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Sum­mer livin’, hap­pened so fast. Like a late-into-the-night chat with a dear friend, sum­mer never lasts quite as long as we’d like it to. But we’re de­ter­mined to make the ab­so­lute most of it, whether we’re in the city, in cot­tage coun­try or even abroad. Our Sum­mer Liv­ing is­sue sets out to in­spire sunny style that will em­anate warmth and joy long af­ter the sea­son is over.

Take ad­van­tage of your out­door space like a de­signer – two pros give us a glimpse into their ex­te­rior “rooms” and how they use them. Erin Feasby’s clev­erly com­part­men­tal­ized back­yard in Eto­bi­coke, Ont., suits the needs of kids and adults alike (“Fair Play,” page 56), while Van­cou­verite Ami McKay brings a re­laxed West Coast at­ti­tude to en­ter­tain­ing on her wa­ter­front deck (“Bare­foot Fancy,” page 60).

For the wan­der­lus­ter, we fea­ture sum­mer homes that are both luxe and cozy. In “Taste­ful Twist” ( page 66), wit­ness a stately na­ture-in­spired gem in Muskoka, Ont., de­fined by its grand pro­por­tions, laid-back fur­nish­ings and pops of mod­ernism. “Ship Shape” ( page 74) shows off a New Jer­sey get­away an­i­mated with sea­side mo­tifs in bold red and blue tones. One of On­tario’s va­ca­tion hot spots, Prince Ed­ward County, puts its best foot for­ward with Jen­nifer Gar­nett’s chic eclec­tic cot­tage (page 82). Plus, a spe­cial edi­tion of Style Des­ti­na­tion (page 22) rounds up our most-loved lo­cales for a warm-weather trip.

Last but not least, be sure to check out our sum­mery prod­uct picks, start­ing with this month’s Style News col­umn ( page 15), which fea­tures Cana­dian se­lec­tions in honour of our na­tion’s birthday.

Leaf through and soak it all up. Fleet­ing as the sea­son may be, let’s make it one to re­mem­ber!

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