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LBN Best of 2012
Best New Rest Chef US
Ron True, Arlington Tavern
Best International Chef
Thierry Blouet, Cafe des Artes
Best International Hotel
Chateau Laurier, Ottawa Canada
Best US Hotel Spa
Ascent, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Best Beach Destination
Four Seasons, Santa Barbara
Best US Hotel
Trump Hotel, New York
Best Intl Ski Resort
Fairmont Tremblant, Quebec Canada
Best Cocktail
Green Martini, Cafe des Artes
Best Steak & Seafood House
Rodney's, Redondo Beach
Best New Int'l Luxury Resort
Hilton Hotel, Puerto Vallarta
Best New Luxury Spa
Ascent, Tenaya Lodge
Best Art Museum
Natl Art Museum of Canada
Best Int'l Lunch
Le Cordon Bleu, Ottawa Canada
Best Hotel View
Hilton Hotel, Puerto Vallarta
Best Restaurant City View
On the Roof, Wilshire Hotel LA
Best Ethnic Restauants LA
"Petrossian Paris" and "Street" LA
Best Int’l Business Hotel
Four Seasons International
Best US Business Hotel
Trump Hotel, New York
Best Spa Cafe Menu
Café Verde, Ojai Valley Inn
Best New Restaurant
Nobu, Waikiki Park Hotel
Best Museum Café
Getty Museum, Malibu
Best Tour
Valley Floor Yosemite National Park
Best Ocean Destination
Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi, Italy
Best International Flights
Air Canada & US Airlines (Mexico)
Best US Flight
JetBlue, Southwest, US Airlines
Best Intl Epicurean Event
XIII Intl Gourmet Festival, Mexico
Best US Epicurean Event
Bracebridge Dinner, Yosemite
Best Dessert
Renaud's, Santa Barbara
Best Wine List
Play, Ottawa Canada
Best Family Hotels
Marriott Worldwide
Best Organic
Whole Foods Market
Best Historic Hotel
Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite
Best Films
Anna Karenina
Best Cook Book
Raising The Bar, Williams & Eber
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"Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!" Albert Einstein

January 2013

nEW yEARSHAPPY NEW YEAR! nEW yEARSBonnie Carroll

Life Bites News

Letter From The Publisher

Dear Life Bites News Readers,

We hope you continue to enjoy your visits to great hotels, restaurants, and travel destinations that appear in our web magazine. Our profile this month is on Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, and includes coverage of the renowned Bracebridge Dinner. Entertainment news includes updates on the Santa Barbara International Film Festival Jan 24 - Feb 3, and coverage of the Kirk Douglas Award to Robert De Niro in Santa Barbara. We have features on travel, new food items, health news in health minded, holiday beverages in Sips, lots of Tinseltown Tidbits on Golden Globes - Oscars - and the Santa Barbara Film Festival. The stars will be out at the 28th Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Visit www.sbiff.org for information.

Culinary Coup is filled with chef/restaurant news and recipes, and look for news on the 2013 TasteTV Awards in Los Angeles to be held at Vibiana on January 17 at 6:00, as well as a bevy of cultural updates, and travel news on winter destination trips being offered. The Travel Adventure Show news and updates from the LA Times Travel Show will be in LBN. 

Please join me in praying for our troops coming home from foreign lands, and for all men and women who serve our great country. Prayer works . . . pray for world peace. 

Cordially,

Bonnie Carroll

Bonnie Carroll
Publisher/Editor-in-Chief

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