These past five months in quarantine conditions have been an eye-opener. The travel bug has been biting us non-stop and the wanderlust is very real. However, if you are anything like our team, you are probably tempering your desire to hop on a plane and jet off into the sunset with doing your due diligence to help stop the spread of the current Covid-19 pandemic. Well, you are in luck! Our team at Your Concierge, NYC has found the perfect way to accomplish both! Just sit back, relax, and let us handle all of the details so you can take a much-needed break from reality with complete confidence that you will be able to keep yourself and everyone around you as healthy and happy as possible.
In case you are a bit skeptical of the logistics of this seemingly impossible promise, allow us to provide you with an in-depth review of one of our team member’s recent trips to Jackson Hole, Wyoming:
As we continue through our travel experience bucket list, we at Your Concierge NYC wanted to provide our readers with a unique type of vacation inspiration geared to the animal lovers at heart. Many other blogs or email subscriptions will readily send out travel ideas related to the most luxurious ways to spend a week with your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand. Don’t get us wrong, we really love those types of getaways, too – but we also want to send out some family-friendly vibes to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most majestic creatures. After all, to know an animal is to know pure, unadulterated love. What better way to enhance your next journey than learning about the important conservation efforts geared to protect these loving creatures, showing your family the love of an animal, and ethically participating in some of the most awe-inspiring opportunities of a lifetime? Scroll down to check out how you can give an elephant a mud bath, float along next to native swimming pigs, tango underwater with silly sea lions, observe the circle of life first hand, and learn about important conservation efforts at a theme park closer than you might think.
The natural world is stunningly beautiful and diverse. It welcomes spectators to gaze in awe at the incredibly varied physical landscapes blessing our planet. In some places, rivers are architects that carve canyons through glorious stone slabs, exposing a colorful palette of orange and red hues hidden deep within the ground. Throughout the landscape, volcanoes have gifted us a great number of islands where we can now dig our toes into fine sand, allowing us a peaceful locale to gaze up at the prominent structures still lining the horizon. Other regions boast humbling bodies of water that gleam bright turquoise against the shining sun, providing a source of inspiration to dive below the surface and explore the aquatic world below. Even further removed, in a remote corner of the world, the seventh continent yields slabs of ice miles thick that act as a tomb, encasing clues to our planet’s evolution, protected by a harsh climate and local wildlife faithfully guarding their land.
These descriptions only scratch the surface of all the crevices available for us to explore. Here at Your Concierge NYC, we wholeheartedly believe that every inch of our planet has something breathtaking to discover. For those with not quite enough time to traverse all of these bountiful inches, we have conjured up a list of our top 5 location recommendations for those who are looking to reconnect with nature. In case the great outdoors is not your idea of the perfect getaway, stay tuned for some more of our “Top 5” picks of other travel styles coming up in the near future.
Here at Your Concierge NYC we have all been climbing the walls wanting to get up, get out, and get doing something. A month trapped in the house with minimal human interaction will start to play mind tricks on even the most resilient of us. With that being said, we also recognize the importance of the current health recommendations put forth by various national and international experts to #FlattenTheCurve. As always, your safety, health, and wellbeing are our utmost concerns.
In the spirit of wellbeing, we feel that having some positive and exciting things to look forward to – even if in the distant future - are a great addition to all of the current health recommendations. After all, we shouldn’t forget about our mental health during these unprecedented times, either. What better way to get excited for a change of pace ... and a change of place ... than to plan your next great adventure with your loved ones once the world returns to normal? So without further ado, please do wash your hands, practice social distancing, and let us help you curate your trip of a lifetime - post- apocalypse, of course.
Below is a brief list of potential trips to satisfy your newest case of wanderlust, no matter what type of traveler you are. Our team has some amazing and varied travel experience as a whole, and it was a truly difficult decision to narrow down this post to include our 25 greatest hits and bucket list trips. We hope that these ideas jump-start your travel planning process, give you a much-needed boost of optimism, and shine some light on a previously undiscovered corner of the world. Please stay tuned for a more in-depth review of each of these locations in the coming weeks, to help you solidify your destination of choice!
As always, we would love to help these dreams become your reality! For a personally curated luxury travel itinerary geared exactly to your preferences and brimming with first class amenities and experiences, please send us a message here.
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The ideal trip varies from person to person. You can probably find a less than scientific prediction on your perfect vacation destination based on your astrological sign or by taking a personality quiz on social media - I know I have. In fact, I have even gone so far as to throw a dart at a map and book a flight to wherever my projectile landed. At least, that was before I had the expertise and resources I have amassed from my experience as a personal concierge.
At this point in my life, whenever I get a bite from the ever-present travel bug, I stop and ask myself a series of questions that help me extrapolate what I am looking to get out of the trip, as well as what highlights I want to focus on and what potential limitations I may want to avoid. From there, I get to work utilizing our array of connections and expertise - just like I would when building the perfect itinerary for a client. And I must say, it’s made a huge difference. Some might even say a world of difference.
Let me walk you through the process. First, ask yourself a very simple question: “what am I looking to get out of this vacation?” Perhaps you want to explore the natural wonders of the world while mixing in some adventurous activities and animal interactions. Maybe a pristine beach with a world-class spa is more your style. Possibly complete cultural immersion into another way of life really tickles your fancy. No matter which of the above statements resonates with you, we will work to make it happen. And don’t worry if all of the statements make your heart skip a beat – we can combine all of these interests into a varied and stimulating itinerary to keep you and your travel companions on the edge of your seats throughout your entire journey. Personally, this is the way I like to travel – who doesn’t love something new and exciting to look forward to every single day of your adventure?!
Travel agents are great at helping you select which resort to spend your week lounging by the pool. Sometimes, they offer vacation options where they might be paid directly from the vacation destination upon your booking through their company. The beauty of a concierge is that we do not receive any compensation or reimbursement for our services! We will not be pushing for you to go to a specific city, stay at a given resort, use a particular local guide, or reserve a certain table for dinner. The bottom line when working with a concierge: the entire world is your oyster, no strings attached!
Additionally, we have domestic and international connections that enable us to accommodate our clients no matter what the request. Seriously, I have yet to tell someone that something cannot be done. Here at Your Concierge NYC, we love a good challenge. So even if you think something is impossible, shoot us a request here and we will work together to make it a reality.
You know what type of things you want to see and do on your trip, but how do you make them all flow nicely day-by-day? Let us handle the tedious itinerary arrangements. We will work diligently to make sure you visit all of the best sights in the most logical order. Certain activities are best booked through a private guide so as to skip the line at popular tourist sights around the world. Don’t worry - we have connections in this arena and are aware of which sites require such advanced planning. We will even set you up with a restaurant reservation nearby so that as soon as you are done with your full day’s worth of adventures, you can sit right down to a nice meal and reminisce about your experiences without waiting for a table to open up.
Lastly, transportation is a necessary evil of any trip – no one likes to plan this aspect, but its required to get you to your ultimate destination. We can book you either commercial or private air transportation and have a private car service meet you at either the airport or directly on the tarmac. The best part about working with us for these needs is that we regularly charter private jets, work with helicopters and other light aircraft, and book ground transportation services to get us from Point A to Point B. Our vendors are already vetted for the highest safety and quality of service standards – we use the same services ourselves as we recommend to our clients.
Bottom line: enlisting a concierge service for your travel planning needs will simply make your life easier. No more worrying if what you booked will live up to your standards. Forget about the monotony of the planning process and focus on the other aspects of your life. Here at Your Concierge NYC, we believe that if it doesn’t bring you joy or make you money, it should be on our to-do list and not yours! So leave the travel planning to the concierge experts and get to dreaming about where we can send you
February 14 is a widely celebrated holiday in America. Valentine’s Day comes and goes each year, and with that, men and women alike gear up to create the perfect day for their special someone.
If you’re one of those people who know the holiday is coming, as it does the same date every year, but you’re somehow still unprepared, a personal concierge service is for you. Even better, if you’re local to New York City and caught up in the hustle and bustle of the city lifestyle - balancing a successful business work life with your personal life - Your Concierge NYC will take care of the entire day for you. By simply signing up for the services, you tell “Your” personal concierge what you want, and they make it happen. Need a personal shopper to run to the jewelers, grab a box of chocolate, and pick up a dozen roses? They’ve got you covered! Don’t have time to sit on the phone calling every restaurant you can think of to squeeze in a reservation for dinner? They’ll take care of that for you, too! On top of that, they’ll plan entire trips and outings to enjoy, and all you have to do is show up. Your Concierge NYC also arranges spa and salon services, can purchase custom gifts, and can even arrange transportation. Everything you need to make Valentine’s Day perfect is available at your fingertips. Out of ideas? Give her the gift of time with a Gift Card from Your Concierge NYC, they’ll be at her service!
By providing your budget, Your Concierge NYC will take the stress out of planning and celebrating the holiday, and you can be sure your significant other will love what you have done.
In a world filled with deadlines, dinner meetings, coffee dates, children's extracurricular activities, exercise classes, and home responsibilities it feels like there are never enough hours in the day to get it all done. If you are lucky enough to accomplish everything, you most likely end your day exhausted and unsatisfied. Believe it or not, life doesn't have to be that way. Yes, you will always have responsibilities to take care of, goals to accomplish, and items to check off of your list. However, you don't have to do it alone---a concierge can help.
A Concierge Tackles Your To-Do ListThink about all of your irritations, the list of everything you don’t want to do. What would you do if someone else could do them? Well, a concierge can. Whether it is grocery shopping, picking up dry cleaning, organizing your closet, shampooing the carpet, walking the dog, or returning the blouse you bought, a concierge has the ability to handle the task themselves or outsource it to a trusted partner. All you have to do is simply provide them with a list and they get the job done. It’s really that easy.
A Concierge Supports You in Your WorkA concierge service has the ability to help you create a perfect work/life balance. If you are a busy executive, business owner, or a professional with a lot on your plate, a concierge could be your saving grace. With a background of refined professional skills, a concierge is able to assist you in filing paperwork, managing business communications, tracking your calendar, arranging important meetings and everything in between. And, if they can't get the job done themselves, they will find someone who can. You will never have to worry about a thing.
A Concierge Plans Your Special OccasionsDo you have an upcoming birthday party, anniversary, vacation, or even an engagement? Hire a professional concierge. As an expert in planning and coordinating, a concierge can set up reservations, coordinate entertainment, send invitations and arrange transportation better than anyone else. All you have to do is provide the budget and requirements and they will create a night/day/vacation you will never be able to forget.
To put it simply, a concierge is your right-hand. They are your personal assistant, your shadow, your second body. A concierge service is an answer to your unanswered prayers. If you are busy and looking for a trusted professional to help you out, start with a concierge, you won't be disappointed.
In the competitive New York City real estate market, there’s a new “secret weapon” for realtors looking to win over potential clients: personal concierge services. For the city that never sleeps, personal concierge services are the key to providing around-the-clock, 24/7 support to busy New Yorkers planning to move to a new place in the city.
While most people think of personal concierge services as primarily focusing on the day-to-day needs of busy New Yorkers – such as scheduling appointments and picking up the dry cleaning – they can also be used to gain real competitive advantage in the hyper-competitive NYC real estate market. The reality is that realtors are run ragged in most real estate transactions and can really use support. Real estate companies used to have onsite concierge services to assist but budget constraints have cut them out.
As a result, there’s a real opportunity for these concierge services to provide significant value added. For example, by partnering with a personal concierge service, realtors can offer their clients a complete relocation assistance package. This includes an extensive set of services related to packing, moving, decoration and logistics. A personal concierge can help to make a new residence ready for move-in immediately – including setting up utilities and taking care of school registration for children.
Simply stated, every step of the move-in to a new home can become part of a seamless transition process. To the client, the ability to take care of all these details almost seems like “magic.” All the small details of coordination with building management – even down to the use of the freight elevator on moving day – can be handled without any need for the client to get involved. Appliances can be delivered on time, and all the details related to building protocol can also be handled effortlessly.
Keep in mind – clients moving to New York City might need significant help in getting all the details exactly right, especially if they are moving to a luxury co-op or condo building. A high-end concierge like Your Concierge NYC can even arrange something as personal and detailed as a house warming party.
Imagine having a flawless and completely seamless moving process that you can offer as a perk to clients. That’s right - in some cases, realtors can pick up the costs of services as a value-added item and inducement to use them as realtor.
That creates a very compelling value proposition. People in today’s world want "easy." In NYC, though, everything is harder to do. Transportation can be a challenge. Most people want things delivered. Parking is difficult. People want services and can afford them.
In short, buying, selling and moving in New York City can be completely overwhelming if not done right. With the services of Your Concierge NYC, the experience can become completely "turn-key." That’s a strong incentive for clients, and a great way for realtors to show clients that they are completely focused on every aspect of their real estate needs.
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Until recently, being a busy pregnant executive in a high-powered New York City job meant putting a career on hold for an extended period of time before the arrival of the baby. Moreover, a high percentage of women executives never returned from maternity leave – or left their job shortly after returning. But that doesn’t have to be the case, thanks to new maternity concierge services that are making it easier for new moms (and moms-to-be) to manage every aspect of their personal and professional lives.
In just the past five years, maternity concierge services in NYC have gone mainstream. The first breakthrough was the 2011 Bravo TV series, “Pregnant In Heels,” which featured the story of Rosie Pope, a London-born maternity concierge who charged $500 per hour to busy and stressed out New York executives. Since that time, workplaces have adopted the maternity concierge concept as a potential workplace perk to hold on to their talented female executives. It’s now completely normal for a maternity concierge to show up on the set of the “Today” show in New York.
And, as the maternity concierge concept has caught on with New York moms, it’s led to a real change in how they are being used. You can think of the services that the maternity concierge provides as being divided into several basic categories.
There are some that fall under the rubric of nanny services, such doing laundry, taking care of light housekeeping, preparing meals, and making sure young toddlers get to where they need to go – schools, doctors or play dates.
And then there are some services that are more along the lines of what you might expect a personal assistant to take care of – scheduling appointments, taking notes during meetings, and making sure that a pregnant executive is able to keep up with a steady stream of corporate commitments nearly up to the date of birth.
Where the real innovation has occurred, though, is with high-end, premium services that are specifically tailored to the unique needs of New York moms. These include helping to set up a designer nursery, planning a baby shower at just the right restaurant, and making sure that moms-to-be are taking advantage of the full range of only-in-New York activities.
The real goal of most maternity concierge services, including those provided by Your Concierge NYC, is to make women feel special during one of the most important moments of their lives. One case in point: there has been a spike in the number of New York women who want to travel to exotic island destinations with their newborn, leaving behind their tiny NYC apartments. To make that a reality, they can use a maternity concierge to plan all the details: booking the flights and rental property, making sure that the destination has everything needed to take care of their children, and generally assisting in making sure that everything goes according to plan.
It’s the same type of service you might expect from a high-end hotel concierge. Just as you wouldn’t give a second thought to asking a concierge at the St. Regis or The Pierre to book an impossible-to-find table at a trendy midtown restaurant, today’s New York moms are taking full advantage of their maternity leave, experiencing unique moments with their newborn while letting someone else take care of all the details.
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In New York City, the personal concierge is no longer just for the captains of industry living uptown on Park Avenue or the entertainment and media moguls living downtown. If you’re leading a busy, stressed out life and find yourself barely having time to enjoy living in the city, you could be the type of New Yorker who could benefit from becoming a member of Your Concierge NYC, a lifestyle management firm that’s dedicated to taking care of all your personal needs.
You can think of the personal concierge as a personal assistant and a five-star hotel concierge rolled into one. For example, you could use the concierge as a personal assistant to take care of everyday arrangements, or as a hotel concierge to book spa and salon appointments at the most exclusive places in the city. Or, you could just as easily use the personal concierge service to take care of bespoke arrangements for an upcoming event – like a birthday party in Central Park, a VIP corporate event at the Four Seasons or an anniversary cruise around the tip of Manhattan.
The key reason to become a member of a lifestyle management company like Your Concierge NYC is because you get access to all the perks of membership. You don’t have to worry about being told that a service is not available, or that bookings aren’t being accepted. As a valued member, you will have the peace of mind of knowing that you can have any request – no matter how trivial or how grandiose – carried out according to your specifications and needs.
And, better yet, a service like Your Concierge NYC becomes better the more you use it. That’s because it’s easy to set up your preferences and just order “the usual” when you need to use a service again. So, no more explaining in precise detail what types of personal shopper experiences you prefer, or what types of events are best for young kids in your family, or how you want your foods prepared. The efficient and dedicated staff at Your Concierge NYC will take care of everything for you.
This is a service that’s perfect for so many different types of people – for busy executives and their families, for young families moving to the city who need help with relocation assistance, and for young single professionals who want to focus more on their professional and romantic lives than on mundane and time-consuming tasks. It’s also great for young startup entrepreneurs in the city, who might want to provide membership services as a workplace perk for their employees.
If you ever wondered how phenomenally successful people in New York City seem to get so much done, almost all of them will tell you it’s because they have paid help. If you’ve ever thought about how much easier it would be to have a personal assistant at your beck and call, or how much easier things would be if you didn’t have to track down restaurant reservations and doctor’s appointments, now there’s a solution. Your Concierge NYC is your lifestyle, your way. It’s all about simplifying and enriching your lifestyle, so that you can enjoy the best New York has to offer.
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