If you are wishing for a Unicorn

Definition 1 of Unicorn related to the BDSM Lifestyle:
There’s a term nearly everybody in the Swinger world, the BDSM world, and the Polyamorous world is familiar with, summarized in one neat, pretty, sparkly mental image of one word: Unicorn. On the surface it’s a simple term, relating to the mythical creature of lore that is rumored to exist but is nearly impossible to find. Furthermore, once found, it’s nearly impossible to keep, for, after all, nobody can really own a unicorn. (credit absinthepassion.wordpress.com )

Definition 2:
Colloquial; Synonym for hot or Bi babe or HBB, often derogatory, condescending, or ironic. A bisexual person usually though not always female, who is willing to join an existing couple, often with the presumption that this person will date and become sexually involved with both members of that couple, and not demand anything or do anything which might cause problems or inconvenience to that couple.

The term is often used to be dismissive of a couple seen to be only superficially polyamorous. Because of the demands that this type of couple places on the woman (that she be single and not take on any additional partners, and become involved with both members of the couple equally, and often “complete” their family as a surrogate mother and housekeeper and/or breadwinner and not do anything that may threaten or disrupt the existing couple), many in the poly community call this type of woman a ‘Unicorn’, as in mythical and not likely to be found, even though there are plenty of bi-poly women around.

Sometimes the unicorn is expected to not develop any emotional attachment and is strictly there for a sexual relationship (equally distributed to both members of the dyad) and/or is prescripted as a secondary. This term is used as a reminder that bi-poly women are people with their own desires, needs, and pre-existing lives, and not fantasy figures or pets.
(credit Urban dictionary.com).

If you are looking for a Unicorn buying this Pouch might be a great deal easier.
And it is a lovely item for the Little in your life. XO

Opening Ceremony UNDERCOVER Unicorn Pouch
Printed leather front
White leather back
Zip back closure
On sale for $60 with further discounts available
Opening Ceremony is closing their stores and temporarily closing their website. The sale is quite good.


Practical Flowers for the Flower Super Moon and Mother’s Day

When is the Super Flower Moon?

May 2020’s full moon phase occurs at precisely 10:45 Universal Time on Thursday, May 7 — a global time that translates to 6:45 a.m. ET and 3:45 a.m. PT. That’s the moment of 100 percent illumination – seeing it before or after that time will offer you a chance to shake your wallet at the moon to come into money! May your skies be clear. XO

Maybe, instead,  you can shake your floral tools at the Super Moon and all your DIY projects will be completed...

Note: this is the last Super Moon for 2020

April Showers bring May Flowers in more ways that one.
Something lovely for all the handy Mothers in the World on Mother’s Day (May 10th, 2020).
Something handy for those Non-Traditional Mother’s and Goddess’, too.

Ms. Fix It Floral Tool Kit $55.00 from ShopBop @Home

DETAILS

  • Includes: Scissor, 10 ft tape measure, four-in-one screwdriver, hammer with a screwdriver
  • Floral print
  • Spot clean
  • Imported, China
  • Pouch shell: 100% polyester
Style #SHOME30258
Measurements
Pouch:
Length: 9.75in / 25cm
Height: 5.5in / 14cm
Depth: 1.75in / 4.5cm
Tackle that lingering household project in style with this convenient toolset, which is extra charming and eye-catching with a vivid floral print.


Happy Chinese Lunar New Year’s Eve 2020 – Year of the Rat!

“Heavy Metal Rat” (Click photo to buy on eBay.)

Welcome to the year of the Rat!

When a Rat Year comes, it generally delivers new experiences with favorable outcomes for all of the signs. The Metal element aspect also indicates success, as this is the element of production. Metal is strong, determined, and resolute.

click on photos for brand


a side note – sweet treats

So, dievca’s cousin said she didn’t think the Church had orechovnik (nut roll) available, but another cousin said he knew a bakery in Ohio which does mail-order and is quite good.

Note: dievca is the youngest of a SLEW of older cousins with an 8-year gap between her and the nearest in age – you know those Catholics, no birth control. 🙄

click photo for website link

Hungarian Apricot Kolaches

dievca ordered a bunch of orechovnik and koláče for her parents and her one brother who is celebrating his birthday. Everything arrived on time and in excellent condition. The koláče went over very well with dievca’s brother and her Mother. Dad prefers his orchnovnik. They froze two extra nut rolls for when dievca arrives in February.

If you read the bakery’s history, it tells about when they decided to focus on one location and online presence – they trimmed their offerings to the most popular items. That ended up being mostly eastern European baked goods.

Apparently a good choice.


still confused about Boxing Day….

Squirrels Fighting over berries Canadian photographer Andre Villeneuve 2013

The New Boxing Day Sport – Shopping

Another ‘sport’ to emerge in recent years is shopping. Sales used to start in January, post-New Year, but the desire to grab a bargain and for shops to off-load stock means many now begin on Boxing Day.

So, do you fight over a bargain on Boxing Day?

 


Christmas Coffee


❤Did you get my Christmas Card? ❤


For the submissive in your Life!

‘This is Ground’ leather cord taco $9.99

Sharing their BDSM leanings with the World in a useful manner. XO

 


Some Things of Use – Holiday Shopping for the Gents

Click on each photo, a link to buy the item is set if wanted.

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Orvis Merino Wool Zipneck Sweater Ocean $119

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CB2 Double Loop Knot $60

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32BarBlues Juke Joint in my House boxer briefs $24

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Orvis personalized leather-bound Atlas Series $49

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Annie B. sea salt caramels 10 pc bag $6

Pendleton Avalanche Coat $295

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Orvis Gentleman’s Pocket Knife $159

 

Prana Journeyman T-shirt Bear Hug $35

Wolf Pack Journeyman T-shirt Wolf Pack Journeyman T-shirt, Matcha Heather

Prana Journeyman T-shirt Wolfpack $17.50

Paper Bag Recycling Bin

Uncommon Goods Paper Bag Recycling Bin $58

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CB2 10 foot Indigo Night Cable $33.99

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CB2 Drop Wireless Indigo Charger $47.96

Stio Men’s Shot 7 Down Jacket $549

Olympia Provisions Summer Sausage $24

Carbon2Cobalt Black Serendipity Sweater $99

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CB2 Heritage Brown Leather Jump Rope

Cotton Gauze Lightweight Grey Bath Robe - Image 2 of 2

CB2 Men’s Cotton Gauze Lightweight Grey Bath Robe $49.95

Daily Calendar Pad 6 Months - Image 1 of 4

CB2 Daily Calendar Pad 6 Months $24

 

 

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ASOBU Black Kool Brew Coffee Maker $39

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Naked Cashmere Riley Unisex Sweater $250

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CB2 Wire Tassel Grey Horsehair Keychain $38.25

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Outdoor Element Flint Multi-Tool Carabiner $14.95

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32BarBlues Jersey Knit cotton sweater $114

Everyone is doing a suggestion list (Have you seen Buzzfeed?) dievca’s is from magazine/catalog clippings she has kept throughout the year – thinking of the men in her Life. Right now she is stuck on her Dad – he needs “gummy” in the waist of his pants…the comfort-waist runs a bit larger than his svelte (very) 30″ waist (28″ maybe). He IS eating. Wish her luck!


A Present for Sir or Madam?

Is it a present if a submissive offers their Sir or Madam a chair orgasm?
A front-row view of masturbation in sexy underpinnings?
Please let dievca know, she’s got the bones of a plan and would love to ‘flesh’ it out.


Special

Christopher Kate Black Intarsia Special Sweater

dievca really wants to buy this sweater for a close friend. It would be given with a great deal of humor.

Because dievca is returning to Scandinavia for work, she’s been running around buying hair dye, allergy meds, Coach items, etc. Some are items people have requested and the rest are gifts dievca has found for friends.

One of her very close friends speaks excellent English. But sometimes words take a different meaning in another country.  Like the word “Special” – here’s the Mirriam-Webster definition:

special

adjective

spe·​cial | \ ˈspe-shəl  \

Definition of special

1distinguished by some unusual quality especially:: being in some way superior our special blend
2held in particular esteem special friend
3areadily distinguishable from others of the same category: UNIQUE they set it apart as a special day of thanksgiving
bof, relating to or constituting a species: SPECIFIC
4being other than the usual: ADDITIONALEXTRA
5designed for a particular purpose or occasion

noun

Definition of special

1one that is used for a special service or occasion caught the commuter special to work
2something (such as a television program) that is not part of a regular series
3a featured dish at a restaurant the specials of the day

 

None of these definitions apply to how, dievca’s friend uses the word, “Special”. The friend uses the word to describe someone who is high maintenance and demanding or a little bit crazy. Someone who is a pain-in-the-neck.    that one? she’s special

The word is said with an inferred eyeball roll.

OK – its sarcasm.

Wouldn’t this sweater be great for someone who is (wait for it….) special herself? dievca’s friend would laugh so hard if she received this sweater as a gift.

Do you know anyone who is…..Special?


Taming the Wild

dievca went with the Catherine Deneuve swept-back bob throughout the winter when she could control her hair.

Summer brings on NYC’s heat and humidity and the curls attached to dievca’s head start to spring out.

Master is pleased. He loves His dievca’s curls and D/s play has a way of making those curls explode with Joy.

That extra hair explosion is tough to control in a glamorous way and tucking dievca’s hair in a baseball cap doesn’t work with a bike helmet.

Thank goodness that hair accessories are making a HUGE comeback.

Now, dievca has used the lovely piece Master gave her for her birthday:

Lauren Landa Wisconsin Moonstone Hairpin

That hairpin is fabulous for an “earthy” look,
but dievca needs some contemporary options to present in.
Tort Hairware from the UK offers those interesting options:

Tort is your hair’s best friend. The item you reach for when you want to feel cute, need to make your day (or outfit) better, or hate everything in your wardrobe. Think of us as a jewellery box for your locks.

Long, short, afro, curly, weave, black, blonde, pink, grey: we don’t discriminate. Our clips have been tested on all hair types meaning there’s something for everyone.

Tort was founded in London by Mona Ghafoori in 2019 after demand from her friends for clips that both hold well, and look cool. The clips are named after powerful women in her life, from a septuagenarian style icon to a trendsetting two-year-old. Life’s too short to have boring hair.


Something of use for the green thumb (or not): Mason Jar Herb Garden

click photo to purchase the kit at Uncommon Goods

Well, the Mason Jars work!
Master’s gift to dievca is a winner. she’s starting to use the herbs. The basil is amazing in a Caprese Salad. The plants are adding a touch of green to dievca’s apartment,
plus, they don’t take up much space.
Something of use for those with a

green thumb.

…or not.


Spring

Photo: Philippe Halsman, Audrey Hepburn jumping

be full of the joys of spring

uk humorous

to be very happy:

She bounced into the office, full of the joys of spring.


Speaking of the Joys of Spring – the gift from Master.
The start of dievca’s Garden.



Three Things to Wish for~

AHH Fornicouture Etna Anal Stimulator

  • This gorgeous anal plug from Coco de Mer, cast in bronze – coated in 24K gold = £408.33

Marla Aaron Biker Chain and Baby Lock Collar

  • An amazing Marla Aaron 15″ collar in sterling silver with a black rhodium finish, 14K gold loops with a 14K gold  carabiner lock = $560.00

Theo James for Hugo Boss

  • The best is Master’s Kiss, free with the offering of your trust and possibly your heart.

 


Year of the Pig 2019

Year of the Earth Pig 2019 :
a year of fortune and luck!

The Pig occupies the last (12th) place in the Chinese Zodiac. You are a “Pig Chinese Zodiac native” if you are born in one of these years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019 .

2019 is a great year to make money, and a good year to invest! 2019 is going to be full of joy, a year of friendship and love for all the zodiac signs; an auspicious year because the Pig attracts success in all the spheres of life.

A Sneak Peek Of What Year 2019 Will Be Like For You

  • 🐀 Rat – A year full of happiness and prosperity!
  • 🐂 Ox – A good year for Ox. A time with good opportunities to make money.
  • 🐅 Tiger – Born in a strong and independent zodiac sign, as a general rule, you do what you please. This year through, you will need to learn how to come to terms with others.
  • 🐇 Rabbit – An excellent year is waiting for you! A bit less wary than usual, you will easily get close to others and make new friends.
  • 🐉 Dragon – For you, the impact of the Pig’s calmness will mean a year of reconsideration.
  • 🐍 Snake – This year you’ll have to be combative and persuasive
  • 🐎 Horse – The year of the Pig 2019 is going to be more auspicious than the Dog Year 2018 !
  • 🐐 Goat – A 2019 year under the mark of chance, when all your ambitions will be fulfilled .
  • 🐒 Monkey – A year under the influence of chance !.
  • 🐓 Rooster – This year you need to actually pay attention to the quality of your relationships with others, if you want to succeed.
  • 🐕 Dog – This year count only on your own efforts to succeed.
  • 🐖 Pig – The year 2019 is yours, right? Start by setting your priorities and then get to work: once you start moving, you will start seeing results.

Perhaps some things to grease your way into the Year of the Pig:

Thank you to TheChineseZodiac.org


So what DID Master and dievca

get for the Holidays?

Well those Aquazzura boots that dievca wanted were $800+, on sale. And the Chloe green leather Trench? $4K.  So, both pieces were dreamy, but not realistic.

dievca asked for more simple items:

Uncommon Goods Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden hydroponic planters (click photo)

she’s desperate to start a garden, again…
and something to carry her jewelry and Collar to Master’s in a slimfit line:

Sundance Catalog Luxurious Leather Jewelry Pouch (click photo)

Master? dievca went very practical after a closet clear-out, which Master loved:


Amazon Prime Holiday Gifts for Him (or Her)

dievca normally buys Holiday Gifts throughout the year. This year, she is running a bit late….hence the Christmas Gift Post for Him on December 15th. All of the items on this page can be bought at Amazon and have Prime shipping available. Hope this list helps you out. XO
(Click on the photos to purchase an item.)

JBL Clip 2 Waterproof Speaker Bluetooth

que Bottle – Designed for Travel and Outdoor. Collapsible Water Bottle – 20oz

32 Degrees Men’s down packable down vests black

Old World Christmas Blown Glass Ornament Coffee Pot

YETI Rambler 18oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Bottle with Cap

Thule Pack ‘n Pedal Commuter Backpack

Swiss Army Knife – Tourist

Blue House Candies, Sea Salt Caramels


Useful items in the City…

…or Elsewhere.

#1 Baggu Nylon Shopping Tote

dievca is on a kick to streamline her closets and hidden spaces. It’s not Maria Kondo: KonMari Method, but it is the “try everything on” (clothing) – “wear everything once to make sure before discarding” (handbags, accessories, shoes) and decide if it is going to useful in 5 years.

dievca has been known to keep something unused for 5+ years and then use it till its falling apart the next 5 years.  “I know why you bought that” is a common statement via dievca’s Mother, dievca’s friends and Master when sorting her stuff.

dievca does not own crap…. so this is an editor’s edit.
Sometimes it takes 5 rounds before something goes, or not.
dievca hates the thought, “I should have kept that _________ (fill in the blank).”

OK, short version.

Weekly, dievca would like to offer pieces that make it through the rounds of editing and have been really useful in NYC. she suspects that they will be useful to others, too.

In no particular order:

#1: Baggu Reusable Shopping Bags

Can be carried in your hand or over your shoulder. Holds 2-3 plastic grocery bags worth of stuff.
Folds into a flat 5 in. x 5 in. pouch. Holds 50 lbs.

25.5 in. H x 15.5 in. W x 6 in. D.
100% ripstop nylon.
Machine washable.
$10

There are larger and smaller options, if you are interested. (click the link above)

dievca has bought these as gifts for New Yorkers, male and female, knowing they fit into a handbag or backpack easily. They are great for shopping, carrying garbage out of a park, collecting papers – anything you need to schlep in the City. The patterns change seasonally and can make a statement.
Yes, Master has some via dievca.

dievca’s Baggu nylon bags are going on 11 years old. she bought her first ones when the company started in 2007. They hold up and wash well.

dievca also has two Baggu leather bags, but that is more a statement on a classic casual handbag shape.
One in brown, one in black.


The language of Flowers: which are you?

Flowers.
A lovely gift to bring someone. Male or Female. A very Dutch gift.
Do you bring flowers that you love? Especially if you don’t know what flowers the giftee loves?
Do you try to guess what they might like?

Or would you think about the flower’s meanings? Send a message?

In dievca’s High School, clubs would sell Carnations on Valentine’s Day to raise money for their activities:

A  White Carnation meant “Friends”
Red meant “Lovers”
Pink meant “Secret Admirer”

For 50 cents, you would pre-order and send the flowers with a message to the classroom where you knew your “target” was sitting. The pink carnations were quite desirable.

Hmm, fun to remember that~wonder if they still do it.

dievca received three sets of flowers for her Birthday.

Which bouquet of flowers do you think is her?


White rose: purity, innocence, reverence, a new beginning, a fresh start.
Red rose: love, I love you
Deep, dark crimson rose: mourning
Pink roses: grace, happiness, gentleness
Yellow rose: joy, friendship, the promise of a new beginning
Orange rose: desire and enthusiasm
Lavender rose: love at first sight
Coral rose: friendship, modesty, sympathy

Celosia (Cockscomb) – Boldness/Courage or Affection, Singularity, Silliness.

Gerber Daisy (Gerbera): Innocence, Purity
Carnation (red): Love, Admiration, Friendship, Pride, Passion
Carnation (yellow): Disappointment, Rejection, Disdain
Hydrangea (foliage and flowers): Thank You for Understanding, sometimes Heartlessness
Rose (red): love, I love you
Mums (yellow): Happiness, also Slighted Love, Dejection
Mums (white): Truth, Hope, Loyal Love, Pure & True Affections

More importantly, which flowers are you?

Farmer’s Almanac Symbolic Meanings of Herbs, Flowers and Other Plants
Aloe Healing, protection, affection
Amaryllis Pride
Anemone Forsaken
Angelica Inspiration
Apple blossom Preference
Arborvitae Unchanging friendship
Aster Symbol of Love, Daintiness
Bachelor’s button Single blessedness
Basil Good wishes
Bay Glory
Begonia Beware
Bittersweet Truth
Black-eyed Susan Justice
Bluebell Humility, kindness
Candytuft Indifference
Carnation Women, Love
– Red carnation My Heart Aches, admiration
– White carnation Innocence, pure love, women’s good luck gift
– Pink carnation I’ll never forget you
– Yellow carnation Disdain, disappointment, rejection
Chamomile Patience
Chives Usefulness
Chrysanthemum Cheerfulness
Clover, white Think of me
Coreopsis Always cheerful
Coriander Hidden worth
Crocus, spring Youthful gladness
Cumin Fidelity
Cyclamen Resignation and good-bye
Daffodil Regard
Daisy Innocence, hope
Dill Powerful against evil
Edelweiss Courage, devotion
Fennel Flattery
Fern Sincerity, humility; also, magic and bonds of love
Forget-me-not True love memories
Gardenia Secret love
Geranium, oak-leaved True friendship
Gladiolus Remembrance
Goldenrod Encouragement, good fortune
Heliotrope Eternal love
Holly Hope
Hollyhock Ambition
Honeysuckle Bonds of love
Horehound Health
Hyacinth Games and sport, playfulness, rashness
– Blue Hyacinth Constancy of love
– Purple Hyacinth Sorrow, forgiveness, regret
– Yellow Hyacinth Jealousy
– White Hyacinth Loveliness, prayers for someone
Hydrangea Gratitude for being understood; frigidity and heartlessness
Hyssop Sacrifice, cleanliness
Iris A message
Ivy Friendship, continuity
Jasmine, white Sweet love
Lady’s-mantle Comforting
Lavender Devotion, virtue
Lemon balm Sympathy
Lilac Joy of youth
Lily, calla Beauty
Lily, day Chinese emblem for mother
Lily-of-the-valley Sweetness, purity
Lotus Flower Purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration, and rebirth
Magnolia Love of nature
Marigold Despair, grief, jealousy
Marjoram Joy and happiness
Mint Virtue
Morning glory Affection
Myrtle Good luck and love in a marriage
Nasturtium Patriotism
Oak Strength
Oregano Substance
Pansy Thoughts
Parsley Festivity
Peony Bashful, happy life
Pine Humility
Poppy, red Consolation
Rhododendron Danger, flee
Rose, red Love, I love you.
Rose, dark crimson Mourning
Rose, pink Happiness
Rose, white Purity, heavenly, I’m worthy of you
Rose, yellow Jealousy, decrease of love
Rosemary Remembrance
Rue Grace, clear vision
Sage Wisdom, immortality
Salvia, blue I think of you
Salvia, red Forever mine
Savory Spice, interest
Sorrel Affection
Southernwood Constancy, jest
Sunflower Adoration
Sweet pea Pleasures
Sweet William Gallantry
Sweet woodruff Humility
Tansy Hostile thoughts
Tarragon Lasting interest
Thyme Courage, strength
Tulip, red Passion, declaration of love
Tulip, yellow Sunshine in your smile
Valerian Readiness
Violet Loyalty, devotion, faithfulness, modesty
Wallflower Faithfulness in adversity
Willow Sadness
Yarrow Everlasting love
Zinnia Thoughts of absent friends

A more complete table can be found here.


Well, you have put up with me….XO

For 5 years (WordPress Anniversary – Thank You) and I have gotten a year older.
I was trying to think what piece of lingerie do I own that makes me feel absolutely fabulous on the lingerie Thursday~ and what I would wear for you, if we were celebrating together.

I came up with the orange Wolford dress and the navy Agent Provocateur silk slip:

Mind you, I do enjoy corsets and latex, but if I am choosing for me and not Master – I go flowy or stretchy, curve-friendly, comfortable, quirky and easy.

What is your “go to” lingerie if its your choice, not your Sir or Madame?

And the lovely item that Master bought for my additional year of Life:

Lauren Landa Wisconsin Moonstone Hairpin

From Bona Drag. (click photo)


A little gift that’s gone a long way: Πετσέτες

Πετσέτες : petseta-pestemali or makropetsa

Are the names for the towels woven on house-looms for housekeeping needs in Crete. Pesstemal for Turkish hamans, futah in France and Tunisia, sarong, kikoy, kangas, shukas…One towel for the World!

Master bought dievca a simply lovely one from the brand:

ΥΦΑΝΤΟΥΡΓΙΑ ΚΡΗΤΗΣ

Πετσέτα

The link above will get you to the same company in Crete — but it might be easier….

ShopBop is offering a lightweight, woven Beach Blanket, too:

click on photo to purchase $50.00

Las Bayadas beach blanket detailed with colorful stripes.

Fabric: Lightweight weave.
40% cotton/30% acrylic/30% polyester.
Wash cold.
Imported, Mexico.

Measurements
Width: 80.25in / 204cm
Length: 70.5in / 179cm


Shedding some light~

“I have not failed 700 times.
I have not failed once.
I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work.
When I have eliminated the ways that will not work,
I will find the way that will work.”
Edison.

Shedding some light on the situation, Master bought His dievca the Block Lamp from MoMa.

(A Valentine’s Day + housewarming gift.)

Finnish designer Harri Koskinen was inspired by industrial glass bricks when he created the Block Lamp (1996), which is featured in the Museum’s collection. Two hand-cast glass blocks conceal a E14, 15-watt bulb within a matte sandblasted bulb shape, creating the illusion of a common light bulb encased in glass. This anniversary edition features a red woven cord and can be placed on a floor or table for ambient lighting.

(click here if you are interested in buying the lamp)


Something for the Noggin. (last minute gift)

NYC is getting colder and dievca is seeing chunky knit hats on the streets. Barneys seems to have a great selection if you need to pick-up a beautiful last-minute gift for the dievca in your Life. 

Wommelsdorff, Eugenia Kim and Lola Hats (dievca’s pick down below).

dievca tried on a bunch, but she like the Lola’s Hats Alpaca/Wool Blends:

Me – Lola Hats Hopscotch Pink

Me- Lola Hats Hopscotch orange

Her coat is this:

Army by Yves Salomon Anorak

Master and a good friend weighed in….which hat do you think won?


Shopping for the Holidays (focus on Him)

Searching Gifts for the Men in your Life can be challenging. Here’s some options dievca ran across along the way. Ranging from $4 to $2750 — you might find something:

Remember Bass Weejun Penny Loafers? dievca found that the G.H. Bass website seemed to have the best options for small odds and ends.  (click here for the G.H. Bass website)
The site is running a 20% off deal.

Eddie Bauer used to have some cool and useful gifts. Not as many, but a few inexpensive pieces and if you need some fleece/outerwear, they are a good source. (click here for the Eddie Bauer website)
The site is running 50% off everything.

dievca bought the Pistachio Pedestal for her brother who loves pistachio nuts. Uncommon Goods has some other nice options for gifts. (click her for the Uncommon Goods website)

The most expensive item on the list is from Bottega Veneta — a designer known for woven leather goods. This backpack comes in amazing colors and will cost you… (click here for the Bottega Veneta website)


Leaving a Footprint

A gift for the Sir or Madame who appreciates fashion.
dievca picked this up at the Met for her Master.
A small touch of Fashion insider knowledge –what is it?

A quirky leather bookmark inspired by Japanese footwear. Celebrating The Costume Institute exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology at The Met, in which inventive creations by Maison Margiela were on view.

 

The cult fashion label expresses its creativity by recycling, transforming, and reinterpreting the quotidian in unexpected ways. The Tabi bookmark displays Maison Martin Margiela’s signature avant-garde sensibility. Handmade in France with the logo stamped in gold.

EDIT FROM OLIVIA KIM: “Always provocative and witty, Maison Martin Margiela accessories are fun and collectible. I love the Tabi bookmark, based on the insole from his iconic split-toe shoes. This is a perfect companion with the Manus x Machina exhibition catalog.”

And where does it come from?

The Footprint of the Iconic Tabi Boots –
A staple for Maison Margiela since A/W 1995-1996

dievca’s gift to Master for His last birthday.  He reads, a lot.


Statement Piece: Azzedine Alaïa Bustier

STUNNING for presentation!

Available at Decades, Inc. for $2700


Keeping cosy…dievca’s wearing her gift to Master.

belstaff-littlehurst-grey-wool-cashmere-sweater

Belstaff Littlehurst Wool Cashmere Sweater

Blow, blow, thou winter wind
Thou art not so unkind
As man’s ingratitude;
Thy tooth is not so keen,
Because thou art not seen,
Although thy breath be rude.

Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship if feigning, most loving mere folly:
Then heigh-ho, the holly!
This life is most jolly.

Metaphor quilted ponte leggings black Sears

Sears Metaphor Quilted Ponte Leggings

Freeze, freeze thou bitter sky,
That does not bite so nigh
As benefits forgot:
Though thou the waters warp,
Thy sting is not so sharp
As a friend remembered not.

Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
Then heigh-ho, the holly!
This life is most jolly.

~William Shakespeare
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Smartwool Popcorn Socks

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Gap + Pendleton ballcap – blue plaid

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Gap + Pendleton utility tote – blue plaid

Étoile Isabel Marant Anthracite Faux Fur Coat

Étoile Isabel Marant Anthracite Faux Fur Coat

Cougar Pillow Boot

Cougar Pillow Boot

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Gap + Pendleton brushed wool scarf – blue plaid

Master’s Gifts are the Belstaff Sweater and Gap x Pendleton Blue Plaid Scarf
dievca isn’t wearing the scarf.

The other pieces are what dievca is wearing in the Midwest…..


A very good friend…

is a drummer.
Rhythms are kept at the dinner table with his fingers and when he really enjoys his meal, he hums.
I’m guessing he drums at work, too.
He has children.
Children always need access to pencils.

The perfect gift:

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Drumstick Pencils Uncommon Goods $8.00 (click photo to purchase)

One gift down.

(OK, dievca knows that she mentioned children in this post…but wouldn’t those pencils be fun in the blindfold/tactile sensation BDSM sense? Hmmm, must tell Master.)

PS. dievca heard a really cool mash-up of Ravel’s Bolero and Little Drummer Boy at the Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Symphonic Band concert, this year. It puts an interesting twist on two tedious favorites. Keep an ear out.


Straight w/small hints of BDSM: Gift Giving

dievca gets ready for the Holidays through out the year.
she starts on Dec. 26th.
dievca knows that other people don’t do that and that they don’t enjoy giving gifts as much as she does.
she thought she could help by offering some suggestions for things she thought were “cool” or “fun”:

ORU BAY folding Kayak $1575.00: (Showing your Trust/Bondage)

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You never know when you need to cross a body of water…you will be ready!

This Is Ground – Venture Backpack $750 (Gorgeous for carrying BDSM “tools”)

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Very handsome and the technical accessories are great, too.

The Land of Nod offers some fun pieces for kids(and Littles):

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The S’more the Merrier Campfire Set

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JellyCat Sloth and Crested Dog

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JellyCat Ostrich

Restoration Hardware Faux Fur Ushanka $41.00 (Sensation Play)

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OK, it’s not so cold in NYC…but something fun for other parts of the country.

The rest of these items are from RESTORATION HARDWARE:

Wooly Plush animals including Unicorns, Elephants and dievca’s favorite — Hedgehogs. (For the Kids and Littles)

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Stocking Stuffers:

Folding Keyboard with Blue Tooth $30.00 (Communication)
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Silver Screen Sleeping Mask $11.00 (Sensation Play)
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Bike Repair Kit $10.00 (practical for dievca)
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Locksmart mini keyless Bluetooth Padlock $69 (Bondage)
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German Goggles $12 (STEAMPUNK cosplay)
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Triple Beam Headlamp $14 (Doctor Fetish)
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Wrist ruler $10 (Stingy Spanking)
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Mobile “Foodie” Survival Kit $14.00 (Sensation play)
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The Gentleman’s Deck $9.00 (Gentleman Dom)
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Artist Notebooks (set of four) $10.00 (To Do list)
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Edible Chemistry Set $9.00 (a gift for dievca – Sensation Play)
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Children’s Card Games $8.00 (Kids and Littles)
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Whatever you end up doing for the Holidays,
gifts – no gifts.
dievca is sending you wishes of No Stress and Joy. XO


Sweet Nothing Gifts by Hermès

dievca is so sorry…..Holiday / Gift Giving Season is about to begin.  she is here to offer you some elegant, yet, simple gifts from Hermès that might help with your Host/Hostess gifts or something for those Sirs and Madams who have everything.

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Leather Pocket Screw

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Leather Silver Pocket Cigar Cutter

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Red & Green Rope Playing Cards

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Red & Grey Playing Cards

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Pelouse Chevre Zulu Coin Purse

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Pelouse Chevre Zulu High Coin Purse

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Jules Lambskin Pouch

Good Luck to you for the Season. XO

(All items were on Gilt.com, but may have sold out. Just some ideas.)