Top requests to concierge services

Perhaps its a sign that the recovery is under way, or a confirmation that the super rich will pay to have their every whim catered for, but concierge services claim to be on the up.

These are companies who pledge to arrange anything for you, at anytime, anywhere in the world - for a price.

Membership of one of these services can cost around £150 a month. But if you cannot live without your very own "personal lifestyle manager", expect to pay nearer £300 a month.

Here are some examples of the requests received by lifestyle helpers Ten Group. They have just done their millionth job.

Top requests (prices in addition to concierge service membership fee)

Source: Ten Lifestyle Concierge

chess pieces

Chess match with a grand master

£600

Chelsea's Lampard and Drogba

Two signed Chelsea shirts

£80 for the shirts, then a "lifestyle manager" tracked down the Chelsea team and got the shirts signed

Hot chocolate

Hand-delivered hot chocolate to a sick girlfriend

£15.35

Elephants

Hire of an elephant for a wedding

£10,000

Carson Kressly from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

Afternoon shopping trip with a top US TV stylist

$8,000 (£5,130)

Partygoer

A drum and bass party at a stately home complete with helicopter transfers and a casino

£25,000

blue diamond

A rare one-carat blue diamond

$75,000 (£48,000)

cup of tea

Tea and toast on the other side of the world when a British guy arranged a surprise breakfast and flowers to be delivered to his girlfriend in Australia

£105

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