A Letter from the Publishers
We are so pleased to feature and honor Colonel Joseph McDivitt on the cover of this issue of élite Magazine. Ninety-four year old Colonel McDivitt served our country, and served it well. He is a United States Army veteran who saved a town from being attacked by the Germans at the Swiss Italian border during World War II. Read about his courage and commitment to our country.
In the spirit of February 14, this issue of élite Magazine features love stories, love stories and more love stories. From husband and wife business partners, to lifelong sweethearts, proposals and more, take a moment to read their journey to love.
The City of Santa Clarita recently celebrated its 25 year anniversary. You can’t help but fall in love with our City and everything wonderful it has to offer. Our town is the perfect place to live, raise a family, start a business and much more. Mayor Laurie Ender takes a moment to talk with us about her passion for the Santa Clarita Valley.
Talent abounds in our community. Santa Clarita resident and actress Jordana Capra talks about life as an actress both on and off the stage.
Helping others is a common thread in our community. Driven and successful, author Patricia Mendez-Hall talks about her road to success as well as her new book Running the Bases in America, a book about lifestyle and money management tips.
There’s nothing more rewarding than sharing your love for your business with your children. Read about the father-son duo, Ron and Brandan Stein, and their successes as they’ve made Exclusive Sedan Service one of the finest chauffeured ground transportation companies today. Get to know the family behind Ro,Ma Jewelers, and how Joe and Nada Azar have passed on life’s precious jewels to their son Ramzi.
In keeping with the theme of love and romance, be sure and keep the romance alive with the right wine. Our wine expert, Eve Bushman takes a moment to talk about the perfect wine for those in love.
Our fashion and beauty is dedicated to everything romance as well. Whether it’s a romantic scent for a hot romance or spring fling, be sure and check out our fashion and beauty to help set the mood for love.
Create a healthy lifestyle by making healthy decisions. In this issue, we are pleased to feature fitness profiles and editorials to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
It’s almost time to kiss the colder months goodbye and welcome the blossoming flowers, trees and warmer weather. This spring, take some time to redecorate your home. Whether it’s indoors or out, now is the perfect time to do so. Our business profiles this issue focus on your home to help you find the right professional to do the job. Perhaps the La Maison home featured this issue will inspire you to make your home look and feel great in 2012.
There are so many reasons we love Santa Clarita. From the fascinating people who reside, to its entrepreneurial spirit and everything in between. We hope you’ll continue to choose élite Magazine as your source of how to make your life here that much better, and we look forward to continuing to bring you stories and features that reflect the great spirit this community has.
Linda and Moe Hafizi