Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Susan G. Komen of Acadiana held its annual board meeting and appreciation breakfast at Joey’s, appointing some new board members in the process. “I’ll be taking notes and giving input,” said five-year survivor Monza Williams, who will serve as new…

Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016

I live in a wabi sabi home, or at least I aspire to. Wabi sabi is a Japanese frame of mind as well as a design concept, hard to understand and even more challenging to achieve. It’s like the tea ceremony, but for houses.

Thursday, April 07, 2016
Saturday, April 02, 2016

Wyatt and Becky Collins hosted artists from the Plein Air Competition for a reception at their New Iberia home. “I did this in Maryland and thought New Iberia could try it,” said Jerome Weber, chair of Plein Air, which translated means “open air,”…

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Recently “Downton Abbey” galloped across the lawn and into television history with its much-anticipated grand finale. Downtonites must now grieve the loss of dinner gloves and under butlers.

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016

But not anymore for Kim Domingue, who received a fabulous LaFonda send-off in honor of her retirement. Leaving Southern Petroleum Laboratories after 34 years, Domingue was surrounded by associates, friends and fiancé James Broussard. “I used to br…

Troubadours held their past kings’ party at DeGaulle Square Bistro in River Ranch. The party started in the bar next door and went from there, as Richard Coeur de Lions both past and present gathered for a last hurrah before the ball. Lions were e…

Mayor Joey Durel welcomed 150 newly registered international college students to the fair city of Lafayette as part of a long day of matriculation and orientation. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette undergrads hail largely from India, China,…

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Women’s Energy Network had holiday tea at the Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans, and what could be nicer? Nothing beats the Quarter at Christmas, unless it’s women in the energy industry getting together to help one another get ahead.

Festival International de Louisiane held a ’20s-themed fundraiser at The Grouse Room and the flappers flocked despite umbrellas and the downpour. In the VIP Room were Helmer Directional Drilling sponsors Richard and Renee Helmer and friends Troy a…

As the wedding industry drives brides into bankruptcy staging the party of a lifetime, those same brides are looking to save money wherever possible. One of these ways is the traditional wedding cake.

Stagebackers hosted an opening night gala for “Lend Me a Tenor,” Lauren-Reilly Elliot Company’s much-anticipated new comedy. “I’m so excited about this play,” said gala guest Winnie Darphin-Bacque. “It’s funny and a little racy.” The period comedy…

For the first time in over a century, a woman is poised to be on American paper money. The redesigned $10 bill will be out in five years, just in time to coincide with the female right-to-vote anniversary. And while the federal government is busy …

Often in society I get more than I give, and it’s become my custom to acknowledge the souls I meet whose comments have kept me going throughout the year. Unknown, they step forward out of nowhere, introduce themselves, and never fail to make work …

The League of Women Voters recognized those who have made contributions to the League’s mission and policy positions. Given their “just deserts” at a swanky Petroleum Club reception were Earl Picard, Safeguarding Democracy Award; Nick Pugh, Improv…

A recent Pew Research Center survey has noted that the acts of the many may eventually outweigh the rules of the few. For instance, fully 98 percent of young adults use their cell phones at social events and a third of all adults never turn them o…

The most wonderful time of the year and just the event to go with it. Friends of Music held a holiday tour of homes in Greenbriar — 112 Canterbury, 155 Shannon and 307 Asbury — all to benefit the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Department o…

Overarching political correctness hit Target this week, making it the most recent victim of yet another online backlash. Their T-shirt that reads “Trophy” across the chest has drawn the digital pitchforks, who claim it is sexist, objectifies women…

It appears that some 50 years post-feminist revolution, women are still struggling to identify themselves for society’s sake. Some keep their maiden names, others still hyphenate — although the dash has been adopted by gay couples anxious to signa…

The Junior League of Lafayette enticed new members with a swanky social at City Club. Some 40 women didn’t look like they needed much persuading, however, and the sign-in line was out the door. “Last year’s class was 63,” said JL President Maggie …

As you struggle to shoo away the insects of summer, fall’s long since arrived in the international fashion houses. Their cool weather couture collections are off and strutting down the runways, the trends are fixed, and whether you lean more Misso…

Hearts of Hope held their yearly Festival of Trees fundraiser at downtown’s Acadiana Center for the Arts on a recent Thursday evening. It was a glamorous setting for auctioneer/La. State Sen. Fred Mills, who probably didn’t have to pump up the bid…

The Lafayette Bar Association got together for its annual party at the LBA building, and a classy affair it was. “It’s the only time you get to see some people,” said LBA Executive Director Josette Gossen Abshire. Seeing and being seen were LBA pr…

Donna Karan has stepped down. To those unfamiliar with her New York sophistication and urban fashion sense, it may not seem like a big deal. To those of us who wore her clothes for decades, it’s cataclysmic.

The Symphony ladies held their annual autumn coffee in the Island Point home of their president, Dr. Sangeeta Shah. Wild hibiscus flowers in champagne flutes greeted this elegant bunch, who bestowed yellow roses upon their past presidents Judy Dun…

Society has grown nostalgic for simpler times. In a climate of global warming, political chicanery and Ashley Madison, it’s easy to see how one might wish for the past instead of the present. While people tend to forget that much of the good old d…

Americans never cease to love British television. Whether it’s the flirting with class distinction or the tea and gloves, the immaculate presentation, glorious formality, wonderful accents, stiff upper lip or cool society reserve, Americans enjoy …