From The Estate Manager's Desk //

Stocking America’s Kitchen

There are few people who have touched so many lives as my former employer W. Howard Lester. 20 years before I met Mr. Lester, I was enamored by his brand. When the Williams-Sonoma catalog came each month, I oogled the products, fantasized over the perfectly styled kitchens, and dreamed that one day I would make perfect spritzer cookies with my very own amazing Danish cookie press.

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Artist In Residence

As the luxury condo scene heats up in Miami Beach, developers are stepping up their game by adding unique features and one-of-a-kind amenities. One

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Estate Management //

Story Poles

If you haven’t managed a construction project in Los Angeles County, you may be confused when asked to submit your story pole survey to

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Getting There //

Billionaire Berths

The luxury market is continuously exploring new ways to help the uber-rich spend their money. The sea still remains a prime spot, allowing its

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Lifestyle and Career //

The Weight of the Estate

Estate Managers, also called Majordomos or Director of Properties, manage the estates of wealthy families or individuals. Estate Management positions are some of the most highly sought after positions for Household Managers in the industry.

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A Diamond Among Us

If your staff are not learning, they’re standing still and looking for other jobs. On-site training is by far the most efficient and cost-effective way of training household staff.

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Monaco Took My Breath Away

On the first day of Monaco Yacht Show, I have to admit, it was quite overwhelming. This wasn’t Southampton Boat Show. This was altogether a different scale. There were hundreds of brokers, suppliers, designers and builders showcasing their wares. The marina was full of Super Yachts from 40m to 300m. Seeing them in the magazines you forget how large these are. Some were three stories high. The word yacht seems like the wrong word to describe these ships.

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Behind the Scenes //

Behind The Velvet Rope

In 1998 -1999 the world’s stadia welcomed American singer-songwriter, Janet Jackson’s “Velvet Rope” concert on tour before capacity crowds of 15 000 audiences and

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Keeping House //

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

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Little Black Book //

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

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