A Letter from the Publishers
Summertime in Santa Clarita is nothing short of perfect. The warm summer days and cool summer nights make our valley the perfect place to call home, to rest and relax, and attend one or all of the many entertaining events taking place around town. So sit back and enjoy this issue of élite Magazine, where we have brought you stories of inspiration, success, talent and more.
We are pleased to feature Olympian Allyson Felix on the cover of this issue. Allyson is making her mark on athletic history. Read about her success on the track and how she’s preparing for the London 2012 Olympics.
Speaking of athletes, Cort Carpenter, a former college baseball player had his eyes set on the big leagues, but a car accident redirected his career path. Read about how Cort discovered his love for country music and performing in front of the crowds with his sweet tunes.
They’re all girls and all fashion, fun and talent. Meet the members of the Gurlie Gurlz. They’re energetic and adorable and with their ability to harmonize beautifully, there’s no doubt they are headed for success.
There’s definitely no shortage of talent in our Valley. Musicians Graham Peck and Blake Baldwin are the defining faces of the Indie/Alternative rock band, The Sea Over Eli. Read their story and how they’re breaking ground with their captivating and unique music.
From musicians to actors, talent certainly abounds. Read about actor Reid Gormly and how he made his way to the stage playing roles such as Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate or Captain Stanhope in Journey’s End.
Hope, courage and success are the qualities that embody entrepreneur Lucinda Yates. See how Lucinda is Changing the World One Pin at a Time®.
We have highlighted many of the exciting events that have taken place in our Valley over the last few months. From the City’s Cowboy Festival, to the popular Taste of the Town or the SISCV Gentleman for a Cause event, read what all the buzz is about in our Crème de la Crème features.
Over the last few months, readers had the opportunity to vote on their favorites in dining and the results for the Ultimate Dining Awards are in. Congratulations to all the winners and to those who have supported élite Magazine throughout the years. Stay tuned for the winners of the Ultimate Beauty and Ultimate Fitness to be announced in the August/September issue of élite Magazine.
This summer, take some time to redecorate your home. Whether it’s indoors or out, let our home directory help you find the right professional to do the job. Perhaps the La Maison home featured this issue will help inspire you to make your home look and feel great.
Now that the warm weather is here, sizzle in style with élite’s summer fashion and accessories, along with a summer skincare feature to help you protect the skin you’re in. And while you’re enjoying the heat, take some time to indulge in one of Eve’s summer cocktails.
Let’s not forget that with June, comes Father’s Day. Be sure and treat dad to something special with some of the great gift ideas in our Father’s Day Is So Divine.
As we close, we hope that you enjoy this issue of élite Magazine. Have a happy and safe Independence Day!
Until next time,
Linda and Moe Hafizi