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January 2009

PUBLISHERS LETTER    Bonnie Carroll

Dear Life Bites News Readers,

We hope you will join us in this New Year to savor the wonders of the Emerald Isle, as well as everything delicious and inviting in the travel, food and health sectors. Our "Best of 2008" List can be viewed by clicking the icon below. We congratulate all the winners, and appreciate their outstanding contribution to the enjolyment of our readers and travelers.

We invite you continue to enjoy your visits to Italy and US destinations, and we look forward to bringing you lifestyle news from around the world. Our January issue will feature pleasures of California. This month you will find some close to home features, as well as holiday destinations of intererst. Watch for updates on the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Sips has some tasty holiday drink ideas, as well as wine news.

Entertainment news has details on upcoming film festivals and fun gossip, and Sense of Style has cultural updates. We are running travel news on cost saving trips being offered throughout the world, and assisting our tourism and travel freinds with their promotions during this stressful economic period. Use the tourism board offices for help. We have them listed on our links and archive page. They all have special offers for winter travel, which is the best time to be anywhere there is snow if you ski or enjoy snow sports.

We have some great recipes, and recommendations for where to eat out if you are not cooking this holiday season. Health minded is filled with new and unique tips. We also have a bevy of chef happenings for you; lots of changes and openings.

Our staff wishes you a healthy and prosperous New Year that is filled with love and an abundance of God's grace. 

HAPPY NEW Year From the LBN Team!!!  

Cordially,

Bonnie Carroll 
Bonnie Carroll
Publisher/Editor
                 
The opinions in this letter are those of the publisher.



Be sure to watch the video clip in Travel Adventures this month!
You can click here to watch it as well.
 

Best of 2010

Best American ChefJamie West, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
Best International Chef Claudio dí Bernardo, Grand Rimini
Best International HotelShelbourne Hotel, Dublin
Best American Hotel SpaSpa Luce, Renaissance Hollywood
Best Beach Destination Grand Rimini Hotel, Italy
Best U.S. HotelRitz-Carlton Hotel, Marina del Rey
Best Bed & BreakfastLavender Inn, Ojai, California
Best Cocktail    Marmalade Cafť Jam Martini
Best Steak House    Rib ní Reef, Montreal, Canada
Best Int'l Luxury ResortVilla d'Este, Como, Italy
Best US Luxury Spa ResortOjai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California
Best Spa Skin ProductsKinara Spa, Los Angeles
Best Chocolate ExerienceSacher Hotel Spa, Vienna,Austria
Best Hotel ViewLe Meridien Hotel, Rimini, Italy
Best Restaurant ViewLa Rocca, Verucchio, Italy
Best Sunday BrunchFour Seasons, Santa Barbara
Best Intíl Vacation HotelSlieve Donard Resort & Spa, Belfast
Best Intíl Business HotelW Hotel, Montreal, Canada
Best Authentic MenuBalloo House, Danny Millar, Belfast
Best Museum & RestaurantWriters Museum, Dublin, Ireland
Best Museum & Cafť USSanta Barbara Museum of Art
Best Castle TourKilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
Best Ocean DestinationKaanapali Beach, Maui, Hawaii
Best International FlightsAir Canada, Aer Lingus
Best US FlightJetBlue, Southwest, American Eagle
Best Epicurean EventMonterey Aquarium Sustainable Gala
Best French Luncheon Crepes Jarden Nelson, Montreal, Canada
Best DessertFitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin, Ireland
Best Wine List Wine Cask, Santa Barbara, California
Best Business Traveler HotelFour Seasons, Beverly Hills, California
Best Hospitality  Hilton Hotel, Belfast, Ireland
Best Historic HotelQueen Mary, Long Beach,
Best Book Food Festivals of Italy, Leonardo Curti
Best Kid/Family Activity  Whale Watching SB Condor Express
 
Congratulations - You're the Best!!!

 


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