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COMPADRES QUEST

Photos by Brett Hillyard David Dahl and the Newport Beach-based Whittier Trust team renew a 100-year company legacy by competing in the 2,225-mile Transpac classic yacht race from California to Hawaii  The Transpacific Yacht Race is one of sailing’s great traditions. In July, David Dahl, president and CEO of Whittier Trust, and his sons, Michael and Sean, competed in their first Transpac aboard Compadres, representing Newport Harbor Yacht Club and Balboa Yacht Club in the […]

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INSIDERS INSIGHTS

Blue Door Magazine members inspire with insights and insider info from their lives along the Orange County Coast Photos by Brett Hillyard Burkhart Brothers A Q&A with Mark and Bryan Burkhart about their luxury custom home building business… and wine! BLUE DOOR MAGAZINE: How did your success in the wine industry impact your construction business?   BURKHART BROTHERS: I look at building custom homes with the same passion I have for wine, art, history, and […]

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AGING IN GRACE

A transformative time challenged us to explore new methods of maintaining our health, wellness, and emotional equilibrium. Beauty and fitness regimens that had been de rigueur were discarded, and new ones took their place. Welcome to 2021’s new world of wellness. Photos by Brett Hillyard Tree Poses beneath the leaves How an outdoor yoga class soothes minds and spirits By Jenna Condas  Yoginis gather together, socially distanced of course, gazing up at a bright blue […]

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HEAL THE BAY

By Kedric Francis Photos by Brett Hillyard Orange County cousins dive deep to clear Emerald Bay of the metal remains from a bygone era. Emerald Bay is the jewel of the California coast, and one of the most picturesque places in the world in which to live. Residents of the immaculately-kept private enclave might be surprised, then, that their neighbors Nick and Colin Johnson have collected some 900 pounds of debris that has littered the […]