• Broken

    Breaking Bread, Breaking News, Breaking Ground, Breaking Bad.  Breakthrough, Breakup, Breakdown, Breakaway.  Tough Break, Flat Broke, Broken Hearted, Goin’ for Broke. I thought I would have a little fun exploring all the ways we use the word “break” and its derivatives in our daily speak.  This because I took a bit of a spill and broke my arm two weeks ago.  I was mountain biking in Virginia and had a pretty nasty wreck – flying over the handlebars of a bike was never on my bucket list.  However, what I clearly lacked in skills, I made up for in fortitude.  I’m proud to say I finished the ride and made…

  • Don’t Call it a Comeback

    Like LL Cool J, I didn’t go anywhere.  I’ve just been busy.  I’ve mentioned before that publishing L+L takes a lot of time and that I’m just not the type to half a– it.  So I’ve been on a hiatus from le blog and dedicating my time to all-things Huntley & Co. (as it should be).  But that doesn’t mean I’ve been chained to my desk these past few months.  Here’s a look back at some of my adventures since December. December_Art Basel & Design Miami               Ridiculous art and mind boggling design amidst throngs of fabulous people from everywhere. December_Park City          Skiing, shopping and New Year’s Eve at…

  • Summer Vacation

    … mine has officially started. I'm spending the week in my hometown of Minneapolis with family and friends. There is no place I would rather be this time of year than the land of ten thousand lakes. It's the perfect destination for the three essentials of a summer vacation – sun, fun and relaxation.  I lounge at my parents', soak in the sun, catch up with the girls and breathe. Not much to it really, but it's always nice to have a plan – if a somewhat loose one – in place. Below are some of the activities I've scheduled for my week in the beautiful "mini apple".     …

  • District Design

       New York, LA, Paris – Sure, everyone knows these cities are the “it” destinations for design and fashion.  But there are fabulous finds in any city if you’re a chic and savvy girl (or guy) who knows how and where to look.  “DISTRICT DESIGN” is a recurring feature from Luxe & Lucid that highlights  great shopping in the US and beyond sourced by my most stylish friends and colleagues in-the-know.              District Design vol. 2  BARCELONA & MADRID            On the heels of its World Cup win over The Netherlands this past weekend, who better to feature in District Design than…

  • 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…