Category Archives: Culture vulture

ROYALTY: Monaco royal family news


JULY 2015: Pierre Casiraghi (son of Princess Caroline, and grandson of Grace Kelly) and his aristocratic girlfriend of seven years, Beatrice Borromeo, are getting married with a civil ceremony at Monaco’s Pink Palace on Saturday to be followed by a garden party for over 700 guests.

A week later, a grand religious ceremony will be held on the Borromean islands in Italy, privately owned by the bride’s family. More via Hello and PopSugar.


MONACO ROYAL WEDDING 2015: Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo


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

READ AN EXTRACT: Harper Lee - Go Set a Watchman


UPDATED: Read an extract from “Go Set a Watchman” here and pre-order your copy now.

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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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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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: House and garden-related quick picks – January 2015

Luscious news relating to beautiful houses and gardens via


LUSCIOUS NEWS: Quick picks relating to luscious houses and gardens…

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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




LUSCIOUS TV SHOWS: Downton Abbey Season 5 – is it time to end the series?

Downton Abbey Season 5 review


Have you seen the new episode of Downton Abbey, the first for Season 5? Sadly, we were very disappointed…

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LUSCIOUS MOVIES AND TV SHOWS: A summary of our Luscious posts

Luscious at the movies


This weekend on our Facebook page, we revisited our posts relating to luscious films and TV shows.

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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: It’s a girl!! More here.

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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