The Truth About Romance


Romance for me is all about atmosphere.  It’s not necessarily defined by luxury and indulgence (although that works too).  It’s more about a warmth that is at once alluring and thoughtful.  And it can be found anywhere … Listening to a sexy mix on Pandora; alone on a cold night next to a roaring fire; at a breathtaking art exhibit; overlooking a misty river; in a tiny shop tucked away in a gritty part of London; or, of course, cozied up with your loved one in a hotel suite for the weekend.  The misconception about romance is that it’s exclusive to those with a black Amex or a wedding band.  It may smack a bit of  “personal growth”, but romance is everywhere.  We just have to recognize it when it’s in front of us.

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Luxe & Lucid, XO

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* All photos c/o T. Huntley save row 3, image 3.  Thank you Paola Kudacki & husband James Penfold for being the sexiest, most inspiring couple on the planet.

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2 thoughts on “The Truth About Romance”

  1. I love this post! Especially the image of the Great Hall at the Kennedy Center. I was photographed in front of Kennedy’s bust when I was 2 years old, to promote a coloring book that was raising money for the national symphony Orchestra. That photograph—by a washington post photographer whom I asked to shoot my wedding many years later—still hangs in my house, and it has such special meaning!

    1. So glad it had special meaning for you! I love that space as well. It’s so magical.
      But the main point here is, let’s see that coloring book promo!

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