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Coastal Living May 2018

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yuzu mule

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine 3 Tbsp. (11/2 oz.) Navy-strength rum (such as Pusser’s), 2 Tbsp. yuzu juice, and 2 Tbsp. pineapple gum syrup (such as Liber & Co.). Shake vigorously for 30 seconds; strain into an ice-filled copper mug or rocks glass. Top with spicy ginger ale (such as Buffalo Rock), and stir gently. Garnish with a lemon wedge, if desired. Serves 1.GREG DUPREE; PROP STYLING BY KATHLEEN VARNER; FOOD STYLING BY MARY CLAIRE BRITTON; RECIPE BY KAREN RANKIN…

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editor’s letter

Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins by Susan Casey (Doubleday, 2015)My Exaggerated Life by Katherine Clarke (University of South Carolina Press, 2018)Anatomy of a Miracle by Jonathan Miles (Hogarth, 2018)What are you reading?ABOUT THIS TIME EVERY YEAR, I start looking for good books to read at the beach—and by that I mean “real” books. I like to lose track of time actually turning the pages, which is not something easily done on an iPad. I try to choose wisely, because I don’t have a lot of downtime, so reading for pleasure is a rare luxury on par with afternoon naps and fly-fishing trips. I also have two kids in middle school, both of whom are mortal enemies of my reading time. I…

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beach reads

The Husband HourLittle, Brown and Company (April 2018)JAMIE BRENNER Bickering parents, a reckless sister, and a persistent documentarian force a young widow, self-exiled to her family’s beach home since the loss of her husband, to reassess her picture perfect marriage.The Female PersuasionRiverhead (April 2018)MEG WOLITZER An encounter with a trailblazing icon during college leaves a lasting impression on a young woman as she balances love and friendship with a desire to build a legacy of her own.The Summer WivesWilliam Morrow (July 2018)BEATRIZ WILLIAMS A newcomer to a resort island dives into the sparkling world of the 1950s elite, only to find herself caught in a catastrophe that takes years to unravel.CirceLittle, Brown and Company (April 2018)MADELINE MILLER The witch Circe—infamous for turning Odysseus’s sailors into pigs—is compassionately reimagined as a…

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four laid-back looks

FOR BRUNCH BY THE WATER1 Bindya Tie Dye Modal Lace Up Tunic in Blue, $99; shopbop.com2 A New Day Women’s Round Sunglasses in Gold, $15; target.com3 San Diego Hat Company Sisal Floppy Hat with Rope Trim, $83; sandiegohat.com4 Solid & Striped The Fiona Bikini Top and Bottom in Papaya, $88 each; solidandstriped.com5 Indego Africa Vio Tote, $110; indegoafrica.org6 Indigo Rd. Bevin Double Band Slide Sandal in White, $48; francescas.comFOR HITTING THE SHOPS1 Hat Attack Roll Up Travel Visor with Black Whipstitch Edge, $80; hatattack.com2 ViX Paula Hermanny Betsey Black Halter Top, $98, and Basic Bottom, $88; vixpaulahermanny.com3 Matt Bernson Porto Chambray Slide, $160; shopbop.com4 LAUREN Ralph Lauren Button Tunic Cover-up in White, $90; zappos.com5 Cult Gaia Gaia’s Big Square Tote, $230; modaoperandi.com6 Wildfox Madame Sunglasses in Gold, $89; wildfox.comFOR COCKTAILS AT SUNSET1 Madewell Fest Aviator Sunglasses in Gold, $55; madewell.com2 Sole Society Straw Panama…

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fizzy floats

AFFOGATO FLOATPlace 2 to 3 scoops chocolate chip gelato (such as Talenti) in a frozen 16-oz. glass. Pour 2 Tbsp. (1 oz.) amaro (such as High Wire Distilling Co. Southern Amaro) over gelato. Top with 1 cup sparkling cold brew coffee (such as Stumptown). Sprinkle with one crushed amaretto cookie (such as Lazzaroni Amaretti). Serve immediately.CREAMSICLE FLOATPlace 2 to 3 scoops vanilla ice cream in a frozen 12-oz. glass. Pour 1 Tbsp. (½ oz.) orange liqueur (such as Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao) and 2 Tbsp. (1 oz.) vodka (such as Cutwater Spirits Fugu Vodka) over ice cream. Top with 6 oz. orange soda, and garnish with a maraschino cherry. Serve immediately.PEACHES & CREAM FLOATPlace 2 to 3 scoops peach ice cream in a frozen 12-oz. glass. Pour 2 Tbsp. (1…

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coastal blues

“Blue doesn’t just look good; it makes us feel good, too.”—PHOEBE HOWARDMIX UP YOUR MATERIALS A burlap side chest and a rush bed provide an interesting textural touch to the blue-and-green patterns in this bedroom.I FELL IN LOVE WITH BLUE long before I became a decorator. Growing up on the beach in Florida, I spent my days a stone’s throw from the ocean, with wide-open skies above. When I was 5, my mother gave in to my pleas and let me paint the walls of my room a pale aqua. I couldn’t have been happier. Decades later, as I started a design career specializing in waterfront homes, I found I wasn’t alone. But my clients didn’t just like blue. They were obsessed with it, especially for the interiors of their…