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Inside this Issue: Mediterranean Homes & Lifestyles

From the Editors of Mediterranean Homes and Lifestyles

The best memories are often forged from the simplest of things: the smell of the air on a crisp autumn morning, the aroma of a favorite meal lovingly prepared and slowly savored, the laughter of friends gathered around a table, the beauty of an abundant garden. All these converge at the idyllic hilltop home of Michelle VanBoxtel and Mac Mackrovitch (“Table on the Hill,” page 58), where good friends, mouthwatering food, and breathtaking views are the order of the day.


Photo: Edmund Barr


Photo: Edmund Barr

Our team traveled to the VanBoxtel-Mackrovitch home in California overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Brisa del Mar Vineyards to capture the enchantment of the limestone-clad house and we never wanted to leave. Which is just the way Michelle and Mac intended it. Although the two love to travel, their favorite destination, bar none, is their own backyard.


Photo: Edmund Barr


Photo: Edmund Barr

It’s a lesson we take to heart. Embracing the Mediterranean way of life doesn’t require a passport or the command of a foreign language; it requires only a willingness to slow down and appreciate those wondrous things—both tangible and intangible—that have been around for centuries: good food, friends, and a little patina.

Come along and visit interior designer Mary Margaret Vasquez in her Florida home, (“Colorful Character,” page 14).


Photo: Jessie Preza


Photo: Jessie Preza

And travel with us to garden designer Greg Salmeri’s California oasis, (“Embracing Patina,” page 76).


​Photo: Victoria Pearson


Photo: Victoria Pearson

 

Welcome to Mediterranean Homes & Lifestyles.

The Editors