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Real Estate

LEAGUE OF HER OWN

She has $1.65 billion in residential real estate sales, sets sales records in coastal OC, and is the number-one agent in Shady Canyon. But for Jacqueline Thompson, professional success is only part of the story.  BLUE DOOR MAGAZINE: What are the secrets to your success?  Jacqueline Thompson: I build relationships and don’t merely sell homes. Therein lies a huge difference. My clients know I am their biggest advocate and am there at a moment’s notice […]

Art

JOURNEYS TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD

Mount Everest was first climbed in 1953 as part of the ninth British expedition to the Himilayas. Everest: Ascent to Glory at the Bowers Museum celebrates these attempts to explore and summit what the Tibetan people call the “Mother Goddess of the World.”  Humanity has long sought to expand into new frontiers, pushing boldly where others have feared to or could not go. For Great Britain, the early 20th century was marred by the Great […]

Art

DREAM SCENARIO

Fine art photographer Hugh Foster finds the balance between grace and strength at two iconic Orange County works of art For Hugh Foster, architecture is more than mere backdrop. It is an essential part of the artistic conversation between subject and setting. The sinewy structure of a body’s musculature is juxtaposed against mineralized stone, veins visible against alabaster/bronzed bone. A dancer’s pose is fleeting against the granite structure’s permanence. But here, in Foster’s lens, they’re […]

Design

GRAND GESTURE

Warmth, elegance, and opulence: Interior designer Sue Capelli recruits an all-star design cast to create a next-level estate in Crystal Cove By Alexandria Abramian | Photography by Chad Mellon It isn’t every day that a designer works on a canvas as commanding at this 26,000-square-foot estate perched high in the hills of Crystal Cove. But Sue Capelli, founder of Passione Interior Design, has built a reputation for realizing homes of this magnitude. For this Northern […]

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