Coastal Living magazine December 2012-January 2013

Celebrate by the sea with fun, festive ideas! Plus, 43 gifts for beach lovers.

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20 Christmas Trees

Whether you prefer traditional green or daring multicolored tinsel, you’re bound to find your perfect holiday tree.

  • Coastal Home

    That's a Wrap

    Make sure your gifts are all decked out—with coastal touches, of course!

  • Coastal Havens

    Holiday Style at the Beach

    A couple realizes their longtime dream of owning a coastal getaway with this simple retreat that sparkles for the season—and all year round.

  • Coastal Havens

    Natural Wonder

    A charming beachside cottage in South Africa boasts impressive carbon footprint credentials—but scores big on style, too.

  • Coastal Style

    What's in your beach bag?

    The North Pole-based wish granter shows us what he totes to the beach.

  • Coast Lover's Gift Guide

    Awesome stuff for him, playful presents for the kids, something special for you, and fun gifts for your pooch--we present 43 great gifts for every beach-lover on your list.

  • Coastal Kitchen

    Party Prep in 10 Simple Steps

    A soiree? Swell! Here's how to plan it, prep it, and bring it. Hostess swagger, commence.

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100 Comfy Cottage Rooms 

Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.