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Martha Stewart Living July/August 2018

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leisurely pursuits

I’VE ALWAYS LOVED THE WATER, and I have my parents to thank for that. When I wasn’t swimming in it, I was learning to sail on it during Wisconsin’s brief (and precious) summer months. Each August, our club had a family banquet to commend all the junior sailors who had spent the past eight weeks mastering basic knots, navigating the buoys, and righting tipped dinghies. For the racing students, awards like the Commodore’s Trophy were doled out to the fastest among us with great fanfare by—you guessed it—the commodore. But one year, my instructors decided to create a special distinction just for me: the Leisure Award. As the head instructor (who pronounced the word “lehz-jurr,” though he wasn’t at all British) explained to a packed dining room: “Elizabeth likes to…

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out & about

| ON THE ROAD |TO A TEEYou can take in some of the country’s most stunning vistas from the comfort of a golf cart, whether you’re a par-three type or practically a pro. The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, in Florida, features a dramatic island green (shown) and an Atlantic-oceanfront course, plus a daily clinic to get you swinging. Here, three more fine fairways.Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida pontevedra.comKOLOA, KAUAI, HAWAIISand traps are just one obstacle on the tropical Poipu Bay course. It’s designed around ancient heiau (worship sites) and stone walls, too. poipubaygolf.comWASHINGTON, D.C.See the Washington Monument from a less touristy POV: the family-friendly East Potomac Golf Course, run by the National Park Service. golfdc.comPEBBLE BEACH, CALIF.Crashing waves, panoramic cliffs, and dense Del Monte Forest trails make the serious golfer’s…

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get fluent

DuolingoTo prep for a trip abroad, flip through e–flash cards to ace vocabulary basics, then listen to podcasts or join a local meet-up to practice in person.duolingo.comGoogle TranslateHandy once you’ve hit the ground, this app offers instant translations of live conversations, texts, and photos of street signs and your goal is to learn Mandarin or excel in Arabic or Italian, this is your best bet. For about six dollars a month, you can take up to 75 quick courses and talk or text with native speakers.busuu.comGus on the Go!Kids follow a globetrotting owl through playful lessons on shapes, numbers, and colors in 30…

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the explorers’ club

My friend Kevin Sharkey snapped photos. (COURTESY OF MARTHA STEWART)TAKE IN THE CULTUREWherever I travel, I always visit a museum or cultural venue. At the Louvre Abu Dhabi, I loved this piece by the artist Maha Malluh, featuring the charred bottoms of pots and pans.MEET THE LOCALSI discover some of the best spots to eat, see, and experience by spending time with the people who live in a place. Here I am with Saif Saeed Ghobash, the undersecretary of Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism (left); and our guide at the Louvre Abu Dhabi. (COURTESY OF MARTHA STEWART)I AM A REALLY LUCKY GRANDMOTHER. My two grandchildren, Jude, age 7; and Truman, age 6, have become such avid travelers and adventurers that planning new family trips is both a joy…

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have a blast

THE DETAILS: Beeswax sheets, $24 for 10,| QUICK CRAFT |Shooting StarsCreate this celestial centerpiece by just pressing two beeswax sheets together, trimming out star shapes with cookie cutters, and inserting skewers. To use them as candles on a birthday cake, first place wick string between the beeswax layers.THE DETAILS: Hawkins New York Aurora Collection pill vases, in Smoke, from $85 each, Year & Day small plates, in Daybreak, $44 for 4,| THE FIND |Proper ToppersThe dishes in your backyard spread deserve prettier bug protect ion than aluminum foil. These mesh and woven tents by Amanda Lindroth (in four styles; from $30 each, are an elegant fix: They keep bees and flies out while elevating any barbecue.| RECIPE REMIX |Eureka!That’s what the food editors in our test kitchen exclaimed, echoing the…

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a place in the sun

1. West Elm basket-weave indoor/outdoor rug, in Black, from $59, MQuan thrown bells, in Indigo Stripes, Black & White, and New Sun White, from $220 each, Crate & Barrel Mod Leaf outdoor pillow, $45, Jonathan Adler Op Art backgammon set, $395, Croft House Outdoor Sierra chair, $1,275, Crate & Barrel Ridge side table, $249, Epson Home Cinema 2150 projector, $900, Dash & Albert Harvey Navy indoor/outdoor rug, from $60, CB2 Be Who We Are outdoor pillow, $60, Terrain marbled enamel popcorn popper, $58, Serena & Lily Pacifica chair, in Navy, $1,198, Pier 1 Knots garden stool, $130, GRAPHICFor a modern, creative vibe, mix black-and-white items with earthy accents, like a leafy pillow and stoneware chimes.JOIN THE NAVYCombine oceanic hues and rope motifs (imprinted on a side table, traversing a rug)…