We bring the best of the cottage experience to life in our July 2014 issue. Whether your ideal escape is in the mountains, woods, by the sea or a lake, these beautiful vacation retreats will have you dreaming all summer long. Read our East Coast special to see two shining examples of homes decorated in the breezy nautical style fitting for a seaport. And for city slickers, Joel Bray demonstrates how to beautify your balcony for summer. Tommy Smythe gives a taste of Newport style, while food editor Eric Vellend shares his recipes for updated East Coast fare, from a dairy-free seafood chowder to an easy backyard lobster boil and an authentic Blueberry Grunt dessert.