Meet Mariska Meijers, Our New Amsterdam Antiques Diva Guide

Amsterdam Antiques Diva Guide, Mariska Meijers

I’m delighted to introduce our new Amsterdam Antiques Diva Guide, Mariska Meijers. Mariska is not just a Diva Guide but a Dutch icon in her own right. She’s a fellow #GirlBoss and when I’m having a bad day she’s the one I call to say “Shoot Me Now”. Then – of course –  she convinces me not to jump from that ledge! For those of you who are following me on my journey as I launch a new brand – the TCH Collection – Lush Decadence Couture Jewelry line –  Mariska will also be our Amsterdam distributor for the collection. And will be participating in our TCH Collection pop-up shop in Paris this Jan 17 – March 18, 2018, at Galerie Vauclair. She’ll not only provide one of her signature custom-made kimonos for me to wear to the Vernissage January 19, but she’ll also have a special edition Diva Line of pillows for sale! What makes them Diva? Accessories of course? Anyone who knows me, knows I have a penchant for feathers, furs, glitter and more… and Mariska captures that personality in pillow form! 

Diva Line pillows by Mariska Meijers
Diva Line Pillows by Mariska Meijers, available at the TCH Collection Pop-Up Shop

Amsterdam Antiques Diva Guide, Mariska Meijers Mariska Meijers is a Dutch artist and designer, renowned for her signature vibrant colors and bold patterns. Based in Amsterdam, Mariska moved back home to Holland 15 years ago, after having lived and worked across Europe and Asia. She is an avid traveler and collector – and both inform her eye. She loves to share her hometown with visitors and introduce them to her local sources and contacts. She has grown her art and design studio into a global lifestyle brand sold through luxury department stores and small boutiques in over 30 countries. Her store/design studio in the historic city centre of Amsterdam is a hidden gem, located in the basement of a 17th century canal house on Keizersgracht 158 is filled with her own collections and art combined with original finds from all over the world, including art, antiques, vintage, lighting, jewelry and much more.

Mariska’s work has been featured in traditional and online media, including VOGUE.COM, The World of Interiors, Architectural Digest, Homes & Gardens, House & Garden, Marie Claire Maison, Domino, ELLE Decoration, ELLE DECOR, Living and others.

Mariska’s Amsterdam 

My 3 favourite vintage and antique stores in Amsterdam: 
  • Noordermarkt: an outdoor market only on Saturday and Monday.
  • Gezusters Stoop Lampshade Workshop: I have a strong love for vintage and antique lighting. This tiny store and shade atelier has a great selection and if they don’t have it, the owner Carin will source it for you. They can also build a lamp from any object you bring in and custom make a shade for it.
My favourite restaurant:
Toscanini: brilliant authentic Italian food – but you have to book weeks in advance.

 

My favourite thing to do on a Saturday afternoon in A’dam:

In summer, picnic on a boat touring the canals – but not on one of the large touristy ones. Rent a small one with a skipper. https://www.rentaboatamsterdam.com

In winter, Rijkmuseum as it is absolutely beautiful and inspiring. Cut the lines by booking online. Alternatively, visit either Cromhout Huis (styled by the talented people of  Wunderkammer Webshop) or Willet-Holthuysen Museum, both beautifully preserved 17th centre canal houses.
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I personally invite you to book an Antiques Diva Amsterdam tour with Mariska and discover her Amsterdam for yourself!

Vaarwel,
Toma Clark Haines – 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.

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