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Ultimate Home & Garden Award Winners 2019

Congratulations to élite Magazine’s Ultimate Home & Garden 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 Solar Services...

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Meet the Emmy Nominated Post Production Team

When we see movies and television shows, we only see the story being told by the actors on the screen. What we do not see, is the work that was put in making the film. From the dialogue between two individuals to the sound of wind through the leaves a post-production...

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Maya Gadbois – The Warrior Princess

 To place ninth in the world for any sport is no easy feat. The talent and determination you must possess to qualify to even compete takes dedication to the sport along with a very competitive drive. With Maya Gadbois, BMX riding is her passion and she hopes to make...

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Morelia Robles Is Just Going For It

 The decision to complete senior year of high school in a foreign country came easily to Morelia Robles, a Santa Clarita resident with a very interesting story to tell. After finishing three years at Saugus High School, Morelia took a leap of faith and made the bold,...

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It’s all about the story Mitchel Wu

When Mitchel Wu first came across toy photography in August of 2015, it was an art form in its infancy. He immediately recognized the potential to explore new areas of creativity while developing a career around it. Though toy photography is admittedly an extremely...

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Michael Levin – Driven For A Better World

 Determined, driven, and a thirst for knowledge are a few qualities that have pushed a young man to achieve his goals in a short amount of time. At 22 years old, Michael Levin has already accomplished so much as a professional. He has traveled the world and attended...

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Fall Home Décor Inspiration

The fun of holidays and the changing of seasons lies in bringing out your old boxes of decorations and festive ornaments to transform your home into a fall-time wonderland of warm scents and colors, and this year is no different! Warm, inviting shades of orange and...

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Becoming A Fighter

 Five-year-old Payton Madden is a happy, sassy girl, who loves to sing and dance. Chase Sime is an 18-month-old, who loves to play with his cars and wrestle with his older brother. Looking at the two of them, you would have no idea that they have been through so much...

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See You At VIA’s Black & White Bash!

The VIA BASH has become one of the must-attend business events in the Santa Clarita Valley. On Saturday, October 19 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, the Valley Industry Association’s signature gala transforms into a ‘Night to Remember,’ inspired by Truman Capote’s...

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Always Thinking of “Next Time” with AST

 The College of the Canyon’s Aerospace and Scientists Team (AST) has given students, alumni, and faculty members the opportunity to put their interests in space to work – all in the name of finding ways to help the earth and the universe around us. Teresa Ciardi is a...

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Fall In Love With These Gardening Ideas

The beginning of fall brings with it a vast array of different vegetables and plants that can spice up your autumn season. The chilly weather can set the perfect stage for plants that bloom beautifully in spring, and several vegetables have a quick enough turnover...

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Fruit & Yogurt Parfait

The health benefits of nuts are well documented. But when it comes to healthy, the walnut is king. According to the California Walnut Board, “Walnuts are the only nut significantly high in omega-3 ALA. Omega-3s are essential fatty acids critical to various body...

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Santa Barbara Wineries In and Around the Funk Zone

We don’t know why we never visited Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, but when we read that Doug Margerum of Margerum Wine Company was opening a tasting room there, joining quite a few other wineries and wine bars, we decided to take a couple of days, to check it out. Winery...

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 16 years ago, the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center, a service of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, opened its doors. The only facility of its kind in the Santa Clarita Valley, it was created through the experience of breast cancer survivors, patients and their families. The...

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Lights, Camera, Scream!

Halloween brings the time-honored tradition of watching horror films. The horror genre, like most other genres of cinema and television, has featured Santa Clarita significantly as a location – whether you know it or not. Therefore, it is fitting that this year Santa...

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A Great Escape to LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles is a place rich with vibrant cultures, booming nightlife, and world class food options that will satisfy any craving. People from all over the world flock here to see the sights, find opportunities and have an experience of a lifetime. We, in the Santa...

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A Message from Associate Publisher Alexander Hafizi

Alexander Hafizi

Alexander Hafizi

Associate Publisher

I hope you all had a wonderful summer. Now that Fall is upon us, the weather is starting to cool down and pumpkin flavored everything is everywhere. Fall time is always one of the best times of the year, I’m sure many of you will agree with me. It’s my favorite time of the year because it’s the start of the holiday season. In honor of the holidays we have some amazing reads for you. First up is the cover. Derek Mears is an actor that has played some of the scariest roles in horror movies. I’ll let you read the story to see what roles he has played. Another holiday fun read is fall decor which will give you some great ideas for decorating your home. Since it’s a new season it’s always hard to know what to plant in your garden, well we have a spotlight on just that. I hope it helps. We also have Fall Fashion by DolledUp Boutique. The ladies that run that store really know what they are doing and all their fall clothes are so cute. Halloween is always so much fun, we have a story inside all about Halloween traditions, who doesn’t love halloween? Our SCV Reel Talk is all about Horror Haus Film Festival that is happening October 25 to October 27 at The Main in Old Town Newhall. Let’s not forget Thanksgiving. We have some great ideas and tips for your table this year. With that being said, I believe that about covers all the holidays happening in fall.


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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!
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