Author: Leslie Hatton

Leslie (Horne) Hatton enthusiastically joined Cape Cod Life in October of 2022. Educated in Mashpee and Falmouth, she graduated from Assumption College and received her Master of Education degree from Lesley College. A former teacher, she has taught middle school, preschool and most recently, fifth grade. She and her husband Tom have three children: Aidan, Colin, and Erin. Their newest family member is Millie, an outgoing, outrageously happy chocolate lab. She loves to talk about all of them so better not ask. One neat tidbit about Leslie is that she is the author of the locally best-selling children’s book Cape Cod ABCs, with over 10K books sold on Cape Cod, the Islands and across Massachusetts. Happiest in the summer with a little sun on her face, she loves being with friends and her family, laughing, drinking and eating all over beautiful Cape Cod.


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Hearth and Harbor

Cathy Kert Interiors teams up with Oman Construction Company to reimagine a family’s multi-generational home in Dennis.

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Shadows to Sunshine

House of Coco Interiors helps transform a dark and dated home into a timeless coastal retreat. 

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Good Reads in LIFE: Get Ready to Get Organized!

Some of us remember being in grade school when the teacher would instruct us to do some creative writing—come up…

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Moody Blues

What do you get when you cross an inspired vision board with Benjamin Moore’s Newburyport Blue? Answer: A special Nantucket project by the team at Donna Elle Design.

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Cape Cod Coastal

Laurie Gorelick Interiors creates a second home for a family who fell in love with the Cape during decades of family vacations.

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When Life Gives You Lemons…

Interior designer Melanie Gowen helps a Nantucket family turn a negative to a positive with a reimagined pool house.

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Shorethings: Annie’s World

Shakespeare asked, “What’s in a name?” In this case, the Annies have it all: creativity, adaptability, vision, inspiration and innovation.

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Good Reads in LIFE: A Feast For Your Eyes

Living on Cape Cod we (thankfully) have no shortage of extraordinary fish markets and restaurants featuring locally sourced seafood; it’s in fact, one of the reasons that the Cape is so popular. However, we often find ourselves stuck in a rut of how to prepare the endless …

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Renovate to Update

Longfellow Design Build helps bring a family’s dated summer home into the present day making it practical as well as inviting for generations to come together.

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Special Spaces: Stay Awhile

Style meets comfort in this barn-inspired guesthouse designed to make you feel right at home. 

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Somewhere, beyond the sea…

Improvements to the Cape’s premier oceanfront destination makes Wychmere Beach Club the ultimate seaside beach haven.

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Where the Green Grass Grows 

The landscape team at Outerland takes their role in creating a beautiful yard to heart.

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Mastering the Trade: Mike Duffany 

With a new year comes change; the inclination to revamp, update and make modifications that strengthen and improve us. In…

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Southern Charm

Old Main Mercantile is the store you’ll want to return to again and again.

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Shorethings: ChappyWrap

Whether it’s for comfort or snuggling, ChappyWrap aims to be your favorite blanket for all of life’s moments.

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Next Wave: Melanie Gowen 

Named Nantucket’s best interior designer for 2023, Melanie Gowen brings her eye for design & her expertise as a real estate agent to help clients every step of the way.

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The Business of Giving

Shining a light on nine local businesses with philanthropic values at their core.

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Worth the Wait

Embracing change as they write their next chapter, a couple builds their dream home. Any new construction project comes with…

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