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Save the Date Berlin: The Art of Entertaining

Dear Diva Readers,

When I learned that CHEFinBERLIN was offering an “Art of Entertaining Workshop” I knew you needed to know about it!

THE ART OF ENTERTAINING

27 September @ 13:00

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►Cost: 20 €

Please email to:CHEFinBERLIN@me.com”>CHEFinBERLIN@me.com for registration details and address.

Sign up for more CHEFinBERLIN Classes! Stay tuned for details on Cooking Classes Chez Antiques Diva with CHEFinBERLIN!

Ciao for now!

The Antiques Diva

The Better To See You With, My Dear…

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top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>Katia, my hair colorist – the woman who is credited with hiding every last inch of gray hair on my head – has recently started wearing these great funky glasses into “ la laboratory” (aka, the Aveda salon on Berlin’s famed Ku’damm.) She looks down-right adorable in her over-sized, slightly quirky spectacles and when I asked where she got her new frames, she responded,
“They are vintage… don’t you just love them? I figured if I had to wear glasses, I might as well wear frames with personality!”

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Next time you’re at a flea market and see a basket blooming with frames why don’t you take a gander and see if you can find a pair that you could bring your ophthalmologist to fit with new lenses!? And by the way, doing so might just save you a bundle – most of the frames in this pot were marked around 2 – 5 Euro!

If you want to save money & create your own one-of-kind style, going vintage is the way to go! Of course – I think my husband, The Wine Guy, and I are taking the “vintage spectacle thing” a tad too far….

Seeing is believing,

The Antiques Diva™

P.S. Stay tuned to “The Better To See You With, Part Deux” later this week….

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