From The Estate Manager's Desk //
Celebrity Estate Management Expands to Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is having a moment. It’s sports teams are on fire. Forbes just named Tampa the top emerging tech city in the US.
The Estate Brand
An estate brand is both an ideology and a physical manifestation of aesthetic, design and service. It represents the intended reputation or expectations of the home.
The Unexpected Preservationist // Bill Dean
Bill Dean owns two significant historic homes: the Robert Dodge House in Georgetown, and the Sebastian Spering Kresge home in Miami Beach. Both have undergone extensive- and expensive- renovations.
Estate Management //
The Estate Landscape Team
Estate gardening is more than just landscape maintenance; it’s guiding the development of a landscape over time, and it requires a specialized team.
Outsourcing Grounds Services
Most estate properties employ a small crew in-house to do the everyday maintenance and care for the grounds. When it comes to big projects or specialty services, however, it may be necessary to outsource landscape needs.
Update Your Employee Handbook
Your employee handbook should be reviewed annually to reflect the changing professional environment as well as the evolving preferences of your principal.
Getting There //
Managing a Luxury Car Collection
While it may sound Bond-esque to some to have a luxury car collection strewn across the world ready for use wherever one lands, to an EM, it sounds like an asset-tracking ‘challenge’.
On the Move // Luxury Auto Transport
Especially for expensive, rare, or collector’s cars, finding a trustworthy and responsible shipper can provide security to owners, and peace of mind to Estate Managers every mile of the way.
Fractional Yachts // Fleet Miami
The goal of Fleet Miami seems to be making yachting easy and stress free. All the owner has to do is show up- which is the way it should be.
Lifestyle and Career //
Diary of a Celebrity Assistant & Lifestyle Manager
Film-makers produce and direct works of fiction. Celebrity Assistants & Lifestyle Managers, on the other hand, produce and direct reality; LIVE.
It’s a Hard Life Being a Super Yacht Broker
Selling, chartering and building Super Yachts seemed to be an ideal choice to meet all my criteria and Lomond Yachts was formed within days.
Tips from Hollywood A-List Assistants
Being a Personal Assistant is a rewarding and challenging career offering individuals the opportunity to work with some of the most successful and inspiring people out there, but like any other job, it comes with a unique set of challenges
Behind the Scenes //
Power Shopping Beverly Hills
When it comes to shopping in L.A., there’s a four-block stretch in Beverly Hills that dominates the dollars. While anyone can walk into the
A PA’s Big Night
February 2015. A Monday. I started my new job as a celebrity personal assistant. I had landed my dream job. I was in the
Working the Red Carpet
Working a red carpet is really chaotic. People are screaming at your boss, flashbulbs are blinding and usually, there are special garment considerations for
Keeping House //
Wardrobe Storage // Preservation
How do you go about protecting your precious wardrobe and keeping items in pristine condition? Garde Robe has provides some tips of the trade
The Secret Language of Laundry
The modern laundry care label we see today is the evolution of an extensive classification and regulation system known as the ‘Textile and Wool
Storing the Seasonal Wardrobe
Proper handling and maintenance of your off-season garments is critical – it will enhance your wardrobe’s appearance when you need it next season, and
On Location //
On Location: Atlanta
To date in 2014, Atlanta has seen an estimated $5.1 billion in economic impact from film and television production- and Georgia is paying attention. Georgia
Cold in July: On Location in The Hudson River Valley
Don Johnson is back; in a good way… In recent years he’s cultivated a new identity as a respected character actor, with roles for Robert
In his book Citizen Hollywood, Timothy Stanley explores the long standing relationship between Hollywood and Washington. He opines that Hollywood “Created the template of
Little Black Book //
Secure Storage // Museo Vault
Museo Vault is a state-of-the-art sleek storage facility that includes a viewing room that can be used for showing works, appraisals, restoration or photography and a gallery space.
The Ultimate Closet // Garde Robe
The world’s first and only luxury wardrobe storage and Cyber Closet valet service, Garde Robe provides a host of elegant and convenient wardrobe management
The New Global Assistant
What is a Virtual Assistant (VA)? In short(ish), a Virtual Assistantis generally an experienced self-employed administrative professional. A VA is a replacement for an