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LUSCIOUS NEWS: A quick update – February 2015

LUSCIOUS UPDATE: Luscious white house and garden

 

Hi Luscious Lifers,

A little note to let you know that I’ve been absorbed writing my four books, of which I’m particularly focussed on the novel, hoping to get them into “agent ready” shape.

Unfortunately, we’ve also found out that the house we’ve been renting is being sold, so this is very frustrating. I have enough problem concentrating at the best of times, and now we’ve got strangers coming through the house, boxes to pack, a new home to find, and all the associated expenses and inconvenience.

It’s been a great house, and the owners have been fabulous. But they need to sell and we aren’t interested in buying it, so it’s time to pack up all over again. As I said to some of my friends, it’s move number 35,998 for me, and the sleepless nights have already started as I lie awake writing lists and generally going nuts.

I look forward to the day when we can finally settle into our dream house and never, ever, ever have to pack another box again!

So between “book brain” and “moving house angst”, I’m not feeling particularly luscious. But I hope you are and that you’re still exploring all the old Luscious posts, photo galleries and items I’ve curated in the SHOP, as well as the myriad boards on Pinterest, lovely music on YouTube, and my occasional tweets and Instagram pix.

Feel free to leave me a message to let me know how you’re getting on – it’s weird not interacting with you every day. But I will be back once I learn to find some balance.

Cheers, Natasha

PS. The Luscious blog will be down for a few hours on the weekend of February 28-29, 2015 due to server updates. Thanks for your patience during this time.

 

 

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LUSCIOUS LIBRARY: Visionaire No. 52: Private by Marc Jacobs, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

GLAMOUR: Visionaire No 52 Private edited by Marc Jacobs with photography by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

YES PLEASE: Visionaire No. 52: Private, edited by fashion designer Marc Jacobs with photography by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, in a limited edition box from Louis Vuitton…

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LUSCIOUS QUOTES: Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury – Coco Chanel

 

QUOTE Luxury must be comfortable otherwise it is not luxury - Coco Chanel

 

FASHION EDITORIAL: Shu Qi by Mario Testino for Vogue China December 2013

FASHION EDITORIAL: Shu Qi by Mario Testino for Vogue China December 2013

FASHION EDITORIAL: Shu Qi by Mario Testino for Vogue China December 2013…

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LUSCIOUS HOMES: Architectural designer Nancy Fishelson’s revamped 1795 Connecticut house

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LUSCIOUS LIVING: How charming is this transformed 1795 home by architectural designer Nancy Fishelson in Woodbury, Connecticut?…

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FASHION EDITORIAL: Kate Upton by Henrique Gendre for Vogue Brazil July 2013

EDITORIAL: Kate Upton by Henrique Gendre for Vogue Brazil July 2013

HOTNESS ALERT: Kate Upton by Henrique Gendre for Vogue Brazil July 2013…

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POPULAR ON PINTEREST: The Eiffel Tower, Paris, in black and white

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RUNWAY: Gianfranco Ferre Spring 2014 RTW Collection

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POPULAR ON PINTEREST: White traditional kitchen with marble island and dark wooden floor

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A LADYLIKE LIFE: George Clooney’s fiancee Amal Alamuddin and her Alice + Olivia tote bag

PHOTO: Stylish Amal Alamuddin

 

Doesn’t George Clooney’s legal eagle fiancee Amal Alamuddin look fabulous here? I’m loving this look, and would totally wear it myself.

The black and white lizard embossed leather D tote is from Alice + Olivia – buy it from Bergdorf Goodman here, or try a similar Alice + Olivia bag from Saks Fifth Avenue or Neiman Marcus.

 

 

 

 

 

Smart and stylish – a nice combo!

More luscious bags via the LUSCIOUS SHOP > BAGS.

Natasha xx

 

PS. More Amal in these posts:

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ITALY: Venice and the Aman Canal Grande Hotel

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Official photos from inside the George Clooney-Amal Alamuddin wedding

Inside the George-Amal wedding in Venice September 2014
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The Clooney's Mill House in Sonning Eye on the Oxfordshire/Berkshire border

 

 

 

 

 

 

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She wore a white lace cocktail dress from Lela Rose…

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ROYAL TOUR: Kate Middleton in a white Roamer day dress by Australian brand Zimmermann

Shop for Kate Middleton style - Australian brand ZIMMERMANN white Roamer dress

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