Top Cigar Humidor Tips

The most important tip to know and care about, when looking to choose a cigar from any humidor, is the time you have available in which to smoke it. In fact it’s downright rude to select a cigar badly…

Who Cleans the Queen’s Silver Teapot?

It’s not every day one gets to speak to a man who has been held under armed guard in the Tower of London, has access to enough poison to kill a large herd of elephants and who cleans the personal silver teapot of H.M.

Oven Roasted Chicken Recipe – roast a bird to perfection

In this the first in our series of ‘Signature Dishes’ that every Butler needs to know we approach that most perfect of Sunday Roasts: the roast chicken. There are lots of easy things you can do to turn your chicken into a meal to remember, oh yes…

Ever Feel A Bit ‘LOST’ In The Job Market?

You’ve been in touch with loads of agencies, sent out your resumes to half the planet so what’s gone wrong? No, there are still jobs out there but you simply have to work smarter to find them.

Can You Offer True Value Added Service?

Times are tough but that is when, as we know, the ‘tough get going’. So what is the extra ‘oomph’ you are going to add to your mix to make yourself ‘stand out from the crowd’ to your next potential employer?

Domestic Staff Job Descriptions

It’s been a long time coming but here it is – the definitive list of butler and all other household staff job definitions and descriptions. I’ve come full circle and am just collating the wine cellar these days…

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    Butlers have enough things to do. Plants that don’t need to be regularly replaced or watered represent one less task. Silk flowers and plants can be easily selected to match the decor of any room. Todays’ artificial plants look very real. If visitors figure out they aren’t real, however, they are invariably impressed by the [...]

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