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Ultimate Beauty Award Winners 2019

Congratulations to élite Magazine’s Ultimate Beauty Professionals! These are the best of the best in their field voted on by thousands of community members and our readers. Be sure if you go see them to say you saw it in élite Magazine. Ultimate Makeup Artist: The A...

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Ultimate Bridal Award Winners 2019

Congratulations to élite Magazine’s Ultimate Bridal Professionals! These are the best of the best in their industry voted on by thousands of community members and our readers. When you go to see them, be sure to say you saw it in élite Magazine. Ultimate Wedding...

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Ultimate Business Award Winners 2019

Congratulations to élite Magazine’s Ultimate Business Professionals! These are the best of the best in their field voted on by thousands of community members and our readers. Be sure if you go see them to say you saw it in élite Magazine. Ultimate Car Wash Valencia...

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Ultimate Fitness Award Winners 2019

Congratulations to élite Magazine’s Ultimate Fitness Professionals! These are the best of the best in their field voted on by thousands of community members and our readers. Be sure if you go see them to say you saw it in élite Magazine. Ultimate Recovery: MEND...

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Music Made for Veterans – Rafi Sebastian

 Standing in the freezing cold and pouring Indiana rain, Rafi Sebastian waited front-row in a sea of Garth Brooks fans for his dream to become a reality. When the moment was perfect, Rafi took out a T-shirt printed with the title of his song, “Be So Proud America”...

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Fostering Independence with FYI

 Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in life who genuinely love, trust, care about and look out for each other. Local nonprofit Fostering Youth Independence (FYI) is like family for many in the Santa Clarita Valley. Started by three women in March of 2017, this...

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41 years of Making A House Feel like Home

 Furniture and family make a home. But for the Moser family, furniture makes a living. Consumers Furniture Gallery is a family business located in the heart of Santa Clarita, owned and operated by Greg Moser. Greg’s father Clem, who worked as a contractor at the time,...

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A Father’s Race Against Time for His Son

 Chris Velona sits at his dining room table in his quiet apartment, holding his coffee and laying eyes on his long white board, extending from end to end, with notes marked in blue on his nonprofit foundation, Project Sebastian. The look on his eyes drops as his son,...

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Aswang: The White Lady

The air around you is still, the temperature in the room is dropping with a chilling bite that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Your feet feel like they are encased in concrete while your hands and arms are frozen in place. There is a loud thumping...

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Premature Baby Defies the Odds

 Benny Camargo welcomed her new baby girl Vanessa into the world at 27 weeks - well before the anticipated arrival – after experiencing a placental abruption. This uncommon, yet serious complication of pregnancy occurs when the placenta partially or completely...

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Holiday Home Tour 2018 ”Holiday Magic”

On December1, the 38th Annual Holiday Home Tour’s “Holiday Magic” will arrive! The annual fundraiser for Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital has raised upwards of $1 million dollars since its inception. This year, monies raised are designated for the Center for Women and...

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Bringing It All to the Table With the Ottos

 The Old Town Junction is a new rustic restaurant residing in Old Town Newhall. Sitting on the corner of Market and Main Street, its beautiful interior design compliments the close-knit ambiance of the area, sprinkled with the personal touch of Chef Daniel Otto and...

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The Foxhole

Located on a corner lot is a fabulous Mediterranean-style home, owned by Teri and Michael Fox. This 4,300-square foot home sits on a 7,100-square foot lot. The home has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, and it is valued at $1.3 million. Walking up the driveway, you’ll...

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Facebook Etiquette 101 for New Friends

Facebook is a great place to make new connections, and there’s nothing wrong with wanting to make new BUSINESS connections there as well. But, here’s where some new “friends” who are looking to promote their business have it all wrong. People don’t come to Facebook to...

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Romancing the Grape

 For this issue, hitting your mailbox before Valentine’s Day, I thought of the many romanticized reasons why we may have a love for certain wines. We all know that taste is the most important, but what makes a particular wine really stand out in our memory? One...

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Self-Care and Polenta Lasagna

Self-care is a buzz phrase, now more than ever. It’s trendy to rock that self-care vibe and do all kinds of things in the name of taking care of yourself. But what is self-care? Is it a massage when you’ve already thrown your back out or is it consistently carving out...

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Great Escape: Bachelor/Bachelorette Edition!

You’ve been asked to be the maid of honor or best man and you know the groom/bride-to-be is not one for the traditional debauchery of a bachelor/bachelorette party. What are you to do? Pinterest is always a good idea but then you tend to go down a rabbit hole and find...

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Resort Style Homes — The Future in Luxury

We are fortunate to live in the sunshine state.  Southern California is home to some of the most exquisite and luxurious properties on the planet, and Santa Clarita is filled with many of them.  BSH Landscape & Hardscape Design has been making people’s artistic...

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A Message from Associate Publisher Alexander Hafizi

Alexander Hafizi

Alexander Hafizi

Associate Publisher

It’s 2019 and we are happy to share another issue of élite Magazine and élite Wedding Magazine with the Santa Clarita Valley. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Our team has been working hard to get this issue of new and exciting things in our community and further to you. Let me start off by congratulating all of the winners in our Ultimate Beauty, Bridal, Business and Fitness categories. When you are around town be sure to stop by these places and congratulate them as well. Peak inside on all the great products and services that won in the various categories. On our cover we highlight a stunning, young women who embodies confidence inside and out. One might say she is a model citizen… See page 8 for her story.
Our Ultimate winners all shared one thing in common, and no, it’s not the SCV. It’s Instagram and their ability to inspire us with their feed. In honor of their inspiring accounts, we incorporated “the gram” in this feature. See page 14. This issue also features another gorgeous collection of all things wedding. Putting together this romantic issue was truly special as my partner Arnold and I got engaged over the holiday season. We are excited to start planning our wedding and can draw lots of inspiration from this issue of élite Wedding Magazine. From the Fab Finds to reasons why a wedding planner is important, we’ve got you covered. Are you ready for your bachelorette/bachelor party? Inside you will find a feature on not so traditional ideas for an amazing weekend. This is all information you won’t want to miss when planning your wedding, so I hope you enjoy flipping through these pages.


As an Elite advertiser since the first issue, I continue to be satisfied with our advertising results.  It’s been a pleasure to work with the Elite team.  As a SCV resident, I look forward to every issue.

Kathy Allie

Cobblestone Cottage




I wholeheartedly recommend Elite Magazine for an advertising source. We have had the pleasure of advertising in the Elite Magazine for the past nine years and watched our business grow because of it.

Clay Friedman

N Style Salon

26111 Bouquet Canyon Rd Ste A3

Saugus, CA 91350




élite Magazine is a real professional. They makes there clients feel comfortable and the ease of working with them is incredible. Thanks to them for the ad change suggestions and for the social media exposure.  The extras like that make it well worth the money invested, to get there expertise and support.

Steve Rice

Lawn Kings Inc




When i pick up and read elite Magazine I feel connected to the community which is one of the many reasons I have decided to advertise in elite Magazine. I am able to touch many different demographics. I love the format, how the ads and articles are presented. The topics are well written and easy to read. The staff are more than accommodating, helping me with everything from layout to color choice and logo presentation. They understand branding and how important it is. I have received many positive responses from my ads in the magazine and this is why I will continue to be a part of elite Magazine.

SkinSmith / Cynthia Smith

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Good afternoon and thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
We had the pleasure of receiving our personal issues of the August/September 2016 Elite Magazine today in the mail and we are so excited. There has always been something special about Elite Magazine, and we can't believe that Cruise Planners is part of such an amazing issue. Kirsten's write-up, "Cruising Through Your Honeymoon," and your collaboration with her resulted in a perfect opportunity we are so glad we didn't miss. The supplement, the article, and the entire issue resonates and defines who we are as a company and what our business is built on, we call Cruisitude! We are so very pleased and look forward to future opportunities of advertising with your publication. Did we mention...we are also huge hockey fans!
Thank you, again!
Helene and Lisa of Cruise Planners




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"Alex Hafizi and SCV elite Magazine are the best! Community minded and supportive. I highly recommend!"

- Andrea Vibe of Vibe Performing Arts



"I recommend them for advertising. They have good readership too."
 - Brian Biery of Primerica



"Wide range of topics keeping the local area update"








"I enjoy reading the magazine! It keeps me informed about events in the community, new businesses, restaurants, etc."
- Sandra Naba of Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley


"Premiere Magazine. Everyone in our community is familiar with them"
- Greg Nutter of Farmers Insurance Broker



"They are "in tune" to goings on in the Santa Clarita Valley--and have for years"
- Vic Afetian of SCV Math Tutoring



"The magazine share their knowledgeable of the history and growth of our valley making it one of the best sources of what's happening from activities to new developments. They're generous and helpful in supporting nonprofits and those in need. Their dedication, caring for others, and informative details make it a very "elite" magazine. "
- Colleen Shaffer Founder of Circle of Hope Inc



"It adds a touch of class to our local media systems. Promotes Santa Clarita in a positive way. Thanks"



"Great community magazine! Quality and well done!"

- Chris Aldieri of BlueStar Resort & Golf