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DC Magazine Celebrates Annual Nightlife Issue with Summer Soiree

20140617_194702Tuesday night at Frye in Georgetown, DC Magazine hosted a party in celebration of its annual nightlife issue. In the Modern Luxury June issue are “20 Unique Ways to Spend Your Summer Nights,” including Jay-Z and Beyonce’s On The Run tour stop in Baltimore on July 7, the summer ready U Street Penthouse Pool and Lounge, and the annual Citi Open.

The evening also featured a lucky recipient of Frye boots – Ballston BID’s Allie Krafft - chosen alongside DC senior editor Katie Bianco.

“Allie was super cute and fashionable, and she ended up picking a pair of boots I had already been drooling over earlier in the evening!” said Bianco. “I love the sexy zipper that goes up the back of the boot, but the style is also classic. She’ll be able to wear them for years.”
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DC Magazine Names New Editor-in-Chief

DC Magazine announced Michael McCarthy on Thursday as its new editor-in-chief.

“With Michael’s enthusiasm for the luxury lifestyle and Washington, D.C., we’re thrilled to have him steer DC through what we confidently agree will be its best era,” said Beth Weitzman, editorial vice president of Modern Luxury, which owns DC Magazine. “His citywide expertise—combined with his superior skills as a communicator, editor and writer—will continue to give the magazine insider savvy both in print and online.”

McCarthy replaces former DC editor Karen Sommer Shalett.

He’s a D.C. native and third generation Washingtonian, according to a press release.  His prior experience includes 15 years of lifestyle editing and writing for both national and regional magazines. McCarthy also served as content director and editor-in-chief for several publications under custom publisher McMurry/TMG.

“We are thrilled to have Michael join our growing team. He is the perfect fit to continue our momentum as the local leader in luxury and lifestyle publishing,” said DC publisher Peter Abrahams. “His experience and enthusiasm will be a driving force as we launch Front Desk this spring and new products in the months to follow.” Front Desk is a luxury style magazine already distributed at hotels in Chicago, New York and San Francisco.

McCarthy starts Mar. 4.

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Washington Flyer Names New EIC & Publisher

Washington Flyer has named Michael McCarthy new EIC and Steve Mytinger as publisher of the magazine and its associated media.

McCarthy, who was in the same post from 1999 to 2004, was most recently an editorial director at Active Interest Media based in Los Angeles. Mytinger most recently served in a sales management role at Vocus, Inc., a maker of public relations management software.