Manners Maketh Man

Manners maketh man.

Harry Hart – Kingsman

Ready to wear as you open the box, the NG Outfits by Hoorenbeek make it so easy for you to look good without having to spend an entire hour matching colors via HUDs. Just unpack and wear! The Farrell outfit is compatible with Jake (shown on me), Legacy, Gianni and Geralt male mesh bodies.

Never Totally Dead… has the beautiful Cheminee Provencale (it’s the fireplace) out at this round of Cosmopolitan. In the set you’ll find decorative jars and vases as well as fireplace tools.
Never Totally Dead… also has a new release at their mainstore, if you like the vintage sconces on the wall behind me, the Applique Flore are available with bulbs and candles and silver and gold fixtures.

The delicious Champagne is of course made by No. 59 and can be found in the No. 59 mainstore. The set consists of bucket, bucket stand, tray and bottle. All dispense a glass of bubbly to you and your guests!

  • No59 Planberger Champagne Premium
  • (Milk Motion) Paris Haussmann apartment

A Reader Lives a Thousand Lives

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.

George R.R. Martin

A new round of Cosmopolitan opened yesterday, December 27th, and there are so many great deals to find in almost all categories. I’m showcasing one of the couple poses by HERA along with the charming Reading Circle by The Dove & Pear. This round of Cosmopolitan runs through January 8th.

Sander #1 is wearing:

Mahogany is wearing:

  • BONDI . The Gambler Hat II
  • BONDI . Suga Glasses
  • S&P Dandy Outfit
  • Truth Gaea Hair
  • Cae Simplicity Pearls Earrings
  • Punch Belly Piercing/Diamond

Sander #2 is wearing:

Let’s Celebrate

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is one of very few television personalities that I actually admire. She started with nothing and worked her way to the Forbes list by inspiring and empowering people. She speaks up, she speaks wisely and she uses her power to do good. I wish we all could be a bit more like Oprah.

I’m celebrating Advent and life in general over at this amazing round of Cosmopolitan. This round contains an abundance of great offers and I want to try to showcase them all as best as I can. I’m having a celebration in the town square, with Orange Eggnog Mousse from ChicChica, Xmas Candy Balloons from BAD IDEAS, the Golden Xmas Too set from Kaerri, the beautiful Christmas Tree 2021 from Palavia and the very glam Mai Glasses from BONDI. Which by the way go extremely well with the Hoorenbeek Elvis outfit.

Wearing:

Scene:

Other items used/previously blogged:

Traditions

Some traditions are closer to my heart than others. As a child it’s easy to see magic in everything and especially Christmas and with a little help from loving grown-ups this magic can become real. I believed that Santa came to our house every year after midnight on the 24th of December with our Christmas tree; he decorated it and put all the presents underneath then he hung our Christmas stockings filled with candy on our bedroom doors. Sometimes if I was awake that late I could hear Santa stomping up the steps (yes the steps, he didn’t come down our chimney lol), carrying the tree, I imagined. But since I was bit shy I closed my eyes and hid under the blanket. My sister easily slept through the whole thing every time. I think my parents and my dad in particular had a lot of fun creating this memory for us even if it meant staying up very late.

Wearing:

Scene:

  • Bricolage Misc Holiday Items @ Holiday Shop & Hop (through January 2):
    • Bricolage Christmas Star Wreath
    • Bricolage Abies Nordmanniana-Nordmann Fir
    • Bricolage Primitive Santa & Snowman
  • [IK] Christmas Reindeer – Group Gift!
  • Muniick – Llewellyn Cast Iron Fireplace
  • DaD “Victorian wooden Panel large” c/m

Pose:

  • CHEZ MOI Traditional Xmas Tree – [Decor Tree] (slightly modified with Black Dragon Poser)

I Got This

I got this. Especially now that I have the Sari-Sari Beer Advent Calendar. Then with help from CHEZ MOI I can make gingerbread houses and I can wrap all my presents with the new gift boxes from Granola. Yup. And still look good too, wearing the Crockett outfit from Hoorenbeek.

The Sari-Sari Beer Advent Calendar is both decorative and functional as it dispenses you a holdable beer (male and female and also right and left hand versions). Find this awesome piece at The Warehouse Sale event. Skål!

For Tannenbaum, CHEZ MOI made a fantastic DIY Gingerbread House Decor Set. I couldn’t fit all the set pieces in this picture so make sure you check it out at Tannenbaum!

Granola‘s Noelle Gift Boxes Mod/Transfer versions for Happy Weekend and Mod/Copy versions for the Granola Black Friday Sale. Both sales run through Monday!

Previously blogged / Other items used:

  • MOoH! Deer beanie 1

Espresso Yourself

When life gives you lemons, give them back and tell them you want coffee.

Life is short. Surround yourself with good people and only drink good coffee. I’m waiting for my No. 59 Cappuccino brewed by their most recent coffee machine; the Espresso Classic Gastro. The Espresso Classic Gastro of course also needs a few accessories, like the Classic Series Grinder, Coffebean Jar and Bags of Coffee and decorative Coffee Cups. Mmm, I can smell the delicious coffee from all the way over at EQUAL10!

I’m expressing myself, wearing the new Dante outfit from Hoorenbeek, the Pac Glasses and the Roman Cane and Pocketwatch all from BONDI. The Dante outfit is a mainstore release so you can find it at the Hoorenbeek stores. It’s compatible with Jake (shown on me), Gianni, Geralt and Legacy male mesh bodies.

Everything from BONDI is unisex and comes unrigged. The glasses have a resize menu upon Touch and lots of customization options via HUD. The Cane offers 3 different Hold animations for the right hand while the Pocket Watch is worn in your left hand. Both offer customization via HUD and they are modify so you can adjust the size to fit your avatar. The Roman Set is a new release available at FaMESHed this month while the Pac Glasses now are available at the BONDI store.

  • No59 Espresso Classic Gastro @ EQUAL10 (through December 5)
  • [Schultz Bros.] Cafe Espresso Set:
    • Schultz Bros. Cafe
    • Schultz Bros. Wall Art – Coffee Chart
    • Schultz Bros. Wall Art – But First, Coffee
    • Schultz Bros. Menu Boards
    • Schultz Bros. Milk Fridge

Casual means Comfortable..

Casual means comfortable, not sloppy.

Antonio Centeno

Smart casual is the right term to use for the Doug outfit by Hoorenbeek and what’s so nice about their NG outfits is not only do you get a complete outfit, the outfit is already color coordinated for you, ready to wear; just put it on and go out and mingle! The Doug outfit is compatible with Jake (shown on me), Gianni, Geralt and Legacy male mesh bodies.

4:20

The awesome 4:20 backdrop by TROPIX is available in 4 different versions, purchase them separately or as fatpack at the TROPIX mainstore.

I’m wearing the Donovan outfit by Hoorenbeek. This is a complete outfit, ready to wear; shoes, slim fit jeans, belt, t-shirt, bomber jacket and sunglasses (glasses not shown in picture). The outfit is compatible with Jake (shown on me), Gianni, Geralt and Legacy male mesh bodies. Available at the Hoorenbeek mainstore.

Witchery

Those who do not believe in magic will never find it.

Roald Dahl

While I’m on the subject of witchcraft, I remember a story about one of my ancestors who was accused of practising witchcraft. This was way back in time, we’re talking the 17th century witch trials. My forefather was accused of performing evil sorcery; he was blamed to have, among other things, caused a storm which in turn had made a fishing boat capsize and the crew drowned. He was found guilty of witchery and then burned on the stake. Gruesome stuff.

I’m practising my witchery safely in Second Life and only for Halloween. With the best help from KOPFKINO, Bricolage, Hoorenbeek and BONDI, I really look the part!

Bricolage is participating at Hallow Manor with an extensive Fortune Tellers Set, very detailed and beautifully textured, this set is a must for your reading parlour! Tarot Reader Chair, Fortune Seeker Chair, Table, Tarot Cards, Candles and much more. Bricolage also offers a console table with skull decor as a hunt gift, go join the hunt!

KOPFKINO has created various Halloween Decor items for the October round of The Epiphany; The Witch’s Hat Rabbit available in 3 different themes, The Raven available in 2 different colors and The Moth Skull available in 3 different colors with 2 different hold options AND decor version too! Also, there are 2 older KOPFKINO items available at a special price of 50L$ (this price is only applicable for the duration of the event): Magic Potions & Books and Magic Papers.

BONDI is at ACCESS with the Ian Glasses. As always unisex, unrigged, resize upon touch. Several color and metal options via HUD.

Scene:

  • Z.O.E. Apothecary Witch Cabinet (w/o shadow)
  • Z.O.E. Black Wood Short Bookshelf
  • Z.O.E. Gothic Candelabra
  • SAYO – Velvet Drapes – Straight / Soot

Wearing:

  • BONDI . Ian Glasses @ ACCESS (through November 8)
  • BONDI . The Dark Lord Hat Formal Edition
  • .random.Matter. – Ancient Arcana – Book – Red [L]
  • .random.Matter. – Ancient Arcana – Page Aura [ii]