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Here at THE quintessential MAGAZINE we celebrate all that is genuine, traditional and emotive this festive season.  In this our sixth edition we: Embrace the beauty and character of vintage treasures that evoke memories of a time gone by in a discerning and creative way. In our A Christmas Past story – styled by the talent that is Glen Proebstel and shot by leading Australian photographer Sharyn Cairns – the talented duo bring to life a beautiful collection of vintage finds from quintessential duckeggBLUE that will add character and charm to your home during the festive season, with a nod to and appreciation for the past.


Celebrate the art of bread and pastries this holiday season as award-winning French artisan baker Myriam Cordellier of Sydney-based bakery Victoire invites us into her world. Here she talks frankly and openly in what is to be her last interview (ever) about her career that spans more than 30 years. Captured on camera, our team worked the late shift to share with you Myriam’s daily bread.

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Share Stephanie Somebody’s love for the art of gift wrapping through her beautiful and inspirational images. (If only we could all make gifts look this stylish!)

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And finally, ever wondered what’s involved in producing THE quintessential MAGAZINE? Why not check out our interactive feature Keen Eye For The quintessential? You’ll be amazed at what we get up to behind the scenes …

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We hope you enjoy this, our final edition of 2013. From all our contributors, we wish you a safe, peaceful and fun-filled holiday season and look forward to bringing you more stories through our rich visual blend of beautiful photography, interactive features and inspiring videos in our 2014 editions of THE quintessential MAGAZINE.

Our Christmas edition of THE quintessential MAGAZINE goes live on Thursday 14th November.  Be inspired for the festive season with beautiful vintage finds that give character to Christmas home. 


Then celebrate the art of food and table when we meet a traditional French baker and a handmade ceramic designer. 

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We visit the bespoke Sydney printers, The Distillery and discover the process of letterpress printing.  

This edition is beyond inspiring.  Why not subscribe for free today and be the first to receive the magazine direct into your inbox next week.

What’s on your ‘must have’ list this Christmas? 

More time, and new pair of Jimmy’s, a vintage leather chair or simply more time spent with family & friends?

Quintessential Duck Egg Blue Christmas Decorating stylist John Mangila

Instagram us your answer today @quintessential_duckeggBLUE with the hashtag #quinthiddentreasures and the winning picture will be featured in our next edition of THE quintessential MAGAZINE.

Entries close November 12th…..happy snapping!

Quintessential Duck Egg Blue Christmas Decorating stylist John Mangila