My various Moodie Davitt Report Interim Bureaux of recent weeks have been more interim than usual. In the past three weeks I’ve set up shop in Toronto, Dublin, Moscow and Ballymena in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
“Tubber Patrick: The finest opening hole in links golf?” the Portstewart Golf Club website asks teasingly. Or, if you translate from the native Northern Irish, it means “are you really sure you want to do this?” I’m standing on hole number one at Portstewart, home to this week’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by
We sought out producers from all over the country whose products represent the wealth of the Greek earth and table.” As the pictures show, Greece, despite regular headlines of a different sort, remains a wealthy country indeed.
“You have no idea of what is journey is going to take you through. You have to have trust in the care that you will receive. And in some ways the outcome is incidental to the journey.”
Like most family enterprises, Eu Yan Sang has seen triumph and tribulation, some of it more like the stuff of fiction – and racy fiction at that.
Thank you Mondelēz International for reminding me and Dermot that we’ve traversed a few peaks; roamed a few valleys; heck, fallen into a few troughs; but ultimately savoured some sweet, sweet moments along the way.
Not only does Keith specialise in getting travel retail out of serious jams but now he was getting it into one!
“The eight pillars of joy are perspective, humility, humour & laughter, acceptance, forgiveness, gratitude, compassion, and generosity. Pancho had all the pillars.”
Rest in peace Lars Johansson and Pancho Motta, your wives carry your spirit, humanity and dignity with you every minute of every day.
“It must have been about 15 years ago that I said that. Having won something, obviously I had to say it!”
There’s a new chapter in the inspiring story of Canadian duty free veteran Jeff Orson: last week he made his musical debut in Dublin.
“We sell stuff. It’s the best stuff in the world. We’ve got all the best stuff. And all the best prices. All the other shops they tried to match us. Failed terribly. Nordstrom’s? Total losers.”
In an age where prejudice is such an easy fall-back, we need all the reminders of culture, humanity, inclusiveness and diversity that we can get.