Natasha Wood

Founder and Chief Luscious Lifer

Natasha Wood is our Chief Luscious Lifer. So most of what you see, including any errors and perhaps your own Luscious addiction, is her fault.

With the desire simply to share the lusciousness in her own life, as a sort of online diary of lovely moments, she launched the first Luscious website quietly on Christmas Day 2009 and has been rather surprised by all the attention ever since, feeling both pleasantly chuffed and a little overwhelmed that almost 120,000 people care about what she has to say each day.

 

Natasha Wood - Luscious - myLusciousLife - beautiful boudoirs

 

Natasha lives in seaside Mount Martha overlooking the water, on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne in Australia, where everything is fabulous, with Mr Luscious, their black Labrador Mabel, and a lot of shoes. And a constant stream of jolly weekend visitors. Sadly, Mufty the black cat died early in 2014.

It’s all pretty perfect, with the exception of one thing. Sadly, there will be no Baby Luscious joining in on the fun.

 

bling - jimmy choo shoes in pink box - mylusciouslife

 

Various professional roles over the years have included banking, retail, journalism, communications and marketing, and online consulting. A lot of past  roles have been dull, but she always intent on making it lovely where she could, and made lots of lovely friends along the way.

She can’t believe that she now gets to be her own boss, spending most of her time working from home in her pyjamas and enjoying all the best, completely awesome things on a daily basis.

In between, she’s learning/updating her French, Italian and tennis skills with weekly lessons.

And eating cupcakes. Because she can.

 

Luscious bedroom - pink Chinoiserie-style wallpaper - mylusciouslife

 

As well as the Luscious blog, she used to run a website development and social media consulting company called Eager Beaver Media, sharing her knowledge of online businesses and the growth of social media, particularly Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

She sees her brain as a sponge for all things connected to luscious living through technology, style and design, and is grateful for being born when she was – we live in exciting times!

See Natasha’s professional bio on LinkedIn.

 

Gorgeous to Delicious poster - created by myLusciousLife

 

She once wrote on an online dating survey that she was high maintenance, despite friends saying that was a ridiculous thing to say on a dating profile. But it worked and she had fun picking through a rather large amount of lonely hearts email requests.

She figures that life should be luscious as much as possible and that means working hard, being kind, cheery and generous, frolicking with fabulous people, encouraging others to flourish, and generally putting the effort in.

 

Tea cup - mylusciouslife - Tiffany blue, gold, floral

 

Fortunately, Mr Luscious arrived on the scene – just as she was breaking up with a man who thought washing sheets should happen just once in a lifetime – and he thought that all sounded pretty fabulous too.

Ironically, whilst looking for Mr Right, she found him in, er, Mr Wright (hereafter known to Luscious Lifers as Mr Luscious).

 

a glamorous life - man kissing ladies hand - 1920s cartoon

 

They now spend their time creating a luscious home, having luscious people for weekend house parties, and tracking down luscious bargains. Oh, and laughing a lot.

And yes, the word “luscious” does get used constantly in the Luscious household ;)

 

Luscious pink front door white house blossom - mylusciouslife

See posts by Natasha in this Author Archive.  

 

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Quote - I have no special talent I am only passionately curious - Albert Einstein

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Natasha loves, in no particular order, these luscious products and pursuits:

Red lipstick, entertaining, sending and receiving handwritten cards, being happy, fitted sheets, cocktails, music especially jazz and classical, period dramas, pretty shoes, first class travel,  sophisticated floral-fragrant perfumes, classic Hollywood movies and movie stars, sunny days, anything that can happen in bed, Mercedes, stable tables, scented soaps, lacquered and mirrored furniture, Louis Vuitton handbags, fresh flowers particularly peonies and roses, light-filled rooms, books (traditional and digital), Art Deco, throw cushions, shiny objects, good manners, Hermes scarves, playing online Scrabble, food and wine especially French and Italian, Hollywood Regency style, vintage frockage particularly 20s-50s, table lamps, anything ladylike, Chinoiserie, and creating/ticking things off lists.

 

mylusciouslife.com - chanel brooch - Natasha Wood

 

Favourite fashion brands: Elie Saab, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Lilly Pulitzer, Nanette Lepore, Burberry Prorsum, Gucci, Erdem, Issa, Roland Mouret, Chloe, Lanvin, Givenchy, Loewe, Alberta Ferretti, Nina Ricci, Jil Sander, Tom Ford, Vionnet, Akris, Martin Grant, Cacherel, Christian Dior, Miu Miu, Guy Laroche, Bouchra Jarrar, Clements Ribeiro, Ralph Lauren, Dolce and Gabbana, Pringle, J. Mendel, Dennis Basso, Mulberry, Tommy Hilfiger, Naeem Khan, Calvin Klein, Elie Tahari, Philosophy, Douglas Hannant, Marchesa, Badgley Mischka, J. Crew, Narciso Rodriguez, Rachel Roy, Victoria Beckham, Jenny Packham, Vera Wang, Reem Acra, Alice + Olivia, Zac Posen, Escada, Chado Ralph Rucci, Donna Karan, St John, DVF, Duro Olowu, Jill Stuart, Pierre Balmain, Carolina Herrara

 

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When Natasha grows up she wants to be:

 

…seductive like Marilyn Monroe
Photo by Bert Stern
See our Marilyn Monroe photo album

Marilyn Monroe photo - lace

 

…talented like Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore

…photogenic like Anne St Marie
See our Tom Palumbo photo album

Anne St Marie

…proud of having a Roman nose like Erin O’Connor
Illustration by David Downton

Erin OConnor by David Downton

…sophisticated like Grace Kelly
See our Grace Kelly photo album

Grace Kelly

…voluptuous like Monica Bellucci
See our Monica Bellucci photo album

Monica Bellucci

…elegant like Audrey Hepburn
Photo by Norman Parkinson
See our Audrey Hepburn photo album

Audrey Hepburn in pink by Norman Parkinson

…alluring like Dita Von Teese
See our Dita Von Teese photo album

Dita Von Teese

…smart like Katharine Hepburn
See our Katharine Hepburn photo album

Katharine Hepburn

…sexy like Angelina Jolie
Photo: Patrick Demarchelier

Angelina Jolie

…a survivor like Elizabeth Taylor
Photo: Butterfield 8
See our Elizabeth Taylor photo album

Elizabeth Taylor Butterfield 8

…a socialite like Babe Paley
Photo by Horst P. Horst
See our Babe Paley photo album

Babe Paley - Horst P Horst

…beautiful like Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai

…witty like Elaine Lui (LaineyGossip

Elaine Lui - LaineyGossip

…French like Marion Cotillard
Photo by Mario Testino
See our Marion Cotillard photo album

Marion Cotillard - Mario Testino - Vogue

…resilient like Jackie Kennedy Onassis

Jackie Kennedy Onassis

…successful like Coco Chanel
See our Coco Chanel photo album

Coco Chanel

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Luscious red lips - Natasha Wood

 

Special thanks to John and Jim who introduced Natasha to “Boy Sam and Girl Sam”, and who between them, started calling Natasha “Luscious” in honour of her red lips. Who knew it would turn out like this?!

 

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