Entrepreneur, mother, and newest cast member of the hit Bravo TV show, Real Housewives of Orange County, 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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