Most flowers fade to a mere wilted memory. But the new bracelets, necklaces and earrings at Little Town in the Oil Center have the kind of flower power to keep on blooming day after day. Shiny silver gridded petals and Swarovski crystal centers add sparkle to daytime casual or evening elegance. The stretchy, bead-covered elastic band makes the bracelet a snap to wear. And the best part is the price: earrings $16, bracelet $28 and necklace $38. Call Little Town at 268-9499 for more info. — Mary Tutwiler
You know it’s a serious sandwich by the grease stains on the paper wrapping, a window to the messy goodness that awaits. Olde Tyme Grocery’s pot roast poboy is back, ready to reclaim its title as pound-for-pound the best roast beef sandwich in Lafayette. Challengers are withering away: it’s hard to compete with this beefed-up, slow-cooked, served in its own gravy chuck roast. The pot roast poboy is available for a limited time for just $5.95 plus tax. Call Olde Tyme at 235-8165. — Nathan Stubbs
Planet Beach is known for giving people that hot, tanned bod all year round, but it also has a skincare line that keeps your face vibrant, toned and wrinkle free in the process. PB Spa Holistic Skincare Solutions uses natural ingredients in its products to give you a beautiful glow without the harshness of chemicals. It has products ranging from a polish that contains volcanic ash and menthol to a refreshing face mist that has peppermint and aloe vera. My personal favorite is its “Energize” Serum. It is made with estherified Vitamin C, an anti-oxidant, and squalane and glycerin to keep skin supple and moisturized. It also stimulates skin’s essential collagen and elastin while reducing those unappealing fine lines and wrinkles that all us ladies are striving to prevent, especially with that excruciating Louisiana sun constantly beating down on our pretty little faces. And as a nice bonus — it smells like a delicious orange creamscicle! The Energize Serum is $46, and the rest of the PB Skincare line is available at Planet Beach, 340 Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite F. Call 504-5742 for more info. — Maria Capritto
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.