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If I Had $10 Million Dollars, How Would I Live Differently?

I was doing some deep thinking the other night:

How would I live my life differently if I had $10,000,000 in cash?

SpongeBob and a crab guy in lots of money First thing I’d do: Hundred dollar bill snow angels

I wrote down a bunch of ideas of specific things I would do, like play more tennis and hire a personal chef.

I’m also going to share some of the best things my friends said. At the end, I’ll try to encourage you to do this exercise and attempt a conclusion.


April 21st, 2017|General|

Direct Mail Review: 9 Postage Stamps

The envelope promised: “Your 9 postage stamps are waiting for you inside.” This is a nice piece of direct mail marketed at small business owners. I’m documenting it here for posterity and respect.

Scroll down for my analysis and commentary.

Direct Mail Letter

Letter has black text on white background The letter from offering the 9 Postage Stamps


April 16th, 2017|Direct Mail|

New Normandie Panels for auction March 2017

HOT HOT HOT!  March 2017 update. We now have new graphics and some new details about this upcoming auction.

I have been so excited to receive so many emails about the Normandie Panels by Jean Dupas which many of you can see I have become slightly obsessed with.

This one came from Robert H. of Peekskill, NY  I believe these are a part of his personal collection.

Nearly all of these are pieces are adjacent to large groupings.

Most are part of the Chariot of Thesis.  One tiny far flung piece is from the Chariot of Poseidon.



March 7th, 2017|Normandie|

History of The Standard East Village Hotel

I recently stayed at The Standard East Village Hotel in New York City. This is one of my favorite hotel brands. Related: see my review of The Standard High Line.

But I felt as if I was let down by The Standard East Village. The lobby was great, but the rooms seemed off-brand. Different from all the others I have stayed at (LA, Miami, High Line). I decided to do some research into how this location was acquired by The Standard.

the standard has an arresting outline The Standard East Village Hotel is located off Cooper Square in NYC.


February 7th, 2017|General, Hotels|

Carl Hirschmann: The Name Behind Jet Aviation

Jet Aviation is one of the largest business aviation services in the world.

They are one of the best places in the world to have your private jet serviced. I visited their headquarters in Basel, Switzerland several times during my time with Flight Display Systems. I was always amazed at the scale and scope of their operations. Some of the world’s biggest, most luxurious private jets are finished (finalized) at Jet Aviation.

Its 50-year history — and the story of the family behind it — are pretty interesting. This post looks at Carl Hirschmann and his sons.

Jet Aviation was founded in 1967. Jet Aviation was founded in 1967.


February 6th, 2017|General|