Should you consider a domestic couple as a household solution?

household

In a busy household it can be hard to keep on top of everything that needs doing, and hiring lots of different help can just make matters worse.  Having a butler, a private chef, a housekeeper, personal assistant, a cleaner and laundress can feel a little overcrowded, not to mention, if they don’t have any […]

How To Take The Stress Out Of Entertaining

Entertaining

Entertaining guests in your home can be incredibly enjoyable. But if you don’t do it frequently or are new to it, it can be wrought with stress. So take the pressure out of entertaining with these easily applicable tips, and enjoy your party as much as your guests.  Plan early First things first, plan in […]

How To Hire A Private Chef From a Recruitment Agency

Private Chef

If you’re thinking about hiring a private chef to feed your family, you may be wondering how you go about doing it? What do you actually need them to do? What experience should they have? How will they fit in with your family’s schedule? It can be a complicated path to navigate, so here are […]

Resuming Household Staff After Covid-19 – What You Need To Consider

Covid

Covid lockdown will be lifted soon, but what does that mean for your private household, which may have been without staff for the last few weeks? And what can you do now to plan for your future staffing requirements? Maintaining social distancing and abiding by the government’s guidelines once the Covid-19 pandemic is over, is […]

What To Eat To Help Reduce Anxiety And Stress

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When you’re stressed or anxious, the thought the kind of food you wish to eat probably the last thing on your mind. But certain foods have been shown to act as natural anxiety remedies.  There is a recognised link between the gut and the brain – what we eat affects our chemical makeup. When the […]

Coping with a Crisis

Crisis

With the current state of affairs as they are and no discernible end in sight, it’s entirely understandable that the situation we are in is as unsettling as the actual pandemic itself.  The not-knowing is what upsets people the most, because we humans thrive on predictability. All anyone wants to know is ‘when can life […]

How to put together your household manual

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Large households with multiple moving parts can be tricky to coordinate and time-consuming to keep on top of. If you run a substantial household, the easiest way to ensure that nothing slips through the gaps is to compile a comprehensive household manual.  It can take time to put together a household manual, but once done, […]

6 Benefits of hiring a personal chef

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Hiring a personal chef isn’t an indulgence, it can be a lifesaver – we all need to eat. But cooking isn’t to everyone’s taste – we aren’t all-natural Master Chefs, inherently knowing our way around the kitchen. Or maybe you are a talented cook, but you don’t have the time to do it.  The point […]