Hook Senior Editor Courtney Stuart, Chris Hlad, and Hook Editor Hawes Spencer
Hook publisher Blair Kelly (not pictured online but depicted in print: Hook account execs Hayley Peppard and Stu Rifkin with Karen Rifkin.)
Giddy journalists and publishing luminaries gathered at the offices of the Hook on Friday, February 8, to celebrate the first appearance of the fledgling publication, which hit the stands the previous day. Founder and editor Hawes Spencer celebrated another birth that same day: his third child, a daughter, arrived midday. After the frenzy of creating the new publication from scratch, contributors were happy to kick back, have a drink, and mingle on the back porch in the continuing warm weather.