Jason Binn welcomes you to the Spring 2015 issue
by Jason Binn | March 7, 2015 6:06 pm
Another incredible year is off to a running start! The last few months have been full of excitement for us here at DuJour. In December we were thrilled to reveal our exclusive Kourtney Kardashian shoot, for which the beautiful mother of two posed for Dujour.com—au naturel—while nine months pregnant with her third child. The story garnered over 11 million views in less than a week and was the top-trending story on Facebook.
Fresh on the heels of Kourtney baring all, we were elated to be named winner of Adweek’s Reader’s Choice Award for Hottest Lifestyle Magazine—having won last year’s Reader’s Choice Award for Hottest Newcomer. We have all of you, our devoted readers and partners, to thank for this honor. We can’t help feeling the win is exemplary of DuJour’s growing presence in the media world, and we are truly grateful to have all of your support to show for it.
In November, we fêted the inspirational genius Tony Robbins at EMM Group co-founders Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum’s Catch, in honor of Tony’s new book, MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom. Together with our sponsor Invicta’s president, my good friend Eyal Lalo, we gathered to applaud the incredible pledge Tony has made to put the book’s profits toward feeding 50 million families in need.
As usual, there was never a dull moment at Art Basel. This year IWC Schaffhausen’s worldwide CEO Georges Kern hosted a kickoff party at W South Beach, where alongside DuJour, he presented the U.S. opening of Peter Lindbergh’s hotly anticipated photography exhibit, “Timeless Portofino.” The gorgeous images featured Emily Blunt, Adriana Lima and Karolina Kurkova, all of whom attended the exhibit’s opening soirée. I was also delighted to join Barry Sternlicht, Richard LeFrak and award-winning designer and architect Debora Aguiar in hosting a farm-fresh brunch preview of 1 Hotel and Homes South Beach, and of course I loved being a part of the week’s ongoing parties at the Casa Elyx rooftop lounge.
On returning to New York, and just in time for the holiday shopping rush, I joined my wife, Haley, in co-hosting two wonderful charity shopping events. One was a benefit with Rachel Shnay of WIZO, the Women’s International Zionist Organization, at the beautiful DKNY on Madison Avenue, and the other was an extravaganza at the Dior boutique on 57th Street, for the amazing organization God’s Love We Deliver.
And moving into the spring, I couldn’t be more delighted to have the ever-gorgeous, legendary Jane Fonda on our cover. The moment is perfect as the buzz builds around her upcoming Netflix show Grace and Frankie, which boasts an all-star cast including Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston. This hilarious romp through an unconventional marital dilemma is certain to be one of the year’s most-watched TV comedies, and if it’s half as fun as hanging out with Lady Jane at the Golden Globes was, it’s going to be a hit classic.
So here’s to having a little fun this year!
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