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Coastal Grandmother Vibes at the Library

Coastal Grandmother Vibes at the Library

July 12, 2022

What is “Coastal Grandmother”? Coined by TikTok influencer @lexinicoleta, the Coastal Grandmother aesthetic is a trend that references the style of wealthy middle-aged women who live in oceanside regions. However, the Coastal Grandmother aesthetic is for everyone—no grandchildren or beach required! Coastal Grandmother style is clean and classic. The Coastal Grandmother favors natural fabrics, bright interiors in neutral color palettes, and has a zest for living. Mid-Continent Public Library has everything you need to live the Coastal Grandmother lifestyle to the fullest.

Visual references are everything in understanding the Coastal Grandmother aesthetic. To get started, check out some of the movies in our collection to catch the Coastal Grandmother vibe on screen.  Immerse yourself in the airy linen and cashmere-filled world of Nancy Meyers, the queen of Coastal Grandmother style. Her films are quintessential viewing for any aspiring Coastal Grandmother. Watch Something’s Gotta Give to be whisked away to the Hamptons or It’s Complicated to see examples of Coastal Grandmother style with a west coast flair.

Next, be sure to check out Nancy Meyers’s enviable home in a recent issue of Architectural Digest to see real-life aesthetic inspiration for her films. Or if a musical paternity mystery is more your thing, then Mamma Mia! will check all the boxes while providing plenty of Coastal Grandmother inspiration. Browse our curated collection of Coastal Grandmother-inspired interior design books and cookbooks to take a deeper dive into the lifestyle. Or, check out the July issue of Country Homes and Interiors for fresh ideas on incorporating the perfect Coastal Grandmother color palette into your home’s design.

MCPL has a wide range of eMagazines on OverDrive Magazines to explore the Coastal Grandmother trend. The Summer 2022 issue of Heart of Hospitality provides ideas for entertaining Coastal Grandmother style. The Coastal Grandmother always knows what to wear for any occasion—from small intimate dinner parties to blow-out summer cookouts. Peruse the August issue of Red UK to find the perfect relaxed-yet-elegant summer outfit for any event.

The Coastal Grandmother is never without a good beach read. To fully embrace the trend, be sure to stop into any MCPL branch to find a book to read and find some time to relax this summer.

Erin K.
Community Relations & Planning

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