Evelyne Vivies

Monet’s Wine Bistro: A Small but Magical Bistro in Exeter

by Evelyne Vivies

Monet's Cafe, the small but magical bistro-style restaurant of Exeter, offers refinement, culture, and art inspired by the greatest European cities. Its proprietor, sweet-natured Jen Davis, has the eye of an artist, the managerial grace of a symphony conductor, and the humility to realize how blessed she is. It's no wonder we love to go there again and again.

The Center for Integrated Medicine

by Evelyne Vivies

Dr. Kwong has two doctorates: one in western medicine and the other in Chinese medicine. Patients of her clinic, The Center for Integrated Medicine, get the best of both worlds, Eastern and Western medicine. She started the clinic in 1994, but Dr. Kwong's expertise goes back three generations to Hong Kong where her great-uncle practiced Chinese medicine and healing herbs.

Save The Enchanted Playhouse

by Evelyne Vivies

Some not-so-enchanting changes are on the horizon for The Enchanted Playhouse Theater Company, a charming little theater company that has been bringing family-friendly live theatre to Visalia from its location inside the Main Street Theater since the '90s.

Step Inside of History At The Tulare Historical Museum

by Evelyne Vivies

Whether you’re a history buff or you just enjoy exploring pieces of our past, visiting a local museum is an educational and interesting experience. One such museum, the Tulare Historical Museum, is the perfect place to learn more about Tulare, a small town located in the heart of the Central Valley, which holds a special place in our valley’s history.

Journalists: Fake News or Guardians of Democracy? A seasoned journalist in Visalia answers the question

by Evelyne Vivies

When I decided to write an article about the man that inspired me to become a writer, little did I know how much hand wringing I’d be doing in front of my keyboard. As I sat, wondering how to do him justice, I also wondered how I could possibly leave the politics out of it. Given the man, given the times. This was no easy feat for me, a novice, but frank speaking writer.

Tales From the Tomb

by Evelyne Vivies

"Fear the living, not the dead,” says delicate, black widow dressed, Dallas Pattee, posed elegantly on a bench in the cemetery where we met. Everything she is wearing is authentic period attire. From the black lace and jet mourning earrings, right down to the lock of hair in her necklace.