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Coastal Living

Coastal Living The Style Issue (Fall 2020)

COASTAL LIVING captures the joy of life by the sea. Discover inspiring coastal home decorating ideas, dream destinations, fresh recipes and more. For annual or monthly subscriptions (on all platforms except iOS), your subscription will automatically renew and be charged to your provided payment method at the end of the term unless you choose to cancel. You may cancel at any time during your subscription in your account settings. If your provided payment method cannot be charged, we may terminate your subscription.

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United States
Meredith Corporation
4 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
copper tones

Pair It Solid, nautical neutrals like this Aegean blue cabinetry make dynamite matches for copper’s ever-changing patina. KITCHEN: COPYRIGHT AND IMAGE COURTESY OF MYLANDS/JOHN MYLAND LTD; PRODUCTS: COURTESY MANUFACTURERS…

2 min.
what’s in your beach bag?

Lindsey Johnson and Liz Eichholz like to make a splash—with towels at the ready. In 2018 the friends-turned-business-partners realized they had a mutual dislike for their bath linens. “After some research, we found we weren’t alone,” recalls Eichholz. “We decided it was time to take matters into our own hands.” Enter Weezie Towels, the Georgia-based line of ridiculously soft, completely customizable organic cotton towels and robes that are currently wrapping up fans from coast to coast. Not ones to throw in the towel, as it were, this May the duo introduced a collection of fluffy, oversize beach towels. Both Johnson and Eichholz have plans to put them to good use at scenic Georgia beaches—Sea Island and Tybee Island, respectively. Be it a friend-filled affair or a day of sandcastles with their…

1 min.
beachy keen

DINNERWARE Juliska Rustic Rope Natural Chargers, $42 each; juliska.com Blue Pheasant Gia Dinner Plates in White Bamboo, $30 each; irwinribera.com La DoubleJ Dessert Plates in Mosaico, $130 for two; ladoublej.com SERVINGWARE Amanda Lindroth Honeycomb Buffet, from $60; amandalindroth.com GLASSWARE Amanda Lindroth Seagrass Wrapped Juice Cups in Natural, $16 each; amandalindroth.com Mosser Glass Addison Goblets in Rose, $18.60 each; 866/439-1827 FLATWARE Blue Pheasant Julieta Flatware, $119 for a five-piece setting; meadowblu.com LINENS Schumacher Chevron Ikat Fabric in Blue (tablecloth), pricing available upon request; fschumacher.com Heather Taylor Home Terra Napkins, $82 for four; heathertaylorhome.com NAPKIN RINGS Olde Stage Design Patina Copper Napkin Rings, $69 for six (in stock or custom order); oldestagedesign.com HOT OFF THE PRESS Check out these new design books full of dreamy coastal inspiration…

3 min.
hit the wide-open road

There’s road tripping, and then there’s road tripping. That’s the blissful nostalgia that layers in with beachfront sites, fresh-air cookouts, and crashing waves on repeat—when you swap out your modern vehicle for a vintage one and build a vacation that’s engineered to feel old-school and unplugged. Meet five purveyors of magic buses in classic coastal cruising destinations. WASHINGTON Home to a colorful fleet of vintage Volkswagens, Seattle-based Peace Vans now offers an all-electric bus—circa-1977 Frieda—for green rambling. Look for local touches in your rig, including custom-roasted coffee, Firefly Kitchens flavored salts, and Rumpl brand blankets. Rates start at $200 per night October–April (four-night minimum) and $225 per night May–September (six-night minimum). Frieda is $295 per day (day trips only); peacevans.com. CALIFORNIA Sure, you can book one of Epoch Restoration and Adventures’s vintage VWs, but…

3 min.
quick hits

PICO DE GALLO BRUSCHETTA MAKES 3 dozen ACTIVE 18 min. TOTAL 25 min. Literally translated “rooster’s beak” because it was eaten between pinched thumb and forefinger, pico de gallo is a Mexican staple as common as ketchup and mustard are stateside. The juicy tomato-onion mixture would normally make bread soggy, but a layer of melted cheese provides a delicious barrier. 1 baguette, cut into 36 (¼-inch-thick) slicesOlive oil1½ cups (4½ oz.) shredded Mexican melting cheese or Monterey Jack3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped2 jalapeño chiles or serrano chiles, seeded and finely chopped2 garlic cloves, minced½ cup chopped red onion⅓ cup chopped fresh cilantro2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice½ tsp. coarsely ground black pepper¼ tsp. table salt 1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Brush baguette slices with olive oil, and place on a baking sheet. Bake until light golden brown,…

2 min.
stroke of genius

Best known as the founder of the lifestyle and decorating blog So Haute, Nicole Gibbons began her own paint company, Clare, when she spied a major lack in the marketplace. Here, Gibbons shares that story, plus intel on hues you can use. Why did you start Clare? NG: Shopping for paint has always been a huge hassle. There are thousands of colors and too many product lines, and the store environments are completely uninspiring. Over my career, I’ve heard so many horror stories about people’s paint shopping experiences. I didn’t want anyone to ever have to sort through a confusing and endless sea of paint chips again. Tell me all about the paint. NG: The difference is really all about our experience. We know that you aren’t shopping for “paint”; you are searching for…