New International Stockists On Board!

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  We are thrilled to announce that Andrea Stagg, 73 victoria road, auckland 0624, New Zealand and Angela MacLeod, 7128 Benwaldun Rd, Lantzville British Columbia V0R 2H0, Canada are two of our most recent International Stockists for Issue No 2 of Evoke Magazine. Please purchase the new Issue No 2 just released! We think you will love it!   

Evoke Magazine invites you to order your copy of Issue No. 2

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Dear Friends, Evoke Magazine’s website is now live and ready to accept orders for the long awaited Issue No. 2. We hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed creating it for you! Learn about Wendy Owen Design’s home that recreates the stone buildings of the south of France. Travel with us to the Netherlands, France and Round Top, Texas. Find out what it’s like to attend Anna Corba’s Paris in Sonoma workshop. Travel …

Issue No. 1 is Here!

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It was truly amazing seeing our magazine printed and working with the expert pressmen at our printing house. And now, actually holding it in our hands is a thrill. We are offering Evoke Magazine in two ways, one in print and the other a digital edition. I am particularly fond of the printed version because we spent so much time getting the look and feel just right. The pages inside have a gorgeous matte finish and the cover …

Start the Presses!

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What a journey this has been! Now that we are nearing the launch of Issue 1 of Evoke Magazine, after the deadlines and travel, editing and sorting through hundreds of photos, we can take a breath and look back on this year with great fondness and pride. We did it! Our baby is at the printers and we are just days away from having it in our eagerly-waiting hands. It has been the best thing and most fun …

Au Chocolat

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It is not a huge leap when you think of France to also think of chocolate. We felt we had to have some quintessential French chocolate recipes for this first issue of our magazine. We want to thank Sarah Anderson for supplying one of her pastry chefs. Ben Howley, and her demo kitchen at Ramekins Culinary School to make these yummy deserts. It was with some trepidation that I decided that I, a non cook, should try …

A L’Ancienne

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I was in Whole Foods one day buying my special English tea when I met this wonderful young and helpful Frenchman. We got to talking, so I asked him where he was from and told him that we just got back from France ourselves. Also, I told him a bit about the magazine and it’s theme for Issue 1 of Vintage with a French Accent. He said that I had to meet his friend Pascal who’s family have …

Soben

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I met Ben Soret the owner of Soben through Facebook and loved what she was doing with recycled army, navy and air force surplus canvas and leather. She uses it all for her creations, right down to the badges, stripes and buckles. She dyes the fabric and leather and comes up with the most amazing and beautiful bags – many with interesting inscriptions. I have one in black that she custom made for me. It goes with me everywhere and is …

Rabbit Hill

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Cat and Alain Bude live in a darling house – really a petit chateau in Normandy. It wasn’t until I visited them in France to do some shopping with Cat (for my store at the time) that I realized that she used to live on the same island (Bainbridge Island) that I did. Cat was the first person I contacted when we decided to publish a magazine. Our theme, Vintage with a French Accent, just would not have been …

The Graceful Château Dumas

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One thing that sprung to my mind as we made our way along the single lane road up to Chateau Dumas was – I want to live here! The sky was full of the leftover storm and the scene was dramatic. There it was in all its glory, with the sun poking out from the clouds. A soft yellowy pink against a turbulent sky, the chateau is perched at the top of a hill with 360 …

The Magnificent Château de Gudanes

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We just got back to Toulouse from Chateau de Gudanes. What an experience it was! When we arrived, we had a bit of trouble finding the site, but then I caught a glimpse of it through the trees and we just followed our noses up the mountainside. The scene was epic… we could hardly believe we were there at last. It was as beautiful as the photos I had seen during the year or so that …

Next Stop, Château de Gudanes

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I have been watching the posts from the Château for about a year now and we will be meeting with the owners, Craig and Karina Waters next Monday. Be prepared to be amazed! Château de Gudanes, an abandoned, ruined château situated in a deep valley in the French Pyrenees is the dream of this industrious Australian family, now well into the building’s restoration. They are giving back the love and care it deserves and unraveling the …

Eloquence – Yes, Indeed!

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Hectic LA, the traffic is horrendous, no one signals. So we carefully weaved our way to visit the warehouse and showroom of Eloquence. We feel a little lost but finally we arrive. The building is graphite gray and we notice one of the warehouse rolling doors is up. Revealed are rows and stacks of antique French doors and windows. My heart races… The owners, Kim and Amelia Redmond and their marvelous assistant Megan, welcome us warmly. As …

Visit to Chateau Sonoma

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This week I visited with Sarah Anderson, the unflagging and very talented taste maven and entrepreneur behind Chateau Sonoma, Ramekins Inn and Culinary School, and the General’s Daughter – an historic event venue in Sonoma. She also takes lucky people to a Chateau in France to partake in culinary classes and shopping excursions. As we sat and talked about her store, which by our publication date will have moved to it’s new location at The Cornerstone …

Atelier de Campagne

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We visited Atelier de Campagne last week, which is located just a couple of hours south of us near Santa Cruz. I haven’t been there for a while but always follow “the boys” as they are endearingly called on Facebook. The two partners, Trinidad Castro and Johan de Meulenaere, have been importing European vintage treasures for 18 years. The third “boy” is a good and loyal friend and sidekick, Martin Olvera, who has a day job …

The Journey Begins

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Before we decided to publish a magazine, I was a decorator and photographer. I still am of course, but now my work is taking an exciting new path with the upcoming launch of Evoke Magazine. Recently I owned a very lovely vintage store called Vintage Home and Garden on Bainbridge Island, Washington. However, I’m a bit like the person who loves great food and decides to open a restaurant, only to discover that running a business is …