QUICK PICKS: Luscious news – October 7, 2014


PHOTO Blake Lively pregnant


QUICK PICKS NEWS AND GOSSIP: There’s a certain irony in following my post about infertility and childlessness with the news that Blake Lively is pregnant.

Whilst I can feel the agony of infertile women everywhere reacting this news, it just shows that life goes on, quite literally. Life is created, life is announced, and those of us who can’t have a child feel crap for a while.

Sadly, there’s no way to avoid it when a major celebrity is pregnant, especially one who is rich and beautiful, successful in her acting career and now developing a lifestyle brand, and married to a handsome husband.

So I figure we might as well acknowledge it, suck up any bitterness or jealousy by wishing them well, remind ourselves of all the great things we’ve got going on in our own lives, and divert ourselves with other news.


So here goes: 

  • Martha Stewart says Gwyneth Paltrow should “Be Quiet,” stick to acting (US magazine)
    Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop hires Lisa Gersh, ex-Martha Stewart Living CEO (US magazine)
  • Family holidays: Ten things dads want to do (Traveller)
  • Gillian Flynn to write entire season of David Fincher’s HBO show Utopia (Vanity Fair)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch posed as Mr Darcy for charity (Daily Life)
  • My friend Sue says she thinks Mr Luscious and I would would suit this house (Australian Design Review)
  • Best snacks for weight loss (Harper’s Bazaar)
  • I love this idea: Rent a room for a minimun of half an hour to have a break, charge your phone etc (New Yorker)
  • Prince and Princess of Denmark’s family photos on summer holiday in Greenland (Daily Mail)
  • Suzy Menkes pays tribute to Yves Carcelle, following his death at the age of 66 (Vogue)
  • Manon Leloup Fashion Week documentary: What It’s Like to Be a Fashion Model (Harper’s Bazaar)
  • “The Immigrant” trailer starring Marion Cotillard (The Age)
  • These 9 disasters forever changed New York’s infrastructure (Curbed)
  • Behind the scenes of first class food menus (Traveller)
  • The horrid truth about how often you should replace your pillow (Huffington Post)
  • Five home upgrades that won’t add enough value (Casa Sugar)
  • Palm Beach home of the late Lilly Pulitzer now asks $8.5 million (down from $11.5m) (Curbed)
  • How to delete something permanently from your computer (Mashable)
  • Watch Eddie Redmayne play Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything” (Vanity Fair)
  • Francesca Versace to launch lifestyle collection (WWD)
  • Photos from 1955: Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami glamour (Curbed)
  • Six things you didn’t know nail polish could do (Country Living)
  • How to behave like a gentleman (Colin Cowie)
  • 10 spring cleaning hacks that will make your life easier (SMH)
  • What it’s like to be a celebrity with people taking selfies with you (Vanity Fair)
  • Manhattan to get a seven-star hotel on W 57th Street (Hotel Chatter)
  • Actress Michelle Williams is selling her four-story townhouse in Brooklyn (6SqFt)
  • Tips for creating a good wardrobe (Elle Decor)
  • I am a plus-size woman who wore a low-rise bikini to the beach and this is what happened (Bustle)
  • The crap we put up with getting on and off an airplane (The Oatmeal)
  • 20 ways to make guests comfortable when you don’t have a guest room (Real Simple)
  • Amal Alamuddin quit smoking when she started dating George Clooney (Vanity Fair)
  • George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin have bought a country home in England (Daily Mail)
  • Gucci celebrates the launch of their new cosmetics line with Monaco’s Charlotte Casiraghi (Gucci)
  • Pauline Ducruet, also of the Monaco princely family, is Lancaster’s new Ambassadress in Asia (PRNewsWire)
  • 1907-1915: Russia Before the Revolution, in color (Mashable)
  • Rupert Murdoch’s daughter Elisabeth Murdoch and Matthew Freud divorce after 13 years (SMH)
  • This is not going to end well: Man eschews picket fence in favor of 164-foot aquarium (Curbed)
  • A historian plans to restore the iconic “house” created for “Gone with the Wind” (Vanity Fair with more pix via Veranda)
  • A third “Sex and the City” film has been confirmed (Harper’s Bazaar)


Why not make a cup of tea and something sweet, and browse through all the stories?

Natasha xx





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