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THE SMART WORKFORCE

Emma Oliver explores the idea of a Nanny Share as a flexible and therefore smart solution for women returning to work after maternity leave When it came to making a decision about returning to work after having a baby, I put it off as long as possible. But facing the end of maternity leave meant facing my options. And sadly, the maths did not add up. More often than not, women cannot afford to go back to the workpl

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Private Island Valentine Getaways

Attention, Romantics! Whilst Valentine’s Day may well be just around the corner, it`s not too late to surprise the one you love with an unforgettable private island break. From indulgent Indian Ocean escapes to cosy American hideaways, VLADI PRIVATE ISLANDS can offer some of the most romantic island love nests available to rent in 2017 ISOLA SANTA CRISTINA, Venice, Italy What could be more romantic than a privat

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Preparing For The Arrival Of Twins

When you are pregnant with twins, there is a great deal to prepare for before your babies arrive as once they do, you are certainly going to have your hands full! Our useful checklist will help you to get organised and ready for this exciting arrival… Childbirth Classes For Multiples Twins are frequently born slightly earlier than singleton babies so it is important to attend a suitable childbirth class early

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BEARDS, BOILED EGGS AND BAGELS: Brit kids reveal their weird childhood fears

  Mine was definitely the dark. Ghosts scared me. Many a night I went to sleep under the covers. Seems I’m not alone. Around seven in 10 mums and dads have said they also had a fear as a child. According to new research, spiders, dogs and the dark are among British children’s biggest fears – while beards, boiled eggs and bagels are among the most peculiar. Who knew? Other common phobias in the top 40 in

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Made in Britain

Beautiful Luxury Maternity Wear offering premium British elegance to pregnant women As a private staff company, Eden recognises that many of our clients come to us to find maternity nurses and nannies and that naturally many of them are expecting a baby. For this reason, we wanted to work alongside British tailor Tiffany Rose, a successful luxury maternity brand offering premium British elegance to women with bumps

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Winter Gardening Tips

Just because its wintertime and the ground is hard and frequently frozen, it doesn’t mean that the garden should be neglected. Now is the time to be preparing so that by the time spring arrives, your garden will already be looking beautiful. While nature is causing your garden to sleep, take the time to sort out any ‘niggles’. Put a curve in a straight border, paint the bench that has been sitting in the corn

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Tips For Settling Your Newborn Baby

Once the rush of your new arrival has subsided, being a new parent can be exhausting, especially when it comes to getting enough sleep and ensuring that your little one is developing healthy sleeping patterns. Here are some great tips to get you and your baby off to a good start when it comes to catching those all important Zzz’s Developing Healthy Sleeping Habits Your newborn baby does not have a circadian rhyth

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THE EDEN INTERVIEW – Maternity Nurse

Would you, could you, should you… be a Maternity Nurse? One of the greatest aspects of writing for Eden is finding out about how some of the private staff we have placed are getting on. Here we speak to Anja Maleska about her role as a maternity nurse. We began by asking… How did you end up in this particular line of work? I worked as a nanny for years and I began by helping out one family that I was employed

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Coping With Fussy Eaters

If your child is a fussy eater, meal times can become a daily battle of wills that leave both you and your child feeling stressed and anxious. While it may seem that the only choice is to succumb to your child’s picky tendencies, this is certainly not the case – this is a problem that is worth working through, so don’t give up! Try these simple tips and see if you can gradually shift your child’s th

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7 Cleaning Hacks That Will Save You Time & Energy

Keeping our houses and belongings clean and ship shape is often such a time consuming process, and this can make it tempting to avoid many of the more intensive cleaning tasks around the home that need addressing periodically. With this in mind, we have collated a list of our favourite cleaning hacks that will enable you to get the job done in minimal time with minimal elbow grease! #01 Remove Pet Hair From Your Ca

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Wedding Day Security

Flowers – check. Table Settings – check. Guest List, Venue, Chauffeur – check. Security – ??? I would be surprised to find security at the top of any wedding planner’s list, as they sit down to map out the happy couple’s big day. Neither should it be. There’s the music, food, ceremony and honeymoon to arrange. All the arrangements that are more usual features to finalise. Perhaps, however, I can m

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Improve your quality of life with Personal Training

Happy New Year!!! Now, it is that time of the year where you will probably be making all sorts of promises to yourself. One, two or maybe a whole host of New Year’s resolutions. You may have a specific goal, you may have signed up to a challenge or you may just want to improve your lifestyle. Matt Jaggart has an MSc in strength and conditioning. He has been a personal trainer and strength & conditioning advis

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Antique Trends for 2017

Is vintage still hot, what are the smaller antiques to be buying and what makes the biggest statement in a home? Emma  Oliver has been talking to author and BBC Antiques Roadshow expert, Mark Hill. If 2016 was an annus horriblis for most people and, arguably, the world, what does 2017 hold? The only certainty is uncertainty – with Brexit, Trump, Russia, China, shaky global finances, and how they makes the lion

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HOW DO I KEEP MY NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS?

We all know that resolutions can be incredibly hard to maintain, so here are ten tips to help keep the momentum of any New Year’s resolutions going. 1) 21 is the magic number! According to Psychologists, if you achieve something 21 times, then it becomes a deeper set habit and you are much more likely to stick to it. Whether that is 21 days without a cigarette, 21 visits to the gym or 21 days on your new diet. M

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Host A New Years Eve Party To Remember!

New Years Eve has to be one of the most exciting nights of the year, and what better way to see in the New Year than to surround yourself with your favourite people for a great party! Planning a party for such an important date in the social calendar is an exciting, albeit a little daunting experience. Below we have compiled a shortlist of our favourite ideas for hosting a New Years Eve party that will be recalled

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A WOMAN’S TOUCH

When it comes to organising your domestic and professional responsibilities, lots of you are asking for female butlers… Eden examines why? When it comes to employing butlers, women are in high demand. At Eden, over the course of 2016, 50% of our requests for butlers were in fact enquiries about hiring females.  Working in the private staff industry, this comes as no surprise whatsoever. For starters, the role of

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Mayfair lady

Emma Oliver heads across town to taste the wares of the newly launched Low Tea at The Luggage Room – notably one of Mayfair’s best-kept secrets… Imagine you’ve seen the latest exhibition at the Royal Academy and just shopped Bond Street. Now you’re ready for something to eat, but have a dinner booking later. What could possibly fill the gap? That’s where one of Mayfair’s favourite hideaways, The L

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THE EDEN INTERVIEW

Would you, could you, should you… be an Executive Assistant? One of the greatest aspects of writing for Eden is finding out about how some of the private staff we have placed are getting on. Here we speak to Rebecca Landsdown about her role as Executive and Personal Assistant. We began by asking… How did you end up in this particular line of work? My first exposure to being an Executive Assistant/Personal Assi

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The Secret To A Happier, Healthier New Year

At this time of year with the New Year just around the corner, many of us are already deep in thought, evaluating the changes we would like to implement for a happier and healthier New Year. New Year’s resolutions give us the perfect opportunity to set future goals and make key changes to our lifestyle to help us to achieve them. So if you are keen to change your life for the better and take action – now is the

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Private Yacht Security

Your floating asset is a soft target exposing you and your family to a myriad of unknown threats including kidnapping for ransom, theft, hijacking, murder, vandalism, and unrecognised surveillance. As criminal actors come to understand that private yachts and their crew are much easier targets for attack, it is clear that they pose a great threat now more than ever due to far grander payouts and rewards. Private ya

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