Browning and Departures editor in chief Richard David Story first met decades ago, as senior editors at Esquire. Until leaving New York magazine for House & Garden in February, Goodman had been a contributing editor to Departures, and she has now returned to both positions. "My last day at H&G was Friday, and I was at New York magazine on Monday," said Goodman, who is on the road to promote her book on designer Tony Duquette. (It's already sold out its first printing, she said.) Both will join Story in Paris within the next few days.
"It's very interesting to get on the other side of the desk," Browning said. She also continues to write for The New York Times Book Review and plans another book. But she won't exclusively be writing about home design: "I feel like I had the best job in design magazines — I loved my job so much — but I could not go and do this somewhere else. I definitely want to write about many other things including travel, stories that are going on around the city."
She said the content of the January issue of House & Garden, guest edited by Murray Moss, probably wouldn't see the light of day, but that the magazine's inventory belongs to Condé Nast (which also owns WWD). "I believe that a lot of it went to Vogue Living," she said. "Some of it went to Traveler, Men's Vogue, Vanity Fair — mostly it's photo shoots." A spokesman for Vogue said Vogue Living's spring issue had some "charming front of the book material" from House & Garden, and that Vogue itself would run a House & Garden-intended story shot by François Hallard in its January issue. — Irin Carmon