Eyes in Focus is about art as much as it is about La Prairie products. In fact the two worlds converge.
Since my medical travails of recent years, I am a considerably slimmed-down version of my former self, which is just as well for otherwise I might still be wedged in the lift.
My stay in the Russian capital has been about as good as it gets. Except.. it is about to get better.
As always, I’ve got a bit of catching up to do with Colm. If I reach 50 years in the business that will make me 81…
Each of the boutiques enjoys the same space; each opens to its neighbours; each is complementary to the others in quality, positioning and retail execution.
If you don’t know me, look out for a slightly weary antipodean with a big grin on his face – delighted that our industry made such a difference to the lives of so many children on Saturday night.
War, terrorism, natural disasters and health crises all have repercussions for our channel which need to be assessed. But there’s a time, a place, and a required sensitivity.
Since the tragic and long-running internal war ended in 2009, Sri Lanka has been a country of peace. That all changed on Easter Sunday. Sri Lanka is now also a land, like my own, that has been defiled by terrorism in recent days.
The fifth generation will no doubt serve Heinemann proud. Meanwhile, the fourth is not only going strong but, I am delighted to say, getting stronger.
“I’m so sorry,” she said, as I explained my plight. “Can I get you anything?”“A parachute?” I asked hopefully before settling instead for a Sauvignon Blanc from the buy onboard range to drown my sorrows.
I’ve arrived home in London after a crazy but wonderful four weeks on the road. Hong Kong, Hainan Island, Seoul, Incheon, London (48 hours), Reykjavik, London (overnight), Orlando. I think my neighbours believed I was a burglar.
“Do you think my flight will take off in this weather?” I asked the taxi driver. “Þetta reddast!” shot back the reply.
After the weekend’s rugby result, maybe I shouldn’t have mentioned whales to an Irishman.