We’re passionate about helping you navigate New York City like a native. Whether you prefer getting acquainted with your new home though a personalized portfolio of recommendations accompanied by guided private tours, or you require at-home unpacking and organizational assistance upon arrival, we provide an exceptional suite of services that will make your first few weeks settling in a seamless experience. While your partner settles into their new role at work, let us help you assimilate into your new life.

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Personalized Portfolios

We provide tailored recommendations based on your preferences and lifestyle. Whether you want to master the subway system or find a trusted family physician, we’ve got you covered.

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Settling-in Assistance

We help unpack and organize your closet. We know the first few weeks in a new city can make you tear your hair out. We’re here to field all your questions and provide smart solutions.

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Private Tours

We guide you through your new neighborhood and field any questions you have along the way.

Our impressive array of vetted recommendations include: 

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For Your Home

From cable connections and housekeeping services to locating neighborhood essentials, we help you seamlessly settle into your new home.

From cable connections and housekeeping services to locating neighborhood necessities, we help you settle in seamlessly.

  1. Utilities: We guide you through the labyrinth that is the New York City cable and utility companies. We review your options based on your location and building requirements and help coordinate set-up and installation.

  2. Banking: We provide lists of local area banks and credit unions.
  3. Housekeeping: We make personal recommendations for local cleaning companies and housekeepers, whether you require at-home deep clean prior to your arrival or a weekly provider.

  4. Pet care: We know that your pet is an integral part of the family and we’re here to guide their transport and care. We advise on the best pet relocation services, pet licenses, pet-sitters/walkers, veterinarians, and neighborhood pet shops.

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For Your Children

From selecting the right schools to securing top-notch childcare and planning stimulating after-school activities, we guide you through every option.

From selecting the right schools to securing childcare and planning after-school activities, we guide you through every option.

  1. Schools: We connect you with a list of coveted educational consultants, as well as provide you with a list of schools in Manhattan that offer a specific type of curriculum (e.g. Montessori, English National Curriculum, or IB).

  2. Childcare and After-School Activities: We design a suite of neighborhood activities for your children based on their age and interests. And when you need a sitter for date night or a live-in nanny, we have prime agency and individual recommendations that fit the bill.

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For You

From decoding U.S. healthcare to seeking out the best boutique fitness classes, beauty services, & posh shops, we configure your essential beauty & health guide.

From decoding the U.S. healthcare system and finding a family doctor to seeking out the best boutique fitness classes, beauty services, and posh shops, we configure your essential beauty & health guide.

  1. Transportation and Travel: We steer you through the city’s transportation options—whether you’re driving, taking the subway, or discovering the city on foot. From providing maps and guides to giving personalized tutorials on local travel and weekend getaways, we help you get to where you’re going.

  2. Health and Beauty: We know that health and wellness is core to your lifestyle. We help you find the best spots to get your OM on, as well as a list of local physicians, fitness studios, premier gyms and personal trainers. We also advise on recommendations for hair salons, facialists, manicurists, kid salons, acupuncturists and more.

  3. Shopping: We direct you to all the right shops that suit your needs. Whether you seek boutiques or large department stores, we advise on where to patron should you want clothing, home furnishings, toys, electronics, books, and so much more.

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For Your Family

From finding places of worship to scouting out top dining destinations and cultural hot spots, we create the ultimate guide for family activities and weekend getaways.

From finding places of worship to scouting out top dining destinations and cultural hot spots, we create the ultimate guide for family activities and weekend getaways.

  1. Sports and Recreation: We provide a game plan for navigating local area and international sports whether you’re missing England’s Premier League or getting acquainted with American football. Learn how to score event tickets, premium cable sports channels, and information on sports leagues for your little ones.

  2. Restaurants and Food Shopping: We design the ultimate guide to food shopping and cuisine whether you’re home or dining out. We help you discover the top spots for coffee and cocktail sipping, kid-friendly eateries, and date-night dining destinations. Once you’re settled in, we source local farmer’s markets, specialty and corner shops, and top grocery stores. We also provide a list of online delivery services—the ultimate time-saver for busy families.

  3. Cultural Activities and Entertainment: We introduce you to the cultural mecca that is New York City, home to the finest art galleries, museums, theaters, and cultural institutions. We collaborate on a list of the must-visits as well as ideas for weekend family excursions.

  4. Religion and Worship: We share a list of houses of worship based on your family’s preferences and location.


How We Work

Your experience starts with a personal consultation. Ideally, we’d chat in person, however, we can arrange for a video consult if you’re unable to visit New York prior to your move. Our consults center on you—tell us about you and your family, how you spend your time, your partner’s and your schedules, any concerns you may have surrounding your move, and all your preference particulars.

After our chat, we’ll create a personalized portfolio that provides everything you could want, need, and imagine preparing you for, and settling into, your new home.

Once you land, you’ll have the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with our founder, Rachael Bennett , who’s spent over twenty years in New York with ex-pat stints in London and Qatar. She can design an experience based on your priorities. Need help unpacking and sorting your closet? Want a tour of specialty shops or the best spots for cocktail sipping and people-watching? Our consultants are available to address your every need.