5 Cocktails to Kickstart Memorial Day Weekend

If you’re like us, you’ve been planning this weekend since, well, Labor Day of last year. You have a prime spot on the sand, a sassy new swimsuit, and a posse of beach-loving pals by your side. The only thing missing? A perfect seaside sipper. Here are five of our perfect holiday-worthy picks: The Classic…with a twist Cucumber Margarita This fresh […]

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Harbour Island Getaway: Style Picks from Womanista

This week, we caught up with Cassie McConnell Kelley, the founder and voice behind the fabulous lifestyle blog Womanista. She is headed to Harbour Island for a relaxing girls’ weekend and shared her must-haves for an island vacation with us. Check out her stylish finds below, and be sure to keep an eye on our Instagram this weekend for more updates from her […]

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Charleston Beach House #3: A Peek Into This Swank Dwelling…

By homes editor Ellen McGauley Over the last two days, we’ve shown you a glimpse of our recent tour of favorite beach houses on Sullivan’s Island, just outside Charleston—the first house is here. The second, here. It was all part of Charleston Insiders’ Weekend, and the tour was a hit. We had beautiful weather, enthusiastic guests, and enough architectural and interior design ideas to send us all home […]

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Another Day, Another Peek Inside a Brilliant Lowcountry Beach House…

By homes editor Ellen McGauley Yesterday’s post gave you a look at the first house on our Sullivan’s Island House Tour, held the first weekend in May just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. Today, we’re bringing you the second house we visited, which was just as warm and inviting as the first.   This one is owned by a talented local artist […]

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Three Beach Houses Near Charleston That You Just Have to See…

By homes editor Ellen McGauley A little over a week ago, Coastal Living hosted an exclusive homes tour on dreamy Sullivan’s Island, a three-mile beach town just a few minutes from downtown Charleston, South Carolina. And we have so many pictures to share!   It was all part of Time Inc.’s first-ever Charleston Insiders’ Weekend, where we joined Southern Living, Travel & Leisure, […]

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How To Travel Like an Insider: Charleston, South Carolina

By travel editor Tracey Minkin Greetings from Charleston, South Carolina! I’m here at Charleston Insiders’ Weekend, enjoying this glorious coastal city with hundreds of guests at events all weekend. At tonight’s Coastal Living dinner at Charleston Grill, I shared my tips on how to travel like an insider no matter where you go, which begins with a personal list of the types of […]

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The Easy Weekend Project You’ll Want to Try

Designer Barclay Butera hits all the right notes with this built-in bookcase in a Newport Beach home, where a pop of bright red showcases the fun nautical decor.   The best part? It couldn’t be easier to get this look at home. Taking a fresh coat of paint in a bold accent color to the back of a bookshelf will make its […]

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These Paint Pairings from the May Issue Will Inspire You!

We are always looking for new and interesting paint combinations. Below, we’ve highlighted some of our favorites from several homes featured in our May issue–check it out on newsstands now!   Sandy beige plays well with sweet coral—concentrating brighter color in one aspect of a design scheme, like the fabric shown on the dining chairs, draws your eye in. Valspar […]

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Meet Steele Marcoux, the New Editor of Coastal Living!

Coastal Living has a new editor at the helm, and we’re thrilled to introduce her. Meet Steele Marcoux, who took over editorial leadership in early April. Loyal Coastal readers may well recognize her, as prior editorial posts include roles as design editor here at Coastal Living and later, Southern Living. Most recently, she served as executive editor of Country Living, and she’s been a […]

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Win a Luxe Coyuchi Bath Towel & More! We’ll Tell You How…

By Ellen McGauley I know we’ve got some bath towel snobs out there… (takes one to know one, right?). Personally, I like the slim and chic over the super-thick and plush, but with either, comfort is key. That’s one reason I’m super excited about today’s blog giveaway.   Luxury bed and bath outfit Coyuchi, known for their ultra-heavenly and eco-friendly cotton towels and bedding, wants to […]

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