Veteran food writer Dee Long announces the launch of a new food and beverage blog called "Gotta Love It" on Wednesday, September 1st. "Gotta Love It" will review new food and beverage products, gizmos and gadgets that make dining and cooking easier, more creative or more fun, along with new cookbook releases. Pitch Long via @aol.com: dlong34522.
According to an article in the Beverly Hills Courier, News Editor Abbey Hood departs to enter a "doctoral program of the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University in San Francisco." Replacing her is Adam Popescu.
Thanks to Flo Selfman for passing this along:
Elle Decor editor-in-chief Margaret Russell has been named editor-in-chief at Architectural Digest to succeed Paige Rense.
Per an auto reply generated by an email to Palos Verdes Peninsula News Society Editor Frank Brown:
We regret to inform you that Society Editor Frank Brown is no longer with the Peninsula News. Please forward Anniversary, Wedding and Engagement announcements to Rebecca Villaneda at rvillaneda. Please forward all Society events and announcements to Mary Scott at mscott.
Both addresses are @pvnews.com.
And finally, this from PR Week, courtesy of a link from Carol Soudah at the Rogers Group:
Lynne Doll passes away
LOS ANGELES: Lynne Doll, president and partner of The Rogers Group, died on August 3 due to complications from a stroke. She was 48 years old. Doll started at The Rogers Group in 1985, and recently, Ron Rogers, chairman of the agency, called hiring Doll the best decision of his career. While at The Rogers Group, Doll handled crisis communications, led the public sector practice, and helped grow and expand the agency's expertise, high-profile clients, and campaigns.