Private PA

  • So you want to be a lifestyle manager?

    Private service can often be considered a quite traditional industry, evoking images of gloved butlers in Downton Abbey-esque homes and headset-toting private PAs carrying clipboards. However, the 21st century has seen the diversification of the …

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  • Taking advantage of automation in your role

    Automation continues to pervade our everyday lives, with innovations like Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and a multitude of chatbots becoming commonplace within society. As the technology continues to rise in popularity, it’s being …

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  • In Review: Gymkhana, Mayfair’s mod-Indian masterpiece

    Photo credit: Gymkhana The basics Address: 42 Albemarle St, Mayfair, W1S 4JH Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 12:00pm - 2:30pm 5:30pm-10:15pm The bar is open until 1am. Telephone number: 020 3011 5900 gymkhanalondon.com A snapshot  In …

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  • Luxury Christmas Hampers for this Festive Season

    The festive season offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy a terrific tipple or devour a delicious treat with loved ones. For private PAs and household staff, luxury Christmas hampers make this experience even easier, with a boutique selection of …

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  • In review: Quaglino’s, the extravagant dining room

    The basics Address: 16 Bury Street, London, SW1Y 6AJ Opening times: Mon – Fri 12pm – 11pm, Sat 11.30am – 11pm, Sun 11.30am – 2.30pm (restaurant only) Telephone number: +44 207 930 6767 Website A snapshot  Quaglino& …

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  • Private PAs, here’s how you can maintain your wellbeing at work

    As a private PA, you’re likely to have a demanding schedule as you’re tasked with making a very busy individual’s personal life run as smoothly as possible. Many PAs can find that they overlook their own wellbeing as they dedicate the …

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  • 5 personality traits you should look out for when hiring a Private PA

    Hiring a private personal assistant is a notoriously challenging task; not only do they need to possess all the requisite skills and experience to fulfil their day-to-day duties, they also need to be the right ‘fit’ for you. Due to the …

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  • In review: Barbecoa Piccadilly, the art deco BBQ

    The basics Address: 194 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EX Opening times: Mon-Thu 8am-11pm; Fri & Sat 9am -12am; Sun 9am-10.30pm Telephone number: +44 203 005 9666 Website A snapshot Barbecoa is an opulent art deco restaurant with great steak …

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  • A Day in the Life of a Private PA

    Are you thinking of becoming a Private PA or are you intrigued as to how a Private PA can help you? We speak to Sylvie [1] about what a typical day looks like supporting a busy chairman. 7.30am: I’m up and dressed, and have started to go through …

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  • Want to become an estate manager? Here’s how

    An estate manager holds one of the top positions in a private household. He or she has a very important role, working directly with the owners to plan and execute the management of the estate. The estate manager is often held in extremely high regard, …

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