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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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Massage Therapy

Rose Marine & POLO PAUL- Mesh Yoga Pants and Rio Sandals -free gift

Getting the kinks worked out…

Writing these posts are hard work… Teleporting all over the place to find great freebie finds for all of you can leave me sore and tense. Good thing my latest find was perfect for that afternoon massage. At Rose Marine & Polo Paul I found the Mesh Yoga Pants and Rio Sandals for FREE! No group join, just click the gift and receive. It’s that simple. The yoga pants come in the standard sizes XS-XL, and the sandals are great for just hanging around your skybox or estate.

Towel me more…

Also included with this gift is a mesh towel with AO and mesh nerd glasses. I prefer to call them my Superman shades.🙂

Carson is wearing…

Rose Marine & Polo Paul – Mesh Yoga Pants and Rio Sandals  FREE GIFT $0L

Body – ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Hair – Lelutka – Seth  N/A (circa 2010)

Sim:  Top Secret Undisclosed Location

 

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Dreaming of Peace on Earth

ALB POE9 Hunt

Showing Goodwill to Men

The Peace on Earth 9 Hunt is starting and it has already shown goodwill to this man! I found the Aurelio Outfit and Boots at ALB Dream Designs. This FREE hunt outfit includes mesh pants and floral shirt with vest in XS-XL and a jacket (shown below) in the same sizes. Also included are a pair of standard boots and a pair of slink boots (worn). Included but not shown are two ivy caps (this hair does NOT do head wear.) The POE9 Hunt runs from December 1st – 31st. And have yourself a merry little Christmas now.

 

ALB POE9 Jacket

Carson is wearing …

ALB Dream Designs Aurelio Outfit & Boots    $0L Peace on Earth 9 Hunt

Skin – Belleza –  Shawn N/A (circa 2010)

Hair – Lelutka – Seth  N/A (circa 2010)

Sim:   Academy of Industry

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Don’t Get Left Out in the Cold!

Living in an Igloo

The Menstuff Hunt is coming to an end.

I didn’t want to get left out in the cold when it came to getting in on the goods with the Menstuff Hunt… after all, the hunt ends November 30th, but somehow I ended up sitting on ice in a simful of penguins. I blame Astrid’s sense of direction. At least the penguins are friendly and the view of the Northern Lights is spectacular. Come to think of it… I don’t have that much to complain about after all. The trip up here was actually worth it. The sim is called Lovea and this little icy haven is outside of a small art studio. It’s well worth visiting to snap a few photos.

I needed igloo appropriate clothes.

I figure this red vest is igloo appropriate right? It’s also a FREE Menstuff Hunt gift from Birth and includes three different undershirt options. The shirt and vest are mesh and come separate so you can pick which shirt you will pair with the red vest. You get three choices of shirt: black, grey (pictured), and white. It comes in all the standard sizes and has its own alpha layer.

Living in an Igloo 2

It’ll put hair on ya.

I remember various relatives telling me when I was growing up that different foods or activities would “put hair on my chest.” Thankfully it doesn’t work that way… but finding the iconic blue Menstuff Hunt shirt at Nivaro will put hair on your face!

Find the FREE gift there and you’ll be getting a fatpack of their Natural and Eldorado beards.

The package includes system layers of:

  • The El Dorado  in both hard and soft in black, blonde, brown, red, and white/tintable
  • The Natural (shown) in both hard and soft in black, blonde, brown, red, and white/tintable

I think I’ll try to find a warmer locale for my next traveling venture… but we’ll see what Astrid has in mind. Till then, I have reading to do. Have a great afternoon!

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Loki is wearing…

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)
Tattoo – Nivaro – 3rd Gen Beard – El Dorado and Natural (0L for the Menstuff Hunt) – hurry, ends Nov 30th!
Shirt – Birth – Fall 16 Mstuff Hunt Shirt and Waistcoat (0L for the Menstuff Hunt) – hurry, ends Nov 30th!
Pants  – GothiCatz – Kai
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Lovea

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Back Against the Wall

Prism

The Work Week Cometh

I thought I’d get one more post in before the work week begins (and very little time to blog). I joined the group for FREE at Prism for Men and scored the Jeremy Outfit as the group gift. Astrid previously posted it here. This mesh outfit includes the shirt and pants with accompanying alphas AND a HUD to change each to four different colors. (4 pants x 4 shirts = 16 different outfit combinations).

Last Minute Hunting

There is still time left to find items in the Fall ’16 MenStuff Hunt. All items on this hunt are $0L – $1L.  I found the Men’s Classic Checkerboard Sneakers at Kingbal Stores for FREE all it just took a little searching. I also found some poses from Pics & Poses for FREE. I really need to update my collection.

Like an Anchor Around My Neck

Also on the MenStuff Hunt, I found this FREE Gold Anchor Necklace at ELYSIUM. The necklace also come in silver if gold isn’t your thing. It’s off to work, I’ll post when I can.

 

It’s good to be back!

 

ELYSIUM Gold Anchor Necklace

Carson is wearing…

Outfit: Prism for Men Jeremy Outfit Group Gift  $0L/$0 L to join

Shoes: Kingbal Stores    Mens Classic Checkerboard Sneakers    MenStuff Hunt $0L

Accessories: ELYSIUM   Gold Anchor Necklace MenStuff Hunt $0L

Skin – Belleza –  Shawn N/A (circa 2010)

Hair – Lelutka – Seth  N/A (circa 2010)

Poses:  Pics & Poses    MenStuff Hunt $0L

Sim:  Top Secret Undisclosed Location

 

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Not Gauche, It’s Gau

Its Gau

 

Jackets are my Thing!

I love wearing outfits that come with jackets. I shiver with anticipation at the thought of cardigan season. This group gift from It’s Gau is perfect for the Fall season and would make a great Winter look as well! The mesh White Jacket Outfit is FREE to group members and the group is FREE to join!  EDIT: the correct link for It’s Gau has been updated. Sorry!

GIMME, GIMME, GIMME

The outfit includes the White Jacket in sizes XS-XL , Skinny Jeans in sizes XS-XL and High Tension Boots. Each comes with an alpha layer. I’m totally loving this look and this one has made it into my outfits folder. Odds are if you see me out and about, I’ll be wearing this!

Carson is wearing…

Outfit: *It’s Gau*  White Jacket Complete Outfit    Group Gift    $0L /$0L to join

Skin – Belleza –  Shawn N/A (circa 2010)

Hair – Lelutka – Seth  N/A (circa 2010)

Sim:  Autumn Cafe

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Opening Doors

Doors

The Doors.

Astrid got this crazy idea that we are going to be adventuring… and Kathryn helped her out with a link to this Flickr Group where you can look at pictures of various sims. It’s required to post the slurl in the description, so you can be sure to find the destination if you want to check it out for yourself. One of the photos caught my eye, and I landed on Baja Bay.

The original photo had been of a beach house with seaguls…. but I ended up gravitating toward a set of doors on the beach. I’m reminded of a song by The Doors called “Land Ho.”

“Grandma loved a sailor, who sailed the frozen sea
Grandpa was that whaler and he took me on his knee
He said: “Son, I’m going crazy from livin’ on the land
Got to find my shipmates and walk on foreign sands”

Maybe that’s just the thing. I’ve been a little cooped up lately and I’m ready to open doors. These four got me as excited is Astrid about what lay ahead.

I haven’t forgotten the Freebies!

Every sailor needs a north star to guide their ship by… and as Astrid mentioned in her post [HERE], it was highly likely that I might be sharing the men’s gift from KiB Designs with you. The group is FREE to join and you can pick up this T-shirt FREE with your group tag.

The gift package from KiB Designs is actually a “family” package and includes this black T-shirt with the star print on it for everyone in the family… Mom, Dad, and kiddo. I’m wearing it in the male version. It comes in all the standard sizes with its own alpha layer. Ladies if you like it, you can pick it up FREE as well.

I’m off to wander the beach… the waves are still crashing and I think I see a few seashells. I feel the wanderlust creeping up on me. “Singing songs of shady sisters and old time liberty. Songs of love and songs of death and songs to set men free.” (The Doors)

Happy Wandering.

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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)
Shirt – KiB Designs – Group Gift 1 Male, Family T-Shirt (Free Group Gift/0L/Free to Join Group)
Pants  – RedgraveHeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Baja Bay

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A Nip in the Air

Tori Stylez -Tyson Sweater1

Black Bagging it

I’m back from doing some Black Friday shopping and have some things to show you. I real life I do the majority of my holiday purchases online, so in theory, I’m sticking with that tradition here as well.🙂 On a tip from Kathryn, my first stop was at Adam & Eve. I picked up the Male Mesh Body for 1/2 price ($1475L) on the Black Friday Sale. A HUD  is included to apply alpha layers to select body parts and a color changer to match your skin tone. No, I didn’t get a mesh head, I can’t give up my face just yet.

Being a Lounge Lizard

I swung by one of my old groups to check out the new (to me) gifts. I picked up several items from the MenStuff Lounge and took an instant liking to the Tori’s Stylez Tyson Hoodie & Dee Black Dress Pants. This is FREE to group members and only $50L to join the group. With the amount of gifts available, it is well worth the lindens to join.

Putting a Lid on It

I thought I’d try my hand at picking out some updated hair at Dura. Instead, I picked up an old group gift that Love blogged here. The Valentine’s Day Hair and Cap is unisex. A texture change HUD is included for five different color combinations for both the hair and the cap and it is resizable.  The Dura group is FREE to join. I decided to go blonde today, but not quite sure I’m a blonde at heart…

DURA GG Valentine Hair with Cap1

Posing Questions

I was lucky and found some new poses from Poses With Attitude on the Fall ’16 MenStuff Hunt. There is still a few days left on this hunt and all items are $0L-$1L. Now with my holiday shopping done, I can kick back and enjoy the rest of the holiday season….Oh look! New sales notices!!!!!

 

Carson is Wearing…

Outfit: Tori’s Stylez – Tyson Hoodie & Dee Black Dress Pants (Available @ MenStuff LoungeFree Group Gift $OL/$50L to Join

Hair: Dura – Valentine’s Hair & Cap – Free Group Gift  $OL/$OL to Join

Body – ADAM – Male Mesh Body -$1475L  1/2 Price Black Friday Sale

Poses – Poses With Attitude – Fall ’16  MenStuff Hunt $1L

Sim – MALAL Autumn 
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First Flurries

First Flurries

A Few Flurries in the Forecast…

This newest group gift from Tiffany Designs had me thinking about the holidays and the first possible flurries of snowfall… so I headed for a photogenic sim with snow in place to take my picture of it for you.

This is the Henry vintage suit and it comes in one piece for easy fitting. You’ll get all the standard mesh sizes as well as an alpha layer.

Past Group Gifts Still Available!

If it looks familiar, it’s because Tiffany Design’s has put this fabulous suit out before as a group gift, except in a different color. In fact, there are currently four other group gifts out that you can pick up in addition to this suit shown above. You can preview three of the four here:

 

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Loki is wearing…

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
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Outfit – Tiffany Designs – Henry Mesh Formal Outfit * Cream (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 100L to Join)
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Hermoupolis Lake in Paris Land

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Polkadot

Polkadot

I have mentioned before that November is prime Hunting season if you are looking for clothes to fill your wardrobe. And one of my favorite stores for lingerie and intimate apparel has joined in the Hunts, by offering a 1L gift as part of the Master’s of Style Hunt.

Hunting time…

For just 1L and a little hunting time down at the House of Ruby main-store, these Polkadot briefs can be yours to add to your ever expanding wardrobe, gentlemen.

What do you get?

If you’re worried about rather or not this gift will fit you, never fear. I have all the details. You’ll be getting the following layers:

  • Layer for system avatars
  • Slink Hud for mesh bodies
  • Omega Hud for mesh bodies

Polkadot 2

More hunts?

I wasn’t finished for the day though. I had one more hunt I wanted to finish up with for the evening. If you haven’t been checking out all the goodies in store for you with the Menstuff Hunt, do hurry. It ends November 30th, and you won’t want to miss out.

I stopped by Glint and picked up their 1L prize, which is this red crystal necklace for men. It is resizable and nicely detailed and added a terrific finishing touch to what I was wearing.

Until next time!

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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
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Necklace  – Glint – Red Crystal Necklace (1L for the Menstuff Hunt) – Hunt ends Nov 30th!
Briefs  – House of Ruby – Polkadot Gift Boxers for Him (1L Gift for the Master’s of Style Hunt) – Hunt ends Nov 30th!

 

Astrids Signature_Loki