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 boulebard in Paris with your special someone. This is the perfect time to Cruise the rivers in Europe on Viking River Cruise ships and savor the sights and flavors they offer. I have reports on the best of cruising from Paris to Zurich for you, as well as delicious dining spots and tourist destination features.
Our October issue is filled with great stories and healthy recipes. Gelato Festival in West Hollywood was a sea of Gelato lovers and this judge who adores the enthusiastic Italians who have brought this Florence born festival to America three years ago. BookBites has some great reads. with additional art news tidbits, and September Cuinary Coup has great food & wine news.
Bonjour Bayou event attracts a huge crowd to Dos Pueblos Ranch where the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission honors spectacular citizens who have made a contribution to the ongoing success of Santa Barbara. This year it's Concour style all the way and the menu items will be in our story.
The Hilton Executive was Profiled for September TASTE OF THE TOWN Gala Connoiseurs Dinner at Hilton Santa Barbara Oceanfront Resort. Bob Foley, Foley Wines was 2019 Honorary Vintner. It was an elegant outdoor event and the dinner was exceptional, a true gourmand's delight. Look for follow up story.
SIPS offers cool wine and beverage news for the month, including Taste of the Town at Riviera Park, and Kids K section has some great ideas for kids and teens and babies. Travel section features summer and fall travel recommended scenes locally and from around the world. Read about my experience as a judge for the Gelato Festival USA.
Look for Emmy and Governors Ball bites, coverage on pre-Emmy celebrity suites including GBK host Gavin Keilly, Mark & Matt Harris at WOW! Doris Bergman's fabulous celebrity lunch at Fig & Olive and more. 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 SBIFF, Emmy news,Bafta, upcoming Oscars and more. For tickets to SBIFF Film Festival visit www.sbiff.org. Details on Emmy Governors Ball here.
Health Minded is filled with inspiring tidbits on organizations and supporters of area groups raising funds to fight diseases affecting friends and neighbors, including Hospice of Santa Barbara Awards Luncheon, Arthritis Foundation and more. So many generous people donating money to find a cure for diseases, and so many health professionals moving forward to help those in need.
David Selberg, Hospice of SB, C.J.Ward & Beth Farnsworth
We all must 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. 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 chicken recipe from Joachim Splichal's Emmy menu; great with Brander light white wine!
Opinions in this monthly letter are those of the publisher only.
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