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Letter from the Publisher
October 2021

Dear Life Bites News Readers,

My hometown airport is now flying direct to Denver, Colorado and our Hotel/Chef profile is a report on Four Seasons Denver with information on all their upscale ammenities and an introduction to their chef.

Please enjoy our hotel/chef profile on Four Seasons Denver and Chef Jessica Beiderman. A great property winter through summer with typical outstanding Four Seasons service and comfort.

Four Seasons Hotel Denver

The weather in Austria, Hungary, Germany Italy, Switzerland, France, or just about any place abroad is perfect now for sightseeing, outdoor dining, window shopping or just strolling on the boulevard in Paris with your special someone. Many of my travel writer friends are on assigment and are traveling.  This is ususally the perfect time to Cruise the rivers in Europe on Viking River Cruise ships and savor the sights and flavors they offer but the Pandemic has created so many challenges. Keep checking travel sources for current restrictions.

I've been getting great reports from writer friends who are boarding planes and traveling to far away destinations on how compliant the airlines are being, as well as hotels. Author and friend Leslie Zemekis has been sending reports on her work in Paris and London during her extended stay and it is so appreciated.

My personal experience locally has been very impressive...masks, gloves, disinfectant, distancing all in place. People are booking cruises for 2021-22 on Viking and other lines but are keeping their fingers crossed.

2021 Viking  River Cruising


Our October issue is filled with great stories on health and lifestyle. Also, celebrity Emmy news and photos. Culinary Coup has some great recipes and information on openings and closings. The travel section has a fun Coasting with Bonnie Carroll on Solvang "Denmark in America" and BookBites has some interesting reads to take along on short or long trips and a few fall cookbooks. Spa Baby Secrets shares news on several fine spas and the popularity of home massage treatments.

 

Bayou Camp Out 2021

2021 Bayou event attracts a huge crowd to Dos Pueblos Ranch where the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission honors spectacular citizens who have made a contribution to the ongoing success of Santa Barbara. Gerd Jordano will be honored this year for her contribution as a board member and charitable support over the years. Thie annual SBRM Bayou will have a Camp Out theme for 2021 and will be on Zoom for those who cannot attend as well as live event presentation. Look for an upcoming story. Please make a donation - every dollar counts in helping the homeless in Santa  Barbara. Visit: www.SBRM.org.

Sadly, the Arthritis Foundation Taste of the Town event, one of the best and well attended fundraising events in Santa Barbara has again been cancelled due to the pandemic. Make a donation and/or see if your community will be marching for this worthy cause.

SIPS offers cool wine and beverage news for the month, including a new Dogu Margerum release event story.  Kids K section has some great ideas for kids, teens and babies. Travel section features fall travel options near home or in permitted areas, and updates on the California fires.

Look for major entertainment coverage of Jimmy Kimmel EMMYs 2020, which is mostly virial coverage and celebrity suites are in the same boat. I am greatly missing these major entertainment events.

See TTT EMMY news, and more. For tickets to SBIFF Film Festival, which has been moved to April visit www.sbiff.org. Support and pray for all the medical professionals who have been fighting this virus 24/7 and do your part to stop this killer.

We all must continue to pray for control of this horrid pandemic and for those still being affected by the virus. Please get the vaccine shots. Pray for our country and our world and listen to the Scientists and not idiots. Visit our health section for news on United Way special events.

We all see the political horror show happening in our country and realize we have become a laughing stock abroud.  I am asking you to please look at the facts and VOTE! I am no longer a republican due to the circus created by our previous president, who has caused an insurection and death in our Capitol. The confusion and danger those lies have caused everyone are vile. I thank God President Biden was elected, but pray for him trying to clean up the former presidents messes as well as handle extremely serious problems facing US Citizens ongoing.

Pray for our young men and women fighting in foreign countries. They need our prayers -- they need to come home safely! May God help the victims of sensless attacks in Europe and around the world. Pray for our President Joe Biden and Kamala Harris VP.

Support your local restaurants, hotels and business' and let's give America a renewed strength and abundance of growth.

Cordially,

Bonnie Carroll
Publisher/Editor

Opinions in this monthly publisher's letter are those of the publisher only.


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