PERSONAL UPDATE: What I’ve been up to (and why I haven’t been posting much)

LUSCIOUS LIVING: Pink peonies

 

Hi Luscious Lifers,

A little note to let you know that my book writing has been coming along pretty well since I’ve been having a bit of a hiatus from everything else.

I’ve mostly set aside the crime novel (about 100,000 words written) which I’m keen on but find psychologically taxing (death and all!) in favour of the attempt-at-humour novel which is much easier to write and is currently at 53,000 words.

This novel started out as something to amuse my friends, based on posts on my personal Facebook page. But it has fictional characters instead of real ones because I can’t stand the potential angst from friends or family thinking they see themselves in it. Relationships are hard enough without someone you like taking offence!

I’m having fun with my writing, most of the time. I’ve found that the only way to be productive has been to block out pretty much every other thing that used to distract me, so my time largely consists of being a hermit and playing tennis. (My tennis, I’m relieved to say, is starting to improve at long, long last.) I could not be more grateful to Mr Luscious for helping me to escape the rat race of my former corporate life to spend my days being creative.

Mr Luscious and I are terrific, by the way, although he’s very busy with his own work, and I’ve shared some moments on Instagram for anyone who is interested, and the occasional link or photo gallery on Facebook (even though FB is horrible for not sharing posts, grrr).

Sorry to those of you who think I’ve fallen off the planet.

I’m here, I’m happy, and I’m writing.

Natasha xx

 

LUSCIOUS TRAVEL: How we travelled first class for free (plus taxes) on our honeymoon using points

How to collect enough miles to fly for free

 

In March 2016, Mr Luscious and I finally made things official with our little registry wedding

And in April, we set off for a much-longed-for, 4-week honeymoon to Dubai, France, Switzerland and Italy, travelling from/to Australia in first class using points.

You can see all the photos via @myLusciousLife on Instagram, including some photos from our first class travel experience (including the Emirates first class shower!) by searching for #ALusciousWedding and #ALusciousHoneymoon.

Here’s how we saved points towards our honeymoon, and for our next luscious adventure…

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WELCOME TO LUSCIOUS

Beautiful places and stylish things: Welcome to myLusciousLife.com


Welcome to all our new Luscious Lifers!

Luscious is about beautiful places and stylish things, so please explore all the past blog posts and photo galleries, as well as the items I’ve curated for the Luscious Shop.

I post daily on the Luscious page on Facebook, as well as regularly on Instagram and Pinterest, with the occasional tweet on Twitter, and some of my favourite music on YouTube.

Thanks for your support!

Natasha xx

 

SHOP THIS LOOK: Elegant bedroom design ideas – Part 1

HOME DECOR IDEAS: Bedroom design using navy, white and yellow

 

SHOP THIS LOOK PART 1: Here are some online shopping ideas to give your bedroom a refreshed elegant look, which I’ve hunted down at Nordstrom (now shipping internationally, including to Australia).

This design focuses on navy, white and yellow/gold…

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SHOP THIS LOOK: Elegant bedroom design ideas – Part 2

PRETTY BEDROOM DESIGN IDEAS: Shop this look with myLusciousLife.com

 

SHOP THIS LOOK PART 2: Here are some more suggestions for a luscious bedroom from my searching through the Nordstrom website, this time focusing on red, white, navy and grey… Continue reading »

LUSCIOUS ON PINTEREST: Beautiful houses and gardens

LUSCIOUS HOUSES AND GARDENS: Enjoy this compilation of beautiful houses and gardens via Luscious on Pinterest

One of our top Pinterest boards is our LUSCIOUS HOUSES AND GARDENS board.
Check it out for a bit of architecture and design inspiration!

Natasha xx

 

LADYLIKE LUSCIOUSNESS: Casual chic

FROCKAGE: Casual chic from Matches Fashion June 2016 via myLusciousLife
Here are some of my picks from Matches Fashion for a chic weekend.
Scroll down to see larger images and links.

Natasha xx

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SALE ALERT: Up to 60% off at Net-A-Porter June 2016

Enjoy up to 60% off at Net-A-Porter including Elie Saab, J.Crew, Roland Mouret, Zimmermann, Balenciaga, Tom Ford, Saint Laurent, Balmain, The Row, Lanvin, Tory Burch, Smythson and Jimmy Choo. But be quick!

Go shopping via this link

Natasha xx

 

 

OUR LITTLE LUSCIOUS WORLD: Sad cancer news and a request for advice

Sad cancer news - myLusciousLife.com

 

Two days before we left for our honeymoon, we found out that my beloved father has a rare, incurable and aggressive cancer.

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A LUSCIOUS WEDDING: Mr & Mrs Luscious – March 2016

A LUSCIOUS WEDDING: Mr & Mrs Luscious via myLusciousLife.com

 

Well Luscious Lifers, after many, many years of external dramas, Mr Luscious and I were finally free to marry on Friday March 4, 2016…

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A (mini) LUSCIOUS HONEYMOON: Bendigo, Victoria

 

 

The morning after our small registry wedding in March 2016 (see some photos via Facebook), Mr Luscious and I headed off for a mini honeymoon in beautiful Bendigo, as our proper honeymoon was to come a bit later.

We were seeking a country escape of food, wine and culture. Here’s the low down of what we did and where we stayed…

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RUNWAY: Christian Siriano Fall 2016 RTW Collection

 

LUSCIOUS RUNWAY: Christian Siriano Fall 2016 RTW Collection

PHOTOS: I’m loving some of the designs from the latest Christian Siriano RTW collection…

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