Kelly Tomas

Recent Posts By Kelly Tomas

Our Editor-in-Chief Shares Must-Have Beach Gear on the CBS Early Show

Watch Editor-in-Chief Antonia van der Meer share our picks for this season's best beach gear, then see more of these hot summer essentials. View our picks for Hot Summer Essentials!

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How the Oil Spill Began

Active duty coast guard member Jonathan Foss is an aviation survival technician and part of the non-operational unit in Mobile, Alabama. He received the call about the oil rig explosion in the Gulf around 10:30 p.m., April 20th. He took these shots from a helicopter on a search and rescue mission to a rig boat carrying workers that had been […]

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Alabama Coastal Foundation’s Bethany Kraft on the Gulf Oil Spill

On May 18th, we met with Bethany Kraft, Executive Director for the Alabama Coastal Foundation in Mobile, Alabama. Although the oil has not reached the coastline of Alabama yet, we talked with Bethany about how the town prepares for such a disaster, what volunteers can do, and how you can help from your hometown. —Jacquelyne Froeber, Travel Editor CL: Tell […]

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Cooking for Solutions Event

Check out some of these photos from our Cooking for Solutions event at the Monterey Bay Aquarium last week. It highlighted fine dining and sustainable practices. For more about the event visit CoastalLiving.com. The Coastal Living Lounge Gnocchi from Il Fornaio (left) and Kale Salad from Esalen (right) Braised Beef Lavender Crême Brulée Photos courtesy of blogmonterey.com

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Free Coastal Desktop Wallpaper

In honor of their 5th anniversary, Design*Sponge is giving away free desktop wallpapers as a special gift to readers. We love this ocean-themed one by Amy Ruppel. Check it out.

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Celebrate Earth Day, April 22nd

Those of us who have stood at the ocean's edge, heard the cry of a humpback whale, or experienced any number of coastal wonders know what an amazing planet we live on. With that in mind, we hope you'll join us in celebrating Earth Day 2010. Your action can be big, or your action can be small—however you choose to […]

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Go Barefoot Today

We love that you can now buy so many great products with a purpose. One of our new favorite fashion finds is TOMS shoes—the company that basically operates to give shoes by selling shoes. For every pair of that's purchased, TOMS gives a pair to a child in need. For more information about their organization, click here. Today, they're asking […]

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Almond Pound Cake with Kumquat Syrup

I read on our Web site that some of you are having trouble printing this recipe, so I'm posting it here as an alternative. Hopefully, you won't have trouble printing from our blog, but let me know if you do. Happy cooking! Prep: 6 minutesCook: 45 minutesCool: 30 minutes 1 cup unsalted butter1 cup sugar4 large eggs1 teaspoon almond extract1½ […]

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Iams ‘Your Coast’ Pet Photo Contest

You've probably noticed that we like to feature reader photos both online and in the magazine, and we wanted to let you know about a special contest we're running for our June issue. Thanks to Iams, we're offering a chance to win a year's supply of pet food. Simply visit CoastalLiving.com for how to submit and enter the ‘Your Coast’ […]

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Share Your Favorite Seafood Dives

We'd love to get your feedback for an upcoming story. What are your favorite dives to order the following dishes? You can submit your picks via the comments section or e-mail us: coastallivingmag@gmail.com. 1. Clam chowder 2. Seafood gumbo 3. Fried calamari 4. Mussels 5. Oysters 6. Fried shrimp 7. Crab cake 8. Fried clams 9. Fish-and-chips 10. Lobster roll […]

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