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Bonnie Carroll

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

Letter from the Publisher
April 2011

Dear Life Bites News Readers,

Easter is upon us once again, and we hope you enjoy colored eggs, and happy times with family and friends. Palm Sunday and Easter have been very special to me since I was a child, and always I look forward to their  arrival.

In this issue we have focused on travel tips, local and national lifestyle news, along with some vacation planning suggestions for spring. Giving healthy food to your family ideas came from the Natural Product Show and "Book Bites" has some good reads. We have coverage of the Los Angeles Times Travel Show, which attracted huge crowds to the LA Convention Center, and  Cody Hilton has some suggestions for great things  to do on spring break.  

Executive Chef Kevin Burke and the Castlemarytr in Cork Ireland fill the Hotel/Chef profile, and Spa Babies offers places to visit for pampering in fun destinations including Palm Springs, the originator of pampering in the sun. A new wine selection has been released by "Hearst Ranch Wines" and you can read about it in our Sips section. Tinsel Town Tidbits and Sense of Style offer ideas for fine art, music and entertainment lovers.

We hope your Easter is peaceful and happy. We thank you for joining us this month, and we look forward to sharing our Mother's Day issue with you, which will be devoted to some spectacular women.
If you have any questions regarding editorial or advertising rates please email us at: tolifebites@aol.com or writebc@aol.com.
Please pray for all the people in Japan suffering the aftermath of the recent sunami. Donations can be directed to www.redcross.org. Also remember our men and women serving in foreign lands as members of the US armed forces, and pray for their safe return.

Cordially,
Bonnie Carroll 
Bonnie Carroll, Publisher/Editor
APRIL 30 - MAY 1

WHO WE ARE . . . 
 

LBN Staff 2010

Bonnie Carroll, Publisher/Editor

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Isabella D'Angelo, Rome Correspondent

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LBN Best of 2010

Best Hotel Chef US

Ritz Hotel, Half Moon Bay, CA  

Chef Soloman

Best International Chef 

 Guy Savoy, Paris/Las Vegas

Best International Hotel

Excelsior Hotel, Florence Italy

Best American Hotel Spa

Spa Luce, Renaissance Hollywood

Best Beach Destination 

Kaanapali Beach, Hawaii

Best U.S. Hotel

Waldorf Astoria, NY

Best Bed & Breakfast

Cheshire Cat, Santa Barbara

Best Cocktail    

Amalfi Bliss Martini – Olio Pizzeria SB

Best Steak House    

Ruth’s Chris Beverly Hills

Best Int'l Luxury Resort

Villa d'Este, Como, Italy

Best New Luxury Spa Resort

Laguna Shores Marriott, CA

Best Spa Skin Treatments

La Prairie – Beverly Hills Hotel

Best Chocolate Exerience

Jessica Foster Truffles, Santa Barbara

Best Hotel View

Hassler Hotel, Rome Italy

Best Restaurant View

Blue Water Resort, Antigua

Best Sunday Brunch

Bel-Air Hotel, Los Angeles

Best Int’l Vacation Hotel

Las Dunas, Malaga Spain

Best Int’l Business Hotel

W Hotel, New York

Best Spa Cafe Menu

Bacara Resort Spa Café, Goleta, CA

Best New Museum

Mullin Automotive Museum,  CA

Best Museum Café US

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Cafe

Best Castle Tour

Hearst Castle, Cambria CA

Best Ocean Destination

Grand Hotel, Rimimi Italy

Best International Flights

Air Canada, Virgin Airways

Best US Flight

JetBlue, Southwest, American Eagle

Best Epicurean Event

Puck/Lazaroff

American Food & Wine Festival, LA

Best American Chef

Joachim Splichal

Best Dessert

Spago, Beverly Hills (Sherry Yard)

Best Wine List 

Four Seasons Wine Bar, New York

Best Business Traveler Hotel

Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills, California

Best Bar 

Maestro’s, Los Angeles

Best Historic Hotel

Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood CA

Best Film  

Eat, Pray, Love

Best Book

Live, Love, Eat, Wolfgang Puck

 

Congratulations - You're the Best!!!

 

       

 


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