All in a Day’s Work – A Date With Bono

to9j_CI/AAAAAAAADXw/AF4LDBuUTJA/s1600-h/091.JPG”>top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>This morning I woke bleary-eyed. If I were in full confessional mode I might reveal that perhaps I had too much St Emillion with dinner last night, but as I’m a diva and a diva never reveals these details – especially when guests are staying chez elle – I slugged an extra shot of espresso and headed out the door, ready to the take on the day, diva style! Fashion Stylist Kelli Djulus of A Rendez-Vous-With-Style & I were doing a Diva Tour of the Berliner Trödelmarkt. The itinerary was set: breakfast from the Bäckerei, the afternoon spent hard-core antiquing on the Straße des 17 Juni with a quick bite of Bratwurst, followed by a relaxing and indulgent High Tea at Berlin’s best hotel, The Adlon.

Everything went according to plan. Kelli had fantastic success on the tour, scoring a gorgeous pewter and etched glass Art Nouveau decanter, a Christkindl German Christmas plate, a vintage Burberry coat, 2 crystal caviar containers, 2 French Art Deco chrome canisters (one for sugar and the other for chicory plus a date made for later in the week for a private viewing with the dealer), 2 original hand-crafted necklaces and a pair of earrings. All in all, not bad for a day’s work. I guess we could say that Kelli “did find what she was looking for.”

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Just another day’s work in The Life of The Antiques Diva™.

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Author: Toma Clark Haines

Toma Clark Haines is a Global Tastemaker, Speaker, Writer & Entrepreneur; and founder and CEO The Antiques Diva® & Co, Europe, Asia and America's largest Antiques Sourcing & Touring Company.

  • Victorian Cobweb,
    Indeed we're having a ball!! And you don't know the half of it – a day after seeing Bono we popped into Queen Rania of Jordan and her entourage! It's been a divalicious week!

  • BritGal,
    Truly it was a fab day, that no amount of planning could have ever coordinated!!! And we were sooo UP CLOSE and Personal with Bono, but alas, I must confess he didn't even make eye contact with us! He chose a little girl nearby to give his attention!

  • OMG, I'd have been elbowing everyone aside for a photo op!!!! Sorry the crowds weren't for you girls, but I love how you told the story!

  • Kalyn,
    I've still not seen him in concert, but I'm walking around the house humming, "I still haven't found what I'm looking for…" He's in Berlin for concert now… hmm, wonder if I can still get tickets?

  • Amazing!! I can't believe how close you got to him! I saw him in concert once in New York – what an outstanding show.

  • Back in the day, a friend worked for his label in NYC & garnered myslef an invite to a cocktail thing for him, whilst I was visiting. A true highlight of my life when she intro'd me to him as a poet & when she mentioned I had lived in Africa for 4 years that was it!! We chatted intently for a while, me the girl of the world & Bono discussing African affairs & the need to educate for change. I swear as I have no idea how I kept forming sentences but it was memorable!!!