Ocean Home

April/May 2012

Ocean Home magazine is for people who love the luxury oceanfront lifestyle, from home design and decor to world-class beach resorts, villas, hotels, and destinations.

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FROM THE EDITOR Sea Inspired Putting together certain issues of Ocean Home can be some- what of a paradox. Our magazine's offices are tucked away in a beautiful New England town, which means that for a portion of the year we're reporting on the world's most gorgeous sun-drenched beaches, its hottest oceanfront real estate opportunities, and its top exotic travel destinations as snow falls outside our windows here. And while it's true that we're very often on the road ourselves, checking out all of those offerings and destinations in person, com- ing back home and putting our experience on paper while endur- ing frigid temps is truly bittersweet. Over the last several weeks, we've been in hot anticipation of spring (even summer—hey, it's our job here to think in advance), reveling in all the news, products, and home and travel options that are cropping up out there, which makes for the perfect fodder for daydreams to tide ourselves over until warm weather actually arrives. And that includes perusing our favorite sea-inspired décor, a guaranteed way to enjoy the beach atmosphere in our own homes, even when it's anything but beach weather outside. Inspired by our findings, in this issue we bring you a roundup of some of our favorite pur- veyors of sea-inspired home décor ("Sea Inside," page 68). These individuals offer everything from sea-inspired fine art to whimsical decorative pieces made out of driftwood, seashells, and sea glass, among other beach-borne materials. We'd need more than just one gorgeous ocean- front home to accommodate everything from their shops that's on our wish list—after you read writer Andrew Conway's piece about this special group of merchants, be prepared to spend! Of course, we've dispatched our team of travel writers and reporters to all corners of the globe, as well—Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Fiji, Mexico, and more—and their resulting tales are nothing less than spectacular. And speaking of spectacular, if you're in the market for a stun- ning new waterfront home (or just love taking a peek inside someone else's), be sure to read "Country French by the Sea" on page 62. Writer Anna Kasabian explores every nook and cranny of Mille Fleurs, a castle-like estate on the shores of British Columbia that's available for events, rentals, and, ultimately, purchase. Perhaps it's just the new house you've been looking for—the perfect place for all of your new sea-inspired wares to call home. —Lindsay Lambert, Editor correction On page 36 of our February/March 2012 issue, we should have indicated that Sea-Doo's PWC features iBR, or Intelligent Brake and Reverse tech- nologies, rather than iBS. $ oceanhomemag.com Join in on discussions about the magazine, talk with other readers, submit story ideas and travel trends, post images of ocean homes, and share real estate happenings in your part of the world. Also, check out regular blogs from our team of experts on the road and out in the field. And be sure to click on our digital flipbook, where you can read the magazine online and watch exclusive videos about the people, properties, and locations in this issue. facebook + twitter For up-to-date real estate cover- age, exclusive industry tips, celebrity interviews, and insider news that you won't find anywhere else, follow Ocean Home on Facebook and Twitter. Contributors 1 2 3 1lisa rogak Rogak, an author and a food, travel, and wine writer for Celebrated Living, Wine Enthusiast, and Fox News Latino, recently authored the book And Nothing but the Truthiness: The Rise (and Further Rise) of Stephen Colbert. Rogak, who wrote "Puerto Rico Pride" (page 52) and "Perfect Paella" (page 30), lives in Berkeley, California. 2katie bot- kin Botkin, who lives in Sandpoint, Idaho, is the managing editor of MultiLingual maga- zine. During her stay at Royal Davui in Fiji ("Royal Retreat," page 74), she indulged her penchant for adventure and still managed to come away feeling blissfully rejuvenated. 3gary taxali Taxali ("Easy Pass," page 58) is an award-winning fine artist, illustrator, toy designer, and author whose clients include Rolling Stone and The New York Times. The Royal Canadian Mint in January released a series of Gary Taxali limited-edition 25¢ coins. Each bears Taxali's signature font, "Chumply," and is stamped with his initials. 6 oceanhomemag.com april + may 2012 Editor photograph by sadie dayton Botkin photograph by Matthew Stauss

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