LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
Dear Life Bites News Readers,
Happy Thanksgiving! This issue includes more stories on fun in LA and the California Coast as well as cruise news. Entertainment news from Santa Barbara, Palm Springs and LA. Read about the Gelato Festival America held in West Hollywood, California and the Santa Barbara SeafoodFestival held at the Maritime Museum in Santa Barbara.
Opening of La Maison D'Estournal in Medoc, Switzerland. Culinary Coup has some wonderful holiday recipes and our gift guide offers some great holiday gift items. Check out the chocolate delights being created by Jean Michel of Chocolate du CaliBressan located on State Street in Santa Barbara and also in Carpinteria.
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, who will be honoring Director Martin Scorcessi (The Irish) at the Kirk Douglas Awards in the Bacara/Ritz Hotel (for tickets visit www.SBIFF.org). Look for upcoming red carpet coverage on SBIFF Awards and panels in January. SBIFF January 15-25, 2020.
Entertainment news and fun film tips are seen in TTT - AFI film festival schedule, opening of Santa Barbara Symphony Season at the Granada Theatre, Madam Butterfly Rehersal Performance at the Sunken Garden 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.
Our visit to the Ballet De L' Opera at Opera National De Paris presented by Hiroshi Sugimoto - William Forsythe was exciting and inspiring; a new forum of spectacular dancing paired with a futuristic and jazz coupling in one of the world's most beautiful theatres featuring a copula by Marc Chagall.
Marc Chagall Copula in Paris Opera House
Many airlines including Air Canada, Air Tahiti Nui, KLM, Air France, Alaska Air and Air Berlin are offering some great ticket deals. Use the tourism board offices for helpful information; we have many of them listed on our links and archive page.
Our BookBites section includes details on some hot new books out and is full of great reads and fine art news. We will be putting up book gift ideas for the holidays. Look for holiday adventures in the arts throughout the country. Hoda's new book "I Really Needed This Today" is out and getting raves.
Madam Butterfly at The Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara - Ballet De L'Opera, Opera National De Paris Performance
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 colorful turning leaves and the falling snow. Holiday luggage gift ideas and travel essentials in our gift guide section are worth a peek. Culinary Coup covers exciting venues and tastes from around the world, and current 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. Look for an exclusive Osso Buco Recipe from Chef Bobby of Viking River Cruises.
Wishing Elizabeth Larsen, Cody Chandler Hilton and Joey Tanny very happy November Birthday's! I love you all 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 get home for a family visit during the holidays. Pray for Peace!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving!
WHO WE ARE . . .
LBN Staff 2019
Bonnie Carroll, Publisher/Editor
Rosalie Frances, Contributor, tolifebites.com
Mary Hilton, Content Contributor/Marketing Director
Cody Chandler, Teen Times Columnist
Natasha Melikoff, Montreal Reporter
Mike OConnell, Photo/Video Director/Contributor
Isabella D'Angelo, Rome Correspondent
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