more about: Beach

First Look: Esperanza, An Auberge Resort, Reopens Beautifully in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

by Travel Editor Tracey Minkin The hand-woven, palapa roofs are back, and so is Esperanza, An Auberge Resort, on its glorious stretch of Baja sand at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. With its official reopening this month, Esperanza returns from the devastation of Hurricane Odile last September that shuttered it for nearly nine long months. For those guests who already loved Esperanza’s understated luxury, superb spa, […]

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Coastal Wedding Essential: Beach-Friendly Footwear

Austin Jacobson and Adam Perry tied the knot at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica – the same coastal hot spot where they got engaged! For the ceremony in the sand, their event planner Julie Pryor of Pryor Events knew exactly what they needed to keep the day running smoothly (besides a helping paw from one very adorable pup). Flip-flops for guests, […]

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Suitcase Crush: The Quartermaster from Ebby Rane

by Travel Editor Tracey Minkin I’ve owned a small gray carry-on suitcase that has spun through airports with me from Beijing to the Baja, and I’ve always been faithful. But I’m ready not only to cheat on that suitcase… I’m ready to break up with it forever. Because I’ve fallen in love with The Quartermaster by Ebby Rane, a sexy […]

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First Look: One and Only Palmilla Resort Reopens in High Style in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

By Travel Editor Tracey Minkin The hashtag of choice at One&Only Palmilla, the esteemed luxury resort and spa on the tawny-colored, tiny-pebbled beach of Cabo San Lucas in Baja California, Mexico, is #thelegendreturns. And I am just returned from three days at One&Only to say that the hashtag fits. What was already great prior to Hurricane Odile’s flattening attack on the beloved hideaway last […]

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Meet Steele Marcoux, the New Editor of Coastal Living!

Coastal Living has a new editor at the helm, and we’re thrilled to introduce her. Meet Steele Marcoux, who took over editorial leadership in early April. Loyal Coastal readers may well recognize her, as prior editorial posts include roles as design editor here at Coastal Living and later, Southern Living. Most recently, she served as executive editor of Country Living, and she’s been a […]

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Is There Anything Better than Daffodil Weekend on Nantucket? Nope.

Those really in the know (we see you, @nantucketblackbook) call it #daffy15. We know it as the Nantucket Daffodil Festival, the island’s annual spring coming out party, a weekend full of all things yellow, blooming, and joyous. And it’s this weekend, April 24-26.   This gorgeous coastal getaway is glorious on any day year-round, but we do love how the community […]

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The 3 Best-Looking Beach Tents On The Sand This Season

We love a day on the beach more than anyone, but sometimes you need a little shade. And taking cover has never looked so good!     Happy hues and fun patterns make these finds chic choices, and the large cotton-canvas covers are large enough to shade your entire crew. Lovin’ Summer Beach Tents in Biarritz, Bondi, South Beach, and Santorini, $165 each; […]

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Spring Break 2015 Style Report: Beach Chair Picks for Sun and Fun

It’s nearly time to sink into spring break, with all its sandy style and revelry. And we think the chair you sit in is just as important as what you wear. The well-designed thrones cropping up this season have us swooning, so we’ve rounded up our favorite options to ensure that you relax like beach royalty.   Sleek and modern are two words that […]

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Friday Beach Party on the Blog… We Brought the Towels!

That’s right, water babies. Beach and pool season is dawning, and the smashing new collection of beach towels by Tide & Pool has us all abuzz. Hot summertime colors + smart design will get us every time. Pop art is huge right now, as are fluid patterns that resemble marble or water. In fact, we’d use some of their new designs as wallpaper if we […]

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England Calling: Bright Colors, Great Coastal Design

By travel editor Tracey Minkin While it might be easily agreed that the beach is always a place of color and fun, I am wowed at how UK design and architecture firms are taking public spaces along the shore to a whole new—and creative—level with colorful shelters, benches and windbreaks. Take, for example, this set of eight beach huts at England’s Southend, designed by the London firm of […]

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