This IND Styler loves a fashionable dynamic duo. And last night at Palates and Pate there wasn’t a shortage. The fete for Acadiana Outreach Center at The Victorian started with delish eats in the aged home in Broussard (it was all about the Charley G’s turtle soup apparently) before the crowd headed to the sparkling tent.
Richard Young was on hand with promises that certain pieces of this set up were but a preview of his epic Christmas party bash we’ve just penned on our calendars. Speaking of all that glitters: Erica Courtney. The celeb fav jewelry designer (trunk show at kiki today, by the way) looked beautiful in a black dress. At least I think it was black. This IND Styler is still seeing spots after getting a good look at the 11 carat Mandarin garnet ring Erica was sporting. Her sister (and artist) Cezanne Nails was lovely as ever in a black and white dress with sparkling black flowers. On the arm of uber talent Carl Groh in a dapper suit, Cezanne and Carl were quite the artful combo. Kiki Frayard was the lady in red in a demure little dress and sexy heels while daughter Katie Culbert was boho chic.
In the way of fashionable platonic pairs, there are few that do the scene like Stephen Barker and gal pal Victoria Toups. Mr. Barker wore sparkling loafers and a bow tie of his own creation while Victoria was that combination of thoughtful dresser and effortless in lux pants, metallic top and sexy cool jacket. IND’s own Jenna Fontenot was a doll in a beret with her sexy smart girl red glasses (you know how I feel about hats) while her sis was sexy funky in leopard print.
Ryan Rogers of exboyfriendmaterial.com was as interesting in person as he is on the page (err, online) and a lucky fellow with beauties Amber Champion (amaze in lace trimmed black) and Lindsay Mallia (fabulous in leather) on each side. But it was perhaps Jimmy Mallia that outdid them all in a dashing suit and bow tie. Proof that looking the gent is anything but boring.
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NOV 21 Bobby Jindal is headed to Iowa again, the Des Moines Register reports here. The paper outlines what's going on with Bobby's non-campaign for president, and there's a lot of stuff here -- too bad none of it sounds like somebody running Louisiana. Hey, wasn't that the job he wanted?
NOV 21 The end of the term has come for the grand jury investigating a lucrative Medicaid contract and a former state health official's ties to the company that won it, the Advocate reports here, but that doesn't mean the investigation into this stinkiness is over. There are still some things to look into, the lead prosecutor says.
NOV 21 With the passage of two amendments to Louisiana's much-amended constitution (it has been amended almost 200 times now) higher education has an even bigger target on its collective back, columnist Jim Beam opines in this post. Higher ed used to share the spotlight with health care, but that has changed, he says.
NOV 21 Here's a weird one: The Louisiana Cannabis Industry Association has endorsed Bill Cassidy for the U.S. Senate. Apparently, Mary Landrieu said she wouldn't consider support of medical marijuana but Cassidy said he would, WWL reports here.
NOV 21 Solange Knowles, possibly best-known for assaulting her brother-in-law in an elevator while wearing an ugly dress after the Met Ball, got married in the Marigny Opera House this past weekend, the New York Times reports here. Knowles, who has a house in the Faubourg Marigny district and owns a boutique in the Quarter, married Alan Ferguson.
NOV 21 This post on the Fuel Fix blog outlines a $1.4 billion move announced this week by the Apache Corp. that includes the sale of assets in south Louisiana. The company's interests in more than 90,000 acres in south Louisiana are some of the assets being sold, the post reports.
NOV 21 One (possible) positive from Hurricane Katrina is a comprehensive zoning ordinance for New Orleans. Nine years later, we're getting closer to that being finalized, but the current version has some problems. Here's the latest in a series of posts on The Lens in which residents give their views of the draft; this one is more amusing than most.
NOV 21 The new NOLA smoking ordinance is going to harsh your (nicotine) buzz, man. This post on Gambit outlines the high (or low, as the case may be) points: it includes electronic cigarettes and hookahs in its bans; eliminates smoking within 25 feet of any building's public entrance and in any public space - or near any public space - operated by the city.
NOV 20 Politico reports here that Bobby Jindal won't be kept out of the presidential race by anyone else's candidacy. (If he's running, which he's not, 'cause he's not done prayin' on it) So he's not interested in who is running, or what the polls say, or how much money he's got? K.
NOV 20 NOLA Defender's Tiny Daiquiri has a little fun with Bobby Jindal's Meet the Press appearance in this post. Bobby is still prayin' on whether or not he'll run for the job he's been running for over the past three years, Tiny says.
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