Perspectives on Design New England offers expert insights from leading design professionals into how truly beautiful New England homes are created: from conceptualizing your dream home to creating an outdoor oasis in your backyard or garden. These industry masters can help you create a new home or redesign one to suit your own unique lifestyle. Superbly written and brimming with brilliant photographs, this coffee table book captures the high style of Cape Cod and our coastal region. Panache Partners, $40, www.panache.com.
Add a touch of the Cape to your home with an ornamental Harvest of Barnstable Nantucket Style basket. These elegant baskets, available in several sizes from three to six inches ($10 to $48), feature shells flowing abundantly over the top. Perfect on a side table or a night stand for pure Cape Cod charm. www.harvestofbarnstable.com
This artistic hourglass never tells the same time twice, so it’s always Beach Time! Filled with pure white sand, glass beads and one perfect shell, this handsome, copper-embellished time piece ($58) is handcrafted in Massachusetts.
Available at Yankee Ingenuity, celebrating their 40th year this summer! 525 Main Street, Chatham, 508-945-1288, www.yankee-ingenuity.com
Change is Good
Claire Cook, bestselling author of Must Love Dogs and Life’s a Beach, brings readers a fun new beach read with Seven Year Switch ($13.99). The book tells the warm-hearted story of Jill Murray, a woman who finds herself changing course mid-life. Up until now, Jill’s life hasn’t gone quite as planned; instead of traveling around the world, she’s working for a local travel agency. It takes a soul-searching getaway to Costa Rica for Jill to choose—not so much which man she wants, but what kind of woman she wants to become. www.hyperionbooks.com —Lindsay Oliver
Cape Cod LIFE’s editor, Susan Dewey, will be on Channel 5 Boston’s Chronicle HD with Anthony Everett tonight at 7:30 pm as part of their “Mystery Main Streets” series.
What “Mystery Main Street” are Susan and Anthony showcasing? Watch tonight and tell us your guess here in the comments, or on Facebook.
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Spohr Gardens enchants visitors all year long
Add a romantic touch to your garden with these efficient sprinklers ($16.99). Just attach a hose and you’ve got a sprinkler and petite statue in one! Roughly four by six inches,in several desgins at Osterville House and Garden, 508-428-6911. Read more…
Designer Steve Wardle of Chatham’s Forest Beach Designer-Goldsmiths translated delicate pansy petals into gold, creating an elegant bracelet honoring spring. Each bloom is graced with a diamond. For information, call
508-945-7334, or go to www.capecodcharms.com.
When you grow your own fruits and vegetables, it is a special pleasure to preserve that goodness, giving your table a touch of summer sweetness, even when the snow flies.
Some of these recipes are as simple as chopping up a big bunch of fresh basil, drizzling in some olive oil… read on. And savor (and share!) the fruits of your good garden labor. Read more…
Put your New England knowledge to the test with Cape Cod LIFE & Chronicle HD!
Susan Dewey, Editor of Cape Cod LIFE magazine, filming with Channel 5 TV host Anthony Everett in a top-secret location for Chronicle HD‘s “Mystery Main Street” series. The show airs every Monday at 7:30 pm on WCVB TV, Channel 5 Boston. Stay tuned in the coming weeks, and see if you can guess where they are!
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While sometimes hard to find, Cape Cod still has hidden treasures. Many of us have secret spots: the little known beach tucked at the end of an unassuming road, the unmarked hiking trail through a marsh. Perhaps more than houses or other objects of wealth, here on the Cape, land and privacy are two of the most cherished luxuries. Add a small slice of ocean and you have a Cape Cod fortune.
South from Osterville village, heading towards the ocean along winding back roads, you would probably pass right by a certain gem of a spot on Seaview Avenue. Tucked between larger, newer, fancier homes is a 1960s era colonial whose approach and facade reveal nothing of a secret Eden stretching from the home’s backdoor to the sea. While the house is comfortable and tasteful, the backyard is the real prize. Read more…