Category Archives: Antiques

The Antiques Diva Does Italia!

We’re speaking Italian on this Travel Tuesday with some exciting news. Our ONLY choice for European lifestyle tours, The Antiques Diva, is expanding to, you guessed it, Italia; and Toma is already working her magic on the romantic language by … Continue reading

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Of the Paris Persuasion

Was it just two weeks ago I was flitting around Paris with Toma Clark Haines, The Antiques Diva? Uh-huh, and what a blast we had combing the Marche aux Puces and sifting through floor-upon-floor of goodies at Bazaar Hotel de … Continue reading

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Ardor in the Court!

The French Court was already moving toward excess long before the opulence reached its peak with the overindulgences of Queen Marie Antoinette, who had the perfect predecessor in Madame de Pompadour, the famed mistress of Louis XV from 1745 until … Continue reading

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Oldies and Goodies: Side by Side

I happened into Olde Good Things today to see what’s in store because there always seems to be something new to see in this shop that sells antiques and “altered antiques.” If you’re a fan of patina, you’ll get a … Continue reading

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Channeling Your Inner Diva

When The Antiques Diva tells you that she will have you shopping until you drop, you had better believe her! Accessories goddess Patty Otis Abel and I spent a day in Paris with the daring Toma Clark Haines, the Diva … Continue reading

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Of All the Stars in the Parisian Sky!

Would you call me crazy if I told you I turned down luxurious rooms at the George V, Le Meurice and the Hôtel Plaza Athénée during my recent trip to Paris? Would you ask, “What in the world got into … Continue reading

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