Save the Date for a French Brocante Tour March 2012

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Photo Credit: NY Times Monika Höfler

Dear Diva Readers,

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But don’t just take my word for it, tou/” target=”_blank”>take The New York Times

The Antiques Diva & Co was delighted to get a mention in a recent New York Times Style Magazine in an article titled Pigs & a Blanket covering this delightful Ham and Antiques Fair! 

For March 2012 Tour queries – or for info on any of our antique shopping tours in 6 different countries –  email”>

Bonne Shopping!
The Antiques Diva®

(Seen below with Antiques Diva Paris Guide Kim)

Diva-scovery: San Jacopo Show – Florence, Italy

to 10px; WIDTH: 300px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”” border=”0″ />top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>One night in Florence, while meandering from our hotel to dinner at Cammillo Trattoria, we weaved our way down the Borgo San Jacopo. Every few stores I would stop in my kitten-heeled sandles to peer into the antique and fashion boutique windows while my husband waited patiently accustomed to my frequent stops and starts. But in the light of that fading Italian evening, one shop stood out from the others – San Jacopo Show. Dinner reservations or not, I had serious Diva Business to attend to and discovering an intriguing shop for my readers took priority over a rumbling stomach. My heart rate increased as I oogled the stores contents through the front finestrino and, though the store was about to close, I snuck inside to investigate. Though the store was packed with an odd assortment of modern and quirky items, it was the lampshades that stole the show…. and made this Diva-scovery worth writing home about!

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San Jacopo Show
Borgo San Joacop 66r.
50125 Firenze, Italia

Phone: +39 055 23.96.912

Happy Shopping,

The Antiques Diva™

Another Diva Tip!

to 10px; WIDTH: 320px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 240px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”” border=”0″ />On your next trip to Florence, be sure to make dinner reservations in the heart of the antiques district, just down from the San Jacopo Showroom, at Cammillo Trattoria. I’m still dreaming of my dinner… first course, Pecorino Brulee and Tagliatelle ai Funghi Porcini!

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Firenze, Italia
Phone +39 055 212427

Read a great restro review on this delightful gem from The New York Times!

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