At last! An online one-stop-shop for all those home services and great gifts has arrived …

Press Release Issued  :  October 2019

Making connections and finding services have perhaps, never been easier. But searching the Internet and the emergence of Apps for just about everything does not guarantee a confidence inspiring and seamless experience, and quite often the outcomes can be extremely disappointing.  But what if you could gain access to a fully vetted and amazing range of services and professionals to help with your busy daily life?  Michelle de Biolley is one of London’s most connected and fashionable hostesses, and has a little Black Book that is bursting with the numbers of the capital’s most talented decorators and very best florists, chefs, party designers, fine artists, landscape designers and much, much more…

It all began as an exchange of great contacts and home services between Michelle’s close circle of friends and has now grown into a fully-fledged website and one-stop-shop for all manner of solutions: This is where you will find more than two hundred services, gifts and products across a wide range of categories including Home Maintenance, Garden and Landscape Design, Home Decoration, Home Management, Entertaining and Health & Beauty.   Additional services include access to educational advisors, cultural and travel specialists, personal trainers and one-of-a-kind gifts.

Michelle has a background in Executive Search in the corporate world but had always planned to become involved in something more creative and artistically dynamic, and where her passion for interior design and style could be fully utilised. Thus the Almost Essential website was launched quietly in 2013 and Michelle hasn’t looked back.  Organic growth is at the heart of the business where time to evaluate and develop its services and product offer is important.

Michelle comments:
“I have come to realise over the years that the only recommendations that count are those from friends and I have combined this with my own in-depth research to create what I believe to be a robust, reliable platform.”

“The Internet is a great source for ideas but when something goes wrong, you’re on your own.” “>We not only find and vet people, but we are there to put things right when they go wrong too she says. “We answer the phone!”

Whether you are seeking to find a housekeeper, are looking to give your home a new interior design finish, need help putting together a dinner party or something simpler like finding a reliable window cleaner or repairing that much-loved crystal glass.  You can be sure that you will find these solutions and more with a service provider and gift selection recommended by Almost Essential.  This clever online resource ensures an unparalleled level of service and is overseen by Michelle, which is quite rare in the digital age.