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Pilar Viladas and Klara Glowczewska Join Town & Country

Town & Country has added two veterans to its masthead. Pilar Viladas and Klara Glowczewska are joining the magazine as architecture and design editor and travel editor-at-large, respectively.

Viladas most recently served as T: The New York Times Style Magazine’s design editor. She has also worked at House & Garden and was a contributor to Architectural Digest. At T&C, Viladas will pen a monthly column and produce features throughout the year.

Glowczewska previously served as editor of Condé Nast Traveler, a role she held for nine years. At T&C, Glowczewska will be responsible for overseeing Town & Country Travel — a T&C spinoff planned for this fall.

In other T&C news, Stellene Volandes has been promoted to executive style director, and Mary Kaye Schilling has been promoted to deputy editor.

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Report: Condé Nast Traveler Tweaks ‘Truth in Travel’ Guidelines

CondeNastTravelerDec2013Good little scooplet from Jason Clampet at skift.com.

According to Clampet, Condé Nast Traveler has expanded the guidelines for writers and editors who take assignment trips. The guidelines, famously formulated by ex-EIC Klara Glowczewska and publicly spelled out under the banner “Truth in Travel,” will now apparently make room for staffers/contributors who are able to obtain a preferential discount:

Editors at the magazine recently informed contributors that they may request media rates from travel providers while writing stories for the magazine. Representatives of the magazine did not respond to request for comment…

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Anna Wintour’s Hand of Death Hovers Over Glamour

Death gaze!

Ever since Anna Wintour was named artistic director of Condé Nast, her power and influence have grown. As we’ve mentioned, that has meant bad things for Condé editors who aren’t up to snuff. The New York Times reports that Wintour’s death gaze has now turn to Glamour, which means Cindi Leive, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, had better look alive. While she can.

Recently Wintour signed off on the firing of Klara Glowczewska (the longtime editor of Condé Nast Traveler) and Brandon Holley (the editor of Lucky). Pilar Guzmán and Eva Chen — their replacements, respectively — were Wintour endorsed. With that done, Wintour’s icy hand of death has started flipping the pages of Glamour:

Now Ms. Wintour is turning her attention to Glamour, which has lost over 28 percent of its newsstand sales in the year ending in June, and perhaps other magazines as well. According to a magazine executive at a competing company with direct knowledge of the discussions, a creative director at his company was approached about working in a similar role for Glamour, and told that the post would report to Ms. Wintour, not Cindi Leive, the magazine’s editor. (Mr. Townsend acknowledged the discussions, but said the reporting line detail was “dead wrong.”)

Of course Wintour maintains that editors shouldn’t feel like her presence means they should update their wills.

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Anna Wintour: Editor Assassin

Editors at underperforming Condé Nast magazines beware: Anna Wintour is coming for you. WWD reports that when Condé Nast Traveler staffers gathered to hear that Klara Glowczewska — the longtime editor of the magazine — had been fired, many noted Wintour’s presence in the room. Glowczewska was the second editor fired since Wintour was named artistic director, signaling that she’s not afraid to pull the trigger when people aren’t getting it done.

Thomas Wallace, Condé’s editorial director, was at the meeting as well. He said Glowczewska was fired because Traveler hadn’t recovered from the recession like other brands had, and that meant “Something needed to change.” Wintour was a pivotal part of that decision. “Anna’s not afraid to make changes,” a source told WWD. “She made [Charles Townsend and Bob Sauerberg] comfortable that it was OK, that she could find the right people to take over.”

Wintour signed off on Pilar Guzmán, who understands Wintour’s quickness with the ax. “Anna in her new role brings her incredible expertise, visual and editorial and incredible sensibility,” Guzmán said. That’s some incredibly smart ass kissing.

Pilar Guzmán Named Editor of Condé Nast Traveler

Pilar Guzmán has been named editor-in-chief of Condé Nast Traveler. Guzmán comes to the magazine from Martha Stewart Living, where she had been VP and editor since 2011.

Prior to her time at Martha Stewart Living, Guzmán was the founding editor of Cookie. She has also worked at Real Simple and One. She began her career at the Daily News.

“We are so excited to welcome Pilar back to Condé Nast to run one of our most iconic brands,” said Bob Sauerberg, president of Condé Nast. “With her charismatic style, digital savvy and exceptional taste, she has a unique sensibility for what resonates with audiences. We look forward to seeing her imprint on Condé Nast Traveler’s prized editorial content.”

Guzmán joins Traveler September 3. She is succeeding Klara Glowczewska, who is leaving Condé.

Nathan Lump Joins Condé Nast Traveler

Nathan Lump has joined Condé Nast Traveler as brand development director, a new role at the magazine. Lump comes to Traveler from JWT, where he served as director of content strategy.

Prior to his time at JWT, Lump was an editor at T: The New York Times Style Magazine. This is Lump’s second stint with Traveler, as he worked for the magazine years ago.

“I am pleased to welcome Nathan back to Condé Nast Traveler,” said Klara Glowczewska, Traveler’s editor-in-chief, in a statement. “His passion for travel, digital savvy, and expertise with creative brand development makes him an ideal fit for this new role.”

James Ireland Baker Leaves Condé Nast Traveler

James Ireland Baker has left Condé Nast Traveler. Ireland Baker had been executive editor of the magazine since 2010. WWD reports that he resigned at the end of August, and rumors swirled that his quiet departure were connected to a shuffling of the masthead.

Klara Glowczewska, Traveler’s editor-in-chief since 2005, denied that gossip. She told WWD that Ireland Baker will remain a contributor to the magazine and added that he wanted to pursue his novel writing.

“Jim left to devote more time to his writing,” explained Glowczewska. “He just published a great first novel and is hard on work on a second one. I’m very happy for him.”

Katie Couric, Star Jones & the Fashion Week Flock

1003_mockup.gifThe media A-list has decided that winter is over (did it ever start?) and came out of hibernation in a major way at Michael’s today. Every square inch of the dining room was occupied by boldface names of every description from social swans (Amy Fine Collins) to talking heads (Star Jones, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Jeff Greenfield).  The joint was really jumping by the time Katie Couric arrived for a late lunch and stopped by our table to say hello. Since it’s Fashion Week, we just had to ask her about the killer shoes she was rocking. “I got them at the Manolo Blahnik sample sale,” she told me. “They had way too many shoes in size 6 1/2!” From the ‘I’ll have what she’s having’ department: We couldn’t help but notice that Katie, who was sporting a glowing tan and an LBD accessorized with just the right amount of gold bling, looks better than ever. What’s your secret?

I was joined today by a fascinating trio of women. Psychic medium Char Margolis, her literary agent Corinda Carfora (who just happens to sing backup for Bruce Springsteen – I’m not kidding) and my good friend, psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig, who is the go-to therapist for the Today show and jewelry designer behind Gems en Vogue II, available on shopnbc.com. We got together to celebrate the publication of Char’s new book, Love Karma: Use Your Intuition to Find, Create, and Nurture Love in Your Life (Sterling Ethos). Char’s been busy taping segments on the book for The Doctors, Dr. Phil, Extra and Dr. Oz (whose segment will air during sweeps this month). She’s filming a segment for Dr. Steve tonight and then she’s off to more appearances in Amsterdam, where she had her own prime time television show for a decade, before going to South Africa for book signings and a speaking tour. (She’s also squeezing in a safari in her spare time). Char, who famously told Kelly Ripa she was pregnant during an appearance on Live with Reigs & Kelly, tells me that the most rewarding aspect of  her work is “connecting people with their loved ones in the spirit world” through private readings and small group sessions.  Not surprisingly, she said the hardest thing is working with someone who has lost a child.

Corinda Carfora, Char Margolis, Diane Clehane and Dr. Robi Ludwig
L to R: Corinda Carfora, Char Margolis, Diane Clehane and Dr. Robi Ludwig

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Condé Nast Traveler Unfortunately Calls Libya One of the “15 Best Places to See Right Now”

Condé Nast Traveler‘s “15 Best Places to See Right Now” by contributing editor Bob Payne, appearing in its April issue, is causing all sorts of controversy. First it included Brooklyn as one of its places to visit, in a move FishbowlNY thought simultaneously praised and insulted the borough.

Now WWD reports that the Number 10 “Best Place to See Right Now” is none other than… war-torn Libya.

The 250-word blurb proclaims “a door long shut is open again,” and ends with a recommendation to fly Lufthansa from New York’s JFK via Frankfurt to Tripoli, which has since been shrouded in a NATO-imposed no-fly zone.

“It’s a lead-time situation,” said editor-in-chief Klara Glowczewska. “Libya exploded two days after we went to press.”

It turns out luxury travel reporting is often fraught with such complications. “This has happened to us several times recently,” said Glowczewska. “We had a feature story with a cover line on Egypt that went to press about two weeks before the revolution happened.”

Condé Nast Traveler Shows Travel Industry How To Save The World

world savers.jpgToday, we spent some time at Condé Nast Traveler‘s World Savers Congress, a conference that gathered members of the tourism and travel industries that are trying to make a difference in the world through conservation, sustainability and other philanthropic efforts, along with other companies and philanthropists that share their vision and goals.

We were drawn to the conference by special guest speakers Mandy Moore, Wyclef Jean and Edward Norton — all inspiring philanthropists and world travelers — but there were some media personalities there as well. CNT‘s editor-in-chief Klara Glowczewska opened the event by welcoming everyone and served as master of ceremonies throughout. “We’re at the dawn of a new era,” she said “Business will be transformed, and ultimately in the best possible ways.”

New York Times columnist and author Nicholas Kristof moderated the first panel of the day, featuring TOMS Shoes CEO Blake Mycoskie and Rachel Webber, the director of energy initiatives for Rupert Murdoch‘s News Corp. Although News Corp.’s energy initiatives grew out of the desire to streamline their business expenses, they now realize that folding socially conscious initiatives into their business model can improve the brand’s reputation around the world, Webber said.

Later, documentarian Ken Burns previewed his latest project, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea”. You can check out a clip here.

Then, over lunch we sat at the bloggers’ table with CNT bloggers Julia Bainbridge, Mollie Chen and Wendy Perrin, Jen Leo of The Los Angeles Times and bloggers Todd Lucier, Aimee Barnes and Elliott Ng (who snapped some great photos of the event).

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After lunch, Norton spoke to the crowd about his travels and various philanthropic works. He spoke at length about the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust in Eastern Africa, where he serves as president of the board. Norton says he primarily helps the trust raise money that is then invested back into conservation, education and health care programs in the Maasai community. Right now, the New York resident is training to run the New York Marathon on November 1 with three Maasai warriors. All the funds raised in support of his run will go back to the Maasai, he said. Come marathon day, we’ll be keeping an eye out for Norton and his Maasai running buddies.

Overall, all the talk about sustainability and conservation and saving the world got us thinking: what can we do to give back? Give us some ideas. What are some ways you give back to the community and help the world at large?

After the jump, more photos of the day’s event

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