Head Butler says, "she’s everything amusing and smart about the world from 1895 to 1929, plunked down in our own drab time," and Oprah.com observes, "Lauren Cerand is a figure from another era, a sophisticated lady who wears sparkly things, eats fabulous feasts, dances at swank cocktail parties until dawn, and hobnobs with New York City's artsy elite." Flavorwire, when compiling a list of the twenty "Most Stylish People in Literature," noted, "This publicist is the epitome of literary elegance."
I've been collecting my thoughts on art, politics and style here at Lux Lotus since 2004. Lux Lotus doesn't mean anything specific; I made it up. I (now infrequently) write about travels, clothes, and flights of fancy, as well as experiences I've recently enjoyed, and what I think that I might like to do next.
I sometimes write for other publications on other topics, by request. I've shared my thoughts on clubs for Fathom, glamour for the New Inquiry, elegance for the Rumpus, lessons learned for the Weeklings, blancmange for the Awl, letters and entertaining for Dempsey & Carroll's Eighteen-Seventy-Eight, and, most recently, written essays entitled "The Beauty is in the Balance," "Sanctuaries with Style," "Postcard From the Fairy Kingdom," "Aphrodite and the Hundred Years Rule," "On Sabbatical," and "She Was Right There With It," for Sparkle.