Author: Blue Door Magazine

Lifestyle

Essential OC

Photo Essay by Brett Hillyard The Covid-19 crisis has confirmed that heroes live and work among us. Some sought the risk and reward of dangerous work,  while others had essential status thrust upon them.  One of the most revelatory aspects of the ongoing pandemic  is how quickly we have come to appreciate what is truly essential in our lives. Many we already knew about. First-responders, doctors, nurses, and scientists. Others, we’ve come to more deeply […]

Architecture

Permanent Vacation

A TOUR OF CONTEMPORARY GETAWAYS IN SECLUDED GLOBAL LOCALES Coastal Orange County remains the best place to buy first, second, and third residences, which is why our beach cities are where we choose to shelter in place by the sea—no yacht cruises in the Grenadines or compounds in New Zealand for OC’s own. That doesn’t mean we’re not intrigued by the idea of architecturally-inspired vacation homes in remote areas around the world. From sun-drenched private […]

Real Estate

BAYADERE BELIEVER

Mike Close creates a unique Irvine Terrace compound in the CDM community he knows best By Alexandria Abramian Mike Close is no stranger to Irvine Terrace, the coveted Newport Beach enclave of just under 400 homes, many of which come with sweeping, unobstructed ocean views. In fact, the president of Spinnaker Development has called the neighborhood home for more than a decade. So when an opportunity came to reimagine a home on Bayadere Terrace, one […]

Art

VANITY FLAIR

Celebrity culture on display in Century City The glossy magazine Vanity Fair reveres portrait photography, especially images of actors, athletes, celebrities, and other members of California’s creative class. Some 130 images of  Hollywood royalty from the publication will be on display at The Annenberg Space for Photography’s current exhibition: Vanity Fair: Hollywood Calling – The Stars, the Parties, and the Powerbrokers. Curated by Vanity Fair’s creative development editor David Friend and the magazine’s former director […]