thibaud.  There were only 3 released with similar elements, but each of the 3 has something unique.  I bid in a Relay for Life auction run by Frolic Mills in 2008 and was able to snag this home while making a rather healthy donation to the charity!  Jac did an amazing job of terraforming the sim and placing the home allowing it to sit at a nice elevation with water filled canyons, waterfalls and lush landscaping all around.  This is the 3rd location that I have rezzed this home and honestly, it has never looked better in my opinion with beautiful vistas from all points.  We have had fun filling it with furniture, adding artistic pieces, and making it a fun place to show!

Our surf sim sits out to the west where we invite all to come play on the waves.  At times you will find SSI Pipes or Epics… and at other times, there is the HP Teahupoo wave gracing the sim.  If at home, we are always willing to put out boards to let those new to SL surfing to hit the water and rip through the waves.  Ok…yeah… you might not “rip’ on the first attempt, but if you enjoy it… you will soon enough!  You will find yourself buying a board, and visiting the various surf beaches in Second Life to practice, practice, practice!  We will give you some pointers, some info to take with you and landmarks as well.  Never hesitate to ask us… we love to see new people on the waves.  We also have a few shops on our sim with merchants such as Namiko, LeLutka, Jak’s Surf, Frankie Miles Creations and our own Sol Mañanero Surf Shop, all offering beach/surf wear and gear.  We would love to see you hanging on the beach, shopping in the shops, or shredding the waves, so come on over soon!

We have a new venture… The Cabañas of Sol Escondido, a rental community just adjacent to the surf sim.  Jac really has created a beautiful sim offering 8 cabañas scattered around on a main island and 3 small islands.  Each cabaña on the main island has its own waterfall and little pool to enjoy with all the natural sounds of nature to accompany.  Call us for a tour or head over for a visit today. 


Well, I will close for now with my plan to blog again soon!  I hope that you will follow our adventures, reviews, rantings and ravings as we discover the ‘stars’ of Second Life as we ‘exist in the sun’.  😉

For now… may the sun, moon and stars light your way 🙂