I returned from a relaxing weekend in the country to discover that photographer Rachel Eliza Griffiths had sent me the proofs from a shoot we did last week (many thanks to Tayari Jones for making the connection via her excellent fundraiser). I needed a new image for professional purposes, which you can see at LaurenCerand.com. I also thought this one, taken on my balcony on a blustery day that turned out perfectly, would get things off to a lovely start this week here at Lux Lotus.
Tonight, I have an event at the Goethe-Institut New York, "What is Green Architecture?" with architect Christoph Ingenhoven and Andres Lepik of MoMA discussing next-wave trends in the field. Last time I learned about what it takes to engineer a carbon neutral city in the Middle East! This series is definitely a postcard from the future, so do join us if you're inclined. There's always a fun little reception afterwards filled with free wine and good-looking Europeans. And you know how I feel about all that, so I'm off to wind this messy mane of mine into a chignon.
So much to do before I leave for Chicago and the Nick Hornby-approved Pilcrow Lit Fest later this week!