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One thing I love about my job is the ability to peek into other people’s lives. Be it personally or professionally, I enjoy seeing how other people work and live and I often take a lesson or two away from each story. I particularly like working on our three Home and Garden issues each year because I usually get to explore a lovely local house and the history and stories of the family who call it home. This month was no exception. While the physical home of Jim and Jeanette DeVries is a gorgeous, well-built modern coastal cottage with a fantastic layout, the star of the show at this Gulf Breeze property is most certainly the views. The sweeping vistas include a canal for docking boats, a saltwater estuary, the Naval Live Oaks, and the Pensacola Beach skyline across the smooth sound. When I visit home owners for these stories, I often image how I would use the home if I were ever lucky enough to live in such a place. In this home, I would plant myself squarely on the screened in porch for my morning coffee and only the need to pay the mortgage, so I could keep the view, would get me up and out the door for work. In the evening, I would wind down on that same porch with a glass of wine and the evening sunset for my viewing pleasure. The DeVries are lucky folks to call this paradise home. Check out the home, the views and the DeVries’ sweet dog Mattie on page 34.
In addition to our sneak peek into a beautiful home, this issue of full of great information and ideas to transform your house into the sanctuary of your dreams. Be it high tech gadgets and apps to create a home smarter than its owners or recipes for southern fare like crawfish and refreshing tequila-based cocktails for those summer like gatherings, we’ve got you covered. Plus, we take look at the current state of recycling in our area and get a look into the future plans for dedicated local facilities.
All that as well as our reader favorites—regular departments like Pensacola Scene, Page 10 with DeeDee Davis and our Play, Live, Give calendar of local events. I hope you enjoy the issue and I hope you have fabulous summer!
Questions? Comments? Story ideas? Please email Kelly Oden at Kelly@ballingerpublishing.com