I love the simplicity, vibrancy and brightness of this store. It may not have the sunshine but it still manages to capture the very essence of the Côte d’Azur. Nice? Very nice, I’d say.
This is a truly rare sighting of a TFWBA, that highly endangered species, a Tax Free West Bromwich Albion supporter, spotted on foreign soil in every sense.
Pierre is one of the truly good guys of travel retail. Good in all senses: as a human being, as a professional, as a man of impeccable integrity.
I particularly like the fact that the Frontier Award includes a glass globe, which I can turn to show my home country of New Zealand as well as the myriad of places I have visited during this amazing 30-year sojourn in travel retail.
Vegan and glam in the same sentence. You read it here first. Brilliant.
Certain things become a given as you become an aging travel retail publisher. Winters grow longer, darker, colder. Summers grow shorter. And the Cannes show comes around quicker.
My recent Blog about the awful state of the public seating area surrounding (not inside) the Starbucks at Dublin Airport T1 hopefully struck a chord.
Tonight I’m down the back of the plane (in a middle seat goddamn it) but one of the benefits of having squillions of points is that I have access to some decent lounges whichever part of the big steel bird I am flying.
Finding a Louis Vuitton store in an airport is like spotting an Okapi, a Sao Tome Shrew, a Red Wolf, a Javan Rhino, a Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat or any other rare species.
I saw (and bought) a map of the world, for which you stuck special pins denoting the cities and countries you have visited (I had to buy extra pins).
Helen Pawson, The Moodie Davitt Report’s Brand Editor, is a key member of our organisation and a highly talented all-rounder. But until now I had no idea that she had an aptitude for knife-making. She’s obviously even sharper than I thought… Helen showed her hand, as it were, at the London flagship store of Victorinox,
Airport dining gets a bad rap, often unfairly. But sometimes the sector plays into the hands of its critics. I always hesitate to single out businesses for criticism when they are doing their best. But I don’t think this one was.
Greetings from the latest Moodie Davitt Interim Bureau, on the wondrous Dalmatian coast near Dubrovnik. As the images on this page suggest, there are worse places to spend time as a journalist in the duty free industry. The beauty of the region is one thing, but it has been matched by the welcome I have