With menswear-inspired footwear returning for its sophomore season, women are again embracing this trend. By Emily Henagan
Fall has finally arrived, and it’s time to tuck away those sandals and flip-flops for footwear that will flawlessly transition your wardrobe into autumn with menswear-inspired suede, nude, chunky and color-blocking pieces.
Her professional dance career derailed by scoliosis, Gina Hanchey spun her love of ballet into a vibrant new enterprise. by Emily Henagan
When Gina and Matt Hanchey transplanted their labor of love, The Ballet Académie, to the hub of downtown Lafayette, they orchestrated a simultaneous juxtaposition of classical and contemporary dance and mingled art with business. And Gina, the co-owner and instructor of the 2,400-square-foot revamped building, didn’t make the move by happenstance; she relocated her business with the kind of timed precision found in arabesques and assemblés.
Wortman Pottery is at once fine, fanciful and functional, drawing inspiration from earth and sea. By Anna Purdy
The path to Emily and David Wortman’s home is named Potters Road. It’s not a coincidence.
Open seven days a week, the Wortman Pottery showroom is a promenade of pottery, all beautiful and all original, handcrafted and worked over the wheel by David, with Emily carefully structuring the details.
FoodNet is marking a quarter century of service to the less fortunate with a new leader and a renewed focus on its core principles. By Andrea Gallo
Lemel Jones laughs as she recalls her college days when, as a “rapid train who’s out of control,” she used to wake her friends from their Saturday morning slumber to work on projects, particularly ones involving feeding the hungry. While the people she inspires to volunteer may have changed over the years, her attitude of service and love for reaching out to the community are permanent.
For more than five decades, Mike and Andrée Stansbury have enjoyed a passionate love affair — with each other and with their art. By Anna Purdy
In this world of mawkish sentimentality — think Anne Geddes or Thomas Kincade — modern art can feel sterile and unmoving. This isn’t so of Mike and Andrée Stansbury’s work. Minerals, woods and everyday synthetics like aluminum are twisted, chiseled and molded until they speak. “The only difficulty,” says Andrée, “is knowing when to stop.”
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