Follow the money

Lafayette’s own Suzy Orman, Linda Malin, addressed the ladies at a Petroleum Club Tea on the subject of money and managing it. Malin, a certified financial planner with UBS, says “It looks hard, but it’s like a recipe. Planning to manage your money is not complicated, you follow the steps.” Taking it all in over tea was Carol Trosclair Lamson, Kathleen Williams, Kris Griffin, Jennifer Patrick, Mo Frances, Ruth Moncus and Laura Meyers. “Math is easy, people are complex,” said Malin. “But the beautiful thing is, you can put your head on the pillow at night and not worry.” Orman doesn’t say it better herself.

Prom night

Ah, to be young again and in black tie for the first time. The Breaux Bridge High School Prom was held in the commons area with Cinderella as the theme. Sarrah Castille and Caleb Fredrick reigned as royalty, and, as you can see, a good time was had by all including the chaperones. Prom is short for promenade, the formal introductory parading of guests at a party and can trace its society origins back to the 1800s, when elite colleges sought to instill etiquette and social skills in their graduating seniors. Besides, we couldn’t resist.

Patricia Gannon covers society for The Acadiana Advocate. She can be reached at or at