Sending Warm Wishes!
XO your dievča
Pin-Up: Baron von Lind
Setting the mood:
Master has been interested in opening Presents this Season –
La Perla may be able to help.
Photo: dievca – a Mini who hit an elf in NYC 12/2121
dievca is heading to Master’s for Christmas Eve, as He just got back from Ireland – she knows He brought home some hooch…
OK, maybe we shouldn’t be using the word “hooch” (noun – informal)
alcoholic liquor, especially inferior or illicit whiskey.
Irish Coffee is a cocktail consisting of hot coffee, Irish whiskey (excellent), and sugar, stirred, and topped with cream. The coffee is drunk through the cream. The original Irish Coffee was created by an airport chef named Joe Sheridandievca, who worked at the little Foynes airport near Limerick, according to the Ireland Whiskey Trail. He whipped it up one rainy winter night for passengers whose plane got turned around due to a storm. He later moved to the Shannon Airport, and took the drink with him.
(Note: In 19th-century France, a mixture of coffee and spirits was called a gloria.)
Main alcohol: Irish whiskey
Ingredients: 1 1/3 oz (2 parts) Irish whiskey, 1 oz (1½ parts) Fresh cream, 1 tsp. Brown sugar, 2 2/3 oz (4 parts) Hot coffee
Preparation: Heat the coffee, whiskey and sugar; do not boil. Pour into glass and top with cream by carefully pouring it over the back of a spoon initially held just above the surface of the coffee and gradually raised a little until the entire layer is floated.
Drinkware: Irish coffee mug
Inventor: Joe Sheridan
As Omicron moves into NYC – venues and events are being closed/canceled. dievca’s Holiday Gala was an early casualty. Too bad it was canceled after she had bought the dress…
Here was the plan:
–Dries van Noten Red Drape Dress
–John Galliano Heels
–Perrin Le Rond Bag Blue
–Ben-Amun Cabochon Earrings
–Vintage Emerald Ring
–Dainty Dagger Sapphire Ring
OK, Plan B – wear the dress to Master’s and have a smaller personal Gala!
Sometimes you serve sexually, sometimes you serve domestically.
Holiday wrapping party today with dievca serving her Master.
Package wrapping elegance!
And maybe a treat afterward~
The Adjustable Bondage Angela is the ultimate in Bordelle bondage luxe, with total adjustability to flatter every curve. This piece is made up of over 150 24k gold-plated components. Each dress takes a whole day to make! Limited edition colourway – Eden. $1094.00
- Satin elastic dress in rich Eden
- Signature satin elastic strapping
- Adjustable through the back
- Includes suspender clips; wear with garters or stockings
- 24k gold plated zip fastening
- Made up of 140 24k gold-plated components
Care and Composition:
Elastic: 89% Polyamide, 11% Elastane.
Delicate hand wash separately.
They always have suggestions for improving a mood and in dievca’s case 6 out of these 34 suggestions worked.
- De-clutter. Getting organized can help us feel instantly calmer. Just five to ten minutes is enough to tackle a small project, like a desk or the kitchen table.
- Rearrange some furniture. Changing an environment can help us feel refreshed, enabling us to bust out of a negative mood.
- Get some sun. A boost of vitamin D can keep the blues at bay. Head outside for a brisk walk around the block. If that’s not possible, station yourself near a window for a few minutes.
- Spend time with Friends. If you want to be happy and calm, spend time around calm, happy people.
- Celebrate good times. Look at happy photos or spend a minute or so thinking back on positive memories (that first 5K finish line, a group trip to the waterpark, that amazing scone from a no-name coffee shop)—nostalgia can trigger happiness.
- Eat for a positive mood. We are what we eat, so step away from the unhappy meal. Instead, try out these meals to boost your mood. Up the happiness quotient by setting a nice place for yourself, lighting a candle, and giving thanks for the meal.
dievca allowed herself to decorate the apartment lightly – she felt less stressed when she decided that she didn’t have to do the full Christmas blowout. Holiday Hints throughout the apartment has made it feel festive for guests and herself. Having dinner with lovely people completed her mood change.
What works for you?
Photos: dievca home decor 12/2021
As dievca mentioned yesterday – she’s crabby.
That spills onto dressing, as well, and she is just trying to keep it simple. she thinks she managed getting herself together reasonably well.
- Max Mara Black Cashmere T-shirt Sweater
- Machete Chain Necklace
- Tahari Black Faux Suede Pants
- Gianvitto Rossi Black Combat Boots
- Max Mara Camel Vintage Cashmere Coat
- Primecut Shearling Blackpack – multicolored
- Portolano Black Cashmere Hat
- Portolano Black Leather Grommet Gloves
- Black Cashmere Knit Scarf
- MAC Russian Red Lipstick
dievca is hoping you are less crabby and getting it together better than she is~ XO
dievca is NOT feeling it.
Normally she embraces the Holidays and decorates at the beginning of December. The tree is in storage, the decorations are in storage, the Christmas Cards for the tips are not done, she is NOT motivated…
Except friends are coming over for dinner and they have children. Tomorrow morning, dievca will schlep her a** to storage and dig everything out, then clean house and set-up the Christmas decorations before making dinner.
Pick which Christmas Curmedgean fits….
The Elder Statesman
dievca shops year round for her Holiday gifts. That said, she also keeps an eye out for items that might be of interest to people of the Masculine persuation ~ or those who like practical and streamlined items. she has the following suggestions for the Holiday 2021 season (UO = Urban Outiftters, top items until the Yellow Submarine Towel – the second set of items are from Huckberry – a great Masculine driver space, Google Image search a photo and it should take you to the item webpage, last two items from Theragun):
—IN the frosty season, when the sun
Was set, and, visible for many a mile,
The cottage windows through the twilight blazed,
I heeded not the summons: happy time
It was indeed for all of us; for me
It was a time of rapture. Clear and loud
The village clock tolled six. I wheel’d about,
Proud and exulting, like an untired horse
That cares not for its home. All shod with steel,
We hiss’d along the polish’d ice in games
Confederate, imitative of the chase
And woodland pleasures,—the resounding horn,
The pack loud-bellowing, and the hunted hare.
So through the darkness and the cold we flew,
And not a voice was idle: with the din
Meanwhile the precipices rang aloud;
The leafless trees and every icy crag
Tingled like iron; while the distant hills
Into the tumult sent an alien sound
Of melancholy, not unnoticed, while the stars,
Eastward, were sparkling clear, and in the west
The orange sky of evening died away.
Not seldom from the uproar I retired
Into a silent bay, or sportively
Glanced sideway, leaving the tumultuous throng,
To cut across the image of a star
That gleam’d upon the ice; and oftentimes,
When we had given our bodies to the wind,
And all the shadowy banks on either side
Came sweeping through the darkness, spinning still
The rapid line of motion, then at once
Have I, reclining back upon my heels,
Stopp’d short; yet still the solitary cliffs
Wheel’d by me, even as if the earth had roll’d
With visible motion her diurnal round.
Behind me did they stretch in solemn train,
Feebler and feebler, and I stood and watch’d
Till all was tranquil as a summer sea.
By William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
Gucci Crystal-embellished Heart Clutch $8500 at My Theresa
This opulent clutch from Gucci is the ultimate statement accessory. It resembles an anatomical heart in shape and is fully encrusted with crystals for maximum impact.
colour of chain strap: silver
chain shoulder strap
Made in Italy
comes with dust bag
Designer colour name: 9068 0926/Crys/Crea
size & fit
Max. height 16cm-6.5″
Max. width 10cm-4″
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We are in the midst of the 2021 Holiday Season
- For the USA – Thanksgivng happened last Thursday,
- Hanukkah started last night,
- We pushed through Black Friday
- Cyber Monday is today
- Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s are upcoming
That means Holiday Coffee:
Peppermint, Pumpkin, Whipped Cream, Gingerbread, Apple Cider, Cardamom, Sugar Cookie, Egg Nog, etc.
dievca wants a black coffee. Keep it simple.
Just incase you wanted to know how to “Gird Your Loins” – or “prepare for battle”, here is a diagram:
From entomo- + -phile; hence literally “insect-loving”.
entomophile (not comparable)
(of a type of pollen) Being transported by insects, rather than carried on the air.
(of a type of flower or plant) Having such pollen.
entomophile (plural entomophiles)
A flower whose pollen is transported by insects, rather than carried on the air.
A person who likes insects.
Joanna Buchanan Bug Clip Sets add sparkle and nature to your Holiday Table, Gifts, and Decor.
Or something for a hint of Joy throughout the year.
SSENSE Exclusive Silver Rhinestone Water Bottle
Stainless steel bottle in silver-tone. Crystal-cut detailing throughout. Metal carry handle at tonal screw top. Logo engraved at base. Approx. 3″ diameter x 10″ height.
Available exclusively at SSENSE.
Supplier color: Silver
Stainless steel, crystal.
$100 , ssense private sale $81
A glamourous reminder to stay hydrated.
Or an excellent gift for your Little.
dievca was interested in sharing this washable silk set from Lunya $198 because of the lovely colors and sensual slouchy fit. With 4.5 stars out of 1258 reviews, she thought it sounded good. Then dievca read the one star and two star reviews — customer service is slow to respond, the set wrinkles easily while sleeping or after washing and the large tee with small shorts might not be that sexy…
Such a bummer because dievca is loving the colors, but the colors only come with the sleep sets….
Do we give it a try or pass?