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.


“A Better Cup by Design” – a NYC tradition

Nutz4Nutz Candied Nut Cart NYC

When dievca first moved to NYC, she was mesmerized by the lovely smells emanating from the nut sellers carts. Every time she walks by, her mouth waters…. But after buying the nuts three times from various carts around the city to ill effect. dievca sniffs deeply and walks past.

In the 1920’s a Times Square nut seller switched gears with the market during the Depression and created a standard that still sells nationally.

A little nut/coffee/NYC History:
The chain, Chock full o’Nuts,  was founded by William Black, who sold nuts in Times Square to theater-goers. In 1926, he opened a store on Broadway and 43rd Street, eventually adding 17 more. When the Depression settled in, New Yorkers could no longer afford the luxury of shelled nuts, so Black converted his shops into lunch counters, selling coffee and sandwiches.

Their signature “nutted cheese” sandwich, made of cream cheese and chopped nuts on dark raisin bread, cost a nickel with a cup of coffee when the company was founded. When coffee prices went up in the 1950s, Black, like other restaurateurs, held to a 5-cent cup of coffee by watering it down. But he soon broke ranks and raised the price, announcing that he refused to compromise on quality.

In 1953, the coffee brand was introduced to supermarkets. Several years later baseball star Jackie Robinson became the company’s vice president and director of personnel, after retiring from the game. In 1961, Chock full o’Nuts introduced a brand of instant coffee.

Within that decade the chain had approximately 80 restaurants in the New York City area. Hygiene was a selling point, with the sandwiches advertised as “untouched by human hands”. Cooks used tongs to assemble them.

In the 1970s, the lunch counters gradually closed. After Black died, the company sold its remaining 17 restaurants to the restaurant company Riese Bros.

On September 10, 2010, the company announced it was returning to the lunch counter business by opening its first store in almost 30 years, on West 23rd Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue in Manhattan. The company said it planned to add stores and kiosks in New York City serving the “nutted cheese” sandwich and other traditional Chock full o’Nuts menu items (plus new choices).

The youngest franchise owner in the years after the comeback was Corey Torjesen of Staten Island, New York who opened a Chock full o’Nuts franchise at the age of 19 with his own money which he saved up from a newspaper route. The 23rd Street store closed in 2012.

To assure those with allergies to nuts, the company began adding the slogan “NO NUTS! 100 % Coffee” to its packaging in the 2000s.

The company also sells its single-serve K-Cup variation called “A Better Cup by Design”

How did this NYC history lesson come about? dievca has been enjoying the 100% Colombian version of Chock full o’Nuts. It’s a good, solid basic coffee and not too expensive from Wal-Mart (about $6).  Always a pleasure to find something simple for a good price.

Photo: dievca NYC 07/2019


Well, this would take care of….

Presentation  Outfit problems:

Ruched Ruffle Dress. AREA

Stretch, via elastic and lycra, goes a long way towards forgiving a body. XO

DETAILS:
$895
Color: Cerulean
Self: 44% cotton, 31% polyamide, 21% poly, 4% elastan
Lining: 95% poly 5% spandex
Made in USA
Dry clean only
Fully lined
Smocked elastic fabric detail throughout
Asymmetrical ruffled trim on front
Stretch fit
Metallic lurex fabric

And if you forget to bring Master or Mistresses’ Collar and Lead:

AREA Crystal Choker Strap Mini Dress in Graphite

DETAILS:
$695
Color: Graphite
Self: 44% cotton, 31% polyamide, 21% poly, 4% elastan
Lining: 95% poly 5% spandex
Made in USA
Dry clean only
Fully lined
Hidden back zip closure
Metallic threading detail throughout
Crystal-embellished shoulder strap

Both dresses available at http://www.fwrd.com


So you are clicking, is there a SPARK?


The stove is clicking and the electric spark is working.
click, click, click, click, click
Too bad it won’t turn off…
It’s a morning – dievca needs to get to work.
she doesn’t think that there is a gas smell~

All top pieces removed.
Stove surface wiped with a clean dry cloth.
Oven on a 350F to see if heat can evaporate any excess moisture.
Maintenace Guy on the way in 30 min.

Thank goodness for canned coffee.
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For the Master or Mistress of BBQ

Master is heading over to a friend’s Brownstone to be the “Master of the BBQ”.
They are European and haven’t learned the fine art of grilling.
dievca heard some mumbling about the grill not being cleaned properly, etc.
she really wants to send over these naughty roasting sticks:

Let’s take a closer look:

There are “kid-friendly” and “transgender” options, too.

Or you can buy a Gay couple, a Lesbian couple, singles….
Available at Amazon: 805 Metal Craft


From a Bombshell – Happy 4th of July!

Ava Gardner

Sun, Sand, Sea, and Fireworks in your Future?
Fabulous!


Advice…for the submissive.

In a nutshell: Advice giving usually doesn’t work, and often completely backfires.

To be fair, we all find ways to tell others how to live. We can’t help it. We all have strong points of view and believe that others should do or think as we do. And most of us are comfortable expressing those views to others, whether they’re interested or not.

Yet, research using reactance theory informs us that whenever someone tells us what to do and how to do it, we respond with defensive defiance because we want to maximize our personal freedom and decision making.

If we really want to encourage behavior (or belief) change in others we actually need to move away from advice-giving (especially when our advice is unsolicited) and toward modeling. In other words, we need to be an example for others rather than telling them what to do.

Research on observational learning (in conjunction with an understanding of reactance theory) suggests that while people will resist unsolicited advice and instruction, they will follow the behaviors of others—especially when there appear to be good and reinforcing outcomes from these behaviors (or beliefs).

Hmmm…

dievca is still going to give you her advice:

TRY ON YOUR PRESENTATION OUTFIT BEFORE SHOWING UP AT YOUR MASTER OR MISTRESS’ PLACE.

dievca ended up with a Corset Disaster, yesterday. It shrunk from handwashing and dievca’s boobs are running larger. All the hooks closed and she could pull the ties, but she looked like a muffin popping over the tin.

Master’s solution to dievca’s problem was easy:

“Try the outfit on before meeting for D/s”

dievca does plan to heed Master’s advice, will you plan to heed dievca’s advice?