With Thanksgiving just around the corner, December will be here in the blink of an eye. It doesn’t come as a surprise that your to-do list is soon going to become a million miles long and your shopping list … well, you haven’t even started that yet. But don’t freak out. We have compiled a list of our favorite places to shop for holiday gifts in Boston and beyond. And we are going to share it with you! Continue reading
It can be December 24th when we finally sit down and make our holiday to-do list. At that point, we are often paying for rush shipping, ordering prepared foods, and buying gift cards. Don’t let the weeks leading up to the holidays fly by without you noticing—get a head start this year! With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, it will be December before we know it. After years of helping our clients during the holiday season, we are sharing our go-to to-do list for this time of year. Continue reading
When most people hear the term – personal shopper – the first image that pops into their head is a salesperson at a high-end department store catering to their every whim. Whether that be showing you all the latest fall looks or bringing you a glass of champagne while you figure out which trench coat is best for you this season. Continue reading
Summer is almost over and for many that means getting back into a more normal, everyday routine. No more living out of suitcases, late nights out for family outdoor movies, and having dinner delivered more nights than most because you’ve been traveling more than you’ve been at home. Continue reading
Whether you love or hate shopping, gift shopping at any time of year can be a time consuming task. A personal concierge can help you find and locate the perfect gift, purchase it, and make sure it is wrapped and delivered on time. Then, you get to enjoy the best part of gift giving: making someone’s day. Continue reading
For those of us who love the hustle and bustle of city living, we also can admit there are limitations in our day to day life that non-city folks do not have to deal with. This can include limited parking or delays in public transportation, running errands during rush hour, finding reputable service providers, managing rental units, and home check-ins while out of town. Our clients who live in Boston enjoy the city life, and we pride ourselves on making their lives easier.
We get it. Staying on top of when all of your family and friends’ birthdays can feel like a cumbersome task, especially when your calendar is already brimming over with activities that require your immediate attention. It’s easy to forget your friend’s birthday until that Facebook reminder pops up on your phone the day off. And then, you’re either scrambling to find a florist or feeling guilty you can’t get the perfect gift delivered that day. Don’t let this happen to you! Continue reading
People always ask us at Fini Concierge, “What’s the weirdest request you’ve ever gotten?” We often struggle to find an answer because we honestly don’t find our client’s requests strange. The concierge services we provide for the most part are simply projects that come up in people’s everyday lives! Continue reading
Many of us walk around with endless lists in our heads of projects we need to get to, errands we need to run, items that need to be fixed, and numerous other tasks that need to be checked off. In David Allen’s book, Getting Things Done, he describes these subconscious to-do lists as major barriers to being organized and actually being successful in completing our projects and tasks.
There are over 100 colleges in Massachusetts and more than 250,000 students in the Boston area alone. For visiting and continuing faculty of these institutions, the demands of the job can make it difficult to stay on top of day-to-day tasks. Whether you are teaching, researching, traveling, on sabbatical or all of the above, faculty resources provided by the university may not be enough to support your busy life. Continue reading