Wednesday, February 8, 2023
The Suite Life
By Wendy Gladney
Published June 6, 2019

Wendy Gladney 

Serving the community for close to two decades, I’ve learned the importance of keeping up with what’s going on around town. Knowing the people, places and things that keep everything going is crucial. Southern California can be complex with lots of moving parts and staying connected is vital. With a history as an Event Manager, Community Relations Professional and Strategic Engagement Consultant, I’ve found it almost impossible to consult just one entity as a source of information.

In the year 2000, Sarah Harris started a publication called, “Save The Date” that highlighted people of interest, gatekeepers, gamechangers and a calendar of events. For several years, it served as the go-to for learning about what was happening in our community. With the evolution of technology, a lot of information moved from print to online, but for some of us, we still like to have the option of getting our information both online and in print. Due to public demand, Sarah Harris has decided to bring the publication back in the form of a “Concierge Magazine: The Suite Life So Cal.” The publication will seek to include information from various communities across the Southland.

The magazine will premiere on June 6 with the owners of Harold & Belle’s Restaurant, Ryan and Jessica Legaux, on the cover in celebration of their family restaurant’s 50th Anniversary. Various community members have been invited to partake in a red-carpet event and experience the delicious cuisine of Harold & Belle’s Restaurant. The highlight of the evening will be the unveiling of the premiere edition. Ryan and Jessica Legaux will be featured as recognition of their family’s decades of service to the community and entrepreneurship in the city of Los Angeles.


Suite Life Magazine will fast become an invaluable resource for engaged professionals and community organizers. It is designed to provide readers with the latest must-know and must-dos; from events and marketing to project management and community relations. The underlying principle of the publication is to constantly strive to communicate solutions and ideas to help make the reader’s life “suiter.” The magazine will be distributed quarterly at select locations and special events throughout greater Los Angeles. The information will also be available online with ongoing updates.

The mission is to become the leading source for essential information to execute successful projects, initiatives, events, campaigns and business ventures. The goal is to aid the community in garnering maximum exposure and outcomes for their endeavors. The publication hopes to engage in robust, interactive promotion campaigns that connect the dots of the various communities across the Southland. They also plan to publish a comprehensive resource guide that provides information that can help foster real-time objectives. I have to say I am grateful, and I look forward to picking up my copy.

Cesar Chavez said, “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community…Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our aim.” Together we can make our communities better and more informed.

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