Susan Hall Mahon
Susan is the editor of coastalliving.com and loves scouting beautiful beach pics for our View of the Day, especially in-person. Her favorite beach is Sunset Beach, North Carolina, where she grew up body surfing, riding beach cruisers, and eating blue crabs. You can follow her on Twitter at @hallsuze and on Instagram at suze_hall.

Recent Posts By Susan Hall Mahon

Name our July/August Cocktail for a Chance to Win Our Cocktail Book!

How to Enter (See full contest rules here.): Enter anytime from Jun 16 until August 10, 2017. Suggest a fun, creative, and evocative name for the recipe. Explain the name in a sentence or two in the comments below (50 words or less). The winning recipe name (and your name, if you wish) will be printed in an upcoming issue […]

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Our Lemonade, Iced Tea, Bourbon, and Peach Cocktail Needs a Name! Enter Your Best Idea!

What’s better than cooling off with an ice-cold Arnold Palmer? When said sipper is spiked with bourbon and peach liqueur—and garnished with fresh mint! This perfect-for-summer cocktail has everything you need for a breezy day at the beach, except a name! Enter your best name idea for bragging rights and a chance to win our new book, Beach Cocktails. Need […]

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Our Rum and Mango Cocktail Needs a Name! Enter Your Best Idea Today!

Our latest cocktail of the month is reminiscent of a fiery sunset, and it’s the perfect way to celebrate the spring-to-summer season and our 20th anniversary, which we’re ringing with our new May issue. Enter your best name idea for the drink for a chance to be featured in an upcoming issue of Coastal Living! (See all of our past […]

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Our Blue Cocktail Needs a Name! Enter Your Best Idea Today!

We are flat-out in love with our latest (electric blue!) libation. But there’s only one problem: It doesn’t have a name! Our latest Cocktail of the Month is the ideal drink to sip while flipping through our April issue (out on newsstands now!), a celebration of all things blue, from bungalows atop turquoise seas to a Lowcountry beach house decked […]

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You Could Win a 4-Night Stay in a Beach Condo Designed by Coastal Living!

UPDATE: Thank you to all who entered our beach condo vacation contest! We loved reading your entries and so appreciate your time. We are pleased to announce that we’ve named Crystie Ewing as our winner. Congratulations, Crystie! Thank you all again, and please stay tuned for more fun contests from Coastal Living! We started with a bare-bones beach condo on […]

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3 Refreshing Tiki Drinks for a Hot Weekend

We’re celebrating the weekend with some boozy Tiki cocktails that have one delicious thing in common: orgeat syrup. Orgeat is made with almonds, sugar, water, and orange blossom water. You can buy orgeat syrup, or make it at home with our recipe below. Watch the video we made with Food Editor Chris Hughes and Test Kitchen Pro Karen Rankin here! […]

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LIVE! in the Kitchen with Top Chef Nina Compton

We’re going LIVE on Facebook at 8:15 EST tonight with Chef Nina Compton as she cooks a Gulf Coast-meets-Creole dinner at Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina! Tune in here: Facebook.com/coastallivingmag When an amazing New Orleans chef (by way of St. Lucia, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, and Top Chef) takes the helm at one of our favorite restaurants on the Gulf for one night, you know we’re […]

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This Breakfast Menu from New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Will Make You Way Hungry

We just hung out with MacKenzie Smith (on Facebook Live … watch our video below!) at the Black Dolphin Inn in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, for a mouthwatering breakfast demo. The incredible spread, which induced some serious hunger pangs in our fans around the world, includes a gorgeous Grapefruit Brûlée; a kick-start-your-day Bacon Jam Biscuit Sandwich; and a sweet-and-tropical twist on […]

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View of the Day: Manhattan Beach, California

“Your deepest roots are in nature. No matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of life you lead, you remain irrevocably linked with the rest of creation.” —Charles Cook     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.

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View of the Day: Hermosa Beach, California

“One learns first of all in beach living the art of shedding; how little one can get along with, not how much.” —​Anne Morrow Lindbergh   All week, we’re sharing gorgeous views from our 10 Happiest Seaside Towns of 2016! Great for strolling, shopping, and surfing, this compact, pedestrian-friendly city of 19,801 is just five miles south of Los Angeles. Its […]

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