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Coastal Living October 2018

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food with a view

With Johnny Fisher (left) at his eponymous restaurant in Orange Beach, AlabamaBACK IN THE DAY, you could have summed up a lot of coastal dining establishments with a simple maxim: The better the view, the worse the food. I’ve experienced this phenomenon everywhere from South Carolina to Southern California—paying a fortune for the exact same red plastic baskets of bland fried shrimp. I remember one restaurant (which shall remain nameless) where you could watch dolphins frolic in a tidal creek at sunset as you sipped a gin-and-tonic. It had the best views for miles, but the food was that deadly combination of horrendous and expensive, from mushy crab cakes ($28) to tough, tasteless swordfish ($33, on special). There have always been exceptions, of course, such as The River Café, under…

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meet teak

CHECK OUT TEAK’S SOCAL ADVENTURES (with plenty of throwback pictures of his puppy days) on Instagram: @hideandteak_laBEGGING FOR THE BEACH The first time Alex and Jessica Phillips took Teak to the beach, “he took off as soon as his paws hit the sand, rolling and digging like a maniac,” Jessica says. Once he smells the ocean or sees the sand—which happens frequently at their Manhattan Beach home—the 1-year-old puppy relentlessly pulls his owners toward the shore. “Bernese are relaxed dogs in general,” Jessica says, “but he doesn’t calm down until he gets to the beach.”DOG’S WORLD Teak, who is named for his woodsy coloring, tags along with Jessica and Alex on all of their California travels, from touring Griffth Observatory and Napa Valley wineries to walking along the Palos Verdes…

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our 2018 wines of the year

WINES FOR A SPECIAL OCCASIONCareer milestones. Ringing in the New Year. Even the occasional impulse buy. Some events just call for a more expensive bottle.ARNOT-ROBERTS TROUSSEAULooking to emulate the wines of France’s Jura region, Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Roberts tracked down one of California’s few growers of Trousseau in 2009. Now they’re the de facto champions of the grape, which makes for an expressive, tangy, complex wine. $32AUBRY LE NOMBRE D’OR CHAMPAGNE BRUTMost people are only familiar with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but there are actually seven grapes allowed in France’s most famous bubbly—every single one of which is utilized in this toasty, mineral-driven grower Champagne. $62SCRIBE SKIN FERMENTED CHARDONNAYThink Burgundy meets Basque cider with this sultry Chardonnay that’s aged on its pressed skins for more than 100 days.…

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show them the ropes

TABLECLOTHBolé Road Textiles Mamoosh Blanket in Dusty Rose, $125; boleroadtextiles.comDINNERWARESarah Kersten Breakfast Bowls in Classic White, $46 each; sarahkersten.comBlue Pheasant Nolan Salad/Dessert Plates in Navy/Cream, $32 each; irwinribera.comSiren Song Baldwin Dinner Plates, $64 for a set of four; burkedecor.comGLASSWAREBurkelman Tall Formation Glasses, $24 each; shopburkelman.comNAPKINS AND PLACE MATSKim Seybert Souk Napkins, $120 for a set of four; kimseybert.comRuby Cubes Cotton Rope Place Mats in Ocean Blue, $53 for a set of four; etsy.com/shop/rubycubesukFLATWAREWest Elm Rose Gold Flatware, $39 for a five-piece place setting; westelm.comTIE IT ONThe easiest-ever nautical upgrade for your flatware1 Wrap a 1-foot length of rope around the napkin and flatware several times.2 Finish with a pretty bow, and trim the ends with fabric scissors.WRAP IT UPA casual centerpiece crafted from just three seaworthy materials1 Start with a…

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the new blues

CAPE CODSwing into the peninsula’s off-season in old-school wide-legs that match Cape Cod Bay’s saturated hue. Pair with a boatneck striped shirt and slip-on sneakers for a laid-back look.J.Crew Point Sur Wide-leg Crop Jean, $125; jcrew.comCALIFORNIAKick back in jeans that are as easygoing as the state’s 840 miles of coast, from San Diego gems like La Jolla Cove Beach to Fort Bragg’s colorful sea glass–covered Glass Beach.Levi’s Wedgie Fit Straight Jeans, $98; levis.comTHE PANHANDLE AND GULF COASTChannel the area’s powdery, white-sand shores in crisp, cropped jeans. Carry this summery pair into fall’s cooler months by wearing them with cozy sweaters and suede mules.Gap High-rise Wide leg Jeans in White, $70; gap.comSOUTH FLORIDATie on the sun-bleached blues of Miami and the Florida Keys in these leg-lengthening flares. Play up their retro vibe with leather…

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cinnamon + ice

Buy It1 Phillip Jeffries Tulu Cloth Wallpaper in Red Panda, available to the trade; phillipjeffries.com2 Schumacher Filippa Tape in Berry, pricing available upon request; fschumacher.com3 Rejuvenation Beckett Drawer Pull in Brown Leather, $29 (4-inch); rejuvenation.com4 Cowtan & Tout Coco Fabric in Ruby, available to the trade; cowtan.com5 Mosaic House Alhambra 17-1 Terra-cotta Tile, $73.86 per square foot; mosaichse.com6 Schumacher Umi Tape in Sky, pricing available upon request; fschumacher.com7 Erin Deegan Watercolored Links Fabric in Sky, $32 per yard; minted.com8 Pierre Frey Portor Fabric in Sanguine, $199 per yard; pierre frey.com for showroom locations9 Phillip Jeffries Sevilla Weaves Wallpaper in El Cielo, available to the trade; phillipjeffries.comThe InspirationA New York bedroom designed by Kate Schelter, with canopy and bedding in John Robshaw floralsArteriors Merlin Lamp, $570; arteriorshome.com for retailersCharlie Sprout Wing…