It’s as if we blinked, and now we are saying goodbye to 2014, and welcoming in the New Year. Time sure goes by fast, and as we reflect on the past year, we look forward to ringing in 2015 with all of you.
Throughout the year we have met many amazing and talented people who we were pleased to feature in our magazine. From music legend Willie Nelson, who took the stage at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center for the first time in history, to country superstar LeAnn Rimes, actress Amber Montana and many more, we look forward to yet another year of exciting stories.
We are also eager to continue to show our support for our local non-profit organizations. Just a few months ago, we hosted the 5th Annual Dancing With Our Stars event, which raised $195,000 for our local charities, and we couldn’t have done it without the help of many gracious people.
We decided to highlight some of the fabulous fashion boutiques in Santa Clarita, and our cover model, Taylor Dome, is featured wearing clothes and accessories from H.E.R ladies boutique. Thank you to all who were involved in the fashion photo shoot.
As you can see, élite went Hollywood throughout this issue. Even our La Maison got in on the red carpet action as we featured the beautiful 200 acres of Rancho Deluxe, one of the film industry’s sought out locations. Take a tour of the beautiful facility as well as find out what has been filmed on the premise. Thank you to Steve and Dianne Arklin for welcoming us to their fabulous estate.
Santa Clarita is no stranger to Hollywood as many celebrities make their home in our town. HGTV’s Stephen Zimpel sat down to talk with us about life on the set of the popular television series, Outdoor Room with Jamie Durie.
We also caught up with actor Ruba Wilson, who we have featured in one of our past issues of élite. Ruba is currently starring in Flex & Shanice, the reality series on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
We have highlighted some of the wonderful events that have taken place in our valley over the last few months in our Crème de la Crème features.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 4th annual elite Ultimate Home and Garden Awards this issue. Congratulations to all the winners as well as those who have supported our publication throughout the years.
A New Year, means it’s time to redecorate! Whether it’s indoor or out, let our home and garden profile directory help you find the right professional for the job.
If you’re looking for a unique gift for your special someone, check out our Holidays Gift Guide for some extraordinary finds.
The beauty of living in Southern California is living near the beach. Escape for a few days and visit Ventura County West, our Great Escape featuring the cities of Camarillo, Oxnard and Ventura. Stay and play for the holidays, and enjoy all the seaside has to offer.
We stepped back in time…about 45 years back when College of the Canyons first opened its doors to the community. Read our special Looking Back feature on the 45-year history of our beloved college and see how much the campus has grown.
We at élite Magazine would like to thank you for allowing us the opportunity to provide you with stories about the many wonderful people who call Santa Clarita home. Have a wonderful holiday and we wish you the best in 2015.
Linda and Moe Hafizi ~ Publishers