Head 45 minutes west and you’re soaking up the sun along California’s beautiful coastline.  Drive a few hours east and you’re basking in the warmth of the desert. Despite the direction of our summer destinations, there’s one thing certain, there’s no better place to be than this beautiful place we call home.  Whether you’re relaxing at one of the local parks, taking a stroll on the Paseo, indulging in the finest of restaurants, Santa Clarita is the perfect place to be at this time of year.  We hope you are enjoying your summer as much as we are.
Flip through the pages of this issue of elite Magazine and you will find many stories of success and determination.  It is always a pleasure highlighting many of the accomplished men and women who make their home in the SCV.
We are pleased to feature the beautiful Kristy Swanson on our cover this issue.  You may recognize Kristy as she starred in the film Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Higher Learning, and Big Daddy, to name a few.  The Santa Clarita resident and actress took a moment to talk with us about her career, her family, new clothing line as well as her involvement with local non-profit organizations.
Hard work and determination have served as an inspiration for SCV residents Shauna Hoffman and business partners and friends Stacy Kupfer and Kristin Nelson.  Sail away with Shauna and discover how she has found success on the high seas or take a journey with Stacy and Kristin and learn about their business’ humble beginnings, how it began on a driveway and has grown to a 30,000 square foot show room consignment success!
As you can see, success is in the air, but so is love. Read about the Boswells and Norris’ and how both couples found love.
We have highlighted many of the wonderful events that have taken place in our Valley over the last few months in our Crème de la Crème features.  The generosity of the members in our community and their involvement with non-profit organizations is amazing.
There is something so majestic about the ocean and its shoreline.  For a perfect weekend getaway, escape to Laguna Beach this summer as there’s much to do and much to see in the seaside town.
Readers had the opportunity to vote for their favorites for the élite Ultimate Beauty & Fitness Awards and we are pleased to say the votes have been tallied! Congratulations to all the winners and to those who have supported élite Magazine throughout the years.
Whether you’re in need of new patio furniture or professional landscaping, air conditioning and more, let our Home Profiles assist you with finding the right professional to help you create the home you’ve always dreamed of.
We took our La Maison outdoors and featured all of the home gardens who participated in last month’s Memorial Garden Tour.  From beautiful flowers to lush landscape, peruse through the beautiful nine gardens if you haven’t already.
Don’t forget to take a moment to show your appreciation for your dad this Father’s Day, and support and honor those who have served and are serving our country this Independence Day.

-Linda and Moe Hafizi

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