Monday, October 5, 2009

Happy Monday & Coastal Living





Happy Monday everyone. Last week I was contacted by Coastal Living (I adore this publication). Their publicist is a fan of my blog and had some lovely things to say about Beach Vintage. I was so excited and proud at the same time. Anyway, I was asked to become a monthly reviewer for the magazine, which I happily accepted. Each month I will feature my favourite article. Furthermore, if you leave a reply comment on these particular posts I will enter you in a monthly draw for a free copy of the current issue. I will post internationally.

So here is my favourite article from the October issue. It's an Eco friendly beach cottage in Nantucket. EVERY room looks over the ocean & sand. My absolute favourite thing? The green splash back bricks in the kitchen. The decorating is a mix of old with new (I love this approach). The owners didn't want anything too precious around. There are lots of recycled things around including the ceiling which is recycled pine. I just love this house! I hope you enjoyed reading about it too.

Don't forget to leave a comment today to win a copy of the current issue of Coastal Living. I will announce the winner at the end of this week.

And check out Mayas (Completely Coastal) blog this Tuesday. She is also a chosen reviewer for Coastal Living Magazine. As is Lisa from Coastal Nest. & Layla and Kevin from The Lettered Cottage.

70 comments:

  1. Hi Simone,
    Sounds like an exciting opportunity for you :)
    Congratulations,
    LouLou
    xoxo

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  2. How exciting for you Simone! I'm sure you will enjoy your new "position". And any thing beachy and eco can only be good.

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  3. oh...what a nice oppurtunity for you to write review for the magazine.

    I haven't seen this magazine before in this part of the world...I would love to get a copy of it. please add me for the draw..thank you

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  4. Wow, congratulations!! That kitchen is absolutely gorgeous! Have a wonderful day!

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  5. I love the images you have chosen! What jumped out at me was the green tiles and the indoor shingles!
    Looking foward to your reviews. I must say it is a publication I have not sen.
    :) Irene x

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  6. What a fab giveaway!
    Would you mind if I added it to the Blogtoberfest giveaway list?

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  7. i love coastal living magazine!!
    the rustic stone fireplace with driftwood mantlepiece is adorable & i love that silver lamp sitting there.

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  8. Kitchen image is gorgeous, really beuatiful package :)
    Have a nice week!

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  9. Oh my goodness, how exciting....you will be perfect!!!

    And this home is gorgeous, very nicely done!

    Woo hoo!

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  10. This kitchen... I would like to jump into the photo. (And I'd like to add it's always a pleasure to leave a comment here !)

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  11. I love the black wicker chairs oohhh and that kitchen!!!

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  12. Beautiful images! I love mixing in the beach with existing pieces! How calming.

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  13. Oh what a fun job! I love Coastal Living - how exciting.

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  14. What an amazing house, I love the fireplace. I also fancy that kitchen, wow, great table and the shelves are good too. I've just come across your blog and think it's lovely, might have to follow you! xo

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  15. Simone you are perfect for that role! Congratulations and it is a fab magazine. I love the featured pictures and the fireplace is superb. Thanks for your comment on my Blog too regarding the Captain. xx

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  16. I love home publications esp Coastal Living, but they don't fit in the budget sometimes. Great giveaway!

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  17. Hey! Congratulations! That is wicked that your blogging efforts are being recognised! How splendid! I adore that fireplace - it is so wonderful and perfect for a beach cottage. How they made that is beyond me but what a striking centre piece as you come into a house! And then the sea all around you...perfect design! xxx

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  18. Hi Simone congratulations on the coastal living news you will be great. Please enter me in the draw to win an issue of this wonderful magazine. Sandy

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  19. Fabulous Simone!!! I will look forward to this! x

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  20. wow, congratualtions!! thats some serious news! you lil go getter ;)

    sugar
    xoxo

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  21. How exciting for you, Simone!!!

    I already subscribe and I'm saving my current issue for a girl week end so I covered the screen so I wouldn't see the pics! ☺

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  22. I love that magazine!...Did u read the story on the California guy that sailed around the world? Lives an hr. away from my area....Coastal Living has great ideas, a keeper for sure

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  23. A. HOW exciting! Congratulations.
    B. I LOVE the second image.

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  24. Congratulations Simone how exciting to be asked to review such beautiful homes and in such a wonderful magazine, enjoy! The house is just beautiful, I love those green tiles in the kitchen.:)

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  25. Oh hey, that's exciting! Good for you. That Nantucket home looks beautiful.

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  26. so much good news on this monday morning and i am not even finished with my coffee!!! congrats simone! it seems a perfect pairing!
    love the stone fireplace..
    xoj

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  27. That's pretty exciting!
    I love that day bed, and the kids room.

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  28. Hi Simone! I love your blog, and I LOVE Coastal Living - it's absolutely my favorite magazine,and I've used ideas from it to decorate almost every room in my condo. I was flipping through it last night @ Lowe's while my boyfriend was picking out tile grout, and that article caught my eye, too! Congrats on getting asked to write this monthly review. =)

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  29. I'm in! I've never seen this magazine, which I should remedy as I live on the Atlantic coast. Congratulations on the reviewing gig!

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  30. Wow, congrats!
    That is so cool.

    Happy Monday.

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  31. Congratulations ....what an honor! You will be great and I can hardly wait to follow along on your blog! I do love this cottage...take me away to Nantucket(only been to Marthas Vineyard} xoxoxo

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  32. i love your blog and home ideas for utilizing the old with the new! great in our 'throw away' society! i also love the relaxed decorating stle of the east coast of the USA! so this mag looks perfect for that!

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  33. How very cool to be contacted by them!! I'd be flattered as I too love their magazine. I'll cross my fingers and hopefully one day get to work on a project with them. I love this place too. The green tile is fabulous - unexpected and very happy. The fireplace ..rocks! Oh, that was shameful of me, but I couldn't resist.

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  34. congratulations! you will be a great reviewer of this amazing magazine!
    have a great week! justyna

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  35. Congrats on the "montly review" position. I love Coastal Living Mag!~ Have a great week!
    Jackie

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  36. Well congrats to you!! How very cool. No need to enter me, I'm a subscriber far into the future.

    Aren't those mantles wonderful?
    Happy Day,
    ~Julia

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  37. I love Coastal Living and have been a subscriber for years. The article on the Nantucket house was really good. I thought they did a really good job on making a green house look like it was there forever. I also really liked the article about the boy who sailed around the world. Alone. Amazing! Anyway, congratulations on your new 'job' with the magazine. If, by some chance you choose my name, pick again, as I already have the issue. Pass it along to someone who doesn't.

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  38. Me too!! Coastal Living asked me to be a monthly reviewer as well, and I did my first review in September. I guess we're both doing it... (and I'm sure others will follow...), and I've picked the same island cottage as the article to feature (totally fell in love with that fireplace!!). My post will go up Tuesday (on Completely Coastal)..., and I'll include a link to yours. What do you think..., we could link to each others monthly review!?

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  39. Love Coastal Living! Have not picked up a issue in a while and would love one! Thank you for the give away opportunity!

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  40. Simone,

    BRAVO! Way to go girl I just knew you had that extra something! I am very proud to be a follower.

    Love,

    Marjorie

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  41. I'm with you with the green back splash. Very very inviting - and so are those chairs just waiting for the family dinner. Thank you for this opportunity!
    SuZeQ

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  42. Well done you - congratulations on this fabulous news! Leigh

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  43. Congratulations! Well deserved! I love the stone fireplace and the green back splash is divine!

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  44. Congratulations, Simone! It couldn't have happened to a nicer girl! Wonderful!

    And I agree with you on your pick! Everything about it is perfect! You did a great job!
    All the best,
    Eileen

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  45. What a great honor, Simone! Coastal Living has chosen well...
    Coastal Living is one of my favorite publications. I have been subscribing to it since the very first introductory issue...many years ago. There is always something interesting to be found between the covers.

    I really LOVE the kitchen table in the eco friendly beach cottage. It's just what I need.
    Looking forward to your reviews...
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  46. Congratulations Simove, very exciting news. I will be looking forward to read your reviews.
    X
    V

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  47. wow congratulations on being selected to review for coastal living! what an honor. i love coastal living and always look to them for inspiration.

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  48. What a great, cozy home!
    I am a fan of the green subway tile in the kitchen along with the open shelves.

    Those awning style window screen are another nice touch to the many layers of this simple space.

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  49. Well done!!! Will look forward to reading your review,i love that mag!!!

    Have a great week!!

    lesley : )

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  50. Simone that's incredible news!!! Sooooo exciting!!!!!! I'm happy for you...

    :) T

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  51. I have just learned that Maya from Completely Coastal is also a reviewer. We hope to link between our blogs for every review. Yeah!

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  52. mmm i do love that fireplace... and the kitchen looks like it just needs to come for an (extended) visit to my house so i could perhaps steal it..

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  53. Oh yeah, i could see myself looking out that window, crafting away, ah....lovely...until then the mag will have to do LOL...

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  54. Wow how exciting, congratulations!

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  55. Oh you must be on top of the world !

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  56. What wonderful news!! Congrats! I really like the wingback wicker/stick chairs! I haven't seen anything like that before.

    xo

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  57. Hey girlfriend, is it too late to link me..They have me doing the same thing!!
    Lisa
    coastal nest

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  58. oh gosh, that's really amazing. big congrats! i love the article you picked. beautiful cottage, especially that stone fireplace. good for all seasons.

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  59. Hi Simone
    Big Congratulations.. you and Maya both
    I am so slow getting around blogs this week or I would of sent you my congrats earlier!!
    x Julie

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  60. Coastal Living is such a LOVELY magazine... I hope it lasts!

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  61. Ooohhh, Aaaaaah, so amazingly awesome, I want to crawl into the pages and live there!

    XO
    Keke

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  62. Very happy for you, Simone. I like the couch facing those big windows. Lisa.

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  63. Sounds like an exciting opportunity for you :)
    Congratulations,
    Work From Home

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  64. Oh, I hope I am not too late to go into the draw.
    An avid follower of course.

    Liesa

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  65. Extremely exciting... All the best and Congrats..

    Micky
    xxoo

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  66. Would love to have a copy of the mag to browse:-)

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  67. I'm not sure if I still qualify for the competition, but I wanted to post and say how much I love your blog whenever I stumble across it. It's very inspiring. Maybe it's time to become a follower :)

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  68. Congrats. Great article to post from the latest CL ... that fireplace is incredible. I drooled on the page when I first saw it.

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  69. Wonderful!
    I've been a follower of you , Maya, Layla for the longest..
    Love each of your posts!..
    How lucky for each of you to have been chosen as reviewers of this delightful magazine!!
    the fact that each of you chose the same article for review and posting just goes to show that great minds do think alike..
    would I toss my vacumn for a broom?
    only in a heartbeat!
    I love that cottage!
    warmest sandy hugs..
    Loui♥

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