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Gin Is In!

Gin Is In!

I’ve written about different types of brown spirits, whisky and single malt scotch, but never about white spirits like vodka and gin. Vodka is extremely popular in many cocktails because it’s flavorless, while gin is popular for anything but. Gin is vodka with...

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Spooky Season Flicks Filmed in Santa Clarita

Spooky Season Flicks Filmed in Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita is a friendly community that was ranked one of the best places to raise a family on the West Coast in a web report from Smart Asset. With amenities such as Canyon Country Park, which features an award-winning inclusive play area, and the newly opened ice...

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A Dynamic Story – Jeff & Melanie Meyer

A Dynamic Story – Jeff & Melanie Meyer

Before they were known as the financial planning front runners in Santa Clarita, they were simply two people looking for ways to give back to the community they called home. Today, they’re the ultimate philanthropic power couple, and they’ve got a lot more to offer...

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Ultimate Dining Awards Winners 2021

Ultimate Dining Awards Winners 2021

Congratulations to élite Magazine’s Ultimate Dining 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 Chef Daniel Otto -...

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Meet Matt Onstad

Meet Matt Onstad

Being a native of the Santa Clarita Valley has been the foundation of success for Matt Onstad, branch manager at Logix Federal Credit Union’s Golden Valley location.Onstad grew up in Valencia, went to school and met all his friends here. Now, he owns a home and works...

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SANTA CLARITA’S OLYMPIANS Allyson Felix

SANTA CLARITA’S OLYMPIANS Allyson Felix

Now known as the most decorated American track and field athlete in Olympic history, Allyson Felix has a lot to be proud of, including her impressive collection of Olympic medals and accolades. At just 35, Allyson is one of the most successful Olympic athletes of all...

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SANTA CLARITA’S OLYMPIANS David Smith

SANTA CLARITA’S OLYMPIANS David Smith

Before he was an Olympic athlete, he was something equally as important to Santa Clarita – a Saugus Centurion. At 6 feet 8 inches tall, David has been a part of the volleyball scene for several years, with his earliest team being the UC Irvine volleyball team in the...

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SANTA CLARITA’S OLYMPIANS Abbey Weitzel

SANTA CLARITA’S OLYMPIANS Abbey Weitzel

Born and raised in Santa Clarita, Abbey Wetizel was making a splash long before she stepped into the Olympic swimming pools. Her career as a swim athlete started back at College of the Canyons as a member of the Canyons Aquatic Club, and the rest is history. This...

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SANTA CLARITA’S OLYMPIANS Brittany Cervantes

SANTA CLARITA’S OLYMPIANS Brittany Cervantes

Newhall native Brittany Cervantes’ athletic journey started out early, with her first official foray into softball taking place during her time at Chaminade College Preparatory School in Chatsworth. Alongside the rest of her team, Brittany snagged two C.I.F. softball...

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SANTA CLARITA’S OLYMPIANS Kyle Ensing

SANTA CLARITA’S OLYMPIANS Kyle Ensing

Once a Viking, always a Viking – that’s what high school pride is all about. Kyle Ensing graduated from Valencia High School in 2015, and since then, he and his volleyball career have come a long way. This year’s Tokyo Olympics marked Kyle’s first ever time...

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SANTA CLARITA’S OLYMPIAN Kevin Mather

SANTA CLARITA’S OLYMPIAN Kevin Mather

After an accident in July of 2009, Kevin Mather’s life was changed forever – but that didn’t mean he couldn’t still achieve great things. Kevin is a Paralympic gold medalist, having racked up an impressive set of athletic achievements thus far in his life. He...

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Fostering Pawsibilities with Brooke Edwards

Fostering Pawsibilities with Brooke Edwards

“Everybody can be part of the solution and make a difference. We love to rescue pets in need and care for them, but sometimes their people need help too and that’s where our passion lies.”Brooke Edwards is the founder of Fostering Pawsibilities, a pet rescue here in...

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The Brave Faces of Cancer

The Brave Faces of Cancer

​ If you have been diagnosed with cancer, please contact one of the following organizations for help. American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or Circle of Hope at www.circleofhopeinc.com. Julie McClain Being diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer three times in 22...

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Bridgeport Beauty

Bridgeport Beauty

Nestled in the heart of the Island community in Bridgeport is a home that is the first of its kind. Of the 804 residences in Bridgeport, this home looks like it’s straight out of a magazine, and when you take a look at the thoughtful decoration and detail of design...

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Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving Turkey

I remember the first Thanksgiving turkey I cooked. I dutifully did what I had been taught. I watched the store sale ads and found the best deal. I made sure the turkey came with a plastic pop up thermometer so I knew when it was done. I also stuffed the bird to make...

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A Message from Associate Publisher Alexander Hafizi

Alexander Hafizi

Alexander Hafizi

Associate Publisher

Can you believe summer is almost over? I can’t wait for it to start cooling off. Who’s with me? Although I love seeing everyone heading to the beach or going on vacation and having amazing summers.Our cover star is someone that has a beautiful soul and a wonderful heart. She started a nonprofit and wrote a book. I can’t wait for you to get to know Syreeta Brown.Our Ultimate Awards are very special in this issue. We have two very different categories. The first one is our 11th Annual Home & Garden Awards. These awards show us the best of the best in Santa Clarita and the greatest part about this is that you are the ones that vote on them. We can’t thank you all enough for taking the time to vote each time. We have ultimate landscaping to ultimate cleaning service to ultimate construction company and beyond. If you are looking for someone to help you change or fix your home you will find them in this issue. We also featured a million dollar home in Castaic to give you some inspiration for your home. And if you feel like a change, we have our Home Showcase with listings from our favorite realtors in this issue. Also, Five Point Valencia are selling their homes super fast so don’t forget to check them out before they are sold out.

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