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

“It is said that one can tell during a conversation that lasts not longer than a summer shower whether or not a man is cultivated,” explains a 1921 book of etiquette. Often it doesn’t take that long.

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

I have always belonged to the George Thorogood School of Drinking: “One bourbon, one scotch, one beer.” Believing that alcohol is best alone, pure and unadulterated, and other ingredients only muddy the water and hide the true purpose, I am theref…

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

Schilling wined and dined its private guests with a four-course dinner and le vin to go with it. Robert “BJ” Brankline did the cooking, pairing up butternut squash soup with Custard Chardonnay, mushroom bruschetta and pinot noir followed by rib ey…

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

Mother Nature takes a dim view of males who can’t manage fatherhood. You see it in the tarantula, whom she dooms to run around the desert until he either finds a mate or starves to death.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

It was good times at Vermilionville for Creole Culture Day, a day of music, demonstrations and corn maque choux. The celebration lasted for hours and attracted a crowd including many from abroad, and Joseph Cluse, a true Creole, gave guests the gi…

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

The ladies and gentlemen of The Inseparable Friends Benevolent Society of Prairie Laurent held their 19th annual Senior Citizens Luncheon recently. The Rev. Borgia Aubespin received recognition for his 52 years of service both here and abroad, pre…

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Since parents now get from the internet their how-to information — how to talk so little kids will listen, what to do when preschool friends aren’t playing nice, to intervene or not to intervene, how many adult worries should be mentioned to child…

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Breizh Amerika made its second sojourn to Lafayette and landed at the Wurst Biergarten for a Friday concert. “The second mission is bigger, more musicians and more film crew,” said Le Centre International trade manager Philippe Gustin. “It’s a bri…

Saturday, May 27, 2017

As the season of weddings is upon us, many will be called upon to propose a toast. Toasting is an ancient tradition, dating back to Greek and Roman times when both sought to reassure their drinking brethren the wine wasn’t poisoned. Wine back then…

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The United Way of Acadiana Women’s Leadership Council held its power luncheon at the Doubletree by Hilton, where women gathered for mimosas and more, including a silent auction of purses. Soon to undergo a national rebranding as Women United, UW’s…

Saturday, May 20, 2017

It’s spring. That time of year when young men’s fancies turn to love and backyard bar sheds. According to many, these man bunkers are the best thing since riding lawnmowers, and, speaking of those lawnmowers, you will have to re-home that machine …

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Faith House hosted the “Spirit of Hope” luncheon at the UL-Lafayette Student Union ballroom to educate, empower and inspire all to say no to violence. Speaker Frances McIntosh shared her personal story, and Rosie Roy was honored with the inaugural…

Saturday, May 13, 2017

It’s true, females with young are fierce. It ensures the survival of the species. If mothers of any kind surrendered their young without a fight, all life on the planet would have died out long ago.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The Shining Light Foundation hosted its annual Zydeco/Cajun Bash at Vermilionville, with all profits to benefit students in the Lafayette Parish Public Schools system. Dance man John Broussard was master of ceremonies and tambourine player extraor…

Saturday, May 06, 2017

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, those who’ve yet to earn their maternity badge will be made to feel left out by those who have. The world can be cruel to females traveling alone, and the girls club leans heavily on anyone refusing to buckle do…

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

The B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration broke ground Wednesday for a new facility, thanks to a $2.5 million gift from Lafayette businessman Michael P. Maraist, a 1971 business administration alum. The money will fund the initial cons…

Bluegrass encompasses the everyday lives from whence it came. Loss, unwanted change to a region and a hard-scrabble existence in places with few financial resources form its traditional narratives.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

As far as society is concerned, your personal style should be reflected in the outdoors. To this end there exists those whose profession is to make sure things are planted in just the right way to state your gardening manifesto.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Lafayette Parish Medical Society hosted a celebration at Le Pavilion for nine physicians who have devoted decades of service to the community. Drs. Kenneth Christrup, Stephen Coleman, John Mickey, Russell Romero, Barry Bohn, John Bolin, Ricard…

Saturday, April 15, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hospice of Acadiana launched its annual mega-raffle with complimentary concessions and an early bird chance to purchase $20 tickets. All was ready at its office on Johnston Street for a shot at a car and road trip, a camper or, if you want others …

Monday, April 10, 2017
Saturday, April 08, 2017

Perhaps due to the runaway success of "Swamp People" and "Duck Dynasty," someone persuaded Bravo CEOs to try Oklahoma. The new reality series debuted in March and airs late at night, just not late enough.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The Kappa Sigma Fraternity held a ′60s reunion at the UL-Lafayette Alumni House, and frat brothers — 102, to be exact — from 11 states came together one more time. “It’s a reunion for those who were members during the years between 1960 and 1969,”…

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Long a society mainstay in the United Kingdom, sherry seems to be completely passé in the U.S. In an era of mixology and bacon-infused vodka, you never see sherry poured at parties. Somehow along the way it’s acquired a fuddy-duddy feminine reputa…

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Alliance Française de Lafayette hosted Francophones for some cuisine camerounaise at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alumni Center. “Cuisine of the World I: Cameroon,” part ticketed fundraiser and part outreach, is intended to further…

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Oscar-nominated "Hidden Figures," the story of the NASA women responsible for putting John Glenn in orbit, has brought to light the sidelining of women throughout history. There’s no better time than March to recall the facts, and it will interest…

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette welcomed Paul Hayes Tucker, the world’s leading authority on Claude Monet, with a cocktail reception at Fletcher Hall. The distinguished gentleman was in town to deliver a lecture entitled “Monet: Method an…

Saturday, March 18, 2017

March is Women’s History Month, and as Frederick Douglass received his share of notoriety recently, it seems only fair to spotlight the distaff side. Cherished but overshadowed, Anna Murray Douglass represents the many dutiful wives overlooked by …