Forum Activity for @serenek-timeless

Serenek Timeless
@serenek-timeless
12 Apr 2021 09:42:21AM
32 posts

18th Century Food - Hot Chocolate!!!


Historical Research


I came upon a most interesting article published in the "Jane Austen's World" blog about how chocolate came to Europe (apparently it arrived in Spain in 1585) and how recipes for hot chocolate changed over time.  Originally hot chocolate was prepared with chile peppers (reflecting its Mexican roots) and was as popular as tea and coffee among the upper classes of Europe. But tastes changed over time as the refining of chocolate got more sophisticated until the recipes for hot chocolate and chocolate candies in the 18th century omitted the chiles and began to approximate their modern day counterparts.  Here's the link to the blog article which, in turn contains links to other sources on the topic.

https://janeaustensworld.com/2008/08/09/hot-chocolate-18th-19th-century-style/

Serenek Timeless
@serenek-timeless
04 Apr 2021 12:00:41PM
32 posts

18th c. Life: An Online Resource


Historical Research


Jas. Townsend & Son Inc. is a manufacturer and retailer of quality reproduction 18th and early 19th Century clothing and personal accessories. They provide goods to the living history community, historic sites, museums, and theatrical, motion picture, and television production companies.  What's more, they have a website and a YouTube channel which are full of great information about how people lived in the 18th century.  Check them out:

Townsends YouTube Channel

Townsends Website

Serenek Timeless
@serenek-timeless
04 Apr 2021 11:39:45AM
32 posts

Looking Your Best in the 18th Century: Clothing & Hairstyles


Historical Research


We are very blessed in 18th century SL to be able to throw on a gown (or frock coat), add a body alpha to make sure the clothing fits correctly, and toss on the appropriate hairstyle or wig all pre-styled and fitted.  And presto! -- we're dressed.  It wasn't actually like that in the 18th century.  Take a look at the videos below to see why it took awhile to get oneself looking proper enough to go out in public.  The videos also answer the burning question of why there were so many servants in the 18th century -- nobody would have been able to get dressed without them!

How 18th c. Women Got Dressed

From the National Museums in Liverpool - Getting Dressed in 18th c. England

18th c. Women's Hair Styling

18th Century Hair Styling with American Duchess

For even more on 18th c. women's clothing check out The American Duchess YouTube channel .

How 18th c. Men Got Dressed

From the National Museums in Liverpool - Getting Dressed in 18th c. England - Men

And here are a few other interesting video tidbits on men's clothing:

French Gentleman Getting Dressed in the 18th c.

Dressing a British Grenadier


updated by @serenek-timeless: 04 Apr 2021 11:50:37AM
Serenek Timeless
@serenek-timeless
24 Aug 2020 06:19:55PM
32 posts

AoR Concepts (v 1.0)


Construction Zone

Tatiana and I have received some comments on the AoR Concepts paper via notecard inworld.  I am going to summarize them (anonymously) here so that we have a complete record of the feedback all in one place.

-------------

  • Concerns were raised about limiting people to membership in just one community.  It was noted that in the 18th c. there were people who owned property in and travelled back and forth between two (or more) countries.  Further, there are a number of AoR potentil users who are already parts of more than one AoR region.
  • The meaning of the symbols on the current version of the AoR HUD (the √, X, and - ) isn't clear to some on first glance.

  • It was suggested that the AoR HUD have a minimize button as well as a close/detach button.

  • Can the HUD Meter text be configurable to show to all, group, self? Some find it very annoying to see a room full of floating text at a community gathering. Along the same lines, it would be helpful if one could configure the visibility of others' Meter text even if one is nott using the AoR system personally. 

  • Similarly, lots of floating text above AoR objects, like food,  should be minimized.  It would be preferrable to see the details upon mouse hover, with perhaps a simple bit of floating text or a floating symbol to alert one that the food is not merely a prop.
Serenek Timeless
@serenek-timeless
15 Aug 2020 09:47:28PM
32 posts

AoR Concepts (v 1.0)


Construction Zone

Your first look at some of the details we envision for AoR (all 13 fun-filled pages!) can be found in the newly posted " AoR Concepts (v.1.0) - Public " document in the AoR Planning Folder.  We want your feedback, so please provide your comments, ideas, and questions as responses to this post.  


updated by @serenek-timeless: 15 Aug 2020 10:02:51PM
Serenek Timeless
@serenek-timeless
18 Oct 2018 06:49:41PM
32 posts

Philomena Fall Fling Cart Sale


Business Announcements


The Town of Philomena is hosting its big fall merchant cart sale from October 19-28.  This an event for anyone who loves the grace and and richness of the late Victorian and early 20th century periods.

The carts are brimming with vintage clothing, home furnishings, indoor and outdoor decor items and much more, all at sale prices with some amazing bargains.

BLOG page (with cart preview pictures):
https://thetownofphilomena.wordpress.com/the-philomena-fall-fling-cart-sale/

SALE LOCATION
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Myron/104/239/35

Serenek Timeless
@serenek-timeless
05 Dec 2016 08:11:46AM
32 posts

Rocca Sorrentina Christmas Market: December 5-January 6


Communty News & Events


Fountain Plaza on Rocca Sorrentina is abuzz with market stalls from some of the finest 18th century creators in Second Life - clothing, art, furniture and decor.  You'll find some of their latest creations as well as items specifically designed for the holiday season.

Here's your carriage: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rocca%20Sorrentina/46/65/23

Serenek Timeless
@serenek-timeless
05 Dec 2016 07:46:55AM
32 posts

Extra Region Prims Have Arrived! What will you do with yours?


General Discussion

Tatiana Dokuchic:

I can confirm that private regions have received their extra prim allowance today!!  Woohoo!!

I'm not really sure what I'm going to be doing with mine though my Christmas decorating can be a bit more extravagent than usual.  How about you?  Any projects planned?

Over the weekend we gave prim increases to our rent-paying Rocca Sorrentina residents (no increases in rent, of course!).  There are still plenty of new, extra prims left over and we are thinking about what to do with them.

Serenek Timeless
@serenek-timeless
08 Mar 2016 05:10:17PM
32 posts

Baking for the First Time


QH Resources & Guides

Chefs beware - if you let your food burn on the stove because you are too busy IMing to notice when the stove tells you it is done, your fish disappears and you get nothing.

Serenek Timeless
@serenek-timeless
15 Oct 2016 09:42:16PM
32 posts

The Great Grape Hunt on Rocca Sorrentina - October 15-23


Communty News & Events


The Rocca Sorrentina vineyard workers have made a mess. They've dropped 10 white grape clusters and 10 red grape clusters all over the island in public places. Some of those places are inside public buildings and some outside. Each cluster is named for a different variety of Italian wine grape.

You can win prizes donated by our merchants and residents by helping us find the grapes. Here's how it works:

• If you see a grape cluster as you're strolling the island, take a copy.
• Keep all your grapes in a folder WITH YOUR NAME ON IT.
• When you've found all 20 (or when the hunt closes) give your folder to Serenek Timeless who will send you prizes. Depending on how many clusters you have here's what you win:

------------------------------------------
8 Grape Clusters - Capitano's Prize
------------------------------------------

Capitanos Prize.jpg

- Round wine table (donated by Sere Timeless and Timeless Decor)
- Round cream rug with grape vines (donated by Sere Timeless and Timeless Decor)
- "Young Vines Under Stormy Skies" - framed original photograph (donated by Candace Ducatillon))
- Cinnabar & Gold Asian Pedestal Serving Plate (donated by Lorsange de Sade (sisterbutta))

------------------------------------------------
12 Grape Clusters - Governatore's Prize
------------------------------------------------

Governatores Prize.jpg
All of the items in the Capitano's Prize PLUS:

- Tray of Fermented Magic Pumpkin Juice (donated by Nimue Brezoianu and L' Optimiste)
- Sorrentina Trinket Box (donated by Claire-Sophie de Rocoulle)
- Wine Rack - Dark Wood (donated by Cara Cali and Botanica)
- "The Grape Harvest" - frame original photograph (donated by Lady Leena Fandango)
- Dark Wood & Tile Wine Tray (donated by Sere Timeless and Timeless Decor)

------------------------------------------------
20 Grape Clusters - Grand Prize
------------------------------------------------
All of the items in the Capitano's and Governatiore's Prizes PLUS:

Grand Prize_001.jpg    Grand Prize_002.jpg

- Decorative Wood Urn (donated by Alessandra de Fiorentino-Conti and Jean-Matisse of Madame et Matisse)
- Painting - Still Life with Grapes & Flowers by J. van Ost (donated by Serenek Timeless and Timeless Decor)
- Six Pounder 18th century Cannon (donated by Aldo Stern)
- Gift Certificate for a Small Sword NOTE: only 10 of these will be given out (donated by Ernst Osterham and Albion Imports)
- Wine Cabinet (donated by Serenek Timeles and Timeless Decor)
- Grapes in a Crystal Bown (donated by Serenek Timeles and Timeless Decor)
- Garden Fountain with Flower Planter (donated by Serenek Timeles and Timeless Decor)

1