Category Archives: Culture vulture

MUSIC TO SCROLL BY: Jamie Cullum singing “Pure Imagination”



This song is one of our favourites in Chez Luscious.

So make a batch of martinis, light some candles, and have a slow dance with someone you love.

Natasha xx





LUSCIOUS AT THE MOVIES: The “other” Saint Laurent film trailer with Gaspard Ulliel as Yves Saint Laurent


 Sorry, no English subtitles!


It’s odd seeing this trailer, having recently watched the rival 2014 Yves Saint Laurent movie starring Pierre Niney and Guillaume Gallienne, as YSL and Pierre Berge respectively. Read more about it here.

This alternate film, called simply Saint Laurent, is due for release in September. It’s co-written and directed by Bertrand Bonello, and starring Gaspard Ulliel as Yves Saint Laurent, Jérémie Renier as Pierre Bergé and Louis Garrel as Jacques de Bascher. Read more about it here.

Are you so devoted to fashion that you will see both? I know it sounds a bit silly when they look identical, but I probably will!

Natasha xx



ROYALTY: Happy first birthday Prince George of Cambridge!

Prince George turns 1!

BIRTHDAY BOY: As Prince George of Cambridge turns one today (July 22), I thought we should take a look at some of his gorgeous pictures…

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LUSCIOUS STYLE: Inspired by Asia – Part 4

INSPIRED BY EAST ASIA: Phography by tom parker

Continuing with our look at style inspired by Asia, here’s PART 4

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LUSCIOUS STYLE: Inspired by Asia – Part 3

INSPIRED BY ASIA: Boats in front of the Taj Mahal India

Here’s PART 3 of our look at style inspired by Asia…

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LUSCIOUS LOVES: E.B. White’s reply to a man who’d lost his faith in humanity

This is nice, no? From the author EB White, to a man who wrote to him saying he’d lost his faith in humanity, which I am also struggling with (see previous post).


Dear Mr. Nadeau:

As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate. Hope is the thing that is left to us, in a bad time. I shall get up Sunday morning and wind the clock, as a contribution to order and steadfastness.

Sailors have an expression about the weather: they say, the weather is a great bluffer. I guess the same is true of our human society — things can look dark, then a break shows in the clouds, and all is changed, sometimes rather suddenly.

It is quite obvious that the human race has made a queer mess of life on this planet. But as a people we probably harbor seeds of goodness that have lain for a long time waiting to sprout when the conditions are right. Man’s curiosity, his relentlessness, his inventiveness, his ingenuity have led him into deep trouble. We can only hope that these same traits will enable him to claw his way out.

Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.


E. B. White
March 30, 1973


Elwyn Brooks “E. B.” White was an American writer who contributed to The New Yorker magazine, was a co-author of the English language style guide, The Elements of Style, which is commonly known as Strunk & White to those of us in the writing and editing game, and famed children’s books such as Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, and Wilbur’s Great Adventure.

More in this new book, Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience by Shaun Usher

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Thank you to all the incredibly kind people who have been emailing me and leaving such thoughtful, generous comments. It means a great deal.

Natasha xx



LUSCIOUS STYLE: Inspired by Asia – Part 2

INSPIRED BY ASIA: Japanese cherry blossom photo

LUSCIOUS STYLE: Inspired by Asia – Part 2: Here’s part two of my tribute to Asian-inspired style…

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QUICK PICKS: Luscious news – May 31, 2014

LONNY: Pacific Heights San Francisco - Susan Greenleaf home

The Greenleaf home in Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco


QUICK PICKS: Shopping, houses, royals, celebrities, fashion history and illustration, Paris, New York, movies and TV…

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A SOCIALITE LIFE: Key dates for your diary: A yearly calendar of luscious events

Glamorous travel - socialites - style - calendar of events

Key dates for your diary: A yearly calendar of events relating to the arts, culture, philanthropy, fashion, food and wine, sport and popular culture…

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LUSCIOUS LOVES: Stacey Kent, musician

Stacey Kent

LUSCIOUS MUSIC: We’re excited to be going to the concert of Grammy-nominated jazz musician, Stacey Kent, on Monday night at the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall at the Melbourne Recital Centre… Continue reading »