You Had Me At Coconut Cream

I used to bake a lot of pies. I have a crummy oven now, so I rarely make them any more, but I always loved making my own pie crust, then filling it with something yummy. Toasted coconut flakes atop a pale vanilla custard, brimming with more of those delicious morsels – no meringue – in a buttery, flaky pastry shell. I can taste it now, if I close my eyes and shut my mouth (to prevent drooling down my chin).

I was so excited to see the latest release from {what next} for Collabor88. The “Patisserie” Kitchen Decor set is a baker’s delight. As usual, each item comes with texture-change options and unbelievably, each one weighs in at only one Land Impact each. I remember the days when a single table setting gobbled up 20 or more prims. With this set you can get your bake on with the full set for a grand total of only five LI!

If you need a place to display all of these goodies, head over to the Kuro main store for this pretty and practical kitchen. The timing couldn’t be better.

I may just whip up a batch of pie crust later. Writing about coconut cream pie is causing my tummy to growl. More likely, though, I’ll just see how well my memories satisfy my craving…then head to the bakery for a second-rate version I can critique with the hauteur of true Baking Queen.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*From {what next} by Winter Thorn:
{what next} Patisserie Kitchen Decor (available singly or in a fatpack at Collabor88 September 2017)
{what next} ‘Patisserie’ Kitchen Mixer
{what next} ‘Patisserie’ Bowls Decor
{what next} ‘Patisserie’ Kitchen Utensils
{what next} ‘Patisserie’ Dish Drainer
{what next} ‘Patisserie’ Bake Decor

{what next} Country Kitchen Cookbook

*From Kuro by Luana Dawg (new releases at the main store):
Kuro – Blue kitchen island
Kuro – Blue kitchen cabinets
Kuro – Lighted shelves
Kuro – Rustic stool
Kuro – Mesh divider (decorated white)

From MadPea by Electronic Mode (from the GOFBB gacha):
MadPea GOFBB Measuring Spoons
MadPea GOFBB Cooking Pan
MadPea GOFBB Tin of Brown Sugar
MadPea GOFBB Tin of Icing Sugar
MadPea GOFBB Tin of Baking Powder
MadPea GOFBB Milk Jug

Tres Blah -tb- Kitchen Basics – Baking RARE by Julliette Westerburg (gacha prize)
[ keke ] simple kitchen clutter . bowls by Kean Kelly
[Krescendo] Kitchen Creed Frames – 9 (w) by KrescendoStore (gacha prize)
Scarlet Creative Carnaval 2 by Charlotte Bartlett (previous Luxe Box release)

Contemplation In Pink Heels

Sometimes a bit of quiet contemplation is necessary. Pink heels are optional.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*From BishBox August 2017:
*Romper: VARONIS – Alice Playsuit (Maitreya) by ZaraSuto
*Tattoo: Suicide Gurls – Bettie & Jayne Tattoo by beb418

*Shoes: *Shoes & socks: -Eliza Heels (Candy) by Darling Monday (available at Uber through September 23)
Hair: MINA Hair – Lily by Mina Nakamura (available at Uber through September 23)
Mesh body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Mesh head: .LeLutka.Head.May 3.0 by JadenArt
Mesh head applier: itGirls – Jean Lelutka Applier – Tan Face by Annie Jolifaunt (available at Uber August 2017)
Mesh body applier: itGirls – Fade Body Applier – Maitreya by Annie Jolifaunt

Chair/pose: dust bunny . folding fur chair by lxlNoel
Bench: Soy. Shag Shag Stool [Beige] by Soyoy
Candles: +Half-Deer+ Everlight Candles by Halogen Magic (available at Blush through August 28)
*Screen: [ keke ] winter screen – stars white by Kean Kelly
Rug: Kalopsia – Emily’s Faux Fur Rug by Isabeau Baragula (gacha prize)
Build: L2 Studio SHOP 02 by Lindini2 Lane

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

Plucking petals is a perplexing way to determine a passionate dalliance. But perhaps it is as scientific as any other type of chemistry.

I am having fun with the poses from Pose Fair 2017. To stage this scene, I combined two poses: the base pose is part of the Angel seat from Artis and the hand and face position is created by adding one of the Bento poses from [addme.]. I am loving the ability to customise poses that Bento has brought to the grid. It is the difference between having a good shot become a perfect one.

I missed last month’s Luxe Box, so I made sure to get in early for April, and I wasn’t disappointed. I adore this ponytail from Moon. Hair. and the jumpsuit from ISON is typically sublime. While you can see little of the skybox from hive in the photo, it is one of my favourites from this subscription box. Don’t be surprised if you see it featured again.

*plucks another petal and stops…was that a “He loves me” or a “He loves me not?”

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Jumpsuit: ISON – kelly jumpsuit -maitreya by Harry Hyx (from Luxe Box April 2017)
Hair: Moon. Hair. // Elusory by Silent Acoustic (from Luxe Box April 2017)
*Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 by Catwa Clip
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Mesh hands: VISTA PROHANDS FEM V.2FINAL by VistaMesh
*Mesh head applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen ‘Freya’ Catwa (Catya_bento) Applier – 03. Tone by Silent Alchemi
*Mesh body applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen Maitreya Body Skin Applier – 03. Tone v1.0 by Silent Alchemi
*Freckles: .::Nanika::. KIRA Freckles by sDEVAs

Bench/pose: Artis – Angel seat black HH by Tamara Artis (available at Pose Fair 2017 through April 29)
Additional pose: [addme.] Pose#091-5mirrorBento by Ryo2014 (available at Pose Fair 2017 through April 29)
*Roses: [ keke ] rose heart – red by Kean Kelly
Curtains: ionic : Translucent curtain by Iakua Arriaga (gacha prize)
Build: hive // tabby’s terrace skybox [luxe box exclusive] by TheHiveStore
Photo taken using LUMIPro 2017 by Stefan Buscaylet