I don't know what your 13th birthday party was like, but I can honestly say I've never seen a cuter bash than the one thrown by the parents of birthday girls Catherine Estoppinal, Kristen Guidry, Caroline Joseph and twins Kellie and Kristen Seaux. The entrance to Townhouse was filled with a cascade of balloons up the stairs in colors of gold, vanilla, chocolate and aqua, along with a perfectly color coordinated table of honor ' a framed pic of each girl and sign-in book for her guests. I think all of Cathedral Carmel's seventh grade class (along with a host of friends from other schools) got to see the quintet turn 13. Those in attendance included Don Oliver, Alex Stringer, Jacqueline Mills, Kate Eddie, Dominique Giosa and Emily Lerille; Mathew Flores was the perfect gentleman as he greeted each of the birthday girls with a long stem rose. Everyone danced the night away to DJ Murphree, and the cream-colored cake was not only delicious but beautiful, with a flowing aqua bow and chocolate accents featuring each girl's name. It was a night all of these teens will remember ' and the parents will have a hard time topping when these adorable girls turn into young ladies for their Sweet 16 birthdays.
Maybe it's just me, but it seems children are getting so creative with their social outings lately, and you never know when you might have an opportunity to stumble upon one of their parties. On a recent Sunday, I grabbed my ebonite bowling ball and matching ebonite bowling shoes (everything has to match) and headed to Lafayette Lanes to knock down some pins. Much to my delight, the Krewe Des Jeunes Amis was in the midst of its fall social when I arrived. This Mardi Gras krewe of young friends, including their parents, socialized for hours. Fun was had by everyone ' perhaps even more so by the parents. The krewe's motto is providing the opportunity for making new friends while renewing old friendships, and anyone in this krewe is sure to make new friends with 42 families and 64 children among its members. After four slices of pizza and a huge piece of cake, it was time for me to retire home. But I'm anxiously awaiting the krewe's 11th annual ball, "Dance to the Music," at the Grand Ballroom of Lafayette's Hotel Acadiana. There I'll dance the night away with my new, albeit younger, friends.
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A federal jury found attorney Daniel Stanford guilty Friday afternoon on eight of 13 counts for his role in the Curious Goods conspiracy.
Lafayette City-Court Judge Francie Bouillion has served on the bench for two decades since winning a special election to replace Judge Kaliste Saloom when he retired in 1994.
The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,575 rigs were exploring for oil and 338 for gas. One was listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,776 active rigs.
A crew began erecting the 25-foot mini-wheel late morning Friday in anticipation of the evening’s Hottest Night of the Year party at the park.
Frances Boothe of Nunez, who also happens to be filmmaker Stephen Meaux’s grandmother, prepares a cool-weather fave.
The magazine's senior football writer also predicts a break-out year for Saints fourth-year running back Mark Ingram.
New Iberia colonial or Broussard traditional home
The LPSB is poised and ready to move forward with the termination of Pat Cooper following a discussion Thursday with the attorney hired for the investigation of the superintendent, but a decision of this magnitude should be left up to the new board seated in January, especially with three pro-investigation board members bailing out come the new year.
Fiery style for game day
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Gulf Coast ceremonies marking the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina have begun.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says there is little known about the effects of tiger prawns on indigenous Louisiana shrimp. But, officials say the reports they're seeking will help state biologists monitor the distribution of the prawns and determine the possible presence of spawning populations.
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh rested his regulars and watched with delight as Ray Rice's backups ground out 214 yards rushing in a 22-13 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night.
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High-profile criminal defense attorney Daniel Stanford awaits his fate in the Curious Goods conspiracy trial.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is set to put the kibosh on the legal ownership of monkeys trained to help the disabled, and the agency wants to know what you think.
A federal judge on Thursday asked lawyers battling over Louisiana's new, restrictive abortion law for an agreement that apparently could let clinics stay open — at least for a while — after the law takes effect Sept. 1.
Three bedroom Port Barre cottage or three bedroom historic district Opelousas home
No laboring for shoppers this holiday
It will be next month before Gov. Bobby Jindal will likely get a chance to change the membership of a South Louisiana flood board that is suing dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
An abortion rights organization wants a federal judge to block enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law while its lawsuit to overturn the law makes its way through court.
Republican presidential prospects Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal are planning to speak at an Iowa Christian conservative event in September.
The attention surrounding Victor White III has spiked with the release of last week’s autopsy report, which has raised a number of serious questions about the night of his death and has put the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office under an increased wave of scrutiny as more national media outlets are jumping on the story, most recently seen on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show.
The Acadiana Center for the Arts and the Lafayette Economic Development Authority have announced a new artist stipend program, ArtSpark, designed to offer financial aid to local artists.
A group supporting taxpayer-funded private school tuition vouchers is appealing a federal judge's order that Louisiana must provide regular reports to federal officials on the state's voucher program.
The Discovery Channel has canceled reality TV star Will Hayden's popular "Sons of Guns" show after his arrest on an aggravated rape charge.
The LPSB will finally hear from the attorney it hired to investigate the superintendent at a special meeting Thursday at 4 p.m.
Three bedroom traditional or two bedroom Victorian cottage