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PERSONAL UPDATE: A writer’s life in the countryside

LUSCIOUS LIVING: A writer's life in the country


Luscious Lifers, new posts are once again largely on hold as I finally, finally, finally try to get back to focussing on writing my books after many months of upheaval re: our house move (back) to Red Hill, and some other personal bits and pieces.

Fortunately, it’s the first day of Spring here on the Mornington Peninsula, so hopefully the sunnier days and blossoming gardens will help get me back on track too. If you’d like to see some snippets from the new house, do scroll through my Instagram pix.

Most days, I’m doing some cooking (expanding my low carb, ketogenic diet options), taking Mabel for a walk or game in the surrounding countryside, learning French and playing tennis. After years of corporate work, it’s absolute bliss to have this freedom, and I can’t thank Mr Luscious enough for supporting my creative endeavours. I am so very lucky and very happy.

I’ve now got five books on the go, at various stages of completion, including a literary murder mystery, a French travel guide, and an attempt at humour. Slowly but surely, I hope they will all find their way to those of you who are interested.

If you’re craving something luscious to inspire you whilst I potter around behind the scenes, please consider going back to the archives on the blog via the Photo Galleries tab, or browse through the myriad boards on Pinterest. For something new, remember to check out Facebook and Instagram where it’s easier for me to post more regularly.

Thank you for all your ongoing support of my little Luscious venture!

Natasha xx


FAMOUS FOLK AT HOME: Candace Bushnell’s homes in Manhattan and Litchfield Hills

FOR SALE Candace Bushnell home for sale - 45 East 9th Street New York

*UPDATED: Candace Bushnell is selling her 45 East 9th Street apartment – new photos below…

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ROYALTY: Monaco royal family news


JULY 2015: Pierre Casiraghi (son of Princess Caroline, and grandson of Grace Kelly) and his aristocratic girlfriend of seven years, Beatrice Borromeo, are getting married with a civil ceremony at Monaco’s Pink Palace on Saturday to be followed by a garden party for over 700 guests.

A week later, a grand religious ceremony will be held on the Borromean islands in Italy, privately owned by the bride’s family. More via Hello and PopSugar.


MONACO ROYAL WEDDING 2015: Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo


Keep reading for more about Monaco’s royal family…

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LUSCIOUS ON A BUDGET: Wedding frockage options for $200 or less


UPDATED: Here are some ideas for those of you looking for a white/silver, stylish-on-a-budget wedding saying “please help me with my wedding!”…

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SALE ALERT: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2015


SALE ALERT: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2015


USE THIS LINK: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2015

Happy shopping!

Natasha xx

RUNWAY: Zuhair Murad Fall 2015 couture collection

HAUTE COUTURE FASHION PHOTOS: Zuhair Murad Fall 2015 couture collection from Paris

Ethereal glamour: Zuhair Murad Fall 2015 couture collection…

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STYLISH HOMES: Mia Freedman’s new $12.5 million Bellevue Hill, Sydney home, “Finty”

STYLISH SYDNEY HOUSES: Mamamia's Mia Freedman and Jason Lavigne have just bought this 12.5 million home in Sydney

FAMOUS FOLK AT HOME: Mamamia’s Mia Freedman and Jason Lavigne have just bought this $12.5 million home in Sydney…

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RUNWAY: Elie Saab Fall 2015 couture collection

RUNWAY: Elie Saab Fall 2015 Couture

Glamour and elegance: Here’s the luscious Elie Saab Fall 2015 couture collection…

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LUSCIOUS LOVES: Marriage equality in the US


#LoveWins - Rainbow layer cake slices


Congratulations to all our friends in the United States on the fantastic news about marriage equality. It’s about time!

Check out how these other 18 nations are doing since they introduced marriage for all. Let’s hope we get ourselves sorted in Australia soon too.


Natasha xx

FASHION AND FILM: Iris Apfel documentary

FASHION DOCUMENTARY FILMS: Iris Apfel documentary - photo by Bruce Weber

Iris Apfel by Bruce Weber


I’m so excited about the new Iris Apfel documentary by the late, great Albert Maysles.

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SALE ALERT: Net-A-Porter (womenswear) sale 2015

 United States only




Go shopping for luscious menswear at Mr Porter


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