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Summer in Switzerland

 Summer in Switzerland

 

Allow Me has had a very busy winter and I also welcomed Harry to the family. He was born on the 8th of January and has kept me very busy during the winter.

IMG_3924One event that Allow Me organized this winter was the “mini-moon” for Chalie and Dave in Verbier. They got married in Gstaad in March and then invited 25 friends to Verbier for a week. They were so lucky with the snow and we had powder almost every day. Allow Me planned every detail of a
fun filled week. We organized everything from night sledging, lunch time meals, ski guides, private parties, massages, 5 * chalet for everyone to stay in and so much more. It was a very successful week and the last day
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Here is a lovely quote from Charlie and Dave about the work Allow Me
did. “Thank you Chris for making our “mini-moon” one of the best weeks of our life. From when we first met to discuss our plans to the very last moment of our trip you made every wish happen. Allow Me made what could have been a chaotic experience with our 25 friends into a week of laughter, relaxation and huge amounts of fun. Thank you for helping
us create amazing memories. 
Thanks again Chris”

 

 

With the glorious April sun shining our minds start to wander away from a cold and snowy winter into what we are hoping will be a summer with long, hot and sunny days. If you need help with anything from a weekend break, a holiday abroad or planning your summer event/party then please get in touch with Allow Me as we would love to make sure that you have the most amazing summer.

BBQS, SUMMER PARTIES AND EVENTS

Allow Me offers bespoke event planning to individuals and corporate clients. We can help you with every aspect of planning and organising your event, from idea generation to execution. If you have already planned your event but would like to enjoy it rather than worrying about it on the day, Allow Me can also provide on-site assistance, hosting, managing service providers and ensuring attention to detail.

 

WEEKEND BREAKS

biking copyThe Swiss Alps are stunning in the summer.  There is so much to do in the mountains for all the family from golf, 2016-07-07 16.27.30tennis, hiking, biking, BBQ, swimming in mountain lakes or the wonderful swimming pools and time relaxing in the Swiss alps. Why not take full advantage of the mountains and book a weekend break. For more ideas on places to go, activities to do with the family then please get in touch and Allow Me will be able to organise an unforgettable break for you.

 

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With both Zurich and Zug surrounded by amazing countryside, why not explore the beautiful countryside on your bike. There are lots of lovely restaurants to have a relaxing meal and with lots of quiet cycle paths and country roads, it’s a great day out for the whole family. For ideas on where to go then please get in touch as we know routes for all levels of cyclists, and can also recommend bike shops!

 

OPEN AIR CINEMAS

The open air cinemas normally start in July and go on till the end of August. You will find screens put up by the lake and if you have not been, it’s definitely worth a visit. The best screen to visit is the Salt Openair which will take place at the specially built open air cinema at the Zurichhorn in Zurich from 16th July to 16th August.  Be warned, spaces can fill up fast, so it’s best to make a booking as soon as the schedule is announced.

 

BOAT TRIPS ON LAKE ZURICH AND LAKE ZUG

Both lake Zurich and lake Zug have amazing cruises where you can enjoy a leisurely boat ride and enjoy the countryside, stopping off at various points along the lake or just go on a lunch cruise and enjoy your trip in style. This is a great trip for visiting guests (especially those with mobility issues) or a nice family day out.

 

BADI TIME!

image1One of the best things about living in Switzerland in the summer has to be swimming in the “Badis” (the outdoor pools). Not only are there plenty of badis to choose from but they are all slightly different. Some offer snacks and drinks, live music and DJ’s, and others are a bit more family friendly. The facilities vary widely and they all have their own special character and charm – everyone has their own favorite! For a list of badis in Zurich click here and for Zug click here. It’s often best to buy a season pass and then you have unlimited access to check out them all!

 

Though out the summer Allow Me will keep you up to date with what is going in Zurich and Zug so that we can help you have the best summer. If Allow Me can help you in any way during the busy summer period, then please get in touch. Have a great week and thanks for reading.

Christmas in Zurich

Christmas in Zurich and Zug

Christmas in Zurich and Zug

Winter night in Zurich

Winter night in Zurich

While it does feel a bit early to be writing about Christmas,  we are now half -way through November,  most of the ski resorts have opened and we can see snow on the mountains and I can definitely feel the Christmas spirit coming alive, so perhaps it’s time to divulge a few Zurich and Zug Christmas secrets.

Zurich and Zug are beautiful during the Christmas period with Christmas markets, concerts, sunday sales and night shopping as well as  events like santa swimming and advent concerts so I thought I would give you a little run down.

 

 ZURICH

Christmas Markets

 Christmas market in the Niederdorf : The oldest Christmas market in Zurich is held every year in the “lower village” in old town. The market stalls are located next to central Niederdorfstrasse.  The Christmas market during advent season is a must in this picture perfect location of cobbled streets, even if it’s just a stroll to see all the market stands and to taste the mulled wine.Concierge service-Zurich

Opening times: 24th November  – 23rd December.

Monday to Saturday: 11.00 to 21.00

Sunday: 11.00 to 19.00

Address: Niederdorfstrasse, 8001 Zurich

 

Christkindlimarkt in Central Station: This is one of the largest indoor Christmas markets in Europe. Over 150 stalls, mulled wine and a 15-meter-high Christmas tree decorated in Swarovski crystals transform Zurich main station to a winter wonderland.

Opening times: 23rd November – 24th December

Sunday to Wednesday: 10.30 to 21.00

Thursday to Saturday: 10.30 to 22.00

Address: Hauptbahnhof  Zurich, 8001 Zurich

 

Christmas Carols Tree and Market: The market at Werdmuhleplatz is the youngest market in the city. On a beautifully decorated stage in the form of a Christmas tree daily evening concerts from choirs from the region make it feel like Christmas every day. Again this is a market not to be missed.Christmas-carol-tree

Opening times: 24th November – 23rd December

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Monday to Thursday 4.00pm – 9.00pm

Friday 4.00pm – 10.00pm

Saturday 1.00pm – 10.00pm

Sunday 1.00pm – 9.00pm

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Monday to Friday 5.30pm / 6.30pm

Saturday and Sunday 2.30pm / 3.30pm / 5.30pm / 6.30pm

Address: Werdmuhleplatz, 8001 Zurich

 

Zurich Christmas Market Bellevue –This fabulous Christmas market has over 100 stalls and is located right in front of the Opera House in Bellevue. What makes this market so special is the ice skating rink in front of the Opera house and the fondue Stübli in the Chalet by the Christmas tree.Christmas in Zurich

Opening times: 24th November – 23rd December 2015

Monday to Saturday 11am – 10pm

Sunday 11am – 8pm

Address: Sechselaeutenplatz in front of the Opera House

 

Christmas Shopping

Christmas lights and Night Shopping: On the 24th November the pre-Christmas shopping starts with the switching on of the Christmas lights at Bahnhofstrasse at 18.00 and then night shopping till 22.00.  Night shopping should not be missed on the 24th as many shops have festive events either inside or outside which include free mulled wine, concerts and other festive events.

Sunday sales in Advent: On 3 Sundays many shops in the centre of Zurich are open. The dates for these are:

Sunday, 27 November, 2016: 11.00am – 6.00pm

Sunday, 4 December, 2016: 11.00am – 6.00pm

Sunday, 18 December, 2016: 11.00am – 6.00pm.

New Year Shopping: Even though the 2nd of January is a holiday in Zurich many of the shops are open in the city.  The shops will close at 20.00 on the 2nd.

 

Events

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Christmas Circus Conelli: 17th November – 31st December

Top acrobatics, poetry, comedy and musical delights make this a must visit event with the family, friends and loved ones.

Christmas Procession: 27th November at 17.00

The procession travels from Werdmuhleplatz to Buerkliplatz. The parade celebrates the arrival of “Santa Claus”. The parade is led by a bishop with many children dressed up as Santa’s helpers.

Musical Advent Calendar: December 1st – December 23rd

At the Zurich Opera house, there is a free concert every day at 17.30 for 15 minutes. Its free to watch and they sing both well and lesser known music to get everyone in the Christmas spirit.

Santa Claus swim: 4th December –Zurich Schiffslande

This is the 2nd largest winter swim in Switzerland and is limited to 350 entries so book early to get your place. hallo@limmatschwimmen.ch

 

Zurich Silvesterlauf: 11th December at 12.00

 For those who like to keep fit (and stave off the effects of the mince pies) before the festive season really starts this is the perfect event. A traditional fun run though the old town of Zurich. Various distances ranging from 1.4 to 8.6 km are available.

Lichterschwimmen: 22nd December at 18.00

Floating candles are sent from Stadthausquai on a Christmas journey. At Weinplatz, Zurich tourism offers guests warm punch and something sweet between 17.00 and 19.00.

Christmas Nativity: 25th November to 8th January.

Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday – 10.00 to 17.00

Thursday – 10.00 to 19.00

The national museum in Zurich presents a selection of nativity scenes. This is very popular with parents as its great entertainment for the kids.  The event happens at the Swiss National Museum, Museum Street 2, 8001 Zurich.

I hope that gives you a good insight into the goings on in Zurich during the Christmas break, particularly if you have friends and family to entertain.

 

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Christmas Market

Klausmarkt mit Kinderattraktion: With over 70 stands and entertainment for the kids this is a great market to visit in Zug. Its on for 1 day on the 27th of November from 09.00 to 18.00 at Landsgemeindeplatz, Zug.

 

Einsiedein Market: Even though it’s not in Zug, this market is the biggest in central Switzerland. Its located right by the monastery and with amazing decorations, Christmas carols, market stands and so much more, this is best authentic market in Switzerland and is set in such a stunning location.

Opening times: 26th November – 4th December

Sunday to Thursday: 11.00 to 19.30

Friday and Saturday: 11.00 to 21.00

 

 Events

 Fairy Tale Sunday in Zug: 4th December 14.00 – 18.00

 This is an enchanting Christmas event for all ages in Zug. Zug’s old town is turned into a wonderland for a day with fairies, storytellers, magicians, witches and Gnomes.

There are pony rides, refreshments, delightful food treats, fair ground rides, live music and much much more.

The event comes to a climax at 17.30pm when the St. Nicholases convene with the cowbell ringers, whip crackers, jesters, magicians and fairy tale figures at the Landesgemeindeplatz to bring Fairy tale Sunday to a close with a spectacular fireworks display.

 

Whether you are excited or stressed out about Christmas approaching – why not consider asking Allow Me Lifestyle Management Services to make your life easier? Planning your Christmas/New Year’s Eve party, present or food shopping, gift wrapping, catering, picking up relatives from the airport, planning ski trips and anything else – all at a very reasonable price and without the drama. More time for you to relax and enjoy the festive season!?! What’s not to love… 

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Christmas in Zurich

Help for Christmas

Help for Christmas

 

Christmas-carol-treeWhether you are excited or stressed out about Christmas approaching – why not consider asking Allow Me Lifestyle Management Services to make your life easier? planning your Christmas/New Years Eve party, present or food shopping, gift wrapping, catering, picking up relatives from the airport, planning ski trips and anything else  – all at a very reasonable price and without the drama. More time for you to party and enjoy the season!?! What’s not to love…

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Winter Events and The Start of The Ski Season in Laax

Winter Events and The Start of The Ski Season in Laax

 

Winter is finally here!  With the snow falling on the hills around Zurich and Zug we can all start to enjoy the mountains and the excitement for Christmas has started.

 

Christmas Parties and Events

 

With Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s parties just around the corner why not ask Allow Me to take away the stress of the event by letting us organize and run your event. We offer bespoke event planning to individuals and corporate clients for events of all sizes – from a small and elegant gathering to a large office party.12764410_1158288480849030_6621769340630707704_o

 

We can help you with every aspect of planning and organising your event, from idea generation to execution. If you have already planned your event but would like to enjoy it rather than worrying about it on the day, Allow Me can also provide on-site assistance, hosting, managing service providers and ensuring attention to detail.

 

Allow Me specialises in designing bespoke, sophisticated and memorable events from dinner parties to baby showers, anniversary/engagement parties, weddings, birthday parties, BBQs, wine tasting and corporate events. We love this time of year and have some great ideas for events that will round of 2016 for you and your friends and colleagues in style.

 

Don’t forget that we are also available for any Thanksgiving and Christmas-related services prior to the holiday season. We can help with present or food shopping, gift wrapping, catering, picking up relatives from the airport, planning ski trips and pet/house sitting – at a very reasonable price, leaving you more time to relax and enjoy your time off.

For more details, please contact us.

Start your Ski Season in LAAX

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Allow Me can help with all your weekend (or longer) ski break bookings during the winter season and with over twelve years of involvement in the winter sports industry we can make sure you have an unforgettable and stress free ski break.

 

Films-Laax-Falera – Located just a short (circa 90 minutes) drive from Zurich, LAAX is the marketing name for the linked ski circuit above the villages of Flims, Laax and Falera, which is regarded – glorified, even – as Europe’s leading freestyle resort. With 224 kilometres of slopes and five downhill runs with artificial snow, multiple snow parks and the world’s largest superpipe, Laax is unquestionably one of the best winter resorts in Europe.  The original village of Laax is a short bus ride away from the lifts but Laax Murschetg, a more ski-friendly purpose built satellite, has recently been built around the base-station with the rocksresort at its heart. This resort has become a serious magnet for snowboarders, who congregate at the trendy Riders Palace hotel, but the accessibility to the lifts, and on-site food and shopping make it ideal for skiers and families too. With a number of cool eateries and an apres-ski scene that explodes at the weekend when young people pour in from Zurich, the rocksresort is the perfect mix of great skiing and après-ski for a weekend break.

 

With over a metre of fresh snow last weekend, LAAX will be opening the ski resort and some of the slopes around Crap Sogn Gion this weekend, starting on Saturday 12th November.

 

ALLOW ME is very happy to be able to offer you PREMIUM access to the LAAX INSIDE APP free of charge, worth 69 CHF. The LAAX INSIDE APP gives access to background information, lift ticket webcams & queue alerts and free Wi-Fi in the ski resort. For more information, please email Robert Brommer for the free access code: Robert.brommer@laax.com

 

 

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The LAAX INSIDE app is your ideal companion for you winter adventure in Flims Laax Falera. Book tickets at the best available rate within seconds, reserve your parking spot next to the gondola, check the snow conditions on the top of the mountain, track your on-mountain activities and get rewarded for the days you spend in LAAX skiing, snowboarding, sledging or simply having a good time.

 

Discounted lift tickets from 49 CHF (instead of 77 CHF) available in the LAAX INSIDE APP and on the designated ticket website:

SAVE NOW, SKI LATER

Benefit from the early bird rates and book your lift tickets for the coming winter season now. The amount of lift tickets is limited and the prices can change at any time. Be the quick, it pays off!

 

For information on all the up and coming events happening at Laax this winter please click here.

 

Accommodation deals at Rocksresort

 

Short break with Family

 

Laax family deal 4 Nights offer is ideal for a spontaneous short break in the richly varied ski resort in LAAX. Enjoy spending time with your family in the spacious apartments at the rocksresort and take advantage of the lift tickets included in the offer to explore the ski resort with your nearest and dearest. Please click here for more details.danuser-160310090638

 

Short break with Friends

 

Enjoy four nights with your friends in a rocksresort apartment and discover the richly varied ski resort in LAAX.

Thanks to our 4 Nights for Friends offer, all this awaits you and your companions. Make the most of the rocksresort’s ideal location by the base station and enjoy perfect days on the slopes. Please click here for more details.

 

 

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New Partners

New Partners for Allow Me

 

It has been a busy few months for Allow Me and we are also proud to be working with 2 new partners. Please see below all the details and also the discount codes for the services.

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All your Laundry, dry cleaning and shoe repair with pick-up and delivery service to your door

in the greater Zurich area, Basel, Bern, St. Gallen, Solothurn, Zug and Winterthur area. This services are designed to make your life easier so that you no longer have to worry about finding time to visit a dry cleaning services. The services are very efficient and they also offer great customer care and Allow Me can highly recommend using them for all your dry cleaning, laundry and shoe repair needs.

Please use voucher code “allowme20” where you can redeem it once and gets a discount of 20CHF on the first order. Please click on this link to be redirected to their ordering page:

Cosmo Butler is also launching a home cleaning service and if you are looking for a 5* cleaning services then please call their multilingual Customer Service at 043 960 94 66 from Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Vouchers can be redeemed on the phone as well) They will then set up an appointment to see your flat and gather all information needed before making an individual offer.The customer will then be able to order a package consisting of Cleaning, Laundry, Shoe Care…

For more details, then please just ask Allow Me for more details or get in contact with Cosmo Butler directly.

 

MASTER OF WINE, ROBIN KICK

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Originally from the Chicago area, Robin is presently based in Lugano, Switzerland where she is working as an independent wine consultant, wine judge and educator. Following university studies in French and English literature, she changed career paths in 1998 when she left her teaching position at the Université de Nice to study wine at the Université du Vin in Suze-la-Rousse in France’s Rhône Valley.

She then worked as a wine specialist at Christie’s auction house in Los Angeles, California for numerous years before returning to Europe where she lived for ten years in London, spending seven of them as a fine wine buyer at a Burgundy, Bordeaux and Italian specialist. In 2014, she became a Master of Wine.

Robin can organise and host bespoke tastings, wine dinners, wine trips to viticultural regions and can advise on wine collecting and cellar management.

For more details on how Robin can help you then please get in contact with Allow Me and we can help you with all your requirements.

In the next few weeks we will let you know about some great discounts that are on offer at Laax and also the best places to go for an early season ski around Zurich.

Have a great weekend and please get in touch to see how Allow Me can make your life easier.

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New Services, Membership Info and Prices

New Services, Membership Info and Prices

At Allow Me we are pleased to offer a new events service. We are offering bespoke event planning to individuals and corporate clients.

We can help you with every aspect of planning and organising your event, from idea generation to execution. If you have already planned your event but would like to enjoy it rather than worrying about it on the day, Allow Me can also provide on-site assistance, hosting, managing service providers and ensuring attention to detail.

Allow Me specialises in designing bespoke, sophisticated and memorable events from dinner parties to baby showers, anniversary/engagement parties, weddings, birthday parties, BBQs, wine tasting and corporate events.

At Allow Me we understand the importance of personal attention and seamless execution to make any event, large or small, a success for our clients. For more details, please contact us.

Membership

We have also changed our membership package. With our new membership structure, we make sure our members receive a highly tailored service that is proactive and pre-empts their lifestyle needs. We will do our best to get you what you want wherever and whenever you want it and provide you with a complete dedicated lifestyle management service.

Members will be charged an annual fee of 375CHF. The fee will include:

  • Central point of contact for members
  • 1-hour free concierge service for administrative assistant per month (worth 480CHF a year)
  • Membership discounts with our partners
  • Discounted rate for all additional services (40CHF instead of 60CHF per hour)
  • Customized service to the individual depending on their needs and requirements
  • Given priority over non-members at busy times
  • No extra charge for public holidays and late services

We tailor corporate membership to the needs and scale of your organization, to ensure that corporate membership can be highly-cost effective. For more information then please click here.

Pricing

As well as changing our membership plan we have also updated our prices. The hourly rate for non-members is 60CHF and for members it is 40CHF. As each service is personal to the individual and varies depending on duration, complexity and timing, the fee we charge will be worked out individually. We offer competitive corporate rates for business. As each corporate member’s needs are specific the fee will be worked out on an individual basis.

Ski Holidays

Even though we are still enjoying summer, winter will soon be here!!! Allow Me can help with all your weekend ski break bookings during the season and with over twelve years of being professionally involved in the winter sports industry we can make sure you have a weekend that you won’t forget. Please get in touch so that we can help you have the best ski break.Allowme Ski with Chemmy Alcott

We hope you all have a great week and that the sun comes back soon…..

Events and Summer time in Switzerland

Events and Summer time in Switzerland

It finally seems that summer is here!  At least with the sun shining we can all start to enjoy the outdoors and get the BBQ going. It has been a great start to the summer for Allow Me with a few wine tours and organizing parties for clients.

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The birthday party in full swing at Badi Enge

Last week we organized a successful 30th birthday party for a client at Badi Enge. We only had 4 weeks to find a venue and plan the party but what counted was the end result and the client was very happy! The whole party was also delivered under budget and with no stress to our client so she could enjoy her birthday party. Allow Me sorted the DJ, venue, drink, food, hotels for guests coming from out of town and the after party at Aura in Zurich on the VIP guest list –  we also planned their recovery brunch on the Sunday at Terrasse! This is what she had to say about the service Allow Me delivered: “Chris organized my 30th birthday party here in Zurich. He took care of each and every single detail, was very professional and very responsive at any time. I would not have been able to organize such a big party in addition to my daily work and I am thankful to now have amazing memories of my birthday thanks to Chris.”

Swiss National Day on the 1st of August is a huge event in Switzerland. If you thinking of having a summer party then why not ask Allow Me to help with all the preparation, invitations and even cooking or hosting so that you can relax and enjoy the party

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Some of the cars parked outside the hotel

Allow Me was lucky enough to be invited by a member last week on The Club GT Super Car Tour across Europe. We could only join for 1 day of driving but what an amazing day we had! We drove out of Germany and across into Austria to Sölden and over the Stelvio Pass in Italy driving on a road many regard as one of the best in Europe.  Then we crossed out of Italy into Switzerland and stayed in the 5* Grand Hotel Kronefhof just outside St. Moritz. If you would like to do an event like this, then please get in touch with Allow Me and we will make it happen for you!

Driving up the Stelvio Pass

Driving up the Stelvio Pass

WEEKEND BREAKS

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The downhill mountain bike course in Klosters

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The Swiss alps

The Swiss Alps are stunning in the summer.  There is so much to do in the mountains for all the family from golf, tennis, hiking, biking, BBQ, swimming in mountain lakes or the wonderful swimming pools and time relaxing in the Swiss alps. Why not take full advantage of the mountains and book a weekend break. For more ideas on places to go, activities to do with the family then please get in touch and Allow Me will be able to organize an unforgettable break for you.

I hope you are all enjoying the sunny weather.  We very much look forward to hearing from you and helping you make the most of your summer.

Mountain biking in the Swiss Alps

Mountain biking in the Swiss Alps

Personal assistant services Zurich

What is a Concierge Service?

What is a Concierge Service?

Running a concierge company in Zurich and Zug I am often asked, what is a concierge service? What services do you provide? Is it just for the wealthy? Do I need to be a member to use your services? Today’s concierge companies offer a wide range of services to suit the client’s needs, ranging from personal concierge right the way though to corporate concierge for business – but each company, like it’s clients, is individual.

For Allow Me Lifestyle Management Services, our services range from finding a garage for your car to be serviced and helping with household errands, to booking private jets and 5* holidays. We also help companies to look after their employees and clients’ needs, helping with their events and any other services that they require. In a nutshell, there is no real limit to the services we provide, or type of person that we provide them for.Allow Me Concierge Zurich and Zug

The overall goal of a personal concierge is often to take care of all the little odds and ends that can get overlooked in the frenetic pace of daily life. A concierge can do tasks that might be time consuming (or simply boring) so that you have more time to focus on the things you want to do. We can also offer our expert view, based on years of experience, to save you time searching the internet or checking reviews.

So to answer the questions, Allow Me offers a dedicated lifestyle management and personal assistant service in Zurich, Zug, Thalwil and surrounding areas. We offer trustworthy, professional and efficient lifestyle management services so that you have more free personal time and peace of mind.

Our services are for everyone, are prices start at 40CHF an hour for members and the fee for non-members is worked out individual as each service is personal to the individual and varies depending on duration, complexity and timing.

 SOME EXAMPLES OF PERSONAL CONCIERGE SERVICES

We have helped many personal clients save money and time already – for example, we recently saved a client 5400 CHF on a garage repair bill. We also love to organize summer and winter dinner parties – we have a number of preferred private chefs, cookery schools, and wine specialists to call upon to help – and can even offer a spare pair of hands to help out during the event (serving, hosting or even helping with the washing up).  We have a number of excellent cleaners and baby-sitters on standby for any last minute requests.

One of our many partners

taking a client wine tasting in Klosters

Taking a client wine tasting in Klosters

Because of our background in winter sports we specialize in weekend breaks in the mountains, but we can make any travel arrangements you need, and look after your plants or pets while you are away.

Allow Me will take care of whatever needs to get done. The only limit to what we will do is the customer’s imagination (and the legality of the request!). We’ve even helped out with wedding planning!

Juggling daily responsibilities as an individual or as a family can be stressful and time consuming. We can help. Allow Me will give you back your most valued commodity — time. We work with all our clients individually and will do whatever is necessary to customize a solution for their needs. Allow Me provides one-call problem solving, time saving, organizational and personal assistant services.

SOME EXAMPLES OF CORPORATE CONCIERGE SERVICES

Taking some corporate clients to Mont Stanserhorn on their visit to Zug

Taking some corporate clients to Mont Stanserhorn on their visit to Zug

 Allow Me recently looked after a delegation of foreign government representatives visiting a private company in Zug – in this case we helped with transport and accommodation as well as developing a full itinerary for meetings, entertainment and sightseeing. We went above and beyond by offering them a 24/7 dedicated personal concierge service, ensuring that the trip went without a hitch.

We work with a number of partners offering business accommodation, car rentals and meet and greet services. We know that your clients and employees are important to you, and want to make sure that your business objectives are met. We want to understand your brand and the services you offer so that we can inspire loyalty with your clients and help maintain your business relationships, while freeing up your valuable employees’ time. We’d love to help organize your corporate retreats, and have many creative ideas for team building and wellness activities in Switzerland and beyond.

Allow Me has a passion for corporate concierge services. We listen, take time to understand your requirements and offer support from planning and organizing to executing your requirements to ensure complete satisfaction. We customize each package exclusively for our clients. We have experience in assisting both large organizations and small private wealth funds. Discretion, efficiency and reliability are of the utmost importance.

In summary, Allow Me is for available for everyone, we can help with any situation and we have local as well as global partners to suit all your needs. So please just call or email us and let’s talk about how we can help make your life easier. Have a great week.

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Summer In Switzerland

Summer In Switzerland

With the glorious April sun shining, our minds start to wander away from a cold and snowy winter into what we are hoping will be a repeat of last summer with long, hot and sunny days. Switzerland has so much to offer in the summer and here are a few suggestions on how to spend your free time. If you need help with anything from a weekend break, a holiday abroad, helping with errands or even booking a tee time then please get in touch with Allow Me as we would love to make sure that you have the most amazing summer.

MOUNTAIN BREAKS AT THE ROCKSRESORT, LAAX

If you are looking for a little trip to the mountains, then for me the obvious destination is Laax. The RocksResort is situated in the center of Laax, a 90 min drive from Zug or Zurich. The Rocksresort never fails to impress guests with its unique design based on materials from the local area. The comfortably furnished apartments for four, six or eight people are ideal for smaller groups and families. Further venues, shops and

The Rocksresort in Laax

The Rocksresort in Laax

restaurants to meet all your needs and requirements are available within walking distance in the resort. When booking an apartment for 3 nights or longer RocksResort offers you free mountain lift tickets for 4 persons, worth 168 CHF. Fun family actives that Laax also offer are: swimming lake Cauma and Cresta, Freestyle Academy Indoor Base, daily children’s programme at rocksresort free of charge from 5 nights onwards, various playgrounds incl. ping pong, badminton, football and slackline, hiking, biking and climbing in UNESCO World Heritage area, whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Rhine Gorge and many more. For more info, please click here.

BBQ AND SUMMER PARTIES

What could be better than having a few friends over for a BBQ in the sunshine, either at home or on one of the many grilling areas you can find alongside most of the lakes in Switzerland. If you are looking to have a summer party then why not ask Allow Me to help with all the preparation, invitations and even cooking or hosting so that you can relax and enjoy the party.

BIKING IN THE MOUNTAINS SURROUND ZURICH AND ZUG

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Biking in the mountains around Zurich

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Amazing biking routes in Hirzel

With both Zurich and Zug surrounded by amazing countryside, why not explore the beautiful countryside on your bike. There are lots of lovely restaurants to have a relaxing meal and with lots of quiet cycle paths and country roads, it’s a great day out for the whole family. For ideas on where to go then please get in touch as we know routes for all levels of cyclists, and can also recommend bike shops!

CORPORATE WINE TASTING/SUMMER PARTIES AND PRIVATE WINE TASTING AT HOME

Allow Me is working closely with Premium Trade Fine Wines & Spirits who cater for many top restaurants and companies and we are proud to recommend their wine event service.

Their section of great wines, together with a personalized service can help provide a unique entertainment opportunity for businesses that wish to give a different concept or an extra touch to an event. Team building programs, press conferences and receptions or celebrations; these can be at your office, one of their centrally located stores or any other venues you can think of.

They can also organize wine tasting and wine pairing for private parties and dinners. Claudio Martins is a wine director, consultant and connoisseur and his knowledge of wine will open up a new world of wine to your guests. For more details, please get in touch with Allow Me and we can help you plan your event.

TAKE A TRAIN UP TO UETLIBERG

A watch tower you can climb up and get amazing views

A watch tower you can climb up and get amazing views

Departing from the main station, the SZU takes you all the way up Zurich’s backyard mountain, the Uetliberg. At the top you will be able to enjoy views that span way past Zurich. A planet-themed trail takes you over to the Felsenegg, from where you can take the cable car down to Adliswil (and return to Zurich on the train). You can also take one of the many hiking trails to the top but be warned, some sections can be quite steep and watch out for the mountain bikers…

OPEN AIR CINEMAS

The open air cinemas normally start in July and go on till the end of August. You will find screens put up by the lake and if you have not been, it’s definitely worth a visit. The best screen to visit is the Salt Openair which will take place at the specially built open air cinema at the Zurichhorn in Zurich from 16th July to 16th August.  Be warned, spaces can fill up fast, so it’s best to make a booking as soon as the schedule is announced.

BOAT TRIPS ON LAKE ZURICH AND LAKE ZUG

Lake Zurich on Thursday evening

Lake Zurich on Thursday evening

Both lake Zurich and lake Zug have amazing cruises where you can enjoy a leisurely boat ride and enjoy the countryside, stopping off at various points along the lake or just go on a lunch cruise and enjoy your trip in style. This is a great trip for visiting guests (especially those with mobility issues) or a nice family day out.

BADI TIME!

One of the best things about living in Switzerland in the summer has to be swimming in the “Badis” (the outdoor pools). Not only are there plenty of badis to choose from but they are all slightly different. Some offer snacks and drinks, live music and DJ’s, and others are a bit more family friendly. The facilities vary widely and they all have their own special character and charm – everyone has their own favorite! For a list of badis in Zurich click here and for Zug click here. It’s often best to buy a season pass and then you have unlimited access to check out them all!

Though out the summer Allow Me will keep you up to date with what is going in Zurich and Zug so that we can help you have the best summer. If Allow Me can help you in any way during the busy summer period, then please get in touch. Have a great week and thanks for reading.

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Zimmerberg Garage

Zimmerberg Garage

Are you looking for a local garage you can trust for an annual car service or even a car repair following a bump? If so, you might have had the same problem as Allow Me, as Swiss garages seem to be incredibly expensive even for the simplest of problems. A few weeks ago we were asked by a client to find a garage as his car needed to pass the dreaded MFK test and he had a taken it to a garage close to the German border and was quoted almost CHF 10,000. After getting over his initial shock (!) our client called to ask if we could help find a garage that would not (to be blunt) rip him off.

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After a few calls we found Zimmerberg Garage in Thalwil, just outside of Zurich, and spoke to one of the owners, Philipp. He was so helpful on the phone and quickly arranged for a consultation – and after checking the car he came back with a quote between CHF 5,000 – CHF 6,000. My client was very happy to go ahead with the work and the garage even changed his MFK test date so they could finish the repairs – which was passed, much to his delight. The best news for my client was when he got the bill, after still being a little annoyed with having to spend so much on the initial quote the final bill came to CHF 4,201.45. In total he had saved CHF 5605.10 and Allow Me’s services cost him CHF 150. He commented on the serviced he received: “I was absolutely delighted with the service received. Philipp was very friendly and helpful. The work they carried out was of an exceptional standard and great value for money. I could not recommend Zimmerberg Garage more and thank you Allow Me for your help in organizing everything and for saving me a small fortune.”

Zimmerberg Garage offer a complete range of car services, including winter checks, tire changes and storage, accident management, vehicle cleaning and maintenance, air conditioning service and muchP1070014 copy much more. I personally took my car there for a service last week and again they did a very thorough job. If we had taken our car to the Land Rover garage it would have cost me around CHF 1,200 and my final bill came to CHF 398

If Allow Me can help you with your winter tire change, car service plan or anything else then please get in touch to see how we can save you money as well as making your life easier.