I have known Sunrise Duty Free Founder and General Manager Fengyi Zhang for most of those 24 years and am always struck by her kindness and grace when we meet in China or at TFWA’s Cannes and Singapore shows.
“Allez les Bleus!” I guess the nice immigration officer woman at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport couldn’t help herself when she saw the kiwi on my cap.
Black meets blue, the very same colours that the players’ bodies will bear after what will no doubt be a fearsomely physical encounter.
In fact the greatest threat to air safety on this flight might be being hit by a shopping bag as the passengers alight. Still, look on the bright side. It would be an appropriate way for me to go.
For a moment prospects of recovering my laptop seemed between slim and none. And slim, like my train, had just left town.
This is known as the Tumi Tracer, a product identification and recovery programme that helps reunite customers with their lost bags. Perhaps given my travel schedule and worryingly advancing age I should contemplate fixing one to myself.
I recall to this day walking into a Waitrose supermarket in West London after I received the news and vowing to drink a good wine that night, a defiant toast to what I was perhaps illogically convinced would be a successful fight against the illness.
“What attracted me to the brand is that our customer is someone who is not a beauty junkie, per se, they actually want to really experience life.”
“Beauty is a big, exciting space to play on. So many brands, so much newness happening.” But it’s what you do with that space and those brands that counts and not for the first time DFS has put on a masterclass.
It may just be the coolest setting for any cocktail bar in the airport world, where guests can enjoy an equally cool food and drinks programme while taking in magnificent panoramic views of the airfield and Lantau island beyond.
I discovered only two of the four checkpoints were being used. Two? 50% capacity when finally you have streams of outbound passengers after having barely any for the best (or worst) part of three years. It beggars belief, and belief in this case is not a generous donor.
Hey presto, like a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat, with the adept deployment of a strategically placed dot CDFG created Dottie as an emblem of its world-class shopping offer.
Roger Wang might have bought a winery such as this. But fate decreed that his choice would turn to another great love instead, Cognac.