Originally from New York, interior designer David Lucido came down to Palm Beach last fall to oversee the construction of Le Bilboquet restaurant. Since then, he has been back and forth between his apartments in Chelsea and West Palm Beach. Prior to starting his own business, Lucido studied visual communications and architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, then designed for a private estate, overseeing residential projects around the world as well as yachting work. and aviation. He was also the design director for the Mercer Hotel in Soho. Because he now spends most of his time in Palm Beach, working on residential and hotel projects in the area, he is actively seeking a home here alongside his partner, Ori Harpaz, and their beloved Jack Russell Terrier. , Gunther.
CURRENT STATE OF MIND Optimistic. I am very excited about the new people and work opportunities on the horizon since moving to the area. Palm Beach is such a beautiful community that really embraced me.
COFFEE ORDER Celis Produce Oat Milk Iced Coffee
SIGNATURE ACCESSORY My gold vintage Cartier Tank watch with a black leather strap. It’s so timeless and understated.
PALM BEACH FAVORITE BITE Cajun Chicken from Bilboquet’s
SIGNATURE DRINK In New York, a vodka martini with extra olives; in Palm Beach, Ivey.
IDEAL LAST MEAL My mom’s spaghetti and meatballs. Nothing like a home cooked meal.
LOCAL SHOPS IN On Antique Row, Sold Gallery and Ponce Berga (they are at the top of their game for twentieth century design). Church Mouse on Palm Beach is a not-so-well-kept secret for perfectly ironed, second-hand designer clothes.
KARAOKES BY CAR FOR The totality Little jagged pill Alanis Morissette album (’90 forever).
BIGUE WATCHES I constantly binge The real housewives of New York and I’m not shy about it.
FILM HE SEEN MORE THAN 10 TIMES beetle juice. It’s dark, silly, and elegant, and the sets were way ahead of their time in postmodern design.
ASTROLOGICAL SIGN Leo
MORNING ROUTINE Morning walks with my dog followed by coffee and a moment on my iPad before heading out to exercise.
PRODUCT IT CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT Clinique for Men Facial Bronzer is very necessary during a New York winter.
FITNESS ROUTINE CrossFit at El Cid Fitness
HIS HAPPY PLACE Tel Aviv, Israel, where my partner is from. We visit friends and family every summer and it has everything I need: sunny beaches, Mediterranean cuisine and rich culture.
How he spoils his animal We basically split each meal 50/50.
NEXT TRAVEL DESTINATION Japan has always been a major source of inspiration in my work and my wardrobe. A design-centric journey is all in order.
NEVER FLY WITHOUT My iPad and Apple Pencil. I can draw with downtime and never waste a sheet of paper.
IN HIS BEACH BAG Sunscreen Sunbath Orange Jelly, which is now on hiatus, so let me know if you have any.
NEXT GOAL Work as the creative director of a boutique hotel, touching everything related to design. I want to organize the most exceptional customer experience.
WORDS TO LIVE Stay consistent in everything you do.