Toma Clark Haines is The Antiques Diva® – Chief Executive Diva of The Antiques Diva® & Co European Tours. An American who has lived abroad more than a dozen years, it has been said that Clark Haines is conquering countries faster than Napoleon. Working with a team of locally-based agents, The Antiques Diva® & Co has become Europe’s largest antiques touring company, offering customized antiques buying tours in 8 countries to both tourists (mere shopping mortals) and the trade (antique dealers and interior designers). Her favorite part of her job is stocking client’s stores across the pond and creating new trends in home fashion. When this stylemaker is not on a buying tour Clark Haines is also a freelance travel and design writer, an international public speaker, an interior decorator and social media guru.
She is a champagne connoisseur, a vintage Chanel addict and her hobbies include driving fast cars and gourmet cooking. Traveling extensively for work, she divides her time between her home in Berlin, Germany with her husband and cat and traveling in each of her company’s tour countries – France, England, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Germany, Denmark and Sweden (and coming soon Switzerland and Portugal). Her greatest challenge in life is remembering when she wakes up each morning whether to greet the day with a Buongiorno, Bonjour, Guten Tag or simply Good Day! You can follow her antiquing abroad travels on Facebook at The Antiques Diva® & Co or on Twitter @TheAntiquesDiva.
Her blog was recently voted Top 100 Interior Design blogs by Modenus. Clark Haines has recently been selected to join the panel of Experts for Antiques Are Green. She is a regular contributor to Antique Shops & Designers magazine and her works can be seen often in Homes & Antiques magazine – the official magazine of the Antiques Roadshow.
Specialties: Antiques, Home Decorating, Interior Design, European Travel, European Lifestyle, Wine and Gourmet Dining.