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Traveling Around the Grid With My Pal

I've Got the Blues

Hello there Fabulous Readers!  When I saw all the great prizes Love has been discovering on the Around the Grid in 80 Days Hunt (HERE and HERE), I knew it was time to fit Ripley up with his tracking harness and hit the trail myself.  Our first stop was at one of my favorite stores, Horr Menswear.  It took some time and effort, as well as the motivation of some crunchy Ripley Snacks, but soon enough, we discovered the cheerful yellow and red hot air balloon (and by “we” I mean “he” – thank you, pal).  For just 1 Linden dollar (and the cost of a batch of biscuits), I added a great looking top to my wardrobe.

I’ve Got The Blues

Well, not really.  How could I be blue with a great shirt like this?  Featuring realistic folds and a button down v-neck, this shirt is perfect for a gray summer day with a bit of drizzle in the air.  Its three quarter length sleeves provide that added extra protection from the elements when you need it, but aren’t so long you are over heating when the sun finds its way through the clouds again.  Sometimes I have a hard time finding shirts that don’t clip at the waist and allow my pants to poke through, but the fit of the Summit Shirt was ideal.  I really like the turned down collar and the added trim at the waist and cuffs – they add just the right finishing touch.  Best of all, this bluesy top can be yours just one little Linden dollar.  Hey if you’re lucky, you won’t have to provide a tray of Ripley snacks either 🙂

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • David
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink

Until next time, happy hunting!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Vango Alex
Shirt:  Horr Menswear Summit Shirt (prize in the Around The Grid in 80 Days Hunt – 1L)
Jeans:  Dallas Mackenzie Designs Colt Jeans
Sandals:  Dufaux Flip Flops (free group gift – first blogged {HERE} by Astrid – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Hauschen
Sim:  Tagus Enchanted Forest

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Mayhem Achieved!

Mayhem Achieved

Hello Fabulous Readers!  I borrowed the pupster along with his tracking harness, and set off down the hunt trail of the Siren’s Song Hunt.  Legend has it that sirens were beautiful but dangerous creatures that lured sailors to their doom with their enchanting music and voices.  However, rather than crashing onto the rocky cliffs these creatures are said to inhabit, Ripley and I discovered a fantastic hunt gift.

Ready to Row

Even though we are experiencing warm summer temperatures in my part of the world, there are still those days when storms roll in, and a guy can definitely use a warm hoodie.  Well, Horr Menswear has your back covered (literally) with the Endura Hoodie and Sweatpants outfit, which is their free hunt prize for the Siren’s Song Hunt.  Featuring a nautical design with two crossed oars, a deep purple and black color scheme, and side pockets in the pants, this outfit will keep you cozy during chilly practice sessions out on the water.  The free package includes versions for mesh as well as classic avatars.  To pick up a copy for yourself, all you have to do is locate the sand dollar hidden in the shop.  There’s even a handy hint giver in the store if you get stumped.  The hunt continues until June 30th.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in S, M, L (includes alpha layers for top, bottom and both combined)
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink
  • TMP

I’m off to spend a few hours skimming across the water with my rowing team.  I’ll make sure we avoid any singing sirens!  Until next time, happy hunting…

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Hair:  Vango Alex
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Sweatshirt and Pants:  Horr Menswear Endura Hoodie and Sweatpants (free prize for the Siren’s Song Hunt – 0L)
Shoes:  Not So Bad Bojan Sneakers
Pose:  Indigo Poses
Sim:  Luane’s World

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Retro Style

New Order

Hello there, Fabulous Readers!  I took a step back in time as I hit the trail of the Retro Hunt this week.  The first stop on my list was one of my favorite stores – Horr Menswear.  There, I discovered this vintage style tank featuring the name of an 80’s band.  As a young pup back in the day, I remember riding down the highway, windows down, and Blue Monday by the New Order blaring on the stereo.  So, of course, I just HAD to find the hunt prize featuring this group!

Back to the Eighties

It took longer than I thought and several trips to the store, but I was bound and determined not to give up.  I’m so glad I hung in there because I came away with a classic two toned tank top.  This form-fitting top features a realistic wrinkled texture and a muted color scheme.  As you can see from my picture, it coordinates well with faded blue jeans, but would also go with black or gray pants.  Since versions for classic as well as mesh bodies are tucked in the package, I’m sure you’ll discover one that fits your avatar just right.  Priced at only 1 Linden dollar (and an investment of time spent searching), this top is a great addition to anyone’s casual summer wardrobe.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink
  • TMP

The Retro Hunt runs through May 31, and all prizes cost just 1 Linden dollar.  I’m off to search for more nostalgic items along the trail.  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Stan (Kat) 

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Head Applier: Birth Shadow

Hair:  Vango Alex (available at Men Only Monthly)

Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes (formerly at The Men’s Depot – not sure if they are still available – sorry)

Top:  Horr Menswear No Centelli Tank (prize for the Retro Hunt – 1L)

Jeans:  Dallas MacKenzie Colt Jeans

Pose:  Indigo Poses

Sim:  Isle of May

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Way Back Up In The Country

Break Time
Howdy there, Fabulous Readers!  Although I’ve been working hard around the farm all day, it’s finally break time, which means I get to stop and tell you all about this durable set of overalls I picked up as a prize in the World Tour Hunt.  You may have read Astrid’s post about her cosmopolitan finds on the hunt, but this good ol’ boy picked up a package with a more country flair.

Down in Creekville

This morning, I was up before dawn, ready to head over to Horr Menswear to see if I could locate the globe concealed in the shop.  I called his name, jingled his tracking harness, and even rattled a whole box full of Ripley snacks, but he wouldn’t budge.  He just kept snoring softly all curled up on his fluffy dog bed.  Muttering something about a “so-called man’s best friend,” I gave up on the pupster, crossed my fingers, and hoped I’d be able to find the hunt object on my own without too much trouble.  Thankfully, it didn’t take long, and I was soon back home opening my prize.

For just 2 Linden dollars, and a small investment of time searching, I had myself outfitted in my new Creekville Overalls.  The prize package included versions for popular mesh bodies as well as classic avatars.  Packed with details such as thick stitching, plenty of pockets, and sturdy straps, these pants were ideal for my busy day.  I appreciated the fact that all the dirt on the farm blended right in with the texture of the brown denim.  I have to say, that designer is one smart cookie!

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer for classic avatars)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Belleza
  • NX David
  • Signature
  • Slink
  • TMP

Back to Work

Well, Beau here is eager to head out to his favorite pasture, so I’d better get a move on.  There are stalls to muck out, troughs to fill, and grain to deliver.  That’s just how it is out in the country…  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake

Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel

Head Applier:  Birth Shadow

Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes (formerly at The Men’s Depot – not sure if they are still available – sorry)

Hair:  Vango Alex (available at Men Only Monthly)

Overalls:  Horr Menswear WTH Creekville Overalls (hunt prize for World Tour Hunt – 2L)

Pose:  Indigo Poses

Sim:  Honeycomb Hive Mainstore

Song:  I’m From the Country by Tracy Bird

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Looking for adventure…

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Looking for Adventure…

While Aline was at the Beach finding magic and relaxation… I was at Cytheria because I craved some spooky adventure (and a different type of magic). If you haven’t visited this cool photogenic hotspot, put it on your Bucket List. Between the skull infested swamps, the cottage with the dungeon, and the awesome castle – complete with … I think it’s a squid? you’ll be glad you went! It’s not the beach, but hey… a guy has to do what a guy has to do. Maybe Aline will join me on one of those days when she’s feeling a bit more wild! Like when she’s making onesies into fashion statements 😉

Before I headed out for adventure I stopped by i.mesh to pick up the newest group gift. The group is free to join and the gift is free as well. You’ll be getting a great new Tank Top out of the deal in a terrific knit texture (this picture doesn’t do it justice) and the back has a really nice sort of mesh pattern across the shoulders. I know, I know… I should have got a picture of the back…

Gift Details:

  • Shirt Sizes Available: Signature fitted Mesh
  • Colors: Black or White

Despite the fact that this top only came in a Signature fit, it worked perfectly for my Belleza Jake body and I didn’t even have to fiddle with my shape at all. For the price of FREE, it’s worth picking up to see if it will fit your mesh body even if you don’t have Signature, especially for a quality gift like this. You’ve definitely got nothing to lose!

Anyway, I’m off to check out the squid thing again inside that castle!

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Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Belleza – Jake
Head & Eyes – Lelutka – Andrea
Head & Body Applier – Clef de Peau – Brock T7
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] – Blade Set Gold
Shirt – i.mesh – Prime Tank Top (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Jeans – Horr Menswear – CCH Bridgeport Jeans

Sim Location – Cytheria

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Who doesn’t love a free hoodie?

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Doing some event shopping…

Loki and I took out after my hunt buddy who was doing some event shopping and who showed us this great free unisex gift from Gabriel! We went to the Neo Japan Event (and wow is it an awesome event!) and found the box with the gift that you can buy for 0L, no group required. And who doesn’t love a free hoodie?

  • The shirt comes in a Maitreya size for ladies…
  • And it comes in Belleza and Signature for men…
  • Also included is a shoulder Katana (not shown) with animation.

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Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Belleza – Jake
Head & Eyes – Lelutka – Andrea
Head & Body Applier – Clef de Peau – Brock T7
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] – Blade Set Gold
Shirt – Gabriel – Don’t Cut Hoodie with Shoulder on Katana (Free Gift @ Neo Japan Event)
Jeans – Horr Menswear – CCH Bridgeport Jeans

Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Marta Applier in Asia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Moon Hair – Moonlight
Shirt – Gabriel – Don’t Cut Hoodie with Shoulder on Katana (Free Gift @ Neo Japan Event)
Jeans – Purplemoon – Just Jeans Black

 

Sim Location – Mopire City

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It’s a Good Month.

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It’s a good month…

April is a good month for men. You know why? We have the “For Him Hunt” just for us. I’ve already made a couple of stops and I have to say I’m pleased with the results of my findings. It’s like hunting down golden Easter eggs all April long… except the icon is a manly wrench. You can never have too many tools, I don’t care if you’re a guy or a gal.

I decided to show off this great shirt I picked up at Horr Menswear first, since the deep rich purple color and the fit are just superb. It’s a great casual shirt and goes great with a pair of jeans. It also comes in a large number of mesh body sizes to fit just about any of the mesh bodies out there. For just 1L this shirt is a steal of a deal. Hunt it down before April 21st when this hunt ends.

Shirt Mesh Sizes Available:

  • Classic XS – XL + Alpha
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • David
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink
  • TMP

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Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Belleza – Jake
Head & Eyes – Lelutka – Andrea
Head & Body Applier – Clef de Peau – Brock T7
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] – Blade Set Gold
Shirt – Horr Menswear – FHH Catamount Henley Shirt (1L For Him Hunt)
Jeans – Horr Menswear – CCH Bridgeport Jeans

Sim Location – Anduril

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Wrong Turn at Netherwood

Sunset

Melanie Daniels: On Mondays and Wednesdays I work for the Travelers Aid at the airport.
Mitch Brenner: Helping travelers?
Melanie Daniels: No, misdirecting them.
~ From The Birds

I got a little misdirected while visiting Netherwood. You see, I was checking out Love’s post about her finds at Petite Mort and from the picture I thought, hey that looks like a nice peaceful sim to visit… but Nooooooooo……. I end up in some corner that looks like it’s straight out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie! Which is sort of suitable since I’m sporting a shirt with Birds on it. I’m sure Hitchcock would approve.

Where to get the shirt:

My shirt by Trashed is a great little hunt item from the Glam or Grunge hunt and can be yours for only 1L. You’ve already seen some items shown on the blog by Stan [here] and me [here] and Kat [here]. Now you can add this one to your wardrobe as well. Ladies there was a matching tank top for you in the box also.

Available shirt sizes:

  • Classic XS – XL
  • TMP
  • Slink
  • Adam

Getting Hairy…

I picked up a couple of “hairy” gifts for this post, including a hair for my skull and a beard for my face. The hair on top of my head is a free hunt gift as part of the St. Patrick’s Day hunt. You’ll find this in a little pot of gold at Volthair. It’s actually unisex and includes the needed hairbases for various mesh heads. It’s a long over the shoulder style that goes down the back and comes in white or brown.

My beard is from i.mesh, and I couldn’t resist the contrast of my rough and tough exterior, with the rose-filled facial hair. This too is a free gift with your free to join group tag. You’ll get the beard in black with red roses, white with blue roses, and silver with yellow roses (shown).

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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 – Volthair – Venom Hair (Free for the St. Patrick’s Day Hunt)
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Head & Neck Tattoos – Bolson – Saito
Arm Sleeve Tattoos – Endless Pain Tattoos – Tiamat
Leg Tattoo – .Identity. Body Shop – Remember Pain
Beard – i.mesh – Bento Beard Roses Group Gift (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)
Shirt – Trashed – Raven tucked tank (1L for the Glam or Grunge Hunt)
Jeans – Horr Menswear – CCH Bridgeport Jeans
Boots  – [380] – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Netherwood

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Boys (Don’t) Cry

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I was hot on the trail taking my sweet time on the Glam or Grunge hunt and really getting into it because I’m super hyped lazy when I found the perfect gift to blog! It was fabulous! Fantastic! It was the gift from Horr Mens Wear! Then I realized that a certain Stan the man and his pupster had beat me to the punch.

Not Shedding Tears, Not Me

Now don’t get me wrong. I was totally happy for him, except the part where he looked better in it than I did forgot to wear a shirt. I think a shirt would have much improved his look. But don’t worry because boys don’t cry. It says so on my shirt. It’s just something in my eye. At least I beat you to this one Stan!

That’s right readers. You can get my shirt at Waffles as part of the Glam or Grunge hunt for just one million dollars one little linden. It’s well worth that and a few tears as you hunt for it. It even comes in a few sizes to make it worth your while.

Sizes Available:

  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • David
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink
  • TMP
  • Classic XS – XL

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Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Belleza – Jake
Head & Eyes – Lelutka – Andrea
Head & Body Applier – Clef de Peau – Brock T7
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] – Blade Set Gold
Shirt – Waffles – Boys Olive Max TShirt (1L for the Glam or Grunge Hunt)
Jeans – Horr Menswear – CCH Bridgeport Jeans

Sim Location – Orust

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A New Gift on the Horizon

Ever Wonder Where You'd End Up If You Took Your Dog For a Walk and Never Pulled Back On The Leash?

Hey there, Fabulous Readers!  I borrowed the pupster and his tracking harness to see if he and I could round up a budget friendly hunt gift or two on the trail of the Glam or Grunge Hunt, and the old guy didn’t let me down.  I’ll have to give her a quick jingle to see if she finished baking that fresh batch of Ripley snacks…

For Those Warm Days When She Wants  You to Walk the Dog

At Horr Menswear, our very first stop, we scored the Duvall shirt I am wearing in my photo.  It’s a tied-around-the-waist model only, but with today’s warm sunshine, I didn’t mind.  Plus, it gave me a chance to show off my new tattoo (more on that in a moment).  The hunt package costs 1 Linden dollar, and includes classic mesh and versions for several mesh bodies.   I really like the plaid pattern, and I’m looking forward to wearing it often in the near future.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Mesh in XS, S, M, L and XL (no alpha necessary)
  • Belleza
  • Signature
  • Slink

Get Inked!

My new tattoos are a free group gift for members of the Teleport Hub group, courtesy of Angel’s Design.  The Horizon tattoo features a sinuous design down both arms, a tribal style face on the left pec, a skull on the abs, and three more large designs up and down the back.  The box includes appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Slink, and TMP,  as well as a tattoo layer for classic avatars.  Joining the Teleport Hub group will set you back 10L, but that opens up a multitude of free gifts around the grid.  I’m not sure how long this item will be available, so if you like these tats as much as I do, I’d recommend heading over to the shop soon to pick up a copy for yourself.

I’d better get Ripley back home so he can enjoy his well-deserved reward.  Until next time, so long!

~ Stan (Kathryn)

Stan is wearing…

Hair:  Truth Hair Liam (no longer available – sorry)

Skin:  Unique Megastore Zeus

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Tattoo:  Angel’s Design Horizon Tattoo (free gift for members of Teleport Hub group – 0L/10L to join)

Shirt:  Horr Menswear Duval Shirt (hunt prize for Glam or Grunge Hunt – 1L)

Pants:  Tiffany Designs Lewis Men’s Skinny Jeans (free gift at The Free Dove – 0L)

Boots:  Fashion Krush Men’s Boots (store closed)

Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd

Pose:  Diesel Works

Sim:  Orust
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