Lulu Krause's 2019 in Review

My 2019 guiding intention was, “Think about the word ‘Confidence’ as much as possible.” 

Goals Achieved in 2019:

2012 goal: perform on the stage of Joe’s Pub

2015 goal: move into an editorial job

2018 goal: cook all of the sides at Thanksgiving

2019 goal: learn to “paint big”

 

Career

  • In January of 2019, I applied for and got a job on the editorial side of Condé Nast Entertainment where I worked with a whole roster of people I’ve admired from afar since starting at the company (on the advertising and sales side) in 2016

  • At the very end of the year my job changed again, and it feels like it will be ultimately challenging and ultimately rewarding

  • My proudest accomplishments at work include:

  1. Parkour Expert Tries To Keep Up With Gymnast, SELF

  2. Ballerina Masters The Nutcracker’s Sugar Plum Fairy In A Day, Glamour

  3. 3 Makeup Artists Turn a Model Into a Flamingo, Allure

  4. How Top Model Indira Scott Gets Runway Ready, Vogue

 

Performance

  • I performed on the stage of Joe’s Pub at Henry Koperski and Larry Owens’ “Spirit Night”

  • I performed my one-woman show, “Louisa, Requested” to a sold-out audience at The Duplex on my 29th birthday

  • I became part of a new musical improv house team at the Magnet Theater

Art

  • I orchestrated a single-take 6-minute dance video that featured 9 friends, dancing through Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

  • I wrote and starred in a video for Glamour in which I got to include my two friends Henry Koperski and Jay Jackson

  • I sold my first painting

  • I developed an amazing working relationship with my collaborator Natalie Sullivan, and we created a lot of stuff together, including a pilot

Two of my paintings

An episode of “Sunset Sessions,” from a song-writing project I launched with Natalie

Walking

  • I walked to work (from Carroll Gardens to World Trade via the Brooklyn Bridge) A LOT

  • I refined my walking route, which is a 4-hour stroll up the coast of Brooklyn, into LIC, and finally across the Ed Koch Bridge into Manhattan, which I did almost weekly, beginning in April


 

Cooking

  • I cooked all the sides at our Thanksgiving dinner (garlic mushrooms, mac and cheese, Sriracha brussel sprouts, orangey cranberry sauce) -- except for the mashed potatoes. That will be next year.

Me, cooking all of the sides

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