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ROYALTY: Princess Charlotte’s christening photos

ROYAL PICTURES: Princess Charlotte christening at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham July 2015

ROYAL BABY: Here’s a look at the christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England…

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A LUSH LIFE: Gin masterclass at the Bass & Flinders Distillery, Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula

LUSCIOUS ACTIVITIES: Gin Masterclass - Bass and Flinders Distillery in Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula

 

Luscious ones, today we did a gin masterclass at the Bass and Flinders Distillery in Red Hill, near our new home.

Our thanks to our hosts, co-owners Wayne and Janelle, and to our fellow gin lovers, Helen and Gary who shared the class with us. Thanks also to co-owner Bob for being my go-to organising guy.

We loved seeing the gin-making process and getting to create our own, and we look forward to receiving our own branded bottle – so fab!

Do bookmark Bass and Flinders Distillery if you’re on the Mornington Peninsula as it’s a really great addition to our little part of the world.

They also make vodka, limoncello and grappa, I believe, and I got to taste their version of a cognac (which has recently become my new favourite drink) which is called an aged grape spirit. More from their Ochre Spirit website.

(Remember that with cognac, like champagne, a drink cannot be named after that French region unless it is actually made there, hence “Australian sparkling wine”.)

Great to see another luscious Australian venture, and we wish the team all the very best!

See more via their website here.

Natasha xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAN FAVOURITES: A luscious life – part 2

A luscious life photo gallery, continued…


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FAN FAVOURITES: A luscious life – part 1

A luscious life photo gallery…

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FASHION AND FILM: Iris Apfel documentary

FASHION DOCUMENTARY FILMS: Iris Apfel documentary - photo by Bruce Weber

Iris Apfel by Bruce Weber

 

I’m so excited about the new Iris Apfel documentary by the late, great Albert Maysles.

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SALE ALERT: Net-A-Porter (womenswear) sale 2015

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SALE ALERT - Net-A-Porter sale 2015BROWSE NOW FOR DISCOUNTED LUXURY WOMENSWEAR

 

 

Go shopping for luscious menswear at Mr Porter

 

OUR LITTLE LUSCIOUS WORLD: Moving home, back to Red Hill, on the Mornington Peninsula

OUR LITTLE LUSCIOUS WORLD: Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

 

Luscious ones, updates from me are rare at the moment, as I’ve been overwhelmed with packing and logistics (the last 3 months) and moving house (the last week), and now I’m feeling daunted by the other side: the unpacking.

We’ve said goodbye to our coastal home in Mount Martha, 15 minutes away, and have returned to the country life of Red Hill, also on the Mornington Peninsula.

It’s lovely to be back!

 

OUR LITTLE LUSCIOUS WORLD: Red Hill, Victoria

 

OUR LITTLE LUSCIOUS WORLD: Red Hill, Victoria

 

Once things settle down, I hope to post some pictures of the new interior decoration, but in the meantime, you can catch the odd update via Instagram.

And you might also like these galleries:

Natasha xx

 

 

STYLISH HOMES: Sarah’s Rental Cottage, near Parry Sound in Georgian Bay, Canada


PHOTOS Sarah Richardson Rental Cottage Georgian Bay - living room

 

BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS: Sarah’s new cottage makeover…

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STYLISH HOME: Where to buy luscious homewares online

Luscious homewares shopping online

 

HOME DECOR FAVOURITES: OK, so we’re moving and I’m dreaming about decorating the new house. And whilst we can’t afford to buy anything new, it hasn’t stopped me spending far too much time browsing online…

Here’s where I’m currently spending my pretending-I-have-money-to-go-shopping time, from bargain to luxe, in the realm of furniture, fabrics, prints, and other beautiful interior design accessories:

Which stores are your online favourites? Leave a comment below to let me know.

Natasha xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

PASTEL PRETTINESS: Embrace your softer side

Photos of pastel colours via myLusciousLife.com blog

 

PICTURES: Love pastel colours? Or keen to show some softness in your decor or fashion choices? Then these pastel photos might inspire you:

Natasha xx

 

 

ROYALTY: Kate Middleton polka dot maternity dress for baby number 2

KATE POLKA DOTS: Kate Middleton-March 2015 - ASOS maternity dress via myLusciousLife

 

ROYAL MATERNITY CLOTHES: Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, announced that Baby Number Two is due in mid-late April, as we suspected.

Apparently, the black-and-white polka dot maternity dress from ASOS sold out instantly, but I’ve found some these ones, also from ASOS, which might suit you…

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GOTHIC GLAM: Saskia de Brauw by Daniel Jackson for Vogue Germany November 2012


GOTHIC GLAM: Saskia de Brauw by Daniel Jackson for Vogue Germany November 2012

 

FASHION EDITORIAL: Saskia de Brauw by Daniel Jackson for Vogue Germany November 2012…

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