Surface Celebrates the October Travel Issue with Cover Star Richard Branson


On Oct. 17, Surface hosted a cocktail party alongside English mogul and Travel Issue cover subject Richard Branson. More than 100 guests gathered for cocktails at Quill Lounge, located in the Design District of Dallas, just steps away from the Virgin Hotel Dallas. The evening began with a groundbreaking ceremony at the hotel’s site, followed by the Surface cocktail reception where guests including Virgin executives enjoyed Elit by Stolichnaya cocktails and custom cookies adorned with the cover artwork. Closing out the evening, Surface senior editor Charles Curkin engaged the audience with a comical Q&A, touching on topics ranging from space currency to the next Virgin adventure. On the latter, Branson says, “We’ve registered Virgin Aquatic. ... Once we get to space, we’ll probably go down there."

(Photos L-R: Richard Branson and Charles Curkin. Party guests. Richard Branson.)