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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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CHRISTMAS SPIRIT: Pranks between Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney

 

 

 

If you’re having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit, watching this clip might help.

It’s a series of Christmas pranks between Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, and their friends and neighbours Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney, going back about 3 years and getting more impressive each year.

It’s fun!

And I’ve decided I really ought to be friends with them too. Mr Luscious would love them and this sort of thing. Perhaps we’ll move to California and be besties??

Enjoy.

Natasha xx

 

 

ROYALTY: Adorable new photos of Prince George of Cambridge – December 2014

 

Photos of Prince George of Cambridge - December 2014

 

Oh my. How adorable is Prince George of Cambridge??

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ROYALTY: Monaco royal family news

 

UPDATE: Princess Charlene of Monaco gives birth to twins

A twin girl and boy, the grandchildren of former actress Grace Kelly and her husband, Prince Rainier of Monaco, were born via Caesarean at the Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco on Wednesday afternoon, December 10, 2014.

They have named their newborns Gabriella Thérèse Marie (born at 17h04) and Jacques Honoré Rainier (born at 17h06). The Prince Jacques is the new Crown Prince, with succession already confirmed a few months ago in the event of the twins being a male and female pair.

The baby prince will become sovereign following Prince Albert’s death, inheriting an estimated $1 billion fortune and leadership of the Grimaldi clan, the rulers of the principalitity of Monaco situated in the south of France near the border of Italy since the 13th century. Read more about the family below.

In accordance with the historic custom established by the treaty of Péronne (1641), Prince Jacques shall receive the title of Marquis of Baux (in Provence). And Princess Gabriella, second child in the line of succession, shall receive the title of Countess of Carladès (in Auvergne).

 

 

ROYAL TWINS: Princess Charlene of Monaco gives birth to Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques - born December 2014

 

 

Keep reading for more about Monaco’s royal family…

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LUSCIOUS LIVING: A quick update

 

Luscious living - Chanel lusciousness - glamorous gifts

 

 

Hi Luscious Lifers,

Apologies for the lack of new posts.

I’m trying to get some work done on my novel (not going very well, alas, as I’ve decided it’s all awful!) and organise everything ahead of time for Christmas, so I’m a bit distracted at the moment. You can see some of the things I’m up to on Instagram and Twitter.

So if you’re looking for something to inspire you, please consider the following:

FASHION: Whilst some of the links are broken (thanks to Facebook doing another upgrade, grrr), you might like to randomly flick through some of our fashion editorial collections.

ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN: If you’re looking for ideas for beautiful homes, from interiors to gorgeous gardens, then you might like some of the posts and galleries in this collection.

HEALTHY LIVING: Follow my progress with my weight loss via a ketogenic diet via the Wednesday Weight blog post series. Start with Week 1 (currently up to Week 6)

FESTIVE ENTERTAINING: We’ve got several boards on Pinterest devoted to Christmas, gifts and entertaining, so do pop by and check them out, and remember to select the FOLLOW ALL option.

MUSIC TO SCROLL BY: Music makes life much lovelier, no? So browse through our “Music to scroll by” posts and let me know some of your favourites too.

SHOPPING: There are several options for shopping, for yourself or family and friends, so start with the index in the LUSCIOUS SHOP for links to the Luscious Gift Guide, my picks for the most luscious brands, and individual shop categories (eg. mens, kids, home). I’m trying to update them regularly so keep popping back.

Thanks for your support, and remember to check out the Luscious page on Facebook too!

Natasha xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CELEBRITIES BEING BESTIES: Gwyneth Paltrow saves Meryl Streep’s Thanksgiving dinner

CELEBRITY BESTIES: Meryl Streep and Gwyneth Paltrow - New York neighbours - Tribeca apartment

 

What happens when you’re an award-winning actress with a family arriving for Thanksgiving dinner and your oven doesn’t work? You ask your equally famous actress neighbour if you can use her oven…

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LUSCIOUS TAKES A TRIP: Hobart, Tasmania

Luscious heritage Hobart Tasmania - architecture - exterior

 

Luscious Lifers, we’re visiting beautiful Hobart in Tasmania, again.

We’re here to celebrate the birthday of a friend, so started with a luscious dinner at SMOLT at Salamanca Place.

It’s rather grey and dull today, but perfect for finding a fabulous cafe to work on my novel. Mr Luscious will be acting as tour guide for the birthday girl, possibly off to the art galleries and a meander through the historic streets of Hobart and the surrounding area.

Revisit our past posts and galleries from our 2013 visit to get an idea of how luscious it is here – think glorious scenery, a relaxed country town atmosphere, and sublime fresh produce:

If you know and love Hobart, let me know your recommendations for places to visit and wine-and-dine.

Natasha xx

 

 

FESTIVE CHEER: Be inspired by these luscious holiday ideas

A LUSCIOUS FESTIVE SEASON: Aerin Lauder Christmas House & Garden 2007

 

HOLIDAY SEASON IDEAS: If you’re looking for beautiful Thanksgiving and Christmas inspiration, see the links below which will direct you to our blog posts, Facebook photo galleries and Pinterest boards…

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STYLE LEADER: Fashion for the festive season

 

FASHION FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON: Blue backless V-neck flare dress from SheInside

 

 

FASHION: Looking for outfits for the festive season?

Get inspired with these suggestions in the LUSCIOUS SHOP > COCKTAIL AND EVENING GOWNS.

For example, this blue backless V-neck flare dress from SheInside comes in blue, white, pink and black and is just US$26.

Yes, you read that correctly, $26.

Happy shopping!

Natasha xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LUSCIOUS LOVES: The new edit of “Julie and Julia”, called, er, “& Julia” which cuts out those annoying Amy Adams scenes

Watch "Julie & Julia" without the annoying Amy Adam scenes

 

OK, so I love Amy Adams normally, but find her character so annoying in the Julie & Julia film…

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