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Architecture, Design


By Alexandria Abramian  Designer Sue Capelli casts a captivating take on contemporary from a single, sea-front perch on Linda Isle In the world of exceptional Newport Beach real estate, Linda Isle stands out from other communities for its ultra-exclusivity. The horseshoe shape of land is an actual island, only connected to Newport via a bridge where a guard gate keeps the island highly private. With just over 100 homes, all are waterfront, and all come […]

Architecture, Design


By Alexandria Abramian  A hyper-curated estate takes custom home creation to the next level When it comes to building custom homes, Michael Reeves is not short on experience. The Newport Beach-based builder, founder, and president of Corbin Reeves Construction had been constructing homes in coastal Southern California communities for more than 30 years when he started work on this Southern California compound with jetliner views. Despite the many notches on his builder’s belt, however, the […]



Blue Door Magazine members inspire with insights and insider info from their lives along the Orange County coast Photos by Brett Hillyard Jason Bradshaw and Darren Smith “We have a simple business model: We get clients a great buy (especially on the ugliest of houses), then work with our design and construction teams to deliver instant equity via a designer-perfect dream home for them. Our niche in today’s competitive marketplace is to provide a concierge […]



A transformative time challenged us to explore new methods of maintaining our health, wellness, and emotional equilibrium. Beauty and fitness regimens that had been de rigueur were discarded, and new ones took their place. Welcome to 2021’s new world of wellness. Photos by Brett Hillyard Tree Poses beneath the leaves How an outdoor yoga class soothes minds and spirits By Jenna Condas  Yoginis gather together, socially distanced of course, gazing up at a bright blue […]

Design, Lifestyle


By Annette Reeves Chef Kimberly Ayayla demonstrates her culinary skills on every social media platform (and appliance) imaginable, giving PIRCH customers a taste of home cooking possibilities. There’s nothing better than the smell of freshly cooked bacon wafting through the room, awakening your gastronomic senses, inviting your stomach to crave an exciting taste, and begging you to find the source of that incredible smell. Or imagine warm baked cookies, pulled straight from the oven, bringing […]

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