It’s easy to see why summer gets people so excited: The kids are out of school, vacation homes are ready to be opened for the season, and winter coats can be swapped for linen suits—or sometimes even less. And it’s an especially exciting season for me because this is our very first summer issue of DuJour.
From our cover story on the beautiful Julianne Moore—who will appear in a couple of this summer’s must-see movies—to our extensive coverage of seasonal hot spots all over the country, including the Hamptons, a place that’s very near to my own heart, this issue embraces what’s sure to be exciting, enjoyable and exceptional about the coming months.
Not that the recent quarter hasn’t been great for me and for DuJour. I hosted a much-buzzed-about, fabulous luncheon in honor of our spring issue cover star, Kim Kardashian, for which a pregnant Kim made her way to the Darby, the incredibly popular and perennially crowded Manhattan boîte run by Scott Sartiano and Richie Akiva. More than 75 guests gathered to enjoy an extraordinary meal by Iron Chef Alexandra Guarnaschelli, as well as Kim’s peerless charm.
The issue was a runaway success, of course, but introducing Kim to DuJour’s friends and family was an incredible experience, too. We’ve also had the honor of publishing digital issues with diverse, singular cover stars like the New York Giants’ Victor Cruz and Blondie frontwoman Deborah Harry, who’s touring Europe this summer and is as beautiful and punk rock as ever.
Additionally, our industry has recognized the magazine for excellence. DuJour’s website won a prestigious Webby for best homepage and we were an honoree for best navigation/structure, while min (Media Industry Newsletter) awarded DuJour with an honorable mention for being one of the best new sites launched this year.
And the accolades aren’t just exclusive to our online presence.
Everywhere I go, whether it’s Milan for Fashion Week, London or Paris, I meet people who are excited and enthusiastic about DuJour and the remarkable space it’s created globally. Or, as I like to say, “glocally.”
Of course, we’re also thrilled to have the support of readers who pick up the magazine, log on to DuJour.com and interact with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, where we’re proud to boast more than 400,000 followers.
There’s plenty to love in this issue, and we can’t think of anyone whom we’d rather spend the summer with than you.