Jacqueline Thompson next to staircase in Corona del Mar CA

I often find myself immersed at the deepest level in conversations with others when we are discussing the things that make us, us. The little known facts, lessons learned, life hacks and new discoveries that help us live our best lives are the things that often leave me inspired. Feeling good in your own skin is something I believe we all find meaning and comfort in – and the ways in which we achieve that are as unique as our DNA. I have curated here my current recipe for achieving wellbeing inside and out, in 5 universal categories. As we enter the New Year, I hope these tips will help you ring in a much anticipated new chapter, with sheer simplicity that leaves you empowered.


An hour of exercise a day is a must for me. It fuels my…

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Newport Coast

Exterior front of home in Newport Coast California

Set on an unparalleled parcel of the Tesoro enclave in Newport Coast - on the very edge of the community- surrounded by nature and pure horizon with stunning panoramic views.


This 4 bedroom home is ready to be reimagined with every single room in the home gazing out upon the vistas which span from blue Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island to green hills and Mountains, to city lights- all the way to downtown LA and even the Hollywood sign. At the very end of the cul-de-sac, an extra long driveway leads to the property where the unique privacy cannot be overstated. Upon entry the layout unfolds from office to formal living and into the remodeled kitchen and family room that opens to the rear yard where you will find…

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Shady Canyon

Backyard pool and view

Shady Canyon Estate

This legacy Shady Canyon estate is perched on one of the- if not the most coveted lots, encompassing the entire end of a cul-de-sac on a peak that offers up one view point after another spanning breathtaking views of mountains, ocean, golf course, rolling green hills, and city lights.

Built by an All-Star Cast

Impeccably built by an all-star cast lead by Matt White of W Custom Homes and John Henderson of Spectrum Architecture, the finishes are exquisite and timeless from the French Limestone flooring and the oiled French Oak hardwood floors- to the bathrooms fitted with marble and Walker Zanger tile- to the sliding doors that make walls disappear and custom fireplace surrounds.

The Layout

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Shady Canyon

Aerial view of 52 Golden Eagle in Shady Canyon


This superb Shady Canyon custom estate offers luxurious living on a sizable and secluded corner lot offering scenic vistas and city lights views. Designed by renowned landscape architect Greg Grisamore, the expansive grounds feature mature landscaping which includes Aleppo pines, California live oaks, and majestic sycamores.

Beautiful Entry Foyer

A beautiful entry foyer with natural stone surround leads to the main level hallway - with high ceilings and Jerusalem limestone tile - providing a glimpse into the casually elegant interiors of the 5 bedroom, 5-and-2 half bath residence and the rear yard and view beyond.…

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