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FASCINATING FOLK: Ben Bradlee (1921–2014)

PHOTO: Ben Bradlee, Washington Post

 

Sadly, there has been another famous death this week. This time, it’s the former Washington Post editor, Ben Bradlee, aged 93…

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HISTORICAL STYLE: Downton Abbey Series 5 – official trailer

 

 

 

Here’s the new trailer for Season 5 of Downton Abbey.

The show returns to ITV in Britain on Sunday September 21, 2014 at 9pm and includes guest stars Richard E Grant and Anna Chancellor, as well as all our favourites such as Maggie Smith and Michelle Dockery.

Are you excited? Or over it?

Natasha xx

 

 

 

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LUSCIOUS LIBRARY: Manhattan Classic: New York’s Finest Prewar Apartments by Geoffrey Lynch

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BOOK TO BUY: Manhattan Classic: New York’s Finest Prewar Apartments by Geoffrey Lynch…

 

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FOR SALE: Vivien Leigh’s former home, Tickerage Mill, Sussex, England

ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSE PHOTOS: Tickerage Mill Cottage once owned by Vivien Leigh

HOUSES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS: Tickerage Mill near Uckfield in East Sussex, England, was once owned by actress Vivien Leigh – where she lived after her traumatic 1960 divorce from Laurence Olivier and for which she paid 20,000 pounds in 1961 – is now for sale…

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ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN: 55 Blair Road in Singapore

SINGAPORE ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIORS: 55 Blair Road in Singapore

ASIAN-HERITAGE-MEETS-CRISP-MODERN: 55 Blair Road, Singapore: A modern renovation of a heritage Art Deco terrace home…

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LUSCIOUS LIBRARY: My book wishlist – March 2014

The Morgan Library and Museum Manhattan

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Gatsby style: 1920s wedding inspiration – part 2

Continuing on from our look at luscious 1920s-style weddings, here’s part 2

 

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Gatsby style: 1920s wedding inspiration – part 1

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The 1920s are back in a big way thanks to the new production of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, this time directed by Baz Luhrmann (Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge) with design by his wife, Catherine Martin.

Here are some stunning images to help you plan a 1920s-themed wedding

 

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SHOP THIS LOOK: Gatsby interior style – Daisy Buchanan’s sitting room in The Great Gatsby movie

great gatsby movie set design - daisy buchanan sitting roomGREAT GATSBY INTERIOR STYLE: Excited about the style of newest The Great Gatsby movie, directed by Baz Luhrmann and designed by his wife, Catherine Martin?

Then here’s a look at the sitting room of Daisy Buchanan (played by Carey Mulligan) and how you can recreate this look in your own home…

 

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Historical style: Summary of our posts relating to The Great Gatsby and the 1920s

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Desperate for more Gatsby? Enjoy our extensive coverage related to The Great Gatsby, the 1920s and historical style…

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Luscious at the movies: Films and TV shows set in the 1900s-1940s – part 1

If you’re a lover of historical fashion, researching costumes for a certain period, or simply love films set in the past, you might like some of the movies and TV shows on this list…

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Historical style: A 1920s cocktail party

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Here at Luscious, we’re terribly excited about Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby. It’s coming out in just four weeks (four weeks!), and to celebrate, we’re throwing a 1920s cocktail party.

Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald are two of our current favourite people here at Luscious. They were icons of their time, playing hard and partying harder. As their friend Ring Lardner once said, “Mr Fitzgerald is a novelist and Mrs Fitzgerald is a novelty.” Continue reading »

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