Stripe Hype

Hand-loomed and made of Turkish cotton, these colorful towels are a great addition to your beach bag. Turkish-T Saint Tropez Bath Towel in Red and Turquoise, $48; turkish-t.com  

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Swell Shells

Handcrafted with shells and sea glass, this wreath is the perfect way to decorate your beach house door. Victoria’s Seacraft Coastal Beach Wreath with Blue Sea Glass, $65; etsy.com/shop/victoriasseacraft

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Take It Outside: Week 4 Favorites

This week we’ve seen some April showers, but it seems they’ve also brought in some early May flowers. Rain or shine, you’re enjoying the great outdoors and capturing it beautifully, and we’re excited to show off a few more of our favorite shots! Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@Coastal_Living) and Twitter (@CoastalLiving), and don’t forget to tag everything you share with #CLTakeItOutside. […]

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How can you make a new garden look well-established?

  In our second bonus Q&A with Santa Barbara, CA landscape designer Margie Grace, she shares an expert gardening trick.   Coastal Living: How can you make a new garden quickly look well-established? Margie Grace: If you want multiples of one kind of plant, buy a few that are mature and put those where they’ll have the most impact while you wait for […]

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Outside the Box

With this durable outdoor TV, you can catch your favorite show and soak up some sun at the same time. SunBriteTV 55” Outdoor HDTV 5565HD in Black, $3,995; sunbritetv.com

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Take It Outside: Week 3 Favorites

April has arrived, and it looks like many of you are taking advantage of the sweet reprieve from winter and taking it outside. We asked you to keep sharing these outdoor moments with us, and here are a few of our favorites from the past week. We’ll post more of our favorites next week, so follow us on Instagram (@Coastal_Living) and Twitter […]

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Showhouse Selects: Eldorado Stone

     Beautiful outdoor spaces abound at the 2014 Showhouse in Coronado, California. Our brick and fire bowl sponsor, Eldorado Stone, makes two exquisite fire bowl designs where you can vote for which design you like best! Eldorado Stone’s products elevate quality design, and attainability, and will be showcased on the exterior of the Showhouse to accentuate the home’s rustic and […]

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Chair Apparent

This chair’s durable iron frame and sleek design make it a great choice for outdoor spaces. Terrain Iron Conservatory Chair, $348; shopterrain.com

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And our April Book Club pick is… (Plus, Q&A with the author!)

Happy Spring, Beach Readers! This month, we’re excited to be reading a novel that appeals to literature junkies and island lovers alike.                         Popular young adult novelist Gabrielle Zevin, a New York native who now calls LA home, introduces us to A.J. Fikry, a curmudgeonly small-town bookstore owner still […]

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What’s one of your favorite trends in outdoor living?

  Every month, we ask one of our favorite coastal designers for his or her top decor tips.  Santa Barbara, CA designer Margie Grace shared her advice in our April issue (see it here!), but had some extra tips to share. Here’s the first in our weekly installment. Coastal Living: What’s one of your favorite trends in outdoor living? Margie Grace: Outdoor showers. There are some absolutely […]

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