Feast your eyes on this bad boy; and yes, feast is perhaps the most appropriate term of phrase because this, boys and girls, is the totally scrummy delicious Toronto kitchen from Ria Bazar.
When Ria kindly sent me this package, I opened it and this is precisely what I did:
(Click on the picture above for a larger version and you’ll see why)
Once I had finished wiping the drool from my monitor and keyboard I got to playing about with the items included. The Toronto Kitchen is a modern, modular set-up that you build using the components included in the package, so you have tons of freedom to design your dream kitchen to fit perfectly in your given space. Like everything in the Bazar Toronto range, the kitchen is predominately wood that can be colour-changed to light, medium and dark at the click of a button. The open-plan styling means that you can add pots and pans and accessories to your hearts content, but the units do come complete with some lovely accessories already included, such as stainless steel kitchenware, utensils and plates.
A particularly groovy touch is the blackboard surround. This comes with a chalk-layer that you can add to the ensemble, and I’m sure you could make your own alpha-layers and write messages on them to really add the personal touch! (Kitty-fact: I have a wall painted in black-board paint in my kitchen. I draw cats on it, rude messages for my beloved and occasionally the odd shopping list…) You’ll find shelves included in the package, as well as a light-fitting (different to the one in the main picture but equally fabulous) and a kitchen island . There’s also a stainless-steel cooker and air-vent which adds a funky, industrial feeling to the collection.
This is a 100% original mesh production, and you can choose from either a PG OR an Adult version of the kitchen. Of course, like all Bazar products, there are some excellent quality animations included in the package. The poses are fantastic and will enable you to have some brilliant encounters with your loved one (although it’s a bit unhygienic being so intimate in the kitchen, don’t you think? No? Just me then.) I guess you can’t help it when feelings of desire overcome you as your chap stirs soup sensuously! The oven is pretty nifty and has multiple cooking modes so you can pose as a cook par excellence and ‘prepare’ soup, meat and fish, my favourite dish. You can also wash dishes and clean the kitchen should you wish. Everything that you need to bring your virtual kitchen to life has been thoughtfully included by Ria.
Another inspired addition is that the collection includes a quick-rez version of the kitchen. This is really useful, because it can be pretty daunting when starting a layout from scratch. Of course you can remove and replace pieces should you so wish. This is what the quick-rez version looks like:
Something that’s missing from these shots but features in the main image is a fridge, but Ria has that covered. She has just added a couple of fridges to her range, and they’re just as excellent as you would expect. In my kitchen I have the Retro Fridge (Exclusive) on display. It’s a bit of a corker. For starters, it’s texture change and you can select from ten options to suit your every mood. (I especially like the retro, lace and cat print textures.) It’s stocked with food and drink items, as well as single and couples poses too. Some of the poses are great fun, and pretty true to life:
Well, true-to-life if you’re the kind of girl who raids the fridge on a frequent basis. The fridge also dispenses a vast array of food and drinks through a menu, and you can wear all of them. It’s a pretty essential item to add to your kitchen and one that offers substantial options for the very silly price of L$199. You’d be daft not to buy one.
I’ve had great fun styling my Toronto kitchen and I’ve incorporated pieces from other elements of the Toronto range (such as the Dining Set and Toronto Study). I have also added multiple Arcade winnings and some of my favourite kitchenware to create my dream kitchen. Isn’t it pigging divine?
I know I harp on about Ria Bazar on these pages guys, but like I say every time, she creates items that really do make such a difference to your Second Life. Her work is exemplary, it really is, and I wouldn’t be such a fan of it if it wasn’t. This is going to sound daft, but this kitchen makes me want to invite friends over for virtual dinner parties. But I’m sure sat at my keyboard with some nibbles and a bottle of wine they’ll feel like the real thing, especially when I get very, very drunk! Oh, and a final note, this kitchen is priced so reasonably considering the content that it’s practically a scandal. The PG version is just L$635, and the Adult version is just L$685. The retro (and modern) fridges are just L$199 each. and The whole lot are a must buy, and you can pick them up via the marketplace or in-world at Ria’s store.
Main image includes items from the Toronto Kitchen and Dining rooms, as well as various accessories sourced from different stores across the grid. The lighting is from Trompe L’Oeil and is available at C88.