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A luscious life

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

 

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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

 

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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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PERSONAL UPDATE: A writer’s life in the countryside

LUSCIOUS LIVING: A writer's life in the country

 

Luscious Lifers, new posts are once again largely on hold as I finally, finally, finally try to get back to focussing on writing my books after many months of upheaval re: our house move (back) to Red Hill, and some other personal bits and pieces.

Fortunately, it’s the first day of Spring here on the Mornington Peninsula, so hopefully the sunnier days and blossoming gardens will help get me back on track too. If you’d like to see some snippets from the new house, do scroll through my Instagram pix.

Most days, I’m doing some cooking (expanding my low carb, ketogenic diet options), taking Mabel for a walk or game in the surrounding countryside, learning French and playing tennis. After years of corporate work, it’s absolute bliss to have this freedom, and I can’t thank Mr Luscious enough for supporting my creative endeavours. I am so very lucky and very happy.

I’ve now got five books on the go, at various stages of completion, including a literary murder mystery, a French travel guide, and an attempt at humour. Slowly but surely, I hope they will all find their way to those of you who are interested.

If you’re craving something luscious to inspire you whilst I potter around behind the scenes, please consider going back to the archives on the blog via the Photo Galleries tab, or browse through the myriad boards on Pinterest. For something new, remember to check out Facebook and Instagram where it’s easier for me to post more regularly.

Thank you for all your ongoing support of my little Luscious venture!

Natasha xx

 

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SALE ALERT: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2015

 

SALE ALERT: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2015

 

USE THIS LINK: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2015

Happy shopping!

Natasha xx

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STYLISH HOMES: Mia Freedman’s new $12.5 million Bellevue Hill, Sydney home, “Finty”

STYLISH SYDNEY HOUSES: Mamamia's Mia Freedman and Jason Lavigne have just bought this 12.5 million home in Sydney

FAMOUS FOLK AT HOME: Mamamia’s Mia Freedman and Jason Lavigne have just bought this $12.5 million home in Sydney…

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LUSCIOUS TEXTILES: Pictures of lace

 

Love lace? Then check out these beautiful pictures of lace…

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LUSCIOUS LOVES: Crafty bits and pieces

Luscious crafts

A CRAFTY LIFE: Take a look at these inspiring luscious textiles, colours and patterns…

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LUSCIOUS LOVES: Marriage equality in the US

 

#LoveWins - Rainbow layer cake slices

 

Congratulations to all our friends in the United States on the fantastic news about marriage equality. It’s about time!

Check out how these other 18 nations are doing since they introduced marriage for all. Let’s hope we get ourselves sorted in Australia soon too.

#LoveWins

Natasha xx

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FAN FAVOURITES: A luscious life – part 2

A luscious life photo gallery, continued…


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