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Bonnie CarrollLetter from the Publisher
September 2015

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. Cruise along with us on the Viking Njord as we savor the sights and flavors of of the Danube from Bavaria to Budapest. Look for our review on Air France and traveling through Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris. Enjoy my upcoming  'Following Sisi' coverage in LBN and various publiations I contribute to.


Our September issue is filled with great stories and healthy recipes. Bread & Roses fundraiser for The Fund of Santa Barbara will be at the Quad this month, and your support is appreciated. The International Santa Barbara Film Festival is starting their events for the Jan/Feb 2016 festival, and BookBites sections has some great reads and BBQ tips for September. 

Our Kids K section has some great ideas for little people. Travel section features summer and fall scenes from around the world. Wine wall tips in Sips, and chef news in Culinary Coup.

We have Emmy's events and Governors Ball bites, pre-emmy celebrity suite news, including Debbie Durkins Eco Emmy Christmas in September Suite, GBK host Gavin Keilly at L'Ermitage, Nathalie Du Bois, WOW! and Doris Bergman PR events honoring Emmy nominees and VIPS. We'll have Beverly Hills hot spot news during Emmy Week and special menus and sips being served to celebs before and after the Emmy Awards. Style section will cover hot cosmetics and wardrobe statements for fall and winter. 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.

The political scene is getting hot with so-o many candidates vying to get the nod and get themselves elected to the top job in America! May the best person win, and my that person be a GOOD AMERICAN who can make America great again!

Wine time is here and Doug Margerum, along with all the California wine makers have been busy bringing in the harvest. Watch for new stories on the best in California wines. Watch for October news on German and Budapest Wine, along with coverage of the Budapest Wine Festival, and features on the best in Austrian food, wine and lifestyle.

We all need to continue to pray for our young men and women fighting in foreign countries. They need our prayers -- they need to come home safely!

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 a great job sharing information and taste of wines around the world! 

Cordially,

Bonnie Carroll
Publisher/Editor

Opinions in this monthly letter are those of the publisher only.


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LBN Staff 2015

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City of Beverly Hills 100th Birthday
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