There were more than enough smiles to go around the afternoon of Nov. 14 as the winners of the Red Stick Bicentennial Art Contest sponsored by CATS and the Red Stick Project were fêted at a Bicentennial Birthday Cake Reception at the Arts Council …
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
What a week! On one day I had breakfast and lunch with the same group of folks, and on another, I rubbed elbows with Louisiana's six living governors. We celebrated an amazing group of volunteers at a luncheon and got to meet the newest group of S…
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Forty-four teams from ExxonMobil's Baton Rouge sites squared off the morning of Oct. 27 for best pot of jambalaya bragging rights at the plant's 28th annual Capital Area United Way Jambalaya Cookoff, closing out the company's 2017 fundraising campaign.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
With a family that once owned a chain of movie theaters in small towns throughout Alabama, I was super excited when Preserve Louisiana chose "Lost & Found Theaters of Louisiana" as the theme for its Old Governor's Mansion Gala on Nov. 2. It co…
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
For 68 years, members of the Downtown Kiwanis Club have gotten up before daylight on a fall Saturday morning to flip pancakes for thousands of hungry Baton Rougeans and raise money for its various community projects. This year's event at LSU's Pet…
Saturday, November 04, 2017
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Tomorrow night is one of my favorite events — Preserve Louisiana's Old Governor's Mansion Gala. This year's event celebrates the lost theaters of Louisiana, and I can't wait to see how guests interpret the theme. This is one creative bunch of part…
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Christmas is a mere nine weeks away! That fact was made perfectly clear Oct. 18 when the Junior League held its 33rd annual Hollydays market.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Last week's party circuit had me having lunch and dinner with LSU gymnastics coach D-D Breaux and baseball coach Paul Mainieri on the same day. And then I had dinner again with D-D on another night. I gotta say, these two always step up to do what…
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Tonight's the night! The Junior League's Hollydays opens at 6 p.m. Wednesday with its Preview Party. This is a chance to be among the first to shop the 130-plus vendors featured in the three-day holiday market set up in the Raising Cane's River Ce…
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Well, we dodged another bullet when Hurricane Nate changed his course to a more easterly path. Good news for Baton Rouge, but not so much for our neighbors near the Louisiana-Mississippi state line and points east. We hope you all recover quickly!
Saturday, October 07, 2017
Women have been showing off the latest fashion on fundraiser runways for years. But when the guys get a chance to strut the runway … well, all bets are off.
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Today is my anniversary. Twenty-four years ago, I began this fabulous journey that has me partying across the greater Baton Rouge area. It has enriched my life beyond words. I have experienced things beyond my imagination, met people I would never…
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
One out of every 10 adults in our state grapples with diabetes, and more than one-third of the population is at risk for this disease. Those are staggering statistics!
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Our little taste of fall has disappeared. It seems the summertime temps and unrelenting humidity just aren't ready to pack up and go away. But since September is almost over (when did that happen?) cooler weather can't be too far away, right?
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Two of my favorite events take place over the next couple of days. BUST Breast Cancer's art bra style show takes place Thursday night at the L'Auberge Event Center and yours truly will be serving as emcee. The festivities start at 6 p.m. with a VI…
Saturday, September 16, 2017
I hit the coaching trifecta last week. I had lunch with Coach O and LSU's new basketball coach Will Wade, and later the same night, I had dinner with baseball coach Paul Mainieri. Of course, we were joined by hundreds of the coaches' biggest fans …
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Now that Labor Day has come and gone, the social scene here in the Capital City has gotten serious. There's hardly an empty day on my party calendar. To make sure you don't miss out on the fun, go to theadvocate.com and search for Pam's Party Cale…
Saturday, September 09, 2017
Saturday, September 02, 2017
The Baton Rouge Epicurean Society's two-day Fête Rouge is one of my favorite events and this year it came with a cherry on top. Former Advocate Food editor Tommy Simmons was the recipient of BRES's Grace "Mama" Marino Lifetime Achievement Award at…
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Labor Day is on the horizon, putting an end to lots of summer fun, even though fall doesn't start until Sept. 22. That said, it'll probably be the end of October before we get to experience fall-like weather.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The kids have been back in school for a week now, and the social scene is starting to heat up. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun, visit theadvocate.com and do a search for Pam's Party Calendar.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
If you look around at who sits on community boards, runs for office and steps up when leaders are needed, chances are most of them have gone through the Baton Rouge Area Chamber's Leadership Program. Started in 1985, the program's goal is to prepa…
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Gloryland Educational Resource Center held its annual awards luncheon and silent auction July 29 at Boudreaux’s. Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome was guest speaker.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Somehow, a wine tasting starring sparklings to raise money for an orchestra is just rather fitting, don't you think? That was the featured varietal at Forum 35's Uncorked event benefiting the Kids Orchestra on Aug. 3 at The Varsity Theatre.
Saturday, August 05, 2017
The dog days of August are upon us! The suffocating heat and steamy rains make us want to stay inside with the AC blasting. But school starts in a few days and as the summer winds down, the Red Stick social scene will begin to heat up. Keeping us …
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
School starts in a week! Can you believe it? But that also means football isn't far away. LSU plays BYU in Houston on Sept. 2, and Southern faces South Carolina State on Sept. 3 at Mumford Stadium. It also means Baton Rouge's fall social scene wil…
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Are you as tired of the searing heat and thunderstorms as I am? Hey, Mother Nature, give us a break! You're messing with our summer social life. Fortunately, not everything has gotten rained out. And, we can always look forward to fall, where the …
Saturday, July 22, 2017
If you've never checked out the playhouse raffled to raise money for Court Appointed Special Advocates, don't miss it this year. Just wow!
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
In 2016, Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge served almost 13,000 clients throughout its 19-parish area. The VOA staff and leadership played a huge role in making that happen. They were all together recently at the organization's annual meet…
Saturday, July 08, 2017
Good-looking guys, fine wines and a celebration of a very special group of graduates — what a great week it was in the Capital City.
Saturday, July 01, 2017
Here's hoping we all get some prime pool or beach time in July — especially for the Fourth! If you're looking for something fun to do over the holiday, come on over to my neighborhood for the annual Kenilworth Fourth of July Parade, which takes pl…
Friday, June 30, 2017
At its annual Juneteenth Celebration on June 17 at the Southern University Event Center, the Alpha Enrichment Foundation Inc. of Alpha Phi Alpha honored seven community leaders for their contributions to the community and awarded scholarships to f…
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Food seemed to be the predominant theme at last week's events, but then so much of life here revolves around breaking bread (or boiling up crawfish) with friends and family.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Saturday, June 10, 2017
The first week of June was, thankfully, a little slower, at least on the social scene. Goodness knows we've all been running nonstop from party to party over the past two months.
Saturday, June 03, 2017
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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 …