Background: Laura and I met through her sister, who I have known for years through a mutual friend. When I found out how cool Laura’s job was, I knew she’d be the perfect candidate for A Day in the Life!
Current City: West Village, NYC
Job: Assistant Editor at Martha Stewart Living
Nickname: Laura Lou
Beauty secret: Guerlain Terracotta Powder & Clé de Peau Beauté concealer in Beige
Fun fact: Laura has an identical twin sister named Meg!
(Wearing: J.Crew sandals and dress, Chrome Hearts sunglasses)
A DAY IN LAURA’S LIFE
7:30am – wake up; Laura prefers to shower at night, so mornings consist of throwing on clothes and make-up, brushing teeth, chugging a water and grabbing a yogurt or snack for the day before heading out the door.
8:00am – leave apartment & walk to work (she has a fear of the subway, but luckily lives within walking distance to work)
8:30am – meet puppy Addy on the way to work at the restaurant Cookshop in Chelsea (GREAT brunch for anyone who hasn’t been) and sit on a bench outside for a bit with a coffee (which Laura has every morning, no exceptions).
9:00am – arrive to the office
9:15am – make a bowl of oatmeal in the kitchen and fill a huge glass with water to have back at desk; sometimes Laura is on a photo shoot or shopping for supplies in the morning, but if she’s at her desk she’ll begin with a round up of what’s on craft and fashion blogs, Pinterest, NY Times Magazine and major news sites.
1:00pm – lunch (she usually brings her own salad and almonds, but says “if I’m slacking I’ll indulge in a food truck outside our office (Calexico Mexican is my favorite!) or order from a great salad/sandwich shop called Bottino”)
4:00pm – ginger tea and usually a snack from the food department leftover in the kitchen for editors to munch on (life is good at Martha Stewart Living!)
7:00pm – out of the office and walk home (every walk home begins with a call to her mom : ) )
7:30pm – back to apartment; Laura loves going out to dinner or meeting a friend for a drink after work one or two nights during the week (more so than she likes going out on weekends). If she’s staying in, she’ll make dinner which usually consists of spinach pasta from Murray’s cheese shop around the corner from her apartment (they make it fresh everyday for about $3!) with veggies.
8:30pm – “I’m slightly embarrassed to say my guilty pleasure is watching a bit of the trashiest tv possible – Real Housewives, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, etc.” – you’re not alone on this one Laura!
10:00pm – shower, brush teeth, wash face with Cetaphil and get ready for the next day by looking at following day’s schedule, packing a lunch, etc.
11:00pm – bedtime
What Laura doesn’t mention, is some of the cool things she has created for Martha Stewart, including THESE butterfly eyelashes (while we’re in the Halloween spirit!), which made last year’s Halloween issue cover (go Laura!).
I hope everyone had a great weekend! The weather in NYC was absolutely unbelievable! And as always, the days went by way too quickly… back to the grind!