Gawker Media impresario Nick Denton held a star-studded bash at his Soho apartment last night.
The party was thrown in honour of British newspaper The Guardian, which is launching a full-scale assault on the U.S. market with new team based in New York. There were cucumber sandwiches. And samosas.
Former New York Times editor Bill Keller arrived around 7:45 and was immediately surrounded near the bar. Vanity Fair’s Michael Wolff looked spiffy in a sort-of-plaid jacket. John Gapper from the FT sounded smart, as usual. Felix Salmon of Reuters arrived in a puffy down jacket. Gaby Darbyshire of Gawker charmed everyone. A couple of well-groomed and smiley Occupy Wall Street protesters posed for the cameras.
There was a full-scale photography studio set up near the fire, and at some point, someone assembled this motley digital crew and shoved them on the couch.
From left: Chairman and editor-in-chief of Slate Jacob Weisberg, AOL’s Arianna Huffington, The Guardian’s Janine Gibson, Gawker Media boss Nick Denton, and Business Insider’s Henry Blodget.
Photo: Nick Denton