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"I have a thing for red-haired Irish boys, as we know." - Actress Sandra Bullock

Bonnie Carroll


PUBLISHERS LETTER 

MARCH 2010       

  

        HAPPY ST. PAT'S DAY

 

Dear Life Bites News Readers,

We welcome you to our St. Pat's Day issue. We have so many great ideas for travel, food, gifts and some wonderful fun ways to celebrate the 'wearen of the green' holiday, which honors the patron saint of Ireland. Our Hotel/Chef feature is on the spectacular new W Hotel & Residences Hollywood, where Victor Drai will open a sensational supper club on March 10th.

We will also be featuring film, food and celebrity news. Our team covered the SBIFF 2010 rain and shine. We have some wonderful photos and interview tidbits from award winning celebrities in the TinselTown Tidbit section. Our teen columnist Cody Hilton covered the Jeff Bridges Day celebration with an interview given by the Academy Award nominee on the stage of the Lobero Theatre. The 25th Anniversary Film Festival in Santa Barbara was outstanding, and Roger Durling, along with the entire staff deserve huge kudos.

We have some fun Olympic drink recipes, and hot wine festival news. BookBites has great reads and international festival information. Travel is jammed with fun journey destinations, and our sections offer inspiring lifestyle ideas for March.

The Berlin Tourism LA held a recent reception at W Westwood, and took everyone to see Max Raabe, renowned German entertainer Max Raabe and his fabulous Palast Orchestra at Royce Hall. It was simply outstanding, and kicks off the 2010 Germain Tourism campaign.

USA-USA-USA!! Our congratulations and thanks to all the US Olympic medalists -- you are the best and we love you! Our thanks to all the athletes from around the world as well, especially Canada the 2010 hosts.

Please see the LBN "Best of 2009" listing below for our take on the people, places and more that we considered to be really great during our travels in 2009. Congratulations to the winners, and we appreciate you all so much.

We wish you a very happy St. Pat's Day, and hope you will join us in praying for world peace. We offer prayers for our young men and women who are fighting in distant lands, and for their families waiting patiently for them to come home. This year marks the 5th Anniversary of Life Bites News Magazine, and we thank you so much for your continued support. To contact LBN email: TOLIFEBITES or writebc@aol.com.

 See the "Best of 2009" Awards Below

Cordially,

Bonnie Carroll 

Bonnie Carroll
Publisher/Editor 

LBN Staff 2010

Bonnie Carroll, Publisher/Editor

writebc@aol.com

Laurence Vittes, Section Editor/Contributor

lvittes@gmail.com

Mary Hilton, Contributing Editor, Marketing Dir.

Maryhilton2000@aol.com

Jeanne Bacsi, Equestrian Columnist, tolifebites@aol

Cody Chandler Hilton, Teen Times Columnist

codyhiltonsb@aol.com

Mike O’Connell, Photography Associate

tolifebites@aol.com

 

Additional contributing writers are on a one time issue basis only. Email: tolifebites@aol.com


                                
Be sure to watch archived radio/video clips of Bonnie Carroll travel team reporter on KZSB 1290 AM
Around the World Travel Radio,
 


      

                                                LIFE BITES NEWS

 

BEST OF 2009

Best International Chef

Kevin Thornton
Thornton’s, Dublin, Ireland

Best American Restaurateur

Joachim Splichal, Patina Group

Best Sustainable Chef

Nancy Oaks, California

Best Bed & Breakfast

Cheshire Cat, Santa Barbara

Best New Spa

Montage Hotel, Beverly Hills

Best Film

 

Best Kid’s Film

 

NINE

 

Avatar

Best Wine Bar

THE Garden,  Four Seasons NY

Best New Beach Hotel

Shangri-LA, Santa Monica

Best US Green Hotel

Hilton Hotel New York City

 

Best Caribbean Resort

 

Blue Waters, Antigua

Best Scenic Views

Le Meridien, Rimini, Italy

Best Sunday Brunch

Four Seasons, Beverly Hills

Best Int’l Vacation Hotel

Villa d’Este, Como, Italy

Best Historic Site

Statue of Liberty, NY

Best Business Hotel

W Hotel, New York

Best American Family

Destination

Catalina Island, California

Best Winter Escape

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Best Island Adventure

Antigua/Barbuda

Best International Flight

AIR Canada   LAX to Montreal

Best US Flight

JetBlue     Burbank to JFK

Best New Book

The Olives Table, English

Best Epicurean Event

Wolfgang Puck & Barbara Lazoroff  American Wine & Food Festival

Best Way to see Europe

      Eurail

Best Restaurant & View

Rock Café, Rockefeller Center

 

 

 

 

                     CONGRATULATIONS – YOU’RE THE BEST!!! 

 

 

 


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