This week on The Real Housewives of Orange County we were introduced to new Housewife, Lydia Stirling-McLaughlin and her husband Doug. Lydia and Doug married in 2006 and she says her biggest passion is being a wife and a mother. “I’m most passionate about my roles as wife and mom! I’m lucky to have a best friend and partner in my husband Doug and to be raising two of the sweetest souls I know with him. I’ve led several “mom groups” and love exchanging ideas and getting advice about raising children in Orange County,” Lydia says.
Lydia’s official website states: ‘Lydia is an entrepreneur, mother, and the newest cast member of RHOC. Lydia McLaughlin exudes grounded sophistication and style. The native Canadian now resides in Monarch Beach, California where she manages three successful businesses, raises two young children, keeps her marriage and faith strong, and tirelessly gives back to the community. Lydia joins the OC Housewives cast as the fresh faced, confident brunette with impeccable taste, traditional values and a true passion for life.
Born into the media world, Lydia’s family owns the largest privately held multi-media company in Canada. Lydia grew up surrounded by authors, radio personalities, and news anchors who encouraged her creativity and spurred her entrepreneurial spirit evident today.
Together with husband Doug McLaughlin, Lydia has created an empire of her own that began with a luxury marketing agency, SKYLAB Media Group, Inc. Next, SKYLAB Modern Art opened its doors in Laguna Beach, California – a chic gallery housing works from contemporary artists discovered during their world travels.
The pair also founded and currently manage Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine, a high-end luxury publication showcasing the finest things in life. Recognized for its impeccable design, thoughtful celebrity interviews and novel approach to writing, the brand celebrates refined elegance while championing the triumph of the human spirit.
Recently, inspired by the beauty of Orange County’s beaches, Lydia launched her own handcrafted jewelry line: LYDIA M Jewelry. The exclusive collection blends Lydia’s love of gold, sparkle, and the ocean, resulting in pieces that are sexy, smart, modern yet delicate. Locally fashioned and available exclusively at the iconic Montage resort and online at lydiamjewelry.com.
Lydia lives life to the fullest and is not afraid to dream big. She encourages women and brings people together. She sees reality television as a platform to be a positive role model for women around the world.’
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