Category Archives: Culture vulture

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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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

 

 

 

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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EMMY AWARDS 2014: Frockage photo gallery

BEST RED CARPET: Christine Baranski in Zac Posen - Emmys 2014 red carpet photos

My favourite: The elegant Christine Baranski from “The Good Wife” wearing Zac Posen

 

HOLLYWOOD GLAM: Here’s a look at the fabulous (and not-so-fabulous) frocks from the red carpet at this year’s Emmy Awards, with lots of red, orange, coral, black and white…

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LITERARY LUSCIOUSNESS: Inspiration for, and insight into, my “Violet Champion” novel

mylusciouslife.com - beautiful desk area with books and chandelier

LITERARY LUSCIOUSNESS: Luscious Lifers, I thought some of you might like a little insight into my “Violet Champion” novel…

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FASHION MEETS FILM: Audrey Hepburn’s granddaughter Emma Ferrer shot by Richard Avedon’s grandson Michael Avedon for Harper’s Bazaar September 2014

Audrey Hepburn's granddaughter Emma Ferrer by Richard Avedon's grandson Michael Avedon for Harper's Bazaar September 2014

Emma Ferrer in Carolina Herrera via Net-a-Porter

 

FASHION HISTORY: Audrey Hepburn’s granddaughter Emma Ferrer is photographed by Richard Avedon’s grandson Michael Avedon for Harper’s Bazaar September 2014…

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LAUREN BACALL: To Have and Have Not – “You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve?”

LUSCIOUS ICON: Lauren Bacall

 

Oh dear, another day, another sad passing.

Lauren Bacall has died, aged 89, confirmed by her son via Twitter. She was one of my icons.

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RIP ROBIN WILLIAMS: O Captain, My Captain…

 

 

UPDATE: Sorry for anyone who popped into visit and the video stopped working – I’ve found a new version.

The best scene ever, from Dead Poet’s Society.

Prepared to cry again when you watch it. Sorry about the poor quality and the sudden ending, but do consider re-watching the whole film again.

I’m so very sorry about the passing of the great Robin Williams. My condolences to his family and friends.

Natasha xx