Flor Kapitzky is one of the lucky few who truly enjoy their jobs. “I’m a luxury concierge,” she says, “and it’s my job to take all of the stress and hassle out of vacations so that my clients can relax, get away from the pressures they’re under, and not worry at all while they are traveling.” Through her business The Time Fairy, Flor spends her days helping celebrities, millionaires, and entrepreneurs go on vacations that are customized to their needs and preferences from start to finish, and she’s developed an excellent reputation in the industry as being someone who is flexible, knowledgeable, and extremely organized.
That reputation has evolved because of Flor’s dedication to making her clients’ vacations be 100% free of worries. “It’s so strange, isn’t it, that a time that is supposed to be rejuvenating is actually stressful,” she says. “That’s why I do everything for my clients. It doesn’t matter whether you want to rent a sports car to drive around Europe, fly on a private jet, or charter a yacht in the Caribbean, I take care of all of that. All my clients have to do is pack their bags and go. They know that as the trip progresses, I am behind them 100%, ready to do anything for them.”
Flor is a very positive person, and after going to law school and working as a model, she turned to the luxury travel industry because it seemed like the perfect chance to use her career to make people happy. “That’s really what I do,” she says. “I pour all of my energy into creating trips that will give my clients a lifetime of memories. All they have to do is call me, and I take care of everything.”
Each trip is customized to the clients’ personalities, desires, and interests. “I get to know them very well,” Flor says. “I find out what they’re interested in, where they’ve already been, what their dreams are. Based on what my clients tell me, I come up with a destination that will be everything they want to experience. This is actually one of the most fun parts and what really cements the relationship between me and my clients. They are always surprised at how well I can pick a destination, and they trust me even more.”
Flor then really gets to work. She meticulously plans out itineraries, focusing on all the little details that make good trips sensational. “I’m the one you rely on to get those tickets to a concert that no one else can find,” she says. “If you want a private house on a beach in Tahiti, I can reserve that, too. I use the connections I’ve got around the world to create a trip no other luxury concierge can provide.”
The itineraries are not set in stone, however. One reason Flor is so appreciated by her clients is because of how flexible she is. “If you wake up one morning and suddenly don’t feel like touring Paris’ museums and instead want to do something completely different, I’ll set it up for you,” Flor says. “You always have the freedom to change your mind when the mood suits you.” At the end of the trip, when her clients return, Flor loves to hear about the wonderful time they had.
Flor has attained a high level of success with The Time Fairy, and she likes to use it to give back to others. “I love supporting two children in Africa through Child Fund,” she says. “It reminds me that no matter how far I get in my career, it’s important to use it to help those who need it.”
She also likes to support other entrepreneurs who are just starting out. “I know from my own life that the road new business owners are on is not easy. I tell them what I told myself so often in the beginning: never give up on your dreams. The Time Fairy may be successful now, but it was a little rough in the beginning just like it is with any new company. I kept at it, I did not give up, and I am now a premier luxury concierge.”
Flor is happy about the impact she is making on other people through The Time Fairy. “My clients lead incredibly stressful lives,” she says. “They just want some time off to rejuvenate and get away from that pressure. Going on a trip that is completely planned for them, from start to finish, results in the peace and relaxation they’ve been needing for a long time.”