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ROYALTY: Monaco royal family news

 

MAY 2015: Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco with their twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella at their christening wearing Dior (Princess Charlene) and Baby Dior (the children)…

 

ROYALTY: Prince Albert and Princess Charlene with their twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella christening May 2015

 

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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 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROYALTY: Kate Middleton polka dot maternity dress for baby number 2

KATE POLKA DOTS: Kate Middleton-March 2015 - ASOS maternity dress via myLusciousLife

 

ROYAL MATERNITY CLOTHES: Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, announced that Baby Number Two is due in mid-late April, as we suspected.

Apparently, the black-and-white polka dot maternity dress from ASOS sold out instantly, but I’ve found some these ones, also from ASOS, which might suit you…

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LUSCIOUS ON PINTEREST: Inspired by gothic glam

Goth glam bedroom via mylusciouslife

 

Check out our Luscious board on Pinterest devoted to gothic glamour.

And don’t miss all our Luscious posts relating to black and white, and fashion and decor.

 

 

RUNWAY: Elie Saab Spring 2015 Couture Collection


PHOTOS: Elie Saab Spring 2015 Couture Collection

 

RUNWAY: Elie Saab Spring 2015 Couture Collection…

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RUNWAY: Ralph and Russo Spring-Summer 2015 Couture Collection


Ralph and Russo Spring-Summer 2015 Couture Collection

 

A GLAMOROUS LIFE: Photos from the Ralph and Russo Spring-Summer 2015 Couture Collection…

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RUNWAY: Zuhair Murad Spring 2015 Couture Collection


RUNWAY: Zuhair Murad Spring 2015 Couture Collection

 

GLAMOUR ON THE RUNWAY: Zuhair Murad Spring 2015 Couture Collection…

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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.

 

 

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

 

 

SALE ALERT: Matches Fashion up to 70% off designer sale – January 2015

SALE ALERT - Matches Fashion - Autumn/Winter 2015

 

Matches Fashion is having up to 70% off in its Autumn/Winter sale so be quick to find some designer bargains.

Designers on sale include Lanvin, Carven, Nina Ricci, Charlotte Olympia, Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant, Burberry, Max Mara, Bottega Veneta, Elizabeth and James, Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Stella McCartney, Kenzo, Chloe, Rochas, Marc Jacobs, Talitha, Issa, Roksanda, Vanessa Bruno, Preen, Diane Von Furstenberg, Jil Sander, Giles, Honor, Versace and Givenchy.

Go shopping for menwear and womenswear via this link

And stay in touch with more sales via our SALE ALERT board on Pinterest.

Natasha xx