My Wonderful Trip to Mauritius with Francoise Morechand

As CEO of Club Med Japan, I had the pleasure of visiting many fabulous resorts around the world. Mauritius remains one of my favorites. Why? - Gorgeous beaches - Multilingual population - Combination of the best qualities of the French, British and Portuguese influences on the island. - … [Read more...]

Woman Executive Builds International Business Startup in Berlin

I embarked on an international business career in 1981. That decision greatly enriched my life. This is the first in my series of interviews with executive women working in international business. These power women work in companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 conglomerates. If you are … [Read more...]

Lee Morey Birthday Party

Thank you to The Beach House for the service and the beautiful setting for our luncheon gathering to celebrate Lee Morey's birthday July 11th. Attending: Lucille Barale Judy Beane Betty Bell Lynn Bingman Alison Dunn Lori Finch Summer Harrison Susan Hutchinson Yunah Joseph Linda … [Read more...]

Digital Hollywood LA Spring09 Visual Romp

The sun shone brightly on the digital glitterati at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel poolside gatherings each evening May 4 -7. Alexia Tsotsis with Jeffrey Henderson Micki Krimmel with Sarah Szalavitz Tameka Kee with Kurt Heim Held both Spring and Fall (coming Oct 19 - 22) each … [Read more...]

Welcome Prosperity Celebration 888

The Olympics starts on August 8th at 8PM for a reason. August 8th 2008 is an auspicious date. In Chinese, the number 8 is pronounced "fa" or "ba" (depending on the dialect) which means prosperity. As James Fallows noted in the Atlantic Monthly a year ago, many Chinese couples have been planning … [Read more...]

Hugging Off-Line at Blogger Socials

In the world of blogging, comments and links are virtual hugs. When bloggers meet socially, it's a chance for real hugs. I'd like to thank the attendees of Blogger Social who welcomed me so graciously into their midst. We had two great days together of first meetings, conversation and … [Read more...]

Tokyo is Never Boring part 2 – Harajuku

The best way to enjoy Harajuku is to first walk down the posh shopping street of Omote Sando Dori. Take a turn at the GAP onto Meiji Dori You soon arrive at the archway to the main pedestrian street of Takeshita Dori dense with the crowds of Harajuku Unlike Omote Sando, here you can … [Read more...]

Tokyo is Never Boring: Life on the Trains

I'm sitting on my second floor lanai in Kauai writing this. We bought this house in 2004 as a stopping off point between Tokyo and the US mainland. It's just before sunset, my favorite time of day. Greenery and flowers are popping color against the dramatic blue of the ocean beyond. A sharp … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Winter Apparel and Accessory Trade Shows

Just wrapped up a booth at Accessories The Show in Vegas at the Venetian. We enjoyed a good show for Singelringen but word in the booths was that none of the concurrent shows were as busy as usual. A long series of trade shows for retailers beginning in January in NYC possibly led to overload. With … [Read more...]