Price: Starting at $65,000
The chance to spend 5 days with an insider making pulse-quickening discoveries of antiques from black-book resources in Thailand doesn’t come along every day, so you will want to choose your travel companion wisely. Antiques expert Toma Clark Haines—founder of the Antiques Diva & Co.—is offering Robb Report readers a custom tour for two throughout Bangkok and Chiang Mai to visit a curated selection of appointment-only design shops, hidden antiques dealers, and high-end purveyors.
Aesthetes will find that objects, with their fascinating living histories, make for a beautiful cultural immersion. The gift recipient and guest will receive a tailored itinerary with Clark Haines as their guide (an exclusive opportunity for this gift). One highlight is a boat ride to a private château, an elegant colonial structure owned by an aristocratic lifelong collector in Thonburi, who will open her home to readers and invite them to purchase her artifacts and furnishings. A five-course dinner will follow.
Clark Haines’s vetted network of dealers, specialists, translators, and shipping agents will be available to the recipient of this package, which also includes help negotiating prices. A few special extras—a cooking class at the Blue Elephant in Bangkok, a private tour of the Jim Thompson House, and an elephant safari—are also on offer.
The Antiques Diva & Co., 347.674.6958.
Terms and conditions
Airfare and hotel are not included.