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LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

December 2016

hollyMerry Christmas, Happy HolidayshollyBonnie Carroll


Dear Life Bites Readers,

We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. We have some great traditional recipes and fun family destinations for December, along with some wonderful reviews on European dining hot spots. Much of this issue is filled with travel, food, event and spa stories covering national and international destinations for your consideration.

Our Holiday Gift guide has some great gift ideas for friends and family, and visit "Health Minded" to read an inspiring interview with the founder of Resqme, the revolutionary company that developed a lifesaving tool to keep for use in your automobile to save your life in an emergency.

The December hotel/chef profile is on Four Seasons Gresham Palace in Budapest, Hungary, overlooking the Danube River, whih is without doubt one of the most beautiful hotel properties in the world, overlooking the Danube River. We have a fantastic review of the Gresham Palace new restaurant that will make your mouth water. Also, see Culinary Coup for additional favorite bites in Hungary story. 

Four Seasons Gresham Palace, Budapest Hungary

January 10th will be the 73rd Golden Globes, and the Oscars Movie lovers are all talking about all the hot films being considered for the 88th Oscars on February 28th. Oscar Fun and Food are always on our menu of film fun. Johnny Depp will be honored at SBIFF in February, along with a litany of super stars. For details visit www.sbiff.org.

Sips has some great wine and cocktail ideas for bringing in the New Year, along with appetizer and dessert creations. Enjoy my coverage of the Buda Wine Festival. Be sure to listen online to my upcoming report on Vienna & Budapest on KZSB 1290 "Around the World Travel". Also, special travel report on CRN radio for the New Year. Health Minded features the new lifesaving tool from Resqme - everyone should have this amazing tool in their auto to save a life that may be their own!

We are all looking forward to the Macy's Christmas Parade that will feature the amazing Snoopy float. I always enjoy the lighting event at Rockefeller Center in New York and especially love Joachim Splichal's "Rock" Restaurant overlooking the ice rink. The  festivities in my own Santa Barbara home town by the sea are perculating and it looks like a 'wonderful Christmas' parade and festivities for everyone around the Nation. 

I hope you will join us in remembering our soldiers fighting in foreign lands and pray for their safe return to their families. God bless them, and God bless America in these challenging times. May the flag of freedom fly now and forever. Prayers to our dear friends in Paris who are still recovering from the terrible attacks in November. Please continue to pray for peace. 

Joyous Noel to you, your family and dear friends. Thank you to all who contribute to LBN, and to the many readers who have supported us -  keep coming back. LBN will celebrate its 11th birthday in January 2016. 

Cordially,

Bonnie Carroll

Bonnie Carroll
Publisher/Editor

LBN DECEMBER PARTY IDEAS holly

See our gift section for giving ideas. Culinary Coup & Sips Sections for Food & Wine ideas.

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