Whether they’re chartering a jet or flying in exotic flowers, independent lifestyle concierges go above and beyond.
For a client’s birthday, The Help sent a private plane stocked with Champagne and treats to Miami for an unforgettable celebration.
Boston Collegiate Consulting Group
For students new to the area, moving is no longer an added wrinkle to the brow line. This full-service real estate brokerage and concierge firm takes care of tasks like renting or buying a luxury apartment and furnishing it beautifully before you even set foot in Boston. For one client, the company overnighted 14 exotic f lowers so they would be ready and waiting in the first light of day. 715 Boylston St., 857-991-1545
Attorney-turned-lifestyle concierge Kimberly Kosanovich knows the importance of taking care of the little details. For one romantic husband, she created a surprise 40th birthday celebration for his wife, which included a spa day for a dozen of her closest friends, a private car to a chic lounge for cocktails, and a catered party for 80 at a private home. A snowbird for 10 years, Kosanovich is also familiar with reopening second homes, making her even more in demand. 617-461-7684
Need the soundproofing in your apartment checked? Chantal Boxer, co-owner of Fini Concierge, has been there, done that. The Boston-based company serves all of Massachusetts and is ready to do anything—from same-day shipping of a forgotten passport to California to zipping to New York to pick up a client’s car and drive it back to Boston. 877 Beacon St., 617-247-0043
Good Neighbor Concierge
Owner Susan Ho is admittedly no science fiction expert, but when asked to proofread and edit a sci-fi manuscript for a Bostonbased best-selling author, she adapted herself to the role in a snap. Although her company is based in Boston and primarily serves a local celebrity clientele, she has also accompanied a well-known English writer on countless appointments with her private doctor. 617-209-9311
The Help: Boston
Planning events can be overwhelming, so Cara Rose, founder and president of The Help, has made it her job to spare her clients the headache. For one customer’s 30th birthday celebration, Rose arranged for a private plane—stocked with Champagne and hors d’oeuvres—to fly to Miami for an unforgettable weekend. 170 W. Seventh St., Ste. 1, 857-345-5379
To call Lucien Alex Campbell a life-(and vacation-) saver wouldn’t be much of an exaggeration. He and his team work year-round on Nantucket to ensure that your time on the island isn’t spent stressing over small details, like dinner reservations, transportation, and daily errands. Campbell’s latest Superman act? Helping to save a joint bachelorette/ 40th birthday weekend for 14 women who lost their luggage on the mainland by finding it and having it delivered. All in a good day’s work. 508-332-2128
The Urban Hound
Even your puppy could use a helping paw now and then. If you need to board, walk, or train your dog, The Urban Hound does it all. The staff has groomed a Yorkie with a Mohawk down its back (spiked with glittery gel and matching gold nail polish) and trained a golden retriever to fetch slippers and the morning newspaper. 129 Malden St., 617-755-5775