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Welcome home – summer 2018

Where we get our ideas for the next East Coast Living and a chance to win a one-year subscription

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Before our team researches and writes an issue of East Coast Living, we sit down to discuss ideas for the stories that fill its pages. Some ideas come from something we read or a trend we’ve noticed. Decorators, designers, and contractors across our region suggest others. But many of our best ideas come from readers just like you.

Take our winter 2017 cover story. Halifax homeowner Terra Jamieson told us about the extension she and her husband Rob added on to their early 20th-century home. They loved their home, but as their family grew, they were outgrowing the house. Terra’s message hooked me immediately. It had everything a good East Coast Living story needs: a unique home, a challenge, and a solution that our readers can put to work.

Terra saw her home and situation as a perfect fit for our magazine. Now we’re turning to you, to ask what you’d like to see in our pages in the coming year. What makes you excited about the next East Coast Living? More home stories, more how-to features, more recipes? Complete our three-minute, online survey before August 31 and we’ll enter you in a draw to win one of three year-long subscriptions to East Coast Living. Find it at eastcoastliving.ca/survey18.

In our summer issue, you’ll find plenty to inspire you through the warmest months of the year. We’ll visit a home in Point Prim, P.E.I. that was lovingly restored from crumbling walls into a cozy country cottage.

Because summer is our favourite time to get outside, we’re highlighting the great outdoors. Learn about landscaping ideas big and small to create a comfortable outdoors space to spend long evenings, how to light your garden to make those evenings even longer, and visit outdoor baker Neal Bowers to share some sure-to-please bread recipes you can bake inside or out. Plus, sommeliers suggest a selection of summer wines from across our region.

As always, we love hearing your feedback on the magazine and seeing your projects come to life. Share your ideas and pictures with us on Facebook or Twitter, or email ecl@metroguide.ca

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