more about: summer

Hang 10: ‘The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer’

Happy Friday, and welcome to August! For many people, it’s back-to-school season, but for some, summer stretches on. Regardless of whether you’re gearing up for fall or still soaking up the summer sun, take a second to check out our picks from around the web. Is your Pinterest looking a little dull? Add some excitement by following these top travel […]

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Q & A with 2016 Showhouse Designer Meg Braff

As a Coastal Living Trendsetter with her own fabric and wallpaper lines, interior designer Meg Braff transforms spaces you dream to wake up in. She’s also a Coastal Living monthly columnist, helping readers solve design dilemmas. Submit your own question here! Whether she’s designing a home in the city or on the coast, Meg has a way of telling the visual […]

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Gone Fishin’: Here’s Why CL Editors (Occasionally) Miss Our Deadlines…

By homes editor Ellen McGauley I think my fish ate my homework. Every Monday, I try to post something fun and inspiring in the realm of beach house decorating (like Pattern Wild and Mod Hamptons Pad), but this morning, it might as well be replaced by a big fat “Gone Fishin’” sign in your browser window. Or this picture…     Because instead of turning out a dispatch […]

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Summer Cocktail Madness: Sangria vs. Mojito

Which of these two summer sippers should advance to the cocktail championship? In part two of our final four matchups, we have fruity, wine-filled sangria facing off against the mint-and-lime-infused mojito. Vote for your favorite (as many times as you like until midnight).   Need a quick refresher? Taste test our delectable Peach Sangria or Coconut Mojito at happy hour tonight. […]

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Hot Books for the Sand

There’s something about salt air breezes, sunshine, and the smell of sunscreen that make you want to dive into a great new book. Every year, we’re lucky enough to pore through dozens of the best new releases (with toes in the sand, or sometimes, at home with images of umbrella drinks floating through our heads). Here are some of the reads we’re loving right now: […]

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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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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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