• Shark!

    Sharks are certainly newsworthy these days.  Shark Week is in full swing on Discovery, JAWS  just celebrated the 40th anniversary of its release, and on a less inviting note, Carcharhinus have made the Outer Banks their summer vacation destination.  Yikes! Surprising as it may seem, I am loving every minute of it.  Despite my lifelong fear of sharks, I am obsessed with the movie Jaws.  I admit this seems a bit odd for a land lover, professional aesthete and enthusiast of all things cute and fuzzy.  First, I love a good thriller.  Second, the cast is perfection.  Third, the cinematography (Spielberg, of course) is inventive yet convincing.  And fourth, the…

  • The Princess Bride

      Today is one very important day for one very lucky girl.  If becoming a princess is lucky that is. Kate Middleton weds Prince William today and much of the world will be watching.  Brits, Royal-enthusiasts and wedding aficionados will be tuning in by the millions to see what the bride has in store for us.  I do like the princess-to-be.  She’s pretty and polished and seems to have a gracious sensibility about her.  But fashionable? Let’s not get carried away.  If I could, I would love to give her a makeover and style her on her wedding day.  Plausible?  No.  But that’s what you gotta’ love about a blog. …

  • Gorgeous George(town)

      I spent Thursday evening at the incredible home of Deborah and Curtin Winsor in Georgetown. They graciously hosted the Georgetown House Tour Patrons’ Party in their 34th Street residence. The impeccable interior, sprawling garden and sheer size of the house left all who attended in awe. Debbie and Curt are old friends and couldn’t be a lovelier couple – their gracious, relaxed style was the perfect complement to an elegant evening.  So how did this guest return their hospitality? I made my way around the first floor snapping photos with my iphone.  What can I say?  I’m an interior designer, blogger and columnist – I can’t help myself!  But…

  • Spring Fever – DC Style

    I don’t think I have ever been so excited for spring. We just endured a brutal winter here in Washington and I think we’re all ready for a new season.  The good news is that thanks to all that snow, spring seems to have come early to the nation’s capital.  Our magnificent cherry blossoms are already blooming and this past weekend’s temps were absolutely heaven-sent.  In celebration of nature’s glorious transformation, Luxe & Lucid is highlighting all things fun, fresh and flowery this week. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh … spring has arrived!              H&G’s 2007 issue with Chloë Sevigny embodies the magic of spring. The stone terrace, the…

  • Tip deLuxe

    VISIT A MUSEUM I’ve been sick this week.  A huge bummer that doesn’t leave much room for blogging! So here’s a quick tip to tide you over until my next post. Tricia xo  For most Washingtonians, Snowmageddon has taken its toll.  We're worn out, burnt out and bummed out.  Whether you’re looking for an escape from the snow or require a little personal inspiration, a museum is a great place to start.  There are some fantastic exhibits on display right now in the nation's capital.  So just when you've begun to question your reasons for living here – guilty as charged – remember, we're privy to some of the most…

  • Purple Reign

    It's over. I'm not a guy, I'm not a jock and I haven't lived in Minnesota for twenty years. But I do have three brothers and a father who are die-hard Vikings fans.  So despite  the fact that I'm a fashion-loving, bauble-wearing, design-obsessed girlie-girl, I was truly crushed by Sunday's loss.  In honor of my home team and those who love them, Luxe & Lucid is featuring all things purple this week.  Who knew football could be so inspiring?              The power of purple brought to life by artist Mark Rothko.       Emma Watson in Teen Vogue – darling.  And check out her…