Coastal Cozy

  Rest with the best thanks to this ultra-soft cashmere blanket. The traditional plaid will add a comforting touch to any space. Bronte Menzies Baby Blue & White Throw, $61; us.amara.com

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Strike up the Band

Bring the party to the beach with this Bluetooth-enabled speaker. Its fun color and sleek design would look great under any umbrella. iHome iBN24 NFC Bluetooth Rechargeable Stereo Mini Speaker in purple, $69.99; iHome.com

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Pop-Up Paradise

Create your own shady spot within minutes. Whether you are headed to the backyard or the beach, Ticla’s lightweight tent is easy to tote and construct. Ticla Shado Inflato Shelter, $300; REI.com

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July Book Club: California by Edan Lepucki

Happy Summer, Beach Readers! We hope you’re racking up plenty of hours of beachside bliss this month. If you need a book to accompany those long, lovely days on the shore, join our Beach Reads Book Club this month as we devour Edan Lepucki’s debut novel, California.     The post-apocalyptic page-turner is set in Los Angeles in the not-so-distant […]

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Stylish Shades

These attractive sunglasses protect your eyes with their polarized lenses while creating a classic, refined look. SALT. Harlan in Matte Black Fog, $460; saltoptics.com

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Cover Up Catch

We love the Chloe tunic’s soft drop waist and sequin embroidery. Throw this versatile piece on to hit the beach or pair it with jeans for a day in town. Coolchange Chloe Tunic in Taj-Paprika, $212; cool-change.com  

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Throw Down

This soft, simple blanket made from the hair of the Angora goat has the natural durability and breathability to make it the perfect summer throw for cooler nights on the coast. Mohair Blanket in Cream, $200; dwr.com  

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Patriotic Platters

This Independence Day, serve in style with this pairing of Starboard Collection Serving Trays. Their nautical flair and emphasis on outdoor functionality make them perfect for summer entertaining. Starboard Collection Serving Trays in Wave and Compass Rose, $59 per tray; starboardcollection.com  

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Top pick for kitchen flooring?

Each month, we interview one of our favorite designers about his or her best decorating tips for you. Award-winning New York kitchen designer Karen Williams spilled her secrets in our July/August issue, and she had a couple of bonus tips. Coastal Living: What’s your top pick for kitchen flooring? Karen Williams: I love a wood floor in the kitchen. It’s a […]

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Cost Plus World Market: Expand Your Imagination

  The Coastal Living Showhouse offers a plethora of design ideas that any home owner can adopt to add a sophisticated, nautical vibe to any room. In this year’s Showhouse, the Rec Room Dining and Kitchen area makes its mark on the house with accessories and furniture, exclusively from Cost Plus World Market, that allow for design variety and originality. The […]

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