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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 […]



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 […]



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 […]

Architecture, Design


By Alexandria Abramian  Designer Sue Capelli casts a captivating take on contemporary from a single, sea-front perch on Linda Isle In the world of exceptional Newport Beach real estate, Linda Isle stands out from other communities for its ultra-exclusivity. The horseshoe shape of land is an actual island, only connected to Newport via a bridge where a guard gate keeps the island highly private. With just over 100 homes, all are waterfront, and all come […]