A fond Farewell













My time at WSJ. Magazine has come to an end, and this is my final newsletter. I couldn’t be more gratified by what our team has built over the past 10 years. It would be impossible to list all of the incredible stories WSJ. has published during my tenure as editor in chief, but I’d like to highlight a few that encapsulate what’s made my time here so rewarding: the opportunity to dispatch the finest journalists to cover a constantly surprising array of people and places.

Since I started in the job, we’ve taken readers all over the planet and to some truly stunning destinations, from Mozambique’s pristine coastline and Hawaii’s Oahu island (as seen through the eyes of its Japanese immigrant community) to the otherworldly landscape of Antarctica (and its adorable penguins). We’ve had a look inside some of the world’s most meticulously designed homes, including Natalie Massenet and Erik Torstensson’s cozy English estate, Jasper Conran’s scenic Greek retreat and Studio KO’s Paris apartment (with its unforgettable leather sofa snaking through the living room). Our reporters have held intimate conversations with some of the world’s most accomplished athletes, including Kevin Durant, Serena Williams and Tom Brady, and with legendary figures from Hollywood and the business world, like Oprah Winfrey, Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Redford. On the fashion front, WSJ. has evolved alongside the models who have graced our pages over the years. Our February 2013 issue—my first as editor in chief—featured Kati Nescher on the cover, while WSJ.’s 10th anniversary issue highlighted 10 iconic models, including Karlie Kloss, Adwoa Aboah and Imaan Hammam; and in April 2021, we were thrilled to reunite ’90s supermodels Shalom Harlow, Carolyn Murphy and Amber Valletta for a sun-splashed photo shoot.

As this all-too-brief roundup reveals, WSJ. has long been a beloved print destination, but it evolved into so much more—from our digital-first Style News desk and a partnership edition in China to this weekly newsletter and, a personal favorite, WSJ.’s annual Innovator Awards. What’s enabled us to pull together such a vivid mix of fashion, art, pop culture and more are the combined talents of a peerless group of editors, photographers and reporters—who, in turn, collaborated with the industry’s top stylists, hair and makeup artists, agents and countless other partners invaluable to WSJ.’s success. These contributors are the reason readers have come along for the ride as we’ve explored exotic locales or the halls of power where fashion and culture take shape. Together, we’ve become an extended family, and I’m so lucky to have grown as I’ve worked alongside each and every one of them.

One of the bittersweet moments of leaving a job is cleaning out your desk. Over the last decade, I’ve hoarded a BlackBerry, dozens of résumés, hundreds of pushpins and a crayon-drawing of WSJ. that my daughter made when she was 5 years old (she’s about to get her driver’s license). One of the dearer treasures I unearthed is a letter from a woman who said that the Columnists page—a recurring section in which luminaries from different fields weigh in on a single topic—was her favorite WSJ. feature. She was especially fond of the topic of luck. I’m keeping her letter, because apart from anything else, it got me thinking about luck, what it takes to make it and what it takes to not squander it when you have it.

As one of the Columnists on that topic, actor Tom Selleck, said, “The closer you get to being lucky, the bigger the disappointments will be when you’re not.” I didn’t think I’d be quoting Magnum, P.I. in my last newsletter, but he was right. I’ve been so lucky to work on WSJ. Magazine for more than a decade, along with the greatest team in the business, as we put something out into the world that really matters to people.

Wishing you all a safe and restful summer.




Newsletter of last week

Lifestyle: Bucking New Zealand’s Wine Tradition to Make Stellar Vintages – From his hair on New York’s Upper West Side, Andy Martinez is footwear’s Dr. Frankenstein – Why Celebrity Stylist Karla Welch Thinks ‘Old Money’ Is Funny

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Highlights of News of the past Week



Marketing & Sales:The rise of gritty realism in advertising  https://textile-future.com/archives/112960


The Relief: Finding an Apartment. The Remorse: Living In It https://textile-future.com/archives/113165


Apple unveils Vision Pro headset https://textile-future.com/archives/113003

Nestlé announces partnership with The Yield Lab Latam to support start-ups transforming agriculture https://textile-future.com/archives/113044

Rieter: Change in the Group Executive Committee  https://textile-future.com/archives/113049

DyStar Africa Sells Manufacturing Site to Oakland Polymers https://textile-future.com/archives/113156

UpFront with FABRIC, Part 1: A Fashion Incubator by Dave Gardner, Editor/Publisher of The NEEDLE’S EYE https://textile-future.com/archives/113234


Eurostat users in the spotlight https://textile-future.com/archives/112968

EU services production: up by 1.4 % in March https://textile-future.com/archives/112978

EU Industrial producer prices down by 2.9 % in April 2023 https://textile-future.com/archives/113034

26 % of young people lived in EU overcrowded households https://textile-future.com/archives/113039

April 30, 2023: almost 4 million with EU temporary protection https://textile-future.com/archives/113260

CO2 emissions from EU territorial energy use: -2.8 % https://textile-future.com/archives/113267


ITMA 2023: Rieter System Integration with Intelligent Technology for Real-Time Optimisation  https://textile-future.com/archives/113095


EU extends trade benefits for Ukraine https://textile-future.com/archives/112984

EU Ethics Body: Commission proposes the creation of common ethics standards for all EU institutions https://textile-future.com/archives/113100

Rule of Law: Commission launches infringement procedure against Poland for violating EU law with the new law establishing a special committee https://textile-future.com/archives/113104

EU Justice Scoreboard 2023: effectiveness of EU justice systems improves, but challenges to the perception of judicial independence persist https://textile-future.com/archives/113141

Quality of Europe’s bathing waters remains high https://textile-future.com/archives/113254

Competition: EU Commission adopts revised Notice on the application of EU State aid rules following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU https://textile-future.com/archives/113257


Five from Finland: Bags https://textile-future.com/archives/113277


OECD unemployment rate stable at 4.8 % in April 2023 while youth unemployment hits record low https://textile-future.com/archives/113126

OECD launches updated guidelines on responsible business conduct https://textile-future.com/archives/113139


Jensen steps down at troubled Viaplay https://textile-future.com/archives/112924

Twitter appoints NBCUniversal’s Benarroch https://textile-future.com/archives/112931

Gold Miner Wesdome Names Anthea Bath CEO in Industry’s Rare Female Hire https://textile-future.com/archives/112964

COLLEGE MEETING: The European Commission appoints a new Director in its Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs https://textile-future.com/archives/113030

COLLEGE MEETING: The European Commission appoints a new Head of Representation in The Netherlands  https://textile-future.com/archives/113024

CNN CEO Chris Licht Is Out After Chaotic Year Atop News Network https://textile-future.com/archives/113086

Lionel Messi, Soccer’s Most Coveted Free Agent, Picks MiamiLeadership https://textile-future.com/archives/113176

Leadership – How I became a…talent hacker https://textile-future.com/archives/112951

Roku elects Blackburn to Board of Directors https://textile-future.com/archives/113301


Empa: Chemicals in plastics – A less-known side of plastic pollution  https://textile-future.com/archives/112945

Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer’s Blog https://textile-future.com/archives/113082


Swiss Group of experts on banking stability now under leadership of Yvan Lengwiler https://textile-future.com/archives/112902

Swiss Federal Administration also impacted by Xplain hack https://textile-future.com/archives/113098


Prosecutors Tell Trump’s Legal Team He Is a Target of Investigation https://textile-future.com/archives/113159

Where Women Work

Where Women Work: Rewarding jobs have purpose and impact https://textile-future.com/archives/112990


Worldbank: Global Economy on Precarious Footing Amid High Interest Rates https://textile-future.com/archives/112987


WTO Members reach consensus on 2023 chairs for subsidiary bodies of Goods Council  https://textile-future.com/archives/112920

Australia donates AUD 2 million to WTO Fisheries Funding Mechanism https://textile-future.com/archives/113144

WTO: North Macedonia set to become new party to government procurement pact https://textile-future.com/archives/113150

WTO: Working group on food security intensifies discussions, eyes first report in July : https://textile-future.com/archives/113317

Strong and effective WTO a vital tool for building economic resilience — DG Okonjo-Iweala https://textile-future.com/archives/113311

WTO: DG Okonjo-Iweala: Faced with risk of fragmentation, WTO members must stick together https://textile-future.com/archives/113305

Trade and Environment Week 2023 to spotlight collective trade solutions for sustainability https://textile-future.com/archives/113320

WTO: Global imports of seaborne wheat maintain upward trend https://textile-future.com/archives/113327