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November 2016

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER



Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear Life Bites News Readers,

Happy Thanksgiving! This issue includes more stories on Danube travels in Germany, Austria and Hungary. We share some fun train travel adventures on the Central Coast and restaurant reviews with renowned area chefs. Still waiting to wear my Roma Boots if it ever rains - we need rain! Culinary Coup has some wonderful holiday recipes and our gift guide offer great holiday gift items. Check out the chocolate delights being created by Jean Michel of Chocolate du CaliBressan on the California Riviera.


Jean Michel & Jill-Marie Carre, Chocolat du CaliBressan

Wonderful holiday entertainment events will be knocking, and Hollywood news is ongoing at Life Bites News. We will be covering Golden Globes, Oscars, and always The Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Please enjoy a story on the new Waldorf Astoria opening in Beverly Hills in 2017.

Entertainment news and fun film tips are seen in TTT - AFI film festival schedule, opening of Santa Barbara Opera Season, and upcoming holiday events. We are running travel news on holiday trips being offered throughout the world, and assisting our tourism and travel friends with their promotions during the holidays. Air France, Alaska Air and Air Berlin are offering some great ticket deals. Use the tourism board offices for helpful information; we have them listed on our links and archive page.

BookBites is full of great reads and fine art news. We will be putting up great book gift ideas for the holidays. Look for review of symphony news in Santa Barbara at the beautiful Granada Theatre.

 

The Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara

See tips for special offers traveling home for fall and winter holidays to colder climates, which is the place to be if you love the turning leaves and the falling snow. Holiday luggage gift ideas in our gift guide section are worth a peek. Culinary Coup covers exciting venues and tastes from around the world, and coverage of exciting charitable events.

Below is a great quick turkey gravy from Mc Cormick, and a fantastic Texas style chili for hungry football fans. I've also included my Ciao Bella Chili in Culinary Coup Section. 

Wishing Elizabeth O'Connell Larson a very Happy November 2nd Birthday and Cody Chandler Hilton a very happy November 22 Birthday! I love you both and hope you have a joyful day.

Please don't forget to keep praying for our men and women fighting in foriegn lands, especially during the holiday season. Pray they all come home safely, or for a family visit during the holidays.!


Thanks for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving!

Cordially,

Bonnie Carroll

Bonnie Carroll
Publisher/Editor

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