Go Postal With All Things Coastal

My Aunt told me once that the reason why some of us are so drawn to the ocean is because everything and everyone was born from it. An interesting thought. There is something magical about being near the sea, which is why many of us choose to inhabit there. For those interested in all things seaside, Coastal Living is the perfect magazine to subscribe to. The issues not only cover home decorating tips and travel advice, but contain numerous articles on health, beauty, food and green-friendly tips.

You can check out their website here for interesting top ten lists and even more on coastal communities. Being a seafood junkie, I was so pleased to find a top ten list for Seafood and Wine Festivals all over the U.S.

The September issue of Coastal Living hits the stands August 25! The issue will include top ten road trips, a guide to oysters (!!), what to bring in your beach bag an so much more. Here are some examples of articles you will find in the September issue. Enjoy!

BEAUTY AND THE BEACH: Bikini Bootcamp – Melissa Perlman, owner of Amansala resort in Tulum, Mexico and author of Bikini Bootcamp: Two Weeks to Your Ultimate Beach Body, gave Coastal Living the skinny on feeling your best at the beach. Some tips include: changing up your workouts, keeping your skin fresh, and working towards a toned core. (pg. 32)”

Escape to a Beach Cottage – Debbie and Brad Weitz, owners of a home-furnishings and gift boutique in Atlanta, took us inside their beach cottage on St. Simons Island, where they escape for weekends of all play, no work. Built with a simple design and outdoor living space, this shanty is just one block from the beach. Steal some of their decorating tips so you can have a calm oasis like this for you and your family. (pg.74)”

L.A.’s Best Day Trip – Contributing editor Carolynn Carreño takes us on a low-key “daycation” of strolling canals, bohemian shops, and gourmet cafes in her favorite local neighborhood, Venice Beach. Explore on foot or rent a bike to visit Venice Beach’s hot spots and take delight in the entertaining street performers. (pg. 60)”

FOOD: Oysters 101 – Coastal Living shares everything you ever wanted to know about these sexy shellfish, from harvesting and shucking to top-rated recipes and wine pairings. Discover how to distinguish between the 5 most popular species, see where to buy the best oyster knives, and learn from Oyster connoisseur and author, Robb Walsh, about his infatuation with these succulent aphrodisiacs. (pg. 80; recipes pg. 104)”