A Letter From The Editor

I get nostalgic every September. It’s crazy to think that two years ago CVLUX was merely a dream, and here we are going into our third year. Over the past two years I have met so many amazing people who have left an indelible mark on my life and our company.

When I look back at the first edition of CVLUX, I see how much the magazine has grown. We are constantly adding editors and contributors to elevate the content of each edition.

Not only has our content continued to evolve, but also, so has our mission. We are leading the way on the digital front with the addition of the LUX daily which we launched at the beginning of this year. This platform allows our readers and advertisers to connect on a daily basis.

Our circulation also continues to grow and I am pleased to announce that this Fall CVLUX will be distributed in almost every Barnes & Noble across California. Recently, at an event at the Montage in Beverly Hills, we were called out as the “fastest growing luxury publication in the state.” A huge honor when I think about our humble beginnings, working from a glass top table out of the sunroom at the home of our dear friend and colleague, Eddie Melikian, in Old Fig Garden.

Donna and I are so happy that all of you have chosen to be part of our journey. Without the support of the community none of this would have ever been possible. Each day is a celebration for us and it warms my heart to look back and think that we’ve accomplished something that no one else in the Valley has ever done before.

I am extremely pleased with this most recent edition of CVLUX. The out-of-the-box and completely original fashion is perhaps my most favorite part. You can see the work of our dear friend and celebrity stylist, Nazy Meknat, on page 55. This all white explosion plays off the hard lines and geometric shapes that is so pivotal in fashion this coming Fall.

Another fabulous addition to this issue is our candid interview with actress, Betsy Brandt. Betsy is best known for her critically-acclaimed role on the hit HBO series, Breaking Bad, which catapulted her career to new heights. The interview can be seen on page 46. My business partner and dear friend, Donna Kaczmarki, had a chance to work with Betsy recently in L.A. and found her to be a breath of fresh air within the entertainment community.

Finally, it is time for the Luxury Awards! This year we have assembled a list of all the businesses and individuals who are offering unparalleled service to the community. I encourage you to take the time to log on to cvlux.com and cast your vote. Once again, I am so happy to be partnering with Cumulus Broadcasting for the event, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Marjaree Mason Center. Let’s make this year’s event one for the record books, and keep an eye on social media for all the latest Luxury Award news and updates.

So take a little time, stop what you are doing and thumb through the pages of this edition; who knows what you might discover?


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