3 Fun Ways to Soak up Cool Culture in Virginia Beach This Spring

Virginia Beach is famous for its beautiful coastline, but the city has many more natural gifts for visitors to explore. From a vibrant farmers market selling one-of-a-kind local goods and food, an excellent art museum (with an exhibit focusing on the American South), and delicious farm-to-table restaurants, here are three ways to take advantage of the city’s home-grown gifts. Exploration: […]

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Our Rum and Mango Cocktail Needs a Name! Enter Your Best Idea Today!

Our latest cocktail of the month is reminiscent of a fiery sunset, and it’s the perfect way to celebrate the spring-to-summer season and our 20th anniversary, which we’re ringing with our new May issue. Enter your best name idea for the drink for a chance to be featured in an upcoming issue of Coastal Living! (See all of our past […]

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Top Outdoor Spring Adventures in Virginia Beach

As temperatures climb heading into spring, chances are, you’ll be hankering to get outdoors—and Virginia Beach is the perfect place to do so. The vibrant coastal city is home to multiple state parks, plus dozens of miles of pristine coastline. Here, four of its best al-fresco excursions. Hike in First Landing State Park What better way is there to bond […]

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Our Blue Cocktail Needs a Name! Enter Your Best Idea Today!

We are flat-out in love with our latest (electric blue!) libation. But there’s only one problem: It doesn’t have a name! Our latest Cocktail of the Month is the ideal drink to sip while flipping through our April issue (out on newsstands now!), a celebration of all things blue, from bungalows atop turquoise seas to a Lowcountry beach house decked […]

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You Could Win These Colorful Shoes from Trina Turk and SeaVees!

Congratulations to our winner, Joe Ann Fossland! — Scroll down to learn how you can enter for a chance to win some groovy slip-ons from a collaboration between Trina Turk and SeaVees.   Talk about the perfect shoes for spring! Inspired by designer Trina Turk’s visit to the Coppelia ice cream parlor in Havana, Cuba, and launching today on seavees.com, […]

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Early Spring Escapes: 3 Virginia Beach Excursions

Chances are, when you think of Virginia Beach, you think sun, sand, and summer. But, unbeknownst to many, there’s loads of fun to be had in the in the winter and spring: The charming coastal city boasts a temperate climate and a diverse array of places to eat, stay, and play year-round. Here, three itineraries for three different types of […]

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You Could Win a 4-Night Stay in a Beach Condo Designed by Coastal Living!

We started with a bare-bones beach condo on Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast and gave it a magazine-worthy makeover. (See all of the before-and-afters here.) See below for your chance to win a vacation here! Our talented style team gave this two-bedroom, two-bath condo in the Rosemary Beach® community in Inlet Beach, Florida, an incredible update, with beautiful furnishings and accents […]

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Building the Hawaiian Dream House: Git Along, Little Dogies — New Year’s Edition

Paula and I are just back from Hawaii, where the islanders were crazy about their fireworks as New Year’s Eve approached. Here’s a sample supermarket display: In North Kohala shops, you could find the Super Thunder Crackers with Double Bomb for sale below the Tampax (both Super and Super Plus), and the Cool & Refreshing and Magic Whip sparklers beside […]

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Hang 10: Links We’re Loving This Week (12/16)

Happy Friday! The holiday season is in full swing—are you keeping up with your slew of festive parties, to-do lists, gift shopping, and whatever else is on your plate right now? Whether you’re drowning under a pile of wrapping paper or you’ve already got everything checked off your list, these links and products will make your holidays much easier. 1. […]

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Building the Hawaiian Dream House: Escape, or Pakele

The allure of Hawaii is escape. I could write a thousand words about that, but nothing explains it better than this: Or this: The beach is Makalawena, on the Big Island’s Kona Coast, whose name means “mischievous winds.” It’s a 12-minute drive along a deeply rutted gravel road through Kekaha Kai State Park from the Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway to the […]

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