Monday, September 14

All the Best Podcast with The Antiques Diva

Over the weekend my husband and I had the privilege of spending time with Toma Haines and her husband (a.k.a The Antiques Diva and The Wine Guy) in their beautiful Berlin apartment. On Saturday Toma sat down with me to record the second All the Best Podcast. She shares her fascinating stories of moving from rural Oklahoma to Europe and staring a business abroad.
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Toma Haines peddling through Europe

The Antiques Diva's home office is a great mix of antiques and modern pieces

We were treated to a seven course dinner prepared by Toma

Hor D'oeuvres included: Herbed Olives with South African Pepperdew; German Caviar with Blini, Crème Fraîche and boiled Quail Eggs; Grilled Crostini with red Tapenade and Bruschetta with Gorgonzola and Sundried Tomatoes

The beautifully laid table was visual feast complete with Toma's own antiques and cutlery

15 comments:

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

The photos are amazing, the meal exquisite, and podcast so enlightning! From teeny town ranch in Oklahoma to Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin! Just goes to show we should always never underestimate the dreams of chidren! (Or else!)

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

I'm not sure if my comment went through! I am repeating thoughts I wrote as best as I can recall. It is a wonderful podcast, wonderful photos on your blog, and what an exquisite meal! From a ranch near teeny town in Oklahoma to Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin! Never underestimate the dreams of little children! ("Or else!") Toma is living her dreams, I will think about this whenever I think of Berlin.

ALL THE BEST said...

I so agree! NEVER underestimate the power of dreams!

mary said...

Just listened to the amazing podcast. What a great interview! Toma came off, not as a DIVA, but as an amazing inspiration to all women....follow your dreams and hang on for the ride. Have a great week.

The Antiques Diva™ said...

Ahh... reading these first few comments from Mary & Tina Steel Lindsey made me teary eyed! They were so sweet!!! And I love what married said about "hanging on the for the ride"... Ronda & I didn't go into this conversation, but if I would have been asked what I miss most about la vie en Oklahoma is riding my horse and feeling the wind in my hair!

Thanks again Ronda for such a wonderful opportunity to be on your blog! You inspire me.

Toma

Anne said...

This is fantastic Ronda. I loved your conversation with Toma!

VictorianCobweb said...

Wonderful Podcast and interview. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to The Antiques Diva and hearing her stories. You both are great inspirations to us all. Great addition to your Blog!
Toma
VictorianCobweb

Ideezine said...

Ronda,

Blogging has come forward in so many ways and adding the podcast is such a wonderful life force addition.

Great interview and looking forward to more. Every aspect of art needs a human touch even if it's a voice at the moment.

Bette

Jane said...

This is a wonderful addition. What beautiful photos!

Jay said...

7 courses! OMG lucky you.

Chichi and Luxe said...

how fantastic! Toma went to so much effort and that is something i truly admire. I'm off to listen to the podcast now!

thank you for sharing

x

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

I really enjoyed this podcast and love Toma's choice of style icons...
any relation to Billy Haines?! Look forward to next pod. Brava!

the paris apartment said...

Looks and sounds like an enchanting time you all had together!
I had the pleasure of meeting Toma in May in Paris. What a sweetheart, she is so genuine and full of passion. A true inspiration. We had a ball running all over town. This was a fabulous interview, and I'm looking forward to more in your series, great work!

Francine Gardner said...

Beautiful images and wonderful tale a life being well spent. I can relate, as my dreams as a young french girl was to explore the world and have my own business...in America. i took a deep breath and did it, I love working in new York, travel to far unexplored places... Your blog is an inspiration and confirmation that we should all try at achieving our dreams.

pve design said...

Ronda-
Wonderful - I love that dreams and detours can inspire each of us to follow our passion and then to share that with an audience of those that might hesitate this, it is like a little pod-cast push.
My husband & I spent virtually every weekend shopping for Antiques and then began our family, we look back with great pride as our collection began.
Love that phrase, "precious and pop" can reign happily side by side. Love to go on an Antique's diva tour...
sketching along the way!
pve