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A country life

LUST-HAVE: C. Wonder herringbone belted cape



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YES PLEASE: I’m obsessed with this $248 herringbone belted cape from C. Wonder. A lovely modern version of a traditional wardrobe look, as if inspired by Lady Mary Crawley and her Downton Abbey crew, no?

Buy it here, see more in LUSCIOUS SHOP > COUNTRYSIDEand scroll down for more country-inspired lusciousness…

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ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPES: Photos of beautiful houses and gardens

PHOTOS: Ideas for luscious houses and gardens


ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPING: Seeking ideas for the look of your new home? Wondering about mixing shapes, styles, and periods of history? Wondering what type of landscaping would work best?

Then you might like flicking through our posts relating to architecture, from Hamptons beach houses and minimalist farmhouses to celebrity mansions and Royal estates, including:

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ROYALTY: Highgrove House, the country home of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, in Tetbury, England

ROYAL FAMILY PHOTOS: Highgrove House - Prince Charles, Princess Diana, with William and Harry

ROYAL FAMILY HOUSES: Prince Charles and his first wife Princess Diana, with William and Harry, outside Highgrove House in Gloucestershire in the 1980s…

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QUICK PICKS: News relating to houses and gardens – July 2014

Beautiful houses and gardens via


Celebrity homes, home decorating and organising tips, and more…

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

Connecticut clapboard home - Post-renovation

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

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A SOCIALITE LIFE: Key dates for your diary: A yearly calendar of luscious events

Glamorous travel - socialites - style - calendar of events

Key dates for your diary: A yearly calendar of events relating to the arts, culture, philanthropy, fashion, food and wine, sport and popular culture…

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FOR SALE: Vivien Leigh’s former home, Tickerage Mill, Sussex, England

ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSE PHOTOS: Tickerage Mill Cottage once owned by Vivien Leigh

HOUSES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS: Tickerage Mill near Uckfield in East Sussex, England, was once owned by actress Vivien Leigh – where she lived after her traumatic 1960 divorce from Laurence Olivier and for which she paid 20,000 pounds in 1961 – is now for sale…

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FOR SALE: Catherine Deneuve’s Chateau de Primard in Normandy, France

HOUSES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS - Catherine Deneuve's country house in France is for sale

HOUSES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS: French actress and style icon, Catherine Deneuve, has put her country home in Normandy up for sale…

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ROYAL TOUR: Kate Middleton in a Roksanda Ilincic dress and then a Hobbs dress visiting Uluru in the Northern Territory

PRINCESS STYLE: Kate Middleton in a taupe cap-sleeved dress by Roksanda Ilincic with a pale grey belt and nude pumps

DUCHESS STYLE: Catherine of Cambridge wore a plain taupe-grey cap-sleeved dress by Roksanda Ilincic with a pale grey belt and nude pumps…and then she changed into a white and blue check print sun dress by British high-street label Hobbs

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LUSCIOUS HOTELS: Wharekauhau Lodge in Palliser, New Zealand

Royal accommodation: Wharekauhau Lodge in Palliser NZ

ACCOMODATION FIT FOR A KING: See where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and little Prince George, stayed when they arrived in New Zealand this week…

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