Love and Compassion

There are many different kinds of power. True power comes from serving and helping others. Such behavior makes people respect you. They are willing to listen to your views and advice, and they support you. The energy of many people is thus channeled through one person. This kind of power is positive and authentic.

Dalai Lama

The Cocker Spaniel is a new release from JIAN Pets for The Fifty event. These animesh pets are adorable as heck and they come in companion, held and wanderer versions. Lots of coat options in the HUD as well as the usual controls for the wanderer.

There are new ready to wear outfits available in the Hoorenbeek mainstore. I’m wearing the casual Guy outfit when I’m outside playing with the puppers.

  • Pose by Ana Poses
  • Backdrop: Suburbia by Milk Motion

Well Organized

I believe in style, not fashion.

Ralph Lauren

This must be pixel heaven! I want to thank Dutchie with all my heart for creating not just a men’s closet but the Men’s Closet. It’s a complete walk-in closet for the gentlemen that are more into style than fashion as this baby comes packed with beautiful hand made clothing essentials that never go out of style.

Included are 10 different closets, 9 button-down shirts, 4 suits, 17 t-shirts, 8 sweaters, 2 pairs of jeans, 2 linen pants, and 4 sweatpants, as well as 12 pairs of shoes, storing boxes, suitcases, and more. There are extra boxes in this package with all the clothes and shoes separately for more decorative options. You can read more about it in Dutchie’s blog.

The versatile pouffe is by Krescendo for this round of The Epiphany. It comes in PG/Adult versions and an open decor only version. Texture change HUD contains all your favourite Krescendo textures and 6 different books so you can mix & match.

And when you have your classic walk-in closet, why not head on over to Hoorenbeek and make the image complete. They offer a multitude of outfits for the classic man and help you to NEVER go out of style. On Second Life at least.

Old School

I’m working my way towards a break from home & garden blogging with this and one more post containing furniture and decor. There will be a change in my blogging going forward as I’ll be focusing mostly on avatar related creations like fashion and accessories. It takes a lot of time for me to set up a decor scene and then blogging it and right now I don’t have that amount of time available. So after my next post there will be no more pure h&g posts on here until time hopefully again allows me to do them again.

Wearing:

  • [ hoorenbeek ] NG Outfit – Dwayne
  • No59 Gin Glass B PermaWear (GET No. 59 GIN SUMMER RIGHT NOW FOR WANDERLUST @ MAINSTORE)
  • [ kunst ] – Sailor pipe

Scene:

  • Muniick – Roebling Lounge Gramophone 6 Piece Set
    • Muniick – Roebling Lounge Vintage Gramophone
    • Muniick – Roebling Lounge Gramophone Cabinet
    • Muniick – Roebling Lounge Stack of Classic Records
    • Muniick – Roebling Lounge Classique A Lancienne Watercolor
    • Muniick – Roebling Lounge Vin Rouge Watercolor
    • Muniick – Roebling Lounge Aged Chandelier (not shown)
  • Muniick Roebling Leather Club Armchair w/Blanket
  • NTD – Valpennac Curtains
  • NTD – Applique Flore
  • ..::THOR::.. Smokin’ Mountains Pipe Holder
  • [ kunst ] – Ashtray
  • Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 1
  • Hisa Van Der Linde Estate

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