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Architecture, Design, Real Estate


A Bayadere Terrace compound crafts a common language between cool contemporary and the warmth of midcentury design  By Alexandria Abramian   The art of the creating the five-star spec home has evolved greatly in the past five years and continues to do so. On the one hand, home creation takes time. With planning, permitting, and construction taking years, projects cannot respond to fickle design fads, nor can they commit to too specific a style. On […]



Outdoors is where we want to be this winter. Here’s how a safe and sane ski season is shaping up in the West. By Sabina Dana Plasse Ready to hit the slopes? Here is some intel on what’s happening at some of our favorite downhill destinations. But first, this: “Californians are encouraged to stay home or in their region and avoid non-essential travel to other states or countries. Avoiding travel can reduce the risk of […]


Insider Insights

SECOND IN A SERIES Blue Door Magazine members inspire with insights and insider info from their lives along the Orange County coast Photos by Brett Hillyard JON FLAGG “My son Kyle and I are living and loving the island lifestyle of Lido. It’s summer year-round on this magical island. I enjoy teaching my son and protege Kyle what’s ‘sup’ regarding the real estate market as we paddle around the storybook island neighborhood.” Jon Flagg | […]


Patio Perfection

Outdoor dining has always been a pleasure at South Coast Plaza. In 2020, it became essential. As Orange County restaurants pivoted to offer outdoor dining in response to the rules and realities of the COVID-19 epidemic, a number of the new and expanded al fresco dining options, while welcome, were not realized with design and aesthetics  in mind. Luckily, the outdoor options at South Coast Plaza have always been lovely, with thoughtfully-designed and artistically-appointed patios, […]