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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

"An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have: the older she gets, the more interested he is in her." - Agatha Christie

Letter from the Publisher May 2013

Dear Life Bites News Readers,

Well, it's time again to say thanks to that wonderful woman who gave you life and is always there to listen or lend a hand when you have a problem. My mom is in the place where special moms go in heaven, but I want to thank my wonderful daughters who have all turned out to be fantastic women, and have dear mothering skills that they share with others and all the people around them. I am lucky to have them to learn from, and thank God for giving me my time with them. I think being a grandmother is the best hat I've ever worn. There is an unspoken connection that no one can explain, but it's there and it's the best!
I wish to honor all the great teaching nuns, and women in my family who have helped me grow and become the person I am today. I thank all the great women in history who have inspired me so much to never give up and always try to do my best. I won't do a list of who they are, but we all have a collection of great women whose books we have read, paintings we have admired, designs we wish we could afford to buy, recipes we wish we could duplicate for friends, and exceptional political women who continue to fight for our rights as women. But, most of all I thank my dear women friends who have been there for me through the really tough times and the joyous moments. I love you all!

In this issue we visit the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to savor what is being touted as the best hamburger in Hollywood at 25 Degrees. We have additional food and beverage news in "Sips" and "Culinary Coup", and exciting upcoming event and festival news. Cruise and travel ideas can be found in our travel section for vacation plans you may be making for summer. On our links page you will find contact information of all the airlines, and Amtrak, which is becoming very popular with traveling families; they can be contacted at 1-800-USARAIL. Wheels has some exciting information on luxury train travel, airline updates and international bicycle tours.

"Book Bites" has some good reads, including Katie Couric's "The Best Advise I Ever Got, Lessons from Extraordinary Lives," and you will also find some recipes below that may please your mom. Just remember she is never too old to enjoy a breakfast in bed! TinselTown Tidbits features a first article from Christine Redlin on her participation in the film festival in San Jose, as well as a story done on Katie Couric who was taping KATIE HITS HOLLYWOOD at the Jimmy Kimmel Live! set and attendees who arrived on the KEYT3 Fun Bus. Take note of the great upcoming concert performance by Barbra Streisand and coverage of the GBK MTV Gifting Loung at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Don't miss my friend Lauren's latest story in Tastes of Italia, the best food magazine on Italy. 

Our "Health Minded" section offers health and skin care tips for women, and new product information. New spa venues for spring and summer include international hotels and local tips. Panera Bread story on FoodBank of Santa Barbara and Isla Vista kids features star athletes helping second and third graders plant a garden.
We hope your Mother's Day is peaceful and happy. God Bless and we thank you for joining us this month. Look for our Father's Day issue in June, which will be devoted to men who make a real difference in our world. If you have any questions regarding editorial or advertising rates please email us at: tolifebites@aol.com or writebc@aol.com. A perfect gift is a box of beautiful chocolates from David Bacco. sales@bacco-chocolatier.com.
Cordially,
Bonnie Carroll
Bonnie Carroll
Publisher/Editor
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