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A luscious life

OUR LITTLE LUSCIOUS WORLD: Moving home, back to Red Hill, on the Mornington Peninsula

OUR LITTLE LUSCIOUS WORLD: Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

 

Luscious ones, updates from me are rare at the moment, as I’ve been overwhelmed with packing and logistics (the last 3 months) and moving house (the last week), and now I’m feeling daunted by the other side: the unpacking.

We’ve said goodbye to our coastal home in Mount Martha, 15 minutes away, and have returned to the country life of Red Hill, also on the Mornington Peninsula.

It’s lovely to be back!

 

OUR LITTLE LUSCIOUS WORLD: Red Hill, Victoria

 

OUR LITTLE LUSCIOUS WORLD: Red Hill, Victoria

 

Once things settle down, I hope to post some pictures of the new interior decoration, but in the meantime, you can catch the odd update via Instagram.

And you might also like these galleries:

Natasha xx

 

 

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ROYAL BABY: It’s a girl!

NEW PRINCESS - Royal baby 2015 - It's a girl!

 

It’s a girl!

Congratulations to the Cambridge and Middleton families.

Here’s hoping everyone is happy and healthy, and that Prince George quickly learns to adore his baby sister.

Revisit our photos from the birth of Prince George in July 2013 and remember to vote for your favourite name in our Royal Baby Name Poll.

According to the couple’s official Twitter account, Kate was admitted to the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London at 6am.

The baby girl weighs 8lbs 3oz and was born at 8.34am on Saturday May 2, 2015. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.

The family are due to spend some time at their London home, Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace, and then move to their country property, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk. You might also be interested in the Middleton family’s home in Bucklebury, Berkshire.

More details to follow.

Natasha xx

 

 

 

STYLISH HOMES: Sarah’s Rental Cottage, near Parry Sound in Georgian Bay, Canada


PHOTOS Sarah Richardson Rental Cottage Georgian Bay - living room

 

BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS: Sarah’s new cottage makeover…

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STYLISH HOME: Where to buy luscious homewares online

Luscious homewares shopping online

 

HOME DECOR FAVOURITES: OK, so we’re moving and I’m dreaming about decorating the new house. And whilst we can’t afford to buy anything new, it hasn’t stopped me spending far too much time browsing online…

Here’s where I’m currently spending my pretending-I-have-money-to-go-shopping time, from bargain to luxe, in the realm of furniture, fabrics, prints, and other beautiful interior design accessories:

Which stores are your online favourites? Leave a comment below to let me know.

Natasha xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

PASTEL PRETTINESS: Embrace your softer side

Photos of pastel colours via myLusciousLife.com blog

 

PICTURES: Love pastel colours? Or keen to show some softness in your decor or fashion choices? Then these pastel photos might inspire you:

Natasha xx

 

 

LUSCIOUS LIVING: Here’s wishing you a luscious weekend…

 

Luscious weekend

 

Hi Luscious Lifers,

I’m still trying to get my head around the potential house move (fingers crossed an investor makes an offer on the house soon so we don’t have to leave) but otherwise absorbed in getting my books into shape.

We’ve got our quasi-adopted German son, Nikolai here for the weekend, as well as his delightful girlfriend (welcome to Luscious, Jemma!), so Mr Luscious is now making cocktails whilst the roast cooks in the oven. We’ve had lunch, played tennis and had a nap – pretty good so far, no?

I hope you are able to have a relaxing weekend too.

Natasha xx

Ps. Remember to check out the “A LUSCIOUS LIFE” photo galleries via Facebook:

PPS. I’m currently reading The Silent Wife: A Novel by A. S. A. Harrison after starting and stopping about 6 other books. Have you read it? What did you think? And what else would you recommend I read?

 

 

MUSIC TO SCROLL BY: The Theory of Everything soundtrack

 

 

 

We’ve been loving this year’s crop of Oscar-worthy soundtracks, especially Interstellar (Hans Zimmer), The Imitation Game (Alexandre Desplat) and The Theory of Everything (Jóhann Jóhannsson), but this track (number 17: Camping) from The Theory of Everything is my absolute favourite.

It’s only very short but it makes me tear up a little each time I hear it. I think it’s because it’s both about the music (the cello) and the sentiment (lovers uniting after years of longing).

Do take a moment to play it, as well as the rest of the soundtrack. It’s by Jóhann Jóhannsson.

Natasha xx

 

 

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.

 

 

PERSONAL UPDATE: Writing time

Literary lusciousness - a pile of old manuscripts via myLusciousLife.com

 

Luscious Lifers, there have been no new posts recently as I’m in a whirl trying to get my books sufficiently into shape to send the first chapters to an agent.

Sadly, there is a LOT of work to do to make this happen, which is taking my eye off the Luscious blog. I am, however, usually posting something on Facebook each day (and sometimes the other social media channels) so be sure to follow there.

My apologies to everyone I haven’t responded to, but I hope you understand that my brain is a bit diverted!

Cheers, Natasha

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SALE ALERT: Ralph Lauren up to 75% off sale – January 2015

SALE ALERT - Ralph Lauren up to 75% off sale - January 2015

 

Check out the Ralph Lauren sale with code JAN2015 and up to 75% off until January 20

*UPDATED* See my top picks here

Mens, womens, kids, home, gifts

Happy shopping!

Natasha xx

 

 

LUSCIOUS NEWS: Travel-related quick picks – January 2015

Luscious travel - beautiful street lamps in Paris

 

TRAVEL LUSCIOUSNESS: My friend and colleague, the ever-glam Katherine Koh is off on a lovely work trip next week, including some time in Paris. I’m so jealous but also excited for her. Here are some travel-related picks which I’ve been reading…

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LUSCIOUS NEWS: House and garden-related quick picks – January 2015

Luscious news relating to beautiful houses and gardens via myLusciousLife.com

 

LUSCIOUS NEWS: Quick picks relating to luscious houses and gardens…

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