Coastal Living The Escape Issue (Spring 2020)

Keep the beach vibes humming this season with Coastal Living's Fall 2021 issue, where style rules the roost. Ogle gorgeous beach houses (and steal their decorating secrets) in Florida, Nantucket, and South Africa. Then plan your next getaway to the world’s most stylish new beach resorts, from Hawaii and Florida to Italy’s Amalfi Coast and the Greek Isles. Discover Mexico’s coolest little beach town, shop the cutest new beach bikes, and get vintage nautical design tips from Maine’s most charming seaside inn. From decorating inspiration to table settings, recipes, and the best new things to put in your beach bag, it's pure escape on every beautiful, color-saturated page.

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what’s in your beach bag?

Swimsuits are all in a day’s work for Marysia Dobrzanska Reeves. Since launching her eponymous line in 2009, the former ballet dancer and surfer has made waves with her signature scallop bikinis and one-piece suits. “All that time in leotards and wet suits taught me a lot about proper fit,” she says. (The collection now includes resort and ready-to-wear lines.) When it comes to favorite beach escapes, Reeves adores the walkability and Bohemian sensibility of her home base of Venice, California, but also has an unapologetic soft spot for Harbour Island in the Bahamas. “The combo of crystal-clear water and perfect pink sand is hard to beat,” she says. Still, she will gladly accept any stretch of oceanfront when she needs to relax and recharge: “The sound of the ocean…

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sea island symphony

Paint Palette Use the fizzy mint and the icy white as your base colors on walls, large upholstered pieces, or rugs. Then add splashes of deeper green and ocean blue for contrast and dimension.…

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malibu’s peak retreat

It’s like climbing a mountain to seek enlightenment. Only in this case, you journey up into Southern California’s famed coastal hills and descend a week later with a fitter body, a clearer mind, and a revitalized you. That’s the nirvana on offer at The Ranch Malibu, where for nearly a decade founders Alex and Sue Glasscock have welcomed reboot-hungry pilgrims (groups of only 18 at a time that have included Angela Bassett, Elle MacPherson, Rebel Wilson, and Connie Britton), and offered them a capital-R regroup built out of hiking (four hours per day), vegan meals from their organic farm (1,400 calories per day), and a trifecta of strength training, yoga, and massage. The spare (but luxe) ranch-style digs and no-choice itinerary keep the mind focused—you’re here to leave distraction down…

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deviled she-crab

LOWCOUNTRY DEVILED CRAB SERVES 6 ACTIVE 30 min. TOTAL 50 min. 5 hickory-smoked bacon slices (about 7 oz.), cut into small cubes (½ cup)1 tsp. plus ¼ tsp. grated garlic (from 1 large garlic clove), divided1 cup (about 2½ oz.) oyster crackers1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves1 tsp. kosher salt, divided½ cup mayonnaise1 medium (1 oz.) shallot, finely chopped (3 Tbsp.)2 Tbsp. thinly sliced fresh chives, plus more for garnish1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)1 Tbsp. plus ½ tsp. (about ½ oz. total) dry sherry2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce¾ tsp. cayenne pepper1 lb. fresh lump crabmeat, drained and picked over6 cleaned crab shellsLemon wedges 1. Preheat oven to 400°F with oven rack positioned 6 inches from heat source. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high, stirring…

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surf’s up in cabo

Cabo San Lucas, set on the tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, may have a party-town reputation, but it’s also home to one of the region’s most urbanely stylish (and surprisingly chill) resorts, The Cape, a Thompson Hotel. The design here—unusual among the terra-cotta stylings of the Baja—is emphatically modern: all steel and concrete designed by Mexico City architect Javier Sanchez with updated folkloric details like copper soaking tubs and graphic Mexican tiles. But what sets The Cape apart, and chills it out, is its location on Monuments Beach, away from the buzz of town. It’s also at the feet of an ocean swell with a tricky left-hand break that lures legions of surfers, which means you can spend your days lounging poolside and watching them fulfill your Barbarian Days…

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let the sun shine in

It’s hard to imagine a pied à terre in Palm Beach ever inspiring the deployment of tartan anything, but this is precisely what Moira and Dave Dooley inherited when the couple bought their apartment—which came furnished—eight years ago. Along with a paradoxical Scottish vibe, the couple took on the legacy of the building’s early-1970s construction: a lack of architectural character bordering on the austere, Moira says, along with low ceilings, a dark galley kitchen, and dated baths. But the couple loved the location—oceanfront and within walking distance of Palm Beach’s lively cluster of shops and restaurants—so they called on interior designer Ellen Kavanaugh to transform their 1,600-square-foot space into something as light, airy, and inviting as the town itself. The challenge was substantial, says Kavanaugh. “They bought it furnished with dark wool tartans,…