We’re here to help! Volume 1, Issue 6
Winter 2008 Issue
Canadian Concierge Directory
Think outside the box this Christmas!
E ven Oprah Winfrey is promoting recession-friendly
gifts this year. She skipped the lavish giveaways
and gifts and is focusing on economical products that reflect
the struggling economy. This year the theme seems to be
around homemade gifts that are big on thought and light on
the wallet. Bringing the real meaning of the holiday back is
“her favorite thing”.
Some memorable „gift of time‟, items are ..Make larger than
life Gift Certificates or write delightful Promissory Notes
for „gifts of time‟:
Help a friend clean the garage;
Promise to paint a room or two;
Bake some favorite cookies;
Plan a „Mystery trip‟;
Pool your money for a group outing;
Gift Certificates for a Movie Night for Two with popcorn;
Give Gift Certificates for local services such as house cleaning or personal services.
ere are some more ideas from OnlineOrganizing.com
Gift cards for long-distance minutes, gas, or groceries
Gift cards for garden nurseries, restaurants, or Starbucks
Spa and pampering gifts
Tickets to local symphony or Broadway show
Movie and a dinner
Planting a tree in honor of someone
he Bizzy Butler attended a Holiday Entertaining Workshop last Friday at the Pacific
Institute of Culinary Arts in Vancouver and were (very) happy to taste all of these great
(an oldie but a goodie!)
5 oz champagne
1 oz brandy
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1 sugar cube
Garnish with raspberries
Place sugar cub in the bottom of your flute,
soak with brandy and add champagne!
3 oz cranberry/raspberry cocktail
½ oz Crème de cassis
1 oz vodka
Garnish with frozen cranberries
The Grinch Martini
2 oz Midori (green melon liqueur)
1/2 oz lemon juice
1 tsp sugar syrup
Garnish with a red maraschino cherry
White Christmas Martini
4 oz egg nog
½ oz White chocolate liqueur
1 oz Southern Comfort
N etworking is another important aspect for any business, therefore
we would like to network within our own directory and introduce
our members to each other, with the hopes that when your clients need
assistance in other provinces that you will turn to our directory and fellow
members. After all, isn't that what this is all about? Of course you already
know us. My name is Amanda O‟Reilly and I own Balance InStyle which
services the greater Ottawa area and Naples Florida, and my partner Mary Ann
Westendorf owns The Bizzy Butler which services Vancouver and
surrounding areas. Now let’s meet our newest members …
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Address: 3 Draper Court, Whitby, Ontario L1P 1G7
Cell phone: 905-429-7462
Description: MVP Concierge provides a number of different services to help make life a little less
stressful. Take back the time you deserve with your family and friends, and let MVP Concierge help make
life more enjoyable.
The Modern Butler, Personal Assistant & Concierge
Address: P.O. Box 2, 2 Laird Dr. STN R, Toronto, ON. M4G 3Z3
Telephone: (416) 904-3151
Description: "Making Time for You" May I assist you? A few
examples of my services: Errands of all types, shopping, tracking
down elusive items and gifts, house/pet sitting, arranging chef to
your home, help with contract negotiation for major purchases,
sourcing business services, and many more. Bonded and Insured.
Address: 294 Hickling Trail, Barrie, ON L4M5X9
Cell phone: 705-812-1719
Description: We are located in the heart of Barrie, servicing the Highway 400 & 11 corridor (Muskoka,
Simcoe County & Northern Toronto). We assist those in need of achieving more work/life balance. We
aim to give clients back time to enjoy life and in turn, reduce the stress and pressure of everyday
responsibilities. “Wishes” can help to organize and streamline your life – with one convenient phone call –
we can help you with your: Errands, Edibles and Events!
Address: 922A Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario M4M1J5
Telephone: 416 848 0671
Cell phone: 647 205 9864
Description: Clarity Assistants is a personal concierge and
errand running business. We aim to clear your to do list so you
have more time for you. We are full service company with
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personal assistants offering errand services, shopping, office
organization and much more for our busy clients.
Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy holiday season!
See you in 2009!!!!!
Amanda & MaryAnn