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Party Photos: Cocktails in Europe

At Reingold, Berlin, October 1, 2003; La Fourmi, Paris, October 9, 2003; and the Foreign Press Association, London October 14, 2003

Posted November 3, 2003

Why should the stateside kids get to have all the fun? mb's party gal Laurel Touby went on a European adventure last month, touching down in Berlin, Paris, and London to rally the local media pros in each city. Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome to, we say to our new transatlantic friends, and we're sure everyone had a blast.

Photographs by Laurel Touby and Uwe Wolff.

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Ex-Berliner publisher Maurice Frank, freelance writer Christina Knight, and Ex-Berliner editor-in-chief and mb Berlin hostess Nadja Vancauwenberghe.

Berlin media pros mingle: Time Code Media director and producer Joost Listemann, freelance writer Uwe Wolff (who writes for GQ, Marie Claire, and many other pubs), and music writer and NPR Fresh Air contributor look toward the camera while Hundert'6 radio chief editor Claudia Hamboch and People correspondent Karen Nickel Anhelt look away.

Freelance writer Christina Knight, mb founder Laurel Touby, and Ex-Berliner editor-in-chief Nadja Vancauwenberghe.

mb's Laurel and Claudia Hamboch, chief editor at Hundert'6 radio.

Welcome to Paris. Vive la France!

Artist and writer Elisabeth Robinson, mb's Laurel Touby, Reader's Digest International contributor Judith Mandelbaum-Schmid, and freelance journalist Lisa Pasold.

Thomas Industrial Media editor Nicolas Vialette, a mystery woman, and AFP's Renaud LaVerge.

Writer Erika Sorentzen, Jeremy Goldstein of Woods Communications, People associate editor Kyle Smith, and TV consultant James Ramsey.

Thomas Industrial Media editor Nicolas Vialette, AFP's Renaud LaVerge, and AFP's Lise Michel.

Screen International contributing editor Nancy Tartaglione, novelist and essayist Hisham Matar, photograher Diana Matar, and poet, critic, and editor Ethan Gilsdorf.

Freelance writer Lisa Pasold and National Geographic France editor-in-chief Francois Marot.

Welcome to London. Cheerio, mates.

The BBC's Kerry Jones, founder Rob Manuel, Betty TV producer Lucy Reese, and the BBC's Gavin Johnson.

The Foreign Press Association's Rakesh K. Mathur, Peggy Loftus of Associated Press TV, film and TV director Isabel Tang, and freelancer Jackie Cooperman.

John Brown Citrus editorial coordinator Chiedo Nkwocha, New York Times freelancer Christine Egan, Farenheit Films producer Vikki Scott, PAHNI Inc. director Luisa Pretolani, freelance writer Michele Morris.

Freelance editor Mary Ore, mb's Laurel, and Christine Finn, author of Artifacts: An Archeologist's Year in Silicon Valley.

Real magazine's Kalina Palka, freelance travel writer Marcus Waring, and Real's Janet Charatan.

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