Talk to anyone in the business who knows him (and that’s a lot of people) and you will never hear a bad word spoken of Harry. And at a time when supply chain issues are such a challenge, he has become even more of a go to man.
So here’s a way to save your company expense on that next long-haul flight and support the travel retail industry’s recovery. Simply fly economy and buy loads of chocolate at duty free before you board.
Not The Moodie Bia Report nor The Moodie Generation Report, note. Yngve was never one for the spotlight. I would be the frontman, he would be the not so mad (data) scientist.
Armed with my trusty Pokefi, I am seldom out of wi-fi contact. Trains, boats and planes, Ubers, it makes no difference. Heck, one day I might even get to post a story on a helicopter or in a submarine (though that would technically make me a sub-editor).
Despite the fact that large swathes of the world aren’t exactly rolling out the welcome mat and COVID rates across the Mainland remain very high, make no mistake, the Chinese are coming.
Hong Kong – beautiful, vibrant, multi-cultural Hong Kong – is alive again. It has emerged from the age of darkness, a horrid and prolonged period and there will be – despite some bumps along the way – no going back.
Of course, the exchange didn’t end there. The said dander was by now scaling the upper face of the Matterhorn in full anti-China rant mode.
‘Mistletoe Moments’ brought me a fortune balm, together with an instruction to prep, moisturise and protect my lips before applying my festive lipstick shade. I am still pondering my preferred colour though I suspect it might be New Zealand Pinot Noir red at lunchtime.
Talking Heads and talking points. Road to Nowhere and Flights to Nowhere. I’ve been everywhere, man and it’s a long journey home. There are some great contenders for a travel retail anthem.
I think we have all felt that lonesomeness. I sometimes think I have lost my way in life through leaving on too many jet planes. Failure on so many personal levels dressed up in a tinsel-thin costume as professional success.
The Duty Zero by cdf arrivals store is testament to the fact that you don’t have to be big to be beautiful. Besides all the mainstream Cognacs and blended whiskies – and these categories contain some surprises too – there’s a really eclectic offer across this compact store.
I’m lucky to have lasted this long without picking up COVID. Lucky and careful. But how can you be careful amid all those hugs, kisses and handshakes that go with the terrority of attending international events?
With the dual red bars on the testing kit shining every bit as brightly as any of the neon signs around my Interim Bureau in Bangkok’s Watthana District, I don’t expect to be joining the hubbub below anytime soon.