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Coastal Living July 2018

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the taste of summer

Lobster dinner on the Mystic River at Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough (ALEX GAGNE)WHEN I WAS ATTENDING CONNECTICUT COLLEGE, my friends and I used to celebrate the end of the school year with a trip to Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough, a classic New England seafood dive on the Mystic River in Noank. At the time, we never considered it a “dive.” For us college kids, it was a big deal to drop $18 on a lobster, and Abbott’s was an exotic destination with the freshest seafood any of us had ever tasted. We loved the character of the place, with its dark cedar shingles, old school menu board, and big red-and-white tent you could see from a mile away. A weathered sign out front read, “Dear Patrons … Your…

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meet nala and gus

MAKING WAVESGus (left) and Nala taking a dip near Pier Park in Panama City BeachA BUDDING FRIENDSHIP After Nick and Lauren Youtz rescued Nala, 6, from the Bahamas (where mutts are called “potcakes”), she was top dog in the Youtz household—until Lauren found a stray puppy on the side of the road near their home in Panama City Beach, Florida. They first tried to place Gus (now 4) with rescue organizations and neighbors, because the two dogs weren’t getting along, but by the end of the week, a friendship had formed. Lauren says, “When we were cooking dinner and they thought we weren’t looking, they would be sharing a rope toy and playing tug-of-war.”TOGETHER FOREVER The two dogs are now inseparable, and Gus’s presence has helped with Nala’s anxiety. Even…

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puppies in paradise

DOG BEACHSan Diego, CaliforniaThe laid-back surf neighborhood of Ocean Beach boasts one of the first official leash-free beaches in the United States. At the succinctly named Dog Beach (pictured above), a wide stretch between the Ocean Beach Pier and the Mission Bay jetty, dogs can roam off-leash year-round. Look for the large metal paw print marking the entrance.DAVIS ISLANDS DOG BEACHTampa, FloridaFour-legged friends roam free on this small stretch of fenced-in beach just 10 minutes from downtown Tampa. The shallow water and strategically placed breakwater mean calm seas ideal for teaching first-time swimmers. Amenities include a dog-level water fountain, a hose spray-off center, and picnic tables for treat breaks.BURKES BEACH + BEST FRIENDS DOG PARKHilton Head Island, South CarolinaDogs are allowed on Hilton Head beaches before 10 a.m. and after…

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made on the coast

The best of the coast this monthBarnacle Sculpture, from $650LAURA KRAMERLBK STUDIOPAWTUCKET, RHODE ISLANDKramer founded her glass production studio in 2001, and in the years since, her work—which draws on her backgrounds in sculpture, design, anthropology, and archaeology—has included creating items such as glasses and vases, as well as objects inspired by her love of nature. “It has gone from really functional [pieces] to art that you can have in your home,” Kramer says. Today, her proximity to the ocean and the things she collects during her walks on the shore influence much of her work; lbkstudio.com.1 Honey Love Exfoliator, $522 Aloha Ambrosia Morning Moisture Elixir, $563 Mahina Evening Replenishing Elixir, $724 Citrus & Citrine Regenerating Toning Mist, $465 Siren Serum, $48LEAH KLASOVSKYLEAHLANI SKINCAREKAUA‘I, HAWAI‘IWhen California native and Hawai‘i transplant…

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lobster red + aqua blue

Fresh ideas for beach homesBuy It1 Jane Shelton Fabrics Boundless Fabric in Reds, available to the trade; janeshelton.com2 Designers Guild Brera Lino Fabric in Scarlet, available to the trade; designersguild.com3 SomerTile Andromeda Penny Round Red Porcelain Mosaic Wall Tiles, $15 per square foot; overstock.com4 Phillip Jeffries Manila Hemp Wallpaper in Turquoise, available to the trade; phillipjeffries.com5 Loom Decor Painted Check Fabric in Poppy, $22 per yard; loomdecor.com6 Duralee DP61413-260 Fabric, $40 per yard; duralee.com7 Michael Szell for Christopher Farr Cloth Carnival Fabric in Coral, available to the trade; christopherfarrcloth.com8 Mosaic House KORA MDV 13-2 Mosaic Field Tile, $52.50 per square foot; mosaichse.com9 Designers Guild Roxburgh Fabric in Turquoise, available to the trade; designersguild.com10 Schumacher St. Marks Print Fabric in Red, available to the trade; fschumacher.com11 Duralee 7310-260 Tieback, $120; duralee.comThe…

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summerhouse style guide

A Time-hop PorchLike a breezy revival of summers past, this East Hampton porch (designed by Matthew Patrick Smyth and Peter Pennoyer) was created in the spirit of simplicity: the sea breeze as central air, pretty wicker seating for conversation and coffee, and a cedar-shingled view of the ocean.1 Jane Shelton Fabrics Colette in Coral, available to the trade; janeshelton.com2 Sister Parish Design Clara B in Yellow, $165 per yard; sister parishdesign.com for showrooms3 Carolina Irving Textiles Patmos in Indigo, available to the trade; carolina irvingtextiles.com4 Peter Dunham Textiles Orcha in Pasha, $158 per yard; peterdunham textiles.com for showroomsSMALL-PATTERN TEXTILESFrom soft florals to delicate block prints, scaled-down patterns recall trends of the early to mid-20th century, made fashionable by designers like Sister Parish and William Morris. Opt for pastels for a…