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Please forgive the mess! These are postings of parties past. Perouse what we’ve done and if you feel compelled, go ahead and request a redux of any of our former fun times!

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GOTHIQUE:

a Dark Cabaret!

Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, All Souls, All Saints, Harvest, Goth, CyberGoth, Steampunk, the Undead, Lycanthropes, ShapeShifters, Fae, Djinn, Demon, Duende, Angel, Industrial, Punk, NewRomantic, DeathMetal, Dark Fetish, Carnal Kink… and, of course, our SexyFantasyWishFulfillment for our birthday guests (sunsigns: Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius)

For this sexy sojourn into the realms of gloom, doom and despair, we have…

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-the crafty culinary concoctions of sensuous, sinful SYN

-the delightful ladies of ROGUE performing mega-sexy burlesque dance.

-DJ 4thWay laying down the soundtrack to the evenings epic escapades

-an intensely vampiric kink demonstration by Lord Dimitri 

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AND we are delighted to announce our new co-host, the beautiful creatrix CRYSTAL!

Accessible and discreet location; Abundant safe parking; BYO bar/boozecheck; (Hitachi) Magic Wands; soaring rides upon the Sybian witches broom; Kinky toys and tools: Lots of clean, cozy space (over 1000 sq.ft. w/beds, comfy furnishings, spacious group shower and a hot tub) and the sexiest bunch of party-players you’re ever likely to encounter anywhere!

YOUR BIRTHDAY MEANS YOUR WISH FULFILLED!

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Each HedonSalon features a portion of the evening where any guest born under the zodiac sun signs of the particular time of year (in this case, LIBRA, SCORPIO and SAGITTARIUS) may have the opportunity to express a birthday wish or fantasy. The rest of us shall co-conspire to GRANT YOU YOUR WISH! (and granting these sexy wishes can be just as fun as receiving them…)

(-for more info, look at the “About” tab)

SPOOKY HOLIDAY SEASON THEME

For every HedonSalon we do, we seek literary/cultural themes. This year for this season we embrace the Shadow and take a both gloomy and gleeful walk on the dark side with GOTHIQUE. To be clear upfront: We do encourage costumes in the Goth theme, but we are also entirely accepting of any Halloween or Dia de los Muertos costume. Also remember: Fetish gear, lingerie, formal wear or nudity are always acceptable at any HedonSalon regardless of theme. Just know that YOU are part of the show!

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The term Gothic was originally the name of the northern European tribes that played a major role in bringing down the Roman Empire. Thereafter, it characterized the design and architecture of the region during the subsequent Medieval period. The term re-surfaces in the Victorian age as the name of the predominant literary movement. Then, like the undead refusing to die, it comes to inspire an influential scene in music, fashion and cinema in our own age.

“The goth subculture is a contemporary subculture found in many countries. Beginning in late-1970s England, it incubated the early (proto-)goth rock scene (i.e. before a cohesive genre was readily distinguishable from the prevailing post-punk). The goth subculture has survived much longer than others of the same era, and has continued to diversify. Its imagery and cultural proclivities indicate influences from the 19th century Gothic literature along with horror films and to some extent BDSM culture… The music of the goth subculture encompasses a number of different styles, including gothic rock, deathrock, post-punk, dark wave, dark ambient, ethereal wave, industrial music and neoclassical dark wave, with contemporary links to the heavy metal subculture. Styles of dress within the subculture range from deathrock, punk and Victorian styles, or combinations thereof, most often with dark attire, make-up and hair.” (Wikipedia)

ALTERNATIVES TO THE ALTERNATIVE

CYBERGOTH is a hybrid of Industrial/ElectronicDanceMusic and Goth. Updating the darkness with accents of latex, LED’s, glowcolor extensions and post-apocalyptic gasmasks and goggles, I’ve always thought the style looked somewhat anime/manga-ish. Way cool!Rainbow_Cyber_Goth_by_x_xLithiumx_x

steampunk_cosplay_01Steampunk (and its related genres of DieselPunk and WierdWest) isn’t far removed from Gothic at all. The joke has always been that SteamPunk is simply when Goths discover the color BROWN. (laugh and applause).

Classifiably the UNDEAD are vampires, zombies, mummies, ghouls, ghosts and related stubborn souls that just won’t stay dead. The season is given to abandoning the grave!sexy-goth-girl

Likewise, other SUPERNATURAL CREATURES are most welcome in our realm!

CorpsePaintBeauty!

CorpsePaintBeauty!

DEATH METAL and BLACK METAL are the extreme and evocative sounds from the edge of mortality. As such, the costume and theatrical elements of these genres are given to delightful extremes. Most notable is the practice of CORPSE PAINT makeup. Morose, dramatic and actually plenty of fun!

http://www.ratemycorpsepaint.com

SENSEI says:

I will confess that I’ve spent many nights in the clove-scented darkness of Goth clubs as well as many a dollar on Goth music. I might not be as extreme as I was back in my art school days (when I was a member of a performance poetry group called Le Fluer du Mal) but I still tend to dress in dark colors (Black will always be the new black) and maintain a morbid eccentric demeanor. While Gothic style may appear morose and depressing from outside the scene, it is actually delightful.

Embracing one own Shadow and allowing it to manifest in dance, music, fashion, art and writing is oddly uplifting. Wrought with melodrama and irony, it is also not without humor. The awareness of death and Shadow in ones own existence gives way to a beautiful and empowering self-acceptance. There is an unexpected elegance and distinct sense of joy that results from indulging in these Gothic sensibilities.

That… and its simply sexy as fuck! ((^_^))

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Looking forward to seeing you all at your sexy best!

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-Your hosts: Syn, SENSEI and Crystal.

RSVP required: hedonsalon@gmail.com

Thank you to all the lovely, sexy guests, our delightful volunteers and our awesome salon presenters who really showed up for our last HedonSalon! (assuring us that we can continue this magic!) We’ve gotten lots feedback and the reports are good! So happy we could host an event that brings so much pleasure and joy. Stay tuned, because we are looking at April 13, 2013 for our next HedonSalon and, true to both our usual fun connection with literary themes and the spring season, we are tuning in to our ancient roots for

MYTH BEHAVIN’

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Nooooo, that’s NOT Castilian vaudeville. It’s MYTHOLOGY! -magical beasts and hybrids, powerful gods and beautiful goddesses, orishas, devas, Valkyries, Amazon warriors, frost giants, bound titans, legendary heroes, dragons, kami, muses, manitou, demons, djinn, demigods, kinky kings and queens, sexy sorcerers, selkie, sirens, sea serpents, mermaids, fae, fauns and nymphs! 

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(-of course, UNICORNS have special consideration for more than a few reasons…)

Delve into your ancestral memory and embody the wonders of ancient lore!

DJ 4thWay rejoins us to provide sweet celestial sonic stimulation!

Sexy Syn concocts tasty divine delights, pleasing to the eye and the tongue (like her!)

SENSEI stirrs the soul and senses with an arousing poetic invocation featuring musical accompanyment by the bardic talents of JohnZ and the ravishing raVen

Cutie KandieKay joins us to arouse both spirit and desires with her lovely presence and evocative words.

J-Sin soars into an astounding display of metaphysical feats of fury!

Alluring, hypnotic dance performances by gorgeous Goddesses of Love.

Garden of Earthly Delights; Magic oil massage; Soar the Heavens on the mythical beast, the Sybian!

I feel SOMETHING turning to stone...
I feel SOMETHING turning to stone…

YOUR BIRTHDAY MEANS YOUR WISH FULFILLED!

Each HedonSalon features a portion of the evening where any guest born under the zodiac sun signs of the particular time of year (in this case, ARIES and TAURUS) may have the opportunity to express a birthday wish or fantasy. The rest of us shall co-conspire to GRANT YOU YOUR WISH! (-and granting these sexy wishes can be just as fun as receiving them…)

(-for more info, look at the “About” tab)

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BAST

“Old myths, old gods, old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind, waiting for our call. We have need for them. They represent the wisdom of our race.”   (Stanley Kunitz)

We are looking for more volunteers, talent and presentations. Volunteer positions include set-up/decorations, greeters, security, boozecheck and catering assistance. We are also seeking massage therapists, photographers, dancers, authors/poets, costume help, sketch artists and performers. Take a look at our “Volunteers” tab above for more information.

We welcome creative costumes from the cross-cultural spectrum of civilizations past, present, imaginary or real. We also welcome humor and twists on the theme, but NOT actual disrespect. Have fun with your selection, but please be respectful of the original cultures you choose to portray. In other words: HONOR what you embody.

How Freya got her fancy necklace.
How Freya got her fancy necklace.

Just to elaborate, let’s look at Wikipedia for some definition around Mythology…

” -a myth is a sacred narrative usually explaining how the world or humankind came to be in its present form,although, in a very broad sense, the word can refer to any traditional story. Myths typically involve supernatural characters and are endorsed by rulers or priests. They may arise as overelaborated accounts of historical events, as allegory for or personification of natural phenomena, or as an explanation of ritual. They are transmitted to convey religious or idealized experience, to establish behavioral models, and to teach.”

A couple of quick quotes on the subject… Myth is…

“…the heroic struggle to comprehend the truth in the world.” (Ansel Adams)

“…ideology in narrative form.” (Bruce Lincoln)

“…metaphor of spiritual potentiality in human lives.” (Joseph Campbell)

“…an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is
too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or
description.” (D.H. Lawerence)

“There is a thinking in primordial images, in symbols which are older than the historical man, which are inborn in him from the earliest times, eternally living, outlasting all generations, still make up the groundwork of the human psyche. It is only possible to live the fullest life when we are in harmony with these symbols; wisdom is a return to them.”
(Carl Jung)

“By telling or reenacting myths, members of traditional societies detach themselves from the present and return to the mythical age, thereby bringing themselves closer to the Divine.”                                                                                                                                       (Mircea Eliade)

Swan Song (Leda and Zeus in disguise)
Swan Song (Leda and Zeus in disguise)

We invite you to embody a favorite mythical creature or character in the celebratory spirit of humor and joy. It will be an opportunity to engage and interact with other mythical beings in a realm of legend and make-believe. For us at HedonSalon, play is not just a path to pleasure, but it is also a path to discovery, and sometimes (if we are so blessed) it gives way to true awe.

 

HedonSalon makes it’s mighty return with…

MAD MEN, BAD WOMEN

Saturday Night, JANUARY 19th, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend

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-In fact, to celebrate, our theme will be in the style of Rev. Kings era: Early 1960’s (late 1950’s) “COCKTAIL CHIC”.MLK jr. trick shot!

Think post-Beatnik/pre-Hippy, Motown Sound, British Invasion, BeBop, BossaNova, 1st wave Ska,  RatPack, MadMen, French NewWave cinema, James Bond (and Agent 007’s multitude of imitations and parodies, including Flint, the Pink Panther and Austin Powers), Betty Page, Mod suits, cocktail dresses, miniskirts, bikinis, Neru jackets, clamdiggers,  swanky, cool…

Take a peep at our slideshow below to get some ideas for your outfit. For inspiration, take a look at the gallery of award winning MadMen costume designer’s Janie Bryants  impressive work. http://www.amctv.com/shows/mad-men/season-4-fashion-gallery   -You can even get a good idea of what you may look like via the nifty MadMen avatar creator! http://www.amctv.com/madmenyourself/

YOU are part of the show! Dress code will be enforced. This theme isn’t too difficult. Just about any vintage or thrift store will have something to select from. (If this proves too difficult, remember that fetish wear, lingere or nudity will always work, regardless of theme).

Security will be in effect and the location is undisclosed until your RSVP confirmation.

We have some fantastic entertainment and presentations lined up for your interest and pleasure.

-The gorgeous Ms. Syn serves up several succulent and sexy surprises, along with her legendary, lusty party games.

-SENSEI rhymes on time and provides plenty of good vibrations via a variety of clever contraptions (including the amazing and OhSoSatisfying Sybian).

-Mistress Lilith Magdeline demonstrates the finer points of punishment, power and persuasion.

-Talented Tucker teases and tantalizes with his sultry, sweet vocal honey.

-The beautiful, bodacious Mz. Bubblez  premiers her brilliant burlesque dance and choreography with her lovely cadre of gorgeous dancing girls, including RavenAmythest and special appearence by Inika.

BIRTHDAY WISHES FULFILLED

Sexy Capricorn!
Sexy Capricorn!

Each HedonSalon features a portion of the evening where any guest born under the zodiac sun signs of the particular time of year (in this case, CAPRICORN and AQUARIUS) may have the opportunity to reveal a birthday wish or fantasy. The rest of us shall co-conspire to GRANT YOU YOUR WISH! (-and granting these sexy wishes can be just as fun as receiving them…)

(-for more info, look at the “About” tab)

WHERE TO GO? WHERE TO STAY?

Due to the discreet nature of HedonSalon, we do not reveal the exact location of our events until we have an RSVP and confirmation from our prospective guests (-and the location is subject to change from one event to another) -However, we will tell you that it will be in Middletown, California, United States of America; a location not far from the quaint town of Calistoga and very close to those fabulous hot springs (-clothing optional). If you are in want of your own lodging for the evening, let us know, as there are several options, including discounted rates and limited free space at the party itself for our guests from out of town.

MAKE A WEEKEND AWAY OF IT!

-The day after HedonSalon many of us will (as usual) have brunch together and enjoy a refreshing nude soak at the nearby hot springs retreat spot, which will have its own festivities scheduled that very weekend. You can even join SENSEI (who is an actual poet laureate of local renown!) for his weekly writers workshop in the early evening at the retreats comfy lounge. Being on the 3 day weekend celebrating the great Dr. Martin Luther King, you have all the more time to enjoy away from it all. Casinos, clubs, dining, wine tasting and tours nearby; the forests and lakes of Lake County make for excellent hiking and outdoor activities. We are nearby neighbors to Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino Counties, with the ocean coast being a pleasant drive away. Many of our repeat guests enjoy the leisure drive through the Napa wine valley, enjoying the variety of fine winetasting and dining. Rideshares are available and encouraged!

So, will you be joining us for the fun? Let us know! AgainRSVP is required. (More information to come…)

Syn and SENSEI

January 14th 2012

(MLK Day weekend -after the holiday season and Dickens Fair, but a week before the Edwardian Ball)

By popular demand and a great deal of friendly pursuasion, we are happy and proud to revisit and revive last years hit event…

HedonSalon presents-

HYSTERIA II:

a Steamy Steampunk/Victorian Clinic Revisited!

Once again it’s time to polish your brass and dust off your dusters! It’s a top-hat, corset and gown kind of affair complete with demonstrations of pleasurable remedy; entertainment of wonder and fancy; and, of course, our customary salon of sensual delights!

Steampunk Doll by Lorenzo Sperlonga

PARDON ME. DO YOU HAVE THE TIME?

The Time Machine was published in 1895 by H.G. Wells. Let us slip into our chrononautical gear and climb aboard a time machine of our own. Dial the clock back to the Victorian Age, the climax of the British Empire, where colonization had given way to industry; machines were powered by steam; and sexuality had been so repressed that desire was bursting the seams of every trouser and corset in the streets of London.

MUST YOU BE SO CLINICAL?

Though social ideals, industry and technology were making leaps and bounds, medical science was still operating from the old, archaic paradigm.  It may be hard for us to conceive, but doctors actually propagated some (how shall we say) pretty bizarre ideas…

“…hysteria referred to a medical condition thought to be particular to women and caused by disturbances of the uterus…symptoms were supposedly caused by the movement of a woman’s uterus to various locations within her body as it became light and dry due to a lack of bodily fluids… Typical treatment was massage of the patient’s genitalia by the physician and, later, by vibrators or water sprays to cause orgasm.”  (Wikipedia)

Yeah… really! -So, just for the dastardly fun of it, our sojourn shall be into what once were the medical clinics of the Victorian age!

HYSTERIA? THAT’S HYSTERICAL!

For this foray into historical hysteria, we’ve enlisted a fantastic array of our dear colleagues to present in our very special clinic….

-Dr. Sensei provides pleasing rides via his Steamy Super-Sybian Sensual Stimulator!

-Dr. Syn administers her wonderful waterspray therapy, a verifiable practice known to produce orgasms for nearly 30 years…

Ms. Rachel Adair graces us with her tales of erotic love in old England. Both mystic and wordcrafter, Ms. Adair, reading from her well-received novel, All Acts of Love and Pleasure Are Her Rituals, weaves a magic spell with her fantastic storytelling. Behold!http://www.outskirtspress.com/RachelAdair/
http://www.amazon.com/All-Acts-Love-Pleasure-Rituals/dp/1432744747/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1308252555&sr=8-1
(grand customer reviews!)

DJ 4thWay serves up the sonic stimulation in layers of erotic, exotic concoctions that stimulates the anatomy into a frenzy of delight!

-An impressive array of gifted and talented practitioners, indeed! However, as always with HedonSalon, we seek YOUR talent and input! Got a sexy, entertaining talent of your own? Let us know!  That’s what this salon is about: community, unity and expression.

Immediately following a most stimulating salon, reverie shall commence as our party gets underway! Come play and display your beautiful adorned and decorated selves in over 1000 square feet of clean, comfy playspace, including large beds, chillout and social space, outdoor smoking patio, massage station, jacuzzi tub and spacious showers!

BIRTHDAY WISHES GRANTED!

Oh yes (-lest we forget…)-Each HedonSalon features a portion of the evening where any guest born under the zodiac sun signs of the particular time of year (in this case, CAPRICORN and AQUARIUS) may have the opportunity to reveal a birthday wish or fantasy! The rest of us shall co-conspire to GRANT YOU YOUR WISH!

(-for more info, look at the “About” tab)

CONTEXT IS EVERYTHING (OR, AT THE VERY LEAST, SOMETHING)

Like each of our parties, we focus on the Salon; that mostenjoyable format of gatherings that literally revolutionized society and culture. But our own ongoing version of the Salon features a titillating, tantalizing twist: Ours is an expression and exploration of pleasure, which has proven to be the most enduring, driving. and pleasing motivation in human consciousness. Usually based on works or movements in literature, our Salons are an opportunity to share an adventure with others of creative and open propensities and to experience joy within the context of play (-just because we’ve “grown up” doesn’t mean we can’t have fun!)

ABSINTHE MINDED?

While we cannot serve or provide alcoholic libations, we will have “boozecheck” volunteers keeping an eye on your bottled spirits. We shall also provide a fair selection of mixers and a full ice-fountain absinthe service set. Please note that while certainly not opposed to moderation, we must emphasize that we do not condone nor allow excessive inebriation at our parties!

SYNCHRONIZE YOUR POCKETWATCH!

Exact location is disclosed upon RSVP, but we will tell you that it shall be in Middletown, CA, not far from Calistoga, close to those splendid Hot Springs.

  • This private affair opens at 8pm for tea, krumpets, fondue and fun.
  • Our clinical demonstrations begins promptly at 9pm.
  • Our doors close at 12 midnight. The party *officially* ends at 2am.

The volunteer list is sure to be filled soon! Let us know ASAP if you intend on volunteering. (See ”Volunteer” tab)

If you are coming in from out of town be aware that we do have a bit of space for people to spend the night. If, however, you wish to check into your own room, let us know so we can coordinate floors and we may have a discount for a group rate.

THEME AND ATTIRE (DRESS CODE)

We thrive to keep our themes based on literature, as HedonSalon is as much a benefit for the ELYSEUM literary program as it is a setting to explore pleasure in a safe and supportive environment.  Some literary and cinematic references that work for this gathering are:

by Alan Moore, illustrated by Kevin O'Neill
Mr. Hyde, Allan Quatermain, Rodney Skinner (Invisible Man), Capt. Nemo, Mina Parker (Dracula) from the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore, illustrated by Kevin O’Neill

  • League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  • City of Lost Children
  • The Golden Compass
  • Stardust
  • Vidocq aka Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq
  • Young Sherlock Holmes
  • Sherlock Holmes (2009)
  • The Prestige
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • From Hell
  • Van Helsing
  • Bram Stokers: Dracula
  • Brotherhood of the Wolf
  • Wild Wild West
  • Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
  • The Illusionist
  • Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
  • Time Bandits
  • Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  • Piano Tuner of Earthquakes
  • Interview with a Vampire
  • The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne
  • 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1997)
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines
  • Wicked
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire
  • The Difference Engine
  • Laputia: Castle in the Sky
  • Steamboy 
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • The works of Edward Gorey
  • Hugo

VICTORIAN/EDWARDIAN

-gowns, corsetspetticoats and bustles; gloves, cuffs, collars, cravats, jabots, parasols, suits with vests, coats, spats, monocles, pocket watches/compass, braces (suspenders), top-hats, straw-skimmer hats, derby’s, walking sticks, stockings, garter belts…

STEAMPUNK

Basically, all of the above, and then some…

Steampunk fashion has no set guidelines, but tends to synthesize modern styles influenced by the Victorian era… Steampunk-influenced outfits will often be accented with a mixture of technological and period accessories: timepieces, parasols, goggles and ray guns.” (Wikipedia)

There is no shortage of sites out there illustrating and selling steampunk and victorian aesthetics and attire. The following sites nice places to start…

http://steampunkfashion.moonfruit.com/

http://www.chrononautmercantile.com/

http://www.steampunkemporium.com

http://www.clockworkcouture.com

http://steampunkworkshop.com/

-and our favorite: DARK GARDEN CORSETERY

http://www.darkgarden.com/

Oh… and need we mention goggles…?

WESTERN/WEIRD WEST

Only recently done with that awful so-called “civil” war and the equally uncivilized practice of slavery, our friends from the former colonies are most welcome! Cowboy boots, ten-gallon hats, bonnets, chaps, calvary uniforms, six-shooters, gatlin guns, gold prospectors, sharecroppers, pioneers, Antebellum socialite, Indian warriors and chiefs, Mexican banditos… and you might want to put a weird twist on them as per the Weird West genre (close compatible cousin to Steampunk).  

Weird West is used to describe a combination of the Western with another genre, usually science fiction, horror, occult, or fantasy.” (Wikipedia)   -Zombie cowboys, anyone?

OTHER WELCOME GUESTS

Any Gothic style will feel fine at our gathering. A lot was happening in the world those days and we welcome creative costumes from the cross-cultural spectrum of the former turn-of-the-century period (have fun with your selection, but please be respectful of the original cultures you choose to portray. In other words: HONOR what you embody). French courtesans and can-can dancers; German late Bismarck/early Wiemar; Late Manchurian Dynasty (when machines met wuxia); Magical Meiji (the twilight of the samurai feudal period and the rise of industry); Rajas; Sultans; Cossacks, polar and jungle explorers (remember: Tarzan was the Victorian nobleman known as Lord Greystoke!), and… well… ok… swarthy pirates can come too… (just watch yer booty!) -and you might want to steamengine your pirate ship, or maybe be an airship pirate!

BLIMEY! THOSE CLOTHES ARE BLOODY EXPENSIVE!

This time around we realize that our theme might prove to be intimidating for some of our prospective guests. Victorian and Steampunk attire can end up costing a pretty penny. However, we want to reassure everyone that there are, indeed, inexpensive options for the HedonSaloneer on a budget. Many already have western gear in your wardrobe. As mentioned before, that would be fine (as the western days coincided with the Victorian age). Another thing to remember is that there were other things going on that would work, such as a nice chambermaid costume, or a poor orphan (ala Oliver Twist), or perhaps a khaki-clad jungle explorer. There were clergy (ministers, priests, nuns) as well as doctors and patients (THAT would be simple and inexpensive and even MORE in tune with the particulars of our theme!). The thing is, have FUN getting your costume together, but don’t get too worried about it.

There are many Do It Yourself sites and blogs out there (try typing “DIY steampunk” into your favorite search engine). We’ve also seen plenty of awesome items at vintage and secondhand stores. Renting pieces or an entire ensemble isn’t out of the question. A couple of places to consider:

In Sebastopol: http://www.funkandflash.com/

In Santa Rosa: http://www.hotcouturevintage.com/ http://www.disguisethelimit.com/

In Marin: http://www.thebelrose.com/

In Sacramento: http://www.decadescostumes.com/

As fun as coming in the theme costume and character can be, lingerie, fetish gear and simple nudity are always ok (-and nudity has always been affordable). No street clothes allowed!

WHERE TO GO? WHERE TO STAY?

Due to the discreet nature of HedonSalon, we do not reveal the exact location of our events until we have an RSVP and confirmation from our prospective guests (-and they are subject to change from one event to another) -However, we will tell you that it will be in Middletown, California, United States of America; a location not far from the quaint town of Calistoga and very close to those fabulous hot springs.

If you are in want of your own lodging for the evening, let us know, as there are several options, including discounted rates and limited free space for our guests from out of town.

MAKE A WEEKEND AWAY OF IT!

-The day after HedonSalon many of us will (as usual) have brunch together and enjoy a refeshing soak at the nearby hot springs retreat spot, which will have its own festivities scheduled that very weekend. You can even join SENSEI (who is an actual poet laureate of local renown!) for his weekly writers workshop in the early evening at the retreats comfy lounge.

Casinos, clubs, dining, wine tasting and tours nearby; the forests and lakes of Lake County make for excellent hiking and outdoor activities. We are nearby neighbors to Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino Counties, with the ocean coast being a pleasant drive away. Many of our repeat guests enjoy driving up casually through the Napa wine valley. Rideshares are available and encouraged!

So, will you be joining us for the festivities? Do let us know! RSVP is required.

Syn and SENSEI

ps.

WAIT A BLASTED MINUTE! ISN’T STEAMPUNK DEAD???

In the fickle and persnickety world of geek-hipsterdom, trends and fashions become obsolete more quickly than the last Apple product upgrade. Steampunk has been seen as the “style du-jour” of a great many hipsters. But just like any style that catches on, there comes a point where it reaches a point of popularity where it is no longer considered… well… hip. As of  this very year’s holiday season, the clever hybrid style  of Steampunk has been declared “dead”, due mainly to a very conspicuous appropriation of the Steampunk aesthetic by the producers of pop-pixie Justin Bieber. (Warning: the following link contains another link to that very music video that just might make your brain implode) http://blastr.com/2011/12/post-45.phpOhNo, for sure!

On the other hand, there are those who would argue that Steampunk has successfully reached another plateau of its manifestation, albeit that plateau is pop-culture mainstream, but as Mr. Tee Morris so articulately points out: “Do we want Steampunk to go mainstream? Of course we do! (so) Suck it, asshats. Steampunk is just getting warmed up.”  Sir Jared Axelrod makes a fine point: “If having a teen hearthrob play your sandbox ‘ruins’ it, then it probably wasn’t your sandbox to begin with.”  HereHere! -We offer you one more lucid observation from Ms. Isabella von Pumpernickel:  “If you think steampunk is dead because the ‘mainstream’ has noticed it, well then you weren’t really into it that much…You are not a steampunk, you are just a hipster.” (take that, hipster kitty!)

-So, yes, indeed, it would appear our dear Neo-Victorian, retrotech Steampunk style has jumped the proverbial shark with these few awful minutes of music industry overproduced excess, but we, here at HedonSalon believe that Steampunk can’t actually be dead because it never actually lived! What??? -Well, if you follow the logic that the world of imagination is something parallel to the world of our regular lives, then you understand that Steampunk, being a product of imagination, is outside that of which is temporal, mundane and “living.” As long as Steampunk remains imaginative, inventive, and, above all, beautiful, we will continue to rock those top-hats, petticoats and corsets! So, in the hipper-than-hip anti-hipster, anti-establishment tradition of real punk, we do so declare: STEAMPUNK IS DEAD! LONG LIVE STEAMPUNK!!!


Hey HedonSaloneers! We are BACK and we have our next party planned for 9/30/2011 with a theme that will ensure a gathering of epic proportions:

 -a Gathering

of Heroes

and Villans!

Whether you read Marvel, DC or manga, or enjoyed the TV shows and adaptations; Whether partial to the do-gooders or the evil masterminds; Whether the super-powers you were drawn to gave super-strength, flight, psychic powers or extend sexual prowess, THIS is the secret gathering where all super-powered beings put aside their formal allegiances for an evening of super fun. This is SUPERSEXY!    

CHARACTERS, COSTUMES AND INSPIRATION

What you basically need to know is that this is a SuperHero and SuperVillain themed costume party. That makes for MANY sexy options! Spandex, latex, capes, masks, steampunk, alien, spacesuits -Even more simple, easy ensembles are possible (some superheroes wore suits, and yet others didn’t wear much of anything at all!).

(Please remember that while we strongly recommend the theme costumes, we are always fine with lingerie, fetish gear and nudity)

Here are some links to lists where you can peruse the possibilities.

(Just two comprehensive lists of superheroes and supervillains on Wikipedia)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_superhero_debuts

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_comic_book_supervillain_debuts

This next link is the cosplay gallery for the last ComicCon. Pretty awesome stuff (don’t let some of the more elaborate costumes intimidate you. Some of these people do this stuff for a living)

http://www.comicvine.com/news/san-diego-comic-con-2011-cosplay-gallery/143371/

While we warmly welcome both familiar and obscure characters from the known multiverse, we encourage you to formulate your own alter ego. We suggest the following process: First, you would need to do is list your superpowers and superskills. Let these be extensions of yourself and perhaps expressions of your desires. Can you do a hypnotic dance? Do you give excellent massage? Are you particularly good at any particular sex acts? Stamina? Size? Flexibility?  This will naturally lead to a name for you. The name should reflect some aspect of your superpowers. From there, a sexy costume can emerge. This costume will be your second skin, the visual expression of your ulterior persona. This would be your AWESOME self, that self that hides under the safe exterior that keeps people from fearing or judging you. At SUPERSEXY, we all get to manifest our awesome selves!

GOOD GUYS VERSUS BAD GUYS?

“Superheroes and supervillains often mirror each other in their powers, abilities, or origins. In some cases, the only difference between the two is that the hero uses his extraordinary powers to help others, while the villain uses his powers for selfish, destructive or ruthless purposes.” (Wikipedia) -Be that as it may, our superheroes and supervillains get to put their normal differences aside for one wonderful night of fun at the SUPERSEXY secret lair. At SUPERSEXY, enemies get to relax and play and your archnemesis may very well prove to be the best lover you’ve ever had!

WISH FULFILLMENT!

At every HedonSalon we feature a part of the evening where people who are celebrating their birthdays get the chance to make a wish. Tell the party what your birthday wish is and the rest of us conspire to grant it! Wishes that have been fulfilled include many handed massage, sexy lapdances, watching your partner with another lover, threesomes, foursomes, moresomes… your imagination is the limit!

Due to the aforementioned postponements in our party, we’ve decided to extend the qualified birthday wish recipents to LEOS, VIRGOS and LIBRAS  (that’s right! THREE sunsigns!). Remember: As much fun as it is to have your wish fulfilled, it can be just as fun to do the fulfilling!

DJ FourthWay spinning sultry, sexy  sounds

Secret undisclosed Lake County CA location, close to the Hot Springs, not far from Calistoga   

Friday, September 30th 2011  

(SENSEI’s Birthday!)         

 We have room for a few volunteers and performers!

SHOW US YOUR SUPERPOWERS!

Check back again for more information.

Saturday 4/23 (Easter Eve)

Was that a HOT party or what?

This SACRILIGE party was remarkable! The costumes were lots of fun and very sexy! The spoken word performances and demonstrations were astounding, the music was sweet and the action was scortching! Whew! Thank you, all who attended and volunteered, for making it the incredible experience that it was.

-Syn and SEN

“Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee and I’ll forgive Thy great big one on me.” ~Robert Frost

With the firm conviction that God has a boundless sense of love, joy and humor, HedonSalon steps into the bewilderment and hilarity and irreverence!

Where the Sacred meets the Profanea Super Sexy Synful Soirée!

(Artwork: “Beauty Nun” by yujin Kim)

Religion has been our traditional connection to Spirit for centuries and it holds an honored place in the history and continuing development of human consciousness. Be that as it may, it has also become the source of some pretty funny stuff.

We anticipate some hilarious and hot costumes for this one…

-naughty nuns, pervy priests, carnal cardinals, vulgar vicars, flirtatious friars, immoral monks, cheeky chaplins, sinister ministers, irreverent reverends, ribald rabbis, merciless mohels, dirty dervishes, juicy jihadis, foxy fakirs, yummy yogis, salacious swamis, lecherous lamas, randy roshis, shameless shamans, shaikh yerbouti’s,  Booty-satvas, kinky Krishnas, Satanic mechanics, holy harlots, sexy saints, salacious sufis, masturbatin’ mullahs, pimpin’ pilgrims, Amish amorists, super-tight Menonnites, Mormon missionaries in mystical-magical underwear, pretty temple dresses, sultry Sunday bonnets, coquettish Catholic school-girls, delicious devils, alluring angels, and (of course) bodacious Easter bunnies! (-as well as  whatever your own wicked imaginations can come up with!)

(If you need any more ideas/inspiration, scroll down further to the *LINKS TO HELP YOU THINK* and take a look at a list of inspiring sites!)

Indulge in our Kinky Confessional Booths, Prurient Penances, Sexy Sermons, SuperSexySurprise EggHunt, Amazing Annointments, Jacuzzi Baptisms, Divine DJ’s, Horny Hymns, Panoramic PEEPS® Show Booths, and Erotic SEXorcisms!

So far we have the following talents confirmed:

-Your hostess with the mostess, Sister Syn, concocts delectable delights that will titillate your tastebuds!

-Monsignor SENSEI is joined by sexy spoken word couple Naz/Dhal (Bay Area poetry slam sensations), JuicyJoyce and Lucky 7 (formerly from the Punany Poets, seen on HBO’s Real Sex ) for an erotica round robin wordfeast.

-Rabbi DJ 4thWay spinning spiritual beats and sliding into sexy downtempo grooves.

-SuperSultry Chanteuse April (from the BeeHive) sings sexy sacrilegious hymns that are sure to raise your spirits (among other things…)

-Hot candlewax demo by the delightful, devilish Lord Dimitri and sweet, pretty, petite Eve

-Schoolgirl stripper Ami has been naughty! I wonder what punishment Padre Tom has in store?

-The sweet and pretty MissShell paints your portrait mini Icon on a personal prayer card .

-and what about YOU? Our Salon is a community showcase and we would love to feature more sexy and entertaining presentations.

BIRTHDAY WISHES

Each HedonSalon features a portion of the evening where any guest born under the zodiac sun signs of the particular time of year (in this case, ARIES and TAURUS) may have the opportunity to reveal a birthday wish or fantasy! The rest of us shall co-conspire to GRANT YOU YOUR WISH! (-for more info, look at the “About” tab)

DONATION & LOCATION

This ongoing salon series benefits our local writers workshop and retreat.

(RSVP before 4/22 for lower rate and guaranteed space)

Couples $50 ($60 after)

Triads $60 ($70 after)

Single women $10 ($20 after)

In keeping gender balance, no single men at this time. (-sorry)

Discount for Mission Control Alliance members.

Over 21 only. Dress code enforced. BYOB (we cannot provide)

“Bless me, Daddy, for I have sinned…”

Due to the discreet nature of HedonSalon, the venue may change from one event to another and we do not reveal the exact location of our events until we have an RSVP and confirmation from our prospective guests. -However, we will tell you that it will be in Middletown, California, United States of America; not far from the wine country town of Calistoga and very close to TwinPine Casino/Hotel and that fabulous retreat center, Harbin Hot Springs (-a popular spot for Easter weekend). http://www.harbin.org/

If you are in want of lodging for the evening, let us know, as there are several options, including discounted rates and limited free space for our guests from out of town.

OUR INSPIRATION: THE SISTERS OF PERPETUAL INDULGENCE!

*LINKS TO HELP YOU THINK*

Most of these links are to serious religious sites for the faithful and clergy, and the stuff ain’t cheap, but if you want the authentic look and feel, you might consider the genuine article. However, if you already have something in your closet that you can doctor up a bit (like your old graduation gown or some clean bedsheets), then these links might serve to inspire (no need to raid the convent for the sake of this party!).

CM ALMY, Outfitters for the Church since 1892: http://www.almy.com/Category/ClergyApparel-Man/parent/WebNav-ProductCategory

Info/links on obtaining/making a Nun’s Habit: http://anunslife.org/2008/03/24/how-to-make-a-nuns-habit/

Pulpit and Choir Robes: http://www.hoffmanrobes.com/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/hoffman/catalog/index.pl?nav=list&itm=featured&max=20

Muslim Mosque/Prayer Dresses: http://www.hijabyonline.com/HijabyOnlineShop/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=11

Islamic Clothes (Thobes, Abaya, ShalwarKameez, etc): http://www.eastessence.com/catalog/MEN-2-1.html

Orthodox Jewish Women’s Wear: http://tznius.com/

The internet’s only clothing catalog for Hasidic Jews (joke site): http://crjew.vshirts.com/

Guide to Jewish Attire: http://www.mazorguide.com/living/jewishattire/home.htm

Mormon Temple Dresses: http://whiteelegance.com/Women/Temple-Dresses/sc12

Dhoti: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhoti

Guide to Buddhist Monk Robes (Theravada and Mahayana): http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhistworld/robe_pics.htm

Tibetan Monk Robes: http://www.tibetanspirit.com/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=198&cat=Ordained+Robes&catid=140&maincat=Fabric+Items&gclid=CNe-jLDskKgCFQtPgwodBSiaCg

Sketchy Bunnies (Easter, remember?): http://sketchybunnies.failblog.org/

Well, it IS funny…: http://www.zombiejesusday.org/About.aspx

Of course, a simple search for costumes or a trip to your local costume shop will probably work out well, but remember that fetish, lingerie or nudity is always ok (no street clothes!) -and if you don’t want to go around in your ‘birthday suit’, it would be easy enough to wear a nice Sunday suit (that would work). 

SAVE THE DATE!

Saturday April 23rd
(Easter Eve AND the 5th night of Passover!)

Performers, presenters, volunteers wanted.

UPDATE: This last party was our most successful in so many ways! THANK YOU to all of our guests, volunteers and presenters for your contribution to a magical evening of fantastic fun!

((^_^))

Syn and SEN

Oct. 30th HedonSalon presents

the HOGWARTS CLASS REUNION!

Greetings Ghouls, Goblins, Witches and Wizards!     -and all other undead and magical creatures out there!

At this party we feature our Salon and an array of eye-dazzling and spine-tingling delights!
BEHOLD!
-AyMe (from Cool Ghoul Tattoo) performs a super sexy striptease Dance of the Dead.
-We keep the blood pumping and the beats thumping, slipping into a down-tempo dawn.
-Round Robin reading of magical erotica, sexy poetry and naughty Harry Potter Fan Fiction.
-From hangmans noose to hangwomans juice, enjoy the suspended suspense of our steel-framed LOVE SWING
-Soar into orgasm after orgasm on our SYBIAN* 2000 Flying Broom! (-a Sybian ™ rigged for magic!)    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sybian
-See what develops in the DARK ROOM, where flesh feels flesh and goes bump (and grind) in the night in a plush chamber void of light but filled with delight!
-And what about YOU? -we still have time to include YOUR talent in our salon!  Thats what this is about: community unity and expression!
Come play and display your beautiful adorned and decorated selves in over 1000 square feet of clean, comfy playspace, including large beds, chillout and social space, jacuzzi tub and spacious showers!
On the same evening, our host establishment is holding a BIG costume contest with cash prizes open to the public (8pm-10pm).
Our private party opens at 8pm for snacks, refreshments and fun.
Our salon entertainment begins after the costume contest at 10pm
Our doors close at 12 midnight. The party *officially* ends at 2am.
Oh yeah… remember all guests born under the zodiac signs of LIBRA and SCORPIO will have the opportunity to tell a birthday wish or fantasy and the rest of us get to co-conspire to GRANT YOU YOUR WISH! (-for more info, look at the “About” tab)
The volunteer list is sure to be filled soon! Let us know ASAP if you intend on volunteering. (See “Volunteer” tab)
If you are coming in from out of town be aware that we do have space for people to spend the night. If, however, you wish to check into your own room, let us know so we can coordinate floors and we may have a discount for a group rate.
NO MUGGLES ALLOWED!
Please note that coming in costume and character is important, but lingerie, fetish gear and nudity are always ok. We thrive to keep our themes based on literature, as HedonSalon is as much a benefit for the ELYSEUM literary program as it is a setting to explore pleasure in a safe and supportive environment.  Here are some ideas…
Sexy twists on wizards, witches, schoolgirl and schoolboy uniforms, Deathdealers, Dragons… the possiblities are vast! While any Halloween costume is welcome, this IS the Hogwarts Class Reunion, a theme carefully planned to land just weeks before the premier of the new film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which marks the last book of this contemporary fantasy epic.
MAKE A HALLOWEEN WEEKEND OF IT!
On Friday, the night before HedonSalon, some of us plan on attending the Lake County Theater’s stage production of the sexy and hilarious musical THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (yep! You know the Show!). http://www.lcrt.org/public_html/plays.htm#current -The day after HedonSalon, Halloween, many of us will (as usual) enjoy a soak at Harbin Hot Springs, which will have its own Halloween festivities that very evening. You can even join SENSEI for his weekly writers workshop in the early evening at Harbin. http://www.harbin.org/
Casinos, clubs, dining, wine tasting and tours nearby; the forests and lakes of Lake County make for excellent hiking, boating and camping and we are neighbors to Sonoma, Napa and Medocino Counties, with the ocean coast being a pleasant drive away. Many of our repeat guests enjoy driving up casually through the Napa wine valley. Rideshares are availible and encouraged!
So, will we be seein’ ya?
Let us know!
SENSEI & Syn

UPDATE: This last party was our most successful in so many ways! THANK YOU to all of our guests, volunteers and presenters for your contribution to a magical evening of fantastic fun!

((^_^))

Syn and SEN

Greetings Ghouls, Goblins, Witches and Wizards!     -and all other undead and magical creatures out there!

At this party we feature our Salon and an array of eye-dazzling and spine-tingling delights!
BEHOLD!
-AyMe (from Cool Ghoul Tattoo) performs a super sexy striptease Dance of the Dead.
-We keep the blood pumping and the beats thumping, slipping into a down-tempo dawn.
-Round Robin reading of magical erotica, sexy poetry and naughty Harry Potter Fan Fiction.
-From hangmans noose to hangwomans juice, enjoy the suspended suspense of our steel-framed LOVE SWING
-Soar into orgasm after orgasm on our SYBIAN* 2000 Flying Broom! (-a Sybian ™ rigged for magic!)    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sybian
-See what develops in the DARK ROOM, where flesh feels flesh and goes bump (and grind) in the night in a plush chamber void of light but filled with delight!
-And what about YOU? -we still have time to include YOUR talent in our salon!  Thats what this is about: community unity and expression!
Come play and display your beautiful adorned and decorated selves in over 1000 square feet of clean, comfy playspace, including large beds, chillout and social space, jacuzzi tub and spacious showers!
On the same evening, our host establishment is holding a BIG costume contest with cash prizes open to the public (8pm-10pm).
Our private party opens at 8pm for snacks, refreshments and fun.
Our salon entertainment begins after the costume contest at 10pm
Our doors close at 12 midnight. The party *officially* ends at 2am.
Oh yeah… remember all guests born under the zodiac signs of LIBRA and SCORPIO will have the opportunity to tell a birthday wish or fantasy and the rest of us get to co-conspire to GRANT YOU YOUR WISH! (-for more info, look at the “About” tab)
The volunteer list is sure to be filled soon! Let us know ASAP if you intend on volunteering. (See “Volunteer” tab)
If you are coming in from out of town be aware that we do have space for people to spend the night. If, however, you wish to check into your own room, let us know so we can coordinate floors and we may have a discount for a group rate.
NO MUGGLES ALLOWED!
Please note that coming in costume and character is important, but lingerie, fetish gear and nudity are always ok. We thrive to keep our themes based on literature, as HedonSalon is as much a benefit for the ELYSEUM literary program as it is a setting to explore pleasure in a safe and supportive environment.  Here are some ideas…
Sexy twists on wizards, witches, schoolgirl and schoolboy uniforms, Deathdealers, Dragons… the possiblities are vast! While any Halloween costume is welcome, this IS the Hogwarts Class Reunion, a theme carefully planned to land just weeks before the premier of the new film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which marks the last book of this contemporary fantasy epic.
MAKE A HALLOWEEN WEEKEND OF IT!
On Friday, the night before HedonSalon, some of us plan on attending the Lake County Theater’s stage production of the sexy and hilarious musical THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (yep! You know the Show!). http://www.lcrt.org/public_html/plays.htm#current -The day after HedonSalon, Halloween, many of us will (as usual) enjoy a soak at Harbin Hot Springs, which will have its own Halloween festivities that very evening. You can even join SENSEI for his weekly writers workshop in the early evening at Harbin. http://www.harbin.org/
Casinos, clubs, dining, wine tasting and tours nearby; the forests and lakes of Lake County make for excellent hiking, boating and camping and we are neighbors to Sonoma, Napa and Medocino Counties, with the ocean coast being a pleasant drive away. Many of our repeat guests enjoy driving up casually through the Napa wine valley. Rideshares are availible and encouraged!
So, will we be seein’ ya?
Let us know!
SENSEI & Syn

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