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Away in Autumn

Enjoy your next off-season vacation or staycation at AutoCamp Cape Cod! This fall we were lucky enough to enjoy a staycation at Falmouth's newest attraction: AutoCamp Cape Cod. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by the stunning modern architecture that is their Clubhouse. As we ventured inside for check-in we received a warm welcome from friendly staff who showed us where we would be staying via their site map and got us up-to-speed on everything we would need to know to make the most of our stay. Inside the Clubhouse ...

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Beachmoor West

Waaaaay West! You can take the girl away from the Cape, but… It has the trappings of so many other Cape Cod houses: glorious views out to the ocean, a wooden “Buzzards Bay” sign over the secretary, glass lamp bases filled with shells, a copy of this very magazine on a little antique chest purchased in Sandwich.… But wait! Magenta bougainvillea cascades down a wall in the side yard. Route 6A is nowhere to be found. And the sun is setting over the ocean rather than rising there. What’s going ...
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    Your source for arts and entertainment on Cape Cod.

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    An insider's guide to local gifts and shopping.

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    Dine with spectacular views and delicious food.

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    Featuring Cape Cod's most popular venues and merchants.

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Community Partners Doing Good

19 local nonprofits work to make a difference in the community.

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Good Reads in LIFE: Your Forever Dog

Inspired by an event that forever changed her life, author Leslie Yerkes wrote her second children’s book, Your Forever Dog: How…

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Photo Portfolio: Jon Vaughan

Local business owner, author, and award-winning photographer Jon Vaughan, has been capturing the Cape and Islands for over 40 years. 

Weekend Away: Martha’s Vineyard

The ease of getting to the Vineyard makes it an ideal Day Trip, but the luxury of staying for a weekend is worth the time. 

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The House That Jill Built

Interior designer Jill Najnigier’s talents take center stage as she fashions the vacation home of her family’s dreams.

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The Transition of Traditions

One couple’s dream home puts a 21st century spin on traditional Cape Cod style.

Next Wave: Lindsay Moore

A transplant all the way from sunny California, Lindsay Moore is a Senior Project Manager at SV Design, where a…

Shorethings: I Left My Heart in Harwich

Discover four local merchants in the heart of Harwich Port.

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The Artist Whisperer

With the help of world-famous designer Ken Fulk, a storied Provincetown house for creatives opens its doors once more.

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Artist Profile: Debra Birtwell

“I don’t ever use black. I use the white of the paper,” Debra offers. “If you study painting with me,…

Artist Profile: Craig Caldwell

Nauset Break • Oil on canvas, 2019 • 30″x 40″ “My brain is 90 percent visual,” explains Craig Caldwell. The…

Artist Profile: Joseph Conrad-Ferm

Curroon • Canvas • 88″ x 92″ It was an art elective that kept Yarmouth Port painter Joseph Conrad-Ferm from…

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By King or Storm

Two Cape growers, Sandwich’s Bob King and Provincetown’s Stormy Mayo, share the straight scoop on growing magnificent Dahlias.

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Sea & Soil and Frost & Found

Two floral designers interpret their passion for flowers and the natural world with unique perspectives.

Blooming at the Water’s Edge

Landscape Designer Maria Hickey sets a seaside embankment ablaze with blooms!

Encompassed by Nature

Sudbury Design Group transforms a tranquil property on Fox Island in Osterville, a project that reflects the natural allure of this Cape gem.