Annecy

Holiday Inspiration: An Insider’s Guide to Lake Annecy

With its clear blue waters and striking mountain backdrops Lake Annecy is simply breathtaking. Whether it’s a romantic weekend break or a family holiday this region offers spectacular views, mountains as well as a lake, loads of sunshine, a myriad of outdoor pursuits and a city that has been dubbed the Venice of the Alps. […]

Fraser PT, Dealing with Back Pain

How To Beat Back Pain Without Painkillers

Back pain affects 2.5 million people in the UK every day of the year. Whereas the most obvious path with back pain is often to use painkillers or injections to mask the problem, there are options that don’t involve drugs.

Notre Dame de Paris, London Coliseum

Fun Things To Do In London This January

January can be rather a bleak month to stagger through after the fun and excitement of Christmas.  Some prefer to hunker down with a stack of books, a hot chocolate and hibernate for a good few weeks. Often the best way to kick the blues into touch is to get out and about and enjoy […]

Tips for car journeys with kids

The Road to France – tips to handle traffic jams

Christmas and New Year are always busy travelling times for those making the pilgrimage to the slopes or to visit family and friends in France and beyond.  The heavy road traffic has not been helped by the stray drones creating havoc at Gatwick Airport.  If you’re thinking of returning to Blighty but are concerned about […]

How to spend more time with the family

Buy Time this Summer

Whether you’re planning a getaway to far-flung lands this summer, holidaying at home in the UK or getting the house into shape for some home entertaining, our knowledgeable and on-demand Personal Assistants at Buy Time have limitless ideas for how to help you make the most of the good weather. Your dedicated assistant will be on hand to support […]

Travel Itinerary Planning

Destination Report – Tofino, BC

A small district on Vancouver Island, off Canada’s west coast, Tofino (or Tuff-City as it’s fondly known to locals) sprawls across the renowned beauty of Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. An area characterised by towering trees, stunning natural scenery and wildlife – this exhilarating destination, with a year-round population of just 2000, feels like it […]

What to buy your mum this mother's day

Where to take Mum & What to send for Mother’s Day

Our PAs at Buy Time have put together a list of their favorite ways to spoil your mum this Mothering Sunday, 26th March. Just a few ideas of how to spend quality time with your mum this weekend. And for those who are sending something by post, we suggest steering clear of the boring bouquet […]

London's Top Florists

Our Pick of London’s Top Florists

With Valentine’s Day a few days away and Mother’s Day just around the corner, we thought we’d let you in on some of our favourite London florists. With so many to choose from creating fabulous show-stopping arrangements – and willing to train you up too, we ask just one thing in return – don’t send anything […]

Best New Restaurant and Bar Openings

New Openings – London’s Best New Restaurants and Bars

Who better to recommend your new favourite place to dine? The best new London bar and restaurant openings as taken from the little black books of London’s most knowledgeable team of personal assistants. RECENTLY OPENED Bar Boulud at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA As the only London restaurant of Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud, Bar […]

London's Best Garden Centres

Our Pick of London’s Best Garden Centres

For those who have been inspired by this week’s Chelsea Flower Show or just looking to tidy up the garden ahead of summer, here are our top picks of London’s best garden centres. Make a day of it this Bank Holiday weekend. Rassells of Kensington 70-80 Earls Court Road, London, W8 6EQ Open: Monday to Sunday […]