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Inside this Issue: Mediterranean Homes & Lifestyles

From the Editors of Mediterranean Homes and Lifestyles

We are so excited to share this inaugural issue of Mediterranean Homes & Lifestyles with you. It’s a medley of all our favorite things: Old-world-inspired design (interpreted in fresh and unexpected ways), exquisite gardens, travel, mouthwatering food, wine, entertaining, and more.

Discover how to prepare easy and delicious antipasto (“Antipasto Primer,” page 6).

Photo: Peter Krumhardt

Come with us as we explore the picture-perfect Greek island of Santorini (“Sheer Beauty,” page 12).

Photo: John Bessler

Visit a winery in Napa Valley where casual entertaining is a part of everyday life (“Wine Country Style,” page 36).

Photo: Helen Norman

And tour a collection of spectacular American homes inspired by Spanish, Moorish, Italian, and French architecture and interior design.

Photo: Edmund Barr

Photo: Edmund Barr

Whether taking a more modern approach or honoring the classic forms and features we have come to expect, these homes share the same defining characteristics. They are warm and welcoming. They bridge the gap between past and present. They are filled with distinctive details and character-building elements. And their doors are always open—to views, guests, and the gorgeous alfresco spaces that are an integral part of Mediterranean-inspired living.

Photo: Laura Moss

While we can’t all live in Tuscany or the south of France, we can certainly capture the laid-back spirit of our favorite destinations. The sweet life—la dolce vita—can still be ours.

The Editors