Ladies in red and gents with subtle red details were the order of the evening at the UL Spring Gala. The event at the Alumni House had its fair share of dames in demure colors as well — soft pinks and pretty greens that harken spring’s blooming buds and the lush gardens where a tent was erected for partygoers ready to have a seat, enjoy some delicious fare and honor the Mosing family. The Savoies were both on point in their Cajun crimson: First lady of UL was stunning in a shorter red dress and red lips while UL President Joe Savoie donned bold red-detailed shoes. We spotted some lovely black jumpsuits in the trend department and a few gents in seersucker suits perfect for cocktail done al fresco.
1. Keith and Alice Mosing, and Frank and Tracy Neuner
2. Naomi and Mike Maraist
3. Brad and Leah Mosing, and Alice and Keith Mosing
4. Linda and Odie Terry
5. Jaclyn Bridges and Kirk Bacon
6. Ragen and Mike Rice
7. Ashleigh Landry and Brooke Fontenot
8. Von Champagne, and Angela and Ben Thibeaux
9. Danika Arenibas, Anne Poirot and Lindsey Sutterfield
10. Beth and Jeremy Trahan
11. Collin and Nicole Wynne
12. John Fenstermaker, Denise Martin, and Jacqueline and Marc Broussard
13. Larry Lanclos, Andre Broussard, Rebecca Bernhard and Courtney Lanclos
14. Cye and Laura Courtois, Chad and Carol Ann Trahan, Monica and Troy Theriot, and Cindy and Todd Trahan
La Carreta, Saul Rubio’s Louisiana-based chain of Mexican eateries, debuted its new Jefferson Street restaurant April 22. Frozen margaritas — strong and delicious — are also available in strawberry or mango, or opt for a traditional (or top shelf or suprema) on the rocks. When it comes to the food, Party Girl definitely recommends you get something with pork in it, like the tacos al pastor. La Carreta doesn’t take shortcuts on slow-cooking and shredding the pork with onions, and it’s apparent. For those of you watching your girlie figures, go for the ceviche — it’s mahi-mahi marinated with lime served with avocado and is a much lighter way to start a Mexican meal than queso or nachos.
1. George Graham and Odie Terry (seated)
2. Saul Rubio, and Simone and Jim Foreman and son James
3. Andy Burrell, Robyn Holbrook, Robin Hebert and Amber LeBleu
4. Jorge Oseguera, Stephanie Giron and Saul Rubio
5. Bridgette Brooks, Kathy Stuart and Saul Rubio
A group of Festival International’s founding board met up at POUR in River Ranch April 18 to enjoy drinks and a special Rhythms on the River fundraiser for Fest. POUR offered a bottle of The Prisoner to the first person to accurately identify the festival’s founding executive committee members (pictured in the poster founders signed at the gathering). With a little help from Philip Gould, Jill Laroussini nailed this mid-1980s group: Michael Doucet, Julie Calzone, Taylor Rock, Sally Herpin, Cathy Webre, Phillipe Gustin, Herman Mhire, Phil Lank, Donnie Robin, Tina Girouard, Herbert Wiltz and Lyn Bertuccini. Thanks to all of you for your efforts all those years ago.
1. Sally Herpin, Cherry Fisher May, Lyn Bertuccini, Herman Mhire, Taylor Rock and Julie Calzone
2. Lyn Bertuccini
3. Cherry Fisher May and Karen Daigle
4. Herman Mhire signing the poster
5. Karen Daigle and Sally Herpin
6. Julie Calzone
Local and state agents Thursday night raided The Keg, the popular college bar located in the area known as The Strip, leading to the (at least) temporary closure of the venue.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, April 18, 2014:
Friday's Blogs from the Bog!
Time and time again, the Lafayette Parish School Board shows an overwhelming tendency toward idiocy, but Wednesday night’s contentious discussion over Northside High School’s teen mother program tops the list of dumb discussions.
C & C Technologies, HIT Fitness, R3 Sciences, the Acadiana Symphony Association and the United Way of Acadiana recognized for innovation.
“The accomplishment of this goal within the next ten years is not only critical for the region to effectively compete with other regions for residents and businesses, but also to provide an amenity for everyone in Acadiana to enjoy.”
Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra has decided to end its traditional Independence Day spectacular known as Red White & Boom.
Under the deal, Teche shareholders would get 1.162 shares of IberiaBank for each share of Teche stock.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
State wildlife and fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old man accused of stealing crawfish.
An East Feliciana Parish lawmaker has jettisoned his proposal to make it harder for a condemned prisoner to appeal a death sentence.
Senators advanced a proposal Wednesday that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers to be public policy, despite concerns it would introduce political meddling into state flood protection.
The must have pieces this season
Dave Perkins, LCG Comp Plan honored along with local architects and designers at the 2014 INDesign Awards
Greg Manuel’s Lafayette-based residential development company is taking advantage of exponential industrial growth in Lake Charles.
Longtime Lafayette retailer ventures online.
It’s not how aggressive or conservative you are — it’s planning for risk that matters most.
Thanks to cutting-edge digital technology, more and more consumers are banking on ATMs and mobile phones.
Regional bank bids farewell to Downtown May 30
ABiz takes a look back at the most noteworthy moments for the local banking industry over the last year.
Most experts say short-term interest rates will be unchanged through 2014, but long-term rates are inching up.
Largest recruitment event in Acadiana returns May 21 to the Cajundome Convention Center
A lawyer’s ad should only be a starting point, as there is much more to consider when seeking quality representation.
Thanks to the inaugural 2012 INNOV8, a design for lifting heavy objects was brought to market.
The annual juried competition recognizes excellence in architecture, interior design and historic preservation in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes.
Cypress Bayou GM hosts open house.
New hires, promotions, transfers in Acadiana business
The scion of a landmark Four Corners restaurant climbs back into Lafayette’s culinary scene as franchisee for a popular burger chain.