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Greetings from Little Havana

Greetings From Little Havana

Dear Readers,

I hope this missive finds you all well and enjoying the last days of the Summer season. Julianna has informed me that she is once again working for your Blogging team and her emails are fill to the brim with her typical giddiness. I don’t know when I’ll return to work as I am off on a walk about on the Grid. Don’t tell Juli. I found this prim seaside town recently and I’m staying a few days. Maybe do a little surfing. If you like old world, vintage charm I urge you to visit here in Little Havana.

Dress for the Occasion

Even if the occasion is a casual afternoon sight seeing. I found this well worn Tee at one of my favorite stops: Cold Ash.  The Montana Tee … yes, I know it says California on it, but it’s the Montana Tee is the latest Group Gift from Cold Ash and it’s free. Even the Group is free to join.

Sizes Included

  • Classic Avi
  • Belleza
  • Gianni
  • SLink
  • TMP

Now, I believe I’m going to test out those waves. Maybe see if the girls in the bikinis are playing volley ball yet…

Cheers,

Gabriel St.James

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & HandsSLink – Physique Male + Dynamic Hands
SkinStrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
EyesAvi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair Argrace – Makoto

Tee Shirt – Cold Ash – Montana Tee (FREE/0L/Group Gift group is free to join)

PoseWetCat – Blow Smoke
Photo LocationLittle Havana

 


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That Voodoo That You Do

That Voodoo That You Do

Hey there, fab readers!

It’s a great month to be a man because the Men Only Hunt 11 (MOH11) is in full swing! 38 of SL’s best men’s stores are participating, and all of the hunt gifts are FREE.

So, let’s get right to the gifts:

  • The Facial HairMister Razzor‘s gift is the Raphael facial hair appliers for Catwa and Omega mesh heads. It comes in black and tintable versions.
  • The Glasses – These cool sunglasses are the gift from Ohemo. They come with a HUD to change the frames from gold to silver and the lenses from black to brown. Click to bring up the resizer menu.
  • The Sweatshirt – The dark gray Andy Hoodie is Etham‘s gift. It comes in sizes for Belleza, Signature, Slink, and TMP mesh bodies. 5 different zipper textures are in the included HUD.
  • The PoseThe Owl‘s gift is a set of two poses.

The Men Only Hunt 11 ends at 8:00 a.m. SLT on August 18th.

Happy hunting!

Gavin (Serena)

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Gavin is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Andrea
Skin Applier: Birth Ignatius
Facial Hair: Mister Razzor Raphael (free gift / MOH11)
Hair: Vango Erick (featured @ MEN ONLY MONTHLY)
Glasses: Ohemo Bjorn Sunglasses (free gift / MOH11)
Body: Belleza Jake
Sweatshirt: Etham Andy Hoodie (free gift / MOH11)
Jeans: Cold Ash Riley Straight Jeans
Sneakers: VALE KOER V-3 Trainers (group gift / free to join / originally blogged by Carson)
Pose: The Owl Men Only Hunt (free gift / MOH11)
Photographed at The Love Shack Voodoo Bar


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Rebellion

Rebellion

Poor Gavin. His car broke down, and I’m on my way to pick him up. But at least he was able to find some awesome gifts before his old car took its last gasp.

A Rebel With a Cause

Rebellion recently set out this Rebellion t-shirt as their newest group gift. It comes in loose, normal, and tucked versions, and in the following mesh sizes:

  • Standard mesh XS-L with an alpha layer
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Belleza Jake
  • Gianni
  • Slink
  • TMP

Lots of previous gifts, such as these Aviator Glasses, are still available.

Crunchy

Gavin’s hair is the latest group gift from No.Match. No Crunch is a long, dreadlocks-style hair for men and women.

A HUD containing 36 different hair colors is included, as well as two HUDs with 24 colors (12 each) for the scarf.

There are TONS of previous gifts for both men and women still available at No.Match, making the 50L join fee totally worth it!

Enjoy!

❤ Serena

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Gavin is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Andrea
Skin Applier: Clef de Peau Talbot
Hair: no.match No Crunch (group gift / 50L to join)
Sunglasses: REBELLION Aviator Glasses (group gift / free to join / originally blogged by Carson)
Body: Slink Physique MALE
Tattoo: Speakeasy Angels Tattoo (group gift / 100L to join)
Watch: not so bad EYOTA Watch (past gift, no longer available)
Shirt: REBELLION Group Gift Tee (group gift / free to join)
Jeans: Cold Ash Riley Jeans
Pose by WRONG
Photographed at The Last Forever


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Ready, Set… Relax

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Happy Friday, fabulous readers! 🙂

As you can see, Gavin has already started his holiday weekend at the beach. Hopefully, he saved a spot for me because after this week I’m really ready to relax!

Alter Your Senses

ALTER set out a the Tottes Tank & Shorts as a free gift for members of the Sense Event in-world group. Both pieces come in sizes for the following mesh bodies:

  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Signature Gianni
  • Slink
  • TMP

The shorts only come in blue denim, but the tank comes with a HUD containing 7 different textures.

This round of the Sense Event will end on April 8. There is also a gift from ALTER for the ladies!

Oh, and you can find Gavin’s leather bracelet at Cold Ash as a free group gift. It’s been out for a while but was still available at the time of this publishing.

Enjoy!

❤ Serena

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Gavin is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Andrea (w/included skin)
Hair: Exile Adam
Glasses: Steinwerk Alphabeat Glasses
Body: Slink Physique MALE
Bracelet: Cold Ash Leather Bracelet (group gift / free to join)
Shorts & Tank: ALTER Tottes Tank & Shorts (Sense Event group gift / free to join)
Sneakers: ::ROC:: Sneaker! Dirty (40% off sale)
Pose by revival
Photographed at Baja Shore

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Not Tonight

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Hey, fabulous readers! I’m back today with some great gifts for the guys! 🙂

The Hair

Starting at the top is this great hair from DURA. Not only is it a free group gift (and free to join), but it is also a unisex style so you ladies can wear it, too!

The hair includes a HUD with 12 different colors. Click the hair for a resizer menu.

The Jacket

What inspired this look was the gorgeous jacket and messenger bag combo from Gabriel.

The Side-Zip Leather Jacket comes in black, brown, navy, and beige, and includes a “hands-in-pockets” as well as a regular version. Gavin is wearing the black hands-in-pockets version.

Note that there is only 1 size for each version, and the messenger bag is not resizeable.

Each color version includes the messenger bag and is available for purchase for just 1L each. OR, you can purchase the fatpack of all four colors for just 4L!

This offer ends on 25 February 2018, so hurry to Gabriel if you’d like to grab it!

The Boots

Finding decent free footwear for the fellas is a challenge, so I was really happy to get the notice of Resun’s latest group gift for men.

The Ivan Boots come in the black, unlaced version you see above, and in the following sizes:

  • Aesthetic
  • Slink
  • Signature
  • TMP
  • Standard mesh with an alpha layer for classic avatars

A couple of notes about these boots:

  1. When I first unpacked the box, there was nothing in the folder except a landmark, shoe base, and alpha layer. When I tried again I discovered that EACH BOOT is offered as a separate item, so be sure you accept each one. I didn’t do this the first time – DOH! Then I couldn’t find where the unpacked items went… but finally found them all in my Objects folder. Just letting you know so you don’t have the same experience!
  2. The boots are not resizeable, but you can reposition them. I found the Slink version came up a bit high on the leg, so I was glad to be able to move them down a bit.

Enjoy!

❤ Serena

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Gavin is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Andrea (w/included skin)
Hair: DURA 2018 Group Gift Hair (group gift / free to join)
Body: Slink Physique MALE
Jacket/Messenger Bag: Gabriel Side-Zip Leather Jacket & Messenger Bag (1-4L gift)
Pants: COLD ASH Riley Jean Boot Style
Boots: Resun Ivan Boots (group gift / free to join)
Pose by !bang poses
Photographed at The Last Forever

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Say Anything

Say Anything

 In your eyes, I am complete…

After seeing Pru getting Footloose and Love Dirty Dancing, I thought I’d play along with my take on Lloyd Dobler from one of the best movies of the 1980’s, Say Anything. This well known iconic pose of Lloyd holding his boombox (yeah, had one back in the day) above his head, belting out Peter Gabriel’s  In Your Eyes is one of movie’s most recognizable scenes. Lloyd found David’s Black Coat as the FREE prize on the Midnight Mania Board at Tiar.  He also picked up the FREE Group Gift Men’s Mesh Steel Blue Austin Tee by Cold Ash at their display at the Men Only District

When I want to run away, I drive off in my car…

I followed Pru and also played the gacha at [Since1975] and was lucky enough to get the rare BoomBox/C on my first try. (/me cracks his knuckles) My car, a Ferrari, (much better than Lloyd’s car in the movie) is a FREE gift at Sinsity Race Track. Take a spin around the track. It only takes 10 minutes.

♫ But whichever way I go
I come back to the place you are… ♫

Carson is wearing…

Shirt: Cold Ash – Mens Mesh Steel Blue Austin Tee –  @ Men Only District  Group Gift FREE $0L
Outerwear:  Tiar  – David`s Black Coat  Midnight Mania Board  FREE $0L
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Prop: Boombox:  [Since1975]  – BoomBox/C Shoulder (Rare) – in store gacha, 75L per play

Prop: Ferrari: Sinsity Race Track  Free Gift $0L

Pose: WetCat

Sim: Sinsity
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The Barber Shop

Barber Shop

A new Sweater.

Byrne has out this great new FREE sweater as their group gift (the group is FREE to join) and you can pick it up before heading off for more winter travels. The gift package includes all the standard sizes, a good quality alpha, and the men’s sweater in black or gold. It’s quite stylish. And style was what was what seemed appropriate as I traveled to “The Village” for my afternoon jaunt.

It was snowing.

It was snowing so I ducked into a little barber shop. It got me remembering that first haircut we all invariably get as children — you know the one… where you cry and your mother takes a picture of the entire traumatic event? It seems, though, that haircuts or at least hairstyles seem to be milestones for changes in our lives.

“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” – Coco Chanel.

The importance of a haircut.

I ran across this quote on google while exploring this little barbershop and it made me reflect a moment, because I have to think that the quote (if Coco Chanel did indeed say it) doesn’t only apply to women. A lot of men get life changing haircuts as well.

Many important milestones come with trips to the salon or at least personal stylings —  such as dances or weddings… and I’m sure the fellas (not just the ladies) get shimmied up with a fresh haircut too. In some cultures the cutting of hair is deeply spiritual, so I took this picture of myself at this quaint little Barber Shop in my brand new Freebies (and I’ve got one more to tell you about) and thought about the changes that are in store for Astrid and I as the new year approaches. We will certainly have some stories to tell you.

The Beaded Bracelet

Did you catch the fancy new bracelet I was sporting? That’s courtesy of Cold Ash, and is their November L’Homme Magazine reader’s gift. The L’Homme Magazine group is Free to join and you can pick up many free gifts from many stores across the grid, including this free bracelet which comes in a left or right version as well as a standard or TMP version. It is black with a couple of brown beads on it to make it extra versatile. And it’s a nice touch to a classic outfit. Every gentleman needs a little extra now and then.

I won’t be getting my hair cut today. But I enjoyed my wander around this shop. There are changes in store for Astrid and I in real life. All good stuff. And we’re excited about sharing our adventures here… and there… with all of you.

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Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum hairbase
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Bracelet – Cold Ash – Mens Mokane Bracelet (Free L’Homme group gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Sweater – Byrne – Nan Mens Sweater (Free group gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Pants  – RedgraveHeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – The Village & Bar Deco

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Coffee

Good evening, Fabfree, ( or is it morning…)

coffee

Ethan will happily tell you that I do not function in the morning without coffee. A morning… even one at a lovely beachside cottage without coffee? Unthinkable.  At least I found this comfortable new shirt at Cold Ash for free. This is the ‘Logan’ shirt in plaid and it’s the free gift for L’Homme Magazine readers. This shirt comes in the standard mesh sizes S-L and in a Fitmesh version also S-L. The alpha layer is well made and the shirt itself is so well made you may not even need it.

L’Homme readers will find numerous gifts for this August issue. The group is free to join, simply click the L’Homme sign at any participating shop.

I remain most sincerely yours,
Gabe's Signiture

 

Gabriel is wearing ~

Hair – Dura – Boy 63
EyesIKON – Hope Eyes in “Field”
Hands + NailsSlink– SLink Male Hands + Basic Nail HUD
Skin7 Deadly S{K}ins – Daan

Edit to include the pose – [tea.s] – Let me Have My Coffee First 3 pose set w/coffee cup – (35L on the marketplace)

 

Shirt – Cold Ash – Logan – plaid – (FREE/0L/Group Gift for L’Homme) – Group is free to join

 

Location – The Trace

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Friday

Hello FabFree.

Friday

I hope this finds all of you enjoying your Friday and looking forward to the weekend. I have started my weekend off with some of the Hunts that are just kicking off. However what I’m showing you today actually isn’t from a Hunt. More of a haunt. Allow me to explain.  There are certain shops that I frequent even when they aren’t participating in Hunts or sales simply because I love their clothing. Cold Ash is one of my ‘haunts’. The clothes are extraordinarily well made and I eagerly look forward to their sales and Hunts and especially group gifts.  This is the ‘Logan Shirt’ in navy blue and it’s a free gift for everyone. The shirt includes the standard Mesh sizes S-L and three Fitmesh versions with one version being for The Mesh project bodies. I found it to be very true to size and an easy wear.

You’ll find this superb addition to your wardrobe on the ‘new releases’ board as you enter the shop. I can’t say how long it will be available so I advise haste.

I Remain Most Sincerely Yours,
Gabe's Signiture

 

Gabriel is wearing ~

Hair – Dura – Boy 63
EyesIKON – Hope Eyes in “Field”
Hands + NailsSlink– SLink Male Hands + Basic Nail HUD
Skin7 Deadly S{K}ins – Daan
JeansRispetto Designs – Brent

 

Shirt – Cold Ash – Logan – (FREE/0L/Gift) – no group needed.

 

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Forged

Greetings All.

Forged

One of the premier Second Life Magazines for men’s wear and accessories has to be L’Homme. In addition to superb photography, each issue brings a wealth of high quality gifts from first rate SL Designers. My compatriot, Loki, showed us the ‘Easton’ leather jacket with the tee-shirt option here and I’ve donned the shirtless version for this post. (Blame Julianna.)   I have also visited the Forge for their L’Homme gift, the ‘Banshee Welding Goggles’.  While I was at the Forge, I also picked up the ‘Rockstar’ necklace another surprise free gift for L’Homme readers.

The L’Homme readers group is free to join and is a valuable source for good quality men’s wear updates. I recommend it, enthusiastically.

I remain most sincerely yours,

Gabriel St. James
Gabriel is wearing ~

Hair – Dura – Boy 63
EyesIKON – Hope Eyes in “Field”
Hands + NailsSlink– SLink Male Hands + Basic Nail HUD
Skin7 Deadly S{K}ins – Daan
Location – Nusquam
PoseTerra Design – Male 14 pack

 

Jacket – Cold Ash – Easton Leather Jacket – Shown here in Loki’s post.

Goggles – The Forge – Banshee Welding Goggles – (FREE/0L/ L’Homme Readers Group Gift – group is free to join)

Necklace – The Forge – Rockstar – (FREE/0L/ L’Homme Readers Group Gift – group is free to join)

 

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