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January 2006

Letter From The Publisher

Dear Life Bites News Readers,

The New Year is upon us, and everyone at Life Bites is delighted we are celebrating our 1st anniversary online. Check below to see our 2005 winners. In this issue we will focus on health for the New Year. Our spa baby page is filled with treatments featured at Santa Monica Beach hotels. The Simpson House Inn is the best health escape destination, the new Tea Garden & Herbal Emporium in Los Angeles shares secrets for good health, Cody Hilton shows us the joy of fondue, and we have some great Book Bites for you.

We have compiled a list of Bonnie Carroll's Life Bites Best of 2005 winners, and they will all be presented with an award certificate later this month. Please join us in celebrating our first anniversary by writing in any suggestions you may have for the New Year, and keep coming back each month to share the latest trends in travel, food and lifestyle.

May your New Year be filled with good health, happiness and prosperity. We hope to see you in February. Our sweetheart issue will be filled with hot gift items and destinations for those celebrating Valentine's Day around the world.


Bonnie Carroll

BEST OF 2005

Best International Chef
Fabrizio Innocenti, Grand Hotel, Firenze, Italy

International Female Chef
Paola Budel, Hotel Principe de Savoia, Milan, Italy

Best Hotel-Resort Restaurant
AZUR by Le Bernadin, La Quinta Resort & Spa, La Quinta, California

Best Kid's Adventure
Universal, Universal City, CA

Best Boutique Hotel
The Crescent Hotel, Beverly Hills, California

Best Cocktails
Windows Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel, Los Angeles, California

Best Spa Vacation Destination
Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Maui, Hawaii

Best Well Being Destination
Deepak Chopra Wellness Center, Carlsbad, California

Best Golf Course
PGA West, La Quinta Resort & Spa

Best Bed & Breakfast
The Simpson House, Santa Barbara, California

Best Sport Resort Destination
La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, California

Best California Chef
Conny Andersson, The BLVD, Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills

Best Frozen Dessert
Ciao Bella Gelato

Best New Frozen Soup
NUTZ4SOUP, Positively Pumpkin

Best New Beverage
NAKED, Blue Machine

Best Day Spa
The Petite Retreat Spa, Los Angeles, California

Best European Restaurant
Roof Top, Hassler Hotel, Rome Italy

Best International Resort Hotel
Villa d'Este, Como Italy

Best Island Retreat
The Lodge at Ko'ele, Lana'i, Hawaii

Best Island Cuisine
Pacific O', Maui, Hawaii



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