Author: Blue Door Magazine

Lifestyle

SALAD DAYS

Buying boxes of incredible organic greens grown in the Second Harvest Food Bank parking lot helps fund programs to feed the hungry. By Kedric Francis | Photos by Brett Hillyard Some of the best produce ever grown in Orange County is thriving in a parking lot next to the railroad tracks in Irvine. Some 20 varieties of organic and nutrient-rich leafy greens are harvested each Friday from impeccably organized and maintained planting beds.  Shiny, fresh, […]

Lifestyle

Contact Orange County By Hilly

Jeff “Yoki” Yokoyama I’m always looking for a reason to connect with and photograph interesting people. Our Contact page is a platform to get a candid glimpse into the lives of some of Orange County’s unique locals. For the first session, I caught up with Jeff “Yoki” Yokoyama at his shop in Newport.  If you haven’t been to Yokishop, put it at the top of the list. You will find one-of-a-kind garments that are made […]

Architecture

Do Architects Dream of Eclectic Suites?

If you want an opinion about design-centric destinations, ask an architect. That’s what magazine editor and author Sarah Miller did in her guidebook to hotels and resorts, Where Architects Sleep. Miller, the founding editor of the British edition of Condé Nast Traveller, reached out to 270 architects around the world, including renowned names and Pritzker Prize winners. Daniel Libeskind, Amanda Levete, Charles Renfro, Sir Norman Foster, Annabelle Selldorf, Fumihiko Maki, and Richard Meier, the lone […]

Art

THE POWER OF FLOWERS

Artists have featured flowers in their work as a symbol of rebirth and renewal for centuries. In recent months, many of us have been drawn to flowers as subjects in social media, and also as an excuse to get outside.  By Jenna Condas  People started noticing. Had birds always chirped so sweetly? Had that sycamore tree in the front yard suddenly grown taller? Were the roses in the neighbor’s garden always such a gorgeous shade […]