The Ladies of LITE chose Lafayette Townhouse for an elegant engagement dinner honoring Carolina Cruz-Neira, the center's executive director and chief scientist. You know about LITE ' that's short for The Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise, and it's located in the way-cool building on Cajundome Boulevard with the giant glass egg that changes colors at night. (You should see what it does inside!) Anyway, the theme of the party was the light of love (appropriately enough), and each guest brought a candle for Carolina and Dirk's new home. After a fabulous dinner, featuring filet mignon medallions with port wine demi-glace and white chocolate bread pudding (Carolina's favorite), the bride-to-be opened gifts with the help of her mother Maria and shared the poem or quote that accompanied each. Laurie Dieck, Linda Thurman, Mary Broussard, Margaret Watson, Kris Anticzak, Stephanie Benoit and Patti Ward were among those lighting the way to a new life together for the betrothed.
Joe Moseley and Roy Hollard are Lafayette's two newest ladies' men but before you let your imagination run wild, let Party Girl explain. The fashionable gentlemen just celebrated the grand opening of their fabulous new store for women, and what a way to show it off. It's right next door to their men's store, which has only been open for a year. Don't these guys ever rest? Their Camellia Boulevard neighbor Julie Wimmer shared in the evening of food and drink, welcoming guests into her glittering store, and across the way, Paul's Jewelry and Le MarchÃ© hosted receptions too. Party Girl couldn't have been happier. This time of year, the only thing better than a party hop is a party shop. I raise my glass to you!
Party On! ' PG
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A push to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program as allowed under the federal health care has been overwhelmingly rejected by the Senate health committee.
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It’s on, y’all. Fest fIND, our annual Festival International de Louisiana reader contest, is now accepting photo submissions.
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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.
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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.”
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
The state’s “greedy trial lawyers” haven’t scared this oil giant away.
Local boutique celebrates all things green
It took a few weeks for the pitfalls to emerge in the governor’s $25 billion budget, but the time of judgment has finally arrived.