Posted at 4:00 PM Dec 05, 2008By Sharon Steel
Whoa, what's this? Lauren "Lo" Bosworth -- better known as Lauren Conrad's roommate and The Hills BFF with the pert giggle and the ocassional diabolical streak -- is a writer. A published one, at that.
Magazines are folding daily. Not even Condé Nast staffers are safe from the cut-backs. And newspapers? Those messy, inky things people use to wrap fish in? Nobody buys them, except on November 5th, 2008! In such a healthy media environment, it's good to know a 22-year-old UCLA graduate and MTV star, who, well, we don't know what her day job is, really, can score a regular contributor's gig (a column called "The High Life With Lo!") scribbling for the luxury online guide Pocket Change. The NYC and LA-focused newsletter presents "the city's most expensive goods and services for every multi-millionaire on your list." Financial crisis? Pshhh!
Back on November 11th, Lo did what any writer with an Internet presence and a self-promoting blog would do. She posted about her first story:
Hello all!Lo's debut review is a critical analysis of Teddy's at the Roosevelt Hotel. Here's a snippet:
I'm excited to announce that I've signed on as a guest contributor for Pocket Change LA, an online guide to the finest of LA and NYC.
You can check out my Pocket Change bio here: http://pocketchangenyc.com/expertbio.asp?eid=283.
My first piece will be up next Wednesday!
I hope you all like it and check back every 2 weeks for new reviews written by moi! :)
What truly makes Teddy's lovable is the atmosphere. It's the opposite of a scene, and, ironically, therefore offers quite a good one. Don't be alarmed by the camera-wielding girl trying to zip your photograph to Perez Hilton. In most cases, unless she has Spiderman-like qualities that enable her to scale the barrel-vaulted archways, she won't be able to snap your picture.Better than Peaches, to say the least. Lo's no Frank Bruni, but she'll do.