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ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPES: Photos of beautiful houses and gardens

PHOTOS: Ideas for luscious houses and gardens

 

ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPING: Seeking ideas for the look of your new home? Wondering about mixing shapes, styles, and periods of history? Wondering what type of landscaping would work best?

Then you might like flicking through our posts relating to architecture, from Hamptons beach houses and minimalist farmhouses to celebrity mansions and Royal estates, including:

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ROYAL BABY: Royal baby names poll – updated for Baby No. 2

Prince William Kate Middleton Official engagement photo by Mario Testino

UPDATED: A second royal baby is on the way, so Prince George of Cambridge is going to have a sibling. This baby should be due around March 2015. I’ve added a new poll, so feel free to vote below. 

 

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BOOK TO BUY: I’ll Drink to That: A Life in Style, with a Twist by Betty Halbreich with Rebecca Paley

FASHION BOOK: I'll Drink to That - A Life in Style with a Twist by Betty Halbreich (2014)

LOVE SHOPPING? OBSESSED WITH NEW YORK? FASCINATED BY FAMOUS PEOPLE?

Then you’ll need a copy of I’ll Drink to That: A Life in Style, with a Twist by Betty Halbreich with Rebecca Paley…

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QUICK PICKS: Luscious news – September 8, 2014

Actor George Clooney confirms that he will be marrying lawyer Amal Almuddin in Venice

News and gossip from the worlds of entertainment, shelter magazines, home and lifestyle blogs…

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OUR LITTLE LUSCIOUS WORLD: A weekend on the Peninsula

Luscious living photos

From our tennis pavilions and pool houses photo gallery

 

Our luscious friend Cathy is staying with us on the Mornington Peninsula this weekend…

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LUSCIOUS AT THE MOVIES: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – official trailer

PHOTO: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2015

LUSCIOUS AT THE MOVIES: So they’ve done a sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel called – not surprisingly – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

All the cast are back, with the addition of Richard Gere, Tamsin Greig and one of my personal faves, David Strathairn.

It’s due to be released in the UK in February 2015. Here’s the trailer…

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HISTORICAL STYLE: Downton Abbey Series 5 – official trailer

 

 

 

Here’s the new trailer for Season 5 of Downton Abbey.

The show returns to ITV in Britain on Sunday September 21, 2014 at 9pm and includes guest stars Richard E Grant and Anna Chancellor, as well as all our favourites such as Maggie Smith and Michelle Dockery.

Are you excited? Or over it?

Natasha xx

 

 

 

LUSCIOUS AT THE MOVIES: Houses from the films of Nancy Meyers – It’s Complicated and Something’s Gotta Give

INSIDE MOVIE SET HOUSES: Nancy Meyers movies - It's Complicated kitchen - Merryl Streep's house

 

*UPDATED* 

The house used in the film “Something’s Gotta Give” has sold for $41 million – details below…

 

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MUSIC TO SCROLL BY: Luscious soundtracks via our YouTube channel

MUSIC TO SCROLL BY: Luscious soundtracks playlist via our YouTube channel

MUSIC TO SCROLL BY: Check out some of the beautiful music I’ve added to our “Luscious soundtracks” playlist on YouTube.

I’m slowly loading a few of the gorgeous tracks we play at Chez Luscious, usually located by the clever Mr Luscious, who keeps our happy home full of music on weekends. You can follow all our playlists here.

The music from “Yves Saint Laurent” by Ibrahim Maalouf is my current top pick. Very moving.

Natasha xx

 

 

QUICK PICKS: Luscious news – August 29, 2014

LUST-HAVE: Thela Bag in soft stone by Meli Melo

Thela Bag in soft stone by Meli Melo

 

QUICK READS: Some of my top picks for stories relating to fashion, interior design, architecture, entertainment, celebrities and travel, including JK Rowling, Downton Abbey and Paris news…

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