These Little Cottages on the Lake Will Melt Your Heart

By Homes Editor Ellen McGauley I spent the holiday week up in Olcott, New York, a small waterfront village on the shores of Lake Ontario. My family is from this area, where apple and cherry trees grow against the backdrop of the bright blue water, the view so big it could pass for an ocean.     This little fishing town thrives in the […]

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Birdwell and J.Crew’s Collection for Summer

Birdwell has been around since 1961 making swimwear for surfers who know a good board short when they see one. The company, based in Santa Ana, California, was one of the first to design specifically for the surfing community and has partnered with J.Crew this summer to produce an exclusive collection. Before catching a wave, don one of our favorites below.   […]

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Beach Music: Wave on Wave

Don’t grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach. —Michelle Held For a chance to have your photo featured as our View of the Day, follow us on Instagram at @Coastal_Living and tag the image with #CLPicks. Listen to more beach music all day with Coastal Living Radio.

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7 Beautiful Boating Pics

From Block Island to Petit St. Vincent, we’re celebrating boats on the water from around the world. Share your beach pics with us on Instagram by using the hashtag #CLPicks!              

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Beach Music: True to Myself

When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused. —Rainer Maria Rilke For a chance to have your photo featured as our View of the Day, follow us on […]

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For Sale: Red, White, and Blue California Cottage

Nothing says Happy Independence Day like this charming California cottage—filled with red, white, and blue and Pacific views. Browse the 2,100 square feet of all-American rooms, and your Fourth will feel as festive as ever. With four bedrooms, three full baths, and a two-car garage, this West Coast gem is currently listed at $3,550,000. Coastal casual meets traditional in this […]

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Beach Music: America

“America … it is the only place where miracles not only happen, but where they happen all the time.” —Thomas Wolfe   For a chance to have your photo featured as our View of the Day, follow us on Instagram at @Coastal_Living and tag the image with #CLPicks. Listen to more beach music all day with Coastal Living Radio.

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Sip on these Refreshing Beer Cocktails this Fourth of July Weekend

There’s something about the beach and beer that just go hand in hand; the ice-cold, crisp, and bubbly beverage is the perfect complement to the summer heat and sun. But, while I’m a fan of brews straight from the bottle, it’s also nice to try something new. Mix up one of these beer cocktails at your Fourth of July shindig this […]

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6 Striped, Summery Finds

  1. Easy Entertaining What’s happier than a paper straw in a guest’s drink? Add a playful touch with these striped finds. Kikkerland Paper Straws, $12 2. Soft Touch This sweetly-striped table runner adds just the right amount of texture. Sustainable Threads Borders Peace Silk Table Runner, $66 3. Seeing Red Perfect for a summer gathering, this porcelain vase just needs fresh flowers to […]

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Beach Music: Under the Boardwalk

Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me: If you choose the simple things and find joy in nature’s simple treasures, life and living need not be so hard. —Psyche Roxas-Mendoza For a chance to have your photo featured as our View of the Day, follow us on Instagram at @Coastal_Living and tag the image with […]

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