Both Bed & Breakfast Magazine and Chateaux & Castles Quarterly began as quarterly magazines in October 2018. They were sold on newsstands at Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and other independent retailers in the United States. Chateaux & Castles Quarterly expanded to UK newsstands in April 2019 for both the spring and summer issues. Both magazines were sold in Canada for the summer 2019 issue. Digital editions became available in June 2019. As of the fall/winter 2019 issue the magazines transitioned to semi-annuals and will only be available in print by subscription or publisher direct buy only. Digital is available in a downloadable PDF on our website or flip-book style on Issuu.com.
HOW WE BECAME...
Colette Publications was founded as a niche publishing company by Nicolette Johnston in May 2018. The first issues of Bed & Breakfast Magazine and Chateaux & Castles Quarterly were available to subscribers and on newsstands in October 2018.
Johnston received her bachelor's degree in magazine journalism from the University of Oregon. For her senior project in college, she wrote a business plan for a bed and breakfast she one day dreamed to own. She was an active lifestyle blogger at Simply Colette blog from 2009-2013. She served as a copy editor for Belle Inspiration online magazine from 2010-2011. In 2011, she won a press trip sponsored by HomeAway Vacation Rentals to travel to England during the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton. In 2017, she published her first book, "Running Away to Europe" about her travels in Europe. She has traveled internationally many times exploring the castles and gardens of Europe. She shared her travel photography on her blog. Johnston relocated to Nevada in 2012, where she worked in government and served as the Public Information Officer to the Nevada State Treasurer and worked in the Investments division. She also spends her time at the Nevada State Museum (Carson City's Historical Mint).
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