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

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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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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View of the Day: Fairhope, Alabama

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ― Albert Einstein     All week, we’re sharing gorgeous views from our 10 Happiest Seaside Towns of 2016! A warm-hearted Southern town with Gulf style, Fairhope is a haven for writers, including Rick Bragg and Fannie Flagg. Antebellum homes and moss-draped live oaks dot its cozy streets. Find out […]

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View of the Day: Capitola, California

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” ― Marcus Aurelius     All week, we’re sharing gorgeous views from our 10 Happiest Seaside Towns of 2016! With its busy wharf and brightly hued buildings practically on the beach facing Monterey Bay, Capitola, California’s oldest seaside resort town (population 10,093) hums with colorful […]

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View of the Day: Jekyll Island, Georgia

“You didn’t come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean. You are not a stranger here.” —Alan Watts     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: Morro Bay, California

“The sea is as near as we come to another world.” —Anne Stevenson     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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