Marcus Descant brings urban farming to Lafayette. By Nancy DeVille
It’s early Monday morning and Marcus Descant is standing proudly over his griddle. I’m sitting in the corner, secretly salivating in anticipation. Marcus is scrambling several eggs procured from his heirloom hens, right in his own backyard from which I could likely throw a rock and hit the downtown public library. He sets down my plate, and I marvel at their vibrant yellow hue; I’m instantly transported back 15 years to my Papaw’s farm.
Red, White & BOOM fills downtown with music, games and activities to celebrate Independence Day.
By Anna Purdy
Downtown Lafayette and the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra are teaming up to provide three great spots all centrally located to celebrate July 4 for the whole family.
Country superstar Vince Gill returns to Louisiana for food, fellowship and an intimate performance at the Heymann Center. By Andrea Gallo
“Authenticity, to me, is the key to any music that you’re playing,” says country music hall of famer Vince Gill, adding that regardless of the venue in which it’s played, from the Grand Ole Opry to the Heymann Center, music is an experience that transcends time and brings people together.
Thanks to a bevy of designers and two big-hearted home builders, Lafayette’s St. Jude Dream Home is move-in ready.
By Erin Z. Bass
Last year, Bryan and Sylvia McLain of McLain Homes decided to donate a lot in their Vintage Park subdivision for Lafayette’s annual St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. Despite a slow year in the real estate business, the McLains wanted to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and its mission to find cures for children with cancer free of charge to families.
One of Lafayette’s Taco Sisters turns her love of bygone beauty into a clever side business.
By Anna Purdy
Katy Richard, co-owner of Lafayette’s treasured Taco Sisters restaurant on the corner of Vermilion and Johnston streets, threads profit and posterity every time she hunts down an estate sale or flea market for the vintage brooches and other jewelry she loves so much. Katy lovingly reworks the pieces with thread and string to make new necklaces or earrings and even year-round wreaths for your house. To her, the jewelry tells tales.
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