10 Things You Must Do to Be Successful in Business (and in Life)

10 Things You Must Do to Be Successful in Business (and in Life)

by John Rampton via inc.com “A business associate passed this great article to me.  As with most great truths in life, this is nothing new or earth shattering, but simply a good reminder of balance and key elements to help achieve long term success.”  – Heather Smith, Founder of La Perspective   There have been […]

Mexico City

Mexico City

On a recent visit to Mexico I toured the newly re-launched, upscale department store El Palancio de Hierro in Mexico City. Housing a large array of top designer hard shops it was a nice opportunity to see many new store concepts under one roof. Stand out trends in finishes and fixturing included: wall overlay lattice work in several mediums such […]

New York

New York

Like Paris, New York was heavily frosted for the holiday season. White holiday décor was everywhere and looked fresh and luxurious. Painted white vines were a cost effective interpretation shown streaming up pillars, along walls and over ceilings throughout Bergdorf’s cosmetics department. Bejeweled white peacocks were featured atop jewelry walls in their newly renovated fine […]

Paris

Paris

I was in Paris to scout stores, treasures for clients, and see U2 in concert. The long weekend was cut short by the bombings; the city shut down in fear and mourning. I was having dinner in a Moroccan restaurant set between the two bomb sites at the time they went off. Cell phones started […]

Chicago

Chicago

Product or fantasy? The never ending struggle retailers face when planning holiday windows. Chicago’s Golden Mile shopping district did a great job of demonstrating why fantasy prevails. Despite freezing temperatures the crowds were gathered to see newly unveiled holiday windows; all generations seemed to be drawn into the magic. Arguments abound as to whether to […]