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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Hang 10: Links We’re Loving This Week (12/9)

TGIF! Take a break from holiday preparations and enjoy the season without worrying about the next thing on your list. And we have just the way to do it—with one of these links that will help you make the mental escape you need. 1. Start planning next year’s adventures with the best places to travel in 2017. 2. Sunday Read: Escape […]

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This Cozy Cottage in Key West, Florida, Is For Sale

Winter blues got you down? Then it’s time to take a brief mental escape to Key West, Florida, where the sun is (almost) always shining and the weather is sublime. But if you’re seeking a longer escape to the Keys, you’re in luck: an impossibly charming cottage in the Conch Republic is on the market. This cozy property was built in […]

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This Cool, Classic Hue is The New Black, According to One Designer

Each week, we’re bringing you tips, favorite products, and Q&As with the designers in our Coastal Living Designer Network.  Birmingham, Alabama-based designer Dana Wolter is all about finding the balance between pretty and practical – and in a beach house, that’s a surefire formula for success! Here, Wolter spills her advice for homeowners, her beach house essentials, and the color she’s […]

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Hang 10: Links We’re Loving This Week (12/2)

TGIF! And welcome to December. Have you gotten your fill of Christmas tunes, candy canes, and sparkling lights yet? Whether you’re figuring out how you’ll spend the holidays, shopping around for the perfect gifts, or seeking a break from the holiday madness, we’ve got the best links for you right here. 1. Give yourself a cute treat today with the […]

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This Historic Shelter Island Estate Is A Classic Summer Retreat

There are historic houses, and then there are houses that tell a story; this house, perched on Shelter Island in New York, definitely tells a story—maybe even several. Love the Hamptons? Tour our 2016 Hamptons Showhouse! Built in 1880 and lovingly updated and restored over the last few years, this stunning home boasts all the luxuries of a historic summer retreat. […]

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