Cupcake Stop

Cupcake Stop

I don’t know about you, but I love handbags in real life and Second Life. My newest addition comes from Zenith. You can pick this up (along with the outfit) at Kustom9. The backpack has an animation arm hold in it that can be turned on or off. The outfit and bags come in a variety of fall colors. Best of all this is a gacha with a 69L pull. All of the colors go well together, so you can mix and match and outfit.

I recently started a Flickr group called for your pics of handbags and purses. Please show them off! I’d love to see what you’re wearing them with. I’ll be inviting some pictures in as I see them.

an lar [poses] The Marilyn Series @ The Liaison Collaborative (note: the backpack is posing the left arm)

=Zenith=Leather Fringe Backpack (Camel) @Kustom9
=Zenith=Cross straps sweater (Rose) @Kustom9
=Zenith=Leather Skinny legging (Begie) @Kustom9
REIGN.- Platform Heels FLF
MINA Hair – Valerie (materials)
Cae :: Etoiles :: Collection @ Cosmopolitan
IKON – Triumph Eyes – Fjord
Maitreya – Mesh Body – Lara
LAQ – Mesh Head Trinity
Glam Affair – Meredith
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hand

Bakery from Ariskea @ Arcade. See it here.

Macaron: What’s in it anyways?

La Patisserie

Macaroon, macaron, and macarena. What’s the difference? What’s in a macaron? How many macaroons can I shove in my mouth while doing the macarena anyways? Let’s ask La Patisserie owner and confections collector, Caroline Apollo.

First of all, the macaron and macaroon look nothing a like. A macaron looks more like an elegant cookie sandwich and a macaroon appears more like a cookie drop. The macaron is very colorful and can be found at weddings, showers, and tea parties. It is made with ingredients such as almond flour and can be filled with ganache. You’ll find macarons in a large variety of flavors. The macaroon on the other hand is made of coconut and contains no flour. The macaroon is often dipped in chocolate. You could prepare this treat in a few minutes, while the macaron will take hours.

I don’t believe that either of these two confections have anything to do with the song Macarena by Los del Rio. But you might find yourself dancing the steps and singing the song while enjoying either one!

macarons_hold

As a patisserie business owner I chose to wear this outfit from Neve by ColdLogic. Each piece is color change by hud. The top has a choice of 6 colors, the skirt has 4, and there are 6 belt choices. In addition you can turn shine on or off. Each piece can also be turned off (transparent). To add even more versatility, the outfit is made for the standard avatar, Slink Physique and Hourglass, Belleza Freya and Isis, and Maitreya Lara. I was able to pick up this cute hairstyle from Oleander for FLF. The Jem Heels from Ingenue comes in 12 colors and fit Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink feet.

Location: Lo Lo

An Lar Poses – The Honour Series @ Shiny Shabby
(the pose in the lower picture is actually the pose that I pulled from the an lar poses box hold. I thought it was perfect!)
!Oleander ~ Poppy. w/ hairband
neve outfit – intern pins
Ingenue :: Jem Heels (Maitreya) :: Blush @ Collabor88
+Half-Deer+ Macaron Dream Buffet Macaron Necklace @ The Epiphany
Genesis_Head_Nelly_Emotions_2.0 @ Kustom 9
LIVIA::Ziggy Nails::Jan2016 Group Gift
ANE – 602 Classic Watch – Pearl
IKON – Triumph Eyes Armor
Maitreya – mesh body lara

 

Today is National Donut Day

Pug Cafe

Today, June 5th, is National Donut Day in the United States. Free donuts were given out at Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme. Several references were made to Homer Simpson and his love of the donut. We have donuts to celebrate this day right here in Second Life. From the current round of The Arcade is Birdy’s Pug Cafe. This gacha is L$75 per play. One of the commons in this gacha is a pug in a donut, and that is just too cute to not show off. Most of the pugs can be held or rezzed. The display case is free from the Arcade. Just click on the sign next to Birdy’s gacha machine. You’ll also find some free pug gifts at The Foxes store on the mainstore sim. No group needed to get those either!

The Arcade
Birdy – Pugglie – Rez/ Hold-  Donut
Birdy – Pugglie – Rez/ Hold- Cupcake
Birdy – Pugglie – Rez/ Hold- Cinni
Birdy – Pugglie – Rez/ Hold- Sushi
Birdy – Pug Cafe – Bags
Birdy – Pug Cafe – Sleepy Bed Pug
Birdy – Pug Cafe – Shelving & Bread 1 & 2
Birdy – Pug Cafe – Big Menu Board
Birdy – Pug Cafe – Display Cabinet – Gift
12.erratic / lsm – coffee press
O.M.E.N – The Long Ride – Bear Burger

Apple Fall Jute Natural Rug

Morning Coffee

Morning Coffee

Chevron

I do love my morning coffee. Rarely do I get to sit around at a table and drink it. I’m usually rushing off to work with my cup in hand. But on this day, and in this life, I am in the new Hideki Bakery enjoying my Sari Sari Cafe Latte. Plus I found a little extra time to catch up on some reading in a fashion magazine. The Hideki Bakery Chairs have very manly animations in them. Not so great for female avatars. Today I am wearing a completely new outfit that I picked up at Collabor88. I love how soft the Tres Blah sweater looks, and the trendy high waist Secret Store pants. Ingenue always makes shoes that are perfect for most any attire. I adore the little bows placed on the Laura heels. My gorgeous make up is from Glam Affair and my hair is done by Exile.

Ingenue Laura

Collabor88
Glam Affair – Amberly Skin – Lovely Day [Asia ]
tres blah- Angora Sweater – Powder Pink
Exile – Touch so Warm
Ingenue – Laura Heels (Maitreya) :: Noir
The Secret Store – Audrey Pleated Pants – Chevrons Mix

The Chapter Four
HIDEKI – The bakery, Bakery Chair, Bakery Table, Counter, Donut Shelf, Bread Shelf A, B, & C
Apple Fall Daffodils Jug

Arcade
tres blah – Hodgepodge – Morning Start, Dirty Dishes, Refreshments
Sari-Sari – Cafe Happy – Cafe Latte
MishMish – Pug and The Nachos
MishMish – Pugs Love TV – The one with the pug

Mainstore
dust bunny . bakery text (from dust bunny bakery)
Atelier Kreslo To-Go Cup
Kirin Aiko Pose

Staples:
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1
Strawberry Singh Eyelash Tattoo
Ikon Hope Eyes – Moor

Inspiration Point

Inspiration Point
Outside relaxing on one of the couches.

It is the end of the month and time to visit another bakery in Second Life. What I love about this particular bakery is that there is an outside seating area with comfy couches and a warm fire pit. Plenty of cute baked goods are available from the Sweet Life Bakery Tram. Indoors you can see that it is decorated with a lot of detailed pieces from 8f8. The Agora kitchen is not only adorable, but it is also interactive. Don’t tell the owners, but I helped myself to a little baking in their kitchen. I like to check out the details that the owner has placed into their bakeries. This one is decorated by Azure Electricteeth and Maylee Oh. On the counter you can see that someone is getting ready to do some baking. Possibly a pumpkin pie. The windlight settings in the pictures are sim set. I think it made the whole experience cozy and dreamy like.

Inspiration Point
Inside some orders are ready to go.

Inspiration Point

Visit the bakery at Inspiration Point for yourself and enjoy a treat or two.

Caroline’s outfit details can be found here.