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
OK, so they’re bentgrass, the type used on golf course greens. But grass is grass.
Jefferson Street restaurant and pub debuts during Festival with limited menu.
The Senate Finance Committee approved the bill Wednesday, despite opponents who argued it would shut down the storefront lenders.
A measure to allow the state to implement its own, less stringent plan for limiting carbon dioxide emissions unanimously passed the Senate.
FDA to regulate e-cigarettes, Jodie Foster gets married, Vermont to require labels on genetically-modified food, and more news for today, April 24, 2014.
Thursday's Blogs from the Bog!
A push to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program as allowed under the federal health care has been overwhelmingly rejected by the Senate health committee.
See which events are taking place during INNOV8 Lafayette this Thursday.
It’s on, y’all. Fest fIND, our annual Festival International de Louisiana reader contest, is now accepting photo submissions.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Louisiana welfare recipients would be prohibited in state law from spending the federal assistance at lingerie shops, tattoo parlors, nail salons and jewelry stores, under a bill that received the support Wednesday of a House committee.
Senators will consider whether to prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job.
Rep. Joel Robideaux has delayed bill hearings and said unless a compromise can be reached, he won't bring up the legislation this session.
Once again, Lafayette Parish School Board President Hunter Beasley is focused on an issue that has nothing to do with the educational well-being of our public school children.
Fashion and music make great bedfellows
Producers, manufacturers, restaurants and chefs host roundtable and tasting
After exhausting his appeals all the way to the state Supreme Court, the owner of the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete has no legal remedy left save one: do an end run around the high court via a bill that would grandfather his “right” to keep a 550-pound tiger enclosed in a pin at his roadside business.
Louisiana poet Darrell Bourque has won the 2014 Louisiana Writer Award, given annually to recognize outstanding contributions to Louisiana's literary and intellectual life.
Drivers would have to secure dogs riding in truck beds while on interstate highways, if the Senate agrees to a bill backed by the House.
The easy one-piece way to style
Comfy feet for long days
Newsy bits for the whole fam
Don't forget: our annual Festival International contest begins Thursday! Win. Cool. Stuff.
An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity was shelved Tuesday for the legislative session.
Louisiana won't lessen its penalties for marijuana possession, keeping laws on the books that allow people to be jailed up to 20 years for repeat offenses of having the drug in hand.
State bar foundation bestows honor on founder and managing partner of NeunerPate
This Wednesday, April 23, marks the first full day of INNOV8 Lafayette.
National awards recognize outstanding achievement in leadership development and leadership programs
A federal court magistrate has issued a seven-page schedule of hearings, conferences and deadlines leading up to January’s trial aimed at determining how much money BP will owe in Clean Water Act fines as a result of its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
“This is one of the oldest divides that exists, and that divide is about the haves and the have-nots.”