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QUICK PICKS: Luscious news – October 30, 2014

FAREWELL OSCAR: Oscar de la Renta Goa embellished satin box clutch

Farewell Oscar: Oscar de la Renta Goa embellished satin box clutch

 

 

A quick look at some luscious-related items in the news at the moment…

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OUR LITTLE LUSCIOUS WORLD: Taking some time out to work on my novel

 

LUSCIOUS BREAK: Taking time out to work on my novel

 

Luscious ones, I’m having a little break to work on my novel.

I’ve been struggling with writer’s block and only getting little bits and pieces done – it’s time to get back into the swing of things!

But be sure to follow on Instagram and Twitter for snippets from Chez Luscious in the meantime.

And don’t forget the Pinterest boards, YouTube, Google+, the Facebook photo galleries, and everything on the Luscious website including the Luscious blog and Luscious shop, of course.


Natasha xx

 

 

 

FASCINATING FOLK: Ben Bradlee (1921–2014)

PHOTO: Ben Bradlee, Washington Post

 

Sadly, there has been another famous death this week. This time, it’s the former Washington Post editor, Ben Bradlee, aged 93…

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HOUSES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS: George and Amal Clooney’s Mill House in Sonning Eye, Oxfordshire

George and Amal Alamuddin Clooney's new home in England on the River Thames

 

CELEBRITY HOUSES: George and Amal Alamuddin Clooney have bought an island home on the River Thames, outside London. Take a look at these photos…

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MUSIC TO SCROLL BY: Music from “The Notebook” soundtrack by Aaron Zigman

 

 

How beautiful is this music from the 2004 film, The Notebook starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, James Garner and Gena Rowlands? The score is by American composer Aaron Sigman.

Mr Luscious has added it to our music collection, and we’re playing it as he puts the Sunday night roast on. I hope you can enjoy it too.

Buy the DVD and soundtrack CD for more.

Natasha xx

PS. Be sure to subscribe to the Luscious channel on YouTube too, and check out our list of Most Romantic Films of All Time.

 

 

ROYALTY: Monaco royal family news

 

UPDATE: 

  • Princess Charlene is pregnant with twins (E Online).
  • Gucci celebrates the launch of their new cosmetics line with Monaco’s Charlotte Casiraghi (Gucci)
  • Pauline Ducruet, also of the Monaco princely family, is Lancaster’s new Ambassadress in Asia (PRNewsWire)

Keep reading for more about Monaco’s royal family…

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ETIQUETTE: How to be a luscious house guest

 

ETIQUETTE How to be a perfect house guest

 

HOW TO BE THE PERFECT HOUSE GUEST: I’ve made a lot of mistakes as a house guest, especially in my younger days and the times when I was “between homes”, and I’m sure I still do make an idiot of myself from time to time, for which I would like to officially apologise.

Here are a few stories from the darkside and some ways to be a great house guest yourself…

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QUICK PICKS: Luscious news – October 7, 2014

 

PHOTO Blake Lively pregnant

 

QUICK PICKS NEWS AND GOSSIP: There’s a certain irony in following my post about infertility and childlessness with the news that Blake Lively is pregnant.

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SHOP THIS LOOK: Inspired by Amal Alamuddin’s cream and navy wedding outfit by Stella McCartney


AMAL WEDDING OUTFIT: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin at the signing the official wedding register

 

NAVY AND CREAM: I’m obsessed with the Stella McCartney cream pantsuit with navy trim, and large floppy hat, worn by Amal Alamuddin for her civil wedding ceremony in Venice, so it’s inspired me to track down some other lovely cream/navy items.

Take a look…

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HEADLINE OF THE WEEK: Internationally-acclaimed barrister Amal Alamuddin marries an actor

UPDATED: And finally, here are the official photos secured by Vanity Fair Italia – see below.

UPDATED: Here we go: People and Hello! magazines have the exclusive (not Vogue, although Vogue did get one exclusive shot of Amal’s dress fitting with Oscar de la Renta, shot by Annie Leibovitz), with full coverage on stands from October 1, 2014.

Amal Alamuddin wears a French lace gown by Oscar de la Renta and George Clooney wears Giorgio Armani.

 

 

Amal Alamuddin wedding dress - Oscar de la Renta magazine cover

Amal Alamuddin in Oscar de la Renta wedding dress - marriage to George Clooney

Amal Alamuddin's final wedding dress fitting with Oscar de la Renta - Photo by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, October 2014
Amal Alamuddin’s final wedding dress fitting with Oscar de la Renta
Photo by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue October 2014

 

 

The website thebusinesswomanmedia.com said is best with, “Internationally acclaimed barrister Amal Alamuddin marries an actor”. Nicely done, Amanda Rose and your businesswomanmedia team, nicely done.

So, our congratulations to actor/director George Clooney on marrying the exceptional human rights lawyer, Amal Alamuddin – you’ve done well for yourself, George, and we only hope that Amal doesn’t get stuck with too many “the wife of George Clooney” comments in the future and continues to be recognised for her own achievements.

We wish you both the very best for a fabulous partnership.

Keep scrolling down for photos from the wedding weekend and the hotel where the wedding itself took place…

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