As we start another fall, I can only hope everyone had as much fun this summer as we did here at DuJour.
We kicked off the summer in May at our Memorial Day party in the Hamptons at Richie Notar’s Harlow East. Of course, that was a blast. Then in July we threw a party for the gregarious Patriots superstar Rob Gronkowski as well as Bruce Weber, the legendary photographer who shot him for our summer issue. Strategic Group’s Jason Strauss and Noah Tepperberg’s Lavo was the perfect space for the revelry, which lasted into the wee hours thanks to help from our partners, Absolute Elyx, Casa de Campo and Wheels Up. There was definitely dancing.
In other news, I’m excited to announce the October launch of our special “Gamechangers” issue, which celebrates forward thinkers, innovators and brand stewards who will shape the next year and beyond—reinventing the future landscapes of art, design, culture, fashion and entertainment.
We thought it was the ideal time to think about these things, as we enter our fourth year as a magazine. Since we launched, not only has our print magazine exceeded our greatest expectations, but our digital team has as well, enabling our traffic to grow at an exponential rate—a 60 percent increase year over year in average unique monthly visitors. In fact, May and June were consecutively the second and third highest months for traffic that we’ve had to date.
Looking ahead, there’s plenty to be excited about this season, and I’m sure you’ll find it all in the pages of our fall issue. Summer might be over, but at DuJour there’s always plenty to look forward to.