A Letter From The Editor

Every issue of CVLUX brings something new and exciting, and this one is no exception. I am especially proud of this edition for a myriad of reasons. Let’sbegin with the business end of the company. This January we are rolling out over 135 new newsstand locations throughout California, servicing Southern California, the Central Valley and select Central Coast locations. This is due to the overwhelming support of our advertisers and readers, and I am so proud of everyone who has helped grow the publication to the place we are now.

This issue highlights our second annual Luxury Awards. We have worked hard to change up the format for this year’s event, making it one you won’t want to miss. There will be a dinner on January 22, 2016 at TorNino’s Banquets in Fresno, California. Tickets are almost sold out, so if you haven’t reserved your seat for this year’s event, be sure to do so quickly, since space is limited. A portion of this year’s proceeds will be donated to the Marjaree Mason Center, a local organization that is near and dear to my heart. The 2015 winners are profiled on page 30, so be sure to check out all the businesses and community members who are helping better the Central Valley and the surrounding areas.

Also found in this edition is a fabulous home feature. The Serimian Family graciously invited us into their residence, which overlooks the San Joaquin River bluffs. This spectacular estate is clad in marble and full of treasures from all over the world. It’s a show-stopping home, to say the least. You can read more about the home and the family in the profile on page 48.

This edition’s cover girl is the multi-talented Elisabeth Röhm. Elisabeth can be seen in the new movie Joy, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. Elisabeth shines in the spread, featuring one of my favorite designers, Halston. Ms. Röhm is simply a delight and we are so fortunate to have this veteran actress grace our New Year cover. To learn more about Elisabeth and her career, please see the feature on page 70.

If you are looking for something special to do this Valentine’s Day, check out the article from Lifestyle Editor, Pandora Vanderpump Sabo. She walks you through tips, tricks and recipes to help make this year’s romantic rendezvous one for the record books. If you are looking to do something a little more unexpected, we have fantastic travel locales profiled by Travel Editor, Reagan Lowery. These destinations are in California and nearby Utah, so we have you covered, from rustic chic to refined and sophisticated, no matter what type of romantic destination makes your heart beat faster.

So take some time and peruse the pages of this very special New Year edition of CVLUX and help us celebrate our third year in publishing.

Cheers and Happy New Year,


David ManningComment