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Moving Soon, Sell or Donate Items that Will Not Make the Trip on Nextdoor, Take Shipping Costs Out of Equation

Apr 12
Moving soon, sell or donate items that will not make the trip on Nextdoor. Take shipping costs out of the equation as you will be selling to people nearby and they will pick them up from you at your current abode. Curating your belongings for Concierge Mondays # 14
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Suffolk Has My Vote in Sheep of the British Isles Poster by Kattoonsbykat

Apr 12
Suffolk has my Vote! In 'Sheep of the British Isles Poster' by Kathryn of 'Kattoonsbykat'
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For Some Client Projects to Be Done Fully, A Check List Helps, Even Better that All Boxes Get Checked

For some client projects to be done fully, succesfully, a check list helps.

More important than the list itself, is the fact that client takes time to check all the boxes.

Epitaph plaques

Say, someone asked me to get their taxes done. I give them a list of documents the preparer will need.

If they don't provide me with these needed pieces, it will make the end result less satisfactory for client.

In some cases, it could halt the process altogether.

Check Lists and Checking Them for Concierge Mondays # 13

(* Photo taken by yours truly at Cleveland Museum of Art- January 2020- Epitaph Plaques for Yi-Gi-ha, Korea)

Need Alterations on Clothes, Will Be Worth It for Expensive Item or Sentimental Reasons

Need alterations on clothes, how much will it cost?

I have been asked the question many times.  My answer, it varies.


Before I get a precise price from seamstress, I ask my clients 2 questions:

  • Was it an expensive purchase?
  • Are you attached to it for sentimental reasons?

If the answer is no to both questions above, some repairs like a zipper on a jacket, a coat or the back of a dress might not make sense.

If  a seam needs to be re-sawn, it should be worth it.

Need to replace torn lining, I would in general not suggest it, except for special items.

Not always seamless for Concierge Mondays # 12

Infuse Your Nightcap with Negroni Bianco Bergamotto from Negroni More than 30 Classics by David T. Smith and Keli Rivers

Infuse Your Nightcap with Negroni Bianco Bergamotto from Negroni: More than 30 Classic and Modern Recipes for Italy’s iconic Cocktail (Ryland Peters & Small, 2021) by David T. Smith and Keli Rivers. 


Italy is the home of the Negroni and this variation includes a few extra ingredients from the bel paese. The Italicus Bergamotto liqueur not only comes in a bottle that is itself a work of art, but it is flavored with botanicals such as yellow rose, gentian, chamomile and bergamot orange. The sparkling prosecco adds a bright zing and liveliness to this drink.

Negroni Bianco


25 ml/3⁄4 oz. Seven Hills Gin (or Twisted Nose Gin)

25 ml/3⁄4 oz. Suze

25 ml/3⁄4 oz. Dolin Bianco

25 ml/3⁄4 oz. Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto Liqueur prosecco, to top up 


orange wheel



Add the ingredients (except the prosecco) to a large, ice-filled wine glass and gently stir. Top up with chilled prosecco and garnish with an orange wheel to serve.

Negroni cover

(*From Negroni: More than 30 Classic and Modern Recipes for Italy’s iconic Cocktail by David T. Smith and Keli Rivers, Ryland Peters & Small/ Photos are by Alex Luck © Ryland Peters & Small 2021)

Gift Bags Distribution or Car Wash, A Look at Weather Forecast Influences this Concierge Work Schedule

I don't have any car wash on my work schedule right now but I do have a few dozen gift bags to distribute all over New York later this week.

I plan to do as many stops as possible Wednesday, hopefully still a fairly dry day.

And, as a precaution, I purchased a large box of clear bags to protect the goods from the elements.

Goodie bags

A look at the weather forecast influences how this New Jersey concierge plans his work schedule.

Who wants to receive a soggy gift bag after all?

Toasting dry package deliveries for Concierge Mondays # 11