|Sari Anne Tuschman and Sarah Drew|
One of my favorite things about the end of the year is when news programs create “best of” collages, weaving together the most stunning, thought-provoking and memorable moments of the year that was. I’m always touched by the triumphs, moved by the tragedies and left in awe by the amount that can happen in a mere 365 days.
And so I decided to do my own version of that here, in my final editor’s letter of 2010. I want to look back on the year and some of the things I’m most proud of that we did here at Los Angeles Confidential.
A few that stand out in my mind...
Our story on Malibu: The star-studded, fascinating history of Malibu was told brilliantly by our übertalented writer Scott Huver in our summer issue, and the gorgeous accompanying photographs helped capture just how special LA’s fave beach town really is.
Our fall-fashion feature by Ashley Barrett: It took months of planning, and it’s rare something you are so looking forward to lives up to your expectations. This shoot exceeded them. The opening spread—a model in a pink Tadashi Shoji dress under an arch covered in roses—is an image I will never forget.
Our winter-fashion feature by Steve Erle: This retro-inspired shoot is in this issue, and it is utterly beautiful. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many beautiful clothes in one place.
Our October Kobe Bryant cover: Kobe and the Lakers epitomize LA to me, which is why I was so proud to have him as our cover star. That he looked absurdly handsome didn’t hurt, either.
The LAC team: This is actually what I’m most proud of. My deputy editor, Lesley McKenzie, is an incredible partner, as is our publisher, Alison Miller, and all the other hardworking, talented people who work on this book. I’m proud to be a part of this phenomenal group of creatives.
Happy holidays, and Happy New Year!
SARI ANNE TUSCHMAN
EDITOR IN CHIEF