Despite all of Lafayette's hurricane-related activity, people are still having birthdays, dinners and banquets. Greg Daigle's 36th birthday party at Coyote Blues included more than 40 guests for dinner, followed by a night of dancing downtown. Friends Katie Ferguson and Terri Broussard hosted the fÃªte and also brought in a chocolate cake with raspberry preserve and whipped chocolate icing drizzled with fudge from Crystal Weddings Bakery. The cake was almost as sweet as Greg's friends gathering to celebrate! The Young Lawyers Association also got together recently to install new officers and chairpersons at the IberiaBank Tower. Food by iMonelli and a martini bar made for quite a gathering.
And reminding us that it's never too early to begin preparing for Mardi Gras, the Krewe of Xanadu recently held an announcement dinner at River Oaks in preparation for the season. Xanadu's theme this year is "Some Like It Hot!" and the event announced "hot" plans. Kim Bartels is the 2006 queen and looked the part in a hot pink, rhinestone-studded gown. Bruce Bartels is a royal consort, and Captain Naomi Maraist is preparing for her role as "Elvisa" Presley, a hunk of burnin' love. Other stars include Alison Howard as "Hot Spot," a Las Vegas showgirl, Jackie Robeck as "Firecracker" and Margaret Trahan as "Hot Off the Press." Party Girl will toast to that!
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