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Eye Prefer Paris 15th Anniversary Prize Winners

First, I would like to thank you for your kind and generous comments and emails about the 15th Anniversary of Eye Prefer Paris last week, and I especially want to thank those who took the time to take the quiz and for their answers.   Below are the correct answers to the quiz, highlighted in red.   2006 What department store had an exhibit of dolls that Christian Dior, John Galliano, Kenzo, Christian Lacroix, Valentino, and Versace designed costumes for? A. Le Bon Marche B. Gal...
Tags: Travel, France, Los Angeles, Paris, Italy, Eiffel Tower, Monaco, Bill, Contests, Taylor, Meredith, Lyon, Gardens, Christian Dior, Jessica Simpson, Monet


15th Anniversary of Eye Prefer Paris

On June 26, 2006 I launched Eye Prefer Paris, and last Friday was the 15th anniversary. Here’s the first post I wrote.   About This blog This blog is about how a native New Yorker dreamed of moving to Paris …… and what he discovered once he got there. Come live this Paris dream vicariously through the eyes(and ears) of Richard Nahem. He writes his blog from his 18th century apartment overlooking tree-lined Place St. Paul in the fashionable Marais district of Paris. I had no idea wha...
Tags: Travel, France, Events, Paris, Italy, Eiffel Tower, Bill, Contests, Taylor, Meredith, Lyon, Gardens, Christian Dior, Jessica Simpson, Monet, Emilia Romagna


Bag Boy: It’s all about the product

Before plunging into this deep dive into the Bag Boy-brand, you should consider this public service announcement (PSA). If you’re a stubborn, set-in-your-ways, “you’d never catch me dead with anything that rolls” member of the double-strapped, carry fraternity, change the channel. Move on. Nothing to see here for you obstinate strong-shouldered types. Especially those of you of a certain vintage who can’t look at a modern three- or four-wheeled push cart without reviving painful memories of tryi...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Australia, America, Sport, David, Pennsylvania, United Kingdom, Golf, Portland, Espn, Nelson, Richmond, Orlando, Ramsbottom, Yamaha


Week 18: Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon and Monument Valley

I’ve been so fortunate to see places around the world of exquisite beauty. It’s hard to say what is your favorite place and why. I can’t say whether mountains, deserts, or beaches fill up my soul more than the other as each has its place and separate purpose. I love them all. But there are some places that stand above the others. They have this special magnetic pull that pulls you into their beauty. They enchant you. They heal you. They call you to look in so you can create something better when...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Utah, Usa, Monument Valley, Instagram, Australia, La, Walmart, Arizona, Airbnb, Las Vegas, Charles, Family Travel, Uluru, Steven


Designer Outlets in Italy

While I revel in writing about Renaissance art, medieval villages, and Ancient Rome on this site, I know that one reason visitors come to Italofile is for information about shopping — in particular, outlet shopping. This post is based on Corriere della Sera’s list of the fashion outlets, all of which are located in northern Italy, as well as in Italian-speaking Switzerland. I have listed those outlets below and added others in Lazio (i.e., outside of Rome) and elsewhere in central and southern...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Milan, Featured, Shopping, Rome, Italy, Switzerland, Prada, Florence, Torino, Lazio, Bologna, Tuscany, Emilia-romagna, Valentino


72 hours in Dublin

W hat do Oscar Wilde, Colin Farrell, and Conor McGregor have in common? They’re all Dubliners, of course. And they’re only random selections from a very, very long list of famous musicians, actors, authors, and entertainers to hail from the Fair City. The Republic of Ireland’s capital and the island’s largest population center, Dublin is filled with history, hospitality, literary connections, and a welcoming vibe that makes everyone want to stay. But if you’ve only got three days, here’s how y...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Dart, Frogs, Itinerary, Things To Do, Ireland, Liam Neeson, Michelin, Ellen, Dublin, George Bernard Shaw, Guinness, Central Park, Conor Mcgregor, All


Hogan Swartland chenin blanc

Hogan's Chenin Blanc is a wine with rich savoury and pear flavours. It is a stunning chenin blanc from Swartland in South Africa. The post Hogan Swartland chenin blanc appeared first on Tomato.
Tags: Travel, Drinks, South Africa, Wine, Hogan, Chenin Blanc, Swartland, Around South Africa in 80 wines, Hogan Swartland


10 of the best no-fly holidays from the UK

Put off air travel in these days of cancellations and bankruptcies? Why not take the train? From quick hops across the channel to journeys that become part of the holiday, we pick trips that cut out the airlines completelyVirgin Trains’ Rail & Sail tickets to Ireland are one of Britain’s best-kept travel secrets. It’s possible to buy a ticket from a local station to Dublin for £46 or less each way, with train and ferry all on one ticket. The train takes the scenic north Wales coast to Holyhead (...
Tags: Travel, UK, Wales, Britain, Ireland, Rail Travel, City Breaks, Dublin, Top 10s, Green travel, Europe Holidays, Kelly, Hogan, Holyhead, Ariel House


Etihad Has a New CEO and He Built London Heathrow Terminal 5

Gulf air was de-emphasizing its Abu Dhabi hub an the ruling family there decided to start its own airline. They hired James Hogan to run it. Hogan had been the CEO of Gulf Air. So his airline strategy secured himself a new job. He built a major Gulf player, but also a loss-maker — while the airline certainly invested in passenger experience, its the carrier’s investments in airlines around the world that drove red ink and ultimately led to his departure. Continue reading Etihad Has a New CEO ...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Abu Dhabi, Etihad, Gulf, Hogan, James Hogan


Etihad appoints interim CEO to replace Hogan

Etihad appoints interim CEO to replace Hogan:"Etihad Airways has appointed Ray Gammell as interim group chief executive, confirming the departure of James Hogan on 1 July. The airline in a statement said it was in “advanced stages” of recruiting a permanent group chief executive, with an announcement expected in “the next few weeks.” Mr Gammell, the airline’s chief people and performance officer, will take “full management responsibilities from today.” He joined the company in 2009."'via Blog th...
Tags: Travel, Etihad, Etihad Airways, Hogan, James Hogan, Gammell, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ray Gammell


Etihad CEO Defends Strategy as Airline Grows Wide-Body Fleet - Bloomberg

Etihad CEO Defends Strategy as Airline Grows Wide-Body Fleet - Bloomberg:"Etihad Airways PJSC group chief James Hogan, who is standing down as the Gulf carrier grapples with losses at European partners, detailed growth plans for 2017 while defending his strategy as one that’s attracting passengers and is here to stay.Etihad will add 12 wide-body aircraft, including two A380 superjumbos, swelling capacity in what will be “another challenging year,” the Abu-Dhabi-based carrier said in a statement ...
Tags: Travel, Abu Dhabi, Etihad, Gulf, Hogan, James Hogan, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Etihad Airways PJSC


Etihad Heads Off Trump Tensions With Pledge Not to Grow in U.S. - Bloomberg

:"Etihad Airways PJSC sought to head off the prospect of further clashes over its U.S. expansion now that Donald Trump is president, saying it has no plans to add destinations beyond those already served.“We are not flying into any further points in the U.S.A.,” Etihad Aviation Group Chief Executive Officer James Hogan said Wednesday in an interview with Bloomberg Television. “We are very comfortable with our American network.”Should U.S. airlines revive claims that Mideast carriers have benefit...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Atlantic, Abu Dhabi, Donald Trump, Etihad, Trump, Bloomberg Television, Mideast, Hogan, James Hogan, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


HELP WANTED: Etihad Confirms They Need a New CEO and CFO

Etihad CEO James Hogan will be leaving the airline in the second half the year. Etihad's CFO will also be leaving with Hogan, and the two are expected to join "an investment company located outside the United Arab Emirates and not affiliated to Etihad." Continue reading HELP WANTED: Etihad Confirms They Need a New CEO and CFO...
Tags: Travel, Advice, United Arab Emirates, Etihad, Hogan, Etihad Continue, James Hogan


UPDATE 1-Top execs of UAE's Etihad to quit but airline says committed to strategy | Reuters

UPDATE 1-Top execs of UAE's Etihad to quit but airline says committed to strategy | Reuters:"The veteran chief executive of Abu Dhabi's Etihad Aviation Group, which owns one of the Middle East's top airlines, will leave this year, but the carrier remains committed to a system of equity alliances that he developed, Etihad said on Tuesday.Australian James Hogan, 60, who over the past 10 years built Etihad into an aggressive competitor to Dubai's Emirates and Qatar Airways, will step down as presid...
Tags: Travel, Middle East, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Etihad, Uae, Reuters, Qatar Airways, Hogan, James Hogan, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Italian Espresso vs American Coffee...What not to order on your next trip to Italy

I used to love those Hogan's Heroes episodes ... they'd stand around...wishing for something hot and then spit out whatever it was they'd be served, usually coffee. BC Comics called it swill. With all that bad press, it's a wonder how any of us grew up to be coffee drinkers. And while I'll take an Illy Caffè Italian cappuccino over any coffee in all 50 states (okay...well maybe excluding New Orleans), when you happen upon a good cuppa...it's really not so bad. But ask any Italian, and for as l...
Tags: Travel, Coffee, America, Society, Italy, New Orleans, Starbucks, Espresso, Tourists, American, Joe, Cappuccino, Hogan, Sienna, Francesca Maggi BurntbytheTuscanSun, Caffe


Ringing In the New Year In the Best Way: An Alitalia Restructuring

Happy New Year, everyone! It’s that time of year where people try to change for the better. We make resolutions, try to improve ourselves, and work so that the next time the calendar changes, we’re in a better place. For some of us, that happens… but not for the worst airline ever, Alitalia. See, 2017 was supposed to be the year of Alitalia’s return to profitability under the Etihad restructuring plan. Will that happen? Hahahahahaha. No. Instead, we have Alitalia restructuring plan #3,4...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Italy, Delta, Ryanair, Short, Etihad, Brexit, Alitalia, Lufthansa, Air France, Hogan, Corriere della Sera, James Hogan, Cramer Ball, Low Cost Airlines


Raju Narisetti appointed CEO of Gizmodo Media Group

Raju Narisetti, senior vice president at News Corp, has been appointed as CEO of Gizmodo Media Group. Gizmodo Media Group was constituted under Univision Communications and will include media properties Gizmodo (technology), Jalopnik (car culture), Jezebel (women’s interest), Deadspin (sports), Lifehacker (lifestyle), and Kotaku (gaming). The new media company was created without the flagship blog Gawker which is still in legal battle with with former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan. Gawker’s t...
Tags: Travel, News, Internet, India, Paypal, Peter Thiel, Gizmodo, News Corp, Gawker, Gawker Media, Times Internet, Univision, Isaac Lee, Kotaku, Hogan, Hulk Hogan


How Well is Etihad’s The Residence Selling, and What’s the Value to Their Brand?

Etihad Aviation Group CEO James Hogan says loads on their US flights are "acceptable" but "there's pressure on yield" (prices are too low). Since they look to fly to gateways and leverage the networks of their partner airlines, he doesn't see much more US expansion "Maybe one more city. That’s it" Hogan also offers this assessment of their premium The Residence product on their Airbus A380s which fly from Abu Dhabo to New York, London, Mumbai, Sydney and Melbourne: Continue reading ...
Tags: Travel, Advice, US, Airbus, Melbourne, Etihad, Hogan, James Hogan


Gawker Media wants to borrow $22M to help with bankruptcy sale; Times Internet partnership?

Gawker Media has asked a US court permission to borrow $22 million from an affiliate of Cerberus Capital to help with its bankruptcy sale, according to a report by Reuters. The online media company had filed for bankruptcy last week after a Florida judge upheld a $140 million judgement against it in a legal battle with former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan. Gawker’s troubles began after it published excerpts from a sex tape involving Hogan who sued the company. Billionaire Peter Thiel, who fo...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Legal, News, Media, Internet, India, US, Paypal, United States, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, Gizmodo, Gawker, Valleywag, Gawker Media


Getting an Inside Look on a Monument Valley Safari

A 14-mile dirt road  through Monument Valley reveals well-known locations including the Mittens, Three Sisters, John Ford’s Point and Totem Pole. But to discover the real treasures, you need a native Navajo guide to lead you deeper into Mystery Valley, Hunts Mesa, Ear of the Wind and more. And that’s where our Lower Monument Valley Safari tour came in. Sunrise over the Mittens Monument Valley is about 60 miles west of the Utah-New Mexico border on Highway 163 straddling the Arizona-Utah border...
Tags: Travel, Monument Valley, Sun, North America, John Ford, Travel Advice & Inspiration, Places To Go, Viator Travel Team, Arizona Utah, Duffy, Hogan, Travel Advice and Inspiration, Merrick Butte, Erin Bender



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