Art, Lifestyle


Elizabeth Segerstrom brings ballet stars who fled the war in Ukraine to Orange County for a spectacular celebration of art, culture, and compassion. Renowned ballet dancers from around the world gathered for an intimate one-night-only special ballet performance, Reunited in Dance, in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Reunited in Dance brought together dancers with ties to Ukraine and Russia, many of whom danced with Russia’s preeminent companies and left Russia following the invasion […]



Forget the columned entryway, the stately pillars, and the rooftop pool. The latest destinations are twisting and turning, curving and swerving everything we’ve come to expect from traditional hotel design. The result? A series of architectural adventures guaranteed to jolt the senses into a new dimension. By Alexandria Abramian Costa Rica: TREETOP DOWNWARD DOG Downward dog perched high above the treetops? That’s the concept at Origins, an ultra-boutique wellness lodge nestled within the high valley […]

Architecture, Lifestyle


What are the most important buildings in OC—the most historic, architecturally significant, and the most beautiful? What built spaces and public places make us unique? These are the questions that Blue Door Magazine explores as we tour Iconic OC. The two World War II-era blimp hangars in Tustin are arguably Orange County’s most striking and superlative structures. Built in 1942-1943, they remain two of the largest freestanding wooden structures on the planet, according to the […]

Art, Design, Lifestyle


An Indian Wells midcentury moves into the spotlight with a brand-new take on the showcase concept By Alexandria Abramian Desert Oasis doesn’t play by the typical showcase home rule book. For starters, the home designed by architect John Walling is not a spec project. Instead, the homeowner of the 4,350-square-foot Coachella Valley midcentury with soaring roof lines and natural rock-covered walls brought a distinctive vision for the project—one that involved design inspiration that included a […]