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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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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. 

Out of Darkness Comes The Gift of Hope

The Cape Cod Wellness Collaborative looks to the future as they continue their work to support those on Cape Cod living with cancer.

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Gunkholing: Celebrate the Holidays on the Cape & Islands

‘Tis the season to give thanks and celebrate. gunk’holing is the art of getting a boat into any small shallow…

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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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Special Spaces: Party in the Back

Principal & founder of SAIL Architects Jessica Williams, seamlessly incorporates a modern barn into a traditional New England home’s landscape.

Shorethings: I Left My Heart in Harwich

Discover four local merchants in the heart of Harwich Port.

Bright Ideas

Interior designer Laurie Anastos is winning awards with her sophisticated and intuitive lighting design.

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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.