Author: Blue Door Magazine

Lifestyle

Al Fresco Finds

OC dines outdoors at new and expanded spaces As restaurants struggle to survive, cities and landlords are pivoting to allow new and expanded outdoor dining options. An entire block of Forest Avenue in Laguna Beach has been closed to driving and parking, dedicating the public space to dining, shopping, and promenading.  With restaurants among the industries most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, new and expanded al fresco dining opportunities are opening in many areas of […]

Design

Westward Home

A Dana Point compound blends contemporary lines with cowboy inspiration By Alexandria Abramian  | Photos by Darlene Halaby  As far as home design unions go, the pairing was far from typical. On one side of the aisle was the clients’ penchant for Western design and art; on the other, the property’s enviable oceanfront location at The Strand in Dana Point. Presiding over the project were two of Orange County’s top design talents, architect Geoff Sumich […]

Design

SAFE AT HOME

Whether it’s installing a new kitchen faucet or building an entire new wing, making our homes more healthful, functional, and beautiful also provides a sense of control and comfort in stressful times. By Annette Reeves The world is full of dichotomies today. We’re forced to stay home but yearning to get out. There are financial obligations to meet, but the ability to work productively is hindered by supply chain issues and a weakened labor force. […]

Lifestyle

Summertime, and the Grillin’ is Easy!

The first in a series celebrating Orange County chefs as they garden, grill, and entertain in their own backyards | Photos by Brett Hillyard Most of us are cooking, grilling, and eating at home much more than we were a year ago, with admittedly mixed results. Those with the requisite palate, skill, and experience post magazine-quality photos of delicious homemade gourmet dishes daily (we see you Moira, Adrienne, Jamie, and others). The rest of us […]