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700 years old Finca

A corner of the kitchen. Lost of things found on flea-markets. English chinaware from Johnson's brothers

Born and raised in Holland, in a town close to Amsterdam, Annemiek soon discovered that the world was much broader than that and left home at the age of 17, with an empty backpack, but with the expectations to fill it up along the journey with good times, experiences and lots of memories.

A little bit later she started as a tourist guide and worked herself up to product manager for the biggest tour operator in Holland, TUI (formerly Holland International and Arke) in charge of Caribbean, later Greece and Sicily and meanwhile exploring, negotiating and initiating new tourist destinations with all successful results. A sidestep was made to the airline industry where working as a sales executive for United Airlines, gave her the much needed experience to survive amongst all other competitors and new insights to unique selling points and to learn to listen to every client and customer to find out their needs.

Her artistic side and her love for music, made her decide to leave the travel industry and she moved on to see if she would make it as a dj in the hard and unknown, very male orientated and dominating scene. Teaming up with another girl dj, proved to be very prosperous from the beginning. Both were eager to also show and work with the marketing side of the job, being seen as a very hot and new product to sell, meanwhile enjoying what they like to do most; playing music in front of an audience. It was very rewarding from the beginning and immediate international success followed for many years after.

In 2003, Annemiek made a permanent move to Spain. 4 years she was guiding the musical direction of a new club, called CDLC Barcelona, (Carpe Diem). From the day of opening it was the new hottest spot and after 4 years of being the resident she took on a new challenge. This time she packed her bags for Ibiza and became the personal DJ of her friend and famous singer Rebeka Brown. Together they saw the world, always traveling in style as true rock stars, welcomed by thousands of people at big clubs and festivals as main act. A new creative brainchild was born between them and completed the cycle with their own produced show, called Discodramah, which had their residency in Amnesia, Ibiza and was sold out every time. For a while they took the whole show which now had 25 crew members, all around the globe. Production was also done by Annnemiek and another successful story added to her c.v.

Now after all her experiences and contacts, she truly is an asset for all cultural creatives coming to the island in search of that perfect picture. Besides her mountain top finca of 700 years old, where she resides and host her guests, she is seen to be as an Ibiza bohemian on many levels. Recently she openend a shop in San Jose, called Can Verd, un poc de tot (a little bit of everything). Here she sells besides her own art also antique and restyled furniture, vintage and very exclusive homedecorations. She recycles any old piece of furniture that you might have into a new object and also does designs on request. Restyler, painter, decorator and artist are all names to describe her and her passion nowadays in life.

The painting of the tiger above the doors will protect according to the feng shui doctrine. Annemiek with her 2 dogs. The kitchen was first brown but she changed it into this warm green colour.
left The painting of the tiger above the doors will protect according to the feng shui doctrine. Annemiek with her 2 dogs.
right The kitchen was first brown but she changed it into this warm green colour.
Small statues from the Ivory Coast given by her sister. Small stairs leading to one of the guest rooms. The tiles were already in the house.
left Small statues from the Ivory Coast given by her sister.
right Small stairs leading to one of the guest rooms. The tiles were already in the house.

Images: Jansje Klazinga and Emmy van Dantzig via Taverne Agency

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