In Halldor Laxness’ extraordinary book Independent People, there are well over 150 references to coffee, most of them reverent. That is as it should be. Laxness was Icelandic and they are among the world’s greatest coffee consumers–along with all the other Scandinavians.
Although Swedish-American, I am closer to real Swedes in my coffee consumption. When I was a kid, I put coffee in my milk, sometimes now I will put milk in my coffee when I get a latte, but usually drink it black. There is no perfume in the world quite so warm and evocative as the smell of coffee.
So I was thrilled by the coffee shops at The Arcade. I took some pictures outside the other day, but today I am shooting inside where I combined elements from the RH Designs Coffee House and the PLAAKA Coffee Factory. The building is from PLAAKA’s coffee factory. I just fell in love with the look of the crumbling old factory being repurposed to serve coffee. The broken down wall and patio appeals to my love of things old and worn.
There’s not much that is old and worn about my dress from Liziaah, though the Battenberg lace embellishment on the bodice harkens back to the past. The short skirt and plunging neckline are purely modern. I paired it with these thigh-high lace up pumps from Blueberry for Shoetopia that are sex on a stick.
The busy coffee shop is full of equipment and pastries. I love the neon sign and the bottle chandelier.
I added Damselfly hair from this month’s Hairology and earrings from Kunglers. My skin and makeup are Glam Affair. Now let me order some cake.
Clothing: [LIZ] Mesh Celestine dress Maitreya Lara [Red]
Shoes: Blueberry – Bonita Heels – Thigh High – Showtopia
Jewelry: (Kunglers) Rita earring – L – Crystal
Skin: Glam Affair – Chloe ( LeLutka Applier ) America
Hair: ~Damselfly~Tara Rigged Mesh @ Hairology
Poses: oOo Studio
Appliers: Glam Affair – Chloe ( LeLutka Applier ) America
[LB BaroqueArchGold] Slink Manicure
Eyes: [PXL] REFLEX Eyes (M) ~ GreenGold
Mesh Attachments: LeLutka.Cate.Teeth 1.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V3.5
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female L (anims) V1.1
HUDS: AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me
Slink Ankle Lock
RH Design House Cafe in the Park:
PLAAKA Coffee Factory
Floorplan wire and wood shelf
flowey and tea wood penny Shelf
tarte balloon lights