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
Three bedroom Sunset Victorian or three bedroom Opelousas Acadian home
Louisiana designer commissioned for NYC Awards gift
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is considering whether to get involved in a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal for his attempts to undermine use of the Common Core education standards in Louisiana's public schools.
Business First Bank has announced plans for a Baton Rouge market expansion through a merger deal with American Gateway Financial Corp.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
The latest meeting of a south Louisiana flood board that stirred political turmoil with a lawsuit against the oil and gas industry is taking place amid uncertainty over the future of the lawsuit — and the board's own membership.
The photos taken nearly a mile under the Gulf of Mexico are so clear that small holes are visible in a lifeboat that may have gone down or been scuttled when a passenger ship was sunk by a Nazi submarine in 1942.
Advocate columnist and Jindal shill Quin Hillyer has been against the New Orleans levee board lawsuit from day one, but a recent piece targeting author/activist John Barry prompted the perfect rebuttal from the board’s former vice-president, who takes Hillyer to task on just about every distorted claim he’s made on the issue.
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Pat Bowlen steps down; typhoon caused Taiwan plane crash; Arizona execution botched and more national and international news for Thursday, July 24, 2014.
Thousands of people who bought health insurance through the marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul face price hikes next year that could top 10 percent.
Three bedroom traditional Lafayette home or three bedroom Breaux Bridge home
Style market slated for old Artesia
The city prosecutor has released the case file for Lafayette Parish School Board member Tehmi Chassion’s simple battery complaint against Superintendent Pat Cooper, and the seven witness statements given to police illustrate two very different scenarios.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Louisiana fell one spot in an annual national ranking of child well-being that looks at poverty, education and health access.
A federal judge has decided he doesn't need to hear more arguments in the case of a gay couple who want a Louisiana marriage license.
Saints again bring playoff aspirations into 2014 campaign.
New details in the case against the man arrested for last week’s bomb threat and bank robbery has surfaced, including a MidSouth Bank surveillance video showing the alleged suspect attempt an early-morning bank robbery.
Citing conflicting witness accounts, the city prosecutor will not pursue Tehmi Chassion’s allegation of simple battery against Superintendent Pat Cooper.
Smoked meat, fresh sides and the best boudin around
Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers opens on Johnston.
Cirque du Soleil effortlessly combines circus art with beloved Michael Jackson hits.
Kelly Guidry Open House
Parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards sued Gov. Bobby Jindal Tuesday over his actions against the multi-state standards, accusing him of illegally meddling in education policy.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
An arrest was announced this morning in connection with last week’s bomb scare at UL Lafayette.
Attorneys, judges and others interviewed by LaPolitics expect 15 to 20 district judge races this year.
"I feel like I'm under siege," an attorney said recently over drinks at Galatoire's Bistro in Baton Rouge. "We all do. Every time I turn around somebody wants a check. District attorney races. The judges. They're killing us."