The launch of Condé Nast’s latest coffee table delight Traveller was as stylish as you would expect from the publisher of Vogue.
Coiffed lovelies were out in force, but the launch party at the Foreign Office had the additional attraction of some heavyweight intellectuals.
Spotted were Salman Rushdie – surely the most ubiquitous subject of a Fatwa ever – deep in conversation with a sultry, underdressed twentysomething columnist Lynn Barber and author William Boyd.
But bespectacled Condé Nast managing director Nicholas Coleridge caused some consternation among the canapé-crunching crowd when he declared that Traveller is particularly interesting for the UK market as the Brits take six to seven weeks’ holiday a year.
Assuming this to be the case, the Diary will be back in late November.