The only thing Party Girl loves better than Tinsel & Treasures is the fabulous preview party the Junior League throws each year to kick off the weekend of great buys. Roxanne Graham and Linda Terry dashed right past the hors d'ouevres tables and into the shopping fray. Others preferred to mix and mingle, including Louis and Lisa Pizzolatto, Bob Pastor, Mickey and Sonja Comboy, Carol Vidrine and Bobby Bergeron. The shopping was fast and furious, but plenty was left for record-setting sales throughout the weekend. Congrats to the League for another fabulous fund raiser!

Party Girl missed a wonderful evening at Lucky Mud Pottery ' wine, food and fun, Party Girl's top three obsessions. Despite the rainy day weather conditions, 200 people joined the celebration on Leonie Street. "It was an evening of fun and friends, art and soul," says owner Lori Sibley. Congratulations to Lucky Mud Pottery and owners Lori and husband Kenneth Bouy for four years in business and a new location. And while we all know how important location is for a business, for Party Girl, where's there's art, people and food, location really doesn't matter. Not only did Party Girl find out Lucky Mud Pottery offer classes and ceramic supplies, but the studio also has a wide variety of sculpture, pottery, photography, jewelry, iron and wood furniture. With Christmas around the corner and Party Girl's wish list growing (who better than me to buy what I really want for Christmas), this will be another place to shop this season.

For Party Girl, late summer has been exciting, with lots of shopping, launch parties and learning about community outreach groups such as the Cajun Invasion. It is Louisiana's first cancer survivor dragon boat team, which is operated exclusively for charitable purposes that focus on educating and counseling breast cancer survivors and their families. (October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.) Nine members of the "Cajun Invasion" participated in the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 9, and won the first place trophy in the Breast Cancer Survivor category. "Our team members are comprised of breast cancer survivors and supporters of breast cancer, which just about includes all of us here on earth," says team member Neppie Landry. "We are paddling for a cure. We are here to awaken the dragon from within ourselves regardless of age or athletic ability." In October the local team will again show its Cajun spirit when it joins Susan B. Koemen Race for the Cure teams in Houston for another competition. Good luck team! A rumor is circulating that Cajun Invasion is lobbying to add this kind of event to the Miles Perret Cancer Center's Games of Acadiana. Now that would be a blast. I'll keep you posted.

Party On! - PG

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