Letter from the Publisher
Dear Life Bites News Readers,
September is a great time for traveling, especially in Europe. Most of the tourists have gone home, and the real 'world-travelers' are there. The weather in Austria, Hungary, Germany Italy, Switzerland, France, or just about any place abroad is perfect for sightseeing, outdoor dining, window shopping or just strolling on the Elizabeth Bridge with your special someone. This is the pergect time to Cruise the rivers in Europe on Viking River Cruise ships and savor the sights and flavors they offer. Fall is a special time to visit Canada, and every city has fun special events in process.
Our September issue is filled with great stories and healthy recipes. Bread & Roses fundraiser for The Fund of Santa Barbara at the Quad, 80th Luncheon at Santa Barbara Lawn Bowls Club. Watch for story on Bonjour Bayou - 16th annual benefit for the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission; great auction, food and music at Dos Pueblos Ranch on October 7 (www.sbrm.org). BookBites has some great reads. with additional arts tidbits, and September Cuinary Coup has great food & wine news.
Bonjour Bayou event attracts a huge crowd to Dos Pueblos Ranch where the Santa BarbaraRescue Mission honors spectacular citizens who have made a contribution to the ongoing success of the Mission in Santa Barbara. This year it's French all the way and the menu items will be in our story.
Chef Profile for October is on September 8 TASTE OF THE TOWN Gala Connoiseurs Dinner prepared by Chef Mark Strausman held on the terrace of the Bacara Resort & Spa to benefit Arthritis Foudation of Santa Barbara. Wines provided by 2017 Honorary Wine Vintner Doug Margerum of Margerum Wine. Look for follow up story. An amazing Italian inspired family style dinner in an elegant outdoor venue and paired with fantastic wines. East Coast Style meets West Coast Fresh!!
SIPS offers an authentic paella recipe from chef Branden, with wine pairing tips.Our Kids K section has some great ideas for kids and teens. Travel section features summer and fall travel recommended scenes locally and from around the world.
Look for Emmy and Governors Ball bites, pre-Emmy celebrity suite news to include GBK host Gavin Keilly, Mark Harris at WOW! and more events honoring Emmy nominees and VIPS. We'll have Beverly Hills hot spot news during Emmy Week, perhaps a special peek at newly opened Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills, and cool menus and sips being served to celebs before and after the Emmy Awards. Congratulations to all the Emmy nominees and winners, and to the chefs and vintners providing all the divine food and beverages highlighted at these major entertainment events.
See TTT for reopening of Riviera Theatre in Santa Barbara, with detailed information from Roger Durling, Executive Director Santa Barbara International Film Festival. www.sbiff.org.
Health Minded is filled with inspiring tidbits on organizations and supporters of area groups raising funds to fight diseases affecting friends and neighbors. So many generous people donating money to find a cure, and so many health professionals moving forward to help those in need.
We all must to continue to pray for our young men and women fighting in foreign countries. They need our prayers -- they need to come home safely! May God help the victims of sensless attacks in Europe and around the world.
Support your local restaurants, hotels and business' and let's give America a renewed strength and abundance of growth. Congratulations to the LA Food & Wine Event producers on yet another a great job sharing information and tastes of wine from around the world in LA! Please enjoy the delicious recipe Paella recipes in SIPS this month; great with light white wine!
Opinions in this monthly letter are those of the publisher only.
See SIPS Section for Star Chef PAELLA Recipe
CLICK HERE for Recipe of the Month from Karen Evenden
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