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Lauren Cerand
New York
No slouch.
Interests: Art, politics, style.
Recent Activity
I wrote about recent travels in Europe for the new issue of Faerie Magazine (print only): Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Lux Lotus
I answered my own "PEN Ten" in my final installment for the politically-inspired Proustian questionnaire series, which continues with new guest editors as I increase my leisure: Obsessions are influences—what are yours? Gaze, the hedonistic luxury of smoking, fur on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Lux Lotus
My old apartment was for entertaining, and at one point, I was cooking elaborate dinners for ten, by myself, every weekend. At the last one I hosted, though, there was a chef. I thought it would be useful for my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Lux Lotus
Not too long ago, I was reading the website of a country psychic who spelled out, in admirable terms, his commitment to readings with integrity, and furthermore, his philosophy that what we struggle to cling fast to is not meant... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Lux Lotus
There's something particular about the last week of summer, the way that it casually, lazy as the heat is, eager as it feels to squeeze the last drop of life from the one true season of possibility, sandwiched in between... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Lux Lotus
Café Society has a mailing list, and you may sign up here. (Photo credit: Kirsten Major.) Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at Lux Lotus
It's Saturday night and I'm at home catching up on deadlines. The first week back from the holidays, and it's a crush. In between projects, I fantasize about where to sneak off to for a very long weekend, entirely off-the-radar... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2014 at Lux Lotus
My Thanksgiving plans are noted in this week's issue of the New York Times magazine. Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at Lux Lotus
I'm at home on a cozy, dark, late Sunday afternoon, sipping sixteen year old Lagavulin (one finger, neat). And I haven't forgotten Lux Lotus. I've been preoccupied, work, too often, preparing for a trip to London in early December to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2013 at Lux Lotus
My latest, "She Was Right There With It," at Sparkle. Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2013 at Lux Lotus
I've joined: @laurencerand. Photos post to and if you'd like to follow along. Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at Lux Lotus
They say I'm one of "The Most Stylish People in Literature." Who am I to argue? Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2013 at Lux Lotus
Stashing my white dresses in the country and heading back to Manhattan after two months in Ithaca, Texas, and London. All this summer was missing was a hedge maze and a $40,000 necklace. [Edwardian natural pearl and diamond collar, c.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2013 at Lux Lotus
I'm off to London this afternoon for a week, and a wedding. (I'm writing two essays for, on country life and this trip.) Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2013 at Lux Lotus
I spoke with Late Night Library about literary publicity, and they've posted the interview as a podcast. Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2013 at Lux Lotus
I was driving back from swimming in the lake one day when I snapped this photo, a week or two ago: "She who seeks beauty will find it." Today the sign had a marriage proposal. I'm off to put a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2013 at Lux Lotus
Persuaded to come down from the country for the night (I'm leaving after breakfast) to attend a party for a King. Not Elvis. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2013 at Lux Lotus
You can watch a video of me reading from Chocolates for Breakfast, earlier this month in New York, if you'd like. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2013 at Lux Lotus
I wrote "Lauren Cerand on Sabbatical: Embracing the luxury of time," for Sparkle, and answered a reader's question on Tumblr about the novels that have shaped my life. Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2013 at Lux Lotus
I went to New Orleans for mine, and wrote about it for Sparkle –– here's "Aphrodite and the Hundred Years Rule." Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2013 at Lux Lotus
Pictured, yours truly in the daisy crown I bought in Jackson Square and wore on a magical day in New Orleans just two weeks ago (an essay is forthcoming about that, perhaps*). I paired it with a top that an... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2013 at Lux Lotus
I'm delighted to start a lunchtime book group at India House (#1 is The Cat's Table, July 11). The Summer Open House is this Wednesday evening. Want to come? Write me for details. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2013 at Lux Lotus
“'You know,' he smiled, "If I’m not awfully careful I shall fall in love with you.' 'Oh, no,' she said solemnly. 'You mustn’t do that.'” Come join us in SoHo on July 11, when I'll read a page from a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2013 at Lux Lotus
Kristin Gladney asked me a few questions and took a few photos for her wonderful project that offers a glimpse into lives. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at Lux Lotus
Tonight is the seventh anniversary of "Upstairs at the Square," the literary and music series I helped to found with host and executive producer Katherine Lanpher, and we're delighted to be joined by Philipp Meyer and Tift Merritt this evening.... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at Lux Lotus