Letter from the Publisher April 2019
"We have a Lord who is capable of crying with us and capable of walking with us in the most difficult moments of life." - Pope Francis
Easter is always an amazing experience, and our Pope Francis is inspiring renewed faith to p us and is a time to think about spoiling our mom or reflecting on the wonderful times we had with her during her life. We have some nice gift ideas in our gift section for mom or pampering hints in our spa baby sections. Below you will find a few recipes for Spring and we hope you enjoy them.
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See our story on the delightful Saturday Brunch at Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara at the Bella Vista overlooking the Butterfly Beach. This classic historic hotel is so beautiful and has recovered completely from the tragic fires and floods that overtook the area in 2018. Thank you Executive Chef Marco for a memorable afternoon. Also, enjoy my take on the menu for Mother's Day at Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills in May issue with food inspired by Master Chef Jean-Georges paired with imaginative cocktails www.WaldorfAstoria.com.
Four Seasons The Biltmore Santa Barbara
"Wheels" by air section offers some exciting news on air travel, and auto coverage. Amtrak travel in Spring & Summer tips. TinselTown Tidbits offers follow ups on Oscars and SLO Film Festival 2018. Travel news on new travel destinations, film openings, and upcoming programming on PBS. Viking Ocean Cruises have gotten major accolades on their service and travel destinations around the world - Viking is a major sponsor for PBS, and I love their cruises and their support of this fine programing. Visit www.vikingcruises.com. See stories on Viking Ocean Cruises - so beautiful with same amazing ammenities and service as River Cruise Lines.
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SBIFF Tribute Recipients Glenn Close, Milessa McCarthy & Mayor Cathy Murillo
Congratulatulations to SBIFF and OSCARS 2019 winners and nomininees Especially to all the wonderful directors and performers honored on the stge of the Arlington Theatre during SBIFF. The five Director of the Year winners were charming on stage and on the red carpet. I so enjoyed a personal interview with Alfoso Cuaron (ROMA), who later took home 3 Oscars for his film. Check out our Health Minded section that offer some wonderful health stories for your inspiraton. Sips will include some great wine and cocktail recipe news. Some great reads in BookBites and film recommendations.
It was a Happy St. Pat's In Santa Barbara, where Irish style was everywhere to enjoy. See story on top Irish restaurants Dargan's, who sponsored a kick-off party for Barbara Ireland's Walk/Run for Breast Cancer. Willie Quinn and The Foggy Dew performed around town and The James Joyce Pub, where celebrating Irishmen and ladies, along with those who wished they were Irish on the day of the great Saint Patrick who drove the snakes out of Ireland. Slainte!
The Natural Product Show West was a very successful event this year and attracted thousands to the Anaheim Convention Center. The Los Angeles Travel Show was also very well attended this year in the LA Convention Center.
Black Velvet from The James Joyce
We hope your Easter is peaceful and happy. God Bless and we thank you for joining us this month and every month for 14 years. Look for our Mother's Day issue, which will be devoted to women who make a real difference in our world. If you have any questions regarding editorial or advertising rates please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
LBN Staff 2019
Bonnie Carroll, Publisher/Editor
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Mary Hilton, Content Contributor/Marketing Director
Cody Chandler, Film Times Columnist
Natasha Melikoff, Montreal Reporter
Mike OConnell, Photo/Video Director/Contributor
Isabella D'Angelo, Rome Correspondent
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