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Dear Reader,

We know your time is valuable, and we thank you for spending it on GAYOT.com. As many have resolved to slim down for 2009, we’ve trimmed down our newsletters in order to bring you the most important information quickly and easily.

For those of you desiring to stay slim and healthy while dining out, check out our lists of heart-healthy restaurants. (Readers concerned that their wallets are getting too slim should consult our top cheap eats lists.) If you need to get away to get healthy, check in to one of our top 10 yoga or top 10 health retreats around the world.

Combining fashion and function, Chanel Sport products will help you to both look good and feel good, as will a luxurious stay at the Guerlain Spa at The Waldorf=Astoria. (If that’s out of your price range, we can also suggest cheap places to stay in New York). 

As the automotive market is going to the dogs, we proudly present our Top 10 Dog-Friendly Cars. Our Car of the Month, the Honda Civic GX, is green and budget-minded, and you can always save money by eating in with help from one of our featured cookbooks, including the latest from Giada De Laurentiis. If you’re a kitchen klutz, you can still make great pancakes and waffles from a can with the help of the Batter Blaster.

You are what you eat… and drink. Coffee and tea can be good for your health, as can wine in moderation. On January 20, raise a glass of one of our recommended budget Champagnes to our new President.

We have so much more to offer, including January’s culinary event calendar, travel articles, spirits, our top 10 movies of 2008, and our blog, but we also want to hear from you. Post a comment on our forum, or review a restaurant or hotel on our site for our millions of visitors to read. We want you to read GAYOT.com, but we want to read you, too!

Happy New Year! Bonne Année!



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