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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

 

 

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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.

 

 

LUSCIOUS LITERATURE: Harper Lee’s new novel “Go Set a Watchman”

Acclaimed author Harper Lee publishes new book in 2015

 

After 50 years, the 88-year-old,  Pulitzer Prize-winning author of To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee is publishing a second novel…

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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

 

 

GOLDEN GLOBES 2015: Fashion photos

Golden Globes 2015 fashion - Felicity Jones

Golden Globes 2015 fashion – Felicity Jones 

 

 

Frockage from the Golden Globes 2015 awards…

Who do YOU think was best dressed? Leave a comment below…

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ROYALTY: Monaco royal family news


January 2015: First photos of Monaco’s new royal babies: Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II introduced their newborns, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques:

Official presentation of the Monaco twins : Princess Gabriella of Monaco  And Prince Jacques of Monaco of the new Monaco prince and princess - Jacques and Gabriella

Grandchildren of Grace Kelly: Monaco royal twins, Gabriella and Jacques of Monaco, with their parents Prince Albert and Princess Charlene - January 2015

Keep reading for more about Monaco’s royal family…

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MUSIC TO SCROLL BY: The Imitation Game soundtrack

 

 

 

We went to see The Imitation Game the other night, about Alan Turing and the codebreaking done of the Enigma machine during WW2…

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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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LUSCIOUS NEWS: Fashion, beauty, home and entertainment-related items – January 2015

Luscious news, fashion and entertainment via myLusciousLife.com

 

Bits and pieces of news and gossip I’ve collected over the last few weeks which you may find interesting…(Some of it may be a little out of date now, but I’m including it in case you missed it)

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LUSCIOUS TRAVEL: A luxury mini break in Adelaide and the Barossa Valley


LUSCIOUS TRAVEL: A luxury mini break in Adelaide and the Barossa Valley

 

*UPDATED* This was my entry for a competition offering 3 days in South Australia. Sadly, I did not win but you may still enjoy the itinerary I planned.

CELEBRATING SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Here is my plan for a luxurious 3-night, 4-day visit to Adelaide and the Barossa Valley…

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A LUSCIOUS CHRISTMAS: Some tips for being organised this festive season

 

Ideas for being more organised this Christmas

 

HOLIDAY HOSTESS TIPS: So I’m the most organised I’ve ever been this year (applause please!) so I thought I’d jot down a few thoughts as they occur to me that have helped me along the way which you might also find useful…

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