Pick up dry cleaning, buy theater tickets, charter a yacht – these concierge and personal-assistant services will handle almost anything on your to-do list.
(212-725-0122; www.crossitoffyourlist.com). Linda Rothschild’s team of no-nonsense professional lackeys has been straightening out disorganized urbanites since 1990.
Cross It Off Your List simply aims to help you get your act together. They’ll sort through your mail, clean out your closet, pack your bags for a Caribbean vacation or help you move. If you’re out of town, they’ll even arrange to have, say H&H bagels shipped overnight to your doorstep.
The company doesn’t break through velvet ropes; e.g., they won’t get you last minute reservations at Nobu or orchestra seats to The Producers. “We’re not a concierge service,” says Rothschild. Don’t try asking for anything “inappropriate,” either, such as call girls or contraband.
Rothschild once accompanied two Saudi Arabian princesses to Saks Fifth Avenue, where she helped them spend $8,000 in the lingerie department. (And one guy’s demand for research on the nutritional value of mackerel could be considered the strangest request.)
By Jon Steinberg, Illustration by Autumn Whitehurst