Celebrating 100 years of the Red Cross in Louisiana, two groups of debutantes and nine influential women top last week's party patrol.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Baton Rouge's busy springtime social season begins to wind down, but there are some fun events on the horizon this summer. Check them out at theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/calendar.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Another week of fun in the Capital City is now history. I mean, you can't go wrong with a little opera, a little motherly love and honoring some of our most special women.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
The spring social sprint is nearing the finish line here in the Capital City. Galas and other fundraisers are giving way to graduation celebrations and summer vacation plans, but there are still some fun events on the calendar.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there! Take a break from your whirlwind life and just have fun today. Let the kids wait on you for a change. If you were out and about at any of last week's fabulous events, I know you need a rest. They were …
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Only a few weeks until school's out for summer, and those weeks are jam packed with all kinds of events. Friday night the St. Elizabeth Foundation holds its annual gala featuring Ned Fasullo & the Fabulous Big Band Orchestra and comedian/emcee…
Saturday, May 06, 2017
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report and a political analyst for NBC News and the National Journal, had a lot to talk about at the Public Affairs Research Council's annual luncheon meeting April 21 at the Crowne Plaza. T…
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The countdown is on!! The 11th annual Dancing for Big Buddy is at 6 p.m. Saturday at LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center. All the floor table seats are sold, but there are still general admission seats up for grabs for just $10. I'll be judging th…
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Saturday, April 08, 2017
We danced and ate and donned big hats — that pretty much describes the past week's party scene, which is now in full bloom here in the Capital City. Two of my favorite events — the Baton Rouge Symphony League's Mad Hatter's Luncheon and Mary Bird …
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Five buses filled with supporters of the Baton Rouge Regional Eye Bank trekked to the New Orleans Fairgrounds March 16 for the Baton Rouge Regional Eye Bank Visionaries' annual Day at the Races fundraiser. Chaired by Margaret Rome and Vivian Frey,…
Saturday, April 01, 2017
A minor health issue derailed me and Party Line last Sunday, so I have two weeks of parties to cover this week. So, let's not waste any time and get right to the fun.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Twenty-four young women were fêted at the River Road Chapter of the National Charity League's annual Senior Soirée. A week before, a group well past its high school days was honored at a Celebration of Women.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Things have slowed down some since the beginning of Lent, but spring is a busy time here in the Capital City and so we continue to party on. If you're looking for something fun to do in the next few days, there's lots to choose from — and they all…
Saturday, March 18, 2017
For 100 years, the YMCA of the Capital Area has been enhancing the quality of life spiritually, mentally, physically and socially. From one location, the organization has grown to nine branches.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
One sure sign that spring is around the corner is the numbers of events recognizing members of our community for a variety of accomplishments and services.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Can you believe it's March? The first two months of 2017 have flown by, packed with Carnival fun and a host of other celebrations. And, spring's social calendar is filling up quickly. The YMCA celebrates 100 years of service to the community at a …
Saturday, March 04, 2017
One of the most fun things about my job is getting to experience some of the best of our city and then getting to share it with my readers. This week's column will remind you what makes Baton Rouge and its people so special.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Things were a little slower last week, a sure sign that Carnival is winding down. After all, you do have to conserve your energy for Fat Tuesday! But we did get to peek in while several of our community's dedicated volunteers and generous donors g…
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Fat Tuesday is just around the corner, bringing a close to Mardi Gras 2017. And, while things slow down a tad during Lent, there's always a party somewhere. To make sure you never miss any of the many social events taking place in the Capital City…
Saturday, February 11, 2017
In a matter of two days, the Raising Cane's River Center went from a sea of red to a pool of pink, as the American Heart Association and the Society for the Preservation of Lagniappe in Louisiana held their annual events.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Looking for some fun things to do this coming weekend? The Baton Rouge Irish Club hosts a Pub Night at Café Americain Friday night beginning at 7.
Monday, February 06, 2017
Friends who don't live here often remark how Louisianans can always find a reason to party. Who am I to argue? We can make the anticipation of baseball into a party for more than 850; we throw a white-tie ball for young women coming of age; and wi…
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Mardi Gras is in full swing here in the Capital City, with balls taking place every Saturday night until Feb. 18. That's when the city's oldest krewe, Tucumcari, holds its ball, and the Krewe of Orion takes over the River Center Exhibition Hall fo…
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Every now and then, a week's events seem to have a common theme. Last week was education, with Cox Charities and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Louisiana both hosting events.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
As his 12 years as mayor of Baton Rouge came to a close, Kip Holden presided over one last hurrah — downtown's Red Stick Revelry New Year's Eve celebration. To kick off the festivities, Visit Baton Rouge CEO Paul Arrigo presented the mayor with a …
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
As we bid farewell to 2016, Baton Rougeans celebrated — a lot. More so than usual, getting together with friends and family had restorative powers.
Saturday, January 07, 2017
It's over! Finally 2016 has come to a close, and not a moment too soon. I hope you and yours had fun ringing in the New Year. For one group of young women and their parents, the days leading up to New Year's Eve was a special time.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Happy New Year! How sweet it was to bid farewell to 2016 and usher in a new year filled with hope and the promise of better things to come.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Whew! Finally, 2016 is over. What a trying time for our community. Let us all pray that 2017 brings healing and renewed efforts as the greater Baton Rouge area moves on from the devastating events of the summer. While the shootings of July tried t…
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Well, Santa's recuperating back at the North Pole after his whirlwind Christmas trip around the world. Now we're gearing up to say goodbye to 2016, and it can't happen soon enough. I think we can all agree that this year has been fraught with enou…
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Merry Christmas! I hope Santa left you some goodies in your stocking and not switches and coal. After the year we've had here in the Capital City, it's nice to take a day to be with family and friends, exchange gifts and say a prayer or two of thanks.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Rising stars of the Greater Baton Rouge area were honored by the Business Report as the Top Forty Under 40 on Dec. 1 at the L'Auberge Event Center. They were selected on the basis on their professional and personal achievements in both business an…
Saturday, December 17, 2016
One week until Santa arrives! I hope you're ready. Me, I'm behind schedule getting the house decorated and gifts purchased because I've been too busy popping in and out of all the holiday celebrations — not that I'm complaining. It's been a blast!
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Christmas parties with friends, co-workers and fellow club members have kept Baton Rougeans hopping of late. After the year we've all experienced, it's been extra special to pause and share a cup of Christmas cheer with those who are part of our lives.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
OK, I'm now officially in the Christmas spirit. Several events last week are always guaranteed to do the trick. They've become part of my own personal holiday traditions