Modenus Talks & Blog Tour Reunion at Art Basel in Miami

Dear Diva Readers,

Modenus Talks & Blog Tour Reunion at Art Basel in Miami

top: 5px; float: left; color: white; background: #781300; border: 1px solid darkkhaki; font-size: 60px; line-height: 50px; padding-top: 1px; padding-right: 5px; font-family: times;”>O ne thing I love about my job is that it is NEVER boring. While our main focus at The Antiques Diva & Co is custom planning antique buying tours in Europe for our clients, my Diva Guides and I also stay on top of what’s happening in the design world in general. I’ve been privileged enough to have many great friends in the design industry, but perhaps—no, definitely— some of the most fun people I’ve met have been through Modenus-Blog Tour! I’ve been a blogger on Blog Tour NYC and Blog Tour New Orleans and I’ve also been a sponsor of Blog Tour Milan and in Veronika Miller’s newly formed Design Hounds London, an evolution of BlogTour!! I’m so excited to be heading to Miami in December for Blog Tour reunion and Modenus Talks Miami ! In fact, yours truly will be giving a talk on December 2, 2015.

As lovers of all things design, the Modenus ladies have planned their fabulous agenda in conjunction with Art Basel and Design Miami, so it is sure to be a fun and informative few days! Modenus will be bringing together a wonderful group of speakers as well as hosting two events for design professionals and social media influencers.

The schedule begins with opening night cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove on December 1. The following day, Modenus Talks takes center stage at the Ritz. With topics focussing on licensing opportunities to styling photo shoots, to how to sketch, it’s sure to be a full and fun day! I’ll be speaking about the antique and vintage styles of Europe and how to avoid pitfalls when buying abroad. That evening, we’ll all board The Venetian Lady for a fabulous dinner cruise hosted by Mr. Steam and Modenus.

For a full look at the schedule, including special art & design events during Art Basel, visit the tour-reunion-at-art-basel-miami” target=”_blank”>Modenus website here There you can find out how to join us and even get a good rate on a room at the Ritz! I hope to see you in Miami!

Artfully yours,

The Antiques Diva®

She’s Blogging Now…

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top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>I’ve got exciting news for you! My friend La Reine, who has made numerous guest blogging appearances on The Antiques Diva site, is blogging now in her new shopping blog “She’s Shopping Now”.

to 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”” border=”0″ />She’s Shopping Now is written by a woman just like you – she’s a wife, a mom, a sister, an aunt, a daughter and a BFF…which means she has lots of stuff to buy which means she’s always shopping for gifts, groceries, clothes, furniture, book and STUFF in general. It just so happens my friend La Reine moves more than any person I know – Chicago, New York, Paris, Miami. She even did time in Syracuse and St. Louis and has moved 6 times in the last 5 years which means she has to do creative shopping since she’s often shopping for people who live thousands of miles away from where she is. Plus, she travels a lot, so her passport and wheelie are always ready to go, and when she travels, she shops! And while La Reine does do her fair share of shopping for herself, she is a GREAT gift giver (I’m lucky to say I’m often on the receiving end!) and she’ll give you more shopping ideas than you ever knew possible!

Some sinister marketing geek installed cookies on La Reine’s pc to track what she purchases online but no cookies can track all La Reine’s purchase when she walks the streets, trolls the internet, skims the magazines and newspapers, watches commercials and checks out the billboards. That is except you! You, dear Diva Readers, can watch La Reine’s every purchase in her new private shopping blog — She’s Shopping Now!

Bonne Shopping!

The Antiques Diva™
(seen right with La Reine book-ending friends The English Rose & Lady Lotus while shopping Worth Avenue in Palm Beach!)