Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Elegant indeed. The Krewe of Victoria formally announced their royalty, Queen Victoria Renee Borne and her consort, Prince Albert Johnny Plasencia, at a City Club soiree. Victoria is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and had the ice sculp…

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Lafayette Bar Association honored Donovan “Donnie” Jay O’Pry II, of the O’Pry Law Firm, as he was installed as the group's 2017-18 president. The event was held at Iberia Bank Tower downtown and attended by both bench and bar. Conducting the s…

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Despite the afternoon deluge, authors and book lovers alike flooded the Alumni House for the UL Press reception. The event showcased the university’s academic elite and some very scholarly titles, such as “Anthologie de la Littérature Louisianaise…

Saturday, November 04, 2017
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Chorale Acadienne performed its “World Changers” fall concert in the new St. Pius X Church. The program included Bach’s "Magnificat in D Major," Bob Chilcott’s "Five Days that Changed the World" and Randall Thompson's "The Testament of Freedom," a…

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The University of Louisiana-Lafayette Hospitality Management students and the Louisiana Restaurant Association teamed up for their Food & Wine Soiree at the Alumni House. There wasn’t a parking place to be had as more than 20 restaurants and w…

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Krewe of Xanadu revved its Mardi Gras motor at “Amazing Race,” a fall social plus scavenger hunt, courtesy of Kacey Patrick, Lissa Adkins and Stefani Celio. There was dinner, dancing and DJ Jeramie Kinnerson to get the party started before teams c…

Saturday, October 14, 2017

This week, the Lauren-Reilly Eliot Company resurrected Tennessee Williams’ iconic tale of New Orleans dysfunction and love, "A Streetcar Named Desire." To herald the occasion, a Stella! Shouting Contest was held, a pirated version of the one stage…

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

What the world needs most, better men. And five good men answered the call to benefit Hearts of Hope and victims of sexual abuse at the second annual Studs in Stilettos. Hosted by The Grouse Room and presented by Dr. James and Susan Arterburn amon…

Saturday, October 07, 2017
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017

With fall officially here, New Zealand’s Rodd & Gunn is offering the Jack Reacher Jacket for men. A modern update of the bomber, it’s a casual Harrington jacket made of imported Italian cotton, and it's PU-coated, understated and versatile. It…

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Hurricane Harvey relief took the form of Banded Together, a special benefit concert held in the River Ranch town square. The Red Cross, Acadiana Hospitality Foundation and Double R Restaurant Group joined forces for those in need, while LUS sponso…

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Wine critics take an extremely dim view of supermarket wines. These are the wines most Americans drink, and, according to industry publications, mass-marketed varieties easily rake in hundreds of millions per year, although they sell for less than…

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Agave River Ranch hosted Zonta Club for their 39th anniversary celebration. Members seized the opportunity to wear their signature orange “Zonta says no to violence to women” shirts as part of their campaign against domestic violence and human tra…

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

There are always great dresses at this one. The Eta Chi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha hosted its third annual Zydeco Jazz Brunch, Pink Pizzazz, at Le Pavillion. Guests enjoyed the Petroleum Club elegance and a sumptuous Sunday spread, all to …

Saturday, September 09, 2017
Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Imonelli played host to the Lafayette Parish Medical Society and its auxiliary for cocktails and more. “The alliance donates a scholarship to a medical student,” Christine Landes said. “This is just a get-together to get people past and present to…

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Following a recent public survey, Australia has pronounced a certain shade of olive “the world’s ugliest color.” Their intentions were good, hoping to use color psychology to discourage their citizens from smoking by placing that color on cigarett…

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Basin Arts and Runaway Dish featured movement and a meal, all hosted by the Acadiana Center for the Arts. A dance performance linked with food paired choreographers Frances Barker, Clare Cook, Gina Hanchey, Paige Krause and Sharon Leahy with chefs…

Saturday, August 12, 2017
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Despite decades of progress and hit songs to the contrary, it is a truth universally acknowledged that any woman in possession of a job and her freedom must be in want of a husband. It’s "Pride and Prejudice" reversed, and with two centuries since…

Friday, August 04, 2017
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Never underestimate art or a woman. Painting with a Twist partnered with Caroline & Co. and the Vera Bradley Foundation on behalf of breast cancer. To the tune of “Come Together,” artists painted into the evening under the guidance of Shannon …

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Michael Scott Myers hosted his Cane Fire Film Series “My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea” on a recent evening at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. “This is the third animé film we’ve had,” said Myers, kicked back during prescreening. The f…

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Bonefish Grill hosted a two-day martini-thon with Tuesday falling on the Fourth this year, but bartender Chase Prejean was happy to shake up his pomegranate-sage martinis to benefit Healing House just the same. “It’s one of our seasonal cocktails;…

Saturday, July 08, 2017
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Marietta Zeringue and Cajun Connection celebrated the departure of Tropical Storm Cindy in true New Orleans fashion — with a hurricane party. And what better way to beat the cabin blues than Champagne and shopping. Cindy had the last laugh, howeve…

Saturday, July 01, 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Saturday, June 24, 2017

According to designers, the tradition of painting one’s porch ceiling blue has spread across the country, the idea being it imparts a cozy Southern charm and confuses wasps. Decorators are fielding requests for the color, known popularly as “Haint…

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Connections, a professional women’s networking group, held its June luncheon at the Petroleum Club. Naturopathic physician Dr. Krystal Shelmire talked about “A Naturopathic Approach to Stress Management for the Professional Woman,” and if beauty a…

Saturday, June 17, 2017