‘After Christmas’ Coffee Humor with Conde Nast

“Now we’ll need a sitter for New Year’s Eve.”
~Sidney Harris

Are you ready for the New Year celebrations?!?!


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?

 


“No man is a failure who has friends.”

dievca is worried about this happening at Christmas dinner:

But she has fantastic friends, so dinner should be more elegant:
It doesn’t matter as long as everyone feels welcome and enjoys themselves.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!
from dievca’s home to yours

XO🎄

Quote from 'It's a Wonderful Life'

Just lounging around this Christmas Eve!

Graphic: Al Moore, pin-up

Christmas Coffee


❤Did you get my Christmas Card? ❤


Getting it together…Dinner for 8


Master is traveling to family for the Holidays.
dievca is staying in NYC.
she proposed a Christmas dinner to some friends
and they took her up in it!
It looks like those Christmas decorations do need to be put up.
Whee!

Chinti and Parker ‘Winterlust’ Sweater

dievca might have to wear her version of an ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’.
This is as close as she gets….something a smidgen cheesy.

 


Coffee and Pine fragrances~

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Wanelo MKedra Handmade fragrant coffee ornament (click photo to buy)

Invigorating scents for a Monday Morning!
Have a great week.

 


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

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

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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!


Bem vinda = Welcome

Twisted, cobblestone streets add to the intimacy of sharing a flat with three people. One of which had no luggage arrive. Shared clothes and underpinnings (new Bjorn Borg underwear passed along permanently) – after a shower… The plan for the evening:

Tapas
Metro Ride
First Portuguese Football Match of the Season, Liga NOS

Benfica vs. Pacos Ferreira – Benfica won 5- 0

Great stadium, fun crowd, uneven teams, awkward yet passionate cheerleaders.
From a past Life, dievca still tries to catch a soccer match while traveling for the flavor of a city.

Photos: dievca, Lisbon Portugal 08/2019